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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,923 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,923
Reviews: 1,770
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 334
Gots: 1,120 | FT: 30
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-08-2004

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
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4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving - Bottle poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass

A - A dark copper color with a one finger head that dissipates quickly. There is low carbonation with some sediment.

S - Resiny hops up front but still a very sweet malt presence in the background. Smells similar to barleywines I've had. Very subtle oaky hints.

T - Shockingly low amount of hops. Very sweet malt presence. Malt-forward with the oak presence showing its face shortly thereafter. Very odd for an IPA...different for sure but not in a totally terrible way.

M - A nice mouthfeel...a little creamy with a dry finish. Bitter on the sides of your tongue.

O - Very different from anything I've had before. I would say it drinks more like a barleywine than a DIPA. It's very malt-forward for an IPA but enjoyable. Although, this is definitely a sipper.

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

Appearance - The beer was a dark coppery color with a sense of cloudiness throughout the glass.

Smell - The oak jumps out more than the hops. Notes of vanilla and dark fruits are available if the drinker searches.

Taste - The initial taste is sweet grass and dark fruits. The oakiness from the aging gives a sense of vanilla, but it fades quickly. The lemony hops come toward the back of the taste and are somewhat abrasive. The hops are most notable in the grassy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - The thickness is a little more reflective of a barleywine. Certainly, this beer has some staying power.

Overall - I am really not a fan of aged IPAs/DIPAs. I would drink this one, but I would not seek it.

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,923 ratings.