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Barking Squirrel Lager - Hop City Brewing Co.

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Barking Squirrel LagerBarking Squirrel Lager

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483 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.65%
Wants: 10
Gots: 74 | 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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3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
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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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.

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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.

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Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.