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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pershing (497) - 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 (2431) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1314) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1519) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1584) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Aroma of grapefruit, pine, with caramel notes. Pours a golden amber with a mostly diminishing white head and no lacing. The taste is replicates the nose. Grapefruit at first with a nice biscuit middle and pine/resin bitter finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel. Overall, a nicely balanced beer (malts to hops) which is a pleaser on a hot Texas afternoon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TexHill (8) - Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013 does not count
Pour is an attractive hazy amber with a thick creamy white head. The nose is not overpowering with hints of resin and citrus hops. This tastes closer to an IPA than a typical blonde ale. It has a medium mouth feel an nice clean hop finish. It is probably my favorite beer from Real Ale. Highly recommended, especially to IPA drinkers looking for something a little bit different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
6-pack all plagued by clumpy yeast particles which detracted from appearance. However, this was a sturdy beer with nice citrus-pine-floral aroma and well-balanced IPA on the hoppy side of the ratio.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (989) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Poured from a can into a Chimay chalice. Pours a clean gold with big head and lace. Aroma of bread, straw and floral hops, amber malt sweetness, light citrus spritzer. Medium carbonation and a modest mouthfeel. Flavors of floral hops, light melon rind, Cheerios, kava kava root. Overall significant body, hops, and a nice creaminess with slighty bitter and dry finish.

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