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RATINGS: 1950   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.


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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 there’s also this candied yams type character as well. From the moment the beer hits your lips you know you’re 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 hasn’t done it any favors, and dropped it into the echelon of very good. That’s 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 … 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prolitariat777 (54) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Dark orange clear nice white head. Flavor of light bread and mild squash. Finishes slightly spice and some pumpkin.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Worsenma (45) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Now this is what a pumpkin ale should taste like. Very subtle pumpkin and spice overtones. More carbonated than a lot of pumpkin ales I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (15381) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle An almost clear one, pale amber in color and with a small, dense, off-white head. The aroma is mostly on the spiced side, with some bready, caramel malts. Meaty hints too. It’s medium bodied and with a nice carbonation level, quite dry and with a nice bitterness. Meaty, caramel and bready flavor with a good dash of spices. Too much or the wrong ones according to my palate. Decent though. Lasting spiced, bready finish with the spices dominating. Well, it’s not bad for a pumpkin spice ale, but it’s not my kind of beer anyway. 150622

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel room, The Latham Hotel, PHiladelphia, PA
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, cinnamon, cardamom and some fruitiness. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long malty, fruity and pumpkin pie spiced finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3536) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2015
12oz bottle 4/12/15 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-39° in Shaker-Pours a clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma of pumpkin and spices. Taste of the same with some roasted malt and caramel. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down easy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (667) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2015
bottle poured into a tumbler..brown pour with a fluffy off-white head..aroma of cinnamon,nutmeg,other spices...not a big pumpkin beer fan but this was decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (817) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 21, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Brownish copper color with a small off-white head. Pumpkin, clove, cinnamon & brown sugar on the nose. Medium-light body. Sweet on the palate with a slightly spiced sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5692) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
pours almost clear bright golden orange with a nice reviving light beige cap, leaving some lacing. very fruity maltiness - fresh ripened apricots, allspice, woodsy vanilla, brown sugar, astringent and bitter herbs, hint of chocolate and oranges, pepper. light carbonation, light to medium body - oily; semi-sweet grassy-spicy finish. spices are very well integrated. enjoyed!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrinkinWell (388) - - MAR 10, 2015
Pours a clear orangish copper. Thin head and lacing. Pumpkin spice on the nose. An almost bitter sweet due to the malts and spices. Not really my thing, but I see why people like it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (665) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a great pumpkin spice aroma, love it. Appearance- The beer is a murky golden orange with a fairly large white head. Taste-The flavor matches the aroma, great pumpkin taste. Palate- This is a medium bodied mildly carbonated beer. Overall- A really great pumpkin beer, will look for it next year.


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