Barking Squirrel Lager | Hop City Brewing Co.

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577 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:
577
Reviews:
133
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
14.99%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
133
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 577 |  Reviews: 133
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

Photo of trevorpost
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Freddyz
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Little butter after taste....without it should bring à 3.75

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Photo of Timothy_Scott_Goeft
3.96/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

For me it is a little darker than amber vienna style lagers standard, its head is small and fits in like the rest of the styling.5 ABV 24IBU light dry crisp corn like sweetness and very small hoppy bittering at the end the aroma smells not of the hops but of the malts that gone in.has a slight spice no doubt from the Saaz hops. Not to mention i personally like it as a very easy session beer that has some flavours.

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Photo of grahuba
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
2.7/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This might be a hit with drinkers of macro lagers, but overall I find it bland and lightweight. Nice looking beer, rich amber color and fluffy/rocky head. Aroma is almost too faint to register and taste is very light malt. Might be a good summer time brew.

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Photo of Isaac420L
4.47/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of theskjoung
3.29/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Yup its an amber lager, it has a bitterness of amber beer and also a subtle hop taste. There is not much sweetness. Tastes somewhat like a rauchbier.

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Photo of qchic
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of josanguapo
3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From Club del Gourmet of El Corte Ingles. In Ikea's pilsner glass. After dinner. An important body, specially for a lager, something unexpected. Very drinkable and sessionable. Taste and aroma are a bit dull, with some caramel sweetness in the taste.

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

Photo of jordanian2
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
3.47 out of 5 based on 577 ratings.
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