RATINGS: 116   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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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.

DenverLogan (1302) - 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.

Terminus (3740) - 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 don’t 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!

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

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

drinkdallas (23) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2013
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

moonbug (68) - Bryan, - JUN 23, 2013
Pours a vibrant yellow with a 2 finger head. Remains pretty bubbly. Aroma of pure hops. The original beer, firemans four is a fav of mine. But this beer extinguished that fireman's fire with a truck full of cat piss. I can appreciate the style of the dry hops, but it is too much for my personal taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2013
On tap at The Common Table. Pours a piss yellow with a thin white head. The aromas are citrus, bread, malt. The mouthfeel is dry, slightly bitter and has a light body and godd carbonation. Nit bad at all! Cheers!

superspak (6222) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Got in a trade with Cyde. 12 ounce can into pint glass, best before 8/20/2013. Pours moderately cloudy pale golden amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, light honey, and dank floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dank hop notes with a light malt balance; and good strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, tangerine, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, bread, light honey, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of dank floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, floral, grass, pine, bread, light honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice complexity and balance of dank hop flavors; with a light-moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent hoppy blonde ale. All around nice balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this one.

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