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RATINGS: 112   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2952) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16518) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (7560) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gringo332 (611) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pershing (525) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2707) - 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.

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