Barking Squirrel Lager - Hop City Brewing Co.

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Barking Squirrel LagerBarking Squirrel Lager

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469 Ratings
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Ratings: 469
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.7%
Wants: 8
Gots: 60 | 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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3.91/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer has a slight redish/amber tint to it, as expected, with strong carbonation and nicehead retention. Aroma is mostly of caramel malts, with a hint of sugar and a slight metallic note.
It's pretty smooth and tasty, with a fair amount of the crystal malts, and a slight bite of hops balancing it all out. Pretty drinkable. Not bad, and it's not what I usually expect out of a lager. I'd probably drink it again.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.86/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

473 ml can poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - A rich dark amber pour into the glass yields 1.5 fingers of head which quickly recedes.

Smell- Raisins and caramel are predominant, almost a fresh butter tart scent to it.

Taste- Pretty much like the smell except I also notice a heavy influence of walnuts or pecans. Definite nuttiness to it.

Mouthfeel- Quite a crisp mouthfeel to it, perhaps thinner feel that the scent and taste profile would otherwise indicate although that helps it avoid being a syrupy mess.

Overall - A very nice brew that I would repeat purchasing with some unique characteristics (especially in flavor) observed in very few other beers.

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 469 ratings.