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6th Generation Stock Ale - Susquehanna Brewing Company

6th Generation Stock Ale6th Generation Stock Ale

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 19.08%


Brewed by:
Susquehanna Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: undeadozzy on 06-12-2012)
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Reviews by undeadozzy:
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undeadozzy

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Nice golden yellow color with a foamy head that left lots of lacing on the glass.

S - Picking up on lots of hops and some bright malt scents too. Can't quite place any particular scent among the hops and malts, but it smells fairly good.

T - Wonderful sweet taste, very delicious pale ale. Smooth and creamy, and very tasty. Picking up some hot buttered toast and a little some potato chip on the tongue, and something akin to a fried dough on the rest of my mouth, very good. Has a great salty aftertaste too, almost like french fries.

M - Not too thick or thin, a good place for a beer to be.

O - Another good beer by the SBC, so far they haven't let me down! Haven't been able to get a hold of their third beer, but I'll see where the beer gods take me next. A must try for any fan of pale ales!

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2012 16:30:52 | More by undeadozzy
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Zetcha7x

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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vette2006c5r

Minnesota

3.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

6th generation stock ale pours a darker golden color with no head. There is a sweet light and crisp aroma. The taste is the same, light and crisp, with a sweeter flavor; some apple notes. The body is rather light and the beer is overall watery. Overall its by no means bad, but nothing too special.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 23:27:48 | More by vette2006c5r
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev 0%

12-31-2013 20:35:01 | More by BeerCon5
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aqualung23

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.7%

12-27-2013 21:13:40 | More by aqualung23
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This bottle has been in my cellar since spring. It was a birthday gift from my brothers. Thanks guys!
Bottle poured into a pint glass at cellar temp. The beer pours a bright clear amber hue with extremely minimal head foaming up and fading to nothing immediately not even a trace of bubbles remain. Lack of any foam hurts the appearance a bit for me.
Aroma is grainy malt and a bit of caramel and earthy hop note. Overall the nose is kind of mild but is not flawed or problematic.
First sip reveals an average body with very fine tingly carbonation. Nice easy drinker which works for the style.
Flavor is grainy malt with some caramel and toffee mixing and a crisp dry finish of earthy hops.
Not an overly complicated beer, certainly not flawed, and a solid easy drinker to boot. Could be sessioned and stay interesting I think.
Pick up a six pack for a football game etc and be satisfied with your purchase.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 03:33:39 | More by sulldaddy
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JLapadura

New York

2/5  rDev -38.5%

12-03-2013 04:04:50 | More by JLapadura
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I recently wrote about Susquehanna BC for my column in Ale Street News, so I consider what I am currently doing to be "research". I found out that Jaime Jurado is no longer with them, leaving my old friend, Guy Hagner, solidly in charge of the brewing operation. Cool!

From the bottle: "People Beer by Beer People"; "You could say beer is in our blood. For six generations now - before it was hip to brew beer - we were setting the standard for perfect, drinkable beers right here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. This Stock Ale you're holding stays true to all six of those generations. We start with our unique blend of malt from the venerable Muntons malt house in Britain, and the finest hops from Oregon. Then, we finish in the hopjack for the signature hop flavor. Curious what beer tasted like way back then? The answer's right here."

My initial pour produced two fingers of fizzy, rocky french-vanilla colored head with decent retention. Color was a deep coppery-amber (SRM = 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose gave off a metallic twang along with a piney hop character. Mouthfeel was medium, approaching fullness, and the taste was odd for the style, more caramel malt-forward than I expected or would have liked with the hops almost a passenger along for the ride. I got a quick wash of grassy mintiness on the finish, but this was not my bag, especially in light of the style. That said, I have gathered that they like to play around with styles and such at SBC, but they need to play just a bit more with this one, IMHO. YMMV.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 12:33:10 | More by woodychandler
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-02-2013 22:54:35 | More by rolltide8425
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Bouder32

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.7%

10-23-2013 19:17:41 | More by Bouder32
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George2744

Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev 0%

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pajeff

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.7%

07-29-2013 13:28:28 | More by pajeff
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The_Chewlord

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev 0%

07-10-2013 02:28:07 | More by The_Chewlord
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WissBrauSean

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a beautiful rich and clear amber colour with a faint head and very little lacing until agitated and then it fades again.

The aroma is definitely English ale style. Caramel malts, bready yeast, and light fruit aromas and very mild floral hops. Very nice indeed!

The taste is equally as nice! Caramel malty sweet light but sweet enough, some grainy yeast, a tiny bit of dark fruit and apple with a mild hoppy finish. Bitterness is very light and barely noticeable between sips.

The mouthfeel is smooth and quite light in body but well balanced and highly sessionable! The carbonation is moderate. This is a nice beer!

Overall my only complaint is the body being a bit on the thin side and it's a bit off the mark as an APA but I love English ales! Otherwise this would be an excellent beer getting a solid 4 out of 5!

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 02:16:35 | More by WissBrauSean
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.36/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Served in a pint glass at Lucky's Sporthouse in Wilkes Barre, PA.

Appearance: This beer poured a minimal head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Bready, light caramel, and fruity. Very similar to an English pale ale.

Taste: Same as above. Mild hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, a little chewy, and easy to drink.

Overall: Pretty average APA, but it reminds me of English versions.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2013 00:51:47 | More by Flounder57
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

3.2/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a bright shiny amber, excellent clarity, topped by four fingers of level just-off-white foam.

Fresh hay aroma. Clean. Touch of earthiness.

Very sweet malt foundation. Hops balance, and offer a bit of bite at the swallow.

Solid smooth medium mouthfeel.

A solid well constructed old school malt forward ale.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 01:33:48 | More by RonfromJersey
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6th Generation Stock Ale from Susquehanna Brewing Company
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