Brewed by Burton Bridge
Style: English Strong Ale
Burton-on-Trent, England


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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Bottle Conditioned. Has appeared in cask as a special.
Previously known as Empire Ale.

Light in color, strong and heavily hopped.
Colour: Pale
Nose: Strong hoppy aroma
Taste: Very bitter beer
Hops: Challenger with Styrian used as a late copper hop
Malt: Pale & Invert sugar No.2

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fonefan (51109) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle 50cl. @ home. [ As Burton Bridge Empire Pale Ale ].
Clear light sparkling, medium amber orange color with a average to large, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, caramel, fruity, moderate hoppy, light to moderate yeasty, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy fruity sweet and burnt malt + peel bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft to lively, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20091001]

yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2008
Århus2008. 50 cL bottle, Burton india empire pale ale. Pours hazy orange with no head. Light fruity and mild soapy hops aroma. Medium sweet initial flavour with a solid hops bitterness. Light spiced hoppy flavour too. Goes into a dry and spiced hops flavoured finish.

Ungstrup (38414) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2004
[At Fete de la Biere 2004, Lausanne] An orange beer with absolutely no head. The aroma is of oranges and hops. The flavor is strong of oranges and with very distinct notes of alcohol, that gives the warmth on an already hot day.

joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber coloured with a creamy off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, fruits and hops. Flavour of fruits, caramel and hops.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottled. Pale amber colour, small white head, which leaves some lace. Aroma is berries, caramel, some floral and resiny notes. Flavour is crisp toffeeish and biscuity notes along with some berries. Some slight alcohol sweetness to it as well.

omhper (25742) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2002
Pale amber. Thick, malty and bitter, but unfortunately also sourish like a failed lambic. (Two different bottles sampled)

madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2012
26th February 2010
Hazy amber beer, thick frothy white head. Softish and semi dry palate. Bittering hop with a metallic edge but it’s not unpleasant. Dry bubblegum and malt underneath that carries through to the semi crisp and semi dry finish. Decent and a little off the beaten track.

Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a pretty, clear amber with a small, creamy, off-white head, Fat malt aroma with a wee touch of citrus. Medium-bodied with lightly sulphurous malt accents, some nuts and a rather dominant alcohol. Brutal bitterness in the finish. Not pleasant. 291006

Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle shared in Richmond - many thanks to Daniel. Moderate gusher. Pours clear gold with a big, frothy off-white head. Simple bready malts in the nose, some citrus. Light-medium sweet flavor with notes of tangerine, some funky brett, pale bread, minimal bitterness. Light to medium bodied with average to lively carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, with moderate sweet pale bread, a bit of funky, brett, peach, citrus, melon. Not sure if the funk is intentional, but it really elevates this beer. Great stuff.

chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2005 Very lively - a bit of a gusher. Consequently cloudy amber in colour. Bitter, mandarin orange peel aroma. Citric, orangey flavour. This had a bit of bottle age, so the hops had mellowed a little, but it’s still quite sharp. Not the most subtle of beers, but pretty good. Would have been even better with less excessive carbonation, which prickled away on the tongue throughout. Bottled.

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