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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,527 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,527
Reviews: 1,720
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 298
Gots: 884 | 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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Photo of beerpirates
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into my lost abbey stemware glass

pours dark red amber color, with a small fluffy head.
the aroma is strong right from the bottle and even greater in the glass. The aroma is strong in oak, citrus, grapefruit and raisins. The flavor is very complex, sweet through out. Upfront is caramel, and some vanilla/oak. followed by citrus grapefruit and raisins. This is really good.
The palate is a light to medium body, with an alcohol finish but is very smooth.
Overall very Well done !

beerpirates, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of vrbulldog22
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

vrbulldog22, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of PorterLambic
3.48/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber-orange color, clear as can be with a full inch of light tan head. Nice retention. Should get some nice lacing.
Smell is strong citrusy hops, some peppery spice and just a whiff of malt. Not the balance I've seen in other 2XIPAs.
Taste is very hoppy with notes of pepper and evergreen, slight presence of malt. Again, not the balance I expect out of DFH or a Imp. IPA though it is better here than in the nose.
Nearly full body with a lighter-than-expected carbonation. Smooth as the style can really get and with a drying finish. I was really looking forward to this one as I'm really liking the 2X IPAs and have always liked DFH brews. This one is a bit of a disappointment for me on both points.

PorterLambic, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of leokbelo
4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep apricot colored elixir into a snifter, with 2 inch foamy head, that eventually dissipates into an inch lacing.
Deep citric / piney hops on the nose , with notes of vanilla from the oak.
Extreme and mellow at the same time (is it possible?) on the tongue, hops kick in, malts balance it, and again the sweetness from the wood, all perfectly balanced.
A bit tartness in the aftertaste.
Very rich mouthfeel, with a strong chewy palate.
Extremely recommended! This is one amazing Imperial IPA!

leokbelo, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of buschbeer
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle
Served in a tulip glass

A - It pours burnt orange with amber highlights. It has a slight haze to it. It is topped with three inches of off white to beige head.

S - I get citrus, pine, and oak. There is a lot going on here. At first I got the vanilla aroma. Upon diving in further, I got the citrus and resin smells.

T - The taste ranges from sweet to citrus to bitter. At first I get the oak/vanilla. Through the middle I get some orange and grapefruit, even a little peach. The finish is bitter grapefruit and pine, but the oak resurfaces to help mellow it out.

M - Medium with biting carbonation.

O - This beer has a lot going on. Each drink is fun to try and see what new flavors are coming out. I get something a little different each sip. Complex and worth a try.

buschbeer, Jun 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

JohnQVD, Jun 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

chebode2, Jun 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

salvy31, Jun 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

nstroup, Jun 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

cowboy83, Jun 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

OriolesFan1008, May 31, 2012
Photo of TheRicker
5/5  rDev +17.9%

TheRicker, May 31, 2012
Photo of cshull
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

cshull, May 31, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

svannorw, May 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

gpblackgt, May 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

random846, May 30, 2012
Photo of mvanaskie13
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass, color is copper with off white head.

Smell is light bitterness, some citrus and pIne hops followed by some caramel and light biscuit.

Taste is a little crazy, pretty much a melded mix of flavors from a malty olde ale and a hoppy ipa. Malt is mostly caramel and some light biscuity notes, hops come through as solid bitterness, mostly piney, resinous flavors with some light grapefruit notes. Oak seems to have help meld flavors but the strength and alcohol flavors are still present. Light nuttiness starts to present as it warms.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly mellow for this strength, solid bitternesss and carbonation but not cloying.
Overall, this a great beer, cool flavor profile to make a Dipa even better - will wonder how additional oak aging would change the flavor.

mvanaskie13, May 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

gbrill, May 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

wgfxkmf, May 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

thegerm87, May 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

kew, May 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

cdwil, May 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

MaineMike, May 26, 2012
Photo of Lob
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Lob, May 26, 2012
Photo of mdcrouser
3.8/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sent to me as a mixed-six from a friend on the east coast.

Cloudy amber tan, with a finger of creamy head, staggering some of it behind with each drink.

Fresh, of light citrus and some meadowy florals on the nose. The oak is tucked in the background, but noticable, adding some body to the nose.

That's unique - definitely more distinctive between the threads than I'd assumed. Some nice citrus/florals, coupled in parallel with the depth of the oak sitting on a bed of biscuity maltiness, which adds some spicy woodiness.

The carbonation is a little much for me, prompting the spiciness to push forward, being a bit forceful.

Good beer, with some really distinctive characteristics - the threads especially so. Not sure I'd enjoy a full six of it though.

mdcrouser, May 26, 2012
Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,527 ratings.