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Righteous Ale - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

925 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 925
Reviews: 382
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%


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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kingcrowing

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz tallboy can poured into a Guinness pint glass.

Pours a deep hazy ruddy red/brown color with a nice fluffy light brown head, a nice sticky lacing comes as you empty the glass. Nose is very well balanced, crisp and hoppy with a bitter rye note, love it!

I'll come right out, I love Rye beer, but this easily one of (if not THE) best rye beers I've had, right up there with hop rod rye! It's bitter but the rye doesn't dominate, there's a good herbal tangy/zesty/citrus hop bite that is really delicious. The mouthfeel is full and creamy, it's just world class!

Serving type: can

01-18-2012 22:48:28 | More by kingcrowing
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Bottom of the can stamped: "Best before 13Feb2014"

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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

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Righteous Ale from Sixpoint Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 925 ratings.