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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

5,823 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,823
Reviews: 1,991
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 303
Gots: 813 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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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Photo of rdooley
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

rdooley, Oct 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

mikefuski17, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of JGlitz87
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A:Clear Copper color with no head.

S: Smell is more malt than pumpkin. Hints of hop and pumpkin, but the malt and brown sugar dominate the smell.

T: Surprisingly hoppy profile. The pumpkin is there, but it is not abundant. To me this is more of a malty ale than a pumpkin ale. Sweetness from the sugar and hints of pumpkin compliment the malty profile.

F: Medium body and a medium to high level of carbonation

O: Good, and better than most pumpkin ales I have had. Waiting to try Pumpkinatora and Pumpking, but this does not quite match the flavor of Whole Hog Pumpkin. Good, but not quite worth the price and slight hassle to track down IMO.

JGlitz87, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of rawfish
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange amber, glowing and clear with a slight parched white head. Tight bubbles and lacing left on the glass with average retention.

Clean grains, hay and a bit of toast. Slight aroma of Autumn spices, lemon zest, nutmeg, cinnamon and fleshy pumpkin that grows as the beer sits. Slight metallic and herbal hop aroma present but fades as the beer warms.

Relatively clean malt bill with some caramel malt and sweet bread. Spices of cinnamon, brown sugar and clove. Pumpkin is barely detectable in the flavor. Enough grassy light lemon citrus hops there to keep the taste balanced and bright.

Medium bodied and balanced. Active carbonation and very drinkable.

A balanced and refined pumpkin ale. Highlights spices and the clean malt bill more than the pumpkin. Look forward to this one every year.

rawfish, Oct 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Noonan425, Oct 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Vonhinx, Oct 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

cdwil, Oct 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Kcman91, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

parksed24, Oct 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

KJ2013, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

alwaysplayin, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

shortkut, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Andonato, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

NastyNate11, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Jas45678, Oct 04, 2013
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2/5  rDev -49.2%

JLapadura, Oct 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Crafts_and_recreation, Oct 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

razorsdescent, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Gagnonsux, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

SaisonSF, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

joeponte, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

vnanjun1, Oct 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

BlesstheHarvest, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

TechBrew, Oct 03, 2013
Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 5,823 ratings.