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Barking Squirrel Lager - Hop City Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
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417 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.74%
Wants: 6
Gots: 46 | 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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HATS4BATS

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +13.7%

Pleasant and rich. Pours deep and amber with plenty of carbonation. Subtle, unexceptional lager nose. Balanced body defined by rich malt and hints of sugar, with traces of biting hops that combine to leave a pleasant aftertaste. Big challenging taste for that doesn't overpower. More IPA than lager.

01-04-2013 16:45:42 | More by HATS4BATS
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Yoozeo

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.5%

01-03-2013 20:35:07 | More by Yoozeo
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MylesMac

Manitoba (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-01-2013 23:40:57 | More by MylesMac
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sludgy

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-01-2013 20:17:56 | More by sludgy
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +2.9%

This poured out as a nice looking clear amber color with a white head on top. Th lacing was impressive looking as well as the thin retention it had. The smell of the beer is grainy and sweet smelling with a bit of earth in there too. The taste of the beer is malty, with some musty flavors in the finish. The mouthfeel of the beer is medium bodied and had a soft carbonation. Overall it's a pretty good brew, not one I would seek out often but still a sessionable brew that could be enjoyed frequently.

12-31-2012 04:34:02 | More by Knapp85
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Stobin

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

12-31-2012 00:33:59 | More by Stobin
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notdriving

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

12-30-2012 23:38:52 | More by notdriving
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Lee_Hancock

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

12-25-2012 20:21:48 | More by Lee_Hancock
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RyGlas


4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

12-25-2012 16:05:57 | More by RyGlas
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undeadozzy

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +5%

A - Poured vigorously from the can. Looks awesome! So much head and no bubbly soda look. Looks great so far! Deep amber color is making my mouth water already.

S - And here we go! Sniffing...smelling...not getting anything? Wow, I don't know if it was a bad can or something, but it doesn't really smell like anything...

T - Beautiful taste for a beer I thought was gonna be bad because it was only $6.99! Has a rich amber lager taste with a nice hoppy bite! The hops! Pretty intense for a beer that's relatively far away from IPAs on the beer scale.

M - Smooth and velvety. The head adds great texture to it, but other than that, just kinda average.

O - Not bad! Very good beer for the money! Can't wait to see what Hop City has up its sleeve next!

12-25-2012 02:37:08 | More by undeadozzy
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drperry11

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

12-16-2012 04:33:13 | More by drperry11
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eddie_g

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +10.2%

My second review, and as with my first, bare with me. I don't reach for a lager when I want a good brew, but tonight when I asked the bartender for something different, he handed me this tall 16 ounce can. I poured the beer into my glass, and an average pour produced about two inches of thick white head. The color was a bit darker than an average lager and allowed less light through. The beer gives off a typical lager aroma - a metallic hoppy smell. The taste is what sets this drink apart. For a lager, I found the flavor sweet, starting with a toffee taste and migrating to a typical lager blend of malt and hops. That initial rush of sweet toffee really drew my attention, however. The body was also nice. I found the mouth feel to be a bit thicker than the average style - still light bit teetering on medium bodied. Overall, if I ever find myself with a hankering for a lager, this beer would absolutely do the trick. It doesn't rewrite the style. Rather, Barking Squirrel Lager serves as a nice edition in any lager lover's library.

12-16-2012 04:05:24 | More by eddie_g
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jagada

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +16.6%

12-13-2012 16:56:04 | More by jagada
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -41.7%

12-10-2012 13:00:02 | More by Travcofarms
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-08-2012 22:17:52 | More by jpd7374
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THEGENERALISMO

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +45.8%

12-03-2012 23:08:27 | More by THEGENERALISMO
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graybayou

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +16.6%

12-03-2012 14:52:13 | More by graybayou
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DaveGold


4.43/5  rDev +29.2%

I found this beer to be a pleasant surprise...a larger with real legs.

I would typically recommend it to those seeking out a more flavorful beer that can stand on its own vs. accompanying food. Two cans in and I found I wasn't hungry!

Looking forward to seeing other brands from them.

11-26-2012 20:12:23 | More by DaveGold
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pogoowner

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

11-25-2012 20:25:51 | More by pogoowner
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +22.4%

Poured from a can, this beer is a very nice, rich, golden colour; slightly more amber/red in colour than a standard lager. Very light, refreshing, lager taste with a tad more hop taste (but not much) than most lagers. A little too carbonated than most beers, but a clean taste and a little bitter aftertaste.

Would I buy it again? Yes, and have numerous times.

11-25-2012 05:48:29 | More by NilocRellim
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CadensDad

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -70.8%

11-24-2012 09:58:27 | More by CadensDad
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5/5  rDev +45.8%

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LDOBSON


4.35/5  rDev +26.8%

At first I questioned the appearance of can but after trying Barking Squirrel I enjoyed it as it was a beer that went down smooth. I find that some beers drink heavy and leave you feeling bloated, with Barking Squiirel I did not experience that. I found it to be similar to Creemore, another beer that I enjoy.

11-21-2012 17:08:50 | More by LDOBSON
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

11-19-2012 00:36:40 | More by TheBigBoy
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marty717

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.5%

11-17-2012 04:19:37 | More by marty717
Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.