Punkin Ale by Dogfish Head

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 9:08am -- Anonymous (not verified)
Punkin Ale by Dogfish Head
Available in 4 pack bottles for $8.99. A limited time only!
Beer Style:  Vegetable Beer
Story has it that the early settlers who were short on traditional malts added pumpkin to their brews, leading to the birth of pumpkin ales.
Appearance:  Hazy orange pour with a slight head
Aroma:  Cinnamon, Nutmeg, pumpkin allspice
Mouth-feel:  Somewhat creamy, medium bodied
Taste:  Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, allspice and brown sugar
Overall:  I haven't had this beer in a few years, as it has not been available in Indiana.  What I remembered about he beer is that at the time I though it had too much spice.  That’s not the case now.
Cinnamon hits on the nose with the allspice and nutmeg to follow. Just the right amount of pumpkin in the middle with brown sugar and something like graham cracker on the finish.
Very hard to find the alcohol here with all this flavor! ABV = 7% IBU = 28
I would put this up against ANY other pumpkin ale! Excellent flavor for the style-without going over the top.
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