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
Ratings:
888
Reviews:
195
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
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43
Gots:
287
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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of NickSMpls
3.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A present from a friend. Pour is nice and clear, amber color. Thin head, usual for the style. Malt forward, light toast aroma. Taste is mid-line English pub bitter, spot-on in that style. Not as fresh as the traditional pulled ales. I'm no fan of Iron Maiden music, but it does appeal to some. Same for the beer.

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Photo of Foyle
4.36/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a 1" fluffy off white head that falls slowly with moderate lacing. Color is hazy light amber with abundant sediment in suspension.
Aroma of yeasty bread, floral and citrus hops.
Mouthfeel medium bodied with a somewhat damp finish.
Flavors of bread dough, toffee, lemon and herbal hops.
Overall: I thoroughly enjoyed this brew. Well made to the style.

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Photo of cdub70085
3.78/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of porters4life
3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boo-urns
4.15/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of duvel1979
2.71/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dface
2.98/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Severymusic
3.28/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gray88
4.88/5  rDev +42.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Czequershuus
3.67/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a clear golden brown with a good sized head. The aroma is hop forward, with distinct fruity tones of light berries, a bit of mint, and biscuity malts. There is some solid bitterness in the flavor, with sublte berries and white grape, citrus, and toffee. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied. Overall I was impressed by this beer - for something with a celebrity slapped on, is is actually a serious beer - not brilliant, but certainly tasty.

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Photo of ikidunot
3.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tmn1231
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Commandophile
4.45/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edificio5
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BlackVeg
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ryan33iowa
4.15/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeffsta1
4.04/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Nice golden amber color, off white head, fine lace.
Smell is mild, clean, some malt.
Taste is a good, mild English ale. Some malt, hops. Tastes like the square root of the double IPAs I usually drink.
Moderately rich mouthfeel, richer than you'd guess from 4.7% ABV.
Finish is consistent, slightly bitter, good.
Overall: 5 rating because the can says Iron F'n Maiden! With a great graphic of the Trooper! Metal!
This is actually a pretty nice session ale.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.67/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16.09 ounce can.

Clear gold liquid sitting under +1 finger head of foam.

Smells sweet and fruity with some bready notes.

Fruity portrayal from the hops. Bread and sweet from the malt. The overall flavours remind me of something from Samuel Smith. Not a bad thing.

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Photo of BeerStud187
4.1/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer for the style. Look, ESBs aren't going to compare to any barrel aged RIS's, or double IPAs, but for the style, this is nice. It's a smooth drinkable beer with a lot of flavor. Richer than a session IPA and more flavorful than a typical red or brown. It's, more expensive than it should be form what it is, but fornwhat it is, it's a nice drinkable beer. You could have 12 of these and have a way better experience than having 12 bud lights. Unfortunately you will pay way more. But this is a nice, drinkable, low gravity, medium flavor offering.

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

Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
3.42 out of 5 based on 888 ratings.
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