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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 5,991
Reviews: 1,787
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 340
Gots: 1,172 | FT: 33
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-08-2004

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
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Ratings: 5,991 | Reviews: 1,787
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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,991 ratings.