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Iron Maiden Trooper - Robinsons Family Brewers

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627 Ratings
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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 27
Gots: 146 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (England)

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: flyingpig on 07-12-2013

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.
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Ratings: 627 | Reviews: 150
Photo of mothmanscott
2.74/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a medium amber producing 2 fingers off-white, shortlived head that leave a flecks & wash of filmy lacing. Aroma is thin; malty (caramel), faintly fruity & mildly acetic, with earthy & herbal notes (burley tobacco). Taste is watery malt, tart candied apple, with a hoppy bitter character up front that rapidly balances with the malt. Malt dissipates in the finish to a dry mildly bitter/astringent, lightly metallic aftertaste. All of the British ESB I\'ve ever encountered are watery & thin. Muted aroma & flavor might best described my experience with this one.

Photo of JordanHageman
3.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beejay
2.81/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A: Pale amber in color. White head on top with another layer on top with many frog eyes.

S: A touch of hops, and some light caramel. The hops are a touch on the flowery side, with a faint burnt caramel aroma coming in, followed by almost a slight metallic scent.

T: Light caramel and bread, very light hop flavor, with a little bit of an odd tannic or metallic flavor. Slightly odd bitterness in the linger.

M: Medium light in body, with fairly high carbonation and a bit of a bite in the finish.

O: Overall this beer falls short of the mark.. you are paying for a label, not the beer inside. I heard good things about this one, so it's totally bummertown.

Photo of thumperskibum
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffrey-Pulver
4.52/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very much enjoyed this ale. It had a unique taste and a great look. I highly recommend it.

Up The Irons \m/

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zimmyuffda5
3.49/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lemmy187
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harvest06
3.94/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wrecknut
2.6/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a can, tastes like Old Style, even leaves a bad aftertaste.

Photo of jlindros
3.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tall boy can, pours crystal clear honey tan slight auburn color, settles with a nice large fluffy 2 finger head fades at a med pace, light lacing.

Nose brings typical English style fruity yeast esters, mild toasty biscuit and sweet caramel malt, light grassy hops, golden malt.

Taste brings more of the same, decent malty flavor, grainy toasty golden malts, mild caramel sweetness, juicy soft malty flavor, etc. Typical English yeast, mild fruity esters, little biscuit toffee note. Then mild hops, grassy slight herbal, mild bitterness. Finish gets a bit more bitter as it somewhat dries, mild lingering grassy herbal hops, fruity esters, touch of golden malt.

Mouth is med bod with decent carb.

Overall pretty good, typical British ale style beer, nice malt profile, typical yeast profile, decent hops, although wish the hops came through a bit more, but pretty much right where it should be. nothing too special going on either though, just average ale.

Photo of rodzm14
3.99/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrMullet
3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KajII
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The pour was a murky chestnut brown with a light orange hue and a frothy off white head. It possesses notes of toasted malts, caramel, a hint of dried fruit and a light floral hop. This brew starts with a nice malty caramel flavor and a touch of fruity sweetness that lessens slightly, giving way to a mild hop backbone. A smooth, tasty and easy to drink brew... https://www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReview

Photo of cbutova
3.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Split with NawsDaBaws.

A- Tallboy can to two snifters revealing a mostly clear orange amber body. The off white head builds to a finger with a frothy consistency and decent retention. Lacing consists of a few sheets but not much in the end.

S- Big lager yeast and spicy Euro hops. Grassy, herbal and earthy tones to those slicy varietals. Some fruits from the yeast as well as slight butter. Some dark cherry like fruit.

T- Same general feel as the nose with yeast and hops carrying it but malts do wake up some on the taste buds. Spicy, herbal, floral and earthy notes lead to pale apple, slight medicinal cherry, toasted nuts, cereal, caramel, a hint of butter and lagery yeast.

MF- Just under medium overall body thickness. Texture is somewhat creamy and foamy with a moderately high carbonation. Slightly bitter.

Definitely has the feel of a decent bitter although the yeast isnt all that clean for me. I like the idea but some slight refinement would go a long way.

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McMatt7
3.02/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Markwas
2.86/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Brad007
2.84/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark amber with a one-finger head into my glass. This is a traditional ESB in honor of Iron Maiden. Speaking of, "The Trooper" is actually one of my favorite Maiden tunes.

Buttery aroma that is reminiscent of raisin. Pretty much what I expected style-wise. Not sure how fresh it is.

Sweet and buttery all around. Not much else there for flavor. I want my mind to be blown but it's just not.

Finishes odd too.

Eh. Really only worth it for the sweet-ass label. Big time Maiden fans would be wise to buy a bottle and just leave it. May I suggest they throw their name behind something wicked and bitter, as opposed to droll and tastless?

Photo of Reinbeck11
2.96/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Geoffq
4.64/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

English style session ale, first class

Photo of aasher
3.79/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dfecteau
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Izzi
4.55/5  rDev +35%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wasn't expecting much with all of the low ratings. However I really enjoyed this beer as it tasted almost like an amber ale which are among my favorites. Would definitely drink this beer again. Plus it's Iron Maide, come on!

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
2.79/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
77 out of 100 based on 627 ratings.