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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Out of the bottle this brew smells just like cracking open the oven with a strong spiced pumkin pie. Pours a deep red/copper with a nice off-white head. The aroma kicks you with a cinnamon, nutmeg nose, very rich and pumpkin filled. Taste started sweet and malty with tons of spice and pumkin and finished with the spice carring through and a light bitterness for balance. This brew had a lighter body but went down fairly smooth with a nice warming effect.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2004
Love me long time. My passion for pumpkin ales was really one of the precursors to a broader love of craft beer. From that first sip of Buffalo Bills back in 93, to my recent acquisition of this Dogfish Head. I love pumpkin beers. Many disbelievers will pan the fruit or spice additions. I scoff at them with worried brow. And, among pumpkins, this certainly is amongst the finest. All the spice flavors are present, in the aroma and flavor. I like the higher alcohol content, which adds a richness here not found in many beers of this ilk. Fresh and decidedly woodsy, this is what will wash down about 2 lbs of turkey on Thanksgiving. A dab of whip cream on top, and I am gobbling off to the races.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2004
This pours an awesome orange color. It’s clear with not much head at all. I get a mild spice aroma off this, with malt and maybe some pumpkin, sorry punkin’, in the background. The flavor is definitely sweet with a nice toasted malt flavor carrying through to a spice finish. The spices seem more of a mouthfeel than an actual flavor, without any one spice dominating or even coming through at all. It finishes a little warming. Overall this is a decent pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2004
I do not like allspice very much - take that out, but leave the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and this could be a real winner. I think that the allspice gives any beer an unpleasant aftertaste. Not bad though, and the ABV is well dealt wiith.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhatB420 (601) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2004
My favorite pumpkin beer by far. the taste was very settling and flavorful and the aroma was quite pleasant and meet my expectations of a pleasant beer that represents autumn to its fullest. I loved how through its wonderful taste it still remained a delcious alcholic drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2004
poured a nice copper with off white head. aroma nice rich pumpkin pie like grandma use to make. flavorsame as aroma nice smooth mouth feel. this is the best pumpkin I have had so far

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2004
Amber pour with a small fizzy white head. Mmmm, pumpkin pie, definate pumpkin aroma, some cinnamon and sweetness noted also in the nose. Spicy peppery start with an uneasy bitterness. I really expected a lot sweeter. Pumpkin is not really noticed in this one, until the very end. Very peppery and not quite what I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2004
Poured redish, brownish, orange. The smell rose up and had hibnts of spice , nutmeg and cinnamin.Full on taste of punkin in the finsih. This was great, really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2004
Frothy off-white head. Slightly dark clear amber body. Nutmeg, pumpkin spice, with slight hops. Good flavor... a mix of hops, spices, and sweet malt. Hops are "pilsnery" and prick the tongue with slight astringency that is accompanied by spices. A bit warming in the belly. However, while I enjoy the flavor, after a while it gets a little overpowering. May be great with food, but probably not a session beer for me.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Mienzigo (6) - Dover, Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2004 does not count
all i can say is, i live 30 mins from the brewery, and i won’t buy this one. i love a bunch of their brews, but the Punkin Ale was too overpowering with the spices. tasted more like a ginger snap dosed in nutmeg concentrate. i’ve have a couple pumpkin ales and this was def my least fav

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