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Righteous Ale - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

922 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 922
Reviews: 382
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%


Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2005)
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Reviews by Brenden:
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Brenden

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a deep, thick, dark red-brown with some fiery orange, maybe what I'd call bronze. The cascade is beautiful and constant, renewing the 1 1/2 finger-tall head so that it remains as a thick foam and never dies. It leaves some clingy lacing pretty thickly behind.
Breads and leaf are most noticeable in the aroma for me, after which comes a light spicy note and more piney hops. In fact, this is a very nicely hopped beer with a great bouquet.
The peppery bite in the flavor makes the spiciness on the nose seem understated, coming out more strongly. The hops push out, though, leafy, piney and somewhat floral. Bready malts aid in the balance. There's a bit of citrus rind in the bitterness as well.
The body is medium, with both crispness and smoothness, but it all tapers off toward the end of each sip.

Serving type: can

05-31-2012 21:03:48 | More by Brenden
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Bottom of the can stamped: "Best before 13Feb2014"

Into a pint glass.

A: hazy golden amber colored body with less than a half fingered white foamy head that when it dies there's a nice clingy lacing that coats the entire glass

S: a nice rye malt coming through (nice even though this is a month past its prime), spicy malt tries to come through to combine with the hops, but has a sort of separateness to it

T: nice spice, yet there's still a nice sweetness coming through; not much of an aftertaste, somewhat dry spicy finish

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O: I'd like to try this again fresher because I think this one could definitely be a front runner of its style, just a month past its prime and I still liked it for the most part, glad I had it to help me in coming up with some good "rye beer homebrews"

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Poured into an English pint it produced a one-finger head of moderately thick foam that came down to a fairly solid surface froth with very solid lacing. Color is clear dark amber with hints of dark honey and toffee and an appearance of solid carbonation. Aroma is a nice mix of malty, hop pine, and spice. It’s interesting to note that when I first drank this beer, I was unaware of the rye component to the brew, however, after reading up on the background of the beer, it actually comes across quite clear on the nose. Sometimes beer and liquor descriptions cause you to perceive things that are described in writing but aren't quite there in the glass, and sometimes they cause you to suddenly notice something that was there all the time. So, caramel and crystal malts seem to be there helping to produce a strong toffee aroma; the rye brings in an herbally, grassy, peppery-spice note; and the hops contribute a very, very light floral pine quality. All in all a sweet and appealing nose. Sip is sweet and malty up front with caramel, toffee, and mild hints of butterscotch alongside some grassy notes from the rye. Mid-palate sees the bitter notes come on strong - bitter hops, mild white pepper hints, and bitter cocoa. Back of the tongue and swallow see a strong bitterness matched with sweet cola, roasted pear, and toffee sensations. Finish is short and somewhat unimpressive, dominated by a generalized bitter dryness subtlety under-girded with rye notes. The balance is towards the bitter in this ale, and yet this is nonetheless a solidly constructed beer with enough smooth malt backbone to keep it from becoming a tannin bomb - in fact, it’s dangerously drinkable. Carbonation is a bit strong, but works perfectly in this case by breaking up some of the malt-y sweetness in spots. If I had to credit one thing that makes this such a superior beer it would be what a smooth and velvety mouthfeel it has, specifically in terms of the malty side of the equation. All-in-all, this is one terrific, subtlety complex, and dangerously drinkable brew. Furthermore, it's really interesting to see a brewery go in a different direction than super-hoppy IPAs with a rye beer.

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Righteous Ale from Sixpoint Brewery
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