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Barking Squirrel Lager - Hop City Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

468 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 468
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.7%
Wants: 8
Gots: 59 | 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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3.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Sathanas
4.28/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Tasty dark amber beer with a roasty, toffe like and slightly hoppy taste.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of FRANKIE65
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Really enjoyed this Hop City offering. Would have no problem having this as a regular beer.

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3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours amber with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head. Aroma is of grassy hops and caramel malt. Body is medium and crisp. Grassy hops and caramel malt nicely balanced on the palate. Finish is long and semi-dry. Nice session brew.

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3.3/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.7/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.15/5  rDev +20.6%

Nose: initially some graham cracker and hop spice joined by rich malt and grain aromas. Pours brilliant chestnut tinted dark amber to burnt umber under a 1” frothy off-white foam cap that produces clingy lace. A big malt palate hints of movie theater popcorn butter that is quickly replaced by malt and grain spiciness with traces of anise and a light tart touch. After a few sips the popcorn butter becomes more toffee-like. It drinks very creamy and satiating with medium carbonation.

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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4.12/5  rDev +19.8%

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1.25/5  rDev -63.7%

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3.08/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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2.83/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #71 (December 2012):

In the wide world of lagers most are of the same ilk, very refreshing to see lagers of another color. Barking Squirrel is an interesting beast, on one side it retains all of the true lager qualities but the other side shows some rawness but stays clean. Another factor that makes this a good thing is that the brand is owned by Moosehead Brewery which is independently own. Oh yeah, we almost forgot … tallboy cans rule.

STYLE: American Amber Lager
ABV: 5.0%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Clear copper hue, head shows off

SMELL: Biscuity, husky, clean, spicy woody hop, leather, faint caramel

TASTE: Very biscuity, clean, moderate sized body, light hop character, dried grass, toasty, mildly citrus, walnuts, very dry finish

Photo of USBBeerGuy
4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

Very easy drinking --- great season beer.

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3.2/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 468 ratings.