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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,157 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 5,157
Reviews: 1,689
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 271
Gots: 729 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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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nhindian

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4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Opens with a pop and pours a molten gold stream until it forms a beautiful 3-fingered, cavernous, bubbling head. Retention is okay, it built more head than I thought and held onto it just how I expected for the alcohol. Body is a light copper with orange highlights, definitely harkening back to an IPA in that sense. Thanks to the head, it actually has a ton of lacing which is a nice extra touch.

S - Smell is certainly interesting... it's a bit confusing as IPAs are usually recommended fresh, so picking up oak and vanilla notes mixed with the IPA offerings is a bit unusual. The predominant smells with this beer are actually the oak, vanilla, and smoked flavors, with the citrus hops taking a back seat. Getting a bit excited for this...

T - The taste doesn't fail to deliver either. It's a bit interesting, as it kind of reminds me of a hoppier barleywine. The malts up front are very sweet, and the oak and vanilla linger. Getting some hints of honey in the aftertaste, where the bitterness shines. Getting little of the citrus found in the nose until the very end and it is apparent in the finish. I really like how this one came together.

M - Mouthfeel is heavy with medium carbonation. The finish is sticky and coats the mouth while many of the flavors come through in the long finish.

D - Drinkability is moderately high. The mix between the flavors keeps everything fresh and complex, while the 10% ABV is hidden incredibly well. The only thing I could see detracting from this beer is the overly sweet front-end.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2010 03:23:17 | More by nhindian
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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,157 ratings.