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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

4,805 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,805
Reviews: 1,916
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 234
Gots: 373 | 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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Dirrk


4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-10-2012 01:00:06 | More by Dirrk
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JacobMutberg

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-09-2012 16:17:46 | More by JacobMutberg
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hacker1892

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-09-2012 01:49:45 | More by hacker1892
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pogoowner

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-09-2012 01:26:15 | More by pogoowner
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Mikecap

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

10-08-2012 23:47:15 | More by Mikecap
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BillMueller

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

10-08-2012 23:20:54 | More by BillMueller
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Timmyg128

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

10-08-2012 22:01:12 | More by Timmyg128
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Myst

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-08-2012 21:29:07 | More by Myst
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socon67

New York

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
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tcsather


4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-08-2012 19:20:54 | More by tcsather
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JimmyCop

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-08-2012 14:26:09 | More by JimmyCop
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jslice99

New York

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
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blmar311

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

10-08-2012 03:03:33 | More by blmar311
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mmmaaattt

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-08-2012 01:45:12 | More by mmmaaattt
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Peyton5410

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

10-08-2012 00:30:58 | More by Peyton5410
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phishsihq

Colorado

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...

Cheers!

10-08-2012 00:28:22 | More by phishsihq
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xabyss

Ohio

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
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mhales34

New Jersey

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
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PaulsBrew

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

10-07-2012 18:25:40 | More by PaulsBrew
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xdtfx

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-07-2012 17:39:06 | More by xdtfx
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -62%

10-07-2012 16:02:40 | More by Rekrule
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truesolution

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

10-07-2012 05:36:19 | More by truesolution
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-07-2012 05:16:21 | More by JeffTheJuice
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GeckoPunk

Connecticut

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
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Greenis

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

10-07-2012 00:47:16 | More by Greenis
Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 4,805 ratings.