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Burton Baton | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a beautiful orange amber (almost pink) with a generous full finger plus of frothy white head in my oversized snifter. Lacing clung the way it does in a beer commercial. Hello Beautiful!

S - Nicely balanced hops. Subtle spicing...clove and candy. Vanilla and oak.

T - HOLY CRAP. I think I've just tasted the best IIPA I've ever had. Perhaps a bit too sweet and candied for some, this one is perfect for my tastes buds. Literally tastes like birthday cake. Caramel, vanilla, oak, candy.

M/D - A bit on the thick and heavy side. Filling for sure. Strong though. I think I'll be seeking this brew out again, but don't expect to be drinking more than one in a session.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent clarity in an amber beer, lots of visible carbonation and a head that won't quit. Off-white in color, about two fingers on a medium pour and awesome retention and lacing. Big piney hops in the smell, followed by a little bit of citrus and some faint malts. That piney hop smell is exciting and appetizing.

Lots of malts and hops in the flavor. The malts are a sweetish caramel that balance out big piney hops to the point that both are almost even in profile. The oak-aging goes a long way in calming both flavors down so that they aren't so hot. They are both at a perfect pitch, working together to bring full-flavor potential to its fulfillment. The hops are still oh so perfectly bitter and enjoyable, while the caramel malts sweeten it just enough to make it that much moer complex and big. The 10% ABV is felt once the beer is halfway gone, but the taste is so hidden that it sneaks up on you. Warming up, it starts to have a little bite, but the other flavors are so full that they overwhelm any real alcohol taste. The mouthfeel is creamy and full-bodied, just the right amount of carbonation, and slightly boozy and bitter in the aftertaste.

This beer is fantastic bottled, but I was lucky enough to sample some on-tap at the brewery, and I think it was even better then. The beer somehow seemed even smoother but just as tasty, if not more. If you're in the area, check that out, because it is worth it.

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,601 ratings
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