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Punkin Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Punkin AlePunkin Ale

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

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

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Punkin - Pumpkin Ale (7%) – Dogfish Head Brewing Co. (Delaware)

App: Solidly golden color with a creamy off white head that rises and settles quickly. Slight ring remains around edges of glass. Carbonation is slight, but consistent. Crystal clear.
Smell: Pumpkin aroma is pleasant, slight and vegetal, but ultimately hidden under assertive but delicate spice aromas, mostly cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Very present, but (thankfully) not overwhelming.
Taste: Taste follows nose closely, but with greater emphasis on the vegetal and slightly green flavor of the pumpkin. Malt is predominantly sweet and compliments the spices. Pumpkin is most present on the aftertaste, coming through as an earthy, slightly sweet and fermented flavor. Slight hops bitterness on the aftertaste also kills the sweet, which lets the more delicate flavors come through.
Mouth: Light bodied, easy drinking and plenty flavorful, Punkin hides its ABV very well. Mouthfeel is soft, creamy, and evokes pumpkin pie.

Forge Pub, draft into Snifter. 9/4/14.

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Poured bottle into glass. 7% abv

Appearance- Pours a dark orange color and cloudy/hazy in terms of clarity. Two finger white head that dissipates fast.

Smell- Unmistakeable scent of fresh pumpkin interwoven with the pumpkin pie spices and a malty sweetness.

Taste- Starts off quite sweet and sugary, but this quickly turns into some fresh pumpkin flavor. The spices of nutmeg and cinamon are imparted but are not overpowering. The pumpkin taste as well as some light bitterness linger in the back end.

Mouthfeel- Quite light in body for a 7% ale. Actually on the thin side which makes this super drinkable. Slick and lively in the palate.

Overall- A suberb pumpkin ale. Maybe a little on the sweet side but not to the point that it would detract. The fresh taste is there. Not too spicey either but enough spice taste to be appropriate. Definitely lives up to being on the top 5 pumpkin ales.

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Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 6,635 ratings
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