Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.05/5 rDev +2.5%
A - Orange color, with an eggshell foam that settles fast. Very clear look. Slight carbonation.
S - Good smell of genuine pumpkin; no fake smell. Also, the pumpkin spices are less dominant than the actual pumpkin smell. Another good quality.
T - Great taste of pumpkin, caramel, nutmeg, and cinnamon. A more subdued beer of the style that focuses on the overall beer quality and less on over-spicing the brew.
M - Might be the most sessionable pumpkin beer out there. Feels light for the style and does not leave a spicy aftertaste.
O - For people who like a traditional version of the style and not over the top. Who would think that DFH would make a really good beer that isn't extreme for the style? Easily a fall favorite.
10-08-2012 21:24:57 | More by socon67
4.5/5 rDev +13.9%
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.
A- Copper, orange in color with a white two finger head.
S-Nutmeg and cinnamon. Also some sweet pumpkin, it has a great smell.
T-Perfectly balanced between the spice and pumpkin also a little bit of sweetness to it.
M- Medium mouthfeel with some carbonation.
Overall, this is a great pumpkin ale. I will definately buy this again and i highly reccomend this.
10-08-2012 05:07:28 | More by jslice99
3.38/5 rDev -14.4%
We do not get into the pumpkin beer all that much, but this is on
e that we do really enjoy. Dogfish Head Punkin pours a clear, burnt orange and is capped by an inch of off-white head. A little pumpkin shows through in aromas dominated by spicy nutmeg and brown sugar. The flavors follow the nose fairly well, with the pumpkin a tad more noticeable on the pallet. Hints of caramel and alcohol are also present. Medium in both body and carbonation, Punkin is somewhat hefty, weighing in at 8% ABV. 'Tis the season...
10-08-2012 00:28:22 | More by phishsihq
3.75/5 rDev -5.1%
A: Pours deep pumpkin orange with perhaps half a fingers' worth of white foamy head. After an initially flurry of carbonation, the body looks fairly placid and transparent.
S: Much more spice than pumpkin, but pumpkin's there. Cinnamon and clove in particular stick out. Tiny malts underneath.
T: Like the nose, not much pumpkin. The spices are pretty well balanced but subtle. I want more punch. Not as sweet as other pumpkin ales. If you don't like the sweetness in other examples of the style, you might like this. A good amount of cinnamon sticks out. There's a tiny touch of heat in the finish, along with a tiny touch of pumpkin.
D: A bit sharp on the carbonation for my tastes, but goes down super smooth for a 7% brew.
O: There's better pumpkin ales out there, methinks. Still, a tasty treat.
10-08-2012 00:16:02 | More by xabyss
4.18/5 rDev +5.8%
Punkin Ale is a very good pumpkin style beer. You have the hoppy character that is prevalent in all Dogfish Head brews and you can taste the spices usually found in a good pumpkin pie. The flavor of pumpkin is not in your face by any means but it is a great representation of a fall beer.
10-07-2012 20:44:39 | More by mhales34
4.1/5 rDev +3.8%
Although I'm not a big Pumpkin beer drinker, I've probably had about a dozen or so and can certainly tell by now the difference between a good pumpkin beer and one that isn't.
I will start by saying that when it comes to rating beer, the most important factor to me boils down to one question. "Would I buy this beer again?".
Hands-down, no doubt, I would certainly buy Dogfish Head's Punkin again.
This beer is not too watered down. It has a great malty backbone to it. It is not too spiced-up. There is a great foundation of pumpkin flavor without being obnoxious. I could drink more than one in a sitting.
I think it is one notch below Southern Tier's PumpKing, but it remains highly respected in my choice of pumpkin beers.
Second most important factor rating beer: I would certainly recommend this beer to others.
10-07-2012 03:36:59 | More by GeckoPunk
Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
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