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RATINGS: 2026   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tillmac62 (679) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Pours a semi-clear medium amber. Below normal head volume, poor lacing, normal retention. Very light nose with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. Medium body with a somewhat creamy texture. Superb carbonation with a nice effervescent middle and a prickly finish. The flavor profile is good, but lacks intensity and complexity. Balance is outstanding. It begins with a light blended spice flavor that tails off into pumpkin past the middle. The middle brings a light spicy bitterness and a balancing biscuit. The finish is a slow fade with mostly cinnamon notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badhack (492) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Pumpkin and pumpkin spice. A bit thin. Some roasted malt but not much. There is a little brown sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyScallywag (293) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2015
This reminds me of all the flavor of blockhouse but not as sweet. I really like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippieFee (290) - - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle - Nice robust flavor to it. Don’t taste any pumpkin flavor which is good. Has a dry characteristic to it, some bitterness and only a little sweet. Can’t taste much of the other spices mixed with this ale. Still a good all around ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
J_man (917) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Crystal clear beautiful copper/orange color with a finely textured white head. Light pumpkin pie spice aroma with some roasted malt and wood mixed in. Spicy cinnamon and nutmeg come through immediately but not in a heavy-handed way at all. There’s some brown sugar and vanilla after this that tame the spice perfectly. The carbonation gives this a nice full, creamy feel which seems to hold these flavors together and give them a platform to show themselves while keeping them light and lively. There is a bit of pumpkin gourd flavor buried in all this and it’s just enough. I thought being a Dogfish Head beer that this would be all pumpkin flesh and strange spices, but it’s not at all. Finishes with caramel sweetness and lasting spices. One of my new favorite pumpkin beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jared_Clifton (115) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Not a huge fan of pumpkin ales. On draft, pours a dark orange. Medium body. Pumpkin flavor, brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon. Its alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AUdacious1 (6) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2015 does not count
Smooth taste without overwhelming pumpkin flavor. Very nice beer to enjoy during the fall season. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericwill99 (86) - Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2015
I'm a bit surprised that pumpkin beers have become so popular, but this beer may be the reason why! A nice, pretty ale, with real pumpkin flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sharkbcr (157) - Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Amber color with minimal white head. Aroma is spiced, maybe allspice. Taste is malty and has hint of pumpkin. Overall not bad but there’s better ales out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OnTheTrail (316) - Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Orange, medium head. Spicy aroma, not much hops. Pleasant balanced spicy taste. Mouthfeel fine.

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