This may come as a shock, but I have never actually had the experience known to the rest of the world as "pumpkin beer." This is not for lack of want — I am a fan of pumpkins and fall spices in just about any form. But this seasonal beer is often a blink-and-miss-it affair, and seemingly, I am constantly blinking. No longer! I thought it fitting to break into the pumpkin beer world with Dogfish Head's Punkin Ale, widely acknowledged by both pumpkin beer lovers and eschewers for being one of the tastiest offerings out there.