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Iron Maiden Trooper - Robinsons Family Brewers

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Iron Maiden TrooperIron Maiden Trooper

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607 Ratings

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Ratings: 607
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 25
Gots: 126 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

The Bugle sounds, the charge begins! As a mop-headed teenager, I was a HUGE Iron Maiden fan, so I could not resist the opportunity to try this beer. I purchase one from time to time when I have a hankering for simpler times. Really, this is a decent British bitter. Nothing special, just a good pint like you would find on tap at any pub. I find the malt/hop balance quite pleasant, and the finish is nice and dry. This beer is best suited to cranking up some British metal, throwing on the 1980s concert shirt, and letting 'er rip with your mates.

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3.84/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.8/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.32/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of OldRickSputin
1.12/5  rDev -66.8%

Bought a 500ml bottle, basically just because the label is awesome.

My friend and I decided to give it a try. Quickly poured it down the drain after two sips.

Tastes like someone extracted the sweat from Nicko Mcbrain's shirt after a 3 hour show in Buenos Aires.

C,mon, Dickinson!

Photo of Spectre1966
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.36/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

500 ml bottle served cold into a Sam Smith's pint glass. Purchased from LCBO for $5 CDN.

Appearance - bright golden color, with plenty of lively carbonation. A solid finger and a half of white foamy head is poured and has excellent retention.

Smell - earthy aroma that I can almost assume will be bitter. Fairly fragrant aromatics but hard to nail down.

Taste - mild bitterness that shines throughout, remind me more of an English pale ale than a bitter. It's just bitter, although not overly so but the second and third levels of complexity on some of the best of the style is missing.

Mouthfeel - nice light mouthfeel, nice carbonation, slightly dry finish.

Overall - not a bit bitter, it's just missing some of the depth and complexity of others in the style. Worth a shot and has awesome iron maiden artwork to boot.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, tea, and citrus fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, tea, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with aromas and flavors that are a bit muddled boring in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

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3/5  rDev -11%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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4.92/5  rDev +46%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.72/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Trooper shaker pint glass.

While wearing a Trooper (beer) T-shirt. While listening to "The Trooper". Hellz yes. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear amber topped by a couple fingers of creamy light-khaki foam. The nose comprises sweet berries, light green apple, mild biscuit, and flowers. The taste holds notes of biscuit malt, mild grass, flowers, light stonefruits, and a twinge of green apple. The body is a light medium, with a rather light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a pretty damn solid brew. I'm not entirely sure it lives up to the bombast of its same-titled song, but it certainly provides an enjoyable experience.

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3.2/5  rDev -5%

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2.88/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.64/5  rDev +8%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
77 out of 100 based on 607 ratings.