Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

5,900 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,900
Reviews: 1,998
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 310
Gots: 847 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
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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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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.9%

Photo of twosheds
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The orange color really works for a pumpkin beer.

Smells very much like pumpkin pie spices with some slight maltiness.

Malty brown sugar and caramel flavors with some nice blending of pumpkin pie spices. The spices become more prominent the more I drink it and linger for a while after each sip.

Has a lighter mouthfeel and quite a bit of carbonation that gets in the way of the pumpkin pie aspect of the beer for me.

This is one of the better offerings in this style, but doesn't quite match the quality of my favorite pumpkin beers. Although, I do think I could drink a few of these before getting overwhelmed by the pumpkin pie spices like many of the pumpkin beers around.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.64/5  rDev +17.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Gajo74
4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

What a fantastic beer by hands down one of the best if not the best breweries in America. Pours a beautiful autumn orange color. I drank it from a big wine glass and loved it how the creamy lace looked as I swirled it around. Great sweet taste; malts, brown sugar, and of course pumpkin. A smooth finish. Amazing feel. So refreshing. The only thing that prevented me from rating it higher was a slightly metallic scent in the aroma. Do not know if it came from the bottle or the glass. I would like to reevaluate this considering everyone else here is talking about the strong aromas that were aligned with taste. Nevertheless, Dogfish Head never disappoints and they continue to be at the forefront of creative brewing.

P.S. I had it today again and did not notice the metallic aroma. Maybe it was the glass or maybe I was previously detecting detergent from the wash. Nevertheless, this time I detected a nice cinnamon and pumpkin aroma. I raised the score on the aroma.

Photo of TastyFoodAndDrink
2.8/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On sight, Dogfish Head Punkin Ale pours clear, pale gold, hinting toward a caramelish brown. The scent it gives off is comprised of brown sugar, slightly caramelized, with hints of vanilla, allspice, and cinnamon. The smell is vaguely creamy, with a hint of pumpkin. On the palate, it starts off slightly sweet, with a moderate mouth feel, and a delicate carbonization. Flavor wise, it’s full of brown sugar, light caramelization, cinnamon, allspice, and a touch of nutmeg. The pumpkin element is subdued, but still present, in a distinctly squashy kind of way. It finishes on the spicier side, with touches of butter and a hint of bitterness.

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3.4/5  rDev -13.7%

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3.6/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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2.28/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Never can go wrong with Dogfish head

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 5,900 ratings.