Barking Squirrel Lager | Hop City Brewing Co.

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Barking Squirrel LagerBarking Squirrel Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hop City Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
hopcity.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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

Added by Viggo on 11-16-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
579
Reviews:
133
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
14.99%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
133
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 579 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of jmh21
3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vylo
4.47/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nost
3.66/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ewpass
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Very similar to 100th Meridian. A little darker and more prickly.

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Photo of Squeezyq
4.04/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hackattack
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this on tap at a local bar and grill not too long ago, but I still remember experiencing a pleasant surprise since it was so good. Pours a dark orange color with medium head and carbonation, Malty sweet taste with hints of cocoa, coffee and toffee. Great blend of flavors. I recommend trying this unless you are a lover of only hop loaded brews

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Photo of BlackVeg
2.6/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Glorithm
3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BltByKrmn
2.97/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of reddfoot
3.82/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful copper colour, nice head. Smells great. Has a some bite to it at first, then it really mellows out at the end and gives off a really watery aftertaste. Overall an above average beer, definitely sessionable.

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Photo of binno
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleMalt
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hotsudge
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TwiggyCZ
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ikidunot
3.94/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaisell
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Jolly-Imbiber
3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dannycohen62
3.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dgkiller
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of portwood
3.12/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Smell: caramel, nuts, light citrus, toffee.
Taste: creamy carbonation, sweet, caramel, slight hop bitterness.
Finish: sweet bread, nutty.
(no date on can)

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Photo of KevinSP
4.22/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.92/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap 5/24/2016 at Kelsey’s Roadhouse in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep reddish brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains lager yeast, caramelized malts, fruit and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and a hearty malt character. Then some sweet flavors of caramel and fruit come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Taste: sweet caramel malty notes, more bready than hop to this lager.
bold malt grain aroma. Copper and clear in appearance.
Delicate ringed lace. Medium?lite body. Easy drinking and mellow.
24 IBUs

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Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
3.47 out of 5 based on 579 ratings.
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