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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,520 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,520
Reviews: 1,718
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 295
Gots: 880 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
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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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4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great overall beer, I'm not by any means an expert on this stuff. I love my IPA's and when this came to me via a client who wanted to get rid of beer her ex left behind I figured what's the worst that could happen, like it or dump it down the drain.

This never got close to a drain, great beer!!

schmoyer1, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of ryannosaurus
4.81/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy dark red-amber with some floaties. Nice finger and a half of light tan creamy head, which leaves a bit of lacing despite the abv.

Smell is earthy oak, sweet dates and toffee, and a big hint of the 10% abv

Taste is big wonderful malt and oak, significant alcohol burn, vanilla, maple, and hints of citrus in the aftertaste. Balanced sweeter than 72 IBU's would let on.

Firm body is slightly lightened by significant CO2 and alcohol.

I haven't tried a lot of DFH's BA efforts, not through lack of interest but mostly lack of availability (and my own ignorance). This one is so big, boozy, sweet and woody it strikes more like a light barleywine than a double IPA. I'd love to taste one of these with a few years of proper cellaring, but it certainly is wonderful right now.

ryannosaurus, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

chewymangos, Today at 01:44 AM
Photo of PatrickKellyCT
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orangy/brown with a thin ring of lace, and pretty much no head

Smell is out of this world: caramel, oak, toffee, dark fruits, tropical fruits...really a little bit of everything.

Taste is very good as well, first the oak and dark fruits, then some alcohol in the middle, with some sweet caramel on the back end. Tremendous.

Mouthfeel is big, bold, sticky with a decent amount of carbonation.

Superb beer.

PatrickKellyCT, Today at 01:42 AM
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4.12/5  rDev -2.8%

OohKitties, Today at 12:35 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

AWB3, Yesterday at 05:11 AM
Photo of ljbonadonna92
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Awesome beer. Oak is very prominent in both the taste and the nose. strong notes of vanilla and hops flood your nose and the first couple of sips are very citrusy. As you work your way down the beer more complex flavors start to unfold like a more powerful vanilla and oak taste. the alcohol is masked well for the most part but you can still taste and feel that 10% abv.

this beer is definitely for IPA lovers who are looking for sweeter and more complex flavors.

ljbonadonna92, Yesterday at 04:54 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,520 ratings.