Redhook Mudslinger Brown Ale - Redhook Ale Brewery

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77
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Reviews: 100
Hads: 233
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 8.63%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: RedBrewer83 on 01-07-2010

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
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Reviews: 100 | Hads: 233
Photo of Foyle
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a healthy 2” beige sudsy head that recedes slowly. Good amount of lacing. Color is mostly clear light brown with moderate carbonation. Looks much like a glass of Coca Cola.
Aroma: fairly mild aroma. There is fresh water and bread dough with some chocolate malt. Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: medium roasted malts are the dominant flavor with chocolate, coffee, and toffee notes being evident. There is a mild, but noticeable, hop bitterness in the finish. (511 characters)

Photo of u2carew
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
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. (447 characters)

Photo of lou50rp
3.8/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Color is a little light, more red than brown. Good carbonation. Head dissipates quickly.
Smell of sweet malt
Malty, nutty with a bit of sweetness.
Mouthfeel is medium, not watery and not syrupy.
Not a great brown ale, but good enough for a cold winter night.
Once again RedHook puts out a brew that is drinkable but not special. (330 characters)

Photo of soju6
3.41/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A: Served a dark mahogany color with a nice head that fades to nice lacing.

S: Aroma of malt, caramel sweetness and bit of chocolate.

T: Taste of roasted malt, caramel sweetness, some nut and bit of chocolate. Mild bitterness and a finish the is quite dry.

F: Medium body, smooth and somewhat creamy. Has a decent balance.

O: Nice beer for the style but nothing too fancy. (380 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 12/3/12.

Pours a hazy dark copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt and slight nutty aromas. Taste is much the same with toast and nutty flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with some decent aromas and flavors for the style but nothing really stands out about this one. (577 characters)

Photo of wac9
1.18/5  rDev -64.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

what a nasty beer it smells funny and finding out its a english brown ale is a big dissappointment it lack the bite the taste ande makeup to be called a english brown ale fails big time doesnt even look good in a glas i love english brown ales this doesnt even close to any of them skip it and drink anpther because no effect was put into this (343 characters)

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.45/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Type: 22-oz. bomber
Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass
From: Del Mission Liquor in Hillcrest (San Diego), Calif.
Price: 2-for-$5
Purchased: April 25, 2013
Consumed: April 25, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a mahogany brown color with two fingers of khaki tan head. Decent amount of sporadic and uneven layered lacing on the sides. Good retention all the way down.

Smelled roasted caramel notes first. Also nuts, toast, toffee and faint bitter chocolate notes. Had me wanting to come back for more.

Not as much flavor in the taste like the nose. Roasty caramel, toffee, chocolate milk and nuts with bitterness hanging on the tongue after.

Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Slightly bitter, but still smooth finish.

This beer had its moments, but it was missing something. A bit more flavor I would have rated it higher than a 3.5 (which may have a bit generous). (882 characters)

Photo of Bear1964
3.03/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a Pint glass displayed a clear medium brown brew with a half finger head, the aroma picked up was roasted sweetness and a little malt background. Taste was simple with nothing stepping forward, roasted malts, sugar and a little hint of bitterness. Mouthfeel was medium and nice and overall this is a nice Brown Ale, I've had worse and I've had much better....was looking to try this for a while but it's not something I'd seek out but then again I wouldn't turn it down. (496 characters)

Photo of mactrail
3.24/5  rDev -3.6%
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. (706 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
3.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It poured minimal head on a medium brown colored body.
The aroma is nice with chocolate, flora notes and nuts.
The taste is sweet overall with roasted and chocolate malt dominating.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation.
An enjoyable brown ale. (255 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
2.94/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Dammit, why can't we have clean, respectful political dialogue? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunrise sienna topped by a finger of glowing dirty white foam. The nose comprises lightly-funky wheat stuck in an old, semi-dried pool of maple syrup. The taste holds notes of old maple syrup, dry toffee, light brown sugar, light cocoa powder, and a twinge of sweet biscuit. There's a vague sense of candied orange peel throughout, but it never settles long enough for me to get a good enough idea of its existence. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slick, fluid feel. Overall, a weak bit of "English-style" sweetness that doesn't meld well within itself, much less on my tongue. (744 characters)

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.71/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a fairly clear, deep reddish brown with an off-white finger width head. Sub-par retention, leaving a thin film of bubbles on the surface. The lacing is thin, with little stick.

Smell - Classic brown ale aromas; sweet, slightly nutty, brown sugar character. Moderate caramel notes. Light roastiness.

Taste - Moderate roastiness comes through with subtle hints of milk chocolate, caramel and slight nuttiness. Hops are pushed back away, but come through with hints of floral character. Nice, clean finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Fair creaminess. Goes down rather nicely.

Overall - Not a bad brown from Red Hook here, in fact it's pretty darn solid. Something I'd give thought to buying again, especially if I were in the mood for a brown, which is rare. (805 characters)

Photo of hreb
3.61/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer is on the red side of brown, and crystal clear, with a thin white head. Mild aroma, slightly sweet. Flavor is similarly on the sweeter side of brown ale: more caramelly than malty, and a medium body that complements the ale. This beer showcases barley/grain flavors, but it isn't a malt bomb like other brown ales. Not big on roasty or nutty flavors. Then there's treacle, and even a little bit of tartness on the back of the tongue, too. Not particularly hoppy, either in the nose or in bitterness, but there's just enough to give it a respectable balance.

Overall: pretty enjoyable, and a fine option if you kinda want a brown ale... but aren't sure that you want a really brown ale. (725 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.32/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a light brown color with a small cream colored head. The head fades quite fast to leave a persistent film on the top of the brew and very little lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt and caramel smells. Mixed with these aromas are some nutty smells as well as a toffee aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and roasted malt flavor with some caramel sweetness. . As the flavor advances some toffee and nut flavors then hit the tongue mixed with a light fruit taste of apple. In a not so smooth transition the sweeter flavors start to fade more toward the end as a light bitterness of a citrus and earthy nature come to the tongue. In the end a lightly bittered and semi-sweet roasted flavor are left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather average. A little more body and a little less carbonation would have likely suited the brew better, giving the roasted malt, caramel and nut flavor mix a more decant and suiting feel.

Overall – Well it’s not offensive and it is OK, but its lack of smooth transitions and its rather weak mouthfeel would likely prevent me from recommending this one to others. Just OK. (1,308 characters)

Photo of ChugMan
3.15/5  rDev -6.3%
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. (834 characters)

Photo of Murrhey
2.59/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Two-finger very light brown head. Walnut color body with high clarity and decent carbonation. Several minute long retention with nice fluffy lacing.

S- Overcooked malts, chocolate and creamy notes. Poorly balanced.

T- Bitter, malts are not sweet. Earthy, English hops. Odd flavor, not what I was expecting.

M- Smooth and fizzy.

O- This one's kind of a stinker. Not tasty, not fitting the style. Just odd. (472 characters)

Photo of kemoarps
3.66/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mahogany almost reddish hue. Minimal head.

Malt. some roastiness, a little bit of grassy hops.

Predominantly malts. Some bittering towards the end. Toasted bread malts. Little bit of nuts.

Eh, decent brown, but not really anything overly exciting. (250 characters)

Photo of 1234Jack
3.98/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice sweet smell out of bottle.

Nice unfiltered reddish-brown color

Head is tan but not aggressive, but lacing hangs on the glass thoughout.

Smell out of glass brings more subtle malt notes.

First taste is malty but not overpowering. Nutty after.

No real bitterness. Any bite is typically at the tip of the tongue or roof of the mouth.

Feel is overall smooth. (365 characters)

Photo of Zorro
3.22/5  rDev -4.2%
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. (554 characters)

Photo of N3rdM3t4l
3.11/5  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. (583 characters)

Photo of Scotchboy
3.08/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Mud Slinger, on-tap @ Kahootz Meridian ID. Served in a pub nonic.

A: Pours a very deep dark coppery color, mostly transparent with golden hues around the edges. Very light head lacing.

S: Toasted caramel, sweeter malt, bread, nutty flavors and dryness, a light honey and fruity quality which I'm assuming is from the English Ale yeast.

T: Light spices and crisp, grassy hoppiness emerge on the palette, still a very malty brew. Medium sweetness, very bready, with toasted grain and caramel/toffee notes as well.

MF: Medium-to-light body with some stickiness, low carbonation.

O: A decent enough Brown, serviceable and sessionable. (635 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
3.45/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pushing the nutty and chocolate-caramel flavors to the front, this Northern English-style Brown Ale does well with regard to style.

The beer pours with the colors of very dark amber and medium brown. A fairly thin and short-lived head carries an early froth of egg shell white and nearly void of lace- I would have liked better foam character.

Deep caramel, perhaps on the lightly burnt side, reminds my nose of toffee or peanut brittle, without the peanuts. But an overall roasted nut character rises in the malt profile and nearly comes to life as chocolate. Mild grain husk and grassy hops hardly make a mark on the malt-forward nose.

Medium sweet to taste, the caramel, toffee, nuts, and chocolate frame the sweetness while a mild bark-like bitterness offsets just enough sweetness to remain palatable- this remains a sweeter beer overall. No fruitiness or spices detected from yeast, and only a mild grainy texture reveals a thinner, drier, and less malty body than its competitors.

Medium bodied especially to start, the beer's light carbonation allows the malt texture to lay on the tongue a bit heavy- a not toward English-style ales. But the relatively hightened alcohol and fleeting malt sweetness reveals a warm minty heat and mild grainy texture that all results in a malty-dry finish and a nutty/chocolaty aftertaste.

I certainly prefer this beer over Newcastle, but with the grainy-sweet taste and texture, the dryness and alcohol that I would have normally applauded seems to highlight the waivering malt body. (1,530 characters)

Photo of Valmor88
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark amber color with hints of red

S: Sweet malts and some citrus, with some smokey-ness

T: Caramel-y and malty characteristics are the most notable, with a good flavor hop profile, but not much bitterness. Nutty/smokey flavors hit on the dry finish.

M: Medium body with a surprising amount of carbonation.

O: A very drinkable beer. Reminds me of a crisp spring morning. (379 characters)

Photo of Minkybut
3.03/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 40 degrees. The beer poured a great big tan head. The beer had a red color to it also. The beer had a slightly sweet taste and unfortunately a little bit of a metallic taste also or after taste I should say. I will not buy again. (267 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
3.8/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dark brown, almost black with a 1 inch caramel head, quickly fades, with some residual lace. Smell right off is chocolate, spice, and caramel. Taste is almost coffee like, very nice actually, with a good hoppy after taste. This was very smoothe, somewhat thick but not overally so at all (287 characters)

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Redhook Mudslinger Brown Ale from Redhook Ale Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.