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Barking Squirrel Lager - Hop City Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 434
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.74%
Wants: 6
Gots: 51 | 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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Photo of Samp01
3.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a dark burnt orange amber with a medium lasting beige head. Aroma and Taste of toasted malt and grains, grass, yeast and fruity notes mild hops bitterness. A medium body with moderate carbonation on the palate. Finishes with a nice toasted malt grains flavor, fruity with mild bitterness, some nutty lingering flavors on the end. A fairly good tasting and refreshing brew.

Samp01, Yesterday at 04:11 PM
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

cd34, Sep 23, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +31.8%

crazyozzie, Sep 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

AirZombie, Sep 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Ericbeech_87, Sep 14, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +22.4%

FHG1644, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

headstash, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Pmicdee, Sep 10, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev +3.8%

slackt, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

jzlyo, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

NJBeer265, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

JoePlail, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

gunnerlincoln, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

WeizenMike, Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

MGodduclan5, Sep 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

BodyPolitic, Aug 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

misternebbie, Aug 29, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +5%

Jramage1, Aug 27, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +22.4%

douge2fresh, Aug 26, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

pharmerdoc, Aug 24, 2014
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3.34/5  rDev -2.6%

Pours a clear dark orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, toast, and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, toast, and metallic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but nothing too memorable in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear amber/copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, brown bread, light nuttiness, plum, apple, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with well balanced dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown bread, light nuttiness, plum, apple, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light amount of earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown bread, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a nice crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a nice Vienna lager. All around good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Aug 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Howietheanimal, Aug 21, 2014
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Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.