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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,891 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,891
Reviews: 1,996
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 309
Gots: 833 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. We brew our Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, organic brown sugar and spices. As the season cools, this is the perfect beer to warm up with.

28 IBU

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 09-26-2002)
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - A nice medium coppery color with visible carbonation and a brief ivory foam.

S - Nose greets with unmistakable spiciness of cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon over hints of banana and apricot.

T - Modestly sweet malts with more of the same spice tones, just enough of a hop profile to keep it balanced.

M - Decently smooth texture with a hint of flabbiness around the edges.

O - Not a bad rendition of this specialty style, definitely worth a try.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of cambabeer
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty fast dissipating head on a amber colored body. This beer really does smell like the holidays. Malty smell followed by spices and pumpkin pie. The taste is the same. Rich and deep malt flavor with with a nice alcohol middle and a spicy sweet finish. Great beer for the holiday season.

Photo of Illmaticzx
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- clear dark pinkish/ orange tint, one finger head dissapates fairly quick

S - sweet, spices, brown sugar, hint of pumkin

T- brown sugar, all spice, pumpkin, subdued hops, really nice sweet after taste that lingers pleasantly, alcohol blends nicely, nicely balanced flavors overall

M- creamy, moderate carbonation, medium body, very much an ale

O- My first pumpkin beer that I enjoyed, i like how balanced and easy drinking it is, loved the smooth sweet after taste, thought it could use a bit more pumpkin flavors in the forfront. If there are other pumpkin beers as good or better I may need to give more pumkin beers a chance.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 5,891 ratings.