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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
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Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2005)
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Photo of SteelCityHops89


4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-06-2012 00:27:35 | More by SteelCityHops89
Photo of Mosstrooper


4.65/5  rDev +17.1%

Poured from a 473ml can into a 330ml Corsendonk tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy mahogany color with a small off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves behind a thick ring of lace.

Smell: Rye and citrus are dominant, with a biscuity, slightly sweet malt backing.

Taste: Begins sort of woody, rounding out to sweet malt with a touch of citrus before finishing with a very strong rye flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with balanced carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is one of the better rye beers out there. Definitely worth a try.

01-04-2012 22:52:21 | More by Mosstrooper
Photo of AWS2111


3/5  rDev -24.4%

01-03-2012 02:35:02 | More by AWS2111
Photo of bum732


3.2/5  rDev -19.4%

S: Similar hop profile to their other beers. Slightly spicy, ripe melon, bright tangerine, slight lemongrass.

L: Fairly clear light brown, off-white head that dissipates slightly. Good lacing.

T: Spicy malt with a hoppy undercurrent. Medium low bitterness (spicy) leading to additional hop flavor and pronounced dryness. Quite spicy in the finish, white pepper mostly.

M: Medium full body, medium carbonation.

Again, same hop profile or yeast of all their other beers. Completely overpowers everything else. Very mediocre.

01-02-2012 04:22:09 | More by bum732
Photo of MaineMike


3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-01-2012 17:39:44 | More by MaineMike
Photo of noyellowfizzbeer


4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-31-2011 16:58:15 | More by noyellowfizzbeer
Photo of Gtreid


3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-31-2011 13:33:36 | More by Gtreid
Photo of smithmd4

New York

5/5  rDev +25.9%

12-31-2011 08:31:29 | More by smithmd4
Photo of DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +10.3%

Thanks to cosmicevan for this one.

A: 1/8" cream coloured head over thick muddy light brown liquid.

S: Honey, rich malt and some citrus.

T: Citrus, earthy and some pine hops up front which transitions to a rich malty middle and a crisp and refreshing finish with a pleasant aftertaste that is reminiscent of apricots.

M: Medium viscosity and a medium level of carbonation.

O: A very pleasant drinker, and my first rye beer. Only the second beer I have had from this brewery, I have yet to be disappointed.

12-30-2011 23:05:50 | More by DaftCaskBC
Photo of alee42


3.3/5  rDev -16.9%

Thanks to Ben for this beer.

Beer can claims "Beer is Culture".

Poured from a 16 oz can into a standard pint glass. The appearance is of brown and root-beer colors, a few hues of dark red and darker purple. Mild carbonation, forms a very weak head that settles into a thin white layer of foam. Almost no lacing.

There is a faint smell of hops and grain. Nothing too special or standout here.

Taste is similar to the smell - very grainy, lot of bread-y notes. No sweetness to this. Very bland with moderate bitterness. The carbonation adds to the crispness, and mellows out the blandness, but I still have a stiff bitterness on the tongue.

Not very impressed with this rye beer. Would not drink this again.

12-30-2011 00:38:44 | More by alee42
Photo of argock


2.93/5  rDev -26.2%

Poured from 16oz can into a Duvel tulip. Enjoy by 01Dec2011 on bottom of can. Single purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $2.60.

A: Dirty brown rye-ish hue with 1-2 fingers of off-white tightly bubble head with decent retention and sheets of lacing.

S: Similar biscuity, smoked meaty aroma of most of Sixpoint's beers with a spicy rye note and pretty heavy piney hops component.

T: This beer tastes just like all of Sixpoint's ales -- honey-glazed meaty flavor from too much biscuity malt. The rye component is nonexistent. The flavor is not terrible but doesn't taste any different than Sixpoint's ales (Crisp lager is a big difference).

M: Pretty creamy overall with even carbonation.

O: I am going to skip the Sixpoint line except for the exceptional Crisp lager. Their ales all have an over-biscuited, sweet meaty malt profile that drowns out all other flavors. It just doesn't agree with me, and I have tried their whole lineup now.

12-25-2011 04:59:18 | More by argock
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-24-2011 16:49:40 | More by hoppy4me
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-24-2011 06:24:54 | More by jtw21
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-23-2011 03:37:14 | More by DaBubs
Photo of CharlieMurphy

New York

2.95/5  rDev -25.7%

A: Dark Dark brown amber. Fat fluffy off white 1" head.

S: Not what I was expecting - pretty hoppy. There's an equally significant aroma of freshly rotting fruit, like old orange peels, which I guess is the rye.

T: Meh. Pretty bland overall, despite a few different flavors begging for approval. A little sweetness reminiscent of candied apricots lingers on the finish.

M: Fairly creamy, thick, and smooth. A little quench from the hops and rye.

O: Not my cup of beer.

12-23-2011 02:16:26 | More by CharlieMurphy
Photo of jtierney89

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.4%

Pours a deep orange color with a thin white head. Rye nose is massive. Really nice rye nose actually. Very spicy and actually tastes like youre drinking rye bread. Slight sweetness but for the most part all rye flavor. Finishes with piney hops. I really like that the rye is the show case of the beer but its not exactly a fantastic thing. One of the driest beers I've ever had.

Id drink it again though

12-22-2011 19:44:23 | More by jtierney89
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-20-2011 16:04:42 | More by goldie2828
Photo of SpdKilz


4/5  rDev +0.8%

Shout out to Cuzco for this great extra. Cheers!

Appearance – Pours into my trusty generic tulip with a ruddy mahogany/brown color. About a finger of off white, tan head is achieved with a lively pour that dissipates at a moderate pace but leaves some nice chunky lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – Heavy rye, slight hops, white pepper, caramel, and brown sugar.

Taste – Tastes just like the nose would lead one to believe. A blast of rye mixed with piney hops. Just a bit of grapefruit rind citrus comes through midway which is gone almost immediately due to the white pepper/spicy notes (coming back from the rye no doubt). Finishes with just a hint of caramel sweetness.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, decent carbonation.

Overall – A solid, quaffable rye beer. Glad I have another can to drink.

12-20-2011 02:26:32 | More by SpdKilz
Photo of CliffBrake

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-19-2011 21:45:58 | More by CliffBrake
Photo of Ralphs66

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-19-2011 18:58:43 | More by Ralphs66
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-19-2011 02:45:11 | More by GoGators
Photo of jsanford


4.13/5  rDev +4%

Tallboy can poured into a Pint Glass.

A - Pours a dark copper with a foamy 2-finger off-white head that settles to a craggy haze, leaving spotty lacing clinging to the glass. S - Strong aromas of spicy rye, dark caramel malt, and pungent hop aromas of candied orange peel and pine resin.
T - A well-balanced blend of spicy rye, white peppercorns, caramel malt, and citrus and pine resin hops.
M - Smooth and a touch sticky, with a bit-over-medium body and good carbonation.
O - A wonderfully drinkable Rye beer that stack up with some of the best!

12-18-2011 04:54:31 | More by jsanford
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-18-2011 00:57:56 | More by BubbaBeerMan
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-17-2011 17:35:47 | More by jkane101
Photo of tkelley


4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-17-2011 04:58:09 | More by tkelley
Righteous Ale from Sixpoint Brewery
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