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Barking Squirrel Lager - Hop City Brewing Co.

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392 Ratings
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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.74%
Wants: 6
Gots: 33 | 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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dertyd

California

1/5  rDev -70.8%

08-25-2013 02:53:47 | More by dertyd
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CadensDad

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -70.8%

11-24-2012 09:58:27 | More by CadensDad
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khargro2

Kentucky

1.25/5  rDev -63.6%

01-24-2013 01:34:56 | More by khargro2
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Analog_kid

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -49%

11-10-2012 05:20:00 | More by Analog_kid
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -41.7%

12-10-2012 13:00:02 | More by Travcofarms
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Joshuwutphilly

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -41.7%

08-28-2013 23:02:17 | More by Joshuwutphilly
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kerry4porters

Arizona

2/5  rDev -41.7%

04-14-2014 22:22:39 | More by kerry4porters
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surfrogue1

Maryland

2/5  rDev -41.7%

03-14-2013 02:25:41 | More by surfrogue1
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Belittle

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -41.7%

04-29-2014 16:26:56 | More by Belittle
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Beerlover

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -41.7%

04-23-2014 05:20:35 | More by Beerlover
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bshiban

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

03-10-2013 01:37:20 | More by bshiban
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Liondiscs

California

2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

07-15-2013 23:51:01 | More by Liondiscs
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

2.3/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

pint can into snifter. not exactly sure what the coding on the bottom of the can means...

A: clear amber hued body. slightly off-white head with great retention. lacing is good as well.

S: oxidized. very malty. the use of the crystal malt is obvious and very present.

T: sweet caramel dominates the body. the sugar is a bit astringent. and cloying. body is seriously lacking as i find it a bit watery.

M: moderate amount of fizz. light/medium-ish body.

D: i wouldnt hate to see some more hops here Hop City. i actually wish this beer wasnt this big as it is a bit hard to sip. boo, pass.

Serving type: can

11-03-2012 20:11:04 | More by Jimmys
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

11-19-2012 00:36:40 | More by TheBigBoy
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KeeganRohovich

Saskatchewan (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

03-14-2014 04:02:15 | More by KeeganRohovich
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hunterjames

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

04-10-2014 22:57:56 | More by hunterjames
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beernads

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

08-21-2013 01:11:22 | More by beernads
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

07-19-2013 01:24:42 | More by capuchinpilates
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Can: Poured a clear golden lager with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and light lacing. Aroma of light adjunct notes and overly sweet malt is not the most interesting. Taste is also more adjunct base then I had anticipated with not much other characteristics showing off and not much hops presence. Definitely not one I will drink again though I seems to be off compared to previous ratings.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 20:45:56 | More by Phyl21ca
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

2.53/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours a lighter amber color, minimal head, goes away fast
S - Yeasty, some malt in there, not a lot goin on.
T - Tastes like a run of the mill beer, basic lager that has no real definition or outstanding qualities.
M - Lighter in feel, goes down easy.
O - Bleh, with a name like hop city you'd think they'd try to incorporate more hops into their beers, but thats quite the opposite. There's no real hop bite or flavors in here, tastes like minutely watered down Yuengling with less flavor. No thanks.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 23:16:41 | More by Omnium
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hdofu

Maryland

2.68/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I tried to like this one but it has some problems for me. Appearance is pale, Smell is sour. Taste starts out ok tasting like a typical lager.... but the more one drinks the more it has this inescapable nasty finish that builds. If it weren't for the finish I wouldn't mind the beer so much. but that kills it for me. Overall I have to say the squirrels bark is worse then it's bite.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 00:46:28 | More by hdofu
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Phocion

Minnesota

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
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MFauver35

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

02-23-2013 20:39:08 | More by MFauver35
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

05-14-2013 12:28:16 | More by IPAchris
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Dmbphoenix

New York

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

04-21-2013 21:08:33 | More by Dmbphoenix
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Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.