Barking Squirrel Lager | Hop City Brewing Co.

Barking Squirrel LagerBarking Squirrel Lager
BA SCORE
3.47/5
588 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#41,005
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
588
pDev:
14.99%
Bros Score:
3.75
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
141
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 588 |  Reviews: 138
Photo of Killswitch1029
3.02/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bixby1971
3.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sineone
3.72/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

**
08/25/17

Picked up a few singles from The Beer Store in Niagara Ontario.

Can to hotel water glass.

LOOK: medium brown color Karma, healthy off-white head, creamy looking, good retention.

AROMA: grains, rye, touches of honey and wood.

TASTE: caramel malt, mineral. Rice.

FEEL: medium body, creamy feel, a touch flat, but Smooth drinking.

Pretty solid. Easy drinker.

**

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Photo of Rasmonton
3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice amber coloured beer with a smooth mouth feel and finish. Creamy white head lasts a while with good lacing. Very pleasant taste, if slightly lacking in complexity. Would definitely get again.

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Photo of Juiposa
3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.82/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L- Pours a clear amber with plenty of carbonization and a one-finger, creamy off-white head.
S- Caramel malt and slight hop.
T- A touch of burnt caramelized malt. Quite balanced, pleasant and sessionable.
F- Medium body for type, slight kick on the way out.
O- Good Canadian beer.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I bought a single can from the NBCO store located near my hotel in Oakville, ON. It poured a clear amber with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of caramel malt. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. Nice slight sweet malt taste The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.

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Photo of kier
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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
3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Clear amber with a small head. Sweet malt nose. Light malt body with crisp carbonation. Easy drinking brew.

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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

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Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 588 ratings
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