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:
892
Reviews:
195
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
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42
Gots:
290
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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

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Macamah
3.3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheCzarof85
3.19/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.51/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

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

Photo of thoglund
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of der_meister
3.87/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of koneill1976
4.59/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DefenCorps
3.81/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can from ABV. Up the irons!

A clear copper with a gorgeous, dense, frothy, off-white head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks pretty spectacular. The nose is surprisingly hoppy with a noticeable Cascade hop character present, citrusy and mildly grapefruit like. This is followed by a blend of leafy, earthy hops and a nice blend of malt notes, a blend of toffee, butterscotch, honey, a little bread pudding. The palate opens with a nice blend of toasted bread, toffee and a firming hop bitterness, earthy, mildly minty with some citrus coming through. Butterscotch is present as well, and the bready flavors lend a fullness to the palate that belies the low ABV. Drying, mildly bitter and with a little toffee sweetness and burnt sugar present, this beer is creamy on the palate and is pretty delicious.

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Photo of beertraveler08
3.36/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of Mousel
3.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of igamez
3.02/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ackbar556
3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thommo_nk
3.05/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of a77cj7
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Iron Maiden Trooper from Robinsons Family Brewers
3.42 out of 5 based on 892 ratings.
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