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Righteous Ale - Sixpoint Brewery

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89
very good

987 Ratings
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Ratings: 987
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 77
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
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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vinylrooster

Ohio

1.75/5  rDev -55.9%

08-18-2013 00:14:20 | More by vinylrooster
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mctizzz

California

2/5  rDev -49.6%

02-20-2012 19:45:58 | More by mctizzz
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New York

2/5  rDev -49.6%

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aranton

New York

2/5  rDev -49.6%

03-27-2013 00:58:33 | More by aranton
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DustinSWB

Florida

2/5  rDev -49.6%

11-25-2013 00:55:51 | More by DustinSWB
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New York

2/5  rDev -49.6%

02-24-2013 00:49:00 | More by JohnG190
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t0rin0

California

2/5  rDev -49.6%

01-27-2013 14:51:21 | More by t0rin0
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dedrinker

Kansas

2.63/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Dude, dude, DUDE. Six Point comes to town striking out.

Has a hazy, deep rust color.

Aromas of fruity glue, and some rye I actually thought, right as I forgot this is a rye beer, so it wasn't my imagination.

tastes kinda the same with dusty earthy hop note and some fruity rye taste. This one is the best so far - but best of three sixpoint beers I didn't like overall.

I'm really hoping this is an off-batch, but three different styles?

Serving type: can

09-20-2011 01:57:38 | More by dedrinker
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JedediahK

New York

2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

04-03-2012 04:31:39 | More by JedediahK
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JoeyG

New York

2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

10-18-2012 20:30:34 | More by JoeyG
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deadliest

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

11-13-2013 22:17:03 | More by deadliest
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nicholas527

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

05-04-2012 20:13:02 | More by nicholas527
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

05-09-2013 23:54:31 | More by tommyguz
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theBubba

New York

2.8/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep amber, with a nice frothy head of multi sized bubbles, nice retention, with good lacing. A pretty pour.

Smell was of hops and rye and a bit of herbs. Smelled kinda like the old Ballantine ale of the 60's. Probably nice if you're into nostalgia or that particular hoppiness. I'm not.

Taste was mostly of bitter hops with a touch of citrus (grapefruit?) and grass.

Mouthfeel was pretty good as expected from the pour.

Overall I did not enjoy this ale and most likely would never drink it again. Unless maybe I was at a wedding and that was the sole imbibement. Even then, one would be enough. 15 minutes into this review the bitterness still hangs on my palate. However I recognize that this is a craft ale, unlike big beer crap. So if you're into a hoppy ale with some nice characteristics, by all means go for it.

Serving type: can

09-26-2011 02:29:18 | More by theBubba
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Avantyawn

New York

2.85/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16 ounce can poured into pint glass

A: Copper, pretty clear, small head, some lacing on glass.

S: Rye, some toasty notes, smells clean , safe, and a bit drab for a hoppy rye beer.

T: I had this on tap and it was great, this is very passe tasting. Not very fresh or lively. A very balanced tasting beer, barely any hop presence , although it claims 57 IBU. Very very bready tasting. Eh...

M: Nice slightly creamy mouthfeel. A slight rye zing.

O: What can I say, this beer is thoroughly boring tasting. It is clean tasting at least, with a pleasant flavor , but just boring. Needs much more of a hop injection and some more tang. i recall these characteristics on tap, but in the can not so much. I'd recommend trying this on tap for sure, but in the can...

Serving type: can

02-04-2012 01:01:54 | More by Avantyawn
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argock

Virginia

2.93/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from 16oz can into a Duvel tulip. Enjoy by 01Dec2011 on bottom of can. Single purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $2.60.

A: Dirty brown rye-ish hue with 1-2 fingers of off-white tightly bubble head with decent retention and sheets of lacing.

S: Similar biscuity, smoked meaty aroma of most of Sixpoint's beers with a spicy rye note and pretty heavy piney hops component.

T: This beer tastes just like all of Sixpoint's ales -- honey-glazed meaty flavor from too much biscuity malt. The rye component is nonexistent. The flavor is not terrible but doesn't taste any different than Sixpoint's ales (Crisp lager is a big difference).

M: Pretty creamy overall with even carbonation.

O: I am going to skip the Sixpoint line except for the exceptional Crisp lager. Their ales all have an over-biscuited, sweet meaty malt profile that drowns out all other flavors. It just doesn't agree with me, and I have tried their whole lineup now.

Serving type: can

12-25-2011 04:59:18 | More by argock
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CharlieMurphy

New York

2.95/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A: Dark Dark brown amber. Fat fluffy off white 1" head.

S: Not what I was expecting - pretty hoppy. There's an equally significant aroma of freshly rotting fruit, like old orange peels, which I guess is the rye.

T: Meh. Pretty bland overall, despite a few different flavors begging for approval. A little sweetness reminiscent of candied apricots lingers on the finish.

M: Fairly creamy, thick, and smooth. A little quench from the hops and rye.

O: Not my cup of beer.

Serving type: can

12-23-2011 02:16:26 | More by CharlieMurphy
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.4%

08-18-2013 02:47:10 | More by timjim1327
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jereb33

Michigan

3/5  rDev -24.4%

07-08-2012 18:25:24 | More by jereb33
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep orange color with a thin white head. Rye nose is massive. Really nice rye nose actually. Very spicy and actually tastes like youre drinking rye bread. Slight sweetness but for the most part all rye flavor. Finishes with piney hops. I really like that the rye is the show case of the beer but its not exactly a fantastic thing. One of the driest beers I've ever had.

Id drink it again though

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 19:44:23 | More by jtierney89
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.4%

08-09-2012 03:30:10 | More by IdrinkGas
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AWS2111

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.4%

01-03-2012 02:35:02 | More by AWS2111
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.4%

04-20-2013 23:26:41 | More by smartassboiler
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SocalKicks

California

3/5  rDev -24.4%

07-15-2014 05:20:54 | More by SocalKicks
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jrutigs

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.4%

11-22-2011 04:05:42 | More by jrutigs
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Righteous Ale from Sixpoint Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 987 ratings.