Righteous Ale - Sixpoint Brewery

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89
very good

1,027 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,027
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 80
Gots: 67 | FT: 0
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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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of maximum12
4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to AndrewNations for this lovely 16 oz. can of beer that came with many, many, many friends in two boxes to my doorstep today. With this aluminum I salute you. On the bottom is a "Best Before 10NOV2011" stamp. Hey! You trying to poison me?

Poured into the brand-new Terrapin pint glass that was also in the box, this is a vision in burnt sienna. Fairly quiet, especially considering the shaking it probably endured earlier today. Smell is ham-thick rye with a huge notch of a spice seed: caraway? Herbal tea, too. Zadooks.

Righteous Ale is like a rye Heidi Klum - not subtle, but damn, who cares? Entire villages in third-world nations could have been fed with the rye slopped into this single can: the rye is running wild. Overwrought rye spicing. Thick artisan breadiness. Borderline imaginary pine hoppiness comes & goes like a Higgs boson. Touch of smoky caramel malt under the rye. So easy to drink. Gulp. Sorry.

This is one damn fine rye ale. There isn't much room for anything else but hey, when it's done this well, who cares about complexity? Rye rye rye. Glad to have three more cans cooling in the basement. I don't think they'll last.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Chico1985
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pint can poured into pint glass, color is a hazy burnt orange, beige-ish head starts big and retains very nicely at a half-finger, good lacing as well.

Slight tropical/citrus hop noticeable at first, but I found it more present in the can than in the glass. But mostly just spicy rye, bready malts, some earthy hops.

Certainly big rye present in the taste, it's on the sweeter side with toffee malts and almost a candi sugar feel. Bready malts give this a liquid rye bread feel. Hops are spicy, earthy, slightly vegetal, some lemon and resin.

Smooth mouthfeel, well-carbonated, well-hopped but kind of a big malty feel. Maybe a hint of booze.

Interesting beer but a little scattershot, hop flavor is a bit odd and doesn't really mesh with the rest of the beer. Not bad though, enjoyed it for the most part.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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

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.

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of Duff27
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Urbancaver
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

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of brew3crew
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

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of bubseymour
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.

Photo of Yagman3000
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.

Righteous Ale from Sixpoint Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,027 ratings.