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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
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5,139 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,139
Reviews: 1,689
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 269
Gots: 723 | 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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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep and hazy brownish amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing.

Smell: An earthy and juicy hop forward aroma with good hints of citrus, wood, and sweet caramel. Upfront blend of earthy and floral hops with big hints of grass and pine resin. Citrus hop hints of orange, grapefruit, lemon, and mango. Barrel hints of oak, vanilla, and wood. Sweet malt presence with hints of caramel, biscuit, grains, and yeast. Sweet hints of brown sugar. Subtle dark fruit hints of raisin and dates. A very good aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma previews, a juicy and earthy hop forward taste with big notes of citrus, pine, wood, and caramel. Upfront juicy and oily taste of earthy and floral hops with notes of grass and pine resin. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange, mango, and lemon. Solid balanced barrel presence with notes of wood, oak, and vanilla. Sweet bready malt with notes of caramel, biscuit, grains, yeast, and cracker. Sweet notes of brown sugar. Dark fruit undertones with notes of raisin, dates, and fig. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Oily and fairly chewy. Somewhat boozy but still fairly smooth for its size.

Overall: A really good twist on a imperial IPA. The barrel adds some interesting notes without overwhelming the hops. A very good balanced blend.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 02:50:19 | More by MattyG85
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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,139 ratings.