Barking Squirrel Lager - Hop City Brewing Co.
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Reviews by undeadozzy:
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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2.74/5 rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Notes from phone, May 18, 2014.
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.
Slick, oily, and thin mouthfeel, with fairly high carbonation.
Overall, this is a malt bomb with a slight hint of diacetyl. Bland. Sub-par mouthfeel. Very unimpressed.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2014 16:46:32 | More by Phocion
3.25/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Bright, medium amber, offwhite head w/decent retention, lots of carbonation visible
Leafy noble hop aroma (Saaz?) with noticeable caramel / toffee sweetness
Surprisingly dry, hop-forward with the caramel malt coming through more as a very subtle bitter, blackstrap molasses taste rather than the sweetness expected from the aroma. Not a lot of complexity. Halfway into the can a very slight sweetness is in there if you look for it.
Very prickly mouthfeel owing to high carbonation, though slightly thicker and more dextrinous than a typical lager.
Not bad, but a little disappointing. The can promises "subtle hop aroma and flavour ... perfectly balanced by roasty toasty caramel malts" but the impression is more of a dry, pilsner-like lager with very subtle nutty/roasted notes. Comparable in style and overall balance to Creemore lager but not as good to my tastes. Worth trying if you're fan of noble-hoppy lagers, but nothing special.
Serving type: can
05-26-2014 20:30:05 | More by EvanHarper
Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.