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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

4,822 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,822
Reviews: 1,916
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 241
Gots: 383 | 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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retreminy

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-27-2012 02:36:32 | More by retreminy
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Peglegtim


4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-26-2012 19:38:32 | More by Peglegtim
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wildcat29

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-26-2012 18:13:25 | More by wildcat29
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

This is unquestionably one of the better Pumpkin Ales out there. Dogfish Head has produced a very balanced, meticulously spiced beer that not only feels like fall, but warms you during those cooler months as well. You get a good dose of cinnamon & nutmeg on the nose and palate. Pumpkin flavor is mild, which benefits the overall profile of the beer. It does come through on the nose like a fresh pie. Good, dry finish too. I would buy a pack of these every season. One is enough for the season, but it's something to look forward to (like many great seasonals).

10-26-2012 03:42:36 | More by TheRealBigC
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Gehrig13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-25-2012 13:18:35 | More by Gehrig13
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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usaftenor


4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-24-2012 23:23:03 | More by usaftenor
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gleemonger

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

10-24-2012 19:05:02 | More by gleemonger
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Drk93TT

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-24-2012 02:10:44 | More by Drk93TT
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JohnnyHops


3/5  rDev -24.1%

10-23-2012 21:29:21 | More by JohnnyHops
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MichPaul

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

10-23-2012 04:24:56 | More by MichPaul
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

10-23-2012 02:38:00 | More by Giantspace
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michaelmgio

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-23-2012 02:31:38 | More by michaelmgio
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geofftrojans


4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured from bottle into snifter. Fairly uneventful pour with a nice medium amber hue and a little 1 finger head. Looks like bubbly cider. Smell was of carmel, brown sugar and some spices. Very nice aroma. Taste follows the nose with a huge front end of carmel malts and great blend of spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar, cloves). I like that it has the ale qualities and is more of a spiced brown vs. a pumpkin bomb. Very well balanced and great blend. A little hop finish, but focus is on the carmel and spice. Feel is medium with some carbonation and a bit of thickness for the tongue. Overall- A very solid spiced ale that has the balance of malts and spice. It's not over the top and IMO is one of the best I have had. Sessionable and easy to enjoy this time of year. Like that it is a brown first with the spice/flavor to compliment. Well done DFH- Will be having another soon!

10-22-2012 21:23:22 | More by TheDinger
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jsteel2

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-22-2012 20:09:44 | More by jsteel2
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DMacQ

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-22-2012 19:47:14 | More by DMacQ
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starkmarvelo

Texas

3.45/5  rDev -12.7%

DFH Punkin

Clear, burnt orange. Good amount of head and good carbonation.

Solid brown ale with standard nuttiness. I get the nutmeg and the brown sugar a bit. Not the pumpkin or allspice though. Slight metallic taste.

Just tasted the pumpkin as I was exhaling a sigh.

10-22-2012 18:59:57 | More by starkmarvelo
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scootsmal

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

10-22-2012 16:48:48 | More by scootsmal
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Greg321


4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

10-22-2012 07:20:14 | More by Greg321
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DeltaGolfSierra

Tennessee

3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

Appearance is rather average - color is dark amber, much like a strong iced tea, with a small head that fades quickly. The smell is a mix of various spices; scents of cinnamon and nutmeg stand out most. The taste is more beer-like than pumpkin-like. There's a solid malt backbone that gives some sweetness, with the spices adding a complimentary peppery flavor. It's a very nice balance. Mouthfeel seemed a bit on the thin side, and carbonation seemed high. A well-rounded pumpkin ale that emphasizes the ale over the pumpkin.

10-22-2012 05:30:36 | More by DeltaGolfSierra
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6demonbag

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-22-2012 03:29:23 | More by 6demonbag
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MaddDogg84

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

10-22-2012 02:36:37 | More by MaddDogg84
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CommonRider

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

10-21-2012 22:47:05 | More by CommonRider
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tree777

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-21-2012 20:39:42 | More by tree777
Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
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