While dog sitting, I had a chance to sample Dogfish Head Burton Baton Imperial IPA. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this East Coast Craft Brewery. If you have not read them, please read them to get to know Dogfish Head Brewery. Let us get into this IPA.
It has a clear dark copper to almost bronze color like with a nice white constant head. The aroma has a slight earthy, oak, vanilla, and citrus notes. The taste has a nice smooth slight vanilla notes along with an oak and citrus notes. The aftertaste has smooth oak and vanilla notes. It is a nice sipping beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.dogfish.com):
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This oak-aged hybrid 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 fermenting 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!
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Closing, I did not realize this brew is all year-long now. I always thought this was a seasonal. I am pretty happy to see Dogfish Head realizing the demands for their beers. It is a nice sipping and relaxing type of beer. This is a beer you will not be able to pound a few down in a day. There is some nice notes from oak, vanilla, to citrus notes. This is right way of making Oak IPA. There is a brewery in Michigan called Round Barn. They make similar beer called Oak IPA. I believe and it is not really good. I give them credit for trying. Dogfish Head Brewery did this beer right and gives the hopheads a little different. I recommend this beer and it should be pretty easy to find now since it is all year-long. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser
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