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Righteous Ale - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

988 Ratings
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Ratings: 988
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 78
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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flyingmick

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-02-2012 16:55:13 | More by flyingmick
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-02-2012 01:50:00 | More by kjfinnerty
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GFD400

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

12-01-2012 22:51:39 | More by GFD400
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Falien02

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-26-2012 17:57:36 | More by Falien02
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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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sneaks2210

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-17-2012 17:38:03 | More by sneaks2210
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xacidx

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-17-2012 14:28:00 | More by xacidx
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RTrain12

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

11-15-2012 23:45:38 | More by RTrain12
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Lawl3ss

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

11-15-2012 08:02:10 | More by Lawl3ss
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-13-2012 04:57:14 | More by mendvicdog
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isdash


3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

11-11-2012 20:58:32 | More by isdash
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark caramel brown in color with decent clarity.Poured with a tall dense foam that reduced to a soapy cap that left sticky lacings on the glass. Earthy rye malt and citrus hops aromas compete for dominance, but there is no clear winner here. Medium bodied with assertive carbonation. Rye and toasted malt flavors up front followed by citrus hop bitterness. Finishes with a fading citrus hop aftertaste and lasting rye malt presence. Probably my favorite Six Point offering. There's just not enough rye ales out there.

Serving type: can

11-10-2012 21:39:43 | More by IronLover
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Cavanaghty

Maine

4.73/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Deep amber color with about one finger of off-white head.

Smell: I could smell some rye, some citrus notes. Good smell, not overpowering.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth, medium bodied. Taste was very nutty, which I did not expect with the citrus notes that could be smelled.

Overall: Great beer, although it is not my personal first choice.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2012 14:02:35 | More by Cavanaghty
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benfairbank


4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-07-2012 19:02:55 | More by benfairbank
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-dark cloudy amber with a nice stable cream colored head

S-faint scent of a creamy citrus scent with a hint of rye and herbal scent.

T-comes in with an awesome toasted flavor of rye and some nutty spices. The rye is quite evident. It has somewhat of an aged aspect to it. It's somewhat of a complex beer, with an awesome matching after-taste.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a nice crisp finish

O-a different type if rye beer. Has all the qualities of a past due pale ale yet with an extreme complexity unseen in most rye ales. Quite drinkable and tasty.

Serving type: can

11-07-2012 02:38:52 | More by AdamBear
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dwhitey517


4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-06-2012 05:01:33 | More by dwhitey517
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BubblesInMyBeer

Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

11-05-2012 13:55:24 | More by BubblesInMyBeer
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ianjsullivan

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ST: One pint poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark brown with a thin, off white head. The beer leaves spotty lacing.

S: Strong malt, nutty, sour, spicey.

T: Malty, nutty flavor quickly transfers to spicy and sour. A bitterness joins the spice in a finish that lingers for a long time.

M: Medium

O: Creamy, spicy, sour, malty, all of these descriptions work at different times when drinking this beer. The finish has a real bitter edge. The rye is pronounced, lending a woody quality. Rough, but enjoyable.

Serving type: can

11-04-2012 21:47:46 | More by ianjsullivan
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Jeff486

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-04-2012 14:06:06 | More by Jeff486
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-03-2012 13:42:43 | More by GreyGhost4
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

11-02-2012 18:28:59 | More by ucsbmullet
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seplo

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-29-2012 20:42:56 | More by seplo
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dunix

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-29-2012 15:13:24 | More by dunix
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brwnchrstpher

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-29-2012 00:21:39 | More by brwnchrstpher
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dfillius

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.
A: 1 finger of light tan head with great retention. Slightly hazy dark reddish-brown. nice head.
S: Not much at first. Caramel and slight citrus hop. More hops pls. Slightly nutty.
T: Bitter start with an intense peaty-earthy-malty middle and mixed finish. Slightly grapefruity bitterness. Malt has grown as I've held this for the past 2 months. Or should I say that the hops have receded. I preferred it fresher and hoppier. A tad vegetal. Good amount of rye.
M: Smooth and nicely bitter with a dry finish.
O: Enjoyable. I'm glad I bought 4 of these. I love the tallboys. i would order another.

Serving type: can

10-28-2012 21:38:48 | More by dfillius
Righteous Ale from Sixpoint Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 988 ratings.