Iron Maiden Trooper | Robinsons Family Brewers

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Brewed by:
Robinsons Family Brewers
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style: 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
Reviews:
185
Ratings:
841
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
30.5%
 
 
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Reviews by Meeg:
Photo of Meeg
3.87/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First American (full) review! Up the Irons!

Nice, foamy head that held on for quite a while. Appears the color of orange blossom honey when viewed through sunlight.

The smell is faintly of lemons and hops, with some malty biscuits later on. I keep going back to smell it, so I appear to enjoy the aroma.

The taste is about what I had expected, given my limited experiences with English Bitters. More bitter than malty, but nowhere near the American definition of bitter. Well balanced.

Smooth, and whatever the-pleasant-opposite-of-watery would be. I don't have a beer-word for this, but given all of it's other characteristics, it works well.

I like it. It's not adventurous, but well-balanced and very drinkable.

I like to combine my favorite things in life, and I cannot wait to open this on the finish of my next ice-climb in New Hampshire. The next time I drink this, I'll be listening to Piece of Mind on vinyl.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of nicholas2121
4.24/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Iron Maiden Trooper brewed by Robinsons Family Brewers, with an ABV of 4.70% This brew pours out a nice deep amber color with a nice white head. This brew has the look of most brews on the market, maybe a bit darker. I'm not saying that is a bad thing, the color is nice. The smell of Iron Maiden Trooper, is rich with grains , and malts. You do pick up on some hops at the end of this brew. There is also a nice sweetness to the smell of this brew. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. You pick up on a lot of grins in the taste of this brew. Nothing bad, there are a few hops in the taste as well. There is also a nice mild smooth ,sweetness to the taste of this brew. This is a nice drinking brew. There is nothing overpowering about Iron Maiden Trooper, it has a real nice balance to it. The body to this brew is lighter than most but not to light. The mouthfeel is Bold, smooth, light , and refreshing. Overall I'm giving Iron Maiden Trooper a 4.25 out of 5. Robinsons Family Brewers did a nice job with this one. I would buy this brew again.

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Photo of trishhart
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Smells of caramel and citrus. Has a smooth taste with a hint of hops.

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Photo of Svingjo
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nicely balanced a hint of toffee maltiness that finishes with a mild hop bitterness

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Photo of Old_Frothingslosh
4.14/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear copper color with creamy head. Hoppy fresh aroma has citrus, caramel and moderate carbonation. Overall the beer is nicely balanced and quite drinkable. Solid beer. Up the Irons!

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Photo of pkalix
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

it's actually not bad...... I've heard low opinions on this, but it's actually a pretty decent brew. definitely a British beer and definitely a 'bitter'. low abv but a lot of character not over-hopped....

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Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Love me some Maiden.Poured into an imperial pint glass a clear rich golden with a thin wispy head that was gone in a flash,great color,dissapointing head.Aromas of deep caramel biscuit and hint of brown sugar,a faint green apple-like sourness as well.A light mouthfeel near being watery but not quite.Nice flavors for what it is,a subtle English ESB,caramel and buttery tones with a tinge of iron,the green apple notes come through again in the finish along with a light smattering of leafy hops.The beer is eh...ok,the band kicks ass and the charge of the light brigade was very heroic.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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2/5  rDev -41.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.23/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.23/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
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