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Iron Maiden Trooper - Robinsons Family Brewers

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611 Ratings
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Ratings: 611
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 25
Gots: 130 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Robinsons Family Brewers visit their website
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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Photo of dheldman
2.72/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JC333
3.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pickle
3.85/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
3.06/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of unclerob
3.63/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of James-Rogers
3.51/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

When poured into a glass, it had a wonderful clear lively and foamy ambery copper colour. The smell was quite earthy in a damp, dank sort followed with a purfumy, flowery ester. The flavour was almost exactly as the stile-guide said; Balanced, bitter and slightly flowery.
The mouthfeel wasn't as nice as I hoped. It was pretty odd as it was both light and coarse. Overall, I don't think I'll buy it again but would be greatly appreciated as a gift.

Photo of Shafaegalo
2.83/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Extrajoker00
4.02/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Naniamania
2.99/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DangerDawg
2.84/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BrunEngr
3.54/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chris_Burton
3.99/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice copper body with a thin white head and zesty nose. Taste has hints of toffee and rich fruitiness that one would expect from an amber bitter, although they are largely overpowered by the hop bite which, while mild compared to an American IPA, is quite significant for a British bitter. The hop flavours are grassy and citrusy, and while this beer has more hoppiness than maltiness there is still a reasonable balance between the two. Mouthfeel is as one would expect, fairly low carbonation, but not flat either: just enough for a pleasant smoothness that matches the moderately light body.

This isn't a beer that's trying to offer an intense experience or change your life, it's simply a traditional British bitter, and a very decent one at that. Definitely recommended whether you're a fan of Iron Maiden or not!

Photo of aquazr1
3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of JustEd
3.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johlac66
3.67/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Svingjo
3.38/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nicely balanced a hint of toffee maltiness that finishes with a mild hop bitterness

Photo of Derek
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bumchilly25
3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.16/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Uncledoobz
3.98/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of andyhurley
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of Lagerquestrian
4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of chIPA312
2.6/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of allenson21
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
77 out of 100 based on 611 ratings.