Saturday, October 11, 2008

Punkin Ale, Dogfish Head, Milton Delaware

Our next pumpkin offering comes from Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware. They are home to some fairly extreme ales, so I am excited to see how punk the Punkin is....

It pours a dark amber, more pumpkin in color than the other's I've sample so far. It has a medium creamy head.

The smell is very spicey, it has a very full aroma.

The body is a little light. It tastes of an array of spices, kind of a mash up of the cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and brown sugar - which gives it a general spiciness. It isn't too pumpkin pie and the pumpkin is too predominant. It's not sweet (due in part - I believe - to the fact that it is a brown beer). It is mildly malty. As it warms the malt comes out more, but the spice hangs in there as well.

The aftertaste is a little thin. It rounds out nicely, but a little quickly, leaving just a mild spice in the mouth.

All-in-all, not overly extreme, so still quite drinkable to the new-comers of pumpkin beer. Punkin ale and other Dogfish Head beers are widely available. It is 7% with 24 IBU's,


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