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Iron Maiden Trooper - Robinsons Family Brewers

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77
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435 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 435
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 15
Gots: 51 | 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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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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mattmarka1

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

01-16-2014 00:33:51 | More by mattmarka1
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.76/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours lightly hazy deep golden color with a good sized long lasting beige head the sticks a moderate amount of lace on the sides. Aromas of toffee and caramel with hints of butterscotch, a bit of light fruit and a touch of mineral and sulfur. The flavor is rich and malty with lots of darker sugars. Earthy and citrus hop flavor with a firm hop bitterness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick sweet mouthfeel. Decent English ale, I could drink this without too much of a problem.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 00:25:25 | More by johnnnniee
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vickersspitfire

Texas

2.84/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours out a medium amber color, the body is crystal clear and there’s plenty of carbonation as you pours, but it disappears after a few seconds. The head barely forms and what does form quickly dissipates into a thin ring around the glass. There is, however, a good lacing that coats the glass.
The nose is pretty bland, mild malts and a few floral smalls come through but not much else.
The taste is ok, spicy throughout and the hops seem to be more present than anything else.
This is a light bodied ale and overall it’s ok, nothing seems to stand out but it does go down easy, a bit more flavor would be nice.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 02:29:58 | More by vickersspitfire
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TimHitchings

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-12-2014 22:46:51 | More by TimHitchings
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Irish57

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-12-2014 00:06:07 | More by Irish57
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

01-11-2014 06:04:58 | More by JMS1512
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JoeBriefcase

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

01-11-2014 04:52:03 | More by JoeBriefcase
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briguy9842

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-10-2014 18:32:33 | More by briguy9842
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.08/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a tall lager glass

From skimming through the other reviews, it's clear I'm not the only one who bought this because, well, Iron Maiden RULES. I definitely didn't care what the beer tasted like. But that doesn't mean I wasn't planning on drinking it! On with the review...

A: Fairly unremarkable in appearance, though I suppose it's a nice mild, brownish-amber in color. I would have loved this had it been a deep, rich amber with a frothy beige head. Alas, not to be.

S: Again, unremarkable, if not outright lacking. What faint aroma I got was, of course, a bit on the bready/biscuity side. Perhaps some notes of toffee. Merely adequate in every way.

T/M: Pretty much, you guessed it, unremarkable. Noticing a trend? Then again, it's completely inoffensive as well. Almost all malts of the grain, bread, biscuit variety. Subtle sweetness somewhere in the middle. Short, forgettable finish.

O: Ah well, I'll always have the bottle to remember this beer by. No seriously though, at $5, it's a terrible value. But if these were $2-$3 or so, I'd have one every now & again. Probably should have let it warm a bit more to get that "British mild" feel, but otherwise, a very, very average beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 20:02:32 | More by markgugs
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Braz

Washington

3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-08-2014 19:06:19 | More by Braz
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eet_fuk

Sweden

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

01-07-2014 09:36:18 | More by eet_fuk
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Mr_Pink_152

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-06-2014 20:10:33 | More by Mr_Pink_152
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Morakaton

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-06-2014 07:30:38 | More by Morakaton
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a light, copper-gold coloring with a filmy, sparse, white surface coat of head. Aromas of toffee sweet, tangy caramel, toasted notes, and floral highlights. Very sweet nose. Flavors are toffee rich and sweet forward, with a roasted backbone, some bitter undertones, and a very mild hops presence. There are hints of citrus notes at the very end of the brew, but more acidic than anything. Mid-bodied, but slightly effervesced by the slow carbonation, giving it a sharp, filmy feel at times. The aftertaste is more of the sweet and roasted malt notes. The finish is crisp, clean, and fairly unremarkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 04:13:00 | More by GarthDanielson
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kwc017

Arizona

3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I'll start by saying, being a huge Maiden fan that I bought this for the bottle. It could have Eddie's piss in it and I still would have bought it. Pours a brown copper color not much head. Smell is bread and malt, faint smell of hops. Smells like Boddington's to me. Taste is typical English ale. Biscuits, malt, not much hop. Kinda tangy, which is odd. Not a bad beer but not great either. Not sure Eddie would drink it. Up the irons!

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 02:16:46 | More by kwc017
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Buggies

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-03-2014 01:34:36 | More by Buggies
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-02-2014 00:11:23 | More by Kerrie
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felipeprates

Brazil

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-01-2014 17:32:50 | More by felipeprates
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19.8%

01-01-2014 03:43:01 | More by MRsojourner
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

12-31-2013 19:58:10 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

12-29-2013 01:07:34 | More by Doomcifer
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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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Travis1221

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

12-28-2013 03:04:10 | More by Travis1221
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midnitesun11

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

12-26-2013 23:07:57 | More by midnitesun11
Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
77 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.