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Righteous Ale - Sixpoint Brewery

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Ratings: 1,000
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 78
Gots: 57 | 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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Photo of benfairbank

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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


4.33/5  rDev +9.1%

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.

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

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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


4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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


3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

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


5/5  rDev +25.9%

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


3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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


4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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


3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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


4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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


4/5  rDev +0.8%

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


3.93/5  rDev -1%

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.

10-28-2012 21:38:48 | More by dfillius
Photo of st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-25-2012 03:37:39 | More by st9647v3
Photo of Lantern

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

10-24-2012 18:19:47 | More by Lantern
Photo of TwelveOunces


4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

Tallboy poured into a snifter

A- Pours hazy, almost murky brown with a one finger light brown/off white head.

S- Not much one the nose, a slight base malt, there is a lightly hopped citrus profile, definitely rye and herbal grass notes.

T- The nose doesn't do this beer justice. It's slightly bitter up front, follows up with a perfect balance of herbal, earthy rye notes with the citrus and bitterness from the hops. The hops are all citrus, some mango and lemon grass. There is a lot of rye in this beer and its still very clean and balanced.

M- This beer is crisp and clean and has a moderate mouth feel. Modest carbonation.

O- This is a nice rye brew. Drink out of the can because the look and nose of this beer aren't its highlights.

10-22-2012 01:10:53 | More by TwelveOunces
Photo of robbyc1


4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-21-2012 23:08:12 | More by robbyc1
Photo of ummswimmin

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

This was the first beer I had from Sixpoint. They just started distributing that week about 18 months ago, and I was pretty impressed then.

I poured this beer from the can into a wide tulip shaped glass. I got quite a bit of sticky foam from the pour which led to some really good lacing on the glass. The coloring is dark brown.

I smell some citrus hops, tobacco, and malt from the top. It is an interesting mix; as Sixpoint does not fall exactly into any one beer category.

The flavoring is very well balanced with minimal bitterness in the aftertaste. I get a bunch of that rye flavor and less of the hops in each sip.

This is a very good beer. It is not exactly a rye... it stands on its own.

10-20-2012 18:29:27 | More by ummswimmin
Photo of slim2043


4.73/5  rDev +19.1%

Poured out of a can into a Sam Adams glass

A- deep brown w ruby red highlights. Nice lacing on an off white head

S- a really nice earthy spice and rich caramel malt some hop notes

T- nice bitter up front w a sweet raisney finish tailed w a lingering bitter and spicey aftertaste very tastey

M- smooth a little chew and great carb

O- exactly what I'm looking for in a Rye.

10-18-2012 21:20:52 | More by slim2043
Photo of JoeyG

New York

2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

10-18-2012 20:30:34 | More by JoeyG
Photo of mscott1975


3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-18-2012 02:38:23 | More by mscott1975
Photo of travishardy929

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-17-2012 00:19:00 | More by travishardy929
Photo of JayQue


3.9/5  rDev -1.8%

Pours a mahogany color, fairly dense with enough light getting through to provide reddish highlights. Medium size light tan head with good retention. Patchy lacing.

Aroma is fairly mild, sweet malt/caramel malt.

Tastes good. The sour rye is predominant until the beer warms up. As the beer warms, the rye tames down to a slight bitterness and the sweet malts come to the forefront. Overall the taste is very inviting and the alcohol level appears lower than what is on the can.

Mouthfeel is fairly rich. The maltiness and bitter rye add to the overall feel.

This is a solid beer, tastes good, Goes well with food or just for slow sipping.

10-16-2012 01:08:13 | More by JayQue
Photo of CoryJHarber


4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-15-2012 19:28:10 | More by CoryJHarber
Photo of gigoat


4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-15-2012 00:03:16 | More by gigoat
Photo of 4Socialanxiety


4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-14-2012 22:00:16 | More by 4Socialanxiety
Righteous Ale from Sixpoint Brewery
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