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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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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 18.63%
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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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

GetTheYayo, Wednesday at 11:12 PM
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2.88/5  rDev -10.6%

Stofko1992, Oct 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

djrn2, Sep 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

hozersr, Jul 28, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.9%

bhudish, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Suds
3.68/5  rDev +14.3%
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
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

PTEdelman, Jul 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

Budinetz, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Omnium
3.34/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Clear orange amber with half a finger of fizzy off white that goes away nearly instantly. No lacing.
S - Sweet malt, light mineral traces. Bland
T - Sweet caramel malt, a little light herbal blend. Just ok
M - Medium feel, just decent.
O - It just tastes like a "beer". I dont know what else to really say.

Omnium, May 30, 2014
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3.46/5  rDev +7.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Zetcha7x, Mar 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +32%

Britton, Mar 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

IdrinkGas, Mar 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +24.2%

Minus_Mike, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +24.2%

52P48, Feb 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

904Will, Feb 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

InspectorBob, Feb 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Bdel34, Jan 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Genx, Jan 03, 2014
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3.21/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

vette2006c5r, Dec 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

BeerCon5, Dec 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

aqualung23, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of sulldaddy
3.34/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

sulldaddy, Dec 11, 2013
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2/5  rDev -37.9%

JLapadura, Dec 03, 2013
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3.15/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

woodychandler, Nov 09, 2013
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6th Generation Stock Ale from Susquehanna Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.