Iron Maiden Trooper | Robinsons Family Brewers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Robinsons Family Brewers
England, United Kingdom
robinsonsbrewery.com

Style: English Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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.

Added by flyingpig on 07-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,042
Reviews:
214
Ratings:
969
pDev:
14.58%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
334
Trade:
5
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Photo of gvickery
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium amber color, off white head that dissipates quickly. Faint malt smell. Taste is slightly malt forward, hops are earthy with a slight citrus note. The carbonation is medium, which I really like. It's not flat like most other English ales I've had. I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of bixby1971
3.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scootercrabb
3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrancisM12
3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.67/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of polloenfuego
2.97/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well, what to say? It's a beer. Look is average for the style, I will give credit for retention. Smell is malty sweet with hints of metal (no pun intended). Taste is extremely malty, with the elements of an ESB coming through. Not great though. Feel is watery and light.

If 666 is the number of the Beast...this is 668, neighbor to the beast. It passes, but it's not something I would try again.

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Photo of BigMustyElbows
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BEER88
3.34/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brewandbbq
3.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz undated can.

Pours clear copper with a decent head of white and moderate retention. Sweet malt with a hint of grassy, peppery hops in the nose. Medium bodied with a crisp, lightly tacky mouthfeel. Plump malt with a minerally bitterness on the palate. Finishes a bit sweet and forgetfull.

Decent for a canned ESB off the shelf.

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Photo of Ceddd99
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reminds me of Old Speckled Hen. It's good but not great.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.39/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

(500 ml can, date 7233... poured into a Belhaven pub glass)

L: reddish amber liquid; tall, firm, rocky, creme-colored pad of foam... broad rings of lace, top to bottom; keeps a fuzzy cap - lovely

S: pale malt and crystal with some caramel popping out due to the age; light leathery note, soft apple-y esters; little live hop aroma, maybe some withered flesh

T: dry, clean malt, with slight tinges of honeyish and sugar smack but altogether devoid of any depth or dimension... mild bitterness carries a mild tannic apple peel bite but it offsets, or rather marginally overpowers the delicate malt sweetness... very mild herbal and cookie notes build in aftertaste

F: clean, light, easy to drink... alcohol only lightly present in finish; soft residual resinous film left on palate... light, refreshing, and a lil fulfilling

O: tastes its age (about a year old?), but it could be worse (bottled)... pretty much tastes like any other standard import 'ESB' that ends up sitting on the shelf (despite this one's marketing angle)... I will endeavor to find a fresher example and update my review

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Photo of John-Richey
4.08/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love Maiden, love this beer

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Photo of tux_alin
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SargeC
4.22/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Snowcrash000
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, pale amber coloration with a medium, frothy head. Smells of caramel, bready malt and citrus, with a light herbal note. Taste follows the nose, with a very nice balance of mellow caramel, bready malt and citrus hops. Lighter notes of grains and herbs also make an appearance, along with a cery subtle grassiness. Finishes with a light bitterness and some citrus lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation. This is a vrey nice light, crisp Bitter with a refreshing citrus character. While you might say it's too hoppy for a bitter, I quite like it like that, especially in the summertime. Very refreshing.

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Photo of hokieguy95
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not bad, just not that great for the style. Iron Maiden deserves better

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Photo of thebooyakid
3.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hugo_Garcia
4.42/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.37/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamesLeung
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yaron73
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rymish
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BIGPOPPAS
3.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HabaJohn
3.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 969 ratings