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Iron Maiden Trooper - Robinsons Family Brewers

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77
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440 Ratings
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Ratings: 440
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 15
Gots: 54 | 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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mre0683

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

09-04-2013 23:58:40 | More by mre0683
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.08/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml Bottle: BBD Apr 2014, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 4 Sep 2013.

Clear deep golden colour with a thin, sporadic white covering on top.

Mild malt and citrus notes in the aroma and taste: OK but not exciting or pushing boundaries. Bitter hop undertone throughout and the beer grew on me as I progressed down the glass.

Lively and almost interesting.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 20:19:46 | More by BlackHaddock
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BKBassist

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

09-04-2013 03:49:50 | More by BKBassist
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Tiernan

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

09-04-2013 03:27:24 | More by Tiernan
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bark

Sweden

2.99/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The colour is copper (25 EBC), the liquid clear. The two finger off-white head sinks down to a thin lid leaving lots of lacing.

The smell is malty and dry with notes of caramel, flowery hops, vanilla, spicy bitterness, red apples and a hint of molasses. There is an earthy note in the background.

The taste got a fine blend of bitter-floral hops and caramel-ryebread malts. Some harsh green banana flavours. Red malts and cookies, some dried apples and apricots. Medium to light body. The aftertaste is dry with green bananas, orange peels, butterscotch and rye bread.

The carbonation is strong, the small bubbles long-lived. The liquid is mid-smooth and dry.

An OK best bitter/ESB, reminding me of my 90's pub crawls. The harsh husk-like pulls down the rating a bit.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 19:41:45 | More by bark
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

09-03-2013 17:07:36 | More by tbryan5
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

09-02-2013 19:47:55 | More by JohnK17
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

09-02-2013 05:15:40 | More by Falcone
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

09-02-2013 03:05:10 | More by hellhammermario
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Thedrizzle

Florida

3/5  rDev -10.2%

09-01-2013 15:03:00 | More by Thedrizzle
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.11/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a Surly tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep caramel amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of off white head which fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A bready and toasty malt forward aroma with some citrus hop hints. Toasted malts with hints of biscuit, caramel, toffee, grains, cracker, and tea. Slight hint of brown sugar and honey. Earthy, floral, and grassy hop hints. Citrus fruit hints of orange peel and lemon zest. Smells like the classic English bitter with its bready malt and laid back but noticeable hop presence. Solid aroma.

Taste: Follows the aroma, a crisp and bready malt forward English taste with a nice backing mix of hop notes. Bready and toasty malts upfront with notes of biscuit, caramel, toffee, toast, grains, tea, and crackers. Nice hop presence with some floral, earthy, and grassy notes. Citrus notes of orange and lemon zest. Subtle taste of sugar and honey like sweetness. True to the classic English Bitter. Pretty good.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty good English Bitter. Classic biscuity malt flavors with just enough hops to provide some balance. I'm a pretty big fan of the band and its pretty cool to see a collaboration like this. The beer is nothing mind blowing but its good for the style.

Up the Irons!

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 07:09:17 | More by MattyG85
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

09-01-2013 04:20:02 | More by Knapp85
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

09-01-2013 01:37:41 | More by JohnnyMc
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

09-01-2013 01:19:41 | More by Kelp
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-31-2013 23:07:54 | More by Satchboogie
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oberon

North Carolina

3.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Love me some Maiden.Poured into an imperial pint glass a clear rich golden with a thin wispy head that was gone in a flash,great color,dissapointing head.Aromas of deep caramel biscuit and hint of brown sugar,a faint green apple-like sourness as well.A light mouthfeel near being watery but not quite.Nice flavors for what it is,a subtle English ESB,caramel and buttery tones with a tinge of iron,the green apple notes come through again in the finish along with a light smattering of leafy hops.The beer is eh...ok,the band kicks ass and the charge of the light brigade was very heroic.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 19:43:11 | More by oberon
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JakeEsterly

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

08-31-2013 03:30:27 | More by JakeEsterly
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metter98

New York

3.73/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down a bit but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of fruity yeast are present in the nose.
T: From start to finish, the taste has a mixture of fruity yeast and earthy hop flavors, the latter of which contributes a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is really easy to drink, sessionable and has an excellent balance between the malts and hops. It is a good representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 02:29:15 | More by metter98
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ypsifly

Michigan

3.61/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear copper with a thin head that falls quickly but hangs on.

The nose has some malty caramel like biscuits, citrus to floral hop notes. Clean and simple. Hits the notes just right for the style.

The taste follows the nose rather closely, with a nice lingering citrus from the hops. A little more carbonation than I'm used to for the style, but it is not unwelcome. I would enjoy this with a good dinner, perhaps some shepherd's pie or a good plate of bangers and mash.

Overall I like this beer as it hits all the notes I would expect an English ESB to hit. Nothing outstanding, but it is well rounded and I will enjoy my other bottle this weekend at a family dinner.

I have been a fan of the band for three decades and did my best to distance myself from this beer when judging, but I will say this is the best label ever!

Up the Irons!

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 01:27:58 | More by ypsifly
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.2%

08-29-2013 19:24:16 | More by kaelingirl
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

08-28-2013 23:07:50 | More by lccrunchy
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-28-2013 21:04:53 | More by kristougher
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear deep golden yellowish orange in color with very light amounts of gentle visible carbonation near the surface of the beer and some apricot + copper highlights. The beer has a half finger sudsy light beige head that reduces to a small to medium sized patch of thick thick (made up of larger bubbles), a mottled very thin film surrounding it covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of lightly fruity malts with some very light aromas of floral and grassy hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of light fruit malts with some notes of apple and pear. That is followed by light flavors of floral and grassy hops which impart a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This is a classic example of an ESB - nice fruity malt flavors and aromas with just a light hint of hops. Easy to drink and enjoyable - I bet this would be really nice on cask...wish I was over in the UK getting this at a pub but alas I'm sitting at home drinking it from a bottle. I had to pick this up as I was huge Iron Maiden fan in the late 1980s and still listen to them when doing yard work.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 23:19:29 | More by dbrauneis
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CreightonSM

New York

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

08-26-2013 04:17:15 | More by CreightonSM
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themind

New Jersey

3.19/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Well a tiny brewer like Robinsons hits the jackpot and makes a beer in collaboration with Iron Maiden. The beer looks great in a glass, the aroma was subtle and the taste...well it easily smokes most commercial beers but I would not place it on the top of the food chain. That said it's not bad, I have not had it in the bottle but on tap it was worth a try for sure. All in all it was a decent regular everyday drinking beer.

Bottom Line: Cool bottle! if your a Maiden fan this is a must have!!!

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2013 03:35:03 | More by themind
Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
77 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.