Dogfish Head's Punkin Ale won a positive review from the blog Dethroner (a field guide for the modern man) today.
In Pumpkin Beer That Doesn’t Suck: Dogfish Head Punkin Ale, Joel Johnson praises Dogfish Head's fall offering as "a fully round ale with just the right balance of pumpkin, spice, and malt flavors—and just a touch of brown sugar." He suggests checking it out when one is in the New England.
New England? Hrmph! That's Delaware's beer.
At least one commenter thought that the spelling "punkin" was a pun (or its kin?), maybe based on the notion that the Dogfish version of pumpkin beer was so much better than others that it could be said (in the vernacular, of course) to be "Punking" the other beers.
I set them straight, pointing out the the beer is a part of our Punkin' Chunkin' heritage.