PigMine (42) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Date on the 12 oz. can. It pours a golden-tangerine, and has extra fine particulates suspended in it. It makes a very dense, rocky, creamy top on it, probably 2 fingers deep of mousse. For all the different hops used, its aroma is a bit subdued. Its not as aromatic as some IPAs, but would pass for one easily with other brewers, it sure is luscious smelling. Fruity, piney, and very tempting. It is a nicely balanced tasting ale. The hops are noticeable, but don’t bite your tongue. The brew has a bitter finish, but it goes down clean and not sticky. The hops do come through overall, and are such an unexpected surprise. When I saw this at the store I did a double take, then my eyes opened and my curiosity fired up. I am so pleased I grabbed a 6 pack of these cans! It is by far and away a top-level ale, and I hope more people discover this example of what a great ale can be!. Real Ale has really been coming out with some top quality brews lately, keep it up! BobFrapples (50) - Bryan, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2013
As a IPA lover, this over hopped blonde ale is perfect. Strong hop aroma, nice fluffy head on a deep cloudy gold glass of heaven. Nice and light with a hoppy bite.
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Can from grocer, pours a cloudy orange, tastes much closer to an ipa than a blond; I am not a fan of fireman's four at all but this is outstanding
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jthg (86) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Amazing. Nothing like the fireman’s four. Thank God. Super hoppy. Not bitter. Keep it up real ale! alcaponejunior (445) - 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.
dlihcsnatas (819) - Temple, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Poured up gold with a really nice head that held on the whole way. Smells of hops and tastes of hops. This is like an IPA but for some reason is not labled as such. Citrus, little pine, small hint at that aluminum from the can. Just wish I could find this in bottle. Beginning to think it is not in bottles. DenverLogan (1301) - North Bend, Washington, 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.
SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
deep gold from the tapline .. woo! really tasty .. . crisp and lightly hopped .. slight wet dog and green hops .. great brew .. . . And it was fine for the 1930s; the country was doing great back then. Everyone was into talking. But now, in whatever year this is, the audience wants action. And seats with beverage holders. But mainly action.