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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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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.96%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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 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
Photo of deapokid
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
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.25/5  rDev -30.3%

TheBigBoy, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of Giantspace
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Giantspace, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of nh2032
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

nh2032, Oct 21, 2012
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
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2/5  rDev -38.1%

muletrane, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of ripocceschi
1/5  rDev -69%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I'm not going to rate this beer on the norms of rating beer but I will say this that the other people that gave a review on this either work or have some sort of affiliation with this brewery to rate this so high I personally think that this beer is a total drain pour it tastes like miller light with more of a "beer" taste to it

ripocceschi, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

bacher468, Aug 01, 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 chucksim
4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

chucksim, Jul 28, 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
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

TimoP, Jul 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

JohneHoodlum, Jul 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

mdillon86, Jul 05, 2012
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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 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 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
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6th Generation Stock Ale from Susquehanna Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.