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:
#44,151
Reviews:
208
Ratings:
942
pDev:
14.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of WDWAoT
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Haybeerman
3.79/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Salvo1978
4.84/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Delicious!!!!!

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Photo of qrazvan
3.32/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Ok, but nothing out of the ordinary.

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Photo of OregonGrown7
3.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Rlhj
2.93/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A poor man's Bass. Not near as much bitterness as I expected.

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Photo of monkist
4.31/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I love the early Dickinson years with Iron Maiden, Piece of Mind, Powerslave, Somewhere in Time are my favorites, that is the era the Trooper comes from. Once I have to try this ale, I always thought and finally it is here.
Bruce Dickinson helped to develop this brew they say. Looks very amber-y and smells surprisingly hoppy almost in a way Czech Lezáks do! Breadiness goes along with it that continues in the taste as well: hoppy, malty, bready, slightly lemon and suddenly kind of filmy bitter, semi-dry in the end? This twist at the end of the taste is a little surprising... although not bad at all and you can get used to it by the second sip. To set the rank: the nose and the first impression of a sip is the best, wish it stayed that way, from where it gets slightly weaker. But you want to keep returning to it and sip again and again, exactly because of this impressive smell and first feeling.
Glad that I tried it, not disappointed with it at all.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.57/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16.9 oz. can

Pours clear rusty amber orange with a creamy off-white foam head. Smells like tea, flowers, herbs, orange marmalade, citrus jam, rich caramel malts, toasted bread crust, toffee, caramelized cracker, dried fruits, with floral herbal earthy grassy pine. Taste follows a bit darker with similar notes of tea, flowers, herbs, orange marmalade, grapefruity citrus jam, some lemon, apple skin, rich caramel malts, toasted bread crust, dark toffee, caramelized cracker, dried fruit, with floral herbal earthy grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, slick and creamy with smooth moderate low carbonation. Overall a really great ESB.

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

Photo of georgeanthorpe
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Beer_Dolemite
3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Usually the most available beer of the type, a bit of good really.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.04/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Pmicdee
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jsalz21
3.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Scasterline
3.32/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Frankmus1
5/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.1/5  rDev +19.5%
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
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | 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 Aj21
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of rangerred
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 942 ratings