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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,276 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,276
Reviews: 960
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 57
Gots: 93 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-02-2001)
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SPThirtyThree

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served at fridge temperature. I've seen this beer around, but never bothered trying it until now. Mostly, I'm curious what a "Turbodog" is. I've always been happy with naturally-aspirated canines, but I'm looking forward to trying one with forced induction...

A: Turbodog pours a deep, deep reddish brown, with a three-finger, lush, creamy, beige cap. When held up to the sunlight, the crystal clarity becomes apparent, and the beer is a gorgeous blood red. The head persists until the end as it fades to patchy lumps of foam.

S: The nose is mild at best. After long quaffs, some chocolate reveals itself, along with a toasted nuttiness. There is nothing turbo or dog-like about the smell.

T: Caramel and chocolate malts dominate the flavor of Turbodog. If you could call it domination. There really isn't a tremendous amount of flavor here, and although it's a pleasant one, it is very one-dimensional. There is a crisp, but subtle, noble hop bite. Still no signs of boost or puppies.

M: Creamy and medium-bodied, with a pinch of bitterness in the finish.

D: If you're looking for a chilled, alcoholic alternative to rich, chocolaty Ovaltine, Turbodog is a shoe-in. While sessionability is high, this brew is overwhelmingly underwhelming.

I was hoping to feel the exhilaration of spooling up to 2.5 bars and being launched into next week, by some greyhound of the future, but perhaps my expectations were too lofty for an English Brown. Either way, the name seems irrelevant and the beer is good but forgettable.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2010 01:07:36 | More by SPThirtyThree
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mreed91

Mississippi

4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is the best beer I have ever had. I heard great things about Turbodog, and went to my local market, which has a "Build your own 6-pack" thing for 9.99. I got a Turbodog, Purple Haze, couple Shock Tops, and a Cherry Chocolate beer. I refridgerated my Turbodog and angle/straight poured it into a 20 oz. mug. The head is incredible! Super retention, very foamy, bit of lacing. The smell was great, hints of chocolate malt, no cloying, bit of sweetness. It pours a very dark brown. I drank the first gulp...heaven. No over the top alcohol taste, despite it having a higher ABV than most beers. I felt no biting carbonation and the sweetness was not overpowering. I recommend Turbodog to everyone. A+!

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 19:14:00 | More by mreed91
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Delaware

3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - brown ale, creamy head, patchy lacing, fairly dark brown

S - malts, red wine, there's a unique smell here that's almost like grape

T - sweet malt, mild hops, some roasted flavors, sweet toffee, very mild hops

M - very balanced on the palette, medium bodied

O - solid English Ale, really balanced balanced malt and hops and an interesting aroma like red wine which i find really nice.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 02:05:33 | More by mthomp081
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-18-2014 13:14:46 | More by Robyn
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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New York

3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown with a crimson hue when held to the light. It has a large creamy head of tan foam that falls slowly. The nose is mild. Some toasty malt with a nice sweetness on it and maybe some faint grass. Sweet milky chocolate creeps into the nose as it warms and there's a touch fo bread crust on the nose. Taste is gracefull and well done. It has a thin mouthfeel with a slight bite from carbonation. There's a fruity backnote and some hops balance it for a finish that is dry and has a faint touch of bitterness. The malt stays mild in this but enticing with some bread crust a bit of toffee and some light sweet chocolate.

Easy to drink and very pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 16:06:35 | More by utopiajane
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,276 ratings.