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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

47 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
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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rw1992

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.5%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -28%

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

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Indiana

4.65/5  rDev +21.7%
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!!

Serving type: on-tap

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

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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

Indiana

3/5  rDev -21.5%

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

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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


3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 02:09:15 | More by ehammond1
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bkonk10

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

08-12-2012 00:06:13 | More by bkonk10
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Stoutlad

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-31-2012 02:59:41 | More by Stoutlad
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BigDog0996


4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-26-2012 00:00:09 | More by BigDog0996
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jaidenjb

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

05-28-2012 11:54:49 | More by jaidenjb
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Ro Shampo Imperial Red Ale from Figure 8 Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.