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Iron Maiden Trooper - Robinsons Family Brewers

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BA SCORE
77
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478 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 478
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 17
Gots: 70 | 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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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev +10.7%

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.

12-22-2013 02:47:14 | More by tjsdomer2
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Jamison85

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

12-21-2013 19:16:39 | More by Jamison85
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captainbearcat

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

12-21-2013 17:37:01 | More by captainbearcat
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev -17%

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.

12-20-2013 19:32:18 | More by Rifugium
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

12-19-2013 00:49:23 | More by GreyGhost4
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

12-18-2013 00:15:21 | More by Massbmx
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SmashPants

Australia

3.11/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

12-17-2013 09:01:20 | More by SmashPants
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leinie13

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

12-15-2013 03:21:50 | More by leinie13
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hopsputin

California

3.64/5  rDev +8.7%

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

12-14-2013 23:54:50 | More by hopsputin
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Genecy

Brazil

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

12-14-2013 21:47:36 | More by Genecy
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

12-14-2013 06:25:23 | More by BYOFB
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Minkybut

Virginia

2.8/5  rDev -16.4%

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 40 degrees hoping I had something great. Uhhh, no. Not really at all. The beer was amber in color looked okay except for the fact it had noo head at all. The headless beer. The beer was flat tasting with a little bit of a malty taste. Nope not going to buy again.

12-13-2013 17:21:35 | More by Minkybut
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -10.4%

12-13-2013 07:32:27 | More by XmnwildX12
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MisledTitan

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

12-13-2013 00:23:23 | More by MisledTitan
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bvlaminck

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -40.3%

12-10-2013 00:12:15 | More by bvlaminck
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steveh

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +5.4%

Another in a fine trade with the Left Coast.

A -- Clear orange-copper color with a dense, creamy, long-lasting head.

S -- Pleasant fruit esters of peach and pear with some biscuit malts peeking through. Light sulfur character and some very light, earthy hops.

T -- Biscuit malts up front with some of the fruit esters following, finishing with some spicy hop bitterness. Fruit esters and malts linger in the aftertaste. A mild roastiness comes through as the beer continues. Not strong, but evident.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft to crisp with a light-medium body.

O -- A good example of the ESB that isn't Fuller's -- that is, fruitier and hoppier, not malt-forward. Also a good example because it's definitely the English brand of the style; no extra-added hops or Americanized alpha acid kick, very traditional and worth trying.

12-09-2013 21:53:11 | More by steveh
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

4/5  rDev +19.4%

12-08-2013 23:16:20 | More by SonOfKyuss
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.16/5  rDev -5.7%

"Trooper is a premium British beer inspired by Iron Maiden and handcrafted at Robinsons brewery. Being a real ale enthusiast, vocalist Bruce Dickinson has developed a beer which has true depth of character. Malt flavours and citric notes from a unique blend of Bobec, Goldings and Cascade hops dominate this deep golden ale. Brewed in the style of an ESB. A collaborative ale between Robinsons Brewery and Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson. Released in 1 Pt, .9fl oz. bottles as an exclusive one-off beer.

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served above 47º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) An aggressive pour yields a creamy eggshell white head with a touch of froth over a deep gold amber body. Clarity is high despite some thin flecked sediment in tow. Carbonation is light and sparse. Retention is good, lacing is light and curtained. 4.25

(Smell) Buttered biscuit pale malts, light grainy caramel sweetness and assertive mineral notes. Hops are very herbaceous and somewhat one-dimensional. Potency is light/medium. 3.25

(Taste) Grainy light caramel toffee note with a cracker sweetness and understated body. Finishes mildly dry with an herbal, musty hop note and a soft acidity. Shallow in sweetness and body, this is one of the thinner-drinking British Ales of the ones I have tried. 3

(Mouthfeel) Thin and watery with a soft sweetness. Carbonation adds some froth to the texture. Body is light for the style and light+ overall. Alcohol presence is very light. 3

(Overall) Whether the body and profile of this beer is an homage to the "light brigade" or just indicative of an intentionally uncomplicated ale, I was fairly underwhelmed in general. The malt profile, although clean and enjoyable, was lacking in body and sweetness. The hop profile was also lacking, although potent enough on herbaceous fronts, it wasn't anything spectacular. While I love Iron Maiden's music, I think Bruce Dickinson's talents in the beer industry need to be further honed, let's hope for the best with a potential follow up, "Number of the Yeast". 3.25

Robinsons Family Brewers'
Iron Maiden Trooper
3.16/5.00

12-08-2013 04:19:49 | More by Jadjunk
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.51/5  rDev +4.8%

Picked this up at Home Brew Stuff over the weekend... Paid a pricey $7ish... but the novelty is not lost on me... Probably the coolest label in the history of beerdom.

Pours with a decent 2 finger white head... nice lacing atop a polished dark golden/orange brew.

Nose shows subtle cracker/pale maltiness with hints of caramel with a light earthy hoppiness and a weird but interesting lemony essence hoppy presence.

Hops on the palate are still lemony, but have a perfumy/floral essence.. again a light cracker/biscuity pale maltiness helps carry, but this bitter is balanced toward the hoppiness.

Medium/light body with a medium carbonation... finishes surprisingly crisp with a bit of a minerally element.

Meh... I am not a good judge of honest English ales, but this is pretty drinkable.

3.75/3.5/3.5/3.5/3.5

12-06-2013 05:44:42 | More by JohnGalt1
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humulus

Sweden

3/5  rDev -10.4%

12-04-2013 21:20:16 | More by humulus
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.16/5  rDev -5.7%

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a standard pint.

A: Dark golden hue. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly, white head. Settles to a thick blanket. Continually rising effervescence, and some persistent spider web lacing.

S: Sourdough, hops, and tree bark.

T: Slight pine hop, lemon pith, soapy water, and copper.

M: Light body. Something of a shallow feel. Steely finish. Feel of backwash remains on the palate.

D: Sessionable.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Deep hue, continually rising effervescence, slight head, and some solid spiderweb lacing. Nose is sourdough bread with a piney hop, and a woody component. Hops, bitter fruit pith, and dish soap all culminates in a steely shallow end. Overall, this is an okay quaff.

12-02-2013 00:55:18 | More by bmwats
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Nunya

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

12-01-2013 23:52:05 | More by Nunya
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outsider

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

12-01-2013 23:46:37 | More by outsider
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JackRB

Ohio

4/5  rDev +19.4%

12-01-2013 01:25:29 | More by JackRB
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BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

11-30-2013 02:21:30 | More by BrandonOakes
Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
77 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.