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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,131 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,131
Reviews: 1,689
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 268
Gots: 718 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-02-2012 18:25:08 | More by Calculat0r
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03-02-2012 02:10:12 | More by billybrew21
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-01-2012 20:30:06 | More by brandonasplundh
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-01-2012 19:32:16 | More by j2thek7777
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-01-2012 18:30:49 | More by bkrbdan
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-01-2012 13:37:55 | More by polopaul20
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-01-2012 05:31:33 | More by quilty
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

03-01-2012 02:02:15 | More by Apex
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4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer itself is a nice copper and with a slight brownish tinge. When poured, the beer creates a decent amount of head but dissipates quickly. Some lacing stays but it drains rather quickly.

The piney hops are dominated by he other smells. Primarily, I get hints of vanilla mixed with oak and some roasted malts. Furthermore, there is also a bit of a boozy smell.

The hops are bitter and the vanilla mixes well with it. I primarily get a slight taste of roasted malts and oak but teh hops compliment them well. The aftertaste is smoky and roasted malts with hints of oak.

The alcohol gives a slight burning sensation on the tongue and throat. The beer is slightly velvety but with a heavy body.

A pretty good beer to have every once and a while. It's certainly one of the more interesting beer that I've had.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 00:06:13 | More by HattedClassic
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New York

3.63/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Frothy head, classic to darken color, citrus and dust on the nose, rich mouth feel, grapefruit tastes and not over oaked, some of the ABV shows on the pallet.

I like this beer but feel that the 90min is better. More hoppy flavor found on this one here.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 23:14:48 | More by RollBounce
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

50th review!

bottle date 8/13/2010

poured into tulip glass

appearance: cloudy golden amber with thick fluffy cream head

aroma: huge oak nose with a pine background

palate: big body, strong alcohol, medium carbonation

taste: tastes like a thick IPA with nice smooth oaky malt flavors

overall: celebrated finishing a huge test with a huge beer. very good, would try again for sure!

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 20:51:36 | More by mobius387
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

02-29-2012 18:34:15 | More by gwdavis
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

02-28-2012 23:18:56 | More by BugTownPub
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-27-2012 17:11:21 | More by beef13
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-27-2012 12:36:19 | More by stoutlover1978
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-27-2012 04:06:22 | More by jbozley
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New York

5/5  rDev +18.2%

02-27-2012 03:34:51 | More by Jimbrew
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.58/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz brown pop top, bottled 3-1-10...though it's an IIPA, this says it ages gracefully...guess we'll see. Thanks to Alewatcher for this one!

Appearance: Hazy amber brew; it was almost impossible to keep a decent bit of the substantial sediment out of the glass here. Into my lazer-etched New Belgium globe, this pours with a large, creamy ivory cap that shows good retention.

Smell: Sticky sweet pale and caramel malts, backed with a moderate boozy kick (a bit unexpected after two years) and fruity, woody (perhaps a touch of pine?) hops. No real oak presence detected. Sort of like an aged American barleywine?

Taste: More from the wood in the flavor. The DFH website says that this is actually two beers: an English-style Old Ale and an Imperial IPA blended together and aged on oak. It doesn't really quite taste like either of these styles. The oak is actually fairly light on the palate, but you definitely know it's there: you get a sort of dry, tannic woodiness. Hops have faded quite a bit, to a sort of sweet, candied citrus quality along with a hint of herbal character. Bitterness is moderate; likely it was much more when this was fresh. There is a hint of toasted coconut here, which is VERY nice, as well as some subtle fruitiness. It's not 'bad' beer in any sense of the word, but for me, it doesn't quite come together to be inspiring. Alcohol is hidden quite well.

Mouthfeel: Full, sticky

Overall: I'm a real fan of some of DFH's brews, but this one doesn't quite come together for me. However, the coconut notes, together with the sweetness and the hint of oak work very nicely. Still, at $12-15 a four pack, this is not something I'd pick up again (unlike DFH's Palo Santo and Worldwide Stout!)

B- to C+ overall

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 03:04:34 | More by BedetheVenerable
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The is beer is pretty, if you hold it up to the light its looks like a glowing amber aura. I am partial to anything oak aged, that being said this is the best IPA dogfish has to offer, and one of the best Double IPAs easily available.

Sweet and malty with a smooth bouquet of various floral notes. Subtle but lingering oaky finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 06:43:45 | More by Remydakine
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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
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