Burton Baton | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Burton BatonBurton Baton

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: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I absolutely love this beer.

this is not your typical IPA. It has the smoothness of a high quality bourbon but the hoppy, bitter aftertaste of a traditional IPA, BUT STILL SMOOTH.

a very thin head and copper color.

i recommend this beer for someone who is interested in trying some of the other more extreme IPA's. this is a very sophisticated, high quality, advanced, "beginner" IPA. THIS IMPERIAL IPA IS TRULY AMAZING, IT CAN BRING THE MOST AMERICAN LIGHT BEER GUY INTO THE WORLD OF GREAT, TASTEFUL, CRAFT BREWS.

an AMAZING beer overall.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a great golden color, as most IPA's do. Smells just great with the hint of the aging that was blended as well as the hops themselves for a DIPA. Surprising smooth finish for me. Very almost velvety quality to how it goes down. I could have a few of these and be in deep trouble without even realizing it. Has the smooth oak aged feel but still has the bitterness at the very end that lingers nicely. If you get a bottle or are thinking of getting one, I highly recommend it. Very good and different take compared to the burgeoning number of DIPA's out there. Treat yourself.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

a: light amber in color with a thick (and quickly forming) head marks this beer. The head is imcreadibly think and looks like a frothy white milkshake. It looks great, but be careful with the pour....it comes out of nowhere.
Very light in color for a beer as strong as this one (and aged in barrels no doubt), and a heavy head (for a beer of its ABV). Great stuff

s: some very toasty malt mixed in with a smooth, bourbon sweetness. Mixed into this is the nice green smell of pelleted hops.

t: Bitterness is the main driver of this brew. It starts off slightly piercing, but its gets smoothed out by a (slightly underpowered) malt backbone. Bourbon flavor is present, but its not the driver of the beer, and merely helps to push the malt backbone up a few notches. Pretty decent, but nothing to write home about.

M: This beer has a nice sticky feeling about it. Like very maple light syrup. I think that it works better than your average Heavy brew, which either comes off too thin from the booz or too thick from the malt.

O: I feel that in all fairness, in a world FILLED with beer JUST like this, you can do beer that is basically just as good (or better than this) for less. That's just the honest truth, and this beer (for what it is) is tragically overpriced. But all politics aside, on its own merits its a fantastic beer. It has an incredible mouth-feel and a beautiful color and head. It also tastes better than a lot of the blitzkrieg of barrel-aged-everything, and comes off with more balance than the rest. I feel that its worth picking up a 4 pack to save for good occasions or for presents for your good friends (who hopefully might share a bottle with you!)
overall, I give it a 4.25/5

This really is good, good beer and a good throwback to the ORIGINAL extreme brew Burton ale (from Ballantine brewing, originally only for VIPS and not for sale to the public). I just feel that if you hunted around at the beer store, you can find much better hoppier brew for a lot less.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A- Clear dark amber color. Poured a soapy 1 finger head, creamy on top. Awesome lacing and trailing.

S- Uh oh, this one's trouble. I get tangerine, orange, floral notes, slight peach, spice, bubble gum, and maybe a touch of pineapple. As it warms, the oak and nice vanilla notes start to emerge.

T- And there it is... A new favorite has been found. Sweet hop flavors mentioned above mixed with the malty, oakey goodness of a barrel. Big caramel and notes of pine, grapefruit, bourbon, and resin as well. On the lighter side, but extraordinarily balanced. No doubt one of the best beers I've ever tasted.

M- Thick side of medium. Oily, and super creamy on the tongue.

O- I can't say enough about this masterpiece. All the elements combined to make one of the most unique and wonderfully flavored beers this world has ever known. This will never leave my fridge.

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
4.18 out of 5 based on 6,561 ratings.
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