Barking Squirrel Lager | Hop City Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
80
good
582 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
Ratings:
582
Reviews:
135
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
14.94%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
136
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Samp01
3.22/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a dark burnt orange amber with a medium lasting beige head. Aroma and Taste of toasted malt and grains, grass, yeast and fruity notes mild hops bitterness. A medium body with moderate carbonation on the palate. Finishes with a nice toasted malt grains flavor, fruity with mild bitterness, some nutty lingering flavors on the end. A fairly good tasting and refreshing brew.

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Photo of Scottanderson02
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of cd34
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of crazyozzie
4.52/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of AirZombie
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of FHG1644
4.2/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of headstash
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Pmicdee
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of slackt
3.56/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jzlyo
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of NJBeer265
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of JoePlail
3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of WeizenMike
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of BodyPolitic
3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Jramage1
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of pharmerdoc
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.34/5  rDev -4%

Pours a clear dark orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, toast, and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, toast, and metallic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but nothing too memorable in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear amber/copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, brown bread, light nuttiness, plum, apple, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with well balanced dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown bread, light nuttiness, plum, apple, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light amount of earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown bread, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a nice crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a nice Vienna lager. All around good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of malfunxion
2/5  rDev -42.5%

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