6th Generation Stock Ale | Susquehanna Brewing Company

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6th Generation Stock Ale6th Generation Stock Ale

Brewed by:
Susquehanna Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: English Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by undeadozzy on 06-12-2012

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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 23
Reviews by undeadozzy:
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3.8/5  rDev +15.5%
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!

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Photo of Britton
4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of RichardMNixon
3.48/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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Photo of Bdel34
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of KTCamm
3.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

5/3....copper color, very light foam. Buttery nose, honey very light. Malty taste, sweet, and sharp. Thick mouthfeel, heavier consistency. Some cloying at the end. Slight hop bite at the close. Good.

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Frostyglass
3.77/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

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Photo of mdillon86
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Dodo2step
3.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

P- Giant beer Garden in Enola,pa

A- dark gold in color that is quite clear. minimal head and average lacing.

S- strong on the malts and nothing else really.

F- fruity esters with caramel malts with earthy hops to round it out.

M- light bodied and malty with the fruity esters hanging there.

O- not a bad beer but I would slightly above average.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Stofko1992
2.88/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.38/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Minus_Mike
4/5  rDev +21.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.35/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rdub
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JohnK17
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -46.8%

Photo of OneDropSoup
2.88/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

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Photo of BeerCon5
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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