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Righteous Ale - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

987 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 987
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 77
Gots: 53 | 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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ZacharyJ

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +25.9%

12-04-2011 19:30:09 | More by ZacharyJ
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SalukiAlum

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-03-2011 23:58:28 | More by SalukiAlum
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-03-2011 17:22:37 | More by deapokid
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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

Serving type: can

11-30-2011 23:26:51 | More by Urbancaver
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celticfutblclub

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-30-2011 23:20:37 | More by celticfutblclub
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brew3crew

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: can

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

New York

5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-30-2011 21:23:10 | More by bluntedboywonder
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

11-29-2011 00:37:59 | More by bubseymour
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Yagman3000

New York

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

11-27-2011 22:44:34 | More by Yagman3000
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Cheers!

Serving type: can

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

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-25-2011 15:35:47 | More by thedoer
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-25-2011 13:26:48 | More by nh2032
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-25-2011 01:40:59 | More by mdillon86
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-24-2011 19:14:44 | More by nmann08
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-24-2011 15:11:34 | More by Rochefort10nh
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beerman999999

New York

5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-23-2011 02:37:35 | More by beerman999999
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LucienDeRubempre

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-22-2011 05:45:46 | More by LucienDeRubempre
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jrutigs

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.4%

11-22-2011 04:05:42 | More by jrutigs
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pgofman

New York

5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-22-2011 03:13:45 | More by pgofman
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazed and murky reddish sienna color; I still got a nice volcanic topper on my rather gentle pour into a pint glass. The head crown laced down an inch below the rim as I imbibed. The nose has that familiar Sixpoint hop character side-by-side with a spicy rye malt. Hints of steakhouse brown bread and ginger can be detected. The taste is more of the same bready malt and coppery spiciness. Those hops reminiscent of Bengali Tiger are there offering bitter orange notes. Mouthfeel is creamy and comfy; nice and round with a soft medium carbonation. A just short of remarkable rye beer. Well done.

Serving type: can

11-22-2011 02:27:42 | More by thecheapies
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-22-2011 01:11:52 | More by RoryOMoore
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Amalak

New York

4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice dirt, clay color that is completely cloudy. Huge bubbly off-white head that leaves a class ensconced in lace. Very strong weed-like scent to it.

This has a very tame hoppy taste. Because of the robust scent the mix with mild bite of hops and smooth balance of malt makes this an extremely pleasant beer. Nothing is obnoxious and it's just a nice, chilled out brew.

Serving type: can

11-21-2011 01:50:02 | More by Amalak
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark burnt brown body. Looks like a quad. Off white 2 finger head. Good lacing.

S - Definite rye. Some hops way in the background.

T - Burnt malt and rye. Tastes like a piece of bread. Slight bitterness on the finish.

M - Solid. A little dry on the finish, light to medium body and plus carbonation.

O - A pretty good beer if you are looking for rye (which you probably are if you're drinking a "Rye Beer") but not much other than that.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 00:40:24 | More by RuckusDu
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pounder can from Finger Lakes. In a tumbler.

A: The rye beer is amber, orange and brown hues swirling together. The base of my glass accentuates the orange tones. Plenty of white head, nearly overflowing my glass. The upside is plenty of web-like lace left behind.

S: Aniseed and rye are strong, a thick sweetness. Pepper and caramel follow up, but damn that rye is sweet. Not the bready spiciness that I'm used to either.

T: Caramel and rye, paired with citrus hops, register in the first sip. The rye is, like the nose, very anisey and spicy. The dark flavors sit nicely with the caramel grains. Citrus hops, even a little pine, add a bitter contrast to the sweet spicy rye. Hops emerge over time, a sweeter bitterness still fights with the rye, but in the fraternal throw-down kind of way. Aniseed is the finish.

M: Sickly sweet with anise, a very liquified, syrupy version.

Serving type: can

11-20-2011 20:43:46 | More by akorsak
Righteous Ale from Sixpoint Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 987 ratings.