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Iron Maiden Trooper - Robinsons Family Brewers

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517 Ratings

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Ratings: 517
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 20
Gots: 78 | 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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3/5  rDev -10.7%

zestar, Wednesday at 10:01 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Mebuzzard, Wednesday at 04:13 AM
Photo of buzzarooski
4.05/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

LOOK: Beautiful Golden Carmel in Color, Pours Minimal White Foamy Head that Dissipates Quickly, Minimal and Spotty Lacing

SMELL: Very Subtle Hoppy Scent, Mild Lemon Aroma, Nearly Underwhelms you with Scent

TASTE: Smooth, Delicious, and Crisp, I did NOT find it Bitter at all. Loved the Malty/Lemon Flavor

FEEL: Medium Carbonation that works well with the taste, Slightly Dry after the Swallow

OVERALL: A Very Good Beer that I Enjoyed VERY much...I would Definitely Recommend this Beer to Friends

buzzarooski, Oct 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

JKV96, Oct 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

IanSpindler, Oct 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

spycow, Oct 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Allegue04, Oct 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

AleHunter805, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of ronniebruner
4.03/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First off, bought this as a novelty because I love me some Maiden! Kept the bottle around a while, so I was not sure if the taste would be totally fresh or not. What I will say is that all novelty factor aside, this beer rocks! It is extremely smooth. The right mix of carbonation, foam and lace mixed with a soft, aroma of hops. Very well pleased and totally surprised by how good this beer is! The taste is very crisp and clean and not bitter at all. This is definitely one of the better surprises I have tried in a long while. Hope to find more soon!

ronniebruner, Oct 06, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -3.6%

Tyecko, Oct 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

BreweryRun, Oct 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

DaftPatrick, Sep 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

InkedinRi, Sep 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

animal69, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Samp01
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden amber with a medium white head, moderate lacing. Aroma and Taste is grass with grain undertones, citrus and fruity notes upfront, yeast, bready and lightly toasted biscuit malt. A medium body, crisp with moderate carbonation. Finish same as taste with some mild hops bitterness on the end for balance. Not the best ESB but it slowly gets better as it warms up a bit. Overall still crisp and slightly refreshing, an ok brew.

Samp01, Sep 26, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev +1.2%

rudeone, Sep 26, 2014
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2.3/5  rDev -31.5%

Salam, Sep 25, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev +6%

ryanpj, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
3.54/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium brown-orange hue with a touch of haze and a light effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy tan foam with a nice chunky lace. Not bad!

Smell: sweet and bready up front, with a bit of a malty fruitiness as well. There's a bit of a nice character here, but it reads a bit sweet for me.

Taste: a basic malty flavor, with very little in the way of hop character. Hops are noble, if anything. It's good enough for the style, though nothing here really stands out.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and a smooth creaminess. Not bad.

Overall: this is an OK ESB, but it doesn't really blow me away. It's got a bit of a generic character and is just a bit too sweet for me.

flagmantho, Sep 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Coduhhh, Sep 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

SonOfOdin, Sep 22, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +21.4%

cmbeddoe7997, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Hagbert, Sep 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

mendvicdog, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of rjimlad
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Pretty decent beer. Love the label, too. The main problem is that it is all hop and no mid-palate. There should be more maltiness to fatten out the flavour but the hops are too dominant and the bitterness is a bit too much. It drinks well, though, and isn't a bad beer just not balanced well enough. Keeping the bottle.

rjimlad, Sep 17, 2014
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Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
77 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.