Righteous Ale | Sixpoint Brewery

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Righteous AleRighteous Ale

Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2005

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2/5  rDev -49.9%

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4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a pint glass.

A massive chunky head sits atop a deep brown colored brew.

Smells of rye grain and earthy hops.

Can taste the rye up front with a nice healthy dose of earthy hop bitters. A faint burnt caramel malt ties everything together. Can also pick up on a faint nuttiness. A very satisfying brew.

Chewy, thick and sticks around for a while - coating the tongue.

One of the best - if not the best rye beers I've had.

I've had a couple of brews from Sixpoint and I can say the folks over at Sixpoint know what they're doing. If you like a rye beer, then do yourself a favor and look for this. You absolutely will not be disappointed. Great session brew.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass. Bottom of can says best before 27APR2013.

A- Pours a reddish light brown color with a full three fingers worth of tan head due to a heavy pour. Retention is good and long displaying nice craggy bumps in the foam. Eventually it works its way down to an 1/8 inch bumpy head. Lacing is slippery and minimal.

S- Very sweet cereal grain sweetness from the malt meets spicy, pungent notes from the rye. Mild but fresh hop aroma.

T- More hoppy in the flavor and is somewhat metallic in its bitterness but works with the rye malt well. More of that cereal grain sweetness but it's a bit muted by the strength of the rye and hops. Smooth all the same with little alcohol taste detected.

M- Semi-watery with the malt body being the only thing giving it any viscosity. Medium carbonation.

O- Very drinkable and enjoyable. I gotta have my rye!

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2/5  rDev -49.9%

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3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. Tallboy. Freshness date on bottom.

A: Pours a medium to deep amber with a bubble filled off white head.
Turns thin but retains this for the long run. Watery lacing.

S: Creamy and sour, herbal hops, spicy with some bready notes. The rye
is noticeable.

T/M: Spicy and sour with a moderate amount of dry hops. Fruits, chewy
malts, spices, hops, and sour again. Smooth and a little tangy. The finish
is somewhat sour.

Overall: I am not that familiar with the Rye Ales. But from what I have read,
this Righteous Ale seems to taste like the descriptions of the style. So for
me the great drinkablilty and interesting taste (not too Sour) makes for a
good beer.


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4.41/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good beer. Nice aroma from the hops, and the hops predominate at first. As the beer warms, the sweetness of the rye develops. Clean and crisp throughout. A very drinkable beer for all seasons and most occasions.i have not had a beer from six point that I have not liked.

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Righteous Ale from Sixpoint Brewery
3.99 out of 5 based on 1,055 ratings.
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