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Punkin Ale 7.0%, Dogfish Head Brewery, United States
30 ratings
3.5
Punkin Ale
7.0% Pumpkin Ale
Every beer has a story, here's Punkin Ale... A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. We brew our Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, brown sugar and spices. As the season cools, this is the perfect beer to warm up with. Punkin Ale is named after the seriously off-centered southern Delaware extravaganza Punkin Chunkin (check out some of these Discovery Channel videos of Punkin Chunkin, you gotta see it to believe it!). In fact, Punkin Ale made its debut as it claimed first prize in the 1994 Punkin Chunkin Recipe Contest. Yes, that was a full 6 months before we even opened our doors for business! Since its debut, we've brewed Punkin Ale each and every fall. It is released right around Sept. 1 each year. When you find it, grab some extra because it's usually gone by Thanksgiving.

Reviews

Post author: Jason A
Jason A
@ Arooga's Grill House & Sports Bar
2 months ago
4.0

Post author: Paulorfo
Paulorfo
2 months ago
1.5

Post author: Hmlutz
Hmlutz
2 months ago
3.3

Post author: Bibi_deba
Bibi_deba
5 months ago
3.0

Post author: Edgeworth
Edgeworth
1 year ago
Punkin Ale, United States
3.4
At off-roads craft beer house with my son-in-law trying another pumpkin ale. Short head, totally clear. Light orange color fading to a golden yellow. Faint pumpkin aroma. Flavor is sour, and tart pumpkin spice. Turns bitter as the finish approaches. As it enters the finish, a lingering cinnamon spice.

Post author: Bierkapitän
Bierkapitän
2 years ago
3.0

Post author: Mr X
Mr X
@ PJ Whelihan's (formerly the Pizza Pub).
2 years ago
Punkin Ale, United States
2.9
Average pumpkin ale. Has pumpkin and is lightly spiced. Nothing special. Out for dinner.

Post author: Fmk2189
Fmk2189
@ Smith's Grocery
3 years ago
Punkin Ale, United States
3.0
It's ok not really my style I have been wanting to try this one sense October, has the taste of pumpkin pie and pear, not bad just not my style

Post author: Jul C
Jul C
3 years ago
4.0

Post author: WexiLahti
WexiLahti
@ Drinks of the World, Geneva
3 years ago
Punkin Ale, United States
3.9
My first Pumpkin Ale this year. I had to buy this and another one although they violate my rule of "sticking to local"; the Pumpkin Ales are for some reason almost not at all available in Finland. Hopefully someone fixes it for the next season.  🧡🎃🧡 The beer fills the glass rather lucid, deep copper. The reasonable, short carbonation helps build a pure white, tiny-bubbled head that exceeds one finger. The foamy pillow shrinks soon to zero. The nose receives rather strong nutmeg and a distinct nuance of cinnamon. The pumpkin rolls forward after some warming of the beer and is further seasoned with cardamom. My nose picks also brown sugar somewhere from the distance. The gustatory experience is nice and unique to Pumpkin Ales: rather sweet malt with a faint caramelly twist and more dominant pumpkin. The season's spices -- cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom -- can be relatively easily detected among the components. The taste profile contains also brown sugar, a bit of orange juice, remote lemon pulp and a delicate note of vanilla. The body is light to light-medium. The finish offers medium-sweet pumpkin juice, caramel malt, a nice punch of lemon pulp and a dollop of orange zest. The spices have moved to the sidelines. The aftertaste gains a slightly more bitter twist while it lingers in the mouth for a rather long time. The mouthfeel is lip-glueing, neatly spiced and wintery. The mouthfeel is also soft, juicy and unique. NOTE: The barcode takes to Festina Pêche by the same brewery.