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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 5,992
Reviews: 1,787
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 340
Gots: 1,174 | FT: 33
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-08-2004

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
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12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Rusty amber with less than a fingers worth of head that dissipates quickly. Cloudy with low carbonation.

Grapefruit zest, orange cream, pine needles, lemon, caramel and toffee.

Grapefruit juice, orange cream, lemon meringue and pine sap. Touches of peach and papaya with suggestions of lime. The backbone is perfectly balanced with caramel, toffee and candy sugar. Just a touch of naked oak on the finish.

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Copper in colour, with a moderately-sized off-white head.

The oak jumps out the most in the nose, followed by a nice dose of caramel malt and juicy, citrus hops. Orange, grapefruit. Some pine. It all melds very well together, the oak modifying and complementing the hops and malt.

Like the nose, oak is upfront in the taste, pretty strong. Caramel malt after that. The hops are present (some citrus and pine) but I find they get a bit overcome by the oak. Booze is noticeable but not overly so considering the high ABV.

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
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