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4² (Four Squared) - Real Ale Brewing Company

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very good

227 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 5
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Lawl3ss on 07-01-2012)
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Photo of jjturcheck
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

APPEARANCE: Mildly hazy golden yellow. Poured from can into a Jester King goblet creating a thick, chunky, soapy looking eggshell hued head. Already it is clinging everywhere to the glass. Final lacing is awesome covering the entire glass.

SMELL: Very very citrusy. Dank hops and subtle lemon notes. Bit of grass and hay with the malt stepping into the background this time around.

TASTE: Superiorly delicious. Massive amounts of hops without it being overly hoppy. I mean it is hoppy and all, its just more dank flavors from the hops than it is bitter. Grass and citrus. Very earthy as well. Straight up awesome.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body. Crisp smooth carbonation, slightly oily and very dry about mid-mouth but finishing wet and clean.

DRINKABILITY: This is the first beer I've given a perfect rating on I think. This is exceptionally refreshing for a hop head as well as a regular beer drinker while being sessionable as well.

jjturcheck, Apr 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

IvanJ126, Aug 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

jkn09, Jun 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

steve8robin, Sep 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Hdredfern, Oct 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

phishbone23, Jan 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

I first had this on tap at Real Ale during an anniversary party, long before I started reviewing beers apparently. I was glad to see it is now in cans. Thanks to @Xicanobeerrun for the trade!
This pours from the can a solid yellow tan color, like a dark lemon jello color. There’s a underprounced straw-grass hop aroma on it which lends itself to a crisp, straw/grassy characteristic as it’s sipped. The seasons haven’t changed to fall where I live yet but this beer is making me think it would be the perfect autumn IPA sipper.

elNopalero, Sep 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

kbenson, Nov 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

duff247, Jul 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

emergency_beef, May 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Mortarforker, Sep 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Evanscj1, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of lancecenter
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The first time I visited the Real Ale brewery, they had the dry-hopped Fireman's #4 in a cask. It was absofuckinglutely amazing. I've been waiting for they to bottle/can this stuff...well it's here!

A - Pale golden color with thick billowy head. Unlike the regular Fireman's this fluffy goodness is not going away.

S - The smell blows other blonde ales away. Lots of grapefruit and lemonade.

T/M - Taste somewhat follows the nose, but the key characteristic is the hops. It's not overwhelming though. Very salty/mineral finish.

O - Unbelievably good. Without a doubt, this is by far the best offering from Real Ale.

lancecenter, May 07, 2013
Photo of samlucy
4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice summer night and my neighbor brings over a couple of Texan beers. This one in a can surprised me because it started as a blonde ale and I'm a very hoppy beer lover. It was very clean and dry and although not really hopped up it was very pleasant to drink. Balances and tasty.

samlucy, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had first on tap at the brewery, then in cans from the local supermarket.

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.

Tannish yellow with some sediment and a fair head and lace. Looks something like their fireman's four (which is to be expected, since it's a spin-off of that beer).

Monstrously hoppy and pungent in both aroma and taste, with a medium body and ample carbonation. I need to look up what hops they use and try something like this in my homebrewing.

A very tasty beer. Highly recommended.

AlCaponeJunior, May 06, 2013
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4² (Four Squared) from Real Ale Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.