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Barking Squirrel Lager - Hop City Brewing Co.

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495 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 495
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 10
Gots: 78 | 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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Wow! This is a great beer. Pours a rich amber-orange to a thick creamy foam. Scent is spice, autumn and hops. Taste is complex- citrus, spices, oranges, syrup or molasses...and more. Mouthfeel is just right and it leaves just the right amount of hoppy aftertaste. Overall a great beer worth more attention.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hop City Brewing Co. - Barking Squirrel Lager, poured into a stein glass.

Look - Pours a clear deep amber with a massive soapy head. Tons of lacing.

Smell - Sweet and caramel malts in the face, hmm.. Not the kind of amber qualities I look for, to say the least, but it's not unbearably bad. Lager yeasts provide that familiar bite in the aroma here.

Taste - OK, at least there is a definite lager body here, not overly sweet but there is some cloying in the finish, most likely from the malts used.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, dry, and drinkable. No booziness. Light bodied. Low carbonation. Good job here.

Overall - Interesting style fusion, not sure how I feel bout it but it's nice to see more attempts at quality lagers striving for some differentiation in an ale-crowded market. I kinda sorta call BS on the hops.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
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