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Brewed by Hop City Brewing Company
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Brampton, Canada

bottled
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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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When your brewmaster comes up with a recipe as good as this one, you let him name the beer whatever he wants. Here’s what makes our recipe so darn good: a rich burnt orange colour, darker than most lagers, a smooth, medium body with a bold, but pleasant, hop taste, full of flavour, unlike your traditional ’cold-as-ice’ beers with no taste, made with only the best ingredients, including Canadian & English Malts, and German & Czech Hops.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TBone2 (1) - - SEP 22, 2012 does not count
I had this beer on tap at the Green Turtle in Aberdeen, MD. A complex amber lager with a roasted, caramel flavor and medium bitterness. A slight Hop aftertaste and medium body. A roasted type aroma kind of earthy. The head was very white and the color was copper/orange. Great with the amazing burgers that were served! A sessionable craft with the coolest tap marker; a Squirrel holding a Hop Cone! Serving type: on-tap

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scooby_Brew (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2012 does not count
A well-balanced brew! Great companion with comfort foods (e.g. roast beef, barbeque pork, etc.), and it quaffs very well just on its own.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Robinson1056 (6) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2012 does not count
This beer is a perfect balance of flavour and drinkability. The bitterness is a perfect amount with caramel malts to allow for a smooth finish. This is a great beer to have with dinner.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ipetitt (2) - Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2012 does not count
Barking Squirrel is a great amber lager from Ontario. It has an awesome rich burnt orange/ amber color with an incredible head. The two row malt they use allows the beer to keep its perfect head throughout the entire beer which I can very much appreciate. It uses three of the four noble hops so I can appreciate that as well since it really amps up the flavor of the amber lager. It sits at 24 BU’s so it has a nice little kick but goes down so nicely. It has a full mouth and it has a nice roasted aroma. The mouth has a nice roasted caramel flavor with a medium body and a bit of tartness. I loved this beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniel0017 (385) - Yukon, CANADA - SEP 16, 2012
Carbonated brownish amber body, no head. Faint hoppy and toasted bread aroma. Full pleasant toasted malt flavor, hops flavor is in the forefront like an IPA. mouthfeel is rich and balanced, not much aftertaste.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cards04 (1707) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
Sampled at Flatlanders BF in Winnipeg. With a name like Hop City it would have been nice to experience more hop flavours. Oh well. Another very mediocre Canadian lager.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
northropfrye (2196) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2013 Orange colour. Slight malt aroma. Slight hoppy taste, but really quite dull overall. Boring. An alright session beer, but nothing interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (4144) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
341ml bottle poured without tilting glass a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that has nice retention and leaves some really nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild but pleasing with some grassy notes and caramel and a hint of citrus. Taste is a grainy caramel malt sweetness with a grassy and light citrus hop bitterness. The flavors are nicely balanced with a light to medium body and decent carbonation. A pretty decent craft lager, full flavored and tasty.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
phdoig (2) - - SEP 13, 2012 does not count
A great take on Amber Lager; really great coloring and aroma. Nice finish with light Malt taste. Good balance of hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JackSkerry (4) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012 does not count
Fantastic lager. Nice rich, deep, caramel colour. Tight bubbles, leaving a nice foamy head- which lends itself to a great mouth feel. Highly drinkable, slightly hopped. Highly recommended, Great packaging too, btw.


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