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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,522 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,522
Reviews: 1,719
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 297
Gots: 882 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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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on draft at sams in Durham, into a shaker.

pours a cloudy off amber with a small head. smell is big on hops, but in the aged/subdued way. taste is definitely hoppy and boozy and the oak is very apparent. not the most complex of beers but the flavor is nice and it is what it claims to be. full bodied with low carbonation.

overall a good, somewhat different, boozy IPA. not for everyday drinking but very good nonetheless.

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I sat on a bottle for 4 months, thinking it may change some flavor.

A) Copper, rusty orange leaves a two finger head that slowly disapates and leaves a good amount of lacing.

S) Oak up front immeditly, not too much hop character in the smell.

T) Oak, then pine and earthy hop charactistics. Bourbon flavor at the end. Nice no fusal alcohol in the finish. Goes down smooth. Good thing I only had one becuase one can get tanked off this brew.

M) smooth, with a little sting around the gums. Second sip felt more heavy than the first.

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,522 ratings.