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Barking Squirrel Lager - Hop City Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

477 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.7%
Wants: 10
Gots: 68 | 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:
Beer added by: Viggo on 11-16-2009

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
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Ratings: 477 | Reviews: 119 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of DaPinsker
4.06/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JahTurbo
3.59/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bigmrred
3.84/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brettbito
3.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a quite refreshing lager. Very drinkable, hops were not overpowering.

Photo of hockeypuck
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Logan12321
3.72/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great look, pours nicely leaving a 1/4" head on the top for around a minute. Good smell, the taste doesn't really pop out until the end, there's a nic finish to it. Very easy to drink, refreshing, when served cold.

Photo of Bartos
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisWyatt30
3.94/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Mighty fine beer, I can get into it.

Photo of Exeter
3.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Sathanas
4.26/5  rDev +23.8%
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.

Photo of DoctorsOrders
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of JNForsyth
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of kjyost
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of FRANKIE65
3.67/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Photo of mikeg67
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.

Photo of Lauwen82
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of crow
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of ninaturner
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of pat61
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.

Photo of trippnwo
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of TomG2751
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of johncanada
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of EOrnstein
4.12/5  rDev +19.8%

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Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.