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Righteous Ale - Sixpoint Brewery

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89
very good

1,029 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,029
Reviews: 388
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2005

Made with rye malt to provide a signature and distinct earthy character. Seasoned and dry- hopped with herbal and citrus hops. Truly righteous.
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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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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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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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3.73/5  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.

Righteous Ale from Sixpoint Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,029 ratings.