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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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3.93/5
Very Good
345 Ratings
4² (Four Squared)4² (Four Squared)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
realalebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally brewed to celebrate the brewery’s 16th anniversary, and wildly popular as a seasonal release, Four Squared lives on in our year round lineup to quench the thirst of both the hop beginners and the most ardent hop heads. Lighter bodied and not too bitter, the balance of Four Squared leans heavily towards its dry hop component, a combination of Crystal, Amarillo and Mosaic hops that brings a brightness to the hop flavor and won't weigh you down. Save the resin and dank for your IPA, this beer is all about the tropical, juicy citrus that grabs you from the first sip. Dry and refreshing, bright and fruity, Four Squared keeps you coming back for more.

42 IBU

Added by Lawl3ss on 07-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,534
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
345
pDev:
10.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
80
Trade:
1
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1.5/5  rDev -61.8%

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2/5  rDev -49.1%

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2.71/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Let me first start by saying I'm a big fan of both Real Ale and Fireman's 4 but this rendition of the beer is not to my liking. The beer is a bright golden color with a soap bubble head. Nose is extremely floral and citrusy. Beer is a sharp one hit of bitterness and overpowering yeasty flavors that left an unpleasant after taste. The body is light and crisp, almost no malt flavoring to balance. Not something I'd recommend or return to, Fireman's 4 just isn't a big enough beer to balance the dry hoppying.

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2.82/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(from notes)

Had this on tap at the Real Ale 16th Anniversary party alongside Fireman's 4 and dry hopped cask conditioned versions of both 4 and 4^2.

I'm fairly sure this is one of Real Ales' two 16th anniversary releases. Unfortunately, the place was packed and the sheets describing the beers were tiny and inaccessible in the crowd, so I'm not too clear on the details.

Look- Clear medium amber tinged with orange, vigorous carb visible. Served without head, not much lace.

Smell- Biscuit, bready, floury, nondescript bitterness, herbal.

Taste- Just about what you would expect from a doubled-up version of F4, clean bready malt with a hint of caramel, clean herbal bittering. Light mineral finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, crisp carb. Not as clean or light as I'd like with the flavor profile.

Overall- Just about what you'd expect, it's a beefed-up Fireman's 4, but unfortunately the things F4 has going for it (clean, light, crisp, good drinkability- all great in a blonde ale) don't really come through. Still quite balanced and on the refreshing side, but a heftier beer needs bolder flavors to entice me.

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.1/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.15/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Rating from notes taken in 2014:

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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3.17/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4² (Four Squared) from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 345 ratings
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