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Iron Maiden Trooper - Robinsons Family Brewers

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594 Ratings

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Ratings: 594
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 24
Gots: 114 | 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 refractor82
4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of TooGood
2/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of schwemjw
3.31/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Clear dark copper. Two finger off white head that disappears rather quickly.

S: Toast. Very bready. caramel dances on your nostrils. Slight bitter spice, like an earthy hop.

T: Hop hits me right away. Nothing over powering just a very earthy, aromatic hop. An earthy spiciness tingles my tongue. Caramel dominates the middle. The tip of my tongue is firing with tons bread and malt. Slight woody dryness. Hints of wet cracker sweetness.

M: Pretty light. carbonation is present but in the background. a short finish of caramel toasted malt.

O: An enjoyable session beer. Nothing offensive but nothing that stands out. lots of malt with just enough a woody, spicy english hop. /75

Photo of brentk56
3.59/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with an impressive head; nice retention but limited lace

Smell: Toffee and tea with a hint of marmalade

Taste: Stone fruit, toffee and tea, up front, with some diacetyl building in the middle; earthy hop expressions, after the swallow, with a touch of lemon and marmalade in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A bit watery with some less than appealing flavors in the finish

Photo of Chazz_Chetly
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Patches826
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of josephwa
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of windypete
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of twenty5
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of sanitarium16
2.25/5  rDev -33%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mjmu812
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of DamnYankeeHeadHunter
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of Luiz0930
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of AJ_Nyit
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of valianes
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.02/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of flcsilva
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Mitchster
3.61/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Photo of justintcoons
4.13/5  rDev +22.9%
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.

Caramel colored with 1 finger of loose, white head. Excellent clarity with light carbonation and a tiny bit of yeasties floating around.

Bread, biscuit, honey, and earthy hops.

Bread and biscuit. Honey and simple sugar. Nicely balanced with earthy English hops and a noticeable Cascade bite giving way to some grapefruit notes.

Medium bodied, smooth, and refreshing with only a light bitterness.

Flavorful, easy drinking, tasty, and refreshing. Ignore the ratings. This is a damn good ESB.

Photo of Furlinator
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Photo of larbush
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
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)

Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
77 out of 100 based on 594 ratings.