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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,414 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,414
Reviews: 1,707
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 282
Gots: 842 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.4%

JohnnyMc, Feb 14, 2012
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jayhunter357, Oct 21, 2013
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Jesse14, Dec 15, 2011
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hayesjw, Aug 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

BeerThursdays, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Jason1337, Apr 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Profchaos20, Mar 10, 2012
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Benjiehorn, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

jak, Apr 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

DeutschesBier, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very cloudy orange with minimal head. Head is kind of expected with the ABV.

Smell is laden with honey, grainy malts. Malt also smells dry. Smells like a malt bomb. uh-oh.

Hm interesting. Tastes like a nice IPA aged in Honey whiskey barrels. Hops are non-existent. Disappointing. The malt really saves it. Dry, yet still sweet. Notes from the barrels are there, but not what I was expecting. Actually, the oak and other barrel flavors really take the edge off of what would be a syrupy-sweet beer, and all are really found in the aftertaste on the exhale.

It sits very light with a light body. kind of unexpected for a DIPA, but not unwelcome. It makes it drinkable.

Some piney hops would go a long way in this thing.

VncentLIFE, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

DIPAFAN, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

allentownpaguy, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Kreko7, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

dankness3, Mar 18, 2012
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bleedsblu, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Btr73, Jul 26, 2012
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hipsandnips, Apr 17, 2012
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Cjalbers, Sep 29, 2012
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Fitzmke, Feb 07, 2012
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barflybastard, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

thearsenal, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Nerudamann
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Snifter glass.

Look - soft caramel color, a little murky, with about two fingers worth of light tan-colored foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell - very hoppy smelling, which seem to maybe be Cascade hops. Besides that, maybe a hint of a coffee-like smell, but if so it's a lighter roast.

Taste and Mouthfeel - very intriguing taste! A little sweet at the front end, mostly tingle from alcohol in the middle and a slight bite of bitterness in the finish from the hops. Maybe a slight caramel taste too that helps soften it up a bit. Texture is very well-balanced, but a little more toward the creamy side.

Overall - a very interesting brew, and quite good-tasting.

Nerudamann, Jun 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

dwoolley1, Oct 11, 2013
Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,414 ratings.