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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

4,740 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,740
Reviews: 1,916
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 218
Gots: 346 | FT: 7
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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grahuba

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-10-2014 11:31:19 | More by grahuba
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Hopdaemon39

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-18-2012 23:34:33 | More by Hopdaemon39
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geofftrojans


4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-22-2012 23:11:17 | More by geofftrojans
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robgage

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-01-2014 03:35:09 | More by robgage
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bashiba

Iowa

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice dark amber with a touch of haze and a light and sticky tan head.

The smell has a light toasted malt nose with a touch of cinamon and pumpkin spice.

The taste is that of a nice solid amber ale with just a light touch of the pumpkin spices and flavors. Has a strong toasted malt backbone with nice hints of the pumpkin pie flavoring, but without being sweet. Has a nice touch of lemon and grassy hops giving it good balance.

The mouthfeel is fairly full bodied with a long dry finish.

Easily the best pumpkin beer I have gotten to try. The pumpkin flavors are present but don't make the beer not taste like beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2008 21:18:54 | More by bashiba
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DavidSeanNJ

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ahhhh..my first pumpkin ale of the season.

Purchased a 4 pack of DFH Pumpkin Ale for an after dinner treat.

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Brown/Mahogany/Tan color- some head but quickly disappears. No lacing at all to report.

S- Smell was the best part of the brew. Spices all around- cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice, cooked pumpkin.

T- Taste was a mouthful of spices- nutmeg dominating- for some reason I had a heavy dose of a burning sensation- could be a combination of the spices and alcohol.

M- Mouthfeel was creamy and smooth,

D- Not so good. 1 or 2 is a perfect amount, but more than that will just put you to sleep.

Still, a great example of a pumpkin ale. Very well done. I enjoyed my glass.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2007 21:50:38 | More by DavidSeanNJ
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hdofu

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first thing you notice is the spice smell, its quite intense, then there it the taste. The taste is quite strong of brown sugar to the point it reminds me of Hagen Daz five: Brown Sugar. The beer is a medium body feels crsip and bubbly. Fairly drinkable, not sure how much of this flavor I'd want but I wouldn't mind a few

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2009 01:26:56 | More by hdofu
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beerFool28607

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-30-2012 18:04:54 | More by beerFool28607
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-13-2012 22:53:49 | More by zonker17
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billybrew21

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-09-2013 05:14:53 | More by billybrew21
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-07-2012 16:17:12 | More by Travcofarms
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BKotch

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-25-2013 04:39:12 | More by BKotch
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Nage37

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-04-2013 06:22:14 | More by Nage37
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vancean2

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-03-2014 16:16:18 | More by vancean2
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jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-22-2011 04:08:41 | More by jsnoek
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scootny

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A roasted pumpkin color almost brown but glinting with orange loveliness. A moderate head fading after a few, leaving a light covering. The pumpkin is so well integrated into the solid malt core of this beer. It makes for a pumpkin bread like aroma with a firm note of sweet alcohol. Maybe a little too firm as it gives a bit of an edge that detracts a touch. An earthy hop balance is a nice counter to the sweet stuff. Taste is a unique combination of grainy malt and pumpkin that gives an overall dryness to the brew. Some nice spices with cinnamon and nutmeg. Lightly burnt caramel and fusel alcohol sweetness flow into a bready finish with earth and faint graham. Feel is medium weight and mildly carbonated. Kind of a cross between a regular and imperial. It is pretty drinkable so use caution. As it warms the alcohol tucks in a bit and the malt reveals a light coffee flavor that also shows in the nose. Drinkability goes up and the overall taste profile improves both just under the next score up. Good stuff this something to look forward to in the fall.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 18:44:48 | More by scootny
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ando27

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-27-2012 03:10:36 | More by ando27
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Curloftheburl

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-10-2013 20:21:34 | More by Curloftheburl
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HopsYeast

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

tried this after reading about it here. poured from a bottle but still had a nice size head. upon first sip i was happy to find it wasnt an overwhelming taste of pumpkin. later in the glass the pumpkin taste increased slightly but it was still only subtle and enjoyable.

the one negative i had was tasting the alcohol. its high and 7% but other beers i have had have a fuller flavor that covers the high abv. but this doesnt take away from the positives that make this a very yummy seasonal beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2008 23:38:13 | More by HopsYeast
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MarkGutz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-27-2013 00:34:47 | More by MarkGutz
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-18-2013 23:22:28 | More by sonofliberty2
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edchicma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first pumpkin ale....quite good...spicy aroma..very little head, but color was like a light pumpkin pie...Taste was interesting..a malty flavor, but with alcohol kick. Aftertaste was good for such a high abv. The taste lingered just a bit in the back of the palate...just enough to invite you to sip more. Mouthfeel was chewy in a nice way...similar to a desert. Easy and pleasant to drink. A nice change of pace.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2003 22:30:28 | More by edchicma
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Rzzzzz

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chalice. Jack-o-lantern orange with good clarity and a thin cream colored head that slowly dissipates. Aroma is pumpkin and the standard pumpkin spices, with a hint of brandy.

First sip reveals a surprisingly nice mesh of malt and pumpkin flavors, some of that spice towards the back and an almost salty quality, as if I'd just taken a bite of buttered yams. Nice clean finish with absolutely no turn-off aftertaste. In fact the flavors linger and continue develop on the palate well after the glass has been set down. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.

This one grew on me with each sip; what seemed at first like a nice novelty had by the end of the glass become something I could see enjoying on a regular basis. Nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2008 15:31:45 | More by Rzzzzz
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jereb33

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-09-2012 00:39:45 | More by jereb33
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TTGBrewing

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-02-2011 05:03:09 | More by TTGBrewing
Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
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