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SB 604 - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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SB 604
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BA SCORE
82
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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
In the case of the beers released with this name, the "SB" stands for "session beer" referring to ales or lagers of a milder alcohol content (typically lower than 4.0% ABV). The brewers who spent weeks lobbying on behalf of SB 604 with senators and delegates at Virginia's General Assembly plan to release different variations of SB 604 beers that will be session beers only available for consumption on site at their respective breweries.

The "Special Bitter" version of this beer offered by Hardywood is very sessionable, at 3.8% ABV. A moderate caramel malt character and some fruity notes provide plenty of complexity and flavor to this beer, which beautifully complements citrusy, high alpha American aroma hops. Dry-hopped with slightly peppery horizon hops, this beer displays the high degree of balance that has become a signature of Hardywood's beers. A relatively dry finish keeps this beer both refreshing and enticing.

32 IBU

(Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 07-20-2012)
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is actually an American style bitter so I just labeled it a bitter at least. They may use this same name for different styles however so listing the beer style may be a moot point.

A: thin head with nice lacing on a clear crimson body.

S: lots of toasted malts and burnt toast aroma. Decent amount of floral and earthy hops.

T: definitely bitter. I assume by American style this is your typical bitter with a more robust hop presence. Hops are earthy and grassy but a bit watered down overall. Bitterness lingers a long time.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: interesting style. This is a session brew. Bitterness hurts drinkability and it's a little watered down but you can drink a lot before it catches up.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 22:00:37 | More by kylehay2004
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-21-2012 16:36:20 | More by Rhettroactive
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear yellow/gold body with decent head and a bitter aroma, although the hops are a little earthy, and not much malt. Beer is light bodied, easy to drink, good hop base, nice finish, good carbonation. Overall, an easy to drink beer that has a touch of sweetness to it. Just not rated higher because there isn't too much going on with this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2013 22:14:10 | More by clayrock81
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-29-2012 19:15:41 | More by Hanzo
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10%

03-06-2013 22:35:10 | More by Jspriest
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-10-2012 15:16:06 | More by ncaudle
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-20-2013 23:33:17 | More by stereosforgeeks
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-01-2014 18:44:18 | More by VeganUndead
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LambicKing

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.8%

07-21-2013 18:24:02 | More by LambicKing
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

10-04-2013 21:08:51 | More by stephenjmoore
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Beejay

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pale straw color, in the glass it is somewhere between Chardonnay, and golden amber. The body is clear and the head is full, but quickly crumbles into a rocky foam of fish eyes.

S: Some floral notes, Very resinous, slightly earthy, slightly piney, possibly even some cannabis aromas. Pungent to say the least. The aroma is definitely American hops, and they aren’t shying away from it.

T: The first thing that hits is hops. Piney, resinous, and definitely some cannabis flavors in there. Pungent hops break through to a light biscuity bread flavor, but you better enjoy it quick because the earthy bitter finish is coming for you.

M: Mouthfeel is light, with playful carbonation. The finish is slightly oily, but pleasant.

O: Overall a really nice beer. Easy drinking, good hop flavor, and good mouthfeel. My only major criticism would be that the bitterness is a little more assertive than I would like to see in this style. Although that’s just me.

Serving type: growler

02-23-2013 03:43:05 | More by Beejay
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10%

01-25-2014 11:56:09 | More by Mattyb79
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fishguyac

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

08-10-2013 23:28:37 | More by fishguyac
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JCam9981

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-19-2014 00:38:51 | More by JCam9981
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BeastLU

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-20-2013 15:34:26 | More by BeastLU
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Shilt

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-04-2013 23:42:54 | More by Shilt
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ali1987

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.8%

07-11-2013 20:17:02 | More by ali1987
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Zraly

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-17-2013 19:17:42 | More by Zraly
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Hopbully

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-07-2013 09:29:49 | More by Hopbully
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10%

09-02-2012 01:17:37 | More by Beerontwowheels
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joegard

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

07-04-2014 01:02:59 | More by joegard
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circus_cat

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

07-07-2013 20:17:22 | More by circus_cat
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RyanBeer13

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-25-2013 10:18:01 | More by RyanBeer13
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JWing

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10%

03-07-2013 23:02:35 | More by JWing
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mojiboo02

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-17-2013 18:53:26 | More by mojiboo02
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SB 604 from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.