Dogfish Head Burton Baton

November 5, 2011

Overall Grade:A

A hoppier version of Dogfish Head's IPA.

Surpringly clean, Burton Baton is a typical Dogfish Head explosion of flavor. It's more drinkable than Palo Santo while being a sweet, high-alcohol offering. Starting sweet and refreshing, it has a kick of hops at midtaste before finishing with more hops and almost as strong as whisky. If you swish it around in your mouth for a bit or let it linger, the alcohol starts to take over. It's not the most drinkable, though. I'd rather have 8 ounces of it than 12+.

Very aromatic. Sweet and hoppy, hinting at a typical rich and almost syrupy Dogfish Head ale. It smells similar to their 90-Minute IPA (sweeter, though). Alcohol is evident, too. It smells like a heavy hitter.

I had very high expectations for this one, and it exceeded them. It's every bit worth the hype and I'll go out of my way to find more of it.

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