Saturday, August 27, 2011
Game Day Beer Review: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Burton Baton American Double / Imperial IPA
(10.0% ABV). Poured on draft after a tap takeover at an event featuring Dogfish Head and Short's Brewery held in Traverse City, Michigan, Burton Baton was a reddish-brown, warm caramel color with a medium-sized head of foam that stayed around for awhile, before ultimately leaving behind epic lacing.
The beer smelled of big hops and pine needles, followed by a caramel sweetness. It was big and boozy tasting, bursting with orange citrus and caramel, and had an oaked-wood depth to it, with hints of woodsy licorice showing up on the finish.
This was a huge beer, and if I didn't have somewhere to be later that same night, I would've asked for several more -- and loved them. A-.