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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2013
On tap at the Draughthouse, Austin. Golden with thin white head that fades quickly. Light hops aroma following through to flavor. Medium-light body with a natural medium carbonation appropriate to style and consistent with the beer’s other characteristics. This is a lighter beer that does not lack is subtle complexities. Session it. Love it..


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
legion242 (2200) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Poured medium urine colour with a slightly lacy head. Faint nose. Thin in the mouth. Disappointing.

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastmaster (270) - Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Stole from roomate. Can. Pours hazy ipa orange with little head to speak of. Aroma is peachy, fruity, piney, light citrus. Great nose. Tastes like it might be old. Says best by 11/ 14 its only 9/14 and tastes like it might have lost flavor. Well carbonated medium bodied beer. Grass and pine notes and a bitter end. I want to try a fresh one next time. Still a good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
12 oz. can from Errl. Didn’t see it in the box initially. Thanks, Chris! Unfortunately, we used this one as a sacrificial lamb - a palate cleanser after Stone Crime and Punishment, among other big, crazy beers. Pours a pale bright gold with a white head. Light-bodied with medium carbonation and a mouthfeel that is both dank from fresh hops and dry from the base. Notes of herbs, grass, straw, pale malts, citrus and spice. But if I were to describe this in one line, it would be: like a typical golden/blond ale with hop pellets chucked in. That’s what separates my opinion from DrSilverworm’s on this - I wouldn’t call it an IPA because the base and late hop addition are so clearly separate. Interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2014
12oz can, thanks to phaleslu for sharing. Best by December 10, 2014. Clear golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Dots and bits of lace. Good grassy zesty hoppy aroma. Some grapefruit, pine. Bigger bitter taste. Light sweet. Pretty nice golden IPA. Golden ale? This is an IPA..

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (397) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Pours a clear golden color with small head and moderate lacing. Toasted malt and resinous, piney hops. Moderate bitterness with a hint of sweet. Medium bodied with mild to moderate carbonation. Medium finish mostly bitter. Pretty tasty

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (1743) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Refrigerated 12 oz. aluminum can drink before september 5, 2014 date, from blutt59, poured into a snifter. Aroma is big citrus, medium body, medium carbonation, and little big bubble lacing. Taste is tropical fruit, grapefruit, some herbal hop backing. Back to back with sculpin, not necessarily worse than sculpin, just different. Not sure if its a golden ale, but it is an awesome IPA. Nice surprise blutt59!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3389) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2014
12 oz. can from my Secret Santa. Thanks man! Pours a golden color with a medium white head. Decent retention, moderate lacing. Aroma of citrus peel, lemon. Some grass and hop candy notes. Flavor is clean and dry, medium bitterness and mild sweetness. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Medium length fruity hop finish Refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1899) - USA - AUG 15, 2014
Surprisingly big citrus, piney hop aroma... Light golden color... Light and crisp mouthfeel... Light bready malts with nice floral and piney hop balance... Solid golden ale, nice take on it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1083) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Can pour medium gold. Nose some fruit hop, sweet, and crystal malt. Taste light crisp up front, Mild bitter, more sweet Mid palate. Minial finish. Lighter all around. Don’t get much from the dynamic hop, except a little on the nose.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4045) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2014
12oz can via trade with HeffIAm, thanks Jeff. Poured a nice looking medium density bronze body under a smaller to average dense foamy white head. Aroma is juicy citrus, honey sweetness, caramel malts, dough, orange and tangerine, lime, hop resin. Average body, dry finish, average carbonation. Flavor is the same as the aroma with a touch more grain and toast. Great beer.


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