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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

62 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: coldmeat23 on 06-07-2010

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Ratings: 62 | Reviews: 18
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3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a recent arrival to the market, so I'll assume it's fresh.

Dark reddish Amber color with perfect clarity in the light. Several fingers of ecru foam, an intricate halo of drippy lace, and fairly lasting retention.

Aroma is fairly fresh with a malt sweetness and dry floral hop note.

Piney hop bitterness, honey drizzled biscuit, butterscotch in the background, firmly bitter in the resiny pine aftertaste. Medium to full bodied, chewy texture. Overall pretty solid though nothing overtly unique about it.

Photo of Judgie
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtransel
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Al_M
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of Pulltabs_only
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of ifixufly
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of TheWiredDJ
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of BriaCloette
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Kubrickx
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Photo of MSandahl23
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of rw1992
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Yesdog
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of thinwhiteduke
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of mpayne5
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of brentk56
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
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%

Photo of jeff96gt
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of visualmartyr
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BrewhausBunk
4.64/5  rDev +20.8%
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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Ro Shampo Imperial Red Ale from Figure 8 Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.