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Righteous Ale - Sixpoint Brewery

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Righteous AleRighteous Ale

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Ratings: 1,029
Reviews: 388
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 80
Gots: 67 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2005

Made with rye malt to provide a signature and distinct earthy character. Seasoned and dry- hopped with herbal and citrus hops. Truly righteous.
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Photo of bubseymour
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
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 +3.5%
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.

Photo of woosterbill
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
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.


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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of thecheapies
3.8/5  rDev -4%
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.

Photo of RoryOMoore
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Amalak
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Photo of RuckusDu
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Photo of akorsak
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of goldbot
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours opaque, dark amber and brown in color, with thin, off-white head leaving a touch of lacing. The aroma has a definite, sharp grain kick to it right up front, along with assertive spicy, herbal hops notes, with some grapefruit or tropical fruitiness as well. Slightly sweet, with a grainy malt base. Intensely bitter with sharp, spicy notes, with just a hint of citrus fruit. The mouthfeel is exceptionally rich and chewy.

Photo of touchmeimsac
4/5  rDev +1%

Righteous Ale from Sixpoint Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,029 ratings.