RATINGS: 113   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 weve 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 16P, 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 -- weve simply multiplied it like crazy. Add to that Herkules, Amarillo and a round of dry-hopping, and youre 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (3052) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Slightly hazed golden color with a well formed sudsy white head. Quite dry overall. Lemon, pine dry hop edge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Light golden color, minimal head, mediocre lace. Powerful hoppy aroma sports a bouquet of floral and juicy hops. Fresh citrus, grapefruit, melons, and tangerines be all up in mah grill.

Taste of piney hops, lemon rind, a bit of malt, more juicy hops. Finishes dry and only mildly bitter. Pretty nice, actually; I could see myself sessioning this on a hot day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1771) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Can. Pours a hazy gold with a high, white, fine-grained, lacy head. Nose is very potent -- citrus, lavender, and rosemary. Hops on the front, hops on the back, and citrus all around, surrounding a middle-palate core of caramel malt. Well-balanced and clean, with a long, mandarin orange finish. Nice riff on a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Aroma of grapefruit, pine, with caramel notes. Pours a golden amber with a mostly diminishing white head and no lacing. The taste is replicates the nose. Grapefruit at first with a nice biscuit middle and pine/resin bitter finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel. Overall, a nicely balanced beer (malts to hops) which is a pleaser on a hot Texas afternoon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TexHill (10) - Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Pour is an attractive hazy amber with a thick creamy white head. The nose is not overpowering with hints of resin and citrus hops. This tastes closer to an IPA than a typical blonde ale. It has a medium mouth feel an nice clean hop finish. It is probably my favorite beer from Real Ale. Highly recommended, especially to IPA drinkers looking for something a little bit different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
6-pack all plagued by clumpy yeast particles which detracted from appearance. However, this was a sturdy beer with nice citrus-pine-floral aroma and well-balanced IPA on the hoppy side of the ratio.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (1197) - LA, California, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3663) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2013 Can at hoppy monk el paso tx Pours hazy lite orange with a one inch fuzzy soapy white head and sparse lacing. Nose is big resinous c hops here grapefruit pinneaple with a touch of floral notes as well. Flavors are bigtime grapefruit lite pine some rindy bitterness (orange and lemons). The beer has a very medicu Inal asprin like hop profile its really all hops and no malt at all minus the crystal sweetness to balance the bitterness. I like the hop profile a lot in tbis beer. Bitterness in tbe finish is mild and somewhat subdued to what I was expecting. Its not an ipa its not an apa I dont know how to classify it really. Maybe an ipa but it would not do well in that category. Very soft pillowy palate tbat I really like. Very nice brew here!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Good gateway craft beer. Tastes like Amarillo hops for sure and citrus zest, but not much else. Merica

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Pours a hazy gold with a foamy white head and lacing. It has a great aroma of grapefruit and citrus. The flavor is bitter citrus hops up front followed by a more mellow hoppy middle and semi bitter finish over a medium, slightly fizzy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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