Barking Squirrel Lager | Hop City Brewing Co.

582 Ratings
Barking Squirrel LagerBarking Squirrel Lager

Brewed by:
Hop City Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada

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

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.15/5  rDev +19.3%

Nose: initially some graham cracker and hop spice joined by rich malt and grain aromas. Pours brilliant chestnut tinted dark amber to burnt umber under a 1” frothy off-white foam cap that produces clingy lace. A big malt palate hints of movie theater popcorn butter that is quickly replaced by malt and grain spiciness with traces of anise and a light tart touch. After a few sips the popcorn butter becomes more toffee-like. It drinks very creamy and satiating with medium carbonation.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.12/5  rDev +18.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -64.1%

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3.08/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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2.86/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #71 (December 2012):

In the wide world of lagers most are of the same ilk, very refreshing to see lagers of another color. Barking Squirrel is an interesting beast, on one side it retains all of the true lager qualities but the other side shows some rawness but stays clean. Another factor that makes this a good thing is that the brand is owned by Moosehead Brewery which is independently own. Oh yeah, we almost forgot … tallboy cans rule.

STYLE: American Amber Lager
ABV: 5.0%

LOOK: Clear copper hue, head shows off

SMELL: Biscuity, husky, clean, spicy woody hop, leather, faint caramel

TASTE: Very biscuity, clean, moderate sized body, light hop character, dried grass, toasty, mildly citrus, walnuts, very dry finish

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4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

Very easy drinking --- great season beer.

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3.2/5  rDev -8%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Malty with a caramel taste. Not uncommon for an amber lager, but it's definitely done right in this brew.

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4.1/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.8/5  rDev +9.2%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.39/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

It's Good ya'all...

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.76/5  rDev +8%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
3.48 out of 5 based on 582 ratings.
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