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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,411 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 5,411
Reviews: 1,707
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 282
Gots: 843 | 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%

GonzoHomebrewer, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

jschott75, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of thebigredone
3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a coppery orange with a nice one finger white head.

Aroma is of old citrus and oaky vanilla. Some slight sweetness can be detected.

Taste is similar, medium bitter hops with a slightly citrus bend, oaky wood, and just a hint of light sweetness.

Mouthfeel is prickly carbonation.

Overall, this is the best of the four oak or barrel aged IPAs I have tried thus far. With that said, I am not a huge fan of this style. I would much rather drink a straight IPA any day.

thebigredone, Jul 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

JPDOG, Jul 26, 2013
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billnet, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

krome, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

ComRock12, Jul 26, 2013
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Scott225, Jul 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

csfcmitchell, Jul 25, 2013
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bplzip, Jul 25, 2013
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elkinbrown, Jul 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

MrDave, Jul 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

sonofliberty2, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

lucas1801, Jul 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

natethamac, Jul 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Lebby, Jul 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

hopslam11, Jul 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

jaybags, Jul 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

BlissJunkie, Jul 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

Nobcefus, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

firstlighthiker, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Burton Baton is a nice DIPA. It was heavy on the sweet malt and abv which makes this a sipping beer an not a session ale. The beer poured a nice clear amber with thin white head that laced nicely. The scent was full of fresh hop that carried pine and citrus notes. The taste was very sweet and malty which helped to balance the bitter citrus hops. There was also a nice subtle back drop of pine. The mouthfeel was full body with subtle carbonation. Overall it was good...but one and done for me.

WoodBrew, Jul 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

zacky_U, Jul 22, 2013
Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,411 ratings.