What’s interesting to me is the fact that they are a Utah brewery, where in-state alcohol limitations cap beers at 3.2% alcohol by weight (4% by volume), yet they are brewing high-strength beers to ship out of state. Punk’n, however, is an exception, being exactly 4% by volume. It follows the “template” for a “classic” pumpkin ale pretty closely.
Appearance: Amber-orange color, relatively clear; off-white head.
Smell: Spices are prominent, followed closely by sweet sugary aromas—fairly pie-like. A bit of toasty malt adds a graham crackery aroma that makes me think “pie crust.”
Taste: Malty with a spice bite: cinnamon and maybe allspice prominently. The spices seem to dry it out, in fact. Pleasant sweetness in the malts and there is a bit of that caramel-vegetable pumpkin character.
Mouthfeel: Nicely medium-bodied with a spicy-dry lingering finish.
Overall: Nice pumpkin ale, pleasant and spicy and brewed in the “classic” (pumpkin pie/spiced) vein. Enjoyable and worth picking up.