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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
Ranking:
#41,437
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
588
pDev:
14.99%
Bros Score:
3.75
 
 
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15
Gots:
141
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Ratings: 588 |  Reviews: 138
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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Photo of Chriswillms9
3.11/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Noelan
3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased from my local LCBO in a "tall can" (473ml) poured into a pint.

Look: Attractive deep red with one finger of foam that fades within 45 seconds. Love the color of this beer.

Smell: hops, grains and caramel. After-smell has a slight metallic element. actually smells exactly like spark house by lake of bays, another Ontario brewer. 4.0

Taste: Malt, caramel and maple. Delicious, but still prefer spark house. 3.75

Feel: Perfectly carbonated for red lager. Medium bodied. Will have to try this again during BBQ season and probably update my review. 3.5'

Overall: 3.75 : This beer is an excellent example of Canadian micro-brewing. All elements of this beer complement each other.

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

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

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Justin82
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJT
3.29/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

LIke the name suggests, this no ordinary lager. At 24 IBUs it definitely has a bite to it which for some like myself is pleasantly surprising. This is the perfect patio beer. Light, refreshing, sessionable and a ver sexy looking beer.

Hop City has done it again! Probably my favourite craft brewery in the area (southern Ontario). Give this one a try next time you're on the patio or at the pub. You won't be disappointed!

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Photo of adam_moops
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beersareonme
3.29/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A great amber lager. I bit of a hoppy bite (not in the IPA region mind you) but a really nice enjoyable pint. I've found for whatever reason that it is significantly better off a tap than from a can. Yes I know now that everyone is yelling at me "Of course!! It's always like that!!". Get a grip people. We know it is. I'm just pointing out that I noticed a HUGE difference from tap vs can. A lot of brews you really can't tell the difference.

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Photo of fortyfield
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sherillc
3.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of kestik
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trimmers
4.51/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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