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RATINGS: 74   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (588) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Pours a hazy gold with a foamy white head and lacing. It has a great aroma of grapefruit and citrus. The flavor is bitter citrus hops up front followed by a more mellow hoppy middle and semi bitter finish over a medium, slightly fizzy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drinkdallas (21) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Can from grocer, pours a cloudy orange, tastes much closer to an ipa than a blond; I am not a fan of fireman's four at all but this is outstanding ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
moonbug (66) - Bryan, - JUN 23, 2013
Pours a vibrant yellow with a 2 finger head. Remains pretty bubbly. Aroma of pure hops. The original beer, firemans four is a fav of mine. But this beer extinguished that fireman's fire with a truck full of cat piss. I can appreciate the style of the dry hops, but it is too much for my personal taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BobFrapples (48) - Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2013
As a IPA lover, this over hopped blonde ale is perfect. Strong hop aroma, nice fluffy head on a deep cloudy gold glass of heaven. Nice and light with a hoppy bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2013
On tap at The Common Table. Pours a piss yellow with a thin white head. The aromas are citrus, bread, malt. The mouthfeel is dry, slightly bitter and has a light body and godd carbonation. Nit bad at all! Cheers!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2455) - Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Got in a trade with Cyde. 12 ounce can into pint glass, best before 8/20/2013. Pours moderately cloudy pale golden amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, light honey, and dank floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dank hop notes with a light malt balance; and good strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, tangerine, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, bread, light honey, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of dank floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, floral, grass, pine, bread, light honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice complexity and balance of dank hop flavors; with a light-moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent hoppy blonde ale. All around nice balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2487) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
pours a nice golden color and has an aromatic hop presence. comes off like a pale ale or IPA and is nicely hoppy but not overly. Pretty easy drinking and a very nice refreshing clean beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1586) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Hoppier than many supposed IPAs. Floral, resinous and citrusy with a malt and grain backbone.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlihcsnatas (274) - Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Poured up gold with a really nice head that held on the whole way. Smells of hops and tastes of hops. This is like an IPA but for some reason is not labled as such. Citrus, little pine, small hint at that aluminum from the can. Just wish I could find this in bottle. Beginning to think it is not in bottles.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2854) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2013
12 ounce can thanks to errl. Thanks! Pours a clean copper color with a big, fluffy white head of foam. Good retention. Aroma is earthy and herbal. Tastes very clean. The dry hopping really worked wonders here.


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