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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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What do you get when you take our top-selling Firemans #4 and transform it into 4-squared? Blonde ale to the power of awesome! You might ask how we’ve accomplished this, and you probably should. We start with the basic Firemans recipe, add more of our premium 2-row malted barley to bring this blonde ale up to 16°P, then add massive charges of hops to give some bulk to this burly blonde. The clean, dry finish and the signature Crystal and Glacier hops are still there -- we’ve simply multiplied it like crazy. Add to that Herkules, Amarillo and a round of dry-hopping, and you’re left with notes of citrus and a substantial hop flavor and aroma. A truly special beer for our 16th year. Casks of 4-squared have been additionally dry-hopped with Zythos hops, a blend of Northwest "IPA style" hops. Piney, resinous, and a boost of citrus.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2013
On tap at the Draughthouse, Austin. Golden with thin white head that fades quickly. Light hops aroma following through to flavor. Medium-light body with a natural medium carbonation appropriate to style and consistent with the beer’s other characteristics. This is a lighter beer that does not lack is subtle complexities. Session it. Love it..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3646) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
12 oz can. Light amber in color with an average white head. Aroma is of grass, resin, and citrus. Taste is of floral hops, citrus, grass, and pine.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (3966) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Hazy golden with a ton of yeast floaties, with a medium rocky white head. Nose is incredible with loads of grassy and piney resins and citrus rind hops, meld with an earthy golden grain sweetness and a bit of biscuit. Smalls very fresh and bold and crisp and leafy. The flavor leaves a little something to be desired. Starts bitter and leafy and lemon-rind-y, with a bit of earthy blonde cereal tones, and a little boozy ester. A bit of toast on the finish. Grassiness throughout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (1997) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, Thick White Head, Sticky Lacing S: Crackers, Veggie, Mild Earthy T: Crackers, Mild Bittering Hops, Mildly Veggie M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying Overall, a decent dry hopped beer with a nice grainy, mild bittering hop profile that doesnt flatten your palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13214) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2013
Can. A lightly hazy, golden beer with a small, dense off-white head. Fruity, piney aroma with little to none malt aroma. Hay and tropical fruits. Medium body, dry, pleasant carbonation. Mostly fruity, piney, or maybe spruce like flavor with a fine bitterness. Lasting bitter finish. Dangerously easy drinkable and quite tasteful. 131101

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a clear gold with some white head. Musty nose, dusty, dried malt, dried citrus. Flavor has malt, candy, orange, lemon. Bitter finish. Again, a little off.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gringo332 (531) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Pours a clear golden color with a moderate white head. Aroma is hoppy with hints of pine and pineapple. Taste is moderately hoppy and piney upfront with hints of pineapple on the end. Average carbonation with a clean finis

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Can shared by Bobby. Golden pour with a white head. Floral hops up front, some orange peel, melon, bread, and honey. Maybe a touch of sugar/candy. Flavor is pretty sweet. Sugar, honey, and bread. Floral hops, orange peel, and some melon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8284) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
355mL thanks to t0rin0. Pours clear golden. Medium white foam. Nose is squash, melon, sugar cube. Taste is melon, sugar, soap, spice. Juicy, quenching. Pretty nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pershing (475) - Garland, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Clear gold with a frothy white head that slowly diminishes but remains to the end. Hopped aroma of grapefruit and maybe some pine. Slightly sweet with a decent amount of hop bitterness. Medium body that is balanced really well. Slightly bitter lingering finish.


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