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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

5,815 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,815
Reviews: 1,988
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 303
Gots: 809 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

swedishmailman, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

TheDoak, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

mc4z, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Fergyx825
3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: a dark amber ale, with some head on the pour. There remains some head on the edge of the glass, while the beer bubbles furiously from the bottom. A little bit darker than expected from a pumpkin ale.

Smell: my nose is filled with pumpkin and spices upon smelling this beer. It doesn't smell as sweet or promising as the others. I feel as if i can also smell the carbonation of the beer. I can also tell its going to be higher in alcohol content than most.

Taste: A very spice filled taste when it comes to my first few sips. You can most definitely taste the pumpkin in this beer, but its not so sweet as some of the other pumpkin beers. There is alot of spice also noted when tasting. Not what i'd expect when i think pumpkin beer, but i'm not disappointed.

Mouthfeel: A thicker beer, with a medium to light carbonation. Makes for a really good combo. Also i feel that as it goes down my throat that it feels creamy, which i enjoy.

Overall: I have always held dogfish as one of the premier breweries in the states, and i remember this beer from a long time ago. I have been looking forward to it for a while, and i'm not disappointed but i come away wanting more. Good taste with great mouth feel. This is a good beer, it just doesn't do everything other than mouthfeel excellently.

Fergyx825, Sep 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

GFish, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

raffy313, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

allenson21, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

callmeoz, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

mendvicdog, Sep 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Eastside151, Sep 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Swift989, Sep 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Stugotzo, Sep 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Radiosox, Sep 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

George1005, Sep 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

timoteo833, Sep 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

MarkGutz, Sep 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Chevelle66, Sep 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Ryandlackey_1, Sep 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

EGolfer4, Sep 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

ste5venla, Sep 26, 2013
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

mattsucks, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of YieldToNothing
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

really enjoying this one. smells lovely...a medley of brown sugar and cinnamon...and i'm feeling a little bit of a marzen smell in there. smells kinda sweet, but definitely not overly so.
tastes great too, not too sweet. the flavors you want out of a pumpkin ale are there, they just don't attack you which happens with a lot of pumpkin beers (which is why i think its such a polarizing genre)

anyway, i'd say even if you don't like pumpkin beers, this one is worth a shot.

YieldToNothing, Sep 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

carlitos92, Sep 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

ChrisKayler, Sep 26, 2013
Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 5,815 ratings.