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RATINGS: 80   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4817) - 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 (538) - 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 (10804) - 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 (8380) - 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 (476) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paz (71) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Can from a homie Errl- pour is golden with a white head. Nose is hops, citrus,pine-cone, sweet. Taste is hops,citrus,light tropical fruits, sweetness,honey. Taste like a very fresh pale ale/ IPA. Palate is very light bitterness with sweet hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rocketman2013 (108) - Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Aroma: Light hoppy aroma of grapefruit. Appearance: White head with fair lacing, cloudy, yellow color. Taste: initial and finish taste is lightly bitter, finish is average duration. Palate: light body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2137) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Slightly hazed golden color with a well formed sudsy white head. Quite dry overall. Lemon, pine dry hop edge.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1238) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Light golden color, minimal head, mediocre lace. Powerful hoppy aroma sports a bouquet of floral and juicy hops. Fresh citrus, grapefruit, melons, and tangerines be all up in mah grill.

Taste of piney hops, lemon rind, a bit of malt, more juicy hops. Finishes dry and only mildly bitter. Pretty nice, actually; I could see myself sessioning this on a hot day.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1105) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Can. Pours a hazy gold with a high, white, fine-grained, lacy head. Nose is very potent -- citrus, lavender, and rosemary. Hops on the front, hops on the back, and citrus all around, surrounding a middle-palate core of caramel malt. Well-balanced and clean, with a long, mandarin orange finish. Nice riff on a good beer.


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