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Redhook Mudslinger Brown Ale - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

225 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 13.27%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | 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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Reviews by sweett3k:
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sweett3k

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev +9.1%

Took me a minute to find this beer on B.A. Red Hook brews a nice light brown ale with their Mud Slinger. Brown and small head with light carbonation. Smells grainy with hints of alcohol. Taste of light a nutty, caramel, and chocolate malt. Nice Spring feel to the taste ....time to let winter go. Not too bad, not too great. SO-SO.

03-25-2011 23:31:12 | More by sweett3k
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

04-07-2011 00:27:06 | More by BeerAdvocate
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deebo

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev +4.1%

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.

05-21-2011 01:32:57 | More by deebo
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mkrass

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

08-11-2013 03:41:11 | More by mkrass
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HoppySeb

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

06-09-2014 20:00:01 | More by HoppySeb
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.49/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

08-20-2011 02:24:20 | More by chinchill
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-28-2014 17:22:49 | More by LXIXME
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2dashes

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

02-24-2013 06:45:32 | More by 2dashes
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TheSixthRing

California

3.71/5  rDev +9.4%

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.

03-05-2013 05:06:07 | More by TheSixthRing
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-08-2013 01:20:09 | More by tdm168
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hreb

Washington

3.6/5  rDev +6.2%

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.

03-04-2013 00:31:49 | More by hreb
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Rpritham

Maine

3/5  rDev -11.5%

01-31-2014 23:52:57 | More by Rpritham
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

04-29-2011 16:15:54 | More by NeroFiddled
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -7.7%

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.

04-05-2011 02:09:13 | More by WoodBrew
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cjgator3

Florida

3.2/5  rDev -5.6%

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.

02-28-2011 03:56:11 | More by cjgator3
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-29-2013 04:10:50 | More by cliff1066
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev +10%

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.

03-15-2013 00:14:10 | More by Fatehunter
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bconsidine

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-09-2013 13:00:51 | More by bconsidine
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Mbpike

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

09-12-2013 00:49:23 | More by Mbpike
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.2/5  rDev -5.6%

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

02-07-2011 05:57:34 | More by russpowell
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FalconA

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -11.5%

03-11-2013 17:14:23 | More by FalconA
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DOCRW

Washington

4/5  rDev +18%

01-24-2014 21:46:26 | More by DOCRW
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-16-2012 16:32:21 | More by ChrisL24481
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wilfonzo

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

02-24-2013 17:19:53 | More by wilfonzo
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Kyroqz

Oregon

4/5  rDev +18%

04-30-2013 04:56:13 | More by Kyroqz
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Redhook Mudslinger Brown Ale from Redhook Ale Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.