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:
#44,174
Reviews:
208
Ratings:
942
pDev:
14.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Sebas
3.19/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tyler_V2
3.87/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of xJMFCx
2.93/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rderedin
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pkalix
3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
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 kenoshagirl
2.96/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PhishyBrewer
3.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of tillmac62
3.22/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear medium amber. Outstanding head volume, lacing and retention.

Light nose of classic British pale malt complete with the grainy aspect. Hop influence is slight, but does impart a very subtle note of spice.

Heavy light body with a light smooth texture. Above normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish.

Compared to outstanding English bitters, this one falls short in intensity. Complexity is also weak and balance is less than normal. It delivers a substandard light bitterness, but the flavor never pops. Caramel and biscuit attempt to come to the forefront in the middle, but never get passed just noticeable. The finish is a bit crisp and a slightly off flavored bitterness lingers.

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Photo of schmidtmattsays
3.39/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Celtics76
3.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jsh420
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skabiski
3.34/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thehyperduck
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500 mL bottle from the LCBO; served slightly chilled. I bought this once a few years ago, but didn't bother giving it a full review at the time. Now that it's back, I figured I'd leave a few comments.

Pours an attractive crystal-clear orange-amber hue, accompanied by a one finger cap of frothy, off-white head. It vanishes rapidly over the next minute or two; in its place, a bubbly film remains behind, in addition to a decent-sized foamy collar. On the nose, I am getting a modest dose of leafy, floral hops, in addition to a backbone of doughy, bready malts. A touch of dried fruit and honey sweetness; not too interesting, but certainly clean and inviting.

This is a nicely-constructed ESB - doughy malts prevail initially - a little bready, with some toasted biscuit and nuttiness. The hop bill comes forward in the latter half, offering up some leafy, herbal bitterness, with a mild hint of candied citrus and orchard fruit. Finishes with a flash of toffee sweetness, followed by a drying, minerally astringency that lingers on the palate briefly. Light-bodied, with lively, assertive carbonation that prickles the palate and results in a rather crisp, refreshing mouthfeel.

Final Grade: 3.68, a passable B. Trooper is a perfectly serviceable English-style bitter, but I still feel like I'm paying for the label and branding more than anything. It is a well-made, hop-forward session ale that does not quite match up to my favourites in this style, such as Fuller's, Bombardier and Hobgoblin. Definitely not worth the price tag - unless you consider the bottle a collector's item - but that fact has no impact on the score. Just on my chances of buying it for a third time.

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Photo of rbloomberg3
3.66/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jcubz
3.96/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bolivar73
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WanderingFool
3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of franklioni
4.19/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Surprisingly good and easy drinking...

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Photo of Dufmandinga
2.94/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Juice14
3.34/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Santosizer
3.87/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spending a few years in England for UNI, saw this in my craft store in Pasadena CA and had to pick this up.

A - Doesn't look anything how they describe it. Moreover, when I think of strong bitter, in my experience they're darker. This poured a medium gold body, 1 finger head, dissipates very quickly.

S - You definitely get that unique british malt, very bready, a tad spice from zest, grainy, hops are mildly present, cascade is almost dimmed down by the malt.

T - The taste confirms that the cascade is oddly drowned out with the malt. The malt is not bad here, it's biscuity, mildly hoppy in characteristic.

F - A very light beer in body. Hops give it a mild resin that dries out the tongue, very refreshing in this aspect. The malt is subtle in that it gives you a good breathe of alcohol after a drink.

O - I love Maiden, I love beer, and I love England. But truth be told this beer is generic enough for casual beer goers. Whilst (see what I did there?) the cascade aspect of this beer adds a mild uniqueness for more adventurous palates to enjoy. I genuinely think the brewer tried to please everyone's palate with this creation. It's a great representation of British beer. And the ABV is wonderfully sessioned. If you want a heavier British beer, seek out King Goblin. \m/ Metal Up Your Arse \m/

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Photo of scotorum
3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 16.9 oz. can into a Tree House stemmed tulip.

a: Clear copper with an inch thick white head which receded to thick surface foam and dense lacing. Required additional brief pours to empty the can.

s: nuttin

t: Light ripe fruit notes dominate up front at first, later a mild bready/caramel malt comes to dominate. Sweetish to dry finish.

m: Medium, good body, strong carbonation tingle.

o: A good quality mild malty brew. If it was cheaper I might buy it again as a dinner beer.

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Photo of A-Sox
3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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