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Redhook Mudslinger Brown Ale - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

229 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Mudslinger is a Nut Brown Ale with a Medium body and a fresh aroma. Its malty flavor is layered with light chocolate, caramel, brown sugar and a hint of vanilla. Six barley malts and two hop varieties result in a surprisingly smooth, well balanced dark beer.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: RedBrewer83 on 01-07-2010)
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Photo of hosehead83
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dark amber/copper in color, with a rather short head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Faint whiff of caramel and malt
Taste-faint flavors of toasted malt and caramel.
Thin-bodied and certainly drinkable, but an average offering at best.

hosehead83, Feb 21, 2011
Photo of u2carew
3.14/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz bottle
A) Pours with a thin head that settles quickly. Brown-mahogany colored body. Clear body. Thin, semi-sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Subtle caramel notes but not very aromatic.
T) Malty sweetness. Caramel. Hints of nuts. Subtle hops in the finish.
M) Medium-light body. Slight tannin in the finish.
O) An ok brew. With a name like "mudslinger" one would think the girth would be more and the flavor profile would be more pronounced.

u2carew, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of N3rdM3t4l
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bomber into standard pint.

A: pours clear brown with copper highlights. A quarter inch of offwhite head that was pretty fluffy and fell to a thin but complete cap and is leaving some lacing on the sides.

S: beery. Sweet caramely notes. Otherwise not much there.

T: sweet but not cloying. Lots of caramel malt flavor followed by a bit of herbal hop that balances out the beer. quite drinkable.

M: light and smooth. Increases the drinkability. Could easily finish a couple of them.

O: not well aquainted with the nut brown ale style but if this is average to good then I like 'em.

N3rdM3t4l, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of ChugMan
3.16/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Food Pairing: Enjoyed this with some potatoes and pork loin, which had been brined with herbs and roasted with pumpkin sauce. Complimented the earthy flavors of the dish fairly well, but the Mudslinger was slightly too light to stand up to its counterparts richness.

A- Modest head which disappeared rather quickly. Very clear, appealing deep amber to orange/brown color.

S - chocolaty in a tootsie roll way, pear, sweet malts. Faint overall.

T - Mild nutty and malt background of diluted chocolate flavors lend a light sweetness which thankfully doesn't overstay its welcome, instead getting a bit better towards the end. Bitterness is in check as well.

M - Light and refreshing.

Overall - Not nearly as rich as its name may imply, and is in fact a highly accessible, drinkable beer which may be best enjoyed in warmer weather.

ChugMan, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of cjgator3
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle

A- Pours a clear brown color with an off-white head with pretty good retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is sweet caramel malts with hints of chocolate.

T- The taste like the aroma has some malt and caramel up front with a moderate amount of hops in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, this is a decent but not great brown ale that I probably wouldn't purchase again.

cjgator3, Feb 28, 2011
Photo of russpowell
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent brown with a thumb of tan head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Nuttyness & sweet grain

T: Sweet grainyness, grassy hops, &slight nuttyness up front. Hops profile turns slightly citrussy as this warms, plus the nuttyness picks up too. Finishes grainy & sweet, with a slight grassyness & a bit of citrus (not really working for me)

MF: Light bodied & fairly assertive/near prickly carbonation

Drinks okay, this is a ho-hum kind of brown, I expected not much from Rad Hooks though. Glads this was part of a mixed sixer, otherwise I would've passed

russpowell, Feb 07, 2011
Photo of Zorro
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear brown colored beer with a thin tan colored head, it actually doesn't look like much.

Smells malty with a mild molasses and wheat toast slightly burnt aroma. Scents of chocolate and coffee with a little caramel syrup. Smells better than it looks.

Starts out semi-dry with a mild roasted malt flavor. Toasted grains with some coffee, it is quite mild tasting.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall super easy to drink even if it is a little too lightly flavored for my taste. Still I would buy again sometime when I just want a mild brown ale at a good price.

Zorro, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of mothman
3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Sam Adams Sensory glass.

Pours a half finger of off white head. Fades to a thin layer/ring. Leaves some slight splattered lace. Color is a clear copper bronze.

Aroma: Grassy hops with lots of malts. Light caramel and toffee. Not a lot going on here. Low profile for a malty styled beer.

Taste: very watery for a brown ale. Some nut flavors with grassy hops mixed with caramel malt flavors. Not a lot going on here. A week profile.

Mouthfeel: A little creamy and a little bitter. Light to medium bodied for a brown ale. Medium amount of carbonation. Ends malty and dry.

Overall, this beer wasn't a let down because I wasn't expecting much. This beer just didn't pack a lot of flavor. It is drinkable since it is so small, but nothing I want to drink a lot of.

mothman, Jan 26, 2010
Photo of mactrail
3.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Big foam in the big gulp size duvel tulip. Sweet and grainy are the main flavors. Hints of chicory. Lots of caramel followed by some bark and twiggy tea. Scratchy hoppiness though not really very bitter at first. Somewhat tangy, but it's more of a club soda taste with the browned malt dominating. The spoiled fruit flavor of hops with a bitter aftertaste.

A slightly more aggressive Brown Ale than the usual suspects. That touch of burnt barley helps it stand out. There is something too sweet and fruity with that woodsy bitterness to be very drinkable. In the 22 oz bottle. From Del Mission Liquor on Washington near Hillcrest in San Diego, which has a suprisingly good and fresh supply of craft beers.

mactrail, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

jaydoc, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of alwaysplayin
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

alwaysplayin, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of mpalestino
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

mpalestino, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of Tavo2311
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Tavo2311, May 08, 2013
Photo of Drknight
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Drknight, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of elektronen
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

elektronen, May 10, 2013
Photo of Lee_Hancock
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Lee_Hancock, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

InspectorBob, May 22, 2013
Photo of Jame515
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Jame515, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of Bartinator
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Bartinator, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of Kopfschuss
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Kopfschuss, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

kjkinsey, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of casapy
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

casapy, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of Hojaminbag
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mudslinger has a healthy-looking finger of off-white head that sits atop a brown body.

The aroma has sweet grain and toasted malts.

A touch of fruity hops and a bit of earthiness comes through, followed by a more powerful malt base. The malt is lightly toasted and has flavors of sweet grain, but still manages to be pretty dry overall. It reminded me of a mix of an English brown and an Irish red because it was so dry. A little bit of warmth comes through in the finish also.

The mouthfeel is strange. The finish is dry, but the body is one of the lightest that I have encountered.

Mudlsinger is not a bad beer at all. Considering I had it at a bar that has limited options in the good beer department, I certainly didn't complain. Overall, however, it doesn't stack up against the best brown ales.

Hojaminbag, Apr 08, 2011
Photo of HopGrazer
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

HopGrazer, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of millelacsmark
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

millelacsmark, Jun 29, 2014
Redhook Mudslinger Brown Ale from Redhook Ale Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.