4² (Four Squared) - Real Ale Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +25.6%
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.
04-28-2013 03:55:28 | More by jjturcheck
4.5/5 rDev +13.1%
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.
09-01-2014 06:03:41 | More by elNopalero
4.5/5 rDev +13.1%
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.
05-07-2013 17:24:41 | More by lancecenter
4.44/5 rDev +11.6%
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.
07-09-2014 01:48:58 | More by samlucy
4.43/5 rDev +11.3%
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.
05-06-2013 18:29:58 | More by AlCaponeJunior
4² (Four Squared) from Real Ale Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.