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

57 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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3.64/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.04/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of brentk56
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BrewhausBunk
4.65/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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!!

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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Ro Shampo Imperial Red Ale from Figure 8 Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.