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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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of IdeaSpeeder
3.39/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type - 473ml can poured into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance - Pours an amber-brown colour. There's a white head that disappears extremely quickly leaving behind a faint trail of white lacing. Beer is filtered.

Smell - Smells predominantly of caramel and toffee malts. Very sweet smelling. There is a very faint metallic smell, quite possibly from the can.

Taste - Just as the nose indicated, heavy caramel and toffee flavour. The brew is not as sweet as I expected. It lacks much of a hop-bitter kick. The finish indicates some very faint spice notes

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Nothing remarkable. Delightfully low carbonation for a lager. Lacks much of a satisfying finish, but leaves a pleasant lingering sweet taste on the tongue.

Overal - 3/5.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Misfit2209
3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of rfgetz
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal clear, dark amber with minimal head. Scent is strong with sweet malts containing notes of caramel, nuts, toast, cotton candy and some lemony hops. Taste also leaning towards the sweet side, some caramel, nuts, notes of maple syrup, light lemony and grassy hops. Medium bodied, under carbonated. Decent brew, a touch sweet.

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of jimmah120
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz pint can, single bought at the local grocery sto'.

look is brown/amber, smell is gingerbread and pine. taste is woody and nutty, with a solid amount of earth and pine hops. perfect amount of carbonation, light/medium feel.

overall tasty and easy drinking, but lacking in the hops so prominently displayed on the label.

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Photo of micahmye
4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Light amber colored lager body, clear and clean. Poured a nice head, sticky and tall.

S - A fresh and crisp lagered bouquet. Sweet aromas, subtle grains, honey. Wafts of fresh hops and sweet malty notes. Balanced and intriguing.

T - Definitely clean and crisp as I had hoped. Fresh, green, sweet hops. A bit of malt sweetness and dry bread hints. The hop profile is what shines through, with a good clean presentation. This is on the lighter side of flavor, but it is a drinking lager.

M - Light-medium bodied, properly carbonated, smooth. Definitely a session beer.

O - Really not bad at all, a drinkable lager. Pretty balanced, with the hops taking the stage. However, this is not a very hoppy beer, with 24 IBUs.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of surfrogue1
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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