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4² (Four Squared) - Real Ale Brewing Company

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4² (Four Squared)4² (Four Squared)

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very good

226 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 226
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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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

jkn09, Jun 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

zonker17, Jun 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

SBoyar1, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of Hellmeh
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Hellmeh, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +0.8%

SmellsofMahagony, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of DIPAFAN
4/5  rDev +0.8%

DIPAFAN, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of protton
4/5  rDev +0.8%

protton, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Gatordaddy
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Gatordaddy, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of MrBeerExpert
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

MrBeerExpert, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of acbe
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

acbe, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

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.

superspak, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Lagerquestrian, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of sendsilk
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%

Received this as an extra in a recent, perfect trade. Thanks Bill!

Not sure why this is called an amber ale, it's pretty much a pale ale from the looks of it. Darker straw colored with some small bubbles and head poured into a snifter.
Smells like a pale ale too. Not as rich in male or smell as an amber or red ale IMO.

T- nice, nothing to knock your socks off, slight grapefruit and corn flavored. The can says it's dry hopped so I was expecting some more hop blast in the taste category but it isn't really there. Easy drinking though

O- a decent pale ale that is better than a lot of the, but nothing to blow me away. Love the fact that it comes in a can though, although I didn't see a "bottle on" date but I may have just missed it.

sendsilk, Jun 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

ExaltedNecrosis, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of browniewithnuts
4/5  rDev +0.8%

browniewithnuts, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of Ranz
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

A: Half a finger of head sits atop the caramel-golden brew, which I'm calling a DIPA; some carbonation lifts up the side of my pint glass, and the head dissipates quickly, leaving some uneven lacing.

S: Pungent lemongrass, pine, and citrus. I was homebrewing with a buddy last night, and this most certainly has some heavy cascade-like hops just like last night's concoction. A thick breadyness from the malt blasts through as well.

T: Acrid hop here, perhaps even a bit much; however, it leaves a fresh, lemon aftertaste. This would be perfect on a warm spring or summer day with a thick, meaty cheese.

M: Nicely carbonated, its medium-bodied feel has a crisp, dry finish.

O: While it has a bit too much acidity from the hops, this is still quite refreshing. Plus, it's cheap!

Ranz, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of guityler83
3.66/5  rDev -7.8%

A: It poured a pale straw color with a moderate amount of haze. The tiny bubbles in the head built to a finger and a half and was long lasting in the pilsner glass. I nice thick coating of lacing once it receded into the beer.

S: Fresh fruity hops that remind me of amarillo and cascade, A bit of a sour wheat vibe that almost reminds me of a berliner. No alcohol, and a hint of bread.

T: Malt forward with bready, toast and bread crust melding together to form a deeper complexity. The bitterness is moderate to balance out the hint of sweetness at the beginning. A subtle fresh piney hop profile comes through along with another flavor I can't identify.. toffee, carmel malts?

M: Very creamy and light texture. Finish is on the dry side and carbonation is on the high side.

O: Definatly not what I was expecting. This was recieved on a trade so I hadn't heard of it previously. I did enjoy the malt profile of this beer and the fresh hop aroma, but it lacked some of the bitterness I was expecting. But a solid beer overall

guityler83, Jun 04, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev +4.3%

Pale golden pour with a foamy white head sustained by pillars of carbonation. Grassy and floral hops dominate the smell. Cantaloupe and honeydew melon. The taste expounds on those light melon notes and flourishes. Excellent citrus forwardness. Nice light hop bite in the finish and a lingering freshness on the tongue. A bit of toast takes something away from this for me. This drinks dangerously well though. Excellent carbonation and light body. Deceptively refreshing.

jwff, Jun 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

ChrisKuhns, May 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

RandyPuckett, May 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

ilikebeer03, May 29, 2013
Photo of mactrail
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%

Fabulously fragrant. Pours quite a light golden amber color in the dwarf nonic. Long lasting head and plenty of fine carbonation. Big sudsy foam with every pour. Rich, fragrant, flavorful, and madly drinkable.

The zingy hops are just bitter enough, but mostly it's a festival of leafy, herbaceous, perfumey, and darkly fruity aromatics. I can't identify anything that reminds me of specific fruits, but it's quite a harmonious warm brew. I'm not a hop obsessive, but this is a really sensational hoppy beer. I think it should be categorized either as a Pale Ale or an American IPA. The focus is clearly on the hops, and the color is neither a red or amber. From the 12 oz can purchased at Texas Wine in Fredericksburg.

mactrail, May 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

pmarlowe, May 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

shawnohall, May 21, 2013
4² (Four Squared) from Real Ale Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.