alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jthg (84) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazing. Nothing like the fireman’s four. Thank God. Super hoppy. Not bitter. Keep it up real ale!
kevinator (1432) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
ttoadee (1008) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jkwood04 (4811) - Connecticut, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a can into a pint glass. 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 finish.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
hazy gold, white head. pine, herbs, peppers, bread, citrus. really peculiar. light sweetness, lightly bitter, umami. medium body, slick feel
travita (4432) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. The look is orange in color, lacing white head, and clear. The smell is dry hopped, grassy, hops, resin, and fruit. The taste is hops, fruit, bitter, grass, and peaches.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright golden orange in color with a white head and slow but populous carbonation, this is how Firemans #4 should be. A light. Caramel and fresh, spicy pine hop aroma is just what Firemans #4 was missing and makes for a freaking awesome nose. In the mouth, hops dominate from intake to finish with a delicious bouquet of varieties, even ending with some heavy bitter flavors that linger for quite a while. The hop flavor is accompanied subtly by notes of light caramel that barely keeps the hop intensity in check. I really like this beer!