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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

5,653 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,653
Reviews: 1,974
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 297
Gots: 751 | 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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Re-review 10/11/14:

Dogfish Head's Punkin Ale. 7% ABV.

A: Not a lot of head. Half a pinky nails width, if that. Lacing is decent, but does not hold at all. Decent amount of sheeting. Pumpkin-y orange-amber; nice and clear. Pale grey-yellow in the dimple. Bubbles have a nice sparkle.

S: Light pumpkin puree. Pie crust spice. Slight clove, even less cinnamon. Faint pumpkin skin.

T/MF: More pumpkin skin. Mild hop, though it still over powers any spice notes. Maybe, a hint of clove.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

Scoring unchanged.

Original Review:

Dogfish Head Punkin Ale. A brown ale brewed with pumpkin and pumpkin spices (brown sugar, all spice, cinnamon, nutmeg). 7% ABV.

Appearance: Nice haze coming out of the bottle. Almost two fingers of head. Quickly fades to half then slows. Beer has a nice, bright sienna coloring.

Smell: Pumpkin puree. Very faint oakiness.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Right away, I taste the clove! A bit of bitter pumpkin flavor. Nutmeg towards the finish. A slight cinnamon burn towards the front.

Not bad, but certainly not as good as people's ravings would lead me to believe.

Drinking from a clear beer mug. 12 oz. bottle.

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Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 5,653 ratings.