Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 5,751
Reviews: 1,736
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 302
Gots: 994 | FT: 27
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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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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Burton Baton is a clear brown/mohagony color. Pours a large, dense, and creamy, light tan head with good retention and leaves heavy lacing. Smells of booze, dark fruit, malt, and a bit of floral hops.

Booze is showcased in the taste as well, along with heavy caramel malts, dry dark bread, raisins, floral hops, and a bit of pine. Mouthfeel is heavy and chewy, with average carbonation.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on May 2013, drank end of October. I wouldn't normally keep an IPA around this long but the bottle says it will age very well!

A: Caramel brown with minimal head - turns to lacing pretty quick.

S: Much more malty than I expected. Caramel, sweet banana bread, some pineapple and peach.

T: Oh man. It's like a pale ale that had both the malt and hops turned way up. Big caramel notes with a great range of hops flavours: chamomile, lavender floral notes, earthy notes of pine and oak, and orange citrus. Ends with earthy bitterness but coated in caramel, so the bitterness of the hops is totally taken care of.

O: Wow, I really enjoyed this beer. Much more malty than I had expected but it struck a great balance because of it.

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,751 ratings.