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
Ratings:
6,551
Reviews:
1,867
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
Wants:
411
Gots:
1,613
For Trade:
31
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Ratings: 6,551 |  Reviews: 1,867
Photo of Biggtriksta
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timc32
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rickybello
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Love it

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Photo of BrewCat22
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of White_Whiskey
4.61/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chitownfanatic21
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Odysseyalien
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jayjaykeiper
4.68/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of duvel1979
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulElk
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Getting tons of floral notes and taste. This is as far I'll go for an IPA. The citrus bite doesn't hit me to turn me off. Will age one for a few years. Good brew

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Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Philsadvns
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Probably my favorite yet from dfh. Subtle whisky oak flavors with hops to intrigue and malt to subdue. Great balance. I don't think I taste any alcohol at all. Smells of oak and...well...oak. Really digging it.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blackop555
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy deep amber/brownish with a medium sized, thick/creamy, white head that lasts. Fades to a lasting cap.

Smells of caramel malts dank, piney and citrus

Tastes sweet malt and citrus with some earthy piney hops. Touch of oakiness and hint of vanilla. Finishes mostly dry with a long pine linger. Slight alcohol taste. Lighter side of full bodied creamy. Lots of carbonation but still smooth.

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Photo of ogman
4.88/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Paulie777
4.79/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A winner. Nice double IPA with a distinctive oak edge that complements the entire beer from looks to aroma to taste. Very smooth citrus and floral with tempered by the oak finish. I would love to see Dogfish aging this beer for a little longer than a month to get more of an barrel edge but its great as it stands for sure. A delicious, comforting beer with an inviting look, aroma, and taste.

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Photo of IndySuds
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajm5108
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fantastic pour - great color, perfect amount of silky head with excellent retention & carbonation. Aroma was soft - I assume from the aging - but you get a lot of tropical / citrus hop wafts (cascade, a little crystal) with some support from a familiar malt & a dash of wood. Interesting flavor, in the sense you get a burst of oily hop right upfront but there is very little bitterness. That is all smoothed out by the blending / aging, which allows the pure hop flavor to shine undistracted. I wish the old ale portion interjected itself more, though the juicy hops dominate it. The malt is there but it lacks that toffee quality you get in a good old ale, plus there is a tad of fusel alchohol poking through near the end. Mouthfeel is slick and appropriate. Good beer, curiois to see if as it ages some of those old ale flavors develope more prominently.

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Photo of Timtac
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenderRodriguez
4.9/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Matt12
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.87/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a light, hazy, Amber with an inch of off-white head that lingers a bit and leaves loads of sticky lacing. Smell is hops up front, some sweet malts, and then vanilla and oak. Interesting nose, but enticing. Taste follows but with the hops being more restrained than anticipated and the oaky, vanilla character a bit more in the forefront. Feel is fairly full in body, with a soft carbonation. Overall, I loved this and it's stellar balance between the oak and hops and booze and malt. Definitely top-notch stuff!

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
4.18 out of 5 based on 6,551 ratings.
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