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6th Generation Stock Ale - Susquehanna Brewing Company

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6th Generation Stock Ale6th Generation Stock Ale

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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 18.58%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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Photo of RyanGoodman
4.48/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had in taster cup at the brewery before it was released to the public.

Quite average appearance, light golden, clear, and bubbles rising gently. Smell delivered hops immediately, almost suggesting an IPA, so I expected a hop forward pale ale when I tasted it. In tasting I received a well balanced ale, slightly heavy handed on the hops, which is definitely okay with me. 35 IBU's? Wow, I would have guessed more. I love this beer. Looking forward to being able to buy in bottle for home consumption!

Great job Jamie and SBC staff!!

RyanGoodman, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of cyguyjg
4.4/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Have had this "new" beer from the new Susquehanna Brewing several times at local taverns -- always on tap in a pint glass.

Pours to a a head slightly less than an inch. Medium lacing that lasts long enough to indicate desired freshness.

Although this is classified as an APA, the color is not pale -- it is more that of an amber lager.

The hops are not upfront in the foretaste so your first impression is of a rich ale commensurate with the fine blend of malts (see their web site). But the hops quickly assert their presence while not overshadowing the malts and not imparting excessive bitterness and not lingering too long in the aftertaste.

This beer is a pleasure for good times.

cyguyjg, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of Britton
4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

Britton, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of chucksim
4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

chucksim, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of Minus_Mike
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Minus_Mike, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of 52P48
4/5  rDev +23.8%

52P48, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of RuinationPress
4/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: medium, golden yellow, medium carbonation that holds throughout.

Smell: light and fruity

Taste: hops really come out, supporting a nice malt backbone.

Mouthfeel: dry and sweet, crisp.

Overall: very nice, refreshing. ABV is readable and the ability to have more than one is here. Well done.

RuinationPress, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of undeadozzy
3.83/5  rDev +18.6%
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!

undeadozzy, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of Frostyglass
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the first time having any beer from Susquehanna Brewing Company. This brewery is new but the family has been in the business for a long time.

The nose was strong for an ale. Had almost IPA qualities to it which I happen like a lot. Quite hoppy notes in the nose.

It pours nice leaving a light white head that quickly fades away. The lacing was also light as well.

The taste was more complex than I expected for an ale. First I got the bitterness of grapefruit, which settled into a nice malty flavor with almost a Munich style malt profile.

Has a solid mouth feel that ends in a bitterness that makes you want another drink. Very nice on a summer night.

Overall I am pleased with the beer quality. It is a beer that pairs good in any situation.This might be my new go to beer.

Frostyglass, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of mdillon86
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

mdillon86, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of George2744
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

George2744, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
3.69/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up as a mix-a-six from Shady McGrady's, enjoyed from the bottle chilled in tulip pint.

The color is deep golden with excellent clarity and visible carbonation with thick head that has lasting retention and fine bead with waving lace that clings. The smell is good with mostly herbal hop aroma yet a mild malt sweetness is apparent with slight yeast ester. The feel is good with balanced yeast and hops with malt adding sufficient support and mild bitterness overall with moderately high carbonation and semi-dry finish.

The flavor is very crisp up front with sligth spice and herbal flavors from the hops which seem to have a fruity influence alongside the yeast with slight toasted and caramel flavor from the malt base with some mild sweetness in the finish. Overall this is not a bad beer to me, it does have more of an English yeast and hop flavor than American Pale ale qualities, but I found it pretty drinkable for the style.

Slatetank, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Suds
3.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I love a drinkable, flavorful, solid ale. This one fits the bill. It is an amber-copper color with a frothy white head. The aroma is malt forward, with a little fruit. Slight background of herbal hops. The flavor is balanced...nice malt backbone with firm bitterness that lingers. Full in body. This is a well made, drinkable ale.

Suds, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of WesWes
3.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a deep golden/amber color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma decent. It has a bone dry pale malt scent along with a light touch of caramel malt for color and body. The hop aroma is adequate, but nothing to write home about. The taste is decent as well. It has a crisp, clean flavor with a solid malt character and a mild hop bitterness. It goes down easy with a very dry finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a pretty solid brew, but nothing I'd go out of my way to find.

WesWes, Mar 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

TimoP, Jul 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Genx, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of JohnK17
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

JohnK17, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of nh2032
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

nh2032, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

bacher468, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of Zetcha7x
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Zetcha7x, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

rolltide8425, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

deapokid, Jan 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

ridgeline23, Jun 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

chasmandocharles, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of RichardMNixon
3.46/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer is labeled an "old ale" here and the name evokes that style as well, but as an old ale it completely fails to deliver anything of what I'd expect from the style.

However, the lengthier description also makes it sound like an older, endemic style of American beer. The above scores are what I'd give it as a California Common. It was a crisp and refreshing beer. If you're expecting the fruity malts of an old ale, then skip this. If you want an easy drinking summer beer, this will suit you fine.

RichardMNixon, Apr 21, 2014
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6th Generation Stock Ale from Susquehanna Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.