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RATINGS: 1870   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Punkin' Ale is a full-bodied, spiced brown ale brewed with baked pumpkins, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Dogfish Head Punkin' Ale is named after the annual Punkin' Chunkin Festival held near Lewes, Delaware the weekend after Halloween.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBear11D (241) - Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Punkin Ale pours a mostly clear copper yellow orange with a thin beige head that doesnít last too long. The aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. The flavor is pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg as well. Overall this is a lovely beer. The pumpkin and spices mix well together and drinks very smoothly.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kurtbrews (4) - - SEP 20, 2014 does not count
Offwhite head. Floral hop aroma mixed with punkin pie. Signature dogfish hopness with a just subtle enough fresh Punkin pie flavor. The best of this style I have had to date. The key is that itís not over flavorful - which makes it very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CelticBrew (792) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle an orange hue with a good creamy off-white head and some lace. Aroma hinted of pumpernickel bread, perfume hops, minor ripe fruits, nutmeg, pepper, clove and your grandmaís pumpkin pie. Flavour had a lot of the same spice elements in it with a bit of malty sweetness like brown sugar. Itís complex and drinks like nectar. Mostly recommended for this time of season.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1085) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Punkin. Punkin. Punkin. Red brown. Punkin Aroma and taste. Punkin. Punkin. Punkin. Punkin.punkin

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (955) - Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours clear orange with a large off-white head. Smells of pumpkin, hints of spices and a little sweetness. Taste is pumpkin with some subtle sweetness. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Dogfish Head Punkin Ale finishes with a kiss of spice and lingering pumpkin.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
John25 (502) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden brown. Light pumpkin with heavy cinnamon and nutmeg. Not bad but nothing special. I wouldn't get this again. Bland overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DearBeer2013 (49) - - SEP 19, 2014
Not bad. Crisp, light pumpkin taste at the end. Aftertaste slightly tarty, but tolerable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopmelt (190) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Pours clear medium amber, thick creamy white finger plus head, thin lacing. Aroma pumpkin, toasted malt, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, slight spicy hop note, very faint soapy aroma. Taste pumpkin and toasted malt dominate, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, slight noble hop and that very faint soapy note found in nose even a little iodine, there may be an oxidation issue with this bottle. Mouthfeel thinner side of medium body, low carbonation, sweet finish. Overall I love this beer, I do not remember the flaws in it this bottle has, there must have been an issue, Iím rating it on a non-issue bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (747) - Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle. A: Semi clear brown and orange. Foamy off-white head. Some lacing. N : Pumpkin, nutmeg, all-spice, malt and biscuit. Hop presence includes peppercorn and pine. Not overly flavorful. T: Mildly sweet and bitter. M: Medium body with a bigger carbonation than expected. O: For all the adjuncts, there sure isnít much flavor to this one. Did they change the recipe when they changed the label? Dunno, bit it seemed better the first time I had it. A pale ale with squash.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ctplt777 (128) - - SEP 16, 2014
Finally a pumkin beer that doesnít suck. Okay so I am late on this one. This has been out forever and yes Iíve never give it a chance. Itís excellent. Itís very spicy, very cinnamon forward very awesome. This makes me think of pumpkin pie in October. Taste is the same. Very spicy, lots of pumpkin, cinnamon, cardamom, just really October. This is the best pumpkin beer out there.


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