Iron Maiden Trooper | Robinsons Family Brewers

Iron Maiden TrooperIron Maiden Trooper
BA SCORE
24.4%
Liked This Beer
3.41 w/ 902 ratings
Iron Maiden TrooperIron Maiden Trooper
BEER INFO

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

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
Ranking:
#41,630
Reviews:
199
Ratings:
902
Liked:
220
Avg:
3.41/5
pDev:
14.37%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
295
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 902 |  Reviews: 199
Photo of OzmanBey
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ardeer
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SamuelD3
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sloggettstrength
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 16.9oz can into an English pub glass.

Look: a nice copper color ale with about a finger of white head.

Smell: initially smells malty then the citrus aroma follows.

Taste: really follows the nose. Quite smooth though. Enjoyable but nothing special.

Feel: very light and crisp. Finishes fairly dry.

Overall: nothing special. Would have it again but won't go out of my way to get it.

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Photo of puck1225
4.02/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok, another low rated beer I happen to like! Maybe I just haven't had enough ESB beers, but I thought this was a beautiful beer: beautiful brown and great head and lovely ( to use a British term) lacing. The taste is sweet and hoppy lie I would expect of a nice English ale with a good malt backbone. Again, I think it deserves better than its rating.

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Decanted from a 16.9 oz can into a Weissbier vase; serial number, but no production data.
A: Pours an amber color with a half inch head; solid Belgian lacing.
S: Biscuity malt with a strong caramel aroma.
T: Creamy caramel flavor with little bitterness. Subtly sweet aftertaste.
M: Medium bodied. Creamy, full mouthfeel.
O: Enjoyable. Would drink again without necessarily seeking it out.

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Photo of jbehlar
3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of m_hall
3.46/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap, into a... sigh, plastic cup.... @ the TrooperVIP party before an Iron Maiden concert (I totally want one of those tap handles with Eddie on them!) Coppery amber in color topped by an off-white head with decent retention and okay lacing (honestly lacing probably would've been better in a proper glass...)

Aromas are malty, lightly toasted breads, biscuit, with a bit of citrus hop edge.

Flavors are much in line with the nose- toasted bread-y malts, biscuit, a hint of caramel sweetness. Finish is short with a bit of earth-y herbal hops.

Mouth-feel is medium-light, with mild carbonation. Alcohol is pretty mild at 4.7% ABV- session-able and crush-able.

Overall, Trooper Ale is a nicely done ESB, if not a terribly distinctive one, save for the Iron Maiden branding. It is, however a very nice beer; what I would term a "utility beer" that would be good for many occasions and that would pair well with many foods, and that's not a bad thing to be. In American beer terms, think along the lines of something like Fat Tire, but with a bit of an earthy English hop edge. It's an easy-drinking go-everywhere sort of beer that goes with a lot of things... but of course it goes best with Metal. UP THE IRONS!

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Photo of Krusader
3.36/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Darandos
2.58/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KMillard
3.01/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

No widget. Aftertaste some metallic off tastes. Stronger esb, bitter taste than old specled hen, though not as complex.

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Photo of imbibehour
3.82/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass. Indecipherable can dating notes on bottom.

Bright copper red and brown body highlights with hints of chestnut colors to the edges. Very light khaki top with a good solid fistfull and tall controlled head. Island puck and crowned top with excellent retention and head, sheets of lacing add a good semblance to the appearance as well. Nice looker.

Solid balance mix of caramel notes and toasty brown bread. Crusty hints of bread crust, and a touch dry. Cararmel seems a little basic but nothing horrifically sweet sensing or sugary. Minimal hop presence, but aims slightly herbal mostly.

Palate sticks to some basics, but with some minor letdowns. Unexpected light body, nearly too wet, with a washing mouthfeel that doesn't make the flavors last. Faint toast and cracker notes, with a bit of faint indistinct hop accents, just a mild perceived bitterness.

A rather simple Bitter, but drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of djura
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found it here in Serbia, bottle 0,33 l

A - Amber with thin white head. Medium carbonation.
S - Weak calamalt aroma, some fruits in the back..
T/M - Drinkable, balanced, bitter finish, some caramel in the mouth. Low carbonation.

O - Fine & drinkable.

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Photo of KryptKeeper
3.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MNAle
3.57/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber, with visible carb bubbles rising. 1/2 inch tan to off white thick head, receding slowly. Classic English bitter in appearance, inviting you to take a sip. Aroma is earthy, sweet bread, with fruit, apple. Moderate to somewhat thin feel. Eathy and fruit flavor, bread, with the fruits from the aroma blending nicely with notes of citrus providing a refreshing touch. Bittering begins in the middle, lingering into the finish and aftertaste to provide a good balance to the earthy overall taste.

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Photo of mmorris15
3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fine amber with an almost nitro off white head. Laces very well. Smells of toasted bread, caramel, and spiced apples. Taste mostly of sweet apples and pears, with some caramel, sweet bread, and a hint of earthy bitterness and dirtiness. Medium carbonation, smooth, and pretty balanced. Overall, this is a decent ESB, but not one of turn to regularly, despite my draw to Evil Eddie. Cheers!

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Photo of nasty15108
3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not a bad brew. Typical malty ESB style. A little light in character and not over packed with flavor, but in all not a bad brew.

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Photo of threesignificantstarfish
4.01/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Like a Budweiser only a little better. I gotta say that the display of the can or bottle definitely out does the taste of the beer. However it's a nice beer for a warm sunny day....In the pits.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.46/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Curt_rowe
3.81/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
Beer rating: 24.4% out of 100 with 902 ratings
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