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Iron Maiden Trooper - Robinsons Family Brewers

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492 Ratings

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Ratings: 492
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 18
Gots: 72 | 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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4/5  rDev +19%

MRsojourner, Jan 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Hopheadjeffery, Dec 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Doomcifer, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of ToddGingerich
4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

ToddGingerich, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of Travis1221
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Travis1221, Dec 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

midnitesun11, Dec 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19%

xungmound98, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of Ozzylizard
2.8/5  rDev -16.7%

No date bottle at cellar temp into a goblet
Aroma - sour fruity, not off-putting
Head small (1.5 cm), white, frothy, mostly diminishing
Fair lacing
Body clear, sparkling, medium yellowish
Flavor starts and finishes slightly acidic, very like a lager; no diacetyl
Light to medium body, watery, soft carbonation

Overall, a pretty average brew - some diacetyl would have been nice as would have been the advertised lemon hints. It is nice to see Eddie's branching out.

Ozzylizard, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of thinwhiteduke
3/5  rDev -10.7%

thinwhiteduke, Dec 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

deonreds, Dec 24, 2013
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

BESTIALEX, Dec 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

defect_, Dec 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

mattyrubes, Dec 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Evil_Pidde, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of tjsdomer2
3.71/5  rDev +10.4%

Appearance: Good, clean, copper. Nice lacing.

Smell: Fresh biscuits.

Taste/Mouthfeel: More fresh biscuits. Extremely malty. Fairly crisp. A decent session.

Overall Drinkability: Not bad. Not great. Again, a decent session. The name makes it attractive enough.

tjsdomer2, Dec 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Jamison85, Dec 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

captainbearcat, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
2.78/5  rDev -17.3%

Up the Irons! Muahaha!
Seriously though, this beer wasn't very good.

Clear coppery pour, with a thin white head that receded to a layer of wispy bubbles. Aroma of biscuity malts, a touch of toffee-like sweetness. Pretty subdued. Taste of biscuity, doughy malts, toasted grain, stale herbal hops, with a little apple skin in the finish. Nothing very good or memorable going on here. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, mouthfeel was rough, and I really didn't feel like drinking the whole bottle.

I guess this beer probably put Robinsons/Unicorn on the map and introduced them to a wider audience. Too bad the beer wasn't better.

Rifugium, Dec 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

GreyGhost4, Dec 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Massbmx, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of SmashPants
3.11/5  rDev -7.4%

Bottle: a solid brown 500mL bottle with an Iron Maiden Eddie label. Puts me on edge, as the 'TV series / musician endorsed' beers I have had to date have been produced to be 100% completely ordinary.

Appearance: pours a heavy amber with light sporadic carbonation. A weak head pops up and dissipates completely within about 10 seconds. No lacing.

Aroma: plenty of caramel and toffee with some fruit esters.

Taste: some awkward caramel flavours with some grains behind. Those fruits on the nose don't come through to the palate. Disappointing and flat.

Aftertaste: flavours trail along for a time, but again is nothing special.

Overall: as expected, a very average / passable English ale that proves that one should avoid any beer endorsed by musicians. Not bad stuff, but certainly not brilliant, and the incredibly high price is simply laughable. All things considered, one to avoid.

SmashPants, Dec 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

leinie13, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of hopsputin
3.64/5  rDev +8.3%

a: very clear golden amber2-3 finger frothy white head

s: pretty typical. sweet caramel malts, sweet English berries. toffee, honey, and some graininess

t: not much to the taste. thin tasting caramel and toffee. some slight earthy tea leaf flavor and just a hint of smooth bitterness. something like whitebready yeast also

m: lighter side of medium with not much carbonation

o: wasn't sure what to expect from this one, and i gotta say theres not much to it. there is absolutely nothing offensive in here, but it tastes like a pretty standard - if not weaker - ESB. cool label art, but nothing special inside

hopsputin, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Genecy, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

BYOFB, Dec 14, 2013
Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
77 out of 100 based on 492 ratings.