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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,050 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,050
Reviews: 1,687
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 264
Gots: 687 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This oak-aged gentle giant has been gaining popularity over the past few years and is now available year-round.

For Burton Baton, we brew two "threads," or batches, of beer: an English-style old ale and an imperial IPA.

After fementating the beers separately in our stainless tanks, they're transferred and blended together in one of our large oak tanks. Burton Baton sits on the wood for about a month.

When enjoying the Burton Baton, you'll find an awesome blend of the citrus notes from Northwestern hops melding with woody, vanilla notes from the oak. The wood also tends to mellow the 10% ABV of Burton, so tread cautiously!

70 IBU

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-08-2004)
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Well hello, 2011 vintage 12 oz bottle! It's been a while since I've had one of these, so can't give a fair comparison on a fresh bottle...

Pours with a HUGE head that took several minutes to shrink from 3 inches to 1/4 inch. TONS of lacing in my snifter.

Smells like a malty double IPA. Hops are no longer the main event in the nose. I'm getting some hops, sweet malt and some caramel.

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,050 ratings.