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Barking Squirrel Lager - Hop City Brewing Co.

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445 Ratings
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Ratings: 445
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.7%
Wants: 6
Gots: 52 | 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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Ratings: 445 | Reviews: 109 | Display Reviews Only:
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

djrn2, Jul 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of da_beers
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a nice amber/copper thats crystal clear. A finger of white, bubbly head, great lacing and minimal carbonation coming up. Appearance its best quality IMO.

S - Kind of small on the nose. Sweetness from the malts and a crispness that is equated nicely with being a lager.

T - Sweet malts and no hops. Quite crisp as per being a lager. Something of almost a honey sweetness at the end.

M - Very smooth and drinkable, light bodied. Low carbonation across the palate.

O - Decent lager. Drinkable and refreshing. A little sweet for a lager, but ok.

da_beers, Jul 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

pmverheij, Jul 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Tom_Servo, Jul 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

einman, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of shand
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Barking Squirrel is a tasty lager that reminds me a bit of a slightly hopped up Vienna style. It tastes good and is very drinkable. Not the best thing on the planet by a long shot, but tasty enough when the urge for a more malt-forward lager strikes.

shand, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Gumbytracks, Jul 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Chris_Mac, Jul 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

billbeers, Jul 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Idrankthat, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

JohneHoodlum, Jun 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A pleasant enough beer from right up the middle. Pours rusty clear under a moderate head that gives way to a ring, only some early spotty lace.

Malty sweet nose, some caramel. Same to taste, balanced off by a nice hop bitterness. Simple across the board, easy to drink. Nothing remarkable or untoward. Possibly just a tad too sweet to drink a ton of.

TerryW, Jun 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Jun 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

GreesyFizeek, Jun 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

TT--Cashout, Jun 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Chaz, Jun 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

imperialking, Jun 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

gleemonger, Jun 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

scottbrew4u, Jun 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

ebenicr, Jun 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

teraflx, Jun 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Chieftog, Jun 05, 2013
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3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hop City : Barking Squirrel Lager

Aroma of lager yeast, clean malt and hops. In the taste, light and refreshing. Bready with faint citrus. A bit more beef than a macro lager. Has some light hop bitterness and flavor, just enough to keep it interesting. A decent light beer option without being too light, bland or boring.

Stinkypuss, Jun 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Kmat10, May 29, 2013
Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.