Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by MCDuhamel:
4.2/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle at cellar temperature into a Sam Adams beer glass. A dense white head forms and follows the beer down the glass, leaving pretty heavy lacing in its wake. The dark copper liquor is completely clear with moderate carbonation. The nose is apple skin, dried apricot, and slightly piney hops. The flavor shows apricot, honey, and hops, with a slight minerality and a sourness at the finish. The wood shows at the very end, lending a nice balance. The alcoholic strength does not show. The mouthfeel is heavy and coating. Overall the beer is a nicely balanced IPA, not just a coarse hop bomb, but with a definite bitterness. Both the wood and the hops are restrained, allowing the malt to show through. A very nice American IPA that is a refreshing change from the overdone oak and hop teas that are flooding the market.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2011 00:04:58 | More by MCDuhamel
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4.1/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 5/14/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toast, toffee, bread, oak, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus/floral hops, oak, and dark/bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, floral, grass, light pine, oak, light vanilla, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toast, toffee, bread, floral, grass, light pine, oak, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance, robustness, and complexity of juicy citrus/floral hops, oak, and dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth, creamy, and lightly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent oak aged DIPA. All around great complexity and balance of citrus/floral hops, oak, and dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 03:22:01 | More by superspak
Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,167 ratings.