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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
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5,157 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,157
Reviews: 1,689
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 271
Gots: 729 | FT: 24
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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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rogerdclark

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-08-2012 04:30:21 | More by rogerdclark
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bbadger

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-08-2012 04:20:18 | More by bbadger
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a bright, hazy, reddish peach coloring that is opaque in coloring, and has no head. There is a sparse film covering, but it is minimal. The nose is subtle to start, but grows rapidly towards overwhelming, with resiny, fresh hops abundant, and a light malt sweetness in the background. The beer's flavors are rich and full, with a roasted malt backbone. A flourish of hops ride off onto the palate, with a peppering and rich, resiny character. Some light citrus highlights and an oaky, earthy tone, as well. The aftertaste is a good balance of malty sweet and hops bitterness, with some oak character, as well. The finish has a mid-linger, and slowly clears the palate, leaving a slight film in mouth. Good brew. Strong flavors on a very easy to palate body.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 23:28:06 | More by GarthDanielson
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Scoot1969

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-07-2012 14:15:14 | More by Scoot1969
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schoun

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-07-2012 14:06:30 | More by schoun
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chimaylvr

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-07-2012 04:33:53 | More by chimaylvr
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GarrettB714

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-07-2012 04:23:16 | More by GarrettB714
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tbeq00

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-07-2012 01:29:56 | More by tbeq00
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Steimie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

01-06-2012 18:57:55 | More by Steimie
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GatorBeer

Florida

3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed in a Bruery Tulip

A: A bold pour resulted with two fingers of a creamy head which dissipates rather quickly leaving behind a gorgeous, heavy-handed lacing.

S: Smell is lightly hoppy, not an in-your-face hop bomb IPA. The lightness is surprisingly orange and citrusy. There is a slight woody/oaky scent as it warms, but I'm mainly getting orange and not much wood, which is probably a result of being new to reviewing. There is a slight alcohol scent, but only towards the end.

T: Once again I get intense orange. It's a light and bright hop taste. The orange that I'm getting is close to cleaning solution/Gojo soap. It's not offensive, just surprising. I'm getting very little oak because the orange hides everything. It lets you know it's 10% only slightly in a final bite.

M: Smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel. For some reason my preconceived notions thought it would be thick and syrupy, but this is not so.

O: A nice twist on 90 Minute, but it's an expensive beer that I'm not sure I will keep stocked in my fridge. I'm glad it's going year-round but I don't think I could handle many of these in a sitting.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 15:31:15 | More by GatorBeer
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DZales1000

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-06-2012 15:13:07 | More by DZales1000
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akttr

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

01-06-2012 04:45:26 | More by akttr
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rderedin

Maine

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-06-2012 03:50:21 | More by rderedin
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LambicKing

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-06-2012 03:48:27 | More by LambicKing
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Codytucker13

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-06-2012 03:47:21 | More by Codytucker13
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Ghizmo

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-06-2012 03:10:41 | More by Ghizmo
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specksnreds

Texas

4.72/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

DFH says it's a blend, and I believe them. Though not so much in the nose, I definitely taste an old ale in there along with some semblance of an IPA. Perfect head and a near perfect dark honey color. Super hops abound in all olfactory capacities. Again I quote DFH when I say they're Northwestern hops. Way more than just one hop. What ever it is, it smells like a sack of grapefruit from the valley. The Rio Grande Valley - where John Wayne pretended to kick ass and act in that movie from a million years ago. This bottle is a little boo-zay, and I like boo-zay. It works with the malty sweetness. Not sure what kind of malt, because DFH didn't say. 750ml bottle please.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 23:48:02 | More by specksnreds
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MrHirschybar

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-05-2012 22:53:03 | More by MrHirschybar
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Daniel9913

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-05-2012 21:49:16 | More by Daniel9913
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

01-05-2012 18:15:27 | More by djrn2
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Kavon

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-05-2012 16:09:01 | More by Kavon
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pushstartnow13

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-05-2012 02:20:53 | More by pushstartnow13
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socon67

New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Amber color and a bit cloudy. A creamy foam lcaes the glass nicely.

S - Hoppy, with notes of pine and citrus. Also has a boozy smell.

T - Quite hoppy and citrus sweet. Has a warming alcohol burn that makes this inviting during the cold months.

M - Medium to heavy feel. Acidic burn at the end. Minimal carbonation.

O - A robust DIPA that stands on its own. Certainnly interesting and in the tradition of DFH pushes the envelope of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2012 01:43:36 | More by socon67
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.6/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep orange with a 1.5 finger creamy head.

Obviously at an ABV of this size, there is some considerable sweetness to the aroma. Some citrus rind and pine hops shine through a little bit along with a good amount of oak.

Flavor starts out with some bitter citrus notes. A good amount of caramel malt as well rounded out by a fairly strong oakiness. There is a bit of alcohol sting here as well as it doesn't do a great job of masking the alcohol.

Smooth and silky mouthfeel with medium carbonation levels.

Fairly good, but it's a bit boozier and sweeter than I'd like. The oak does a good job of smoothing out the flavor profile a bit and there is a good balance of malts and hops here.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 23:32:43 | More by jmarsh123
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schwaeh

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-04-2012 23:31:45 | More by schwaeh
Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,157 ratings.