Burton Baton | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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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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Maybe my favorite DFH beer so far, although there are plenty I haven’t tried yet. Very unusual and very tasty to boot. This kicks the ass of regular 90 minute IPA by a mile to me. Odd to age a hoppy beer in my mind but this one works in a way that others I won’t name simply fail.

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Very creamy mouthfeel with a medium full body and moderate but ample carbonation. Long finish.

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,644 ratings