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Righteous Ale - Sixpoint Brewery

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89
very good

1,026 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,026
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 80
Gots: 67 | 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 +7.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of FLima
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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).

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of qthompso
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Lawl3ss
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of IronLover
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Righteous Ale from Sixpoint Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,026 ratings.