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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

5,134 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,134
Reviews: 1,943
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 271
Gots: 554 | 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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4.05/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Date: 9/15/14
Location: DeCicco's Pelham
Draught/Bottle: Bottle
Glassware: Snifter

Appearance: Very light orange in color, clear and easy to see through. The beer lets in lots of light. Very strong carbonation. Big frothy white head with decent retention. Little to no cling in the glass while the drink is being imbibed.
Aroma: The aromas are mild in comparison to the other pumpkin beers I've tried this summer and fall. I get nice aromas of allspice, clove, nutmeg. The pumpkin seems to come out very nicely as well. Brown sugar also plays a nice role.
Taste: A very mellow blend of the spices and pumpkin comes together. Something is hitting me close to vanilla but in reality it is probably sugars (brown). The malts play a simple role as well.
Mouthfeel: Light Medium to medium in body with Medium to medium high carbonation. This is a perfect example of a refreshing fruit beer. The carbonation is a bit on the high side but still very nice.

KornWallace, Monday at 05:28 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Poured from an ice cold bottle into a glass. They changed the label into a better one but I don't have a twat or no wait a tweet so I cant show you a picture.

A nice golden pumpkin color with slight carbonation. I gave it an aggressive pour and got a four finger head, never complain about too much head fellas.

I'm getting a light fresh smell but nothing flavor or sent wise, odd.

It has a pleasant mouth fell, just what you would expect for an ale, not bitter and I'm getting a big punch of spice.

It has a nice pumpkin flavor , could be stronger but nice hints of spice and cinnamon.

Overall it is a nice seasonal beer, I'm a big fan of Dogfish Head. I wish it had a stronger pumpkin flavor but overall its a winner, and with an ABV of 7% its a nice sipper that will get you were you want to go.

bleedsblu, Sunday at 08:32 PM
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 5,134 ratings.