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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,058 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 5,058
Reviews: 1,688
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 265
Gots: 692 | 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%

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Georgia

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Pennsylvania

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pinnser

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +18.2%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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TKEbeerman

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Jadjunk

Georgia

4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

"This special ale is a two-thread blend of a young & wood-aged Imperial IPA. Please share it with loved ones and hoard it from the non-believers." Brewed in the style of an Imperial IPA, blended with English Old Ale & barrel aged. Available year-round in 4 packs. Date on bottle is 12/11/12.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to the Dogfish Head Signature glass. Served north of 53º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) A vivacious pour yields a booming off-white cream head of a thick, creamy consistency over a medium hazy copper-orange body. Carbonation is moderate, retention is very good. Lacing is sticky but light and streaked. Impressive qualities through the appearance. 4.25

(Smell) Pungent, spicy, floral and piney hop aromas are up front and a wet bready grain note, a touch sharp with a hint of diacetyl and fruity esters lingers closely behind. Aroma is pleasing yet approachable in its simplicity for a beer that appears to require a lot of time and effort to produce. Despite a touch more pronounced malt sweetness and depth, there isn't much that separates this from your typical Double IPA. Aroma is somewhat dry, potentially from the oak aging and the hop bitterness, although the rough malt profile may also have some impact on that. 3.75

(Taste) Expect notes of clean bready, biscuity pale malt and mildly toasted caramel malt, cleaner than the aroma predicts. Mild diacetyl blends nicely with a passive resinous and floral hop flavor. A mild bitterness rounds out the light malt sweetness, fruity esters are at a bare minimum and too shallow to note. A tiny impact from the oak aging aids in a mildly dry finish, nothing too strong or off-putting in terms of flavor or texture. The drag-out finish is of a lingering note of mellow caramel candy sweetness followed by a resinous, sudsy hop pop. The approachability of this beer and the lighter-than-expected flavor profile assures very high drinkability. 4.25

(Mouthfeel) Mellow carbonation and a clean, slick malt profile gives this beer a medium thickness and a mild, creamy texture. Finish is mildly dry with a shallow bite from oak and moderate alpha hops. Body is light/medium for the style, medium overall. Alcohol presence is medium at strongest. Really enjoy the malt and carbonation texture, the body could thicken a notch or two but isn't all that bothersome where it stands. 4

(Overall) I'm taken aback by the high drinkability of this beer. It came off much lighter in flavor then I expected, with a mellow, charismatic malt bill and matching mildly bitter floral and earthy hops to balance. Texture is fine and the quality of appearance was pleasantly in-tow with my expectations. It may not be as seriously bitter, hop heavy or abrasive as a Double IPA should stand with its casual drinkers, but it's good to see that Dogfish Head can put out a beer that is as delicately crafted in its malt qualities as it is with the hops. This beer is astoundingly quaffable for the alcohol and style. I should certainly see how this may age with a few years on it. 4.25

Dogfish Head Brewery's
Burton Baton
4.13/5.00

Serving type: bottle

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,058 ratings.