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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
okay

412 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 412
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.74%
Wants: 6
Gots: 44 | 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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Ontario (Canada)

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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.5%

06-09-2014 23:37:40 | More by Cramshawbar
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -12.5%

06-05-2014 20:12:35 | More by JellyJacket
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +16.6%

05-31-2014 23:11:17 | More by Koopdad
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

05-30-2014 19:50:23 | More by Latarnik
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EvanHarper

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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.

05-26-2014 20:30:05 | More by EvanHarper
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

05-25-2014 03:17:18 | More by CRObighit2
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

05-18-2014 08:32:50 | More by DreamDeath
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Magibeg

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

05-17-2014 20:46:53 | More by Magibeg
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Florida

3/5  rDev -12.5%

05-16-2014 21:37:45 | More by Kerne
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2%

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Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

05-13-2014 01:35:03 | More by Socialiste
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sanitarium16

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.5%

05-11-2014 20:01:39 | More by sanitarium16
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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New York

3.39/5  rDev -1.2%

Bottle at Artisan's Brewery & Italian Grill, Toms River, NJ

A: The beer is crystal clear amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sweet malts are present in the nose—caramel malt extracts seem to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste is mostly dominated by flavors of caramel malt extracts. No hops are perceptible, although there are enough hops to subdue most of the sweetness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather easy to drink but doesn’t have much in the way of dominant flavors. It would pair well with food.

05-04-2014 17:58:58 | More by metter98
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.5%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -12.5%

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New Jersey

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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2%

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China

3.61/5  rDev +5.2%

A: Copper filtered colour with a 4 finger slight brown colour foamy head. Good carbonation.

S: Malt, childrens’ aspirin, vitamin c orange flavoured tablet, some citrus hop.

T: Malt, dark Munich dunkel type malt, some slightly sour asprin or vitamin c tablet taste, then a yeasty pleasant aftertaste. Nicely balanced, a little weird but good.

M: Bready, slightly thick body, low to medium low carbonation.

O: Good, nice, dunno what els to say. Had better ambers (Gaelic ale) had worse ambers (Fat Tire). I will give this 7.9 out of 10. Would go well with all you’d have a regular lager with, but its got some darker stronger qualities that could stand up to some whole wheat multigrain breads.

04-25-2014 03:18:31 | More by patre_tim
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Slovenia

3.73/5  rDev +8.7%

Pours with a nice amber, towards golden, color, topped with a decent slightly off-white head with decent retention.
There is a very nice malty aroma complemented by some nice caramel and biscuity smell.
The taste is pleasantly sweet at first, slightly roasted in the body, together with some caramel feel. Finishes with a nice bitterness.
Easily drinkable, smooth and very enjoyable.

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Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
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