Punkin Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Punkin AlePunkin Ale

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

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

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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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1/5  rDev -74.6%

Regardless of the label, this beer showed no flavors of pumpkin, brown sugar, allspice cinnamon or nutmeg. The color was the only thing I liked about this ale, light brown.

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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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1.12/5  rDev -71.5%

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1.17/5  rDev -70.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Bad. Really bad. Tastes nothing at all like pumpkin and there are no discernible spice notes. Nice rich copper color but no head. Smells very alcoholy. Tastes just like diluted Jagermeister with a little farmhouse funk thrown in. I had high hopes for this one but was quite disappointed.

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1.25/5  rDev -68.2%

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1.28/5  rDev -67.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.8%

very faint pumpkin taste, and seemed very watered down. I prefer very strong pumpkin flavor, so this one just wasn't for me.

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1.5/5  rDev -61.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.8%

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1.54/5  rDev -60.8%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This doesn't taste like pumpkin at all... the low rating is for the lack of accuracy concerning the name and description of the beer on the label.

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1.57/5  rDev -60.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

ap. color is a beautiful coppery golden brown with no head at all. Could be too cold?
sm. Immediate hit of spice, punkin and/or squash insides.
ta. Spice! punkin pie gone south. Reminds me of the compost can under the sink. More closely resembles a burned punkin pie. Sourish finish.
mf. A little thin, little carbonation.
dr. I am such a tightwad that I'll finish it, but this is one offensive beer. It's the third bottle (three different days) of a four-pack, so I've given it a fair chance I think.

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1.63/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Serving Type: Standard 12 oz bottle

Appearance: Pours a "dirty" orange w/ no head and no lacing

Smell: Very mute smell....Biscuity malt, no pumpkin and very little spice

Taste: Very light spice, light hops, no pumpkin. Nothing to great here at all. You taste more alcohol than anything else

Mouthfeel: No carbonation...goes down quickly. Not that much there. I feel more alcohol than anything else

Drinkability: Horrible. To much alcohol...no pumpkin. I enjoy Pumpkin ales when they actually taste something like pumpkin and spice. This one really has neither.

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Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 6,719 ratings