Episode 152 – Dogfish Head Burton Baton

Although officially considered an Imperial IPA, a style that owes its existence to the American west coast, the Burton Baton is actually a mix of an Imperial IPA and an English Old Ale. Called “threads,” the two beers are then “threaded” together in to a 10,000 gallon oak tank where it ages. Around one pound of hops PER BARREL are added to this brew to make it nice and hoppy hoppy. It turns out that this beer is bold, flavorful, and really tells a story as you drink it, as there are separate flavor profiles during different stages of the drinking process! At 10% ABV, this is a big, yummy beer, and another win from Dogfish Head – but really, who’s surprised?