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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,132 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,132
Reviews: 1,689
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 268
Gots: 718 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
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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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BrewMaster

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4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured from a 12 oz bottle with no freshness markings on it into a 25 oz crystal sniffer glass. The beer pours a glowing orange color with a billowing off-white head. The head thins rather quickly but swirling revives and creamy head that shows better retention. The head is very sticky and coats the sides of the glass with lacing.

Smell: Earhty hoppiness opens scent. Contributions smelling of grass, dried peaches, pine, raspberry seed, and a light maltiness fighting through with some caramel scents. The nose is dominated by the hop smell.

Taste: The flavor opens malty with a strong fruit character. It slides more to a pectin-like dried fruit flavor with brown sugar. The hop flavor is dry and quite significant giving a light bitterness up front that fades to reveal more enjoyable maltiness. The malt is very fruity near the end with tastes of berries, spicy peach slurpee, straw and a light earthy component that is present through the entire beer but stronger near the end. This beer is resiny sweet and very complex.

Mouthfeel: Very sticky with a warmth to it in the mouth. It leaves a sweet, syrupy aftertaste all over my mouth. The fruitiness makes it feel very refreshing.

Drinkability: This beer is very well done. No flavor of alcohol at all. They hide the 10% magnificently with delicate layers of hop and malt flavor. I recommend you try this one if you haven't already.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2005 23:33:20 | More by BrewMaster
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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,132 ratings.