Punkin Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
88
very good
6,561 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:
6,561
Reviews:
2,112
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
12.79%
 
 
Wants:
363
Gots:
1,401
For Trade:
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Photo of madelf66
3.46/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jkolls
2.94/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Kinda weird how a pumpkin beer can be one of your more 'normal' beers but that is the nature of the beast when dealing with DFH.

Color of the beer is not indicative of pumpkin, doesn't have orange, its golden like normal beer. Aroma does kick pumpkin down, and some hops. It works.

Taste again is a meld of pumpkin and C hops, it works, it not only works, this is one of the better pumpkin beers out there. After 12oz, I'm good, but that is pretty much a record for this style of beer. Hides the alcohol decently in the mouthfeel, the pie aspect (brown sugar, cinnamon) is not overdone. Impressive.

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Photo of DrinkThemAll
3.09/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ledouge
3.46/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of basaywhat
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours a golden amber with very little carbonation. Aromas strong of pumpkins and malty sweetness. The pumpkin flavor isn’t too strong has a nice semi-dry finish.Good pumpkin beer

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

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3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.35/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.52/5  rDev -10%
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4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3/5  rDev -23.3%
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4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
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4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
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3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.91 out of 5 based on 6,561 ratings.
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