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Righteous Ale - Sixpoint Brewery

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89
very good

986 Ratings
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Ratings: 986
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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Some hop and grain aroma. Mahogoney colour with good head. Creamy mouthfeel, bulked up from caramal malt, with c-hop taste and a rye edge. Very good, nice drinkability with food. On-tap at Rattle N Hum. Served at appropriate temperature, not too cold.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2009 15:56:40 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

2/5  rDev -49.6%

01-27-2013 14:51:21 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to jmpizzo for sending me this one!

Pours a murky iced tea color with a huge 3 inch foamy light tan head that only slightly settles to a craggy cap. Random swaths of lace form on the sides of the glass on the drink down. Smell is of rye bread and some earthy/pine/citrus zest hops. A very pleasant and rich aroma on this one. Taste is of malt, rye spice flavors, and some herbal/citrus zest hops. Very mild bitterness quickly fades from the palate. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good rye beer from Sixpoint with some nice rye aromas and flavors.

Serving type: can

10-01-2011 03:36:54 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-05-2011 18:50:49 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a pack of tallboy cans at De Cicco's in Ardsley. Served in a Hill Farmstead tall pint.

Pours a dark shade of amber-bronze with a thick and foamy off-white head. Lots of nice white lacing on the sides of the glass as it goes down. The nose brings some light resinous pine hops and a bit of a citrus character as well. Good rye spice and a bit of caramel and toasted bread. The flavor is nice and hoppy with a good balance between it and the malt. Reminds me of a hoppy amber with a bit of rye spice. Nice pine throughout. Great balance between semi-sweet malt, rye spice, and hops in the mouthfeel. Medium body and slightly chewy with a bitter finish. Very, very solid offering. Another impressive brew from Sixpoint.

Serving type: can

07-11-2011 23:56:18 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and slowly fade away, leaving lacing along the edges of the glass.
S: There is an aroma of sweet malts in the nose along with some notes of caramel.
T: The taste is rather malty and has a light amount of sweetness. There are also some notes of caramel.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and is very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: This beer goes down very easily; I could keep drinking them all night.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2010 04:18:49 | More by metter98
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives at the table with an ice tea cloudy brown color with a light tan head and plenty of lacing

Smell: A bit indistinct, but there was some medium fruit (apricots?) and pine

Taste: Remarkably complex; starts out with some liqueur-soaked apricots and peaches, perhaps some persimmon and a touch of angostura bitters; there was a definite amount of alcoholic warmth, as well; after the swallow, the rye flavors burst through and provide an interesting foil to the fruit

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and rich; low carbonation

Drinkability: Wow! This is one terrific and unusual beer. First time I have had anything from Sixpoint but I will be on the lookout for them the next time I am in their territory.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2005 15:29:26 | More by brentk56
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-24-2011 19:14:44 | More by nmann08
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass it revealed a nice copper hued amber color with a head that was maybe an inch or so high and balanced out well along the walls of the glass. Aroma was heavy hops at first, citrus and pine, but as it warmed some balance is brought forward by bready malts and hints of caramel. Nice and smooth, clean finish had a nice bite to it but mellowed tremendously as it went down leaving a semi dry, semi sweet finish in its wake.

Serving type: can

07-04-2011 03:06:36 | More by mikesgroove
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can: Poured a brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of spicy rye malt with solid hosp presence. Taste is a nice mix between some spicy rye malt with a solid hosp presence with some medium bitter notes. Body is quite full with a creamy texture and good carbonation. Really enjoyable and quiet refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 16:33:03 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's amazing how well hops and rye play together. Complementary citrusy bitterness married to the earthy broadness of spicy grain yeilds a well-rounded taste that layers effortlessly on an beer base.

Righteous Ale pours with light tawny golden brown and with an embedded mild haze to give a slightly russet appearance. A creamy sand-stained head floats on the beer throughout the session and leaves intermitten pockets of sticky lace behind.

Mild toffee, toast, and chocolate kickstart the olfactories while the growing hop brightness shines with an overall citrusy component. Earthy rye allows for the scent of wet woods, soil, and dark breads to round out the scent.

Medium malty flavors of light toffee, damp soil, woods, and leaf all start pungently sweet but weave effortlessly into the hop taste of citrus pith and bitter resin. Not to be outdone, the broad spicy rye seems to amplify the hop spice while also deeply rooting the earthen character to the base malt. A deliciously drinkable beer with bite.

Medium bodied, but it seems that the impression and linger of malt and earthy spice gives a higher impression of texture than what's probably actually there. Semi-rich while the malt and carbonation swirl about the palate, but the spice and resiny bitterness latches on to the back of the tongue and assists in a semi-dry finish and mild grain derived astringency.

As the beer seems much of an American pale ale, I seem to want elevated hop flavor, bitterness, and dryness to pull slightly ahead of the rye malt but that's not to be. Where I want more of an IPA base, this lighter version keeps me wanting more.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2012 16:45:12 | More by BEERchitect
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-17-2012 14:06:44 | More by acurtis
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womencantsail

California

3.38/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, Trevor.

A: The pour is a cloudy amber/burnt orange with a finger of off-white head.

S: Although many say rye beers are spicy, this one certainly is. A lot of bread and some banana, other fruit notes are present as well. There are some pepper notes to it, toasted malt, and a bit of gasoline.

T: Strong citrus peel (lemon, mostly) flavor. Heavy on the rye and bread with a decent amount of toasted malt. A mild sweetness of toffee with more of the pepper. Just a light bitterness.

M: The body is medium to full with carbonation being medium.

O: The gas smell really put me off, but the rest of the beer wasn't too bad.

Serving type: can

08-08-2011 22:45:56 | More by womencantsail
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-17-2012 23:04:00 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-25-2012 01:07:35 | More by Texasfan549
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-23-2014 03:15:14 | More by jaydoc
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-06-2014 12:58:29 | More by kylehay2004
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oberon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a deep chesnut hued amber with a thinner slight off white head atop even after a hard pour.Aromas of sharp rye,resinty hop,and toasted nuts,a nice mix with the rye really the main component.Big sharp rye flavors mixed with a healthy dose of citric hops,a great combination that alot of brewers cant do as well,light toast as well in the background.A great rye beer,again alot of brewers in my opinion cant make a rye beer like this.

Serving type: can

07-31-2011 01:18:57 | More by oberon
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out as a rich looking amber color with a white head on top. The head has a decent amount of retention and lacing to it. The smell of the beer has a good malt backbone to it with some toasted notes and a spiced aroma coming off of it also. The taste of the beer was has a hefty amount of rye in it which is nice. It brings in a good amount of spice to the beer. The flavors leave your taste buds tingling with the blend of hops and rye that they use here. The mouthfeel is dry, it leaves the mouth asking for another sip. It's a drinkable brew for sure. Overall it's one of the better rye beers I've had, I like it because I can actually get a healthy amount of rye in the flavor. Worth trying I think.

Serving type: can

01-19-2012 18:53:47 | More by Knapp85
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a (512) anniversary glass.

For some damn reason, every time I see the word "righteous", even with regard to moral/religious accomplishments, my mind immediately goes to something dumb like "Surf Ninjas"... In any case, this stuff pours a clear garnet topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises lightly-toasted rye bread, light mint, light pine needles, and a tiny touch of mild cocoa. The taste brings in more of the same, with the emphasis placed squarely on the rye (unsurprising here). The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly creamy feel. Overall, a nice little rye beer, one that maintains a healthy hoppiness without allowing the hops to overcome all else. Not bad.

Serving type: can

11-20-2012 03:47:52 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hand-bottling, generously shared by Jay23.

Pours a darker shade of reddish-brown. An inch of foam forms and remains for the duration of the glass. Carbonation is visible, and seems to come from within the glass, outward through the hazy liquid.

Apple, caramel malt, specific rye aroma...sort of spicy and bready.

Toasted malt, bready rye again, with a hoppy finish. Aftertaste carries the rye spiciness for a little while. Fairly full-bodied, similar in feel to some German Dunkels. There's a good presence of yeast as well, possibly accounting for the apple in the aroma. Some mild warmth from the alcohol, but it's hidden well. It's pretty hearty but still very drinkable. A success...

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2007 22:42:53 | More by emerge077
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

07-20-2012 19:54:44 | More by JAHMUR
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this ale on cask via the handpump at the Spotted Pig. The barman was a bit rough, well overly so, and it was a bit less carbonated than it should have been. It was delivered with a thin layer of creamy bone-white froth over the hazy copper body below. Clear notes of rye appeared in the nose, along with notes of malty-sweet dark caramel. Hops appeared, grassy, floral, and even piney...? or was that the influence of the rye crossing over? Regardless, the spiciness of the rye definitely appears in the flavor and it finishes with dark lingering caramel and spice. Very nice. A richly flavored, slow-drinking pint.

Serving type: cask

04-28-2008 22:18:06 | More by NeroFiddled
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.23/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap 1/7/07 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light brown color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a heavy lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is very strong and consists of hops and caramelized malt, with a little bit of spice.

T: A strong and pale hops flavor dominates the taste. There’s some spice in there and a faint malt character in the background and very little sweetness. After-taste is spicy and bitter.

M: Very crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, finish is very dry.

D: It’s tasty, but the taste didn’t really appeal to me, goes down OK, not too filling. To be perfectly honest, I really didn’t like it and had to force myself to finish the pint.

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2007 02:07:32 | More by TheManiacalOne
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky orange brown. Nose is a rye, hop, grain thing. Flavor has a bit of a burn to it. It's not so much alcohol as it is an intense mix of ingredients. Ryes and hops combine to give a thick earthy flavor. Almost seems a touch like an amber. Feel is thicker on liquid a bit and the carbonation is low and smooth. Fairly intense I have to say, but another good Sixpoint brew.

Serving type: on-tap

09-11-2008 20:29:16 | More by RblWthACoz
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Righteous Ale from Sixpoint Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 986 ratings.