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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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94
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5,154 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,154
Reviews: 1,689
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 270
Gots: 728 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sit back, relax and ENJOY. Not a beer to hurry through.

My bottle poured with a nice, thin mousse that settled fairly quickly. It has the restrained carbonation that one should expect in an ale of this age and type. What really caught my attention was the color and the lively appearance of the ale. It seems vibrant, copper orange with a depth. Beautiful to look at.

I'm not one to pick up oak scents, they just seem to escape me. At first I do pick up lighter malt and yeast on the nose. Nothing too strong. As the ale warms I get the hoppy notes. I imagine that there is some dry hopping done but it's not a "sock on the nose" like most American IPAs.

The hop bitterness comes through very quickly, and it's needed to balance out the sweetness of the malts here. There are a lot of hops in this ale. I do not detect the alcohol warmth that one expects in a 10% ABV ale, it's hidden in layers of velvet malt, lemon rind and a musky white grape. This is no beginner beer.

The mouthfeel is on the heavy side, as you WOULD expect for an Imperial IPA.

Enjoyable and a successful brewing strategy ("two threads" of ales blended.)

Serving type: bottle

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,154 ratings.