Punk' In Drublic Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Coronado Brewing Company

Punk' In Drublic Imperial Pumpkin AlePunk' In Drublic Imperial Pumpkin Ale
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From:
Coronado Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Pumpkin Beer
ABV:
8%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 10.7%
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
135
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 15, 2019
Added:
Jul 17, 2014
Wants:
  14
Gots:
  35
SCORE
84
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Punk' In Drublic Imperial Pumpkin AlePunk' In Drublic Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Notes: Here in the land of eternal sunshine, it can be difficult to differentiate between seasons. Palm tree fronds don’t change color and fall to the sand, though the mercury does drop a few degrees, it’s still as paradisiacal as Southern California lore would have you believe. So, from now on, count on this imperial pumpkin ale heralding in the fall season. Brewed with brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and a heaping helping of would be jack-o-lanterns, Punk’In Drublic delivers autumn’s trademark flavors along with a hint of West Coast character, whether enjoyed in a pumpkin patch or on the beach.
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Reviewed by GarrettB from Colorado

3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
September 22nd, 2015 - Beer season approaches, and I open it this year with this little gem from Coronado. For $5 I get a bomber of appreciably good pumpkin beer. A dark orange and amber in color, it has a sweet aroma even for a pumpkin ale, and emphasizes more orange, cranberry and sour cherry than it does pumpkin. A thinner body and a lower carbonation is a bit underwhelming but it gives more room for a real crazy flavor. Up and down, it ranges from spicy pumpkin pulp to sour cherries and back again. It's a unique and interesting combination, and I doubt I'll ever meet this much sour cherry flavor in a pumpkin beer again, though the acidity refuses to meld with the pumpkin flavor, wresting control.
Oct 15, 2019
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Rated by q33jeff from New Jersey

2.94/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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Oct 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by toast9 from New Jersey

Nov 17, 2017
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Rated by Stealth862 from Massachusetts

4.74/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
If you're looking for a real pumpkin ale made with real pumpkins and taste without too many spices...this is it. My favorite fall brew.
Apr 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.57 by Timtac from New Jersey

Jan 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.39 by scruffwhor from Illinois

Dec 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by sposter4 from Pennsylvania

Nov 08, 2016
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Reviewed by 98green from Michigan

3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap. Smells like a pumpkin beer, nutmeg and cinamon. This one bombs in the taste. It comes with something flowery that I can't finger. Just very odd. Feel is fine and the abv is well hidden. Overall I can't get past the taste. One and done for me.

Edit to add I forgot this was brandy BBA. I did get a vinuous thing initially, forgot to note
Oct 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.01 by ackeeper from Illinois

Oct 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by goopy from California

Oct 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Oct 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by redfox405 from Virginia

Oct 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.38 by Duff27 from Illinois

Oct 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.56 by SteveLimoncello from Pennsylvania

Oct 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Oct 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.97 by FrankCastle from California

Oct 01, 2016
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Reviewed by KMillard from North Carolina

3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Dark, stronger malts than many pumpkins, less alcohol in the taste for a high abv. The pumpkin flavor, the blend of spices is balanced, nothing yelling out in this one. This is run of the mill pumpkin ale with a higher abv and malt, certainly more brown sugar. Worthy.
Sep 30, 2016
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Reviewed by DrinkThemAll from California

3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Just like every other pumpkin ale, it falls short in any real taste. On tap at the brewery. It looks decent, but that's about it. No pumpkin aroma and a very faint pumpkin taste, if that's what you can call it. Bottle logic "Picture if you will" was amazing. Spot on with flavors.
Sep 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.09 by reitzbrewing from Pennsylvania

Sep 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.73 by sendbeer from Georgia

Sep 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

Sep 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.63 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Aug 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by red94tt from Michigan

May 01, 2016
 
Rated: 2.68 by Red5StandingBy from Maryland

Apr 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Mar 16, 2016
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear, mahogany color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight alcohol, strong spices, hint of caramel malt, hint of hop, and slight pumpkin. Fits the style of a Pumpkin Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight dryness. Tastes of sweet malt, spices, alcohol, slight caramel malt, hint of hops, hint of earthy malt, and slight pumpkin. Overall, well blended, spice is dominant in aroma and body, and quite refreshing for a high alcohol pumpkin.
Feb 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by KingSlayer from California

Jan 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by TGS from California

Jan 21, 2016
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Clear and dark amber hued body; thick, creamy, white head. Mild nutmeg and cinnamon aroma; pie crust; baked apple. Many flavors similar to the aroma; boozy and biting metallic bitterness. Medium body; smooth and warm; somewhat sweet initially then ends with a mostly dry finish.

Good looks and a fair aroma do not a great beer make. There is a definite lack of malt balance with the mouthfeel and the flavors and feel seem weak and thin. The alcohol seems to dominate the taste and there is too little balancing offset with the grain character. Fair enough for an imperial styling, but too hot with the alcohol and too skimpy with malt character and balance.
Dec 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.52 by ShawnL from Wisconsin

Dec 03, 2015
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Reviewed by JackieKu from Taiwan

3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle.

A: Clear. Cropper to brown. 1.5 fingers high of head.
S: Sweet spices. Moderate cinnamon candy.
T: Cinnamon pie. Sweet. Low bitterness.
M: Full bodied. Pretty thick.
O: I personally dislike it, but can imagine people like apple pie would also like it.
Nov 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.65 by DavidFussell from District of Columbia

Nov 27, 2015
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Reviewed by 2dogbrew from Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Don't normally buy Coronado. Enjoyed this one at turkey day. Aroma of pumpkin pie spice. Taste largely follows but less sweet than expected. Spices come out more as it warmed.
Nov 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Nov 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4.2 by SalamanderPusi from North Carolina

Nov 17, 2015
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a clear deep copper-ish orange in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and faint amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy beige head that reduces to a medium sized patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of pumpkin pie spices (ginger, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice) over the top of light to moderate aromas of pumpkin and caramel malts.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of caramel and toasted malts with a moderate amount of brown sugar sweetness and pumpkin. That is followed by moderate flavors of pumpkin pie spices (ginger, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice in descending order of strength). Light to moderate amounts of bitterness int eh finish which fades away pretty quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: A little more of a spicy pumpkin pie spice blend than some of the others and just a touch hotter than I prefer mine. That being said, still enjoyable and pretty easy to drink.
Nov 15, 2015
 
Rated: 4.74 by OldTime from Georgia

Nov 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.54 by CJNAPS from California

Nov 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by Gobzilla from California

Nov 08, 2015
Punk' In Drublic Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 166 ratings