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Iron Maiden Trooper - Robinsons Family Brewers

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440 Ratings
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Ratings: 440
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 15
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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Patches826

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-15-2014 01:25:22 | More by Patches826
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josephwa

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

03-12-2014 13:51:04 | More by josephwa
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windypete

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-11-2014 20:03:59 | More by windypete
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

03-11-2014 01:19:02 | More by twenty5
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sanitarium16

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

03-09-2014 21:22:40 | More by sanitarium16
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.2%

03-09-2014 14:26:02 | More by Karibourgeois
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mjmu812

Washington

3/5  rDev -10.2%

03-07-2014 16:43:50 | More by mjmu812
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DamnYankeeHeadHunter

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

03-07-2014 04:15:53 | More by DamnYankeeHeadHunter
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Luiz0930

California

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

03-05-2014 06:12:49 | More by Luiz0930
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AJ_Nyit

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-04-2014 21:26:19 | More by AJ_Nyit
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

03-04-2014 11:41:05 | More by valianes
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours dark amber with a fading white head.
Nose shows sweet malt, cardboard, biscuity and bready notes and some honey.
Pretty restrained flavours. Bready malt, cardboard, earthy hops. Not much going on.
Really could use a fair bit more carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 03:40:10 | More by CrazyDavros
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Can_has_beer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

03-02-2014 19:58:07 | More by Can_has_beer
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flcsilva

Brazil

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

03-02-2014 16:23:56 | More by flcsilva
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Mitchster

Michigan

3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

$5.49 for a 1pt 0.9fl oz bottle at BevCo. Pretty steep, IMO for a bitter. I'm sure we're paying for the endorsement. No specs per the website which is returning server errors. 4.7% ABV per the bottle. Hopped with Bobec, Goldings, and Cascade per the bottle.

Pours out to a brilliantly clear dark golden/light amber, forming a nice off light yellow head with very good retention and lacing. Carbonation is moderate, ~2.5-3.0 carbs. The nose has a distinct british yeast strain character (London 1968/Fullers) with some diacetyl, honey, butterscotch, a touch of biscuit, apple and pear esters, and some goldings hops. The mouthfeel is crisp, clean, with a pleasant mineral bite in the finish. Medium bodied. The taste is pretty good. The mineral nature of the water, the crisp mouthfeel, the diacetyl, yeast esters, well balanced bitterness and the slight biscuit of the malt all come together, forming a nice British pale ale. Just a hint of that orange marmalade character that you get in the very best ESBs. Easy drinking. Very sessionable.

This is a really nice beer, but there's now way I'm going to pay $5.50/bottle when I can get a 6'er of Fullers for $10. Recommended if cost is not a factor.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 03:54:37 | More by Mitchster
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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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Furlinator

California

3.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours translucent copper with 1/4 inch of white head that quickly fades to faint whisps on top.

Smell is of roasted malt, sweet caramel and a trace of grass.

Taste is bready malt and faint honey up front with a hint of hop on the finish.

Texture is medium bodied with low carbonation.

The flavors are somewhat subdued but, that helps make this brew smooth and sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 05:33:26 | More by Furlinator
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear copper color with foamy white head and plenty of lace. Aroma of butterscotch and toffee with an herbal element. In the taste, sweet toffee and caramel give way to a lemony citrus, lingering into a woody dryness. Lemon citrus, toffee, and wood. Dry tannic finish on a smooth medium bodied beer. Overall, this is a nice beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2014 05:24:50 | More by Stinkypuss
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larbush

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-01-2014 04:58:40 | More by larbush
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

You'll take my life, but I'll take yours too
You'll fire your musket, but I'll run you through
So when you're waiting for the next attack
You'd better stand, there's no turning back
The bugle sounds, the charge begins
But on this battlefield, no one wins
The smell of acrid smoke and horses' breath
As I plunge on into certain death

The horse, he sweats with fear, we break to run
The mighty roar of the Russian guns
And as we race towards the human wall
The screams of pain as my comrades fall
We hurdle bodies that lay on the ground
And the Russians fire another round
We get so near, yet so far away
We were meant to fight another day

We get so close, near enough to fight
When a Russian gets me in his sights
He pulls the trigger and I feel the blow
A burst of rounds take my horse below
And as I lay there gazing at the sky
My body's numb and my throat is dry
And as I lay forgotten and alone
Without a tear, I draw my parting groan

UP THE IRONS!!! (and the beers pretty decent)

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 03:16:52 | More by joemcgrath27
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bunta

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

02-28-2014 00:53:39 | More by bunta
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Tivlavrie

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

02-27-2014 22:03:52 | More by Tivlavrie
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.29/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, honey and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with a mild caramel and honey sweetness that quickly fades and is followed by a decent hops bitterness. The malt character is on the thin side but provides a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly bitter.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s not a bad beer but there are better options within the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 03:42:01 | More by TheManiacalOne
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akttr

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

02-24-2014 03:17:08 | More by akttr
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

02-23-2014 07:06:44 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
77 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.