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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,723 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,723
Reviews: 1,730
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 301
Gots: 962 | FT: 26
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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Big nose of booze, wood, and resinous piney hops.

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 5,723 ratings.