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Righteous Ale - Sixpoint Brewery

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Righteous AleRighteous Ale

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very good

996 Ratings
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Ratings: 996
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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New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-12-2011 23:48:50 | More by chorkpop
Photo of Chugs13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

12-10-2011 22:23:54 | More by Chugs13
Photo of Kegatron


3.58/5  rDev -9.8%

16 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a deep clear copper, with several fingers of thick off-white head. This maintains a frothy ½ finger, which just drenches the sides of the glass with heavy stick lace. The aroma smells grassy and spicy, with the rye giving this some sharpness and a tart doughy feel to the nose. Some sweeter caramel lies along the back, as does a green leafiness as you go deeper into this. Just a touch of stiff warmth comes out here once in a while and pops that spice a bit.

The taste is green citrus melding with dry feeling light toasted grains, while the rye really comes out strong across the back with some strength and gives this a deeply spicy finish. A lot of sticky caramel tanginess emerges as this warms but it is pretty much off-set by the dry bitterness and spice of the hops and rye. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with crispness to the edges of the carbonation that then pulls together into a smooth creaminess across the tongue. That 6%+ is nicely hid here.

This was my first time with this beer and it’s probably my favorite of these Sixpoint cans. It’s pretty aggressive overall with the hops and rye but it never seemed to get out of hand at all and keep things fairly drinkable. I would probably have this again.

12-08-2011 15:16:43 | More by Kegatron
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

12-08-2011 02:27:16 | More by mattgreger
Photo of Duff27


3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

A- Pours a near inch tall light tan head. Murky amber colored. Well above average head retention and lacing.

S- Wooo hops! I feel like these are of the Noble variety. Hints of rye.

T- Rye bomb! Have never jotted that down hah. Even saying that its pretty damn balanced.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Medium to medium-low carbonation.

D/O- Liked this one. This puts rye in the forefront, perhaps more than I've ever tasted. Would want to have again. Thanks mcb4538!

12-07-2011 03:50:17 | More by Duff27
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-07-2011 02:36:27 | More by rab53
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-06-2011 04:09:51 | More by Rhode17
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-05-2011 18:50:49 | More by djrn2
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

12-05-2011 02:45:16 | More by jilly425
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

12-04-2011 19:30:09 | More by ZacharyJ
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-03-2011 23:58:28 | More by SalukiAlum
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-03-2011 17:22:37 | More by deapokid
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-01-2011 01:33:00 | More by THECPJ
Photo of Urbancaver


4.13/5  rDev +4%

Pours a clear reddish orange. Pretty colour. Nice white head. Smells a bit muddled. Some malty sweetness. A touch of spiciness. Tastes rich and spicy. Well carbonated. Sweet. Overall very nice flavour profile. I would Definitely drink this all the time if i could get it easily

11-30-2011 23:26:51 | More by Urbancaver
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-30-2011 23:20:37 | More by celticfutblclub
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3.78/5  rDev -4.8%

Small gathering at Cam's for goodies

A-orange body with white lacing

S-rye smelling with a very nice hop presence

T-definetly rye, but has a funky aftertaste that I cannot quite put my finger on. Maybe its just the rye

M-medium body and smooth

O-very nice beer but not really for me

11-30-2011 23:20:22 | More by brew3crew
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New York

5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-30-2011 21:23:10 | More by bluntedboywonder
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3.65/5  rDev -8.1%

Appearance - dark murky orange brown color with 2 finger head with large carbo bubbles. Good lacing but little head retention.

Smell - Very hoppy and fresh scent. Some slight citrus notes.

Taste - Both hoppy and spicy. Decent beer.

Mouthfeel - full bodied.

Overall - Tsates more like an APA or American IPA, but it a decent beer. Hard to drink more than 1 in a sitting though with the hop bitterness.

11-29-2011 00:37:59 | More by bubseymour
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New York

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

Served from a 16 oz. can into a British Pint glass.

Appears an orange brown, more orangey than brown, with a small bubbly creamy looking head maintaining its presence.

Smells fragrant of hops with some citrus notes and a fresh graininess coming through.

Tastes bitter from the hops with some carroway rye making its way right after the initial hop blast.

Mouthfeel is decently effervescent with a long slow finish that leaves the mouth feeling swollen from the grain.

Overall a good beer. Not up there with Hot Rod Rye but still a nice usage of an under featured element. This would have probably been even better had it been opened sooner after its purchase.

11-27-2011 22:44:34 | More by Yagman3000
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3.58/5  rDev -9.8%

16oz can into a Weyerbacher tulip. Thanks to smutty33 for sharing.

A: Hazy but luminous chestnut bod with an inch of frothy tan foam on top. Ok retention, sticky lace. Attractive.

S: Interesting. Tropical fruit hops jump out at first, followed by supremely earthy, lightly spicy rye. Balanced and complex, but not quite coherent to me.

T: Rye, vanilla, and more rye, with a long, bittersweet finish. A bit unbalanced on the sweet side here, unfortunately, as the aromatic hops just don't manage to make their presence felt in the face of the powerful rye. Still, pretty enjoyable.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: This one reminded me a lot of Autumnation in its attempt to superimpose heady hops on top of a more traditional base; while I thought the dankness of the wet hops in that beer went great with the spiciness of the pumpkin ale, in the case of Righteous the combination didn't work well for me. I'd gladly drink this beer again (and I always love craft in cans), but I won't be seeking it out.


11-26-2011 19:47:34 | More by woosterbill
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-25-2011 15:35:47 | More by thedoer
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New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-25-2011 13:26:48 | More by nh2032
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-25-2011 01:40:59 | More by mdillon86
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-24-2011 19:14:44 | More by nmann08
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New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-24-2011 15:11:34 | More by Rochefort10nh
Righteous Ale from Sixpoint Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 996 ratings.