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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,929 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,929
Reviews: 1,771
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 333
Gots: 1,124 | FT: 31
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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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Photo of moorerm04
4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- Poured into a pint glass with a less than aggressive pour, leaves a two finger soapy head that hangs around for a while. Beautiful clear orange hue, with loads of lacing that hangs to the side of the glass.
S- The first thing I get in the smell department is sweet malt. There is less hop aroma than I had expected but some citrus none the less. I get hints of vanilla and a light booze aroma as well.
T- Unbelievably smooth for an imperial IPA, lots of citrus mango's and peach blossoms. There is a sweet malt backbone to make the 70 IBU's taste more like 40. The oak is present but not overwhelming, as it only adds to the complexity of this beer. Hints of vanilla from the oak are present. As I let the beer warm to room temp I finally picked up the alcohol warmth, but not hot by any means. One of the best tasting Oaked IPA's I have ever tasted.
M- Pretty much what you can expect from any good imperial IPA, nice and smooth, no bite from the carbonation. I suspect this beer around two volumes.
O- One of the best oaked IIPA's I have ever had, in fact I'm upset that I'm just now getting to this beer. I will be back for more of this, if you want to venture into oak aged IPA's this would be an excellent gateway beer.

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4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Deep amber color with great carbonation. A very slightly tan head, good retention and nice lacing. A really beautiful beer.

Smell: Sweet malts and hoppy citrus up front with a nice, oaky hint at the end. A bit of caramel too.

Taste: Surprisingly smooth. Malty and sweet with a nice burst of citrus. Notes of oak, caramel and vanilla round it out.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, leaning toward the thicker side. I would have liked just slightly more carbonation.

Overall: Amazingly complex and well balanced. Blending two batches of differently aged beers produced an extremely unique flavor and the oak aging makes for a smoothness that hides the high abv very well.

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4.76/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into tulip glass
A-pours a dark ruby color with a thin white head
S-grapefruit honey and pine hops with a vanilla oak aroma
T-great fruity hops with the warm vanilla from the oak barrels
M-great well balanced great hops then the sweetness of the malts and oak. Excellence!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The appearance is a light amber with a touch of haze and a light tan head that doesn't stay on the glass. Carbonated perfectly. The aroma has an almost sour presence with citrus notes behind it and woody overtones. The taste starts with a strong Warrior hop punch right out of the gate, moving to an oaky bitterness in the middle when the malt depth and prune notes surface. It finishes citrusy with a bit of lingering, drawling mouth feel. You certainly get the English Ale yeast throughout the experience providing a somewhat sweet foundation to the taste. Surprisingly drinkable for a 10%er. Another nice "Big Beer" from DFH.

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
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