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RATINGS: 2053   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tschlift (4) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2006 does not count
bottle. I think the dogfish head stands apart from the rest of the pumpkin beers as they used brown ale as their base. The aroma is a bit subdued but you get the normal nutmeg and cinnamon flavors. On the palate, it is very smooth and balanced beer. The finish is long and refreshing. This may be the best pumpkin beer of the season.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2006
first had this on tap at Spuyten Duyvil last November, but didnt take notes. 12 oz bottle. Pours a nice clear light amber/orange with a frothy off white head. Aroma is of nutmeg, cinnamon, sweet malts. Taste is all of the above with some pumpkin in there also, and some bitter citrus hops to balance. very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2006
12 oz bottle via trade (thanks Ross) Small head that quickly dissappears.Hazy amber color. Spicey, bready floral punkin (sp?) aroma with some orange notes. Medium bodied. Very very interesting flavor. Pretty much just like it smells. Punkin, orange citrus hops and bready. Smooth finish and the alcohol comes through at the end. The hoppy punkin/orange fizzy aftertaste is nice and lingers just the right amount of time. Not a beer i would drink more than one of (at a time), but quite refreshing and very unique. One more thing, it is BALANCED. I have tried 2 Doghead brews to date, and they were both extrmely balanced between the malts and hops. I do appreciate that fact as so few big beers attain that nice balance..

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2006
Bottle. Nice pumpkin aroma - more pumpkin than pumpkin spice if that makes any sense. Also very sweet. Deep orange, small orange/white head. Nice taste - brown ale maltiness with sweet pumpkin and hops. I actually found it way too sweet, as it doesnt balance well at all (a delicate act with these pumpkin beers in my experience). Sticky sweet full fizzy mouthfeel. Not bad!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Pours an orangey copper with a quarter-inch tan head. Smells spicy. Clove and nutmeg and light cinnamon in the nose. Sweet spice. Tart and fruity underneath, spiced baked apple aromas. Lots of spicey flavors as mentioned in the smell. Nutmeg, clove, allspice, cinnamon. Some pumpkin flavors in there as well. Fruity malt behind all the above. Some hops in the finish, medium bodied and lightly sour. Pretty easy drinker around the holidays. I have found my new regular for my once-a-year pumkin ale fix!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Smells liek punkin pie. the bottle didnt gush, but foam kept coming out of the top. I decided to not put this one in a glass as they are all dirty. Liek I indicated, it smells like pumkin pie, but that doesnt so much carry through to the taste. It is pretty full bodied. Theresnot much ber taste to this one. Its just filled with spice with a predominate pumkin flavour standing out. I may enjoy it more carving a pumkin at halloween, but dont find it all that exciting...

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2006
Dark orange-amber. Light fizzy head. Strong pumpkin and spice aroma. The question is how much pumpkin and how much flavouring. Cool novelty beer but I cannot see anyone drinking more than one bottle. Full mouth flavour of cold pumpkin pie.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (3033) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 31, 2006
I enjoy pumpkin ales and this one was above average. The spices were much more prevelant than the pumpkin flavor, as this one tasted like a fall fest style beer with a touch of pumpkin. Nice amber color and the flavor was complemented by a slightly higher touch of alcohol. Some breadiness to it and a noticeable presence of some degree of bittering hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Great pumpkin pie and spice aroma. Flavor was mild, pumpkin, spice, just like Thanksgiving. Very good and refreshing without being over the top.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2006
I generally dont like pumpkin ales, but if anybody could pull it off DH could. I really like this beer. Nice sweet rice flavors of pumpkin spices mixed with a great full flavored beer. Need I say more.


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