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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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2004
slightly cloudy, orange/amber color, short white head, nice fresh pumpkin aroma, cinnamon, spices, nutmeg, and brown sugar, lightly hopped; flavor is just like pumpkin pie, cinnamon and brown sugar, nutmeg, a bit fizzy, perfect amount of sweetness and just a touch of hop flavor


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSteveBrule (13) - - AUG 25, 2014
Not much of a head, darker golden color. Nose of malt and pumpkin pie spice. Taste is pretty much the same. Not bad for a pumpkin beer. But it's a pumpkin beer, which always sounds like a great beer to have on a cooler early fall day but never fails to disappoint. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (72) - - AUG 24, 2014
Bottled. Pours a brilliant orange with a new pillowy white head. Aroma is tons of pumpkin, cinnamon, brown sugar. Pumpkin, cinnamon sweetness and a slight booziness at the end. Also a nice little bit of mouth feel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerowulf (74) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Shaker poured from bottle. aroma and taste of nutmeg and cinnamon. Very little pumpkin if any. A nice spice aftertaste. No lacing. A bit overpriced in a 4 pack, but demand is high for this. A good pumpkin ale/brown ale but not all that.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MightyHef (18) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2014
This is the pumpkin beer that I compare all others to. A balanced pumpkin flavor to the spices used and at 7% has no alcohol burn.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
itsamber (11) - - AUG 20, 2014
Solid. Spicy Banana-y aroma fills the air as soon as it’s poured. Strong spicy bubblegum aroma. Very flavorful with a smooth finish, carbonation adds a little prickleyness though. Flavor - get a lot of bubblegum, cinnamon, thanksgiving spices, pretty hearty as a whole. Yummy!!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopwine (299) - Bend, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, mild herbaceous bitterness, flashes of mild citrus, chalky brown sugar. Little overcarbed for my taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (964) - - AUG 5, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-10-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours an orange-amber color with a thick two finger off-white head. The head has very good retention, eventually fading to give a light level of lacing. Smell – The smell is a nice blend of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar/molasses. Like a sweet piece of cold pumpkin pie. Taste – The taste starts out of pumpkin and some cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg spice. As the flavor moves on, it sweetens some, with flavors of a caramel and a brown sugar taste coming to the tongue. These sweeter flavors when mixed with the pumpkin and spice create a very pleasant taste on the tongue. More toward the end of the taste, the spice and sweet intensify and combined with a light hop taste, to leave a tasty pumpkin pie flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation. Both were good for the pumpkin, sweet and spicy flavors. A little more creaminess may have given it an enhancement; giving it more of the silky pumpkin pie feel, but regardless, the mouthfeel was good overall. Overall – Good and tasty pumpkin brew. I wish it was available for more than just one season.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (642) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
It had a honey amber color with very good clarity. The head that was produced was light tan in color, average in size and slowly settled down to a thin covering. Lacing was spotty and it quickly slid down the glass. The aroma was full of spicy clove, cinnamon and nutmeg. It has decent pumpkin flavor up front with a good solid malty body. Hints of sweet brown sugar, pumpkin pie spices and vanilla notes mix in well and add a good, well balanced complexity. It finishes on the sweet side and slowly with mild spicy hops and mild warmth from its 7%abv. The palate has a slick, smooth texture with medium to full body and lively carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hockeybeerguy (1947) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into pint glasses and mugs for as many times as I’ve had this. The appearance was a nice hazy dark brown color with some light orange tinges along the sides. There was a nice white to off white one finger foamy head that dissipates within about a minute and left some nice lacing. The smell had an abundance of pumpkin spices and letting some light ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg and adding in the qualities of a roasty nutty Brown Ale. The taste was mainly sweet and roasty adding a fairly decent nutty quality in it as well. On the palate, it sat about a medium in body and a slight sessionable quality about it. The carbonation seems fairly subdued but still okay for the style. Overall, I say this is one of the best Pumpkin Ales on the market these days.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Rich on the spices. Slight caramel and bread flavor. Pumpkin is present but not overpowering.


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