Dogfish Head’s Punkin (7% ABV and 28 IBU) is a pumpkin beer from the makers of “off-centered stuff for off-centered people”. Besides the basic ingredients for beer, pumpkin, brown sugar, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg are added. Think of this as pumpkin pie in a glass. Punkin pours what my son described as orange almond brown and has a two-finger head. One can detect the pumpkin and spices on the nose. The pumpkin and spice taste is subtle – you know it is there, but it is not over-powering. Punkin is a very good seasonal ale and it would go very well with the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. This beer was featured on the Discovery channel show Brewmaster’s and was interesting to watch.
Website description – “A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. We brew our Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, organic brown sugar and spices. This is the perfect beer to warm-up with, as the season cools.”