6th Generation Stock Ale | Susquehanna Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Susquehanna Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
sbcbeer.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by undeadozzy on 06-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
15.16%
 
 
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of ryser2k
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of clark25
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of MDDMD
3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
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

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Photo of Jason1337
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of Phillyz
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Slatetank
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Photo of JohnK17
3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of wac9
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
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

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Photo of WesWes
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -49%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of OneDropSoup
2.88/5  rDev -16%
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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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of RuinationPress
4/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

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2/5  rDev -41.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of cyguyjg
4.53/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of chucksim
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

6th Generation Stock Ale from Susquehanna Brewing Company
3.43 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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