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RATINGS: 108   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1789) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wombat23 (333) - Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Draft at the source. Light golden color with a creamy white head. Great lacing. Aroma is citrus, floral, and light pine. Taste is caramel malt, citrus, and pine. Highly carbonated. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
darbeer75 (262) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2016
On tap at Real Ale brewery; Aroma: hoppy and fruity -- yum; Appearance: pale straw, good carbonation, white head; Taste: smooth, slightly bitter, not much bite -- what a session APA might taste like; Palate: light bodied; Overall: pleasant, would probably buy again if looking for a lighter ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrew196 (1278) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2016
A beautiful pour, lots of suspended floaties in this hazy golden beer. Lovely, resilient bright white head...appropriate lacing. I’d give it a 6 if I could on appearance. Aroma is lots of sweet grapefruit, pinecone. Similar on the mouthfeel, sharp with a dry bite towards the finish. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
llcooldave (1187) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Pours a slight hazy yellow in the glass. Nice citrusy piney hops aroma. Slightly spicy bitter citrus flavor. Overall not too bad... good for a hot day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (2686) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 1, 2015
Can, big bubbly fluffy gushing head, quite clar deepish gold color, aroma of citrus andshrubs wiht some earthy notes, fruity flavor with guava coming to the fore, shruby not too strong but quite noticable bitterness. Good easy hoppy brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (7435) - ITALY - OCT 7, 2015
can oro quasi limpida buona schiuma persistente resinosa note agrumate lieve floreale secchezza media discreto amaro finale lieve scorza

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Sharp floral and salt biscuit aroma, a nostril toaster. Hazy yellow color, nice and lively. Very dry bitter, minor sweetness and not much else. Dry and resinous feel. Exactly what is expected from reading the brewer’s note, and this is a good thing. A one note beer, but hits it with panache.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fly (1452) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Have tried this a number of times and was generally disappointed. Was delighted to sample a current version that has been tweaked and is a bit drier and more hop forward, which is what I always hoped might happen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (5984) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015
hoppy grass aroma,yellow,clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light unharmonic finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (7142) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Can sampled at Clockworks. Pours a golden body with big white head. Nose is plastic, artificial character and malty. Mouthfeel is on the thin side with notes of weird plastic, grass, soap, spice and vague melon cleaner character.

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