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Barking Squirrel Lager - Hop City Brewing Co.

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Barking Squirrel LagerBarking Squirrel Lager

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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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Bright, medium amber, offwhite head w/decent retention, lots of carbonation visible

Leafy noble hop aroma (Saaz?) with noticeable caramel / toffee sweetness

Surprisingly dry, hop-forward with the caramel malt coming through more as a very subtle bitter, blackstrap molasses taste rather than the sweetness expected from the aroma. Not a lot of complexity. Halfway into the can a very slight sweetness is in there if you look for it.

Very prickly mouthfeel owing to high carbonation, though slightly thicker and more dextrinous than a typical lager.

Not bad, but a little disappointing. The can promises "subtle hop aroma and flavour ... perfectly balanced by roasty toasty caramel malts" but the impression is more of a dry, pilsner-like lager with very subtle nutty/roasted notes. Comparable in style and overall balance to Creemore lager but not as good to my tastes. Worth trying if you're fan of noble-hoppy lagers, but nothing special.

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Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.