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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,142 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,142
Reviews: 1,689
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 269
Gots: 725 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber.

Smells of strong citrus notes including orange juice, and grapefruit. Some oakiness as well.

Tastes similar to the nose. There's a lot of citrusy, mainly orange, flavor. The oak flavor comes out more on the pallet now.

Oddly enough, it becomes more drinkable as I have more.

I usually don't like Dogfish Head's IPAs, but this one isn't bad.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer has a copper/amber body with a dense inch or more of light tan head. The aroma brings sweet bread, dank hops, bread, booze. Robust and bold. An agressively hopped beer with a big malt body. Sticky and resinous. Without a doubt one of the better offerings from Dogfish Head. Some tangy citrus, lightly sweet. The oak character is mild, which is probably a good thing. Overall, an interesting beer and one is have again.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,142 ratings.