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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

5,602 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,602
Reviews: 1,972
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 295
Gots: 730 | FT: 6
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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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

ThirstyHrothgar, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, brown colored with a short white head that lingers leaving some lacing, clear

S: light hops, spice, nutmeg, clove, sweet

T: light pumpkin, sweet, some spice, nutmeg, clove, finish bitters

M: light to medium body, good carbonation

O: nice flavor without being over the top, a good brown ale

M_C_Hampton, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of RinZo
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

RinZo, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of cleve00
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am pleased with this Pumpin Ale.

Going in to the Fall season (which I love) with the promise of family get-togethers at Thanksgiving and Christmas as well as Football games and all things associated with Fall and early Winter.

I am amending my initial review to include a more comprehensive and deserving description but before I do, I wanted to say thanks to Dogfish Head for this offering:)
Pours with moderate carbonation to an offwhite head.
Smell is of pumkin spice not overwhelming but inviting "saying welcome to the table".
Taste is of Pumpkin pie spices very well balanced so that the taste mirrors it. I can definetly taste the pumpkin.

Not at all overly sweet, but I must say 1 beer is enough at a "sitting"
ABV is camouflaged perfectly but you do feel lulled into serenity after, ( just like unbuttoning the pants and loosening the belt after eating the Thanksgiving feast).

Very nice experience if this is your first Pumkin Ale.

Thanks DFH! Props!!! If you ever need a taster let me know!

cleve00, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

dmorgan310, Sep 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

lizisdelirious, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

MidloRapid, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

erialbill, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Father_Raybob
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Medium amber with red tint. Bright and clear beer. Tan colored strong head that persists through the first third of a pint and then reduces to very nice lacing.

Nose - Fresh Cut Pumpkin, Coriander and a bit of malt. Clean smell.

Taste - Great big fresh pumpkin wave that is followed by brown sugar, allspice, gentle cloves and a pleasantly dry and bitter finish. I am left wanting another sip after every last sip.

Overall - Wonderfully sessionable beer from DFH. I paired it with a Pecan Sticky Bun that my wife and I split; very tasty. This is not an over-the-top beer; rather, it is nicely balanced.

Father_Raybob, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

still_thedragon, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Patches826, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

mspeese, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Lucoli, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Jacob007, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of Duesler
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Duesler, Sep 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

-NESTO-, Sep 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Coduhhh, Sep 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Halcyon, Sep 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

kevgod, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of Cubatobaco
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - reddish color with a golden hue. Pours a 1/2" head that falls to a thin, white frothy ring around the glass. Very clear allowing me to see objects clearly on the other side of the glass. Lacing is splotchy with great carbonation.

S - large amounts of bread followed by vanilla, allspice, and a light body of pumpkin. A little lack luster on the nose in regards to other pumpkin ales that have released this year.

T - very earthy. Within the major flavor is bread, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and, of course, pumpkin. I do enjoy the brown sugar sweetness. A finish of black tea.

M - light/medium bodied with a dryness on the finish. It's clean and gives off an enjoyable spice.

O - this is not my cup of tea...or beer, but I can enjoy it for what it is. This is very well made and would highly recommend to someone wanting to try pumpkin ales. This is a high end example.

Cubatobaco, Sep 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

DCocco86, Sep 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

e30todamax, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Metalaero, Sep 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

bf7, Sep 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

user785335, Sep 10, 2013
Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 5,602 ratings.