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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,620 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,620
Reviews: 990
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 86
Gots: 282 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-02-2001

Turbodog is a dark brown ale brewed with Willamette hops and a combination of pale, crystal and chocolate malts. This combination gives Turbodog its rich body and color and a sweet chocolate toffee-like flavor. Turbodog began as a specialty ale but has gained a huge loyal following and has become one of our flagship brews.

28 IBU
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Ratings: 2,620 | Reviews: 990
Photo of Gote
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A dark brown ale that has a good, mellow flavor. I might use this to deg-laze the pan when making a quality beef stew and then enjoy one with the same stew. I will have this again when the opportunity arises.

Photo of KrissyKat6
4.68/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely delicious, chocolate notes. Had on tap.

Photo of Beeeeeerman
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Fun Abita beer. Easy to find.

Photo of ALEXJMZ
2.79/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A: Dark brown with ruby highlights, almost cola in colour. Light brown head is dense and has cling. Gobs of lacing down the sides.

S: Sweet malts in the aroma. Fruit cake, chocolate, coffee.

T: Flavor is the same as the aroma. Rich and smooth, full bodied with moderate carbonation. Gives you the impression of a dense loaf of bread with touches of chocolate and coffee.

AT: Dark Chocolate and Coffee at the end.

Photo of dukeandduke
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

3/10/15 Draft (The Laughing Man DC) - Very dark pour, nice tan head. Nice malt aroma with a hint of caramel. Strong harsh taste, chocolate toffee flavor taste. Liked this a lot. Texture decent carbonation, nice finish and decent kick. Very good beer.

Photo of Gsk042
4.72/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent overall brew with great finish

Photo of MattyBoom
4.49/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nice stout the toffee finish really stands out

Photo of Kermitthefrayer
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very average but easy to put down.

Photo of Clint_Yoho
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Abita Turbo dog
12 oz bottle poured into flying dog goblet

L: Dark brown to black. Good lacing. About dinner of head. Good head retention.

S: Sweet malt smell. Hints of chocolate and caramel.

T: Missing that umph. Light toffee taste.

F: Has a good mouth feel, a good body.

Photo of Antc2382
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very solid brown ale. I like the nutty flavor. Good blend and surprisingly sessionablle

Photo of Kgoldsbe
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark Brown ale, carmelized malts that have flavor profiles of chocolate w/ over toasted nuts

Photo of Lanypany88
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great flavor, Taste similar to an espresso. Smooth as well

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A really delightful brown ale trending toward a stout for my palate. Excellent beer.

Photo of DerBierLaufer
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first time with this bier. Wasn't sure about it but was suprised at the smoothness and taste. Would recommend.

Photo of jrob21
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I had it. I liked it. I didn’t think it was over 6% alcohol. In fact this was my present from my fiance when she went to NOLA for a bachlorette party. Does this mean she got into trouble and is trying to make me forget about it by bringing me beer?

Photo of Italiano86
4.59/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this one. Has some chocolate and coffee taste. Super drinkable.

Photo of Barnoloid
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A fine, chewy brown ale. Toffee and molasses notes in here, along with some dried fruit. The body is fairly smooth, medium and creamy. Dry on the finish.

Photo of Mongo_only_pawn
4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Man, this is one tasty beer! I like this!

Photo of Djohnson300
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I'm not a huge fan of this style but liked this beer - problem for me was the vanilla porter I had right before this so my palate was a little off.

Photo of mr-jj
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz bottle. Best by 2/12/15.

Color is opaque mahogany with an enormous frothy tan head. Retention was excellent with some semi-sticky lacing as the glass emptied. Smell was very nice - lots of toffee and some dark fruit and cocoa. Much more complex than I expected. Flavor is similar, with some hop bitterness on the palate and in the finish that adds to the aroma. Body is pretty light, with good carbonation. I found this very drinkable and enjoyable.

Overall, one of the better brown ales I've had. I'm not usually a big fan of the style, but I'd happily have another one of these.

Photo of Abitacamz
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great dark ale. Smooth and tasty

Photo of Beanberg
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I just had this beer for the first time and it is amazing! I have had Abita beers before and have liked them fine but this...this is something special. My favorite beer of all time is Alaskan Amber so, this isn't a huge derivation. Still, where can I find a keg of this?

Photo of Beerma
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice dark beer! Not too bitter . Kinda heavy!

Photo of PhilHeinricke
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

There's a popular meet and greet watering hole near my house. The food is below average on a good day, but the drinks are excellent. Mrs. Obama and Malia went to this place a couple of times, I am told. This is the place where I first tried Abita Turbodog, and shortly thereafter I announced that it was my favorite beer. I hit the net the next day looking for a place that sold it in bottles. I prefer to do my drinking at home to avoid having to drive.

It's a dark ale with a good strong taste. It doesn't have an overpowering flavor, and it's not too heavy. Coming out of the tap, this was indeed an excellent beer, but coming out of the bottle it just isn't the same. In fact, I don't intend to waste my time getting bottles of this. There's only so much time in life for beer drinking, and, while this is okay, it's just not as super fantastic as it was from the tap. Whenever I go back to that place, I always get this though.

Photo of MaDeuce
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Very smooth, great hops. Could have a heavier body

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Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,620 ratings.