Righteous Ale - Sixpoint Brewery
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4/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
05-15-2009 15:56:40 | More by Sammy
4.08/5 rDev +2.8%
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.
10-01-2011 03:36:54 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.9/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
07-11-2011 23:56:18 | More by Thorpe429
4.15/5 rDev +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.
11-10-2010 04:18:49 | More by metter98
4.3/5 rDev +8.3%
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.
06-20-2005 15:29:26 | More by brentk56
4.1/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
07-04-2011 03:06:36 | More by mikesgroove
3.5/5 rDev -11.8%
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.
05-04-2012 16:45:12 | More by BEERchitect
4/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
02-02-2012 16:33:03 | More by Phyl21ca
3.38/5 rDev -14.9%
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.
08-08-2011 22:45:56 | More by womencantsail
3.9/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
01-19-2012 18:53:47 | More by Knapp85
4.25/5 rDev +7.1%
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.
07-31-2011 01:18:57 | More by oberon
3.6/5 rDev -9.3%
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.
11-20-2012 03:47:52 | More by TMoney2591
4.05/5 rDev +2%
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...
10-29-2007 22:42:53 | More by emerge077
4.1/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
04-28-2008 22:18:06 | More by NeroFiddled
4.22/5 rDev +6.3%
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.
09-11-2008 20:29:16 | More by RblWthACoz
Righteous Ale from Sixpoint Brewery
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