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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
This is a good one they should try again. So much better than the #4 and so refreshing. I had two since I knew Id probably never seen it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkSanta410 (909) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Tap at brewery. Golden pour, frothy white head. Aroma is light grass, grain, faint pine. Taste is light, grassy with faint piney hops. Light body and bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (11474) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2016
12 oz bottle as Four Squared. BB Nov/16. (H-E-B) San Antonio, TX.
Clear golden color with a small white head. Dry fruity aroma with a mild sour touch. The flavor is dry fruity and stone fruity hops, mild bitterness, hop juice and a twist of sourness. Quite nice and flavorsome. Intense even.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (768) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Pours a very slightly hazy gold with a very lightly yellow head about 2 fingers. Aroma is full of citrus and some cracker. Taste has a bit more resin, but mostly citrus hop notes; moderately mild malt notes. Long hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (8562) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2016
Backlog 2015. Golden coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Hoppy aroma and lightly toasted. Flavor starts sweet, ,light bread.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shanebrews (293) - Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2016
This is a beautiful beer: honey colored, a little cloudy, and mildly carbonated - yet with a lasting head. The aroma is rich and full of American hops: both citrusy and a bit evergreen. The taste is hop forward, but with an ample malt base - not like a Stone or Southern Tier hop-monster. Its slightly astringent without being cloying and the finish doesnt linger too long. A very good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wombat23 (1287) - 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 (860) - 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 (1809) - 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. Id 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 (1211) - 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 (3415) - 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.

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