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RATINGS: 104   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7909) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Can at BTBF. Pours with a clear golden hued body with a white head. Aromas are of hops: grassy, tangerine, citrus and fruity. Very mild malt structure, light fermentation esters. Hops are show cased. Flavors are grassy, tons of dry hop resin character, citrus, herbaceous, tangerine. Grainy and dry. Lively carbonation, low body with a dry and crisp finish. I’d definitely pick up a few cans of this if it were locally available and fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11748) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Can poured a hazy gold with a lingering ring of off white foam. Aromas of straw, tea, grassiness and citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of straw, grassiness, grapefruit zest and tea with a crisp lightly bitter lingering citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1573) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Nice orange gold with a bit of lacing. Some citrus and floral hops on the nose...thinking simcoe dry hopping? Nice malt core and bitter finish. Solid canned IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Can poured into a footed pilsner/flute glass. Appearance is a hazy golden yellow color with a frothy white head. Aroma is very bready, evidence of dry-hopping, citrus and grapefruit. Flavor is hoppy, dry and grassy bready. Finishes not very dry on the finish though which gives it a good palate. Much better than the original. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2013
What a delicious brew this was. I was expecting something a little bigger than regular fireman’s 4, but this really matches the brewery’s commercial deScription, and then some. Monstrously hoppy and pungent in both aroma and taste, with a bold body and ample carbonation. Highly recommended. My only disappointment is that so far I’ve only found it at the brewery. I may have missed what supply of it came to my town until next year. Had I known of its existence I would have sought it out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jthg (84) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Amazing. Nothing like the fireman’s four. Thank God. Super hoppy. Not bitter. Keep it up real ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1541) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Now that’s more like it. This is a vast improvement on the original, which was very meh. Now this does not act like a blond in many respects. The boquet is one of many hop varieties: citrus, piney, floral. The color looks like a standard golden or blond with a white head. Heavier palate with good carbonation. Taste was more like a pale or IPA. The malt presence provided a nice backbone for the hops, which kept coming. Decent malt note that had some straw flavors, although faint. Great improvement, just not sure how true it is to style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (1063) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2013
Slightly cloudy yellow, thin white head. Ripe soft fruit & citrus in the nose. sweet. Middle is creamy lightly kilned malt, tangy hops, and a brush of alcohol. Finish is mildly bittersweet. Different

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - APR 27, 2013
Can. Golden pour with a white head. Nose is biscuit, light grain, tons of citrus and pine, grapefruit. Flavor is biscuity, orange peel, lemon, grapefruit, pine, delicious hop profile. Some residual sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4955) - Connecticut, USA - APR 24, 2013
12oz can. Looks golden with some white fizz. Aroma of citrusy and piney hops, some pale malts, and little bit of dough. Flavor about the same with a lot of hops for this style. Average texture. Not a bad beer for the style.

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