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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,853 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,853
Reviews: 1,756
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 318
Gots: 1,068 | FT: 29
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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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3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

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3.59/5  rDev -15.3%
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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4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-a bright amber color with a fingers worth of creamy head that sticks to the glass

S-citric hops, bready malt, caramel touch of oak and vanilla. Definitely gets sweeter as the beer warms.

T-the taste certainly has a fair amount of citrus hops, but the taste is predominately sweet with a nice bready quality to it. Sticky caramel, vanilla, and a bit of oak finish things off. For 10% the alcohol is very well hidden.

M-medium body, good carbonation, sticky mouthfeel

Overall I am not picking up much of the IPA elements, but it is still an excellent beer

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,853 ratings.