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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,053 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 5,053
Reviews: 1,688
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 265
Gots: 689 | 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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emilylee

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-15-2013 22:40:27 | More by emilylee
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Skrypt

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-15-2013 21:52:41 | More by Skrypt
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gfap61

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-15-2013 19:57:20 | More by gfap61
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JohnSnowNW

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-15-2013 19:35:48 | More by JohnSnowNW
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Mikecap

Louisiana

4.81/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Glad my buddy picked up a four-pack of this stuff for me to try, this stuff is great.

Appearance: Poured a deep hazy amber with a thin white head that disappeared leaving delicate lacing along the edges of my tulip.

Smell: Hints of bourbon, piney and earthy hops and citrus aromas compete for the spotlight in the nose. A little bit of oak comes into play, and this is just a lovely aroma.

Taste: Delicious. Sweetness from the malt and also citrus and great bitterness from the hops. Slight alcohol burn as this warms but the 10% is masked quite well.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with solid carbonation and creaminess. A bit sweet but not overly so, the alcohol is noticeable but not overpowering. Goes down pretty smoothly.

Overall: I loved this IPA from Dogfish, as it is yet another strong effort from them. I can't wait to get my hands on another 4-pack of this stuff, definitely try it if you can!

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 14:59:56 | More by Mikecap
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Jimbo4430

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-15-2013 00:40:35 | More by Jimbo4430
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ajtorres311

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-14-2013 20:06:44 | More by ajtorres311
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earlholman

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-14-2013 13:39:38 | More by earlholman
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oi_scout_jessie

California

3.49/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: This poured a slightly red, almost orange, color. It had a 1 finger thick, off-white head, which disappeared quickly. The lacing was very thin, but it stuck around.

Smell: I could only smell a slight hoppyness, but definitely not as much as I expected it to be; At least not when I compare it to other Double IPA’s. I also sensed a heavy alcohol smell. Which is not a big surprise, this beer does have a 10% ABV.

Taste: This had a dark and thick taste to it. I definitely tasted the oak in it. That’s probably what gives it such a heavy taste. Just like the smell, it had a slight bitterness from the hops, but nothing too crazy. This also had a boozey taste to it, due to the high alcohol content.

Mouthfeel: This was definitely a full-bodied brew. It left a nice fizzy sensation on my tongue.

Overall: Where can I start with this beer? Well, it was definitely not what I expected. When I saw that this was an Imperial IPA, I was expecting a higher hop smell/taste to it. But I can only assume that the oak affected this. (just an assumption) But I have to be honest, the more I drank it, the more I enjoyed it. After I got over the fact that it wasn’t as hoppy as expected, I actually really enjoyed this. Another plus to this beer was that it left a good aftertaste in my mouth. It left me wanting more.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 05:34:53 | More by oi_scout_jessie
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Curloftheburl

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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deadliest

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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FrancisT

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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RangnaR

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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Maryland

5/5  rDev +18.2%

05-12-2013 22:11:42 | More by georgiaboy8686
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brandon911

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-12-2013 20:24:04 | More by brandon911
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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,053 ratings.