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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,847 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,847
Reviews: 1,755
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 317
Gots: 1,067 | FT: 29
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:
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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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottled 3/27/12

Pours hazy burnt orange and eventually clears up. Small head quickly fades to a white-ish layer of film.

More grapefruit hoppiness than i expected..in a good way. Some pine..then big creamy sweetness, some vanilla, caramel.

Taste is pretty mellow after 6 months but still has some bite to match grapefruit notes. Just the right amount of hops to work with the maturing sweetness. Bitterness and a bit of booze at the end.

Big, firm substantial DIPA or whatever you want to call this.

One of the more enjoyable DFH beers in my opinion..Gonna save one for a later date

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

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4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is a light, translucent copper with a thin layer of head that dissipates rather quickly, but leaves some nice lacing on the glass anyway. The nose is hoppy without a doubt. Malt flavors are upfront, but this offering is also quite hoppy throughout. The finish is not as hoppy as the best DIPAs out there, but this is clearly a blend of styles, so I don't think that it was designed to be a hop bomb.

BA classifies this offering as DIPA, the bar that was serving this on tap classified it as an Old/Strong Ale. DFH website states that it is a blend of two batches - a DIPA (probably 90 minute) and an Old ale (possibly Olde School).

Whatever it may be classified, it is certainly unique and very, very tasty. This baby is good for sipping as an after dinner treat. The only "problem" is that it is not boozy at all considering the high ABV and the 10% will sneak up quickly if one enjoys it too much.

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is sweet - golden, amber, hazy, nice "walls" of head remain on the outside of the glass. Smell is bitter sweet - maybe a candy or molasses coming through. Taste is like a very strong British bitter - hops are present but well balanced with the extra malt flavor. Like drinking 2 beers at the same time - I go back and forth between the more typical British ESB flavor and then back to caramel and hops. When you see the layers this is a sweet beer but makes you work to find all of these flavors.

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear and a burnt copper in color. Poured out with three fingers of off white head. Some thin, sticky lacing stuck to the sides of the glass.

S: Not a whole lot doing here except for caramel malt and a bit of oak. Dig deep and some orange-like citrus can be found.

T: A perfect mix of citrus and piney hops with the sweetness and woody taste of oak aging.

M: Smooth like an oak ale, but crisp like an IPA. Carbonation is medium, but is soft and tingly. Smooth and creamy.

O: I'm usually an IPA purist, but this is one cool beer. After finding out that this is a mix of two different styled beers that are then oaked together is impressive. It is hoppy like an IPA, but smooth like an oaked ale. It is truly like a 50/50 mix of the two giving it perfect balance.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle ive been sitting on for a while...Im hoping the bit of aging was a good thing.
Crazy hiss when opened...pours a hazy burnt orange with thick foamy head. Huge piney sharp hop aromas and a bit of oak/cedar. Really great oak/wood/cedar hop flavors with a very mellow hop (im really thinking the aging mellowed the hop out). Slight citrus and red ale type flavor. I really like the IPA nose but the citrus-like malty strong ale flavor. Easy drinker especially for the abv and a great DIPA...maybe along th elines of a Triple IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,847 ratings.