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Righteous Ale - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,009 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,009
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 81
Gots: 59 | 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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Ratings: 1,009 | Reviews: 387 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

hilgart1, Jan 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

ceraphin, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

mbs11, Jan 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

daysinthewake, Jan 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

mattyrubes, Jan 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

timbre, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of astrobomb
4/5  rDev +0.8%

astrobomb, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of JSBock
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

JSBock, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of sulldaddy
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split a pounder can with my brother.
Poured at room temp into a snifter. The beer pours a clear chestnut hue with sparse beige head forming a fizzy surface wisping with very clingy edge layer that forms tight lattice on each sip.
Aroma is grainy malt with some caramel and a little dark fruit like plums. I also get a bit of grassy hop hits but in the background.
First sip reveals average body and very fine gentle carbonation. Flavor is caramel and grainy malt with a bit of herbal and grassy hops mixing. The hops reappear on each burp but are primarily in the background during the drinking.
Very easy to drink brew with no hint of the ABV. Well crafted and balanced, I would drink these regularly if I had em in the fridge.

sulldaddy, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of SteelCityHops89
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

SteelCityHops89, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of Mosstrooper
4.65/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Mosstrooper, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of AWS2111
3/5  rDev -24.4%

AWS2111, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of bum732
3.2/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

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.

bum732, Jan 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

MaineMike, Jan 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

noyellowfizzbeer, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Gtreid, Dec 31, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

smithmd4, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

DaftCaskBC, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of alee42
3.3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

alee42, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of argock
2.93/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

argock, Dec 25, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

hoppy4me, Dec 24, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

jtw21, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

DaBubs, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of CharlieMurphy
2.95/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

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.

CharlieMurphy, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of jtierney89
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

jtierney89, Dec 22, 2011
Righteous Ale from Sixpoint Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,009 ratings.