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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,416 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,416
Reviews: 1,707
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 283
Gots: 841 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

water1112, Mar 15, 2012
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Aschap, Mar 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

bentonquest, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of WillCarrera
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, no date, poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a deep orange red color with a fluffy off-white head, leaves good lacing.

S- The usual big hop aroma of citrus and pine resin, but complemented by a considerable oak and vanilla aroma and a lot of fruity booze.

T- Big abrasive hops, loads of pine and citrus create an aggressive bitterness, similar to the nose this is blended with a vanilla laden oak flavor, a big fruity booziness ties this together, it all works pretty nicely in my opinion.

M- Medium to full bodied, has a creamy and smooth feel, some alcohol warmth.

O- This is a really nice IPA, this is one of DFHs better brews, I'm looking forward to getting this again.

WillCarrera, Mar 14, 2012
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DCgolfpro, Mar 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

DomingoOrtiz, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of BillH200174
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange color with a creamy head that holds almost all the way through the glass. aroma is sweet and malty, hops are mixed in with some fruity and caramel aromas. flavor is very mellow. The sweet caramel malts are actually the dominiant part of the flavor, with the fruit tones and some smoke/oak flavors.

BillH200174, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into tulip shaped glass

Appearance – Poured a hazy orange-red color with a thick off-white head. The head was quite persistent and faded slowly to give good lacing.

Smell – Sweet aromas of toffee and orange are most potent. There are bits of banana and some roasted woody smells all mixed with a bready smell. A slight bit of alcohol is also present as well. It all gives a very nice aroma overall.

Taste – A citrus hop flavor, mainly orange and lemon in nature, is the most potent and prevalent. It is quite a bit stronger then the nose would have suggested. There is a nice body of wheat bread mixed with a woodsy roasted flavor. Toward the end there is a big hit of alcohol flavor. While warming, it doesn't really mix well with the orange/wheat/oak flavors and results in a somewhat off putting aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – Rather thick and creamy, it coats the tongue quite nicely. The carbonation is just a tad too high for the body though and never really lets the creaminess sit on the tongue.

Overall – Alright, but would likely not do again as its not really worth its price. It had a nice nose and some nice flavors, but the alcohol taste at the end and the not quite right mouthfeel would likely prevent me from having this beer again

Darkmagus82, Mar 13, 2012
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dominic4beer, Mar 11, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

AGED REVIEW (2 yrs old refrigerated keg)
2010 vintage served on tap at Brickhouse BBQ yesterday.

A. Semi-hazed amber with a residual foam head, not surprised about the lack of carbonation given how old the keg is, still sad to miss it, though.

S. Smells almost like a white wine mixed with an IPA for all the citrus peel /pine resin, light toffee sweetness and tannic / vinous fruity ester blend.

T, M. Luxurious creamy smooth and rich body make this one a sipper for sure. Although the age of the brew has rendered it almost inert in carbonation, the texture still manages to win me over. Flavors of grapefruit peel and pith, caramel and toffee combine with strong herbal hopping and a wee dash of Simcoe onions in a balance profile similar to a west coast barleywine (which is from the age of the keg) but yet it still has that lovely woody oak flavor and dryness in the finish. The ABV is dangerously hidden, I didn't even notice it in the flavor or aroma until it smacked me all at once at the end of the glassful.

This DIPA performs quite reliably at morphing into a delicious barleywine with some age, just as has been foretold by the common knowledge of the forums of this website, and reaffirmed by my own personal experience.

WastingFreetime, Mar 11, 2012
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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,416 ratings.