Barking Squirrel Lager - Hop City Brewing Co.
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2.3/5 rDev -32.9%
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.
11-03-2012 20:11:04 | More by Jimmys
2.53/5 rDev -26.2%
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.
11-16-2011 20:45:56 | More by Phyl21ca
2.53/5 rDev -26.2%
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.
03-01-2013 23:16:41 | More by Omnium
2.68/5 rDev -21.9%
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.
10-27-2012 00:46:28 | More by hdofu
2.74/5 rDev -20.1%
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.
06-30-2014 16:46:32 | More by Phocion
Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.