Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by charlzm:
4.38/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a deep clear amber with a one finger head that quickly becomes a patchy layer of foam.
Aroma is HOPS, specifically the Pacific Northwest oily/citrus variety. Careful examination also reveals a sweet, bready aroma in the background.
Beer is thick and chewy, coming to within an inch of coating the mouth. Some carbonation makes the flavors more urgent.
Speaking of the flavors... do you like hops? You'd better if you plan on enjoying this one. Buttery smooth at first, a sweet caramel malt note opens proceedings. Then the palate character changes to a substantial, well-considered, well-controlled bitterness. Surprisingly, the flavor is balanced and drinkable, though more a sipper than a gulper. Some oak notes present, then a resiny alcohol sendoff as the beer goes down. Some residual alcohol burn finishes things up.
This is the best-tasting, best-drinking DIPA I have ever had.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2008 00:38:06 | More by charlzm
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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 5,165 ratings.