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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,850 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,850
Reviews: 1,756
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 318
Gots: 1,068 | FT: 29
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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

120z bottle with bottled on date 03/27/12

A-Pours a fingers width head that is colored an extremely pale brown, almost an off white. Leaves nice lacing around the glass perimeter. The body is an amber/orange color with some nice haziness going on.

S-Citrus notes are the stand out with some pine needle and floral notes in there as well. Nice caramel backbone in there throughout the hop driven aroma. The oak staves give off this earthy vanilla smell but is limited in its ability to shine through due to the great hop characteristics this beer delivers.

T-Hops dominant the aroma where as for the taste the hop/malt profiles are more balanced. You get that caramel upfront and in the finish with freshly baked bread qualities for the malt profile. The hops are more pronounced in the middle and back-end of the palate. The oak comes in at the end with hints of earthy wood character, very mild though. No vanilla like I acquired in the aroma.

M-Beer is well carbonated. Has a slightly chewy characteristic that finishes pretty dry. Not dry like a wine from the tannins but maybe another compound that produces a less intense tannin like affect due to the oak staves? I have no idea...

O-A great beer from DFH. My personal favorite out of their IPA beers other than the 75 minute on cask. Great aroma, great taste and drinks like a beer half its abv. Well done!

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A- Pours a clear orangish-red color with one finger of off white head. Left some nice lacing on the glass.

S- Smell is of hops as well as roasted malts and oak. Expected more of a bitter pine aroma considering it is a DIPA, but it didn't smack me in the face.

T- Taste is more sweet and fruity than bitter. Good malt flavors, but I was a little disappointed by the lack of hop bite.

M- Medium bodied, smooth and sticky mouthfeel. The oak aging makes it easy to drink. Alcohol is well hidden here.

O- A tasty brew that I did enjoy, but not all that much like a DIPA. Easy drinking and full of great flavor, but didn't blow me away.

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,850 ratings.