Punkin Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Punkin Brown Ale

A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. We brew our Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, brown sugar and spices. As the season cools, this is the perfect beer to warm up with.

Punkin Ale is named after the seriously off-centered southern Delaware extravaganza Punkin Chunkin (check out some of these Discovery Channel videos of Punkin Chunkin, you gotta see it to believe it!). In fact, Punkin Ale made its debut as it claimed first prize in the 1994 Punkin Chunkin Recipe Contest. Yes, that was a full 6 months before we even opened our doors for business!

28 IBU

Added by NeroFiddled on 09-26-2002

BEER STATS
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#11,351
Reviews:
2,158
Ratings:
6,712
pDev:
12.72%
 
 
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Photo of dleurf
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nick28
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mj24053
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The first time I had this, a few years ago, it was my favorite pumpkin. They changed something about it. The aftertaste is really weird, almost metallic tasting. The pumpkin doesn't really taste like pumpkin either. Alcohol is up front and can taste that.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keepnitrl
3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AllHopsMatter
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BuryMeInSmoke
4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwmoore
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greybrew
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of deonreds
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psycHOPathy
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear amber brown body, half finger of fine grained foam
Malts, brown sugar, grain, nutmeg, cocoa
Brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, cocoa, grain, malt, graham cracker, a little bit of pumpkin
A little abrasive on the tongue
A little bitter, but good

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Photo of SebastianOwl
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chilmer
2.87/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JoshuaShort13
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Greeneye
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A great pumpkin - light pumpkin flavor & aroma, smooth mouthfeel, nice spice, a little sweetness: top notch seasonal release

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Photo of Tigerbrau
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JacobusFavier23
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L-Pours a beautiful amber mahogany colored beer with a nice fizzy head that quickly dissipates. Very pretty beer.
S-Smells great and fresh. I get notes of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, apple cider, and maybe some graham cracker and biscuit as well. Smells very good, warm, and seasonal.
T- The taste pretty much follows the smell. Bitter enough from the hops, followed by a nice pumpkin spice and cinnamon flavor.
F- The mouthfeel is relatively thick. Thicker than I expected at least. There's a nice fizziness to it. Not too bad at all!
O- Overall this beer is extremely well made for a pumpkin brown ale. I'm typically not a huge fan of these, or really never a fan at all. But this is by far the best I've had from the sale. Overall an extremely well made and enjoyable ale. A pleasure to drink, and it gets me in the mood for halloween. I think I'll get another mixer this October.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Punkin Ale has a thin, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, orange appearance, and no glass lacing. Aroma is of faint spices and pumpkin meat, with some strong malt. Taste is similar, with a sort of high-gravity malt liquor back note. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Punkin Ale finishes mostly crisp.

RJT

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Photo of LT630
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Trevors793
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jphallenbeck
4.37/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My favorite pumpkin ale so far this year. Pumpkin flavor is detectable amidst a cocktail of spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Where this ale excels the most is it's body as a brown ale, which creates a naturally rich platform for pumpkin without the overbearing muddiness of a porter.

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Photo of Hunamaga
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bierzeit
3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 6,712 ratings