Burton Baton | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Burton BatonBurton Baton
Liked This Beer
4.23 w/ 6,583 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

User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,583 |  Reviews: 1,879
Photo of BrooBub
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of schultzi22
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of plumcrazyfx
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of sobeleg
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of turfy
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of kkrez
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of tobelerone
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Maybe my favorite DFH beer so far, although there are plenty I haven’t tried yet. Very unusual and very tasty to boot. This kicks the ass of regular 90 minute IPA by a mile to me. Odd to age a hoppy beer in my mind but this one works in a way that others I won’t name simply fail.

Color is dark orange, a hazy beer with a decent sized off white head and excellent, sticky lacing. Aroma is clearly boozy, with floral, piney hops and bready malt as well. Taste is big and complex, with a nice balance between the bitter, piney hops and sweet malt, with a strong oak note noticed mainly in the aftertaste. I’ve been lucky to get some very fresh bottles each time I’ve had this so the hops are still fairly bright and nuanced, again tasting floral, piney, and citric, mostly with a grapefruit and lemon character. Hints of vanilla and that deep oakiness as the flavor fades on your tongue.

Very creamy mouthfeel with a medium full body and moderate but ample carbonation. Long finish.

Big, boozy, oaky, complex. Extremely interesting and very tasty. Definitely a sipper, it’s quite powerful and hearty.

 1,112 characters

Photo of mattboyer182
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Elfastball7
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of sponch51
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of OneEyedJack
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of JebediahScooter
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of modernartblues
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Moose34
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of morehpperliter
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Adamostella
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of micstache
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Hessian257
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of sbricker
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of wyatt
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of YaKnowBrady
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of WMEugene
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 91.9% out of 100 with 6,583 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.