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Barking Squirrel Lager - Hop City Brewing Co.

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377 Ratings
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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.74%
Wants: 5
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hop City Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Barking Squirrel is a 5% ABV amber lager with a distinct rich burnt orange colour and subtle noble hop aroma. Its medium body, pleasant hop bitterness and caramel malt sweetness makes it smooth and drinkable with a slight hop aftertaste.

24 IBU

(Beer added by: Viggo on 11-16-2009)
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Reviews by undeadozzy:
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undeadozzy

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured vigorously from the can. Looks awesome! So much head and no bubbly soda look. Looks great so far! Deep amber color is making my mouth water already.

S - And here we go! Sniffing...smelling...not getting anything? Wow, I don't know if it was a bad can or something, but it doesn't really smell like anything...

T - Beautiful taste for a beer I thought was gonna be bad because it was only $6.99! Has a rich amber lager taste with a nice hoppy bite! The hops! Pretty intense for a beer that's relatively far away from IPAs on the beer scale.

M - Smooth and velvety. The head adds great texture to it, but other than that, just kinda average.

O - Not bad! Very good beer for the money! Can't wait to see what Hop City has up its sleeve next!

Serving type: can

12-25-2012 02:37:08 | More by undeadozzy
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12 ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint. Amber body with a finger of off-white head leaving moderate lacing.

Aroma is toffee and caramel malts. Buttered biscuit and slightly roasted. Subtle grassy/floral noble hoppiness.

Lightly roasted caramel and grassy flavor. A bit of sourdough bread with a very dry finish.

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Leafy noble hop aroma (Saaz?) with noticeable caramel / toffee sweetness

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Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.