Barking Squirrel Lager | Hop City Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
80
good
581 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:
581
Reviews:
134
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
14.94%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
135
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 581 |  Reviews: 134
Photo of josanguapo
3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
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 -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jordanian2
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BCborn
3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 4ster
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pimko
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerdrinkr
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rickus
3.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jfreeze
3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dacrza1
3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

DATE TASTED: August 13, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Sam Adams Boston lager... OCCASION: week seven at camp almost to an end... APPEARANCE: first, the head: thick, crunchy blanket of off-white retention that holds to a finger well after the pour; tracings are more like smears of clouds... dark amber body suggests a strong, substantial pint... for a lager, an appealing start... AROMA: thick malts that suggest syrup, nuts and bolder malt liquor of the 40 oz. variety ; the hops seem blanketed, as I do not detect the Saaz promised on the label; the Hallertau hints at rugged cone and varnish--an odd, challenging mix... PALATE: medium-bodied, smooth and warm at the throat; little to no action at the teeth; creamy throughout, which makes this almost match the allure of the appearance... TASTE: the muddled aroma proves true here, with some caramel and nut qualities to suggest a flavorful lager, and the hops do make a late appearance; not as robust as a Vienna can be, and the finish is a bit odd... OVERALL: thanks to Matt for the purchase this past week...my first Hop City offering is solid but uneven... drinkable, but not without the astringent, dry, band-aid ending...the second glass furthers the first in its dough and malt... I am hesitant to give this the blessing of another six-pack...

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Photo of Zaktcc
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Runbad
3.22/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CanadianBeerBlogger
4.33/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mscudder
3.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of headlessparrot
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of olbubba
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

very smooth. good session beer.

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Photo of user785335
4.17/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Prefer ales, but this was a very nice lager. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Gaddabble
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DCB1196
3.2/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BellsFan
2.74/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I don't get the subtle hop aroma or flavor.

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Photo of EChamp06
4.94/5  rDev +42%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer! One of my favourites!

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Photo of njbusa
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.97/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly hazy amber color with some wild activity. Creamy beige 2 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with strong legs.

Aromas and flavors of caramel, grains, nuts, citrus, floral and herbal spices. Nice butter and bread nose. Well balanced flavors between sweet toffee and sharp lemon. Slightly grassy and earthy.

Slick medium body with champagne like carbonation. Well intensified and moderately long finish, ending with a slightly bitter, while fresh, hoppy saaz with a sweet grassy feel.

Overall a solid craft with balanced, refreshing, and pleasant flavors that are accessible.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
2.77/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Barking Squirrel Lager from Hop City Brewing Co.
3.48 out of 5 based on 581 ratings.
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