#28 Sixpoint Series: Righteous Rye

**Third in a totally awesome trilogy of posts**

Hello again, nice of you to join me on this grey and miserable day. After playing COD: Black Ops II all day (Xbox 360, if you're interested), I thought perhaps it would be an appropriate day to hunker down and pound out the last installment of this awesome trilogy devoted to New York's very own, Sixpoint Brewery.

I saved Righteous Ale for last because its a relatively new style for me. I can probably count on one hand how many I've had. The only one that really comes to mind is Rich and Dan's Rye IPA from Harpoon. That was an excellent beer, but for different reasons than today's subject. I hit the interwebs for a little more information about Rye beers on Wikipedia, and learned some new nuggets of information. I am now fully capable to write this review!

Righteous pours a nice dark, wood with some amber highlights in the light. There was about a 1.5 finger head that was foamy and bubbly, definitely not fluffy. The last 1/8" of the head really sticks around, leaving a thick lacing on my glass. It has a very sharp nose, with some mingling scents of sweetness, some roasted, and a slight, slight hint of hops. The sharpness really comes through in the taste, also. It's an extremely crisp flavor, and dry finish. I'm not getting the the same burnt, roasted flavors that you would in a porter or stout, but the the caramelized flavor of the malt and the sweetness of the rye really shine here. There is definitely a bitter finish to it due to the hops. I'm glad the rye, and not the hops was the focus.

I would drink this again in a heartbeat. It's a simple, no bullshit, good beer. It's a nice medium body, goes down easy, and the whole time you get to enjoy the delightful taste of it all. I've certainly never had a beer quite like it, but would welcome one again, if the chance arises.

I need to learn me some photoshop or
photography to get my ugly mug out
of the reflection on the can!
"They should be good men; their affairs as righteous;
but all hoods make not monks.
Beneath a deep blanket of
snow there is a cereal grain that can survive the harsh
winters and acidic soils- RYE. Like a draped hood over a
monk, it is the righteousness inside that shines.

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Sixpoint Righteous Ale

Smell: 3.5/5
Appearance: 3.5/5
Taste: 4/5
Feel: 3.5/5

Overall: 3.625/5

This beer pairs well with: The Sword - The Hidden Masters