Burton Baton | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Burton BatonBurton Baton
6,591 Ratings
Burton BatonBurton Baton

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

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

Added by Todd on 12-08-2004

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Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: deep orange hue with a touch of haze and almost 2 fingers of frothy tan foam. Nice.

Smell: deep, rich, caramelly malt with a little bit of funky, citrusy hops coming through. It's a little spicy as well, which is an interesting component. I like it well enough.

Taste: deep and dank; it's in the same close family as american strong ales and american barleywines, though it is milder than those two. Murky strong malt combines with funky, somewhat sharp hops and plenty of bitterness to create a pretty tasty outcome.

Mouthfeel: big body with a nice level of carbonation. This one treads the line between creamy and silky; it works for me.

Overall: this is a tasty strong IPA, but it's not really exceptional for me. It seems pretty middle-of-the-road in its class.

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,591 ratings
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