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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 4729
Reviews: 1668
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%


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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fitrock2112

Ohio

4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured the Burton Baton into a Belgian Tulip.

A - The liquid pours a cloudy amber with a finger of light yellow head.

S - The aroma is sweet up front with candied fruit, some coconut, grapefruit, a little wood or vanilla in there. A bit of citrus and pine hits the nose. A lot going on here. Winning my heart.

T - Solid up front right on the nose, candied fruit, some honey, tanginess, floral, but not over powering. Citrus in there with some grapefruit mid palate. I'm digging the style, this is wonderful stuff here my friend.

M - The medium carbonation beer is silky smooth and quite heavy and syrupy on the finish which I like. Again, love this stuff.

O - I don't know, maybe this is too good to be true, I love this beer. I desire it more than just a Regular Imperial IPA because of the many different flavors that this beer has. Very well balanced. Highly Recommended ! Cheers !!

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 00:15:21 | More by fitrock2112
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Duane_Opfer

Virginia

4.64/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into an IPA glass. Bottled on 9/03. Consumed on 9/28.

A - Reddish amber hue. Gentle pour yielded no head with light foam around edges of glass. Distinct lines of carbonation. Almost no lacing as liquid recedes.

S - Very fragrant. Hints of molasses, dried apricot, and peaches. Alcohol hints present.

T - Interesting complexity of flavors. Has a slight tartness composed of pineapple and kiwi. Has a sweetness composed of vanilla (oak aged), molasses, maple syrup, brown sugar and anise. Also, has a cinnamon pepper aspect and sweet alcohol notes. The alcohol is not hidden, but rather has a warming feel. Also, has a well balanced malt backbone.

M- Full bodied with luxurious foaming in the mouth. Tingly on tongue. Even after carbonation dissipates if drunk slowly, does not take on a syrupy texture.

O - In a blind taste test, I could tell this was a DFH product, but so much better that 60/75/90/120 Minute IPA's. This is a beer to drink slowly and savor. I held off trying this beer since I am more of a West Coast IPA fan and also have been lukewarm on other DFH products, but this is a must try.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 01:20:53 | More by Duane_Opfer
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RedwoodGeorge

California

4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A fantastic pour on this beer - the body is a deep orange bordering on brown with just a bit of haze. Crowning the beer is a three finger sticky head of lumpy off-white foam. The head sticks around for a surprisingly long time and leaves chunks of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is very inviting with primary notes of oak, malt and alcohol coupled with a strong fruity note of apricots and green apples. For a double IPA there are surprisingly no notes of hop - most likely mellowed with age.

The flavor is equally wonderful - though again pretty far from IPA territory. There's a good bit of sweetness up front both from the alcohol and the residual sugars. There are strong grain notes of biscuit and sweet rolls and a bit of fruitiness as well. Very prominent oak flavors as well as a strong scotch ale like flavor from the caramels. I'm guessing from the flavor that this was aged in a whiskey barrel but can't find specifics on the Dogfish site. Surprisingly no hop notes to speak of. There are a few very muted floral and earthy flavors (likely Golding) but for something claiming to be a DIPA it's a surprising omission. I'm assuming that between the barrel aging and the bottle aging the malt and alcohol components have overwhelmed the aging hops. This is closer to a strong ale or a barleywine than a DIPA but it is damn tasty.

Mouthfeel is awesome. It's a medium or heavier bodied brew very much like a barleywine but with a velvety smoothness that's inspiring. No bitterness for a dry finish but the alcohol burn almost does the job. A few residual sugars are left after each sip tasting as much like a fine, smooth scotch as a beer.

Really a nice beer here - one well worth keeping in the cellar to pull out for special occasions.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2006 04:51:24 | More by RedwoodGeorge
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Rudgers73

New York

4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from the bottle. A nice looking beer, amber hues and a light tan foamy head. Sticky lacing. The hops smell sweet and piny at the same time. The taste is quite interesting: The two IPA's being blended both show themselves separately. Up front there is a smooth but resiny taste then it transitions into a full bodied, bold, and almost malty sweet double IPA. The oak takes any kind of edge off of this strong brew. The end of it is the best part with it's almost caramelized, super-sweet taste removing any chance of alcohol burn.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2007 22:10:38 | More by Rudgers73
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RyanPB

New York

4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Truly enjoyable offering, but I'll quibble a bit on the price, as I tend to do from Dogfish Head. Small, slight head and a deep copper color, and that's where the wining ends. The taste is tremendous, hops and oak in tremendous balance, I'll say it does a better job on this than the Oaked Arrogant Bastard from Stone. Immensely drinkable, which is no small feat considering the ten percent ABV. I set one aside to age, and this is good enough that I may lay a full four pack down and sample at my leisure.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2008 02:17:12 | More by RyanPB
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hdofu

Maryland

4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wo Mama, this one packs a serious hop punch. Dark orange color with a heavy tall sand colored head. The smell is hops and a citrus basket. You can't ignore the hops with the first sip followed by the taste of pine, biscuits and a hint of molasses getting more and more candy like with each sip. The feel is like a thin syrup with lots of sudz, yummy... At 10 ABV and 3 dollars plus a bottle, definitely not one you'd want more then one of in a night drink. Had it with a chicken panini and it seems to be a good pairing.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2008 22:03:05 | More by hdofu
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alyankus

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Great copper color. Nice finger and a half head. Great lacing.

N: Nice blast of hops with vanilla/American oak in the background.

P: Good citrus tropical fruit notes. Some bitterness but not too much. the oak nicely cuts the hops. very smooth.

Another winner from DFH.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2009 03:59:11 | More by alyankus
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DNICE555

Connecticut

4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into snifter from a 12 oz bottle. Bottled on 3-30-09 - This one has been in the cellar for a while.

A- Amber brown with a nice head thats has staying power. After I finished lacing was left all around the glass.

S - Hop Luvin with some earthy tones, citrus, and a little malt sweetness towards the end.

T - Hoppy love. Very little pine. Fruitiness - grapes, lemons, and flowers.

M - Good carbonation, nice feel to it. Smooth with some serious flavor.

D - 10%???? Damn, good thing this only came in singles.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2009 23:17:55 | More by DNICE555
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GordonQuid

Michigan

4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Golden sun orange with a fluffy white two inch head and thick lace.

Smells of fresh pine and juicey mellon citrus blend and orange blossom honey.

Taste is a hop explosion! Not too over-the-top; a nice blend of hops, malt and honey. This is a hop lover's dream come true. Similar to Bell's hop slam but with more of a juicey honey dew mellon maltyness with a nice orange blossom finish.

Excellent drinkability!

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2009 21:39:23 | More by GordonQuid
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glennl

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

the smell certainly suggests IPA, as the bottle indicates, but with extra oak-aged complexities, most notably vanilla, rounding out the hops. a great aroma.

the taste is where the "two-thread" characterisitics show themselves. to me, this beer is reminiscent of a barley wine and i guess maybe that's the english old ale component. well balanced and incredibly smooth for 10% ABV.

Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. One of my new favorites. I bought a four pack and will let two bottles age awhile... looking forward to that!

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2010 02:33:28 | More by glennl
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bierguru

Florida

4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A -
thick creamy head looks slightly off white body is copper with a redish hue

S -
floral in the citrus ballpark oak hints of hops vanilla and alcohol which you expect when a beer is at 10 abv

T -
big toasted and vanilla notes right up front you also taste hops finishes with an oak and alcohol taste however there was no strong burn or bit if was mellow and very smooth

M -
silky smooth hops linger on the back of the tongue which is expected its an ipa

D -
Very drinkable at 10 abv it does have a punch but this beer is so so very good I bought a single bottle to try and was wanting more

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2010 04:56:20 | More by bierguru
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Lldeegan

Louisiana

4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy, burnt orange/amber.
The intense aroma is fruity upfront, with notes of peach, pineapple, red grapefruit, and some pine and earthy notes. Obviously, this is a very hoppy smelling beer.
On the palate it is a bit different. It is sweet and fruity up front, with the same tropical notes as the smell but there is also a great balance of sweet caramel and toasty malt followed by a roll of juicy fruit including apricot with more of the peach, pineapple and grapefruit, with a delicate piney bitter finish.
The beer leaves a hint of alcoholic warmth that lets you know this treat packs a punch. It's really delicious and the 10% is well hidden, I suggest starting off with this one and not sticking with it all night or drink it alone to cap the night.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 04:19:25 | More by Lldeegan
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norcar

North Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A:poured from bottle, copper in color, very small white head, cloudy, nice lacing. little head retention.
S: wonderful aroma. floral, honey,very slight alcohal and yeast.
T: taste amazing. initial taste is honey, slides to a hoppy spruce flavor, fades to a ruby red grapefruit flavor, with a nice caramel finish. M: thick body, refreshing hoppy bite
D: dangerously drinkable,would drink it all day long if it wasn't 10%. hardly any alchohol taste, making it that much more dangerous.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 00:59:28 | More by norcar
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BFresh

Colorado

4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured into a pint glass, has a nice thick off white head, and a hazy auburn color,

has an oaky smell with a bitter hop finish

taste wise the oak definitely comes through, with a bitter finish, i also detect notes of caramel, there is a very faint alcohol taste. a nice cold weather IIPA

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 04:43:11 | More by BFresh
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LosRobots

New York

4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - This beer has a very impressive look to it. It is a bright coppery orange, almost red beer. The head isn't huge but it is impressive for a beer with 10% alcohol. It is relatively low but it is a creamy head and it lasted the whole time I was drinking it.

S - The smell of this beer is fairly subtle, especially compared with the other extreme characteristics of this beer (such as 10% abv and extreme amounts of oak). However if you give it a good smelling on the way to a sip, you will smell booze and not much else.

T - When it comes to taste, this beer shines. Terrific hop and malt flavors but then the oak adds a tremendous amount of vanilla notes and also mellows the high alcohol content. This beer is extremely drinkable and enjoyable.

M - This beer has great mouthfeel to it. It is full bodied but is also quite easy to drink.

D - This beer is extremely drinkable. I find it quite easy to drink a 4-pack of Burton Baton no problem, but at 10% abv this kind of drinking catches up to you later on and the certainly in the morning.

Burton Baton is a terrific beer! I suggest trying some if you haven't already. This is my favorite dogfish head beer that I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 22:44:34 | More by LosRobots
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Neorebel

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Burton Baton is a mysterious murky color, not unlike cider, topped with a foamy head. The aroma of hops is incredible - strong, lively grapefruit up front with extremely fresh floral notes as well. Very sweet, almost candy-like. I haven't had the pleasure of such an aroma since I've had Flower Power or Pliny - my two fav. IPAs. After a healthy mouthful the beer glides across my palate with a pleasant tingling sensation. At first I am picking up the bittersweet piney flavor and at the same time, a dry earthy, wooden finish. There is this syrupy, yet biting nature of it enveloping the entire experience, which is warming me up as well. I just realized this beer reminded me of a casked IPA I recently had on tap. I think I may save one of these and open it next year... It's a very complex, interesting beer, worthy of savoring!

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 01:33:15 | More by Neorebel
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julian89

Georgia

4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this beer at work along with Innis & Gunn Independence day, Port Brewing Older Viscosity, Weyerbacher 17, Dogfish Festina Peche, and Port Old Viscosity. It made quit an expensive medley of a 6-pack. Oh and a good friend gave me a Great Lake Edmund Fitzgerald porter.

Appearance: Pours a fairly translucent orange amber with a cream 1/2 inch head. A nice color.

Smell: A wonderful Cara-malt smell with subtle apricots and banana and dark sugars. The caramel smell is very strong.

Taste: The progression is quite simple. First the caramel sweetness flushes the palate through, almost to a point where other flavors are to be washed out. A subtle taste of banana, apricot, raisin, and other dark fruits pulls through. Then the earthy oak taste with some slightly stronger vanilla touches finish oh so smoothly. The taste progression of this beer is its fine point and I'll gladly give it a 5.

Mouthfeel: A medium rich body, perfect carbonation. Once again, so smooth.

Drinkability: I always love Dogfish head beers. It's one of my favorite breweries, and I look forward to this beer each year. Soon when I can afford to get a beer/wine cellar I need to buy this and bottle age it, for sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 01:08:21 | More by julian89
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Greywulfken

New York

4.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: burnt gold with tan head that fades into lace

S: mild; piney hops and chardonnay oak

T: oak, hops; sweetens as it warms; some sharpness, some citrus; floral background; very mellow

M: crisp, bright, clean, fresh; abv will give you beer muscles, so beware

O: wowsers, Scooby - this is a fine beer - I've really come to appreciate Dogfish Head's craft - I want to say this catapults into my top 10 or near-top 10 (so many damn good beers its hard to say), but it seems to be a rare find (like their Midas Touch)... so let's put it this way: if you like real good beer, especially an imperial IPA and/or an old ale, and your distributor has this, then get it, drink it, and let your taste buds do the talking.
This is one of those beers that always make me want another when I'm finished drinking the one I have. Dangerous stuff.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 01:10:41 | More by Greywulfken
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scot_chale

Minnesota

4.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

bottle poured into a glass on 3/26/13. bottled on 11/12/12.

A- 2 finger of bubbly white head. deep reddish orange body with no apparent signs of carbonation. good lacing. the head disappears to a thin layer.

S- citrus hops with an earthy, herbal overall tone. it smells like a dry hopped, serious business DIPA. quite pungent.

T- all the citrus hops you expect, without being overwhelming. It's got this special way of dancing around the palate and delivering what you want from a double IPA, without being a horrifying experience. it's grassy, herbal, and citrusy. very nice.

M- The body is medium. The carbonation is active. It's semi-dry. It's allows the character of the beer to hang around but doesn't linger beyond pleasant.

O- Awesome! This is the double IPA I'm always looking for. It's a hop bomb that doesn't over stay it's welcome. I'd buy this any day. Fantastic beer by my standard.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 00:50:26 | More by scot_chale
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burnstar

Pennsylvania

4.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nice dark amber. Resilient off-white head. Huge citrusy hop aroma. Taste has a great malt backbone. Tons of hops. Not overly bitter initially, but with a pleasant bitter aftertaste. Just a touch of burnt oak from the aged beer, although I'm not sure I would have noticed it if it wasn't in the description on the bottle. Nice full bodied mouthfeel. Boozy but it's not really noticeable. Dangerous. Overall, an absolutely great DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 02:14:51 | More by burnstar
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santoslhalper

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearence: Pours a wonderful glowing orange with a fomay white head.

Smell: The smell is awesome. The hops are incredibly mixed with the woody character, and the alcohol rounds it out great.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Mmmmm. What a tasty tasty IPA. That's incredibly. The woody notes are huge, and really balance things out just right. Most DIPA's are overboard, but this one is well rounded, smooth, and creamy. Incredible tasting.

Drinkability and Overall: Easily the best DIPA I've had to date. The balance is incredible. It's almost unmatched. THis beer is so smooth and creamy, it just keeps you sipping. A simply stunning beer that's not for the weak of heart.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2005 00:47:05 | More by santoslhalper
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Tupperwolf

Washington

4.68/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love getting DFH beers just for the fact that I get to use my rounded, heavy-based DFH pint glass properly! Hooray!

I also love the presentation of this particular DFH beer. All of the others have serious YAWN... HO-HUM factor for me. I think, honestly, that it's the neon yellow-green dogfish 'warning label' cap that does it for me. it's so out of place on the earth-toned bottle.

It pours a very clear, very deep oak amber-red, chock full of medium size, very lazy bubbles. The head is two fingers, slightly tan in color, fluffy, and retains well until I've drained it during a few draughts. It leaves behind sticky lacing.

For a 10% DIPA, I expect a lot more hops in the nose - now, I run into a bit of a quandary here, because of these two points: The beer smells amazing. But it doesn't smell hoppy. There are definitely huge notes of influence from the oak aging, a rich woody vanilla creaminess that tones up the medium-roasty malts - there's a big hit of honey in the nose, too, but no bitterness and, really, almost no hops to be found.

Now the taste, on the other hand, is awesome. I mean, really awesome. This is going to be a hard one to describe. Hitting the tongue, there's a really rich, mild sweetness that's kind of a medium blend of honey and caramel, but it's immediately wiped out by the middle, which is the dominating presence of the beer's taste - it's thick, slightly fluffy, with a nutty, earthy, woody flavor - really more of an all around taste sensation than any singular flavors. The finish is slightly dry, with just the tiniest bit of alcohol peeking through, and a slight rosy hop bitterness, but this really isn't what I'd call a DIPA. Not at all. If I called the shots, I'd call this an American Strong Ale.

Mouthfeel - Wow, incredibly thick. Almost 90minute thick and oily, but very easy to drink. It's spiced up with a bit more carbonation than the 90 minute, which really brings out the honey and nutty tones. It really fills the mouth, tightening a taste bud here or there with some alcohol. Swallowing is half-dry, half-lingering stickiness, and the alcohol warms alll the way down.

Okay - this is 10%. Yes, I've mentioned alcohol several times in this review. However, I will go on record as saying this is one of the easiest to drink strong ales I've had in recent memory. Case in point: Double Bastard. Also 10%. That brew is positively evil. It's evil (delicious evil) in a bottle. I had to drink that Bastard very, very slow. This, on the other hand, is a drinker. This is a pussycat all the way down into your belly, where it turns into a monster. I could easily drink a 4-pack of this at a go.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2006 01:24:45 | More by Tupperwolf
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CoalCellar

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

WOW....what a fantastic brew.

A: Liquid gold, literally. Pours a gorgeous gold with a nice frothy/hoppy head. You know your in for a treat once you see this baby settle into your glass.

S: Hops, malt, vanilla. The smell doesn't disappoint. There's more than IPA going on here...

T: The taste is fantastic. A delicious bitterness followed by a sweet malt finish with hints of oak, vanilla and caramel. As it warms the oak flavors become more pronounce.

M: Standard fair, not especially viscous or thick, but perfect for me.

D: Extremely high. This is easily once of the best IPA style beers I've ever had. The oak and sweetness keep it from being to hoppy. I could spend an entire evening sipping this brew if only it weren't such a precious elixer. Find yourself a case of this and buy it...you won't be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2008 21:39:22 | More by CoalCellar
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Pahn

New York

4.68/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Deep, opaque amber. 1 inch white/off-white head despite an aggressive pour. Almost no visible carbonation. Great streaks of lacing that never disappear.

Smell: Predominantly sharp hops, with some caramel malt and slightly medicinal smells.

Taste: Cold, it tastes almost identical to 90min IPA. As it warms, it retains the strong burst of hops at the start and continues to have that beautiful malt / hop balance of 90min, but the finish develops into notes of vanilla, brown sugar, and toffee. It's sweet and smooth, and lasts. The overall flavor is honestly more complex than I have the expressive capability to capture. Basically, it's 90min IPA's perfected malt / hop balance (ie hop explosion with rich, engaging malt tones) that persists but transitions into a beautiful finish with the oak induced flavors developing and deepening that perfection.

Mouthfeel: Balanced. At times it's creamy and chewy, but then the small bit of carbonation dances on the top of the tongue.

Drinkability: Deceptively drinkable. The alcohol is hardly masked, but every time I've had this beer it disappears with surprising speed.

I don't know about paying 150% of 90min IPA's price for this beer, at least not on a regular basis. That said, if you like 90min IPA, I'd say you have to spring for its more sophisticated older brother at least once.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2009 05:57:29 | More by Pahn
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AlFromBayShore

Georgia

4.68/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Foamy head that starts as about 1 1/2 fingers and dissapates into a thin froth atop the a clear copper liquid.

S - Pinesugarcaramel... Second whiff offers floral notes mixed with more pine. Very fragant!

T & M - Immediate hop bitterness that transitions smoothly into.... I have no idea what this is but I like it. Its rich and mildly boozy. There is a sweetness about it that reminds me of a quad. This is very complex and delicious. Full bodied and mildly carbonated. The finish is a lingering and crisp hoppiness.

D- This is a very drinkable beer! Very smooth.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2010 22:31:06 | More by AlFromBayShore
Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 4,729 ratings.