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Righteous Ale - Sixpoint Brewery

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Ratings: 1,003
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 79
Gots: 56 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Made with rye malt to provide a signature and distinct earthy character. Seasoned and dry- hopped with herbal and citrus hops. Truly righteous.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2005)
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

ARaces23, Dec 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

LostHighway, Dec 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

jaminjohnson, Dec 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Gstolas, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of FLima
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%

Dark amber brown color, a bit hazy. Nice off-white thick head with very good retention.
Aroma of cereals, highlighting Rye and floral hops. A touch of citrus.
Rye is even more present in its taste that right followed by a resiny, bit citric (towards oranges not lemon) and floral hop flavor.
Very Bitter aftertaste (nice!), with hints of earl grey tea.
Light to medium body with low natural carbonation.
Good beer. I found it quite interesting, again so far always a good brew from Sixpoint (though I prefer the other core over this one as a regular beer).

FLima, Dec 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

jlindsey, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

brutalist, Dec 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

abcdefghijkyle, Dec 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Matchews, Dec 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

elBecko, Dec 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

beerme626, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of qthompso
3.93/5  rDev -1%

Pours a dark, deep brown with a solid finger of beige head of big bubbles that's not going anywhere. A really beautiful beer straight out of the glass.

Up front on the nose are some grassy hops. There are some strong malt characteristics and the spiciness that I come to expect from a rye beer.

The taste is very woody. There's a roasted characteristic that isn't all that well rounded like it is in a stout but it still lets you know that it's there. The beer finishes with big spiciness from the rye and a piney, almost fruity hop finish.

Very full bodied with good carbonation. Pretty darn creamy.

Overall, pretty tasty. The rye isn't highlighted quite as much as I was expecting. This beer, to me, is almost more of an IPA, which is fine in my book.

qthompso, Dec 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Antnyd82, Dec 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

flyingmick, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

ColdOneKev, Dec 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

GFD400, Dec 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Falien02, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
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.

TMoney2591, Nov 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

sneaks2210, Nov 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

xacidx, Nov 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

RTrain12, Nov 15, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev -6%

Half of a chilled 16 oz can into a stemless tulip pint. Best-by date reads 4.27.13.

Look- Clear amber-brown with a hint of red. Three fingers of sticky buttermilk-colored head, good retention, ok lacing.

Smell- Bold Lemon-lime, herbal, spicy. Brings to mind bruised orange blossoms. Almost a sour aroma. As it warms it takes on a warmer aroma along the lines of tootsie rolls. Swirling brings out more of the almost-sour fruity character, I don't know quite what to make of it, but that's fairly typical for Sixpoint.

Taste- Similar to the nose- starts and finishes with a wash of herbal bittering laced with underripe tangerine. Moderate nutty malt presence, gives me an impression of lime-laced flat cola. Significant rye spice, particularly on the swallow. Aftertaste is tealike, vague sweetness comes out at the end. Moderately bitter.

Mouthfeel- Medium carbonation, soft feel, smooth. Medium body. Cottony finish, something of an astringent feel. One can's enough for me.

Overall- Interesting, never had anything quite like it, rye beer or otherwise. A gotlandsdricka I had a while back would be the closest to the slightly spicy, slightly herbal, mellow-with-a-sharp edge feel. Worth trying, but I wouldn't pick it out over Bengali Tiger.

Lawl3ss, Nov 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

mendvicdog, Nov 13, 2012
Righteous Ale from Sixpoint Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,003 ratings.