Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Ratings: 4,822 | Reviews: 1,916 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
3.45/5 rDev -12.7%
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
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
Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 4,822 ratings.