Iron Maiden's new "TROOPER IPA" available nationwide in the United States

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,244) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    New session IPA created by Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson and Robinsons Brewery Head Brewer Martyn Weeks references “American IPA revolution.”

    North America (May 6, 2021) – Artisanal Imports is excited to announce that TROOPER IPA, the latest beer from Iron Maiden and Robinsons Brewery of Stockport, England is now available nationwide in the United States.

    TROOPER IPA is a 4.3% ABV golden India Pale Ale packed full of hoppy flavors. The beer is a creation of Iron Maiden frontman and beer enthusiast Bruce Dickinson and Robinsons Brewery Head Brewer Martyn Weeks that references the “American IPA revolution” with its choice of hops.

    “It’s exciting to have an IPA from Iron Maiden that acknowledges the continual demand for hoppy bitter beers here in the states,” says Bob Leggett, CEO of Artisanal Imports. “We believe TROOPER IPA will be the bridge to the TROOPER brand portfolio for the American IPA lover who has yet to discover Iron Maiden and its world-acclaimed line of craft beers.”

    TROOPER IPA aims to challenge the senses and pours a beautiful pale golden color with a clean tight white head and a floral and hoppy aroma. It is refreshing, full-bodied and bittersweet with hints of tropical mango and grapefruit. The hop bitterness is not overpowering and balances out the sweetness nicely. Taste this beer between 50-53˚ F to fully accentuate the flavors. It’s a perfectly sessionable ale designed to be enjoyed year-round.

    Join Robinsons Brewery Head Brewer Martyn Weeks here for a short video as he guides you through a tasting of TROOPER IPA.

    TROOPER IPA is now available for purchase nationwide at your favorite retail stores in 12-pack cases of 500ml bottles as well as 500ml single bottles.

    Look for the other Iron Maiden beers on shelves and in kegs nationwide including:

    TROOPER (English Special Bitter)
    This premium British beer is 4.7% ABV with a deep golden color and a subtle hint of lemon.
    6/4/500ml cans, 12/500ml bottles and 1/2 BBL kegs are now available.

    TROOPER Fear of the Dark (English Stout)
    A 4.5% ABV English Stout that is full-bodied and rich in dark roasted chocolate flavor.
    12/500ml bottles are now available.
    Gift tins include a 500ml bottle, pint glass and tin that arrives in September.

    TROOPER Sun & Steel (German Pils with Saké)
    A 4.8% ABV hybrid beer made with two yeasts; a lager yeast for the initial fermentation followed by a saké yeast for a second fermentation. The result is a delicate, subtle fruit flavor infused into a pilsner-style lager.
    6/4/500ml cans and 1/2 BBL kegs are now available.

    TROOPER Day of the Dead
    This limited series label rebrand for TROOPER arrives in September in 12/500ml bottles.

    Interested in selling TROOPER IPA in your retail store, bar or restaurant? Interested in becoming a distribution partner for the Iron Maiden’s TROOPER line of beers? Please contact Crystal Bunger with interest.

    About Iron Maiden: With over 100 million albums sold worldwide, Iron Maiden is considered one of the most successful heavy metal bands in history, having played over 2,000 live shows internationally over a career spanning more than four decades. Iron Maiden’s famous mascot, "Eddie", has been a steadfast figurehead over the band’s 16 studio albums, the most recent of which is their first ever double album and topped the chart in over 40 countries. For more information on the band, their tour and their beer, head to

    About Robinsons Brewery: A proud family of independent brewers, Robinsons is one of the most advanced and sophisticated breweries in the U.K., with a worldwide reputation for real ale. Robinsons applies decades of experience to create exciting new varieties and choices of flavor that encourage drinking excellence.

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  2. Providence

    Providence Crusader (740) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Well let me be the first to say, Up the Irons!

    I've very much enjoyed the previous two Iron Maiden/Robinson's brews (especially the first one). I, as a Maiden fan, obviously have a soft spot for these brews, but they scratch my session ale itch nicely nonetheless.
  3. billandsuz

    billandsuz Devotee (474) Sep 1, 2004 New York



    Who wins?
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  4. jasonmason

    jasonmason Devotee (482) Oct 6, 2004 California
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    The advertising agencies.
  5. PatKorn

    PatKorn Initiate (154) Aug 30, 2007 California

    Lemmy always wins. Even in death...
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  6. billandsuz

    billandsuz Devotee (474) Sep 1, 2004 New York

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  7. EmperorBatman

    EmperorBatman Initiate (138) Mar 16, 2018 Tennessee

    I was hoping that this was finally going to be a widely distributed English IPA (with English hops), but nonetheless, I look forward to trying it, especially if means their ESB gets better distribution in the process!
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  8. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,675) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming

    The regular Trooper just sits and sits; it came in old and is getting older by the minute. I thought it was quite good when it first came in. I doubt that this new one will show up locally given that the ESB just sits there.
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  9. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (11,042) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    None have wowed me the home brewery is awesome ( or was 30 years ago ) Cans is the way to go
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  10. BeerDrinkinGuy

    BeerDrinkinGuy Initiate (58) Nov 2, 2018 Minnesota

    I'll be looking forward to this because it will be a British style IPA instead of the usual Americanised whatever IPA's.
  11. eldoctorador

    eldoctorador Champion (800) Dec 12, 2014 Chile

    Iron Maiden is a legend metal band. However, The Trooper is my least favorite from their popular songs ( on top of that, I tend to like the deep cuts better). I´m sure the beer will not be great. but out of respect for them I will drink one.
  12. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,201) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    That's sure ain't what their PR suggests:

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  13. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,675) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming

    Right. And who says British IPAs can't be hoppy??
  14. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,227) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    I went to see Iron Maiden in concert in summer of 2019…I bought a few Trooper Bottles as a novelty to drink in the parking lot tailgate party but ironically my underaged nephew, my brother and myself were only ones I saw drinking them. Steve Harris is king!
  15. EmperorBatman

    EmperorBatman Initiate (138) Mar 16, 2018 Tennessee

    It’s not a matter of hoppiness, but rather what kind of hoppiness. This won’t likely be the herbal, flowery hops of English varietals, but the typical Pacific Northwest hops.