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Iron Maiden Trooper - Robinsons Family Brewers

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77
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444 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 444
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 14
Gots: 54 | FT: 3
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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tbone64

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +49.7%

05-11-2014 12:27:33 | More by tbone64
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4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

07-22-2014 00:08:01 | More by JoeyL1228
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Petersfavoritebrews

California

4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

07-05-2014 23:51:03 | More by Petersfavoritebrews
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

08-28-2013 23:07:50 | More by lccrunchy
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

12-28-2013 18:28:00 | More by ToddGingerich
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

07-21-2013 00:07:07 | More by Ciocanelu
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nick_asian

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

09-13-2013 07:29:33 | More by nick_asian
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CosmicCathedral

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

05-26-2014 13:24:37 | More by CosmicCathedral
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Bis4beer70

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

08-02-2014 01:19:50 | More by Bis4beer70
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Skyforger

Switzerland

4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

05-03-2014 17:16:28 | More by Skyforger
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Hopstout

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

10-20-2013 22:07:35 | More by Hopstout
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ansantos89

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, I'm a big fan of Iron Maiden, and that was enough for me to want to taste this beer, and for my big surprise it is fucking outstanding! I mean, it comes in a very cool bottle and all, but it actually tastes really good! It is kinda sweet, very smooth, and although the alcohol percentage is quite high, you can't get easily drunk with this one. Totally recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 01:03:37 | More by ansantos89
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

11-03-2013 22:54:42 | More by TurdFurgison
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dlmvh5150

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

06-22-2014 01:58:53 | More by dlmvh5150
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16.9 oz bottle poured into a Forest & Main skinny pint glass.

Appearance
Caramel colored with 1 finger of loose, white head. Excellent clarity with light carbonation and a tiny bit of yeasties floating around.

Nose
Bread, biscuit, honey, and earthy hops.

Taste
Bread and biscuit. Honey and simple sugar. Nicely balanced with earthy English hops and a noticeable Cascade bite giving way to some grapefruit notes.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth, and refreshing with only a light bitterness.

Overall
Flavorful, easy drinking, tasty, and refreshing. Ignore the ratings. This is a damn good ESB.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 16:54:40 | More by justintcoons
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dcmchew

Romania

4.15/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden, going to copper, low head, leaving a thin lacing.
Smells of toasted grains, dark biscuits, light toffee and some citrus peel.
Mildly sweet and roasted malts, grains, light caramel and some clear toffee. There's a fruitiness also, a mix of citrus, but mostly a light lemon zest, making this one just a bit crisp and also faintly sour. There's the buttery/oily feel than many English ales have also. Hint of honey, floral notes, a touch of pepper also. Hops are mineral, a bit fruity, and producing a tea-like and coppery bitterness, just enough to keep this beer drinkable.
Although i always considered ESBs a great session type of beer, there are many examples out there that "spoil the fun". I thought Trooper only had a pretty label, but it wasn't the case. More than decent ESB, great example.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 16:22:52 | More by dcmchew
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Robinson's Brewery Trooper
16.9 oz. brown bottle, code "L3336 23:02"

Ahh, a proper-sized bottle to fill a proper pint, how refreshing. The bottle opens with a crack (keep in mind, we're operating at cellar temperature here), and pours an almost fingerprint-clear rusett-tinted copper body beneath a single, thick-finger-width of frothy khaki head. The head holds fairly well, and it leaves sticky crags and partial rings of lace as it goes.

The first thing that comes out in the aroma is caramel. It's a combination of sweetish golden caramel with a little bit of darker, somewhat brown-sugar like caramel. It expresses a basic, barley-like maltiness as well, which to my mind is a little like light Ovaltine. Grassy and leafy notes follow, offset by a delicate fruitiness that's reminiscent of fresh cut golden pear, baking apple (Stayman, perhaps), and lemon. There's a bit of a chalky or mineralish character as well that I'm guessing is coming from the yeast.

In the mouth it's medium-bodied and gently crisp with a fine-bubbled, moderate carbonation. It gently bristles upfront but then simply fades away towards the swallow. Now that's what an English ale should feel like!

Caramel-accented malt returns in the flavor, subtly biscuity and toasty, and maybe just a bit toffee-ish. That's followed by some apple, a bit of chalky/crushed granite, and then muddled notes of citrusy, leafy, floral, and grassy hops that are somewhat tea-like. It's dry in the finish although there is a bit of residual maltiness that then fades to reveal more apple, light pear, and lemon/orange and citrus pith. The bitterness is median, and the light bit of citrus helps to balance the malt. Eventually it's the light bit of fruit and citrus left on the front and sides of the tongue that cuts through and leaves it remarkably drinkable; otherwise the bitterness might build a little too much at the back of the throat.

Impressive. It's accessible enough for even the most uninitiated of drinkers, yet complex enough to keep it interesting for the beer savvy.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 20:10:26 | More by NeroFiddled
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.11/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a Surly tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep caramel amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of off white head which fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A bready and toasty malt forward aroma with some citrus hop hints. Toasted malts with hints of biscuit, caramel, toffee, grains, cracker, and tea. Slight hint of brown sugar and honey. Earthy, floral, and grassy hop hints. Citrus fruit hints of orange peel and lemon zest. Smells like the classic English bitter with its bready malt and laid back but noticeable hop presence. Solid aroma.

Taste: Follows the aroma, a crisp and bready malt forward English taste with a nice backing mix of hop notes. Bready and toasty malts upfront with notes of biscuit, caramel, toffee, toast, grains, tea, and crackers. Nice hop presence with some floral, earthy, and grassy notes. Citrus notes of orange and lemon zest. Subtle taste of sugar and honey like sweetness. True to the classic English Bitter. Pretty good.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty good English Bitter. Classic biscuity malt flavors with just enough hops to provide some balance. I'm a pretty big fan of the band and its pretty cool to see a collaboration like this. The beer is nothing mind blowing but its good for the style.

Up the Irons!

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 07:09:17 | More by MattyG85
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19.8%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev +19.8%

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New York

4/5  rDev +19.8%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19.8%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +19.8%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +19.8%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +19.8%

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Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
77 out of 100 based on 444 ratings.