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Redhook Mudslinger Brown Ale - Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Mudslinger Brown AleRedhook Mudslinger Brown Ale

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220 Ratings

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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 13.27%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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 ChugMan


3.16/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 06:05:45 | More by ChugMan
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3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2011 03:56:11 | More by cjgator3
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3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2011 05:57:34 | More by russpowell
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3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 02:59:29 | More by Zorro
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United Kingdom (Wales)

3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2010 01:55:06 | More by mothman
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3.24/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 06:04:18 | More by mactrail
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

12-30-2013 03:15:07 | More by jaydoc
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

05-08-2013 01:31:38 | More by Tavo2311
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2011 15:09:10 | More by Hojaminbag
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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