Punkin Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
88
very good
6,583 Ratings
Punkin AlePunkin Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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, 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
Ratings:
6,583
Reviews:
2,120
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
12.79%
 
 
Wants:
371
Gots:
1,415
For Trade:
6
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark orange copper color, thin white head fades fast and leaves a little lacing on the glass. Pumpkin pie spices are subdued. Nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and vegetal pumpkin notes. Taste brings more of that vegetal pumpkin flavors others shy away from. Caramel like malt plays host to cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Seems like two parts with one carrying great vegetal pumpkin then sweet malt and spices but it never comes together. Sharper on the mouthfeel than I'd like here. Higher carbonation and slightly thinner end of medium mouthfeel. Overall it's a decent pumpkin ale, not the best but I enjoy a couple every year.

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Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.91 out of 5 based on 6,583 ratings.
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