Iron Maiden Trooper
Robinsons Family Brewers

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Robinsons Family Brewers
England, United Kingdom
Bitter - English Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
Ranked #105
Ranked #28,088
3.45 | pDev: 14.49%
May 08, 2022
Jul 12, 2013
Iron Maiden TrooperIron Maiden Trooper
Notes: 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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3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by mushroomcloud from Texas

16.9oz bottle, neck is printed with code L1041, opened 5-7-22.
Bright golden body with a 2-finger head and decent retention. Spotty and wispy lacing. Tea with lemon aroma, floral, and with some light toffee undertone. Tea-like herbal flavor, one dimensional with a pronounced Nestea, almost artificial, lemon flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation with light bitterness and a mostly dry, quick finish. Okay.

May 08, 2022
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3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by LanceBiggums from Canada (AB)

Nice bright, clear, slightly orangey amber colour with a creamy two-finger white head. Crackery malts on the nose, and a perfumey floral note. The taste is a bit of sweet malt, that same perfumey and slightly chemical floral note, followed by rather bitter hops, which linger for quite some time after swallowing. I normally really like this type of beer, and love English hops, but I find the hops finish on this one to be right on the edge of unpleasant. The mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery, and doesn't provide much depth of flavour. Overall a serviceable English pint, but not particularly impressive.

Apr 30, 2022
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3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

Pours deep amber with an off white head. Nose is slightly citrusy with a sweet note. Taste has a caramel, malty and almost honeysuckle flavors.

Apr 27, 2022
3.52 by JonnoWillsteed from England on Apr 15, 2022
3.55 by KT3418 from Colorado on Apr 04, 2022
3.13 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jan 27, 2022
2.86 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts on Dec 16, 2021
3 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire on Dec 04, 2021
3.77 by Rainintheface from Massachusetts on Nov 17, 2021
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3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Elemental19xx from Illinois

Saw this on the shelf, and thought "I got to try this" just based off the name. This is my first ESB, and it didnt disappoint. Pours a nice amber/copper color with a lacey white head that sticks around for a while. The smell is very unassuming, and it only sort of smells like a generic lager. The flavour is where this beer shines, its fruity, hoppy, bitter, and malty, but not over the top. Its not too carbonated, id say low to medium-low, and it has sort of a creamy consistency too it. Overall a pretty decent beer.

Nov 13, 2021
3.57 by Dave1999 from North Carolina on Oct 30, 2021
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5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Sep 14, 2021
3.42 by bad_poetry from England on Aug 15, 2021
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3.47/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by lastmango from Pennsylvania

Poured a copper amber from a pint can with a two-fingered cream colored milkshake head. Heavy lacing was present. Nose is just a wisp of malt. Malt, grass, and bread crust notes on the palate with a piney metallic finish. Flavors are not as pronounced as expected. Moderate - heavy body and light carbonation.

May 14, 2021
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3.17/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Sigmund from Norway

Sample from bottle at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2013. Deep golden to amber colour, moderate white head. Strong aroma of butterscotch and over-ripe raspberries / stale jam. Moderate carbonation (the bottle might have been open a while). Fairly refreshing flavour, moderate fruity notes, toffee and biscuits in the background, decent hops throughout.

Apr 19, 2021
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3.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Telemclean from Canada (ON)

Had in a 500ml can. Pours medium amber with a good head, smell is like light bread with slight honey. Taste is peppery smooth with a little citrus and hops. Overall a definite solid choice.

Apr 02, 2021
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4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by tigg924 from Massachusetts

Had on tap. Pours clear, orange gold in color with 1 inch head. Taste is meadow, mineral, and dark bread crust. Light body moderate carbonation, slightly bitter. There is a certain joy I get from drinking this type of ale that I have developed over the years. it takes me back to drinking in an English pub. Plenty of great English malt. While i have had better in the style, this is very good, and I would certainly get a couple more pints if I saw it on draft.

Mar 29, 2021
2.87 by 2beerdogs from California on Jan 03, 2021
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3.12/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

old school ESB, too much of a traditional english taste for me.

Dec 14, 2020
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3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by elnachooo from Spain

De color ámbar, con un dedo de espuma de retención media. Cuerpo ligero y carbonatación media. Aroma a malta y caramelo. Sabor ligeramente dulce.

Nov 27, 2020
2.89 by zbkilleb from Missouri on Nov 14, 2020
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3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jkblr from Indiana

500mL can stamped L0062/7 (about 8 months old) poured into a nonic pint glass at just above fridge temp 4.7% ABV. The beer pours very bright light amber in color with very light khaki head. The head recedes to a thin ring and single layer of bubbles. Impressive retention and sheet of lacing down the glass during the session. The aroma is subtle malt, light stone fruit and floral hops. The taste is tangy & lightly sweet pale malt with slight notes of apple or pear & black tea before a moderately bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied with less than medium carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, good. I'd love to try this fresher.

Oct 26, 2020
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3.99/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

Clear copper in color, lots of carbonation, fluffy white head, lots of lacing!
Smells like floral hops, fresh baked bread, earth, spice, pine cones, honey.
The taste matches the nose. Fresh baked bread, a touch of honey, floral hops, a hint of grass, pine, and pepper. Lightly sweet and then lightly bitter. Very well balanced.
Light but not watery in feel, well carbonated, pleasantly crisp.
A really solid ESB, actually. Very enjoyable. I could session this all day!

Oct 03, 2020
4.03 by AlekseiGuti from Texas on Jul 25, 2020
2.39 by Jaasoares from Virginia on Jun 28, 2020
3.4 by BubbleBobble from New York on Jun 26, 2020
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3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by BJB13 from Maryland

500 ml bottle poured into a nonic style pint glass.

L: Clear, medium amber, 2 fingers of thick off-white foam, good head retention, some lacing, decent amount of tiny
bubbles rising through the glass.

S: Malt forward, bready, herbal hop aroma, a little fruity ester, no harsh alcohol.

T: Floral and herbal hops, moderate hop bitterness that is a little harsh, a little grassy, toasted malt, dry with low

F: Crisp light body, medium-high carbonation, easy finish, some low astringency that builds as you drink.

O: Not a standout but easy drinking and refreshing. I enjoy these from time to time and of all the beers I have had my
wife, who rarely drinks beer sample, this is the one she likes best, maybe this would be a good gateway beer for

May 05, 2020
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4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

This is a solid ESB. With its 4.7% ABV, it would make a great session beer. There is a hop presence, but an earthy maltiness dominates the finish. Not bad.

May 05, 2020
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3.87/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Peach63 from New York

Pours amber with a 1 inch cream-colored head, which lasts. Moderate lacing.

Aroma of caramel malts, slightly sweet, grassy (hay).

Taste is malt forward, caramel, light roast grains, lemon, Goldings hops.

Medium bodied, very light carbonation. Slightly bitter, semi-dry finish.

This is a pretty good beer. Much better than AAL's.

Apr 28, 2020
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3.86/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Danzifer from Ohio

I've dranken this stuff many times. It's nothing substantial but it's a good English Ale. It's got quite a malty profile with a well balanced sweetness. The bottle art is always cool, as well as the bottle caps. I once read they were discontinuing the bottles but it looks like they brought them back. UP THE IRONS

Apr 17, 2020
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3.37/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by RedbirdRona from Illinois

Found this in a 16 oz can in the back of my dads fridge. Pretty cool that Robinson’s was able to get a collab with Iron Maiden. Overall this was pretty average but enjoyable. Taste like a bitter lager in a good way. This is not very memorable but it’s sessionable and goes down easy. Would drink again

Apr 11, 2020
3.74 by GingerFinn from Canada (ON) on Apr 10, 2020
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3.93 by StretchZep from Ohio on Mar 28, 2020
Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 1059 ratings