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Redhook Mudslinger Brown Ale - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

217 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | 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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yesyouam

New York

3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Redhook Mudslinger is a very clear, copper brown ale with a small, white head that quickly fades to a ring. It has a caramel aroma with a note of coffee and possibly cola. It's light bodied with a pretty clean, delicate finish. It's lightly flavored with caramel and some nuttiness. It has a slightly metallic property. An herbal, medicinal bitterness comes in for the finish. Sweet caramel flavor lingers. This isn't really my style, but there's nothing wrong with it.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2011 18:01:52 | More by yesyouam
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Kiwano

New York

3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A -Toffee colored brown mahogany

S - Fruity and yeasty -- raisins and plums/prunes

T - Malty toasty with fruit - plum and raisin and then chocolate and coffee on the end

M - a little carbonation but almost a little watery

O - Interesting enough to hold interest but after a while I was wishing for additional carbonation and perhaps a bit more complexity.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2011 05:36:00 | More by Kiwano
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yemenmocha

Arizona

2.8/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours light brown with minimal head. Disappointing. Nose is light with some toasty aromas, hint of brown sugar. Cola-like on the palate with light caramel flavors, decent carbonation, and a dusty finish. Light bodied and watery. Not worth trying at all.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2011 04:28:54 | More by yemenmocha
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confer

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- From a bottle. It is a medium brown, almost cola color. Now much head or carbonation.
S- Sweet and malty.
T- Again like the smell it is sweet and malty, not very deep though.
M,O- A great beer for the price, and pretty good overall. I would definitely go to this one again.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 02:15:45 | More by confer
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deebo

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 01:32:57 | More by deebo
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours chestnut brown with a white head that dissipates to a skim. No lace.

Sweet bread and caramel aromas.

Brown sugar, caramel, and malt, which instantly dries out. Smells sweeter than it is. Dry malt and bitterness. No very complex, a bit watery and thin in flavor.

Lighter bodied than expected, but moderately drinkable. Overall, not bad, just not great. Don't really hate this, but there are many better.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 23:15:28 | More by OtherShoe2
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a medium-dark brown body with just under an inch of off-white foam.

Smell: Nutty traces stirred up in the malts smelling additionally of caramel and sweet chocolate. Lightly estery. Mildly spicy, earthy tones from the hops.

Taste: Pale and toast-tasting malts with a reasonable light level of sweetness. With Mud Slinger, you get yourself a sliver of caramel, one or two crushed nuts, a teaspoon of chocolate morsels, a few drops of mild coffee. Earthy, lightly herbal-toned hops with a medium-low bitterness to keeps thing in balance. A little more distinct roastiness is felt on the swallow. Drying, malty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: I will be doing no mud slinging here. I liked it. Sure, you don't get a vastly complex malt character or a sizzling hop profile, and there's no room or real need for any wild barrel-aging. I'm totally fine with that. It's just a simple, decent, balanced brown.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 17:04:25 | More by ChainGangGuy
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SickGnar

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark copper hinting at russet brown (but barely dark enough to really call it brown). Good size off-white to beige head with lots of fair-size bubbles rising up through the clear brew. Fairly nice lace.

S: Malty – caramel with some sweetness, toasty background, but not really picking up a distinct toasty note. Soft fruity esters. Not really picking up any hops.

T: Malts are more forward with the nutty aspect in the palate. The toasty notes sticks around with even some darker roast hints of chocolate coming through in the finish. Caramel is more restrained than in the nose, and sweetness seems more estery & fruity rather than malty. Herbal, grassy, somewhat tea-like hops are in the background and gain an earthy edge toward the end. Flavors linger quite well into the finish with perhaps some diacetyl as it warms.

M: Average body with lush & firm carbonation that makes it seem fuller than it is. Some sweetness sticks around, but toasty grains, hops, and an odd astringent note all tip it to a drying finish. Astringent note gets old quickly.

D: An interesting, if mild, brown – yet drinkable enough. Toasty, but not overly nutty. Malts are quite dry & are balanced against a fruity/estery sweet aspect. Hops play a supporting, but noticeable role. A solid offering.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 16:37:32 | More by SickGnar
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MaryMoTu

Ohio

3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tried this one while I had a light case of seasonal allergies (read: smell and taste were a little muted).

A: clear brown-red, nice light head with good head retention

S: didn't get a lot, but what I did get was sweet and malty

T: nutty and earthy with a nice roasted malt flavor, hint of molasses

M: light, but a little flat

O: drinkable, malty brown ale. slightly underwhelming. would be very tasty with a grilled cheese sandwich.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2011 01:48:18 | More by MaryMoTu
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Washington

3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Redhook Ale Brewery 2011 Mudslinger Brown Ale. 4 oz. Taster at Fremont, Seattle Hop Scotch Beer & Scotch Festival on 4/2/2011. 5.80% ABV. 30 IBU's. Mild lace off white head. Clear bright rich ruby red brown color. Light chocolate mild hop front. Slightly sweet brown sugar toasted toffee cocoa crisp body. Clean dry tangy end. Zesty Brown Ale. Mildly fruity, but nice. (3.5 / 5.0)

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2011 01:53:47 | More by philbertk
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear red/amber color. Poured a 2 finger fluffy light tan head with excellent retention to 1 finger cap. Decanted lightly. Laced in rings with legs running down the glass.

S: Sweet caramel malt. Earthy and mild hop character.

T: Consistent with the nose. A hint of sweet, dark fruit in the middle and some floral hop character. Carbonation gives good transition and accentuates a mild bitter finish.

M: Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Fairly bright in the middle balancing the sweet malt to a mild bitter finish.

O: Malty character well-balanced without big hopping; a plus for this style. Very drinkable; flavorable and tolerable ABV.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 20:25:12 | More by Haybeerman
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goldbot

District of Columbia

3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A medium amber-brown color with thin, off-white head that dissipates pretty quickly. The aroma is grainy, slightly nutty with a hint of caramel. The flavor is about the same; light, grainy malts with a bit of caramel. A slight hop bitterness. Quite thin on the flavor though. The mouthfeel is good, crisp and slightly thin but substantial enough.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 00:22:40 | More by goldbot
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NaLoGra

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Looks great, pours dark brown. Not much head through, but decent lacing.

S- Smells a little malty, not much other smells present.

T- Not too much aftertaste, but it tastes like it smells, malty, but surprisingly with a little chocolate hints.

M- A little thick, but still I would categorize with medium body.

O- Honestly I was expecting a little more from this beer from other reviews, I wasnt too impressed by it. This is my first redhook ale beer, and im a little skeptical about buying a different brew from them.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 22:26:35 | More by NaLoGra
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ForWhatAlesYou

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Nice lace. Not a strong head, but respectable. Deep auburn.

S: Not a lot on aroma. A little malt.

T: Tasty. Big malt upfront gives notes of umami, caramel, and roasted meat. Good.

M: Well rounded carbonation and viscosity.

D: At first I didn't see this as a spring ale but when put with grilling, BBQ, and outdoors, it makes sense. A good campfire beer, for sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 17:31:55 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
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bagpiper2005

Idaho

3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour: Dark reddish-brown in color. Two fingers of tan head with average retention and some decent lacing clinging to the glass.

Smell: Roasted malt aroma with a subtle fruity undertone. Light hops.

Taste: Follows the nose pretty much exactly. Semi-sweet roasted malts, some dark fruit. Nutty and chocolate middle. Back end is coffee and light hops. Clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very smooth.

Drinkability: Easy drinking and satisfying. Very sessionable.

Final Notes: A solid Brown Ale. Malt-forward, light hops, and smooth. You could easily have a few of these, and it would pair well with a variety of foods.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 03:12:15 | More by bagpiper2005
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
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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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a brown/copper with a small amount of barely off white head. Smells of light caramel malts with some darker traits. Subtle earthy fruits. No real hop aroma. Light body and a couple bottles went down smooth while grabbing a burger. Not too bad but not that great either.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 17:01:32 | More by DrinkingDrake
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Brown and clear, not a lot of head or lacing but nice rising bubbles.

Smooth caramel malt aroma and flavor, they nearly match exactly. A bit nutty and slightly bitter, with earthy undertones.

It's easy to drink, with a smooth, moderately carbonated, slightly slick feel. Easy to down, just a bit too easy maybe.

It's enjoyable, if not world class, but a nice beer nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 02:11:13 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well the bottle does clearly state Nut Brown Ale, so I can't blame them... but I was expecting something a little more peppy from a "Spring Ale" Most are bright, refreshing and fall into the Witbier, Pilsner or dry hopped pale categories. I guess they get a couple points for heading in a different direction.

A fairly think light beige head forms and begins to fade almost immediately. Fairly dark brown, with plenty of light getting through. No much in the way of lacing.

Aroma was certainly that of a nut brown. Some slightly sweet malt and some roasted not notes.

A fairly decent representation of the style. Malt focused, some nice roasted nut flavors with some subtle sweetness.

Medium bodied, a bit slick.

I think decent is the word here.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 09:51:53 | More by Reagan1984
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erosier

Connecticut

3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours an amber brown color with a medium sized and medium bodied tan colored head that laces the glass nicely as it fades kind of slowly.
S: Smells of sweet roasted malts, a semi-sweet nuttiness to it with hints of chocolate and caramel followed by a nice slightly earthy hop aroma at the end.
T: Tastes like it smells but sweeter. Nice mix of sweet malts, some nuttiness, caramelized malt hints, an then a smooth and refreshing slightly earthy hop finish at the end.
M: Crisp, fresh, refreshing, medium bodied, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Good sessionable beer, liked it's feel and tastes and it was pretty good overall.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2011 10:37:47 | More by erosier
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mnrider

Connecticut

3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz brown bottle--->Pint glass

A: Pours a semi-clear reddish dark brown. Very small white head. Little retention and no lacing.

S: Roasted semi-sweat malts. A little nutty also. A hint of spices are mixed in.

T/M: Sweet malty goodness with some of that nutty taste. Hints of hops and other spices are mixed in as the brew is balanced well enough. Goes down smooth with a pretty clean aftertaste.

O: Nice easy to drink Brown Ale. However the taste is nothing that special, and I don't think I'd get this one again. Unless I found it on tap.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 00:44:41 | More by mnrider
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Tone

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, amber/brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight roasted malt, slight hops, hint of spice, slight nut, and hint of earthy malt. Fits the style of an English Brown Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight roasted malt, slight pale malt, hint of nut, hint of earthy malt, hint of hop, and a hint of spice. Overall, good aroma, feel, body, and blend.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 18:53:39 | More by Tone
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