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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,272 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,272
Reviews: 1,701
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 277
Gots: 784 | FT: 24
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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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Bottled on 4/31/13.

Appearance: Amber/orange and opaque. Frothy cap of off-white foam.

Aroma: Deep pine and orange tones from the hops. Touch of alcohol.

Taste: Big initial bitterness with good hop flavor to keep it interesting. Similar to the aroma with lots of pine and a fair amount of orange along with other sweet fruits. Wasn't expecting this much hop flavor and bitterness from an oak-aged beer. Some good barley flavor in there with hints of caramel. Not getting much oak but definitely a bit of heat from the alcohol, especially on the back end. Finish is smooth and there is lingering alcohol and bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall it has a similar flavor profile to a Scotch Ale or Barleywine but more rough around the edges.

Mouthfeel: Between medium and full in body. The oak-aging has given a great smoothness to the beer which helps to counteract the bitterness and make this big beer quite drinkable.

Final Thoughts: Perhaps it's my penchant for big IPAs and Scotch Ales, but Burton Baton nearly surpassed my expectations. Oak-aging an IPA seems counterintuitive but the chosen hops definitely stand up to the challenge and mixing in a non-aged IPA recaptures all the fresh bitterness hop heads like myself crave. Good one DFH. Would I drink it again? Yes.

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,272 ratings.