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Burton Baton | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

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

Added by Todd on 12-08-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#863
Reviews:
1,885
Ratings:
6,608
pDev:
10.17%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
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Photo of mothmanscott
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, medium amber producing a shy 2 fingers of off-white, frothy, somewhat lasting head that leaves only a few motes & webs of lace. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, fruity, rich & oaky with floral, grapefruit, pine & boozy alcohol. Taste is rich oaky, roast, fruity, burnt caramel malt fronted with toffee, earth, floral, grapefruit, pine & alcohol predominating after the mid-sip to finish. Aftertaste is a balanced malt/hoppy bittersweet that gravitates toward unbalanced bitterness & slight astringency. Alcohol is prominent in both nose & mouth. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied with moderate, carbonation, dry but sweet at the same time, with a drawing nature on the front half of the tongue. Very unusual. I fill that this is it's appeal. One that certainly lives up to their motto "Off-centered ales for off-centered people".

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Photo of Dmecca
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Paradox1000
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Strong complex 10% IPA with oak!

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Photo of Bajdog
4.61/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwarsenal9
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spindelphia
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigGold
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First had poured from 12-oz. bottle, gift from a friend, into tulip pint. English malt and huge, bitter and witheringly dry hops. What an English DIPA ought to be. In an ideal world, whenever you walk into an English pub and order "a pint," this is what you would get.

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Photo of Brian1357
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Marluc
3.44/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tonysange
4.84/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amazing. Picture Dogfish Head 90 resting on oak with a harder water profile. Similar aroma, color and mouthfeel as DFH 90 but with very a subtle oak flavor. DFH 90 is my favorite accessible local beer but Burton Baton will be my go-to as long as it is available.

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Photo of JoeLev
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another good brew from Dogfish! Enjoying this Brewery since 1998! It doesn't knock my socks off like Pliny the Elder, but it is really a good brew. Sit down with this one on a cold winter night!

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4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwilcox767
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Cloudy dark orange pour, good head that sticks around.
S: Citrus, oak, dank/biting hops that are well blended
T: Follows the nose, but flavor profile tends more towards oak/hops/roasted malt.
M: Medium/full bodied. Not too syrupy considering the above avg ABV.
O: Excellent beer that I've been drinking for years. Before I knew anything about it, I thought it fit right in between 90 Minute and 120 Minute, then found out the reason why - b/c it's have 90 Min. I will always buy more of this when available.

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Photo of Notasoxfan
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of opierce
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dbarny76
4.61/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

wow!!! two of my favorite styles mixed together and then throw them on oak!!!! Wow!

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Photo of GarbageMan10
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks sorta cloudy burnt orange, mango. Nice 2" head,lacing is also evident in glass, Wow, smells like citrus,vanilla,lemon again,oak smell,hop filled. taste is orange zest, vanilla, caramel, ethyl. Feels not too slick for a high ABV. Refreshingly crisp with semi dry finish. Have been drinking this for years and never bothered to rate it. I know from experience that this tastes a tad bit better 2 years old.

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Photo of Shortbox81
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zanico
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of omahawk
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Solid American double IPA. Slight wood earthy flavor mixed with citrus hops. Good malty backbone. Good drinking beer at high alcohol.

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Photo of JoePapa
4.81/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a great hybrid beer. Lusciously complex and intriguing. Great mouthfeel with slightly sweet start and long piney finish. I love it!

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,608 ratings
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