Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by drperm:
4.08/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
I do love me some Turbodog, and I have for quite a few years. Only just now getting around to reviewing it.
And, only recently have I discovered a secret: drink it close to room (or at least cellar) temperature -- it comes alive!
Appearance: Dark, brooding, yet inviting. Crassly put, like Coca-Cola. More elegantly, like a russet madeira.
Aroma: Those dry hops are nice! On the nose, a lot of resin, molasses, pipe tobacco, leather, and wet grass. Shades of a weak barleywine, almost.
Taste: Not as poweful as the nose, but not too far behind. Toasty malt, chocolate, coffee notes, molasses, and an American hop finish.
Palate: A bit of a fizzy zing, but quite a bit of oil as well.
Overall: If they were to ever make a souped-up version of this ale and call it an Old Ale or a Barleywine, I'd be over the moon. Turbodog is great, though. Surprisingly easy-drinking for its heaviness and its strength. Dynamite with a range of foods, too, everything from oven-roasted eggplant to white chocolate challah bread pudding.
Serving type: bottle
10-31-2008 00:20:38 | More by drperm
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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
Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,292 ratings.