Righteous Ale - Sixpoint Brewery
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
4.58/5 rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
picked up locally...
a - popped the can and filled my capt lawrence taster tulip. poured a deep rich orange with a darker core than outside in the glass. generous portion of frothy white head.
s - wow...smells awesome. fresh sticky piny hops and rye. good amount of candied sweetness. smells really fresh.
t - balanced hops with fresh sweaty piny sweetness. the rye balances this one out really well giving it just a touch of earthiness.
m - thick and rich, but smooth and easy to drink. kind of has a fruit juice type of fullness and vibe. refreshing and filling.
o - i really like this beer. although none of their beers have been a disappointment, this and the crisp are beers that i can see myself regularly seeking out from the sixpoint line up.
Serving type: can
07-15-2011 00:06:10 | More by cosmicevan
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3.75/5 rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
M: honestly, there really doesn't seem much there, sure there's a light sort of body to it (did it subside due to its age....? I dunno), sessionable - sure is as I'd have this with food, carbonation is a bit smoother than most Rye Beers I've had
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"
Serving type: can
03-15-2014 01:42:02 | More by BeerKangaroo
District of Columbia
4.19/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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.
Serving type: can
03-08-2014 22:25:47 | More by 8stringfan
4/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The beer comes in a rusty brownish dark amber with a one finger head.
The aroma has a good amount of piney hops, some spicy rye and caramel malt as well.
The flavor follows with a wonderfully clean piney hop character along with some significant caramel malt and pop of spicy rye in the middle. The finish is pretty clean without being extremely bitter, although leaving some piney and leafy bitterness.
This is a well balanced drinker. There's a wonderful combination of hops, sweet malt, spicy rye, medium body, full flavor, yet without being too bitter for the palate and easy drinking.
Serving type: on-tap
02-26-2014 00:31:39 | More by dar482
Righteous Ale from Sixpoint Brewery
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