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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,636 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,636
Reviews: 1,726
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 299
Gots: 921 | FT: 23
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
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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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4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a burnt amber with one finger of head, dissipates to a light cap and sticky lacing.

S - Wood, resiny hops, and grapefruit. A very mild burning, presumably due to the alcohol, if breathing in deep too quickly.

T - Sweet toffee continuing into roasted malt and hops with grapefruit and bitterness in the aftertaste. Bitterness is substantial but not overpowering like some IPAs. Impressively no alcohol really comes through despite the ABV.

M - Medium body and carbonation, slightly oily from the hops.

O - I very nice IPA, well hopped but not oppressive with a wonderful aroma. Adds some interesting depth to a normal IPA without deviating beyond recognition. Obviously not a session beer based on the alcohol content, but sure drinks like one.

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
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