Punkin Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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6,561 Ratings
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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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

S - Wonderful, full pumpkin spice aroma. A slight hint of malt with any hop presence masked by the spice. Kind of like a boozy ginger bread cookie.

A - Clear orange with a quarter-inch off-white head and little lacing.

T - Upfront, a combination of pumpkin pie spice and hop bitterness (to a lesser extent). Bready, biscuity malts in the background provide a good base for the spice. A sugary sweetness emerges along with alcohol as the beer warms. A semi-sweet finish.

M - Medium carbonation. Moderate body. Alcohol warming present.

O - To me, the true test of a pumpkin beer is the ability to remind one of Fall and the feeling of Halloween. Upon reviewing this beer at the end of December, I was immediately taken back to feeling of attending Halloween parties and handing out candy to trick or treaters. This is a very well done pumpkin ale that is perfectly spiced and well balanced. A staple of the Fall. I look forward to it every year.

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