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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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Photo of jsanford
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tallboy can poured into a Pint Glass.

A - Pours a dark copper with a foamy 2-finger off-white head that settles to a craggy haze, leaving spotty lacing clinging to the glass. S - Strong aromas of spicy rye, dark caramel malt, and pungent hop aromas of candied orange peel and pine resin.
T - A well-balanced blend of spicy rye, white peppercorns, caramel malt, and citrus and pine resin hops.
M - Smooth and a touch sticky, with a bit-over-medium body and good carbonation.
O - A wonderfully drinkable Rye beer that stack up with some of the best!

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.52/5  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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Photo of Chico1985
3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
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 +1%

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3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
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 +26.3%

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3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
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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4.08/5  rDev +3%
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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Righteous Ale from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 1,057 ratings
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