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Barking Squirrel Lager - Hop City Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.74%
Wants: 6
Gots: 49 | 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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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 +2%

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3.46/5  rDev +0.9%

A: Bengal tiger orange, moderate clarity with a quickly paced show of micro-effervesce. A 1+ finger oatmeal colored head had a bready texture and a good rate of retention. Sliding down leaves a thin coat of film lacing.

S: Faint fresh grains, soft, and nobel flowery hops. At 24ibus and a dark orange coloring from the speciality grains i expected a bit more hop aroma and grain detection.

T: Sweet upfront, toasty grains with a zesty soft citrus touch, but with some nobel flowery attributes. There is a soothing munich dry toastiness, the hops are more apparent, a touch of spiciness from the Saaz is very evident. The nobel hops and saaz are nicely paired, smoothly balanced, harmonious in transition while the munich and crystal add malt sweetness.

M: Fairly crisp, bubbly, creamy body, ideal smoothness and stis well with a nice pronounced graininess.

O: Overall, fairly toasty, sweet, easy to consume with a bonus of hops. Not your citrus bomb american amber, more reddog with a kick of hops red lager.

beerthulhu, May 13, 2013
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3.4/5  rDev -0.9%

Serving Type - 473ml can poured into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance - Pours an amber-brown colour. There's a white head that disappears extremely quickly leaving behind a faint trail of white lacing. Beer is filtered.

Smell - Smells predominantly of caramel and toffee malts. Very sweet smelling. There is a very faint metallic smell, quite possibly from the can.

Taste - Just as the nose indicated, heavy caramel and toffee flavour. The brew is not as sweet as I expected. It lacks much of a hop-bitter kick. The finish indicates some very faint spice notes

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Nothing remarkable. Delightfully low carbonation for a lager. Lacks much of a satisfying finish, but leaves a pleasant lingering sweet taste on the tongue.

Overal - 3/5.

IdeaSpeeder, May 08, 2013
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Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.