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Iron Maiden Trooper - Robinsons Family Brewers

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77
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432 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 15
Gots: 47 | 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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lauries444

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

05-29-2014 02:02:29 | More by lauries444
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

05-28-2014 22:05:21 | More by Durandal_777
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shehateme

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

05-26-2014 22:48:33 | More by shehateme
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CosmicCathedral

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

05-26-2014 13:24:37 | More by CosmicCathedral
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Dewsby

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

05-25-2014 02:13:01 | More by Dewsby
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -10.2%

05-19-2014 01:56:44 | More by MNBeer1017
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beertraveler13

California

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-19-2014 01:32:37 | More by beertraveler13
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Zorro

California

3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Saw the label and there was no possible way I could walk out of the store without it.

IRON MAIDEN BEER!

Clear amber colored beer with a small off-white colored head.

Smells malty with a strong tobacco and leather scent. Some cork and wood scents. Some kind of flower in the scent best way I can describe it is honeysuckle.

Starts out neutral with a toffee candy taste. Woody and mildly bitter. Very light flavor though. Flavor doesn't develop much though.

Mouthfeel is medium.

Overall an average beer. But I didn't buy it for any reason but the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 23:26:53 | More by Zorro
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DreamDeath

New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -10.2%

05-18-2014 07:52:15 | More by DreamDeath
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gtermi

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

05-17-2014 20:09:44 | More by gtermi
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

05-16-2014 18:50:52 | More by millerbuffoon
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alostplot

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-15-2014 02:56:51 | More by alostplot
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tbone64

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +49.7%

05-11-2014 12:27:33 | More by tbone64
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CrusherMKT

Spain

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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HoneyLamb

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -10.2%

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kguard

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

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Hoppin_mad

Florida

2/5  rDev -40.1%

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Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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Skyforger

Switzerland

4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

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StomachUlcers

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

05-03-2014 03:39:47 | More by StomachUlcers
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Slipperyphoton

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

05-03-2014 01:32:01 | More by Slipperyphoton
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Robinson's Brewery Trooper
16.9 oz. brown bottle, code "L3336 23:02"

Ahh, a proper-sized bottle to fill a proper pint, how refreshing. The bottle opens with a crack (keep in mind, we're operating at cellar temperature here), and pours an almost fingerprint-clear rusett-tinted copper body beneath a single, thick-finger-width of frothy khaki head. The head holds fairly well, and it leaves sticky crags and partial rings of lace as it goes.

The first thing that comes out in the aroma is caramel. It's a combination of sweetish golden caramel with a little bit of darker, somewhat brown-sugar like caramel. It expresses a basic, barley-like maltiness as well, which to my mind is a little like light Ovaltine. Grassy and leafy notes follow, offset by a delicate fruitiness that's reminiscent of fresh cut golden pear, baking apple (Stayman, perhaps), and lemon. There's a bit of a chalky or mineralish character as well that I'm guessing is coming from the yeast.

In the mouth it's medium-bodied and gently crisp with a fine-bubbled, moderate carbonation. It gently bristles upfront but then simply fades away towards the swallow. Now that's what an English ale should feel like!

Caramel-accented malt returns in the flavor, subtly biscuity and toasty, and maybe just a bit toffee-ish. That's followed by some apple, a bit of chalky/crushed granite, and then muddled notes of citrusy, leafy, floral, and grassy hops that are somewhat tea-like. It's dry in the finish although there is a bit of residual maltiness that then fades to reveal more apple, light pear, and lemon/orange and citrus pith. The bitterness is median, and the light bit of citrus helps to balance the malt. Eventually it's the light bit of fruit and citrus left on the front and sides of the tongue that cuts through and leaves it remarkably drinkable; otherwise the bitterness might build a little too much at the back of the throat.

Impressive. It's accessible enough for even the most uninitiated of drinkers, yet complex enough to keep it interesting for the beer savvy.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 20:10:26 | More by NeroFiddled
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ThomasAWilson2

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

05-02-2014 19:55:16 | More by ThomasAWilson2
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quilty

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

05-01-2014 06:12:14 | More by quilty
Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
77 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.