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Iron Maiden Trooper - Robinsons Family Brewers

Iron Maiden TrooperIron Maiden Trooper

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BA SCORE
76
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345 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 345
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 12.61%


Brewed by:
Robinsons Family Brewers visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
TROOPER takes its name from the Iron Maiden song which is inspired by the famous Charge of the Light Brigade. Being a real ale enthusiast, vocalist Bruce Dickinson has developed a beer which has true depth of character.

TROOPER is a Premium British Beer inspired by Iron Maiden and handcrafted at Robinsons brewery. Malt flavours and citric notes from a unique blend of Bobec, Goldings and Cascade hops dominate this deep golden ale with a subtle hint of lemon.

(Beer added by: flyingpig on 07-12-2013)
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Reviews by dacrza1:
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dacrza1

New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DATE TASTED: January 31, 2014... GLASSWARE: HopDevil nonick...OCCASION: a good week ends, and Shark Tank begins!... APPEARANCE: hazy whiskey-copper body; pure white, steady head; slight effervescence; intricate lacing... AROMA: smooth and malty, with wafting caramel; bright, punchy hops are less citric than expected ... PALATE: smooth, buttery and swift a Steve Harris bass line; a pleasantly drinkable pub ale...TASTE: sweet, nutty finish; subtle hops that fit into a British ale profile; soft lemon, chestnut and rum--complex enough to keep my attention throughout the glass... OVERALL: Not "Powerslave" in its power or "Seventh Son" in its complexity, this beer nonetheless rates somewhere in the area of "Fear of the Dark" or something more recent--a nice take on a classic style; the glass drained quickly...considering the middle-of-the-road price, I would revisit Trooper in the future regardless of the season--a good all-around ale....

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 02:52:53 | More by dacrza1
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-14-2014 16:41:48 | More by rolltide8425
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-14-2014 02:26:37 | More by jpd7374
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charlatan

United Kingdom (Scotland)

2.9/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Half pint at 'spoons as part of their latest real ale festival. A dark amber colour with a nose which reminds me of peach but is also floral. An overly negative spin on it would say it sounded like an old lady's bathroom. The taste is rather a let down after that: rather soapy, reminding me of apples.The only plus point is a hint of nuttiness.

Serving type: cask

04-13-2014 15:22:55 | More by charlatan
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-13-2014 02:57:19 | More by cam477
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rulisekmartin

Czech Republic

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-11-2014 23:11:46 | More by rulisekmartin
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

04-05-2014 15:55:56 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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rbouton

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

04-05-2014 04:09:51 | More by rbouton
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, bright copper, with a thin off-white head. Aromas of ripe fruit and toffee. Taste begins with some toffee, then some rich bread, then a bit of butter, followed by some tea-like flavors, then a hint of citrus, and finishing with a creamy, mint.

Mouthfeel is rich. Overall quite a good beer, though its quite expensive for what you get.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 00:52:34 | More by tronester
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

04-04-2014 00:59:01 | More by jzeilinger
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-30-2014 19:14:30 | More by kjfinnerty
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cjw333

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

03-30-2014 06:45:08 | More by cjw333
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.9%

03-30-2014 02:43:12 | More by zapahoppa
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hattrick95

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-30-2014 01:41:42 | More by hattrick95
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taez555

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-29-2014 19:39:49 | More by taez555
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badmotorgrunge

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.9%

03-29-2014 19:04:08 | More by badmotorgrunge
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Tawny light coppery orange coloring with a good clarity and average rate of visible carbonation.

S: White, frumpy foam textured head, average height, and good standing retention. Thick, meaty lace adhesion.

T: Fresh wet grains, soft dry flowery scent. Flavor was grainy, fairly clean, hint of dried caramel sweetness, white toast and soft flowery hops. Light mention of dry apple peel.

M: Light bodied, some oily slickness, lighlty dry grainy coating on the tongue.

O: Overall fairly clean malt profile, lightly dry, flowery, easy drinkability, though not neccessarily exciting, can be a respectable light lager style drink with some hop appeal, but hard to imagine this as as an ESB.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 00:58:36 | More by beerthulhu
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper to tan and clear, head and lace aint bad.

Aroma and taste: malty, caramel malt, bread, some graininess, grass, floral hops, a little citrus.

Body is light to medium-light and slightly slick, carbonation medium and smooth.

Overall I don't think it's at the top of the category, but I also don't think it's at all bad. That's why I gave it a straight across the board 3.5 - it's better than just ok but it's not really outstanding.

And yes, I'm going to keep the bottle. It's gonna be displayed on a shelf in the man-cave/brewhaus.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 01:23:47 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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JVan

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

03-23-2014 20:38:14 | More by JVan
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice snow-white head, two fingers from a strong center pour. Clear, fully transparent coppery amber brew (I can read through the beer). Head retention is OK if not great, and lacing is nice.

Huge caramel and brown sugar malt aroma, with an earthy hop bitterness barely present. I get the impression this is going to be one sweet beer.

Much more bitterness in the flavor than in the aroma. Still malt-dominant, with caramel malt, nuts, molasses, and burnt corn dominating. Hops are slightly earthy and floral, but provide more balancing bitterness than flavor.

Lively sting, sticky and lasting. Fairly drinkable; a solid light-medium overall body, grainier than I'd have thought.

Not bad, but not great. I'm not particularly experienced with many English style ales, so I can only speak to the overall taste and experience, rather than putting it in context against style. It's certainly not bad; I have no idea how it has been received in the UK. At 4.7%, I could drink this frequently if it were on draft, but I won't again shell out $5 a bottle stateside.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 18:11:34 | More by Roguer
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SStein

Belgium

3/5  rDev -9.9%

03-22-2014 18:02:58 | More by SStein
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a beer that is probably selling so well more because of its label and tribute to iron maiden than because of the beer inside the bottle, but the beer itself isn't at all bad, and is in fact a nice example of the english bitter or pale ale style. coppery in color with great carbonation and a sudsy white head. the grains come in ahead of the hops in both nose and taste, but this is a display of balance. mineral heavy on the grain front, copper and tin as it swallows, but the hops brighten it up and actually put a lot more fruity flavors into this beer than most of the traditional english buttering hop types. i most enjoy the feel though, which is robustly carbonated and creamy on the palate, very hearty and satisfying, and while the flavors aren't my favorite, i appreciate the session ability of this english pale. at under 5% its on i could drink quite a few of. still medium buried at least, and long finishing. good not great all up.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 17:23:43 | More by StonedTrippin
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innominat

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-20-2014 15:58:50 | More by innominat
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wedge

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright, brassy color with a loose head of sticky white bubbles. Sweet, toasty toffee, biscuit, honey, cherry, and fruity yeast aromas with a bit of hops. Toasted grain, lemon tea, nuts, and a floral, earthy hop bitterness. Medium-light and dry, a little watery in the finish. Not bad...pretty simple and could use a better malt profile, but a solid little mellow ESB. I wouldn't mind trying it on cask.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 01:55:17 | More by wedge
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tastybeer

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden amber colored beer, decent looking white head that fades quickly to a soapy ring. A few scattered spotty bits remain on the glass. Aroma is sweet, crisp crackers, grain, biscuit malt, and light lemon, spice hop. Flavor is more bitter than sweet with refreshing lemon rind tartness, grainy bread and crackers. Brisk, dry, and very, very drinkable. Not very complicated but nice w/no off flavors.

Scream for...beer!

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 01:37:11 | More by tastybeer
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Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
76 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.