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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 5,443
Reviews: 1,710
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 289
Gots: 853 | FT: 25
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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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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

DFH's most underrated beer. A great DIPA that knocks you with big hop and grapefruit.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Photo of hagbergl
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Dogfish Head Burton Baton, bottled 7/27/14, straight from the brewery in Milton, Delaware. Drank out of my Dogfish Head snifter.

Appearance: Beautiful red copper color with a tightly bubbled white head and a serious amount of carbonation and soapy lacing.

Smell: The nose is downright sexy. Candied orange, pink grapefruit, caramel and toffee (lending some American barleywine type characteristics) and sweet alcohol (see previous parenthetical) make this beer irresistible.

Taste: A very complex flavor profile resulting from a balance that most IPAs (willingly) do not strike. The sweet citrus (orange/grapefruit) flavors of IPA mix with a big note of caramel/vanilla old ale goodness and ride the length of the tongue into the finish, which is very dry, juicy, and has a slight bit of alcohol sweetness and spiciness. This isn't the least bit offensive, and rather adds some dimension and drinkability because the alcohol cuts the sweetness of the foretaste. The taste is, as the nose hinted at, reminiscent of an American barleywine. But that's how big east coast Imperial IPAs used to be brewed.

Mouthfeel: very well executed feel. The vigorous carbonation makes this very big beer more drinkable than it should be. The finish is dry, making me want to take another sip. I gladly will.

hagbergl, Sep 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

BergBeer, Sep 24, 2014
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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
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