Barking Squirrel Lager | Hop City Brewing Co.

583 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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4.27/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Wow! This is a great beer. Pours a rich amber-orange to a thick creamy foam. Scent is spice, autumn and hops. Taste is complex- citrus, spices, oranges, syrup or molasses...and more. Mouthfeel is just right and it leaves just the right amount of hoppy aftertaste. Overall a great beer worth more attention.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great colour. A little darker then "normal" beers.

Lots of carbonation. Some want it, others don't.

Fairly strong taste, very hoppy. Although the smell is not as strong.

Has won multiple awards and it shows.

Well worth a look. Don't let the basic can art discourage you.



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3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hop City Brewing Co. - Barking Squirrel Lager, poured into a stein glass.

Look - Pours a clear deep amber with a massive soapy head. Tons of lacing.

Smell - Sweet and caramel malts in the face, hmm.. Not the kind of amber qualities I look for, to say the least, but it's not unbearably bad. Lager yeasts provide that familiar bite in the aroma here.

Taste - OK, at least there is a definite lager body here, not overly sweet but there is some cloying in the finish, most likely from the malts used.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, dry, and drinkable. No booziness. Light bodied. Low carbonation. Good job here.

Overall - Interesting style fusion, not sure how I feel bout it but it's nice to see more attempts at quality lagers striving for some differentiation in an ale-crowded market. I kinda sorta call BS on the hops.

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Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
3.48 out of 5 based on 583 ratings.
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