Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Dogfish Head - Burton Baton
The Dogfish Head brewery is not in the Northwest but they do make some killer brews that are worthy of the Northwest's respect so I feel obliged to review this release. According to their website this brew is "a blend of oak-aged English strong ale and [their] 90 Minute IPA." This 10% beer is over the fucking top. It is an okay sipping brew but it is not for the backyard BBQ (use Hair of the Dog Blue Dot IPA or Rogue Brutal Bitter for that). The oak and malts dominate the flavor and the citrus hops are barely noticeable. Totally weak. It tastes like the oak aging was done in used Jack Daniel's barrels but not in a good way. Overall I am disappointed with this brew and do not suggest you pick it up for any occasion which is just a damn shame. 3 out of 5. Don't drink it.