Iron Maiden’s Trooper Beer in India
When a legendary rock band ties up with a historic brewery, the result are bound to be extraordinary. That is exactly what Iron Maiden Beer is all about. The name gives the musical element away – Iron Maiden is an English heavy metal band set up in 1975. Robinsons Brewery has a history of 175 years behind it and still is a family owned company.
It was Iron Maiden’s lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson who with his love for ales got together with Robinsons Brewery to create Trooper. It is an English Pale Ale with malt and citric flavors from two types of hops – Bobec Goldings and Cascade. With 4.7 percent alcohol the name Trooper is taken from the Iron Maiden song inspired by the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War.
The beer is being introduced in India by Yeast India Company along with Old Tom, also from Robinsons Brewery. Old Tom is named after the pet brewery cat in 1899; the award winning brew is dark ale with cherry brandy color and character.
Yeast India Company is planning pop up tastings of the beers, follow them on twitter for updates.
Trooper by Iron Maiden
Nose: expressive nose with grass on the nose along with prunes and hops.
Palate: starts right away with some spice along with caramel and honey like sweetness, followed by bitter hops and orange zest. Not the most complex beer but certainly a very enjoyable one. Excellent luscious mouth feel and not over carbonated. A classic English Ale which deserves to be on most bar menus in the country. Will surely be well stocked at our HQ!
Another excellent addition to the beer scene in the city! Next up, beers by Gateway Brewing Company! Stay tuned.