Barking Squirrel Lager | Hop City Brewing Co.

579 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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Photo of DrJay
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Clear copper with a short, lasting beige cap of fine bubbles. Good head retention. Notes of toasted malt and caramel in the aroma, slight fruitiness, light hop aroma, sort of leafy with hints of earthiness and lemon. Clean flavour with mild bitterness up front that grew and lingered in the finish. Toasted malt and lemon/spicy hops, plus a bit of malt sweetness. Medium/light bodied, slight slickness to the texture, moderate carbonation, medium dry. Decent mouthfeel. Overall, a pretty solid beer that's balanced nicely.

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Photo of Docrock
3/5  rDev -13.5%

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

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My first beer from Hop City Brewing Co., I got this oddity as part of a mixed six pack from the local beer store.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours just over a finger of soapy khaki froth for a head, on top of a semi-clear caramel amber colored body. Some thin strands of lace. Looks pretty nice.

S - Smell is of bready malt, smooth creamy caramel malt, and some dirty herbal earthiness from the hops. The crackery Munich malt is definitely apparent. Slightly vinous.

T - Taste follows the nose: dry bread, crackery Munich malt, caramel / amber malt, and earthy / herbal hops. Again, slightly vinous.

M - Feel is crisp, bready, and dry. Light bitterness and sticky green apple skin flavors lingering. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall, I'd say this was a nicely balanced surprise, and surely well enough for what it is. The ingredients used blend together harmoniously, and the quality of the ingredients used is definitely reflected in the taste. Looking forward to trying more from these guys.

Hop City Brewing Barking Squirrel Lager ---3.5/5

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Photo of amalahow
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Ironbuddha
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of MJ63
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of ZachT
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
3.47 out of 5 based on 579 ratings.
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