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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

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 18.32%
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 woodychandler
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
Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

rolltide8425, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Bouder32
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Bouder32, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of George2744
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

George2744, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of KOP_Beer_OUtlet
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

KOP_Beer_OUtlet, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of pajeff
3/5  rDev -6.8%

pajeff, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of The_Chewlord
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

The_Chewlord, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of WissBrauSean
3.45/5  rDev +7.1%
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 +4.3%
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 -0.6%
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 -6.8%

ryser2k, May 15, 2013
Photo of clark25
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

clark25, May 12, 2013
Photo of MDDMD
3.03/5  rDev -5.9%
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 -22.4%

Jason1337, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Phillyz
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Phillyz, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
3.69/5  rDev +14.6%
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 +8.7%

JohnK17, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -6.8%

ejimhof, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of wac9
3.19/5  rDev -0.9%
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 +10.2%
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 +5.3%
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 -14.6%

jameyp, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of pavpav12
1.75/5  rDev -45.7%

pavpav12, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of mkh895
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

mkh895, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of deapokid
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

deapokid, Jan 04, 2013
6th Generation Stock Ale from Susquehanna Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.