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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

5,811 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,811
Reviews: 1,988
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 302
Gots: 806 | 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%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.1/5  rDev +4.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Not as heavy on the pumpkin as I expected. Not bad.

CA_Jim, Nov 07, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +5.6%

jessealmlie, Nov 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

355ml Bottle brought home to me from Virginia, USA:
Clear, bright amber to copper with a bubbly white lacing that covers the surface.

Lots of spice initially with pumpkin notes & sweetness. The alcohol content is well hidden & the aroma is well balanced with some bread but is the spices that dominate with cinnamon, nutmeg & various others featuring.

Spicy with some cinnamon & nutmeg alongside the sugar & pumpkin, there's a strong malt presence with bread & background fruits as well. Some hops make an appearance with hints of alcohol but these aren't the strongest with toasted malts & background fruits at the end.

Medium bodied with above average carbonation & a nice spicy feel to the beer that was tangy & had a good balance. The beer was quite easy to drink & smooth with a dry finish.

Easily the best pumpkin beer I've tried thus far & an excellent all round offering that falls short of being a classic but is very drinkable. Starting off quite spicy, I was initially fearful that this one would end up like some other pumpkin beers I've tried (namely Pumpkinhead from Brewdog) but thankfully this one was a lot more balanced & enjoyable, definitely one I'd pick up each year if it were available here in the UK.

flyingpig, Nov 06, 2014
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Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 5,811 ratings.