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Redhook Mudslinger Brown Ale - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

231 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 231
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 BeerAdvocate
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #49 (Feb 2011):

Slight crackle in the head, tall and bubbly. Reddish glow in the clear brown color. Hint of malt in the aroma, with a side of leafy, woody hop and mild fruitiness. Wet body--we considered saying thin, though the semidry malt character took its time coming around and dropped a pleasant toasted graininess on our taste buds. Hint of caramel goes well with the vague fruiti- ness and faint kiss of alcohol. A content party of flavors on the palate, it's hard to put this up against other Nut Brown Ales though. A worthy effort.

BeerAdvocate, Apr 07, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of deebo
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear ruddy brown, with a tan head that quickly dissipates.
S-Nutty, roasted malts hits you upfront and dominates the aroma.
T-Balanced toasted malt and astringent hops, although the malt as in most brown ales is dominant.
M-Tangy carbonation, light to medium bodied, slightly astringent in the aftertaste.
D-Good for the style, easily good for 2 or 3.
O-A nice brown ale. I would like a little less hop astringency and maybe less carbonation and a heavier mouthfeel but this is a good value for the price.

deebo, May 21, 2011
Photo of mkrass
4.25/5  rDev +25%

mkrass, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of HoppySeb
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

HoppySeb, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from NH brewery dated 29 March 2011 served in a pint glass. (updated and revised with bottle from Dec. 2012 consumed Jan. 2013).

Pours a clear reddish brown with a fine looking but short-lived tan head.

Aroma: both spicy hops and malt evident in the attractive but weak nose, with a trace of fruitiness and notes of toasted grain, caramel and baked bread.

T - a good amount of toasted malt flavor, with spicy hops in the background that are probably responsible for the sensation of black pepper. Subtle flavors of roasted nuts and smoke. Hints of coffee in the semi-dry finish.

M - Produces a lot of tingling, suggesting that there's more carbonation in this than it appears. The body is medium, leaning towards thin.

O - a slightly hoppy and lively version of an English brown ale.

chinchill, Aug 20, 2011
Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

LXIXME, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of 2dashes
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

2dashes, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

TheSixthRing, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

tdm168, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of hreb
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

hreb, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of Rpritham
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Rpritham, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

With a name like "Mudslinger Spring Ale" I was hoping for a bock, but it turns out this is a brown ale. Oh well.

It pours a clear russet brown with orange and ruby highlights beneath a creamy head of light tan. The head retention is average, but it does leave some nice splashes of lace behind.

The aroma expresses a combination of yeasty fruitiness and caramelish and gently toasty malts.

In the mouth it's light-medium in body and smooth with a fine-bubbled, moderate carbonation.

The flavor follows the aroma but adds to it a dusting of soft cocoa, or perhaps some milk chocolate. It's nicely bready, and softly bitter. It finishes short and clean.

Overall it's an easy-drinking, refreshing ale with enough flavor and character to keep it interesting.

NeroFiddled, Apr 29, 2011
Photo of WoodBrew
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

During a visit to Portsmouth we took the opportunity to visit Redhook Brewery. Tried the Mudslinger Spring Ale. The color was darl amber / brown with a white head and some lace. The nose was a missing, nothing to report. The taste was good, a nice touch of maltyness helps this beer. The mouthfeel was good and I certainly could do a Session with this beer.

WoodBrew, Apr 05, 2011
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
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

cliff1066, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

Fatehunter, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of bconsidine
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

bconsidine, Aug 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Mbpike, Sep 12, 2013
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
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

FalconA, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

DOCRW, Jan 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

ChrisL24481, Jul 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

wilfonzo, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Kyroqz, Apr 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

timjim1327, Jul 18, 2013
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Redhook Mudslinger Brown Ale from Redhook Ale Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.