Iron Maiden Trooper | Robinsons Family Brewers

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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:
#42,950
Reviews:
206
Ratings:
925
pDev:
14.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Scasterline
3.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Frankmus1
5/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.1/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a pint glass. Nice amber color, the slim head disappeared quickly and has little carbonation. Has some fair lacing. Smells fruity sweet and delicious. Nice flavor. A touch of malty sweetness then slight bitterness. This is an easy drinking beer. At 4.7 ABV this could make a different session beer. Overall this is good beer, unfortunately when I found this it was a single beer. I'd buy it again when I find it. I never was an Iron Maiden fan but am a fan of Trooper Beer.

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Photo of CLSimps
4.18/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I picked up a 16 oz. can of this at Total Wine, almost not believing my eyes. Poured a clear/copper amber into a nonic pint, with a nice thick white head. I tasted malts and caramel with a slightly citric note and maybe a hint of hops. A dry finish really makes want to dive in for more, and this definitely put a capital “B” in ESB.

Very enjoyable, I suggest playing the entire Piece of Mind album while drinking it.

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Photo of Nana21
4.5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rangerred
3.4/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenHoppy
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dethklokworkorange
3.69/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TomTrocc
4.11/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcarlosv
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

IBU 35

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Photo of JasonBatz
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
3.73/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Amber filtered with moderate carbonation, topped with 2 fingers of light amber head.

Smells very malt forward, with hints of caramel, black tea and apricot tea.

Tastes like black tea, caramel, and quite a dull, bitter quality that pervades the last 2/3 of the palate. Slight acidity to it as well.

Light body, moderate to low carbonation.

Got this in Stratford, ON, drinking in Muskoka, Dec 4th, 2017. A very decent British ale.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of huthuty
4.26/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An esb that actually lives up to the B
It's quite a good take on the European version of a strong lager, however it could stand to have just a little bit more malt

Insane lacing for some reason but no head medium amber, smells of malt and light alcohol
This is basically an ebs with more hops which I'm sure many would find to be very good

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Photo of BarrelAgedDiogenes
4.86/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Very unique beer. I don't usually go for lighter beers, but the use of cascade hops in this ale give The Trooper a bitter and refreshing kick like Dave Murray's riff on the titular track of Iron Maiden's classic album.

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Photo of Moir1994CT
2.84/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I did get this for the hype of it being an Iron Maiden beer as most would. Now this is not a bad beer just not to my tastes. I understood what they were going for in this. I just thought in my opinion for how bitter it is, which is very ; that it would have a higher alcohol content which is something I value in beers such as these. At 4.7 I find it awfuly weak for how bitter it tastes which is also a gripe of mine. Its only flavor seems to be bitter. Nothing else atleast in my opinion and experience. What you have experienced or may experience may be or will be quite different.

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Photo of NeoClassicist
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Cyco_McQueen
4.48/5  rDev +31%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Initially got this because, Iron Maiden. It turned out to be a very good beer. Look/feel abovr average. I cant smell. My first ESB. Loved the taste.

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Photo of dave_ackbar
2.2/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of NorthSideSean
3.07/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OzmanBey
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 925 ratings
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