Originally Posted by smearCampaign
Well, both beers are considered English, the Iron Maiden being an ESB and the Sword being a EPA. The Trooper has an interesting almost citrus taste going on but it isn't a mind-blowing amazing beer. If you like Pale Ales I found the Iron Swan to be really tasty and very drinkable and it's not too hoppy. But at $6 for a 16.9 oz bottle for The Trooper vs $8 for a six pack of Iron Swan, I'll certainly be drinking more of The Sword's beer.
Interesting. Never sampled an ESB, but I don't mind EPA's. I'd like to try it if I come across it.