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RATINGS: 1865   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.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2799) - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
John25 (498) - 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 (188) - 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, I’m 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 isn’t 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 (127) - - SEP 16, 2014
Finally a pumkin beer that doesn’t suck. Okay so I am late on this one. This has been out forever and yes I’ve never give it a chance. It’s excellent. It’s 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajjekko (2) - - SEP 14, 2014 does not count
Not a very noticeable pumpkin flavor. Nice orange pour. medium bitterness, lightly sour. Disappointing.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coyforce (608) - Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Delicious brew with a thin white head. Aroma is pumpkin and the aftertaste is light pumpkin. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gamin (100) - - SEP 14, 2014
A great pumpkin beer for those that are turned off by absolute spice bombs. It's balanced but still clearly tastes as you'd expect. I enjoy it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gkeh (204) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Pour is copper in color, thin white head. Aroma is allspice, very slight pumpkin, and caramel malts. Taste is dominated by spice. Not much else on the palate. Hugely disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McBeastie (15) - Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Usually don’t go for pumpkin beers but this one is one of the best I’ve tried (again, not my thing so I haven’t tried that many). The spices (nutmeg, allspice) are nicely balanced and the pumpkin isn’t overwhelming. Almost more sweet potato-ish. I like that it’s more natural tasting instead of artificial like I find most pumpkin beers to be. Good stuff.


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