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Ro Shampo Imperial Red Ale - Figure 8 Brewing

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Ro Shampo Imperial Red AleRo Shampo Imperial Red Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

51 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Figure 8 Brewing visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: coldmeat23 on 06-07-2010)
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-30-2014 11:08:11 | More by Kubrickx
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PBRmeasap1980

Indiana

3.94/5  rDev +2.9%

4 oz pour at tasting event from 22 oz bottle

A- Haze red with thin head
S- Nice boquett of hops for the nose. A bit of toffee too
T- Rich hops blend that gives this Imperial Red more of an IPA/IIPA taste
M- Solid overall mouthfeel, not too thick or too thin

O- my favorite offering from Figure 8 of the 4 I tried at the tasting (Lost Staint, Raven Tor, Snake Pro). My buddy gave me a bottle of their Off With that I still need to try.

07-25-2014 18:42:17 | More by PBRmeasap1980
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-25-2014 14:08:32 | More by MSandahl23
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-25-2014 01:41:26 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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rw1992

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.7%

05-12-2014 03:21:13 | More by rw1992
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Yesdog

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-09-2014 21:56:05 | More by Yesdog
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

02-02-2014 00:42:58 | More by thinwhiteduke
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mpayne5

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-22-2014 04:07:46 | More by mpayne5
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-01-2013 22:40:38 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper verging on ruby; two inches of foam cap the liquid and display great retention, leaving strands of lace behind

Smell: Big aromatics, with caramel, apple and stone fruit tones as well as earthy hops

Taste: The malt bill from the aroma overwhelms the palate, at the outset, bringing caramel, apple and stone fruit flavors and a bit of biscuit, too; in the mid-palate, the 89 IBUs arrive and add an earthy, tobacco-laden dimension (with just a hint of pineapple); very bitter in the after-taste, though the malt lingers on

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: An interesting beer, though I don't really care for the harsh aftertaste as it obliterates the other features of the hops and challenges the malt

Thanks, jonallen, for the opportunity

07-21-2013 01:53:39 | More by brentk56
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Prager62

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-12-2013 06:00:40 | More by Prager62
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jeff96gt

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-18-2013 22:52:58 | More by jeff96gt
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visualmartyr

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-15-2013 01:31:53 | More by visualmartyr
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BrewhausBunk

Indiana

4.65/5  rDev +21.4%

One of the best Red Ale's I've tasted.

A - Dark Ruby Red color. Rich creamy head.

S- Hints of toffee and whiskey. Light sweetness in the nose, great hoppy bitterness.

T - Toffee comes through at the front, then the hop profile takes over. For a Red Ale this one shines throughout. Great body.

M - A thick mouthfeel on this which is great for this higher gravity red. Body and substance to balance out the hops.

Overall - Very enjoyable on tap and took a few bottles home. Fantastic beer!!

06-13-2013 16:05:00 | More by BrewhausBunk
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lucasj82

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +11%

05-15-2013 01:01:19 | More by lucasj82
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Ryankarver

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-03-2013 14:21:35 | More by Ryankarver
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-28-2013 13:06:50 | More by neckbracesub
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TerryB

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

04-27-2013 10:55:42 | More by TerryB
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psmith161

Indiana

3/5  rDev -21.7%

04-11-2013 19:08:18 | More by psmith161
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +11%

04-10-2013 23:11:58 | More by Arsenal0328
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-02-2013 05:50:48 | More by BYOFB
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JABarber

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

03-14-2013 18:44:30 | More by JABarber
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azconafr

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-20-2013 16:06:49 | More by azconafr
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JonathanSuarez

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-04-2012 05:41:06 | More by JonathanSuarez
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ehammond1


3.48/5  rDev -9.1%

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, barkingelectron!

Murky dark amber and brown with a thick but pillowy khaki colored head that leaves thick chunks and fat rings of lace down the glass.

Definite sweetness and bread in the aroma, along with a touch of spice (cinnamon? interesting), and some mild, earthy hop character. Nice enough, but quite muted.

Sweet flavor of caramel and some mild spice along with earthy hops and a moderate bitterness for the style. Very drinkable, especially on a very hot day.

Medium to full bodied with high carbonation. Great drinkability.

A tasty imperial red. I wasn't expecting to like this much but this was just fine.

08-14-2012 02:09:15 | More by ehammond1
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Ro Shampo Imperial Red Ale from Figure 8 Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.