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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2559) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2013
12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, 2013 bottling. Pours slightly cloudy deep orange amber color with a 2 finger moderately dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of pumpkin, caramel, brown sugar, pear, apple, cinnamon, clove, toast, biscuit, nutmeg, herbal, floral, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good complexity and balance of pumpkin, spice, and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of pumpkin, brown sugar, caramel, pear, apple, biscuit, toast, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, herbal, floral, and herbal/yeast earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, pear, apple, brown sugar, caramel, biscuit, toast, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish. Nice and well balanced pumpkin, malt, and spice flavors; but seems lacking in flavor robustness; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and moderately creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice pumpkin ale. Well balanced pumpkin, malt, and spice flavors; but the flavor profile really doesn’t hit all the right notes for me. Still nicely enjoyable and smooth to drink overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkyBrewStro (6) - - DEC 3, 2013 does not count
Not overwhelming pumkin on the nose but light and crisp. The spices, brown sugar, raisin and some pear are the flavors that I get besides the obvious pumpkin notes. Love the super faint hop profile and the med body that makes it an easy drinking ale. This is what you want to sip on an beautiful fall evening. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Erzengel (2561) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2013
Rating from 2010: Der Antrunk ist sehr laff, süßlich. Zum Hauptteil hin angenehm herb, malzig-süßlich. Ganz leicht nach Kürbis, nussig, süß. Der Nachgeschmack ist caramell-süß, leicht herb, etwas klebrig.
--> interessant, aber naja… --> 7/11/8/7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ESPh (68) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Very subtle flavor of pumpkin and spices, very smooth to drink. My favorite pumpkin.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
xBEERxNOLA (71) - - NOV 28, 2013
Appearance - dark orange. Small head. Aroma - very mild. Can't really smell. Mouth - high carb. Mild start and finish. Taste - very mild. Slight cinnamon pumpkin flavor at the finish. Extremely light. Almost have to look for the pumpkin. Overall - not bad. Drinkable. Very mild flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2792) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2013
$5 bottle at Freikoten. Darker brown than, say, the Atom Smasher I just had, but cleaner, too. A thin head with a bit of persistence. Of course it smells of the stated sugar and spices, but does not overwhelm. Taste may still lean a little heavily on spices. Pumpkin is present as a slight squash taste, probably overmatched by malt fermentables. It is a little bit sticky. Slightly elevated abv plays a part in the good feeling this leaves.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ineedbeer (707) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
2012 bottle. Aroma is dominated by the spices with quite a bit of allspice and nutmeg. Lighter notes of cinnamon and pumpkin. Aroma is fairly sugary. Pours a slightly cloudy copper with some amber hues. Thin pale head that quickly recedes. Faint lacing and faint legs. Flavor is moderately sweet with some malt character upfront - toasted bread, nuts and caramel. Medium spice notes with the allspice and nutmeg again being most prevalent. Medium light bitterness in the finish. Light pumpkin character but I dont get any cinnamon really. Some lingering spice and toasted bread notes from the malt. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low but present astringency and medium alcohol warmth. Overall a bit better than I expected but at the end of the day it’s just another overly spiced pumpkin beer. I prefer my beer to taste like beer with hints of the flavor additives instead of the other way around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
samsmith33 (369) - - NOV 24, 2013
Dark Orange Color; Aroma=Toasted Pumpkin/Pumpkin Seeds; Raisin; Light Citrus. Taste is Bitter pumpkin; Apple raisin; cinnamon. Thin feel, medium carb. #2 of 8 in Pumpkin Beer Evaluation. Double Blind Evaluation of 8 2013 Pumpkin Beers: 1-Weyerbacher Imperial Pumkin Ale; 2-Dogfishead Punkin Ale; 3-Fegleys Devious Imperial Pumpkin; 4-Southern Tier Pumking; 5-Terrapin Pumpkinfest; 6-Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale; 7-Shipyard Pumpkin Ale; 8-Big Muddy Brewing Pumpkin

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2500) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Moderately spicy and sweet aroma with nutmeg and allspice accents. Crystal clear copper under a white flannel blanket. Smooth base malt flavour complimented by a blend of pumpkin spices that are in balance with the malt and not overpowering. Ethanol not strong for 7%. Bitterness is subtle. Medium light body, moderate to medium carbonation, clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brewballs (190) - USA - NOV 23, 2013
A good brew, but a bit overhyped! Clear brown hue. Sweet and a little spicy. The pumpkin flavor is there but realy faint. More prominent than the Pumpking but lacking the molasses sensiblity of the Krunkin’ Pumpkin. A thin head. Smooth wash down but it seems to stop there. It is not as full-bodied as it claims and certainly has no hint of nutmeg. Passable. Drinkable. Drink it. Say you did. Then be on with your day.

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