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Barking Squirrel Lager - Hop City Brewing Co.

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Barking Squirrel LagerBarking Squirrel Lager

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BA SCORE
78
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417 Ratings
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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.74%
Wants: 6
Gots: 46 | 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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mfl620ks

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +16.6%

01-19-2014 16:46:00 | More by mfl620ks
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Buick222

California

3/5  rDev -12.5%

01-17-2014 22:56:04 | More by Buick222
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elihull

Utah

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-13-2014 04:28:45 | More by elihull
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-11-2014 05:11:44 | More by DamageCase76
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MadCat

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2%

Appearance: Nice clear amber color, small white head, some lacing

Smell: Light hops with some nice malt character, and that cleanness offered by a lager yeast

Taste: Biscuity, malty, a little sweet, some hop bitterness. Hops were earthy and citrusy. Again, very clean taste of lager yeast is clear here.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, good carbonation

Overall: Not bad, but not exciting. I don't feel it lives up to the "Hop City" name of the brewery. That kind of makes you expect a little bit more hop character than this has. Otherwise, it is a good, but unexciting amber lager. Paired well with wings.

01-10-2014 02:30:39 | More by MadCat
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lknox511

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

01-10-2014 02:29:34 | More by lknox511
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Danielr26

Michigan

3/5  rDev -12.5%

01-07-2014 22:29:58 | More by Danielr26
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tygry

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

01-01-2014 23:07:59 | More by tygry
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NikD

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

12-30-2013 22:05:26 | More by NikD
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Wingshotpigs

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +16.6%

12-28-2013 05:06:13 | More by Wingshotpigs
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CaptDavyJones

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-26-2013 02:19:06 | More by CaptDavyJones
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.5%

12-25-2013 05:10:07 | More by kelvarnsen
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev +7.9%

Clear copper with a short, lasting beige cap of fine bubbles. Good head retention. Notes of toasted malt and caramel in the aroma, slight fruitiness, light hop aroma, sort of leafy with hints of earthiness and lemon. Clean flavour with mild bitterness up front that grew and lingered in the finish. Toasted malt and lemon/spicy hops, plus a bit of malt sweetness. Medium/light bodied, slight slickness to the texture, moderate carbonation, medium dry. Decent mouthfeel. Overall, a pretty solid beer that's balanced nicely.

12-23-2013 15:11:07 | More by DrJay
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Docrock

Illinois

3/5  rDev -12.5%

12-23-2013 01:04:06 | More by Docrock
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My first beer from Hop City Brewing Co., I got this oddity as part of a mixed six pack from the local beer store.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours just over a finger of soapy khaki froth for a head, on top of a semi-clear caramel amber colored body. Some thin strands of lace. Looks pretty nice.

S - Smell is of bready malt, smooth creamy caramel malt, and some dirty herbal earthiness from the hops. The crackery Munich malt is definitely apparent. Slightly vinous.

T - Taste follows the nose: dry bread, crackery Munich malt, caramel / amber malt, and earthy / herbal hops. Again, slightly vinous.

M - Feel is crisp, bready, and dry. Light bitterness and sticky green apple skin flavors lingering. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall, I'd say this was a nicely balanced surprise, and surely well enough for what it is. The ingredients used blend together harmoniously, and the quality of the ingredients used is definitely reflected in the taste. Looking forward to trying more from these guys.

Hop City Brewing Barking Squirrel Lager ---3.5/5

12-17-2013 20:33:43 | More by mfnmbvp
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amalahow

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

12-14-2013 17:30:15 | More by amalahow
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p-wagz

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12.5%

12-05-2013 13:17:01 | More by p-wagz
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

12-04-2013 03:45:23 | More by JAHMUR
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.5%

12-01-2013 02:08:18 | More by crowsnest
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mpayne5

Indiana

3/5  rDev -12.5%

11-28-2013 03:40:14 | More by mpayne5
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Ironbuddha

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.5%

11-27-2013 20:11:08 | More by Ironbuddha
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Drknight

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2%

11-26-2013 18:25:34 | More by Drknight
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bcsbeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +2%

11-24-2013 07:10:44 | More by bcsbeer
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

11-18-2013 02:35:26 | More by jsprain1
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lovelibeam

Indiana

4/5  rDev +16.6%

11-17-2013 03:37:26 | More by lovelibeam
Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.