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Redhook Mudslinger Brown Ale - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

228 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 13.27%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Latarnik, May 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

hockeyfighter19, Mar 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

RWLawman, Mar 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Texasfan549, Mar 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

RyanMcAndrew, Sep 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Stargazer2892, Jul 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

h4ger, Jul 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

mikehillman, Apr 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

SJbigtuna, Jul 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

tpauer, Apr 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

nasastrums, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

DrinkingDrake, Apr 02, 2011
Photo of Reagan1984
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Reagan1984, Mar 30, 2011
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Darkmagus82, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of Arithmeticus
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: brownish orange; thin head dissipates quickly
S: slightly grassy smell, strong on the malt
T: heavy on the orange tones at the first sip; settles into a brown ale with caramel tones; little remarkable here, but nothing unpleasant

A good solid offer, but nothing to ponder over (if that's what you're after)

Arithmeticus, Jan 23, 2011
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3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

OtherShoe2, May 07, 2011
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3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

AlCaponeJunior, Apr 01, 2011
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains maple, nuts, caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with mildly sweet flavors of maple, nuts and caramel followed by a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is very mild but brings a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are a lot of other beers in the style that I would pick first.

TheManiacalOne, Jun 23, 2011
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3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Rather than invent new things, Redhook sometimes likes to shake up their old things. Copperhook used to be RH's spring seasonal and they would occasionally produce a Nut Brown Ale. Copperhook was since granted year-round status and the Nut Brown was re-christened Mudslinger and given the spring seasonal slot.

Mudslinger is much hoppier than I might have expected, with a bright grainy aroma and graceful mashtun flavor. The taste is otherwise not dynamic and turns drab after a few sips making for a beer of frail character that somehow typifies the whole Redhook experience. The nuttiness or malt caramel of most brown ales just doesn't happen here.

However, I'm a sucker for that warm cereal smell even if it seems out of place on this mahogany-colored beer. Too bad the rest of this one is too blasé to bother with.

RedDiamond, Mar 22, 2010
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3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

soju6, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of mnrider
3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
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!

mnrider, Mar 29, 2011
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3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: light brown with light tan head that fades quickly

S: floral hops, a bit of citrus and dry biscuit aroma malt

T: I was a little surprised at this one. I was not originally expecting much at a Superbowl party when I found this but was asked to try it by a friend. Relatively dry brown ale flavors of malt and a mild hop presence.

M: light mouthfeel, high carbonation.

D: well the light body lends to drinkability. Pretty decent overall and met my expectations for a Redhook brew.

alpinebryant, Feb 25, 2011
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3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, bottling date of 2/9/11

A- dark copper color, poured a small head but it vanished quickly.

S- toasty, nutty, and slightly grassy, nothing to overpowering or complex.

T- toast is the dominant flavor, very mild nuttiness is present as well.

M- Very smooth with just the right carbonation, this one goes down easy.

O- Very clean taste with not much aftertaste, it's a simple beer, seems to be well crafted and I'd grab this for the spring/summer months.

Franz4, Jun 01, 2011
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3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
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).

BucannonXC5, Apr 26, 2013
Redhook Mudslinger Brown Ale from Redhook Ale Brewery
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