Burton Baton | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

6,570 Ratings
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 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark orange, amber body with a grey, quickly descending head. beautiful looking beer. it's IPAs of this color that really represent complexity. it's so inviting

smells of pine, grapeftuit, bit of lemon peel, earth, some slight oak or earthy, light vanilla. this smells like a heavenly combination of amarillo, cascade, and centennial hops. the old ale characteristics are more subtle, coming through in the majority of the oaky/vanilla sweetness and booze on the nose.

tastes like pine, tree sap, maple, some conflation of citrus, hemp. gets sooo bitter as it sits. 5 minutes after first few sips, this baby is SHARP: medicinal, herbal, lemony. phew. huge.

when around 60 degrees, this baby is smooth hop-milk. when it warms, the bitterness and alcohol open up, offering a near assault on the palate with a burn. a good one though. definitely a good one.

this is one of my favorite DIPAs. one of the better dogfish jams flying under-the-radar in comparison to others, which i could never understand.

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Poured into 13 oz tulip. Pours a cloudy reddish orange, with a one inch head, nice looking lacing, not a ton of it. Smell is some orange, pine, a little breadyness, and some fresh cut grass. Taste is similar, with some oak and some alcohol. Not as much as fresh, but this was bottled on 11/22/10. Never figured out if I like more fresh or with time, I have aged a few on the suggestion of my fellow BA's. Definitely less boozey, but as a hop head less tasty for my liking. Body on the heavy side, but drinkable for it's abv. A very good oaked DIPA.

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A: intriguing dark gold/brownish color with a one finger white head and opaque body. Very good lacing.

S: smells very nice with a soft and elegant herbal and oak aroma accompanied by lavender and sweet fruits and malts.

T: starts with a light bitterness in the hops that translates to a soapy sweet malty feel in the palate.

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Poured 40 degrees Fahrenheit into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy-light blood orange. Tan head floats on top, turning into a well lacing cap already. Mouth is watering watching it come out the bottle. Doesn't get much better than this.

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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