Iron Maiden Trooper
Robinsons Family Brewers

Iron Maiden TrooperIron Maiden Trooper
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Robinsons Family Brewers
England, United Kingdom
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
Ranked #116
Ranked #27,510
3.45 | pDev: 14.49%
Sep 27, 2023
Jul 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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look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
Just absolute swill. Stale melba toast and astringent shocking malt bitterness. The very worst of "Bitter"
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Rated: 4.18 by tamasdanieltk from Scotland

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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.21/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
500ml bottle into a dimpled mug. Guestimate on coding could make this 3 years old. Ouch.

Well, this beer looks almost as ugly as Eddie on the label. Hazy pale amber body with a lot of suspended particulates. Aroma is malty with a side of apple, as is the taste. Thin in body, but quite smooth and no aftertaste.
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Rated: 3.5 by Noelito76 from New York

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Reviewed by MadMadMike from France

3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Cold 500 mL bottle poured into a Fear of the Dark pint glass. Gold ale with a small foam. Smells like light malt with an air of sweetness.
Taste is malty flavours and citric notes from a unique blend of hops. Smooth and light. Distinctly British, but not much heavy metal.,
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Rated: 3.19 by J_Brew_99 from Colorado

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Reviewed by NorsemanOne from Utah

3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
500ml can poured into a 22 Tour of the Beast glass

Pours a dark gold with a thin settling head

Aroma is honey-like with a hint of grains

Taste is very light, with subtle grainy and sweet notes, followed by slight hop bitterness.

Moderately thin and bubbly mouthfeel.

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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 500mL bottle into a 500mL Trooper Glass

On the pour a fine white one finger head that forms moderate lacing was present. The body is a pale amber brown, a few shades lighter than a nut brown and definitely in the pale ale category. The head dissipates to a thin covering and a thick ring around the glass.

Aroma is a brightly but traditionally hopped, to balance a lightly sweet caramely malt that I wish was just a bit more present. This comes off as a super sessionable beer. Opens up a bit as it warms, but still very smooth and balanced.

Taste is again very sessionable and arguably a bit light, but this is still very balanced. Despite that there isn't a lot of hop bitterness, but the hop flavor is quite present, and the malts aren't all that sweet to require a lot of bitterness. There is a bit of a tart off flavor that tastes a bit like warm English yeast, nothing major, but it's there.

I gotta say I dig the way this feels, as a nice session ale without big overwhelming hops. This is very drinkable while staying nicely full bodied with a dry medium finish.

Overall, for a "celebrity" beer, I can't rag on this too much, but there is room to improve. But overall for a mass production bitter, this is decent, and much better than mass production AALs.
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Reviewed by lagrluvr

3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Poured into a glass mug, this beer looks an odd shade of clear amber gold, and a fair head that dies pretty quickly.
The aroma is very interesting and really seems like a mix of the malt, yeast and hops all blended nicely. PRobably the best part of the beer is the smell and the label. Taste is interesting and pretty lame as an ESB, but almost decent as an amber lager, but there is a weird funky thing about it. Old socks? sweaty leather jacket? Bruce DIckinson's underwear? Worth the shot at $3.50, but not really a beer I want to buy again. There are much better ESB beers to be found, even with it being a harder style to find. This beer is really just a gimmick. Drinkable, but not that good.
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Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 1080 ratings