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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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BA SCORE
75
okay

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 George2744
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

George2744, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of KOP_Beer_OUtlet
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

KOP_Beer_OUtlet, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of pajeff
3/5  rDev -7.1%

pajeff, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of The_Chewlord
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

The_Chewlord, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of WissBrauSean
3.45/5  rDev +6.8%
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!

WissBrauSean, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of Flounder57
3.36/5  rDev +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.

Flounder57, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of RonfromJersey
3.2/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

RonfromJersey, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of ryser2k
3/5  rDev -7.1%

ryser2k, May 15, 2013
Photo of clark25
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

clark25, May 12, 2013
Photo of MDDMD
3.03/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-golden color with a smallish off-white head and a little lacing

S-bready malt, slight herbal, hint of sweetness

T-grainy malt, slight herbal/vegetal flavor, moderate bitter finish

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation

O-nothing special, not a whole lot of flavor

MDDMD, May 03, 2013
Photo of Jason1337
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Jason1337, Apr 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Phillyz, Apr 27, 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 JohnK17
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

JohnK17, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -7.1%

ejimhof, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of wac9
3.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

another wonderful beer made by this company a very golden beer beer a taste life a beer you want to keep on drinking sbc knows how to make beer so sit back and enjoy the beer they beer they dont make mistakes enjoy and drink a beer when you look at it in your it a strong dark yellow color not a water down beer but a beer that a worthly to drink and say it out loud i drink this beer and its worth evey sip

wac9, Mar 29, 2013
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
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is quite a mild apa, if it's even that. Lots of malts with a minimal hop presence. What's there barely nips, though at least there is something. Seems earthy and restricted. Biting carbonation. Easy to drink, sure, but not really that interesting. Of probably try this if it were on cask.

RblWthACoz, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of jameyp
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

jameyp, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of pavpav12
1.75/5  rDev -45.8%

pavpav12, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of mkh895
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

mkh895, Jan 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

deapokid, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of OneDropSoup
2.83/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a shaker pint: Honey-gold body, transparent, under a finger of soft beige head that falls to a thick coating.

Interesting smell of subdued, sweetly bread malts with a little bit of sulfuric or vegetal note. Earthy, slightly peppery hops. Puts me in a mind of a helles bock, with the sweetly biscuity, honey-ish character & smell I can only characterize as "light", though that's not a great descriptor. Maybe a little mineral. As a previous reviewer said, not that far from an American lager but with a little more grain & hop character.

Very light graininess off the bat that quickly gets overwhelmed by a moderate bitterness. That's right, a *moderate* bitterness, which just speaks to what a pushover the malt is. A little lemony, very leafy & even soapy bitterness, it really takes over & it's hard to get much else out of this. Warmly pithy, orange peel.

Medium-bodied, a moderate effervescence, & that unbalanced hop flavor kind of rakes the palate, deadening my tastebuds but leaving just a tinge of sugar in the finish.

I was really interested to see something by Susquehanna in my neck of the woods, but this seems to be really out of balance, even for its overall restrained character. And yeah, it's hard to shake that phantom macro-lager profile, though this definitely has more to offer. Let's talk about marketing & expectations here. They call this a "stock ale" on the label & website, which to me says "old ale", though it's 5.5% ABV & listed on BA here as an American pale. Maybe I'm a little shy on my history here, but I really didn't know where to calibrate my expectations of this beer. Hopefully my appraisal didn't suffer, but it was a bit confusing. Regardless of what it's "supposed" to be, the lack of balance really hurt it.

OneDropSoup, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of THEGENERALISMO
3/5  rDev -7.1%

THEGENERALISMO, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.25/5  rDev -30.3%

TheBigBoy, Nov 12, 2012
6th Generation Stock Ale from Susquehanna Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.