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Righteous Ale - Sixpoint Brewery

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Righteous AleRighteous Ale

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very good

1,032 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,032
Reviews: 388
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 82
Gots: 69 | 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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3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
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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3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
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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3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
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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Righteous Ale from Sixpoint Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,032 ratings.