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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 5,992
Reviews: 1,787
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 340
Gots: 1,174 | FT: 33
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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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4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a woodsy amber bordering on golden brown. The body is hazy with a cloud of murk with a slight ruby character to it. The head on this beer is light and fluffy with a slight cream coloring to it, and the lacing is Splotchy and drooping, but nicely splattered.

The beer smells big and grapefruity with pleasant undertones of sweet caramely malts and a cloying alcohol burn sitting below that. The sweetness is a little off-putting but the grapefruit hints are deliciously enticing. The beer tastes wonderfully bitter with an even better malty balancing that leaves this beer kissing my taste buds, with light spicy burning alcohol coming from the high ABV. The beer begins with bitter biting grapefruit and then opens briefly into sweet cloying malt and alcohol, before closing into a superb mixture of malty caramel and bitter grapefruit with light spicy notes from the bread and slight biscuity malts also coming through. This beer is superb, and gives me hope for barrel aged IPA’s. The finish is to die for, and the functions of both the imperial IPA and the English-style old ale. Mouthfeel is mellow and chewy, with lovely jelling feels on the tongue. It leaves the mouth dry with a slight linger of cloying malts and alcohol that’s wonderfully dampened by the bitters from the grapefruit hops. Overall this is a great off centered ale from Dogfish Head, and a superb balancing job. I’m very glad that barrel aged IPA’s work. I’ve heard that there are some great ones out there, and I’ve had some mediocre ones myself that dim the hops far too much, so I’m very happy to have seen one work. Try this beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2 weeks old

A: Cloudy kind of a dirty dark copper, orange edges. in color. One finger head. Nice lacing.
S: Oaky, big sweet carmel malts. Reminiscent of a nice bourbon there is also a nice citrus hop aroma. You can smell the booziness as it warms.
T: Oaky bourbon maltiness up front finishes with a nice smooth bitterness.
M: Thick almost syrupy consistency.
D: For 10 ABV this is very drinkable

This DIPA, very different in a good way. I would like to see how this one ages.
Overal: 3.95

Updated: One year old

Thin cap never completly goes away. The nose is similar to fresh. The booziness seems to have faded. Taste is great it all just comes together after a year. Oaky, malty, still slightly bitter. I am pleasantly surprized, I am a Huge Fan Aged!

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

12 oz bottle into my new Russian River Belgian glass.

Appearance: Beautiful deep copper. Nice off-white head.

Smell: Oaky citrus. Small hint of vanilla. Pine and booze too.

Taste: Hit with pine, lemon/citrus initially, then some grapefruit spice/alcohol. But then I get a very malty backbone. Spicy toffee. This tastes like an exquisite, hoppier, (dare I say better) version of the 90 minute IPA.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with standard carbonation. Despite the hoppy and alcohol spices, it's very drinkable. Leaves a dry grapefruit taste in my mouth, despite feeling resiny and sticky as I drink it.

Overall: An awesome beer from Dogfish that I wish I had tried sooner. Highly recommend this one.

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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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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
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