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RATINGS: 2013   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2011
12 ounce bottle poured into my dimpled mug. Punkin pours a relatively clear orange fading to amber, with a small head made up of very tiny bubbles that rise maybe a quarter of an inch above the liquid. The aroma is at once arresting and intoxicating; liquid pumpkin pie. Spices hit the nose first, with nutmeg, clove, and spice arriving simultaneously. Pumpkin follows, though thereís also this candied yams type character as well. From the moment the beer hits your lips you know youíre in for a treat, as a crusty malt backbone holds all of the pumpkin pie flavors in place. This beer is roughly a month old; and the taste is somewhat faded. My previous experience with this beer was near euphoric; the age on the beer hasnít done it any favors, and dropped it into the echelon of very good. Thatís not to say this beer is no longer worth your time, as it remains one of the shining examples of this style. The malt in this beer acts as a framing, much as a pie crust does in a pie. There are no hops here, and why should there be Ö this is a unique beer and hops would just get in the way of the flavor profile of the spices and pumpkin. Too often brewers get heavy handed with spicing beers of this type, luckily the folks at Dogfish have not fallen prey to this mistake. A very enjoyable take on the pumpkin beer style and one I wish that I could sample more often.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
omega (869) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 9, 2016
Not travelled well to NZ which is a real shame as I was looking forward to this beer. Sad panda =(

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spiceboy (10) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Good Pumpkin Ale. Had this on draft. Probably would have tasted better with some fall spices ie. Cinnamon, Clove, etc.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (1086) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 26, 2015
Aroma: Medium roasted pumpkin (caramelization), pumpkin spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice), brown sugar, Appearance: Brilliant, dark copper body. Small, tan head, low retention. Flavour: Medium molasses, Medium pumpkin, pumpkin spice, Medium-light roasted pumpkin. Medium-light nutty, Light alcohol. Medium bitterness, but well balanced. Dry finish with lingering spices and light alcohol. Mouthfeel: Medium body, Medium-high carbonation. Light warming. Overall: Truly a pumpkin beer! Balanced, full flavored and it really smells and tastes like pumpkin. 360 ml bottle, poured. Dankie Esme and Lambert! 30A. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Base: 19C. American Brown Ale

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5611) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body under a small fizzy off-white head that faded quickly to a thin ring. The nose is rather spicy with some cinnamon, nutmeg, just a little pumpkin. Smells like itís going to be a bit sweet, a fairly heavy caramel note. The flavor is just about as spicy, so much so that it burns the tongue with the cinnamon. Itís tempered a bit by the sweetness in the middle, but the finish really plays up the spice. Medium bodied and a bit clingy with fizzy carbonation. Meh, itís about on par with most middle of the road pumpkin beers.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sirmixsomewhat (170) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
This is a pumpkin beer that I (and others, from who Iíve talked to) will anticipate being released every year. The pumpkin is done perfectly and the beer itself is a perfect combination of spicy and sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tom10101 (4526) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle (12 oz) at home. 2014, so 1 year old. Clear orangey golden with a small persistent white ring of foam leaving little lacing. Aroma is of nutmeg, brown sugar cinnamon and rotten notes. Taste is slightly sweet, but mostly overly spicy and quite a bit cloying because of that. Brown sugar and nutmeg forward. Not much else is showing up. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. A bit oily. Cinnamon and nutmeg finish. Another swilly Pumpkin beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
apcamhi (11) - - DEC 1, 2015
This is a very good pumpkin beer. I like that it isn't too sweet or overpoweringly pumpkin.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OrthoDoc (82) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2015
My favorite punkin beer in a category that is not my favorite. Nice blend of punkin flavor and spices. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arn8897 (264) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Pours a clear copper color with a tan head. Aromas of pumpkin and pie spices. Flavor the same with some malty sweetness. A little alcohol warmth at the finish. Light to medium mouth feel. No noticable lacing in the glass. Nice flavors for a pumpkin ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (137) - Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2015 12 oz. bottle. Pale amber color, small head which quickly recedes. Aroma of malt, cinnamon and nutmeg notes. Tastes of malt, faint pumpkin notes, cinnamon, nutmeg. Spices are not overdone and blend in fairly well. Decent.


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