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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5087) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2014
12oz can via trade with HeffIAm, thanks Jeff. Poured a nice looking medium density bronze body under a smaller to average dense foamy white head. Aroma is juicy citrus, honey sweetness, caramel malts, dough, orange and tangerine, lime, hop resin. Average body, dry finish, average carbonation. Flavor is the same as the aroma with a touch more grain and toast. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (1154) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Citrus hop aroma. Straw and grainy flavors followed by sweet flavors. Interesting but enjoyable. OVer 7% for a blonde ale is unique.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PigMine (42) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Date on the 12 oz. can. It pours a golden-tangerine, and has extra fine particulates suspended in it. It makes a very dense, rocky, creamy top on it, probably 2 fingers deep of mousse. For all the different hops used, its aroma is a bit subdued. Its not as aromatic as some IPAs, but would pass for one easily with other brewers, it sure is luscious smelling. Fruity, piney, and very tempting. It is a nicely balanced tasting ale. The hops are noticeable, but don’t bite your tongue. The brew has a bitter finish, but it goes down clean and not sticky. The hops do come through overall, and are such an unexpected surprise. When I saw this at the store I did a double take, then my eyes opened and my curiosity fired up. I am so pleased I grabbed a 6 pack of these cans! It is by far and away a top-level ale, and I hope more people discover this example of what a great ale can be!. Real Ale has really been coming out with some top quality brews lately, keep it up!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (2220) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Pours a nice clear golden color with white head. Hops on the nose, floral, pine, and some citrus; follows onto the palate. It is really hoppy for a golden ale, but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2014
5/27/2014. 12 oz can. Golden color with a white head. Fantastic beer with a fine balance between hops, fruit and malt. Hints of citrus with a dry, hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkeh (356) - Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
I’m getting lots of sweet citrus notes on the nose, along with some pine. Believe it or not, it reminds me a lot of Stone’s Enjoy By 2.14.14. Hazy gold pour with a thin white head. Taste is phenomenal hops with a strong bready malt backbone. It coats your tongue with that signature hoppy bitter goodness. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (10409) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2014
Sample at Meddlesome Moth. Clear golden color with a medium white head that burns away steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, pine and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of piney hops, citrus and toasted malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a hops and citrus aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (13587) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
Can. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, yeast, fruit, pine. Flavour is alcohol, malt, yeast, citrus, fruit, pine. Medium body. OK beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHillAustin49 (69) - round rock, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
12 oz can poured golden haze with thick white head. Mild sticky lacing. Nose of citrus, hay/straw and floral... taste is floral, citrus, hops. Fizzy mouthfeel. Bittersweet finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2573) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Can. Pours a deep straw color with a medium sized bubbly white head. Notes of grass, resin, honey, flowers, and orange citrus. Really well balanced.

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