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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

5,354 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,354
Reviews: 1,959
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 283
Gots: 633 | FT: 6
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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Photo of Spikester
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Clear orange with a modest off white head and spots of lace.
Smell is pumpkin and light spices.
Taste is pumpkin with pie spices. Some bitterness follows from the hops.
Mouthfeel is medium with plenty of carbonation.
Overall an exceptional pumpkin ale. Alcohol is well hidden. Some brown sugar in the finish.

Spikester, Saturday at 04:07 AM
Photo of jedk
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%

jedk, Saturday at 03:59 AM
Photo of Jnew618
3.28/5  rDev -17%

Jnew618, Saturday at 03:56 AM
Photo of CraigS119
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Picked up the 4-pk. at Total Wine in Tampa, FL when I was on the hunt for Cigar City's Good Gourd.

Looks like reddish copper. Very heady, and there's lacing, yes, lacing, down the sides.
Smells like skunk pumpkin, nutmeg, and green banana.
Tastes pleasant. Lots of pumpkin spice, that's actually backed by a decent amount of fruit. The whole thing sits atop an albeit, weak, brown ale, but definitely fulfills the harvest pumpkin ale niche.
I've had some pretty terrible pumpkin ales, but this is not one of them. It's not an amazing beer by any stretch of the imagination, but will definitely satisfy a punkin craving. Not too sweet, not too spiced, not too watered-down.

3.75/5

CraigS119, Saturday at 02:30 AM
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3.84/5  rDev -2.8%

ToddHolder, Saturday at 02:29 AM
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4.08/5  rDev +3.3%

mattday25, Saturday at 02:02 AM
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

PVMT, Saturday at 12:51 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Chris7482, Friday at 11:12 PM
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4.04/5  rDev +2.3%

tajiandemello, Friday at 09:51 PM
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4.15/5  rDev +5.1%

ordybill, Friday at 09:41 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

ThurmondTX, Friday at 09:00 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

mike_dawson, Friday at 07:34 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Nathan1169, Friday at 07:18 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

rudeone, Sep 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

dms7502, Sep 26, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -0.8%

CrummyLuke, Sep 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

HabiMendes, Sep 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Bigreddmachine, Sep 26, 2014
Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 5,354 ratings.