Redhook Mudslinger Brown Ale

Redhook Mudslinger Brown Ale

Brewed by: Redhook

Beer Classification and Specs

  • Style: Brown Ale
  • Variation: American
  • Seasonal: Spring
  • ABV: 5.8%
  • IBU: 22

Brewer’s Notes and Ingredients

This medium dark beer is layered with rich malty aromas and flavors of chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, and a hint of vanilla. Although it may be dark in color, it’s refreshingly smooth and highly sessionable. Mudslinger Brown Ale is the perfect beer for spring.

First Impressions

Artwork: Artwork is supposed to look action sports themed with muddy tire prints, but dark green label was used instead of brown “mud”.

Color: Brown in color, but not overly dark.

Aroma: Slight nutty aroma.

The Tasting

Arrived in: Bottle

Served in: Redhook tasting glass

I have drank several of these, and unfortunately like Mudlslinger Brown Ale less than the first time I tried it.

Mudslinger has a balanced taste – not overly nutty or bitter, as some brown ales can be.

This is a medium bodied brown, and I failed to pick up the chocolate, caramel, and brown sugar flavors, as referenced in the brewer‘s notes. The consistency is just too light to pack that kind of a punch, but I did notice the ”hint of vanilla” more than anything at the end of each sip.

It may not sound like it, but I actually enjoyed this beer, especially since I don’t drink brown ales all that often.

Final Score: 3/5

3 Stars

I was expecting deeper flavors, but Mudslinger Brown Ale’s balanced consistency made up for its only shortcoming. If you’re looking for a well-rounded brown ale, give this one a try.

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