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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,394 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,394
Reviews: 1,704
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 282
Gots: 838 | FT: 25
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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2.75/5  rDev -35%

jgaul79, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of 57md
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%

Appearance is a light, translucent copper with a thin layer of head that dissipates rather quickly, but leaves some nice lacing on the glass anyway. The nose is hoppy without a doubt. Malt flavors are upfront, but this offering is also quite hoppy throughout. The finish is not as hoppy as the best DIPAs out there, but this is clearly a blend of styles, so I don't think that it was designed to be a hop bomb.

BA classifies this offering as DIPA, the bar that was serving this on tap classified it as an Old/Strong Ale. DFH website states that it is a blend of two batches - a DIPA (probably 90 minute) and an Old ale (possibly Olde School).

Whatever it may be classified, it is certainly unique and very, very tasty. This baby is good for sipping as an after dinner treat. The only "problem" is that it is not boozy at all considering the high ABV and the 10% will sneak up quickly if one enjoys it too much.

57md, Oct 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Phacoman, Oct 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Appearance is sweet - golden, amber, hazy, nice "walls" of head remain on the outside of the glass. Smell is bitter sweet - maybe a candy or molasses coming through. Taste is like a very strong British bitter - hops are present but well balanced with the extra malt flavor. Like drinking 2 beers at the same time - I go back and forth between the more typical British ESB flavor and then back to caramel and hops. When you see the layers this is a sweet beer but makes you work to find all of these flavors.

Oakenator, Sep 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

JimmyCop, Sep 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

slim2043, Sep 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

RonWood, Sep 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

CoryR, Sep 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

jnjander, Sep 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Cjalbers, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of mpedara429
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%

A: Clear and a burnt copper in color. Poured out with three fingers of off white head. Some thin, sticky lacing stuck to the sides of the glass.

S: Not a whole lot doing here except for caramel malt and a bit of oak. Dig deep and some orange-like citrus can be found.

T: A perfect mix of citrus and piney hops with the sweetness and woody taste of oak aging.

M: Smooth like an oak ale, but crisp like an IPA. Carbonation is medium, but is soft and tingly. Smooth and creamy.

O: I'm usually an IPA purist, but this is one cool beer. After finding out that this is a mix of two different styled beers that are then oaked together is impressive. It is hoppy like an IPA, but smooth like an oaked ale. It is truly like a 50/50 mix of the two giving it perfect balance.

mpedara429, Sep 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

chim52chim, Sep 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

genogirl, Sep 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Joel12, Sep 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

mikeradebaugh, Sep 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

BobDag30, Sep 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Hallce2, Sep 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Rimbimhoot, Sep 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Camel242000, Sep 26, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev 0%

Poured from bottle ive been sitting on for a while...Im hoping the bit of aging was a good thing.
Crazy hiss when opened...pours a hazy burnt orange with thick foamy head. Huge piney sharp hop aromas and a bit of oak/cedar. Really great oak/wood/cedar hop flavors with a very mellow hop (im really thinking the aging mellowed the hop out). Slight citrus and red ale type flavor. I really like the IPA nose but the citrus-like malty strong ale flavor. Easy drinker especially for the abv and a great DIPA...maybe along th elines of a Triple IPA.

DrinkSlurm, Sep 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

server222, Sep 26, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev 0%

A: Copper orange red with one finger of white head that dissipates quickly but laces
S: Vanilla, chocolate mousse, woody
T: Front is vanilla, smooth, sweet, middle is woody and malty, and the taste ends with strong hops pungency, aftertaste shows it’s ABV
M: smooth and velvety, light carbonation
D: A nice sipper, but could go down easily and quickly if you’re not paying attention

DRyan, Sep 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

DMarlinJ, Sep 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

cervezatejas, Sep 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

bigwillystyle, Sep 24, 2012
Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,394 ratings.