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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

56 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
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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4.24/5  rDev +10.7%

Al_M, Wednesday at 11:21 PM
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4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

ifixufly, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Kubrickx, Jul 30, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

PBRmeasap1980, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

MSandahl23, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

lilsmizzul1225, Jul 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

rw1992, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Yesdog, May 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

thinwhiteduke, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

mpayne5, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Hopheadjeffery, Dec 01, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
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

brentk56, Jul 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Prager62, Jul 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

jeff96gt, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

visualmartyr, Jun 15, 2013
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4.65/5  rDev +21.4%
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!!

BrewhausBunk, Jun 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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Ro Shampo Imperial Red Ale from Figure 8 Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.