Nomad Brewing Co.
Iron Maiden Trooper XPA
Brewery: Nomad Brewing Co.
Style: Extra Pale Ale (XPA)
Format: 440ml Can
The Charge of the Light Brigade which inspired the Iron Maiden song The Trooper took place at the Battle of Balaclava (1854) during the Crimean War when 600 British cavalry courageously charged the massed Russian artillery.
This gallant but foolhardy assault resulted in a massive loss of life and came about due to a misunderstanding of an order given by a commanding officer, Lord Raglan.
Trooper Australia XPA was created and developed by Iron Maiden vocalist and beer enthusiast Bruce Dickinson and Nomad Brewery, to celebrate Iron Maiden's impending arrival to Australian shores for their Legacy Of The Beast tour. Bruce invited Nomad to develop a local variety of Trooper with a tropical DNA especially for fans of Iron Maiden and Nomad beers. The result: a 4.5% alcohol, 440ml Australian XPA with low bitterness, a refreshing aroma and taste, brewed with a unique dry hopping blend of Australian and American hops.
BONUS: A prize pack (prize as yet unknown) will also be awarded to one lucky person that buys a case or more.
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Horn's up for Iron Maiden
I have been trying to track down Iron Maiden beer for a long time, great to find some on this site! Beer was great - would be awesome if the other varieties were available
Beer to match the band
Bought for the label but very happy with the beer.
Fantastic beer and fantastic artwork
This beer was an exceptional XPA, great flavor and loved the art work on the can.
Iron Maiden The Trooper is awesome
Great speed of delivery and an amazing beer. I need to get more!
A worthy addition to the Trooper lineup
A clean and crisp xpa, nice and fruity with some citrus bursting through, and a floral/piney aftertaste. Definitely something to enjoy while blasting Aces High.
Awesome beer a lot better then the drink Metallica released it was trash
It’s Maiden so it’s good
I have been drinking Trooper since first landed in Australia, I love the fruity flavour of it and glad it’s carried on into the Pale Ale.
It was a shock at first not being the Pale Ale I generally drink but once I passed that i thoroughly enjoyed it .
Up the Irons \m/
I’ve tried just about every Trooper beer that’s been released except Red & Black porter. This new XPA is different, Ive gotta say I’m not a fan. It’s very “fruity” & kinda smells like breakfast juice. This XPA is brewed in Australia, hence the problem... it’s too “crafty” and most Aussie craft beers don’t taste like beer...they’re generally “fruity”....I had big expectations for this beer, but sadly it’s a big miss for me.
I’d give it a 3/10... the score is for the packaging.. the contents gets a zero.
Ordered because I like the band.. Turns out it’s a really good beer.