Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 5,745
Reviews: 1,734
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 302
Gots: 986 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
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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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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
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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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.86/5  rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Red, mahogany small small amount of purple when help up to the sun light. a little hazy Incredible color. aggressive pour into a FFF Teku glass which gave me about a quarter inch thick white head. easily agitated into 1/8th inch head. great lacing.

N: little citrus, lots of malt, carmel, fruit-non specific,

T: malt, citrus, brown sugar

M: thick, rich, coats the inside of your mouth

O: not one of my favorites from DFH. I think I prefer it fresh, but this wasn't kept in ideal conditions throughout its cellaring life so I would want to try a few more to be sure.

Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pretty deep copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell has plenty of hops, a bit of pine to it. Taste starts off dry and very bitter, get smoother as the glass goes down. Some tropical fruits, pine, very dry. Alcohol is present throughout. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, a pretty good beer, but not as good as I expected.

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,745 ratings.