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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
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2,335 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,335
Reviews: 961
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 61
Gots: 117 | 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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DuffDaddy

Florida

5/5  rDev +37%

05-14-2013 13:04:44 | More by DuffDaddy
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TwoForty

Florida

5/5  rDev +37%

01-27-2013 01:45:01 | More by TwoForty
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pheelingIt

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +37%

12-25-2011 03:32:33 | More by pheelingIt
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Lizlovesbeer

Iowa

5/5  rDev +37%

08-22-2014 19:51:49 | More by Lizlovesbeer
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redneckchugger

Florida

4.9/5  rDev +34.2%

pours a dark opague brown, with two inches of tawny, rocky head.
smells of caramel and roasted walnuts.
Tastes of toasted malt, nuts, caramel, and a hint of hops in the background
One of the smoothest beers i have ever put to my lips, it just carresses the tongue and mouth.
Extemly drinkable, very tasty, the best brown ale i have had to date. An underrated beer, and one of my favorites.

11-24-2007 20:21:32 | More by redneckchugger
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Mick

New Jersey

4.88/5  rDev +33.7%

A heavier product from Abita. Very coffee like. Has a great pour and trickles and trances down the glass with grace. A strong but pleasant aroma. Strong appearance. Highlights of a roasting flavor compliment the overall experience.

09-13-2002 09:52:01 | More by Mick
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johnpdennis


4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

10-18-2012 13:48:05 | More by johnpdennis
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

01-10-2012 17:25:49 | More by CWhite
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madkat07

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

06-11-2012 21:27:13 | More by madkat07
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Shoegazer

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

04-03-2012 23:28:42 | More by Shoegazer
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t3hPl4gu3

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

06-06-2012 02:45:39 | More by t3hPl4gu3
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Knobpolisher

California

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

10-12-2013 17:48:11 | More by Knobpolisher
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slowandlazy

California

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

03-17-2012 18:28:43 | More by slowandlazy
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MikePrice1976

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

02-23-2013 19:58:39 | More by MikePrice1976
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devonnaire

North Dakota

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

03-11-2012 23:23:53 | More by devonnaire
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lgbeyea

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

08-13-2013 22:55:13 | More by lgbeyea
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WVU-Gus


4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

05-30-2012 17:02:46 | More by WVU-Gus
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Mervjahn

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

03-30-2013 18:42:12 | More by Mervjahn
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WhiskeeTango

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

06-05-2012 15:35:41 | More by WhiskeeTango
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DrTravisW

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

08-12-2013 02:03:32 | More by DrTravisW
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micahgoldfus

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +27.4%

The pour looked good: a dark brown with amber hues, and a nice, fluffy dark-tan head. The smell was of dark malts, nuts (especially chestnuts), and a pinch of bitter hops. The smell was strong and pleasant, and I could catch a whiff of it with the glass sitting on the table a few feet away. The taste was similar to the smell: a great mix of malts, which were simultaneously dark (chocolate), nutty, and sweet (toffee and brown sugar), plus a dash of hop bitterness to round it off and balance the flavor. The beer is well carbonated, and it has a medium mouthfeel. The beer is very drinkable: sweet (but not too sweet), smooth, tasty, not filling, and refreshing.

02-20-2009 03:32:38 | More by micahgoldfus
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BeerLover729

New York

4.63/5  rDev +26.8%

Translucent brown pour with reddish hues. Tan/white frothy head.

Toasty, bread-like malt flavors rise up from the glass chased by slightly roasted chocolaty notes.

Sweet toffee and toasted nuts. Balanced caramel sweetness. Lingering sugars fade to chocolate goodness.

Light medium body. Small, present, but not too sharp carbonation. Lingering flavors leave mouth watering for more.

Extremely well balanced, quaffable, and very tasty brown brew.

08-01-2011 15:12:31 | More by BeerLover729
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.58/5  rDev +25.5%

Beautiful black ruby brew with decent sized light tan head.

But for more fun, my favorite way to drink this beer is slighty cool, and dumped into a glass quickly so it forms a giant head. I know this is normally not the way to pour a beer, but with Turbodog, it is the way to go. The giant fluffy creamy head is glorious.

The aroma is chocalaty, rich and strong.

The flavor starts off creamy, then moves to dark chocolate and then creamy milky chocolate, then to espresso and finally to a finish of toasty malts with just a bit of a Heath bar. Lots of wonderful alcoholic warmth.

An absolutely fabulous beer, but I will make one cautionary note. Look for the freshness dating. It rapidly loses flavor if it is out of date (in fact, if you are in Oklahoma like I am, where they don't let liquor stores refrigerate beers, I wouldn't buy it with 3 weeks of expiration date). I've drank this beer just a little past its prime and was very disappointed.

Very, very drinkable. Excellent session beer, particularly for its price (around $6/6pack).

10-28-2006 03:32:25 | More by jmbranum
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JackTheRipper

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +25.5%

High marks, I know, but I like this beer.

A: Bottle label is different than the pic, mine is black with some wheat stalks barely visible. Anyway. Pours a deep deep brown color with just a hint of garnet in the light. Nice head at first. Scant lacing.

S: Wow! Dark malty sweetness with hints of caramel in there. Can't really smell any hops. Very appealing, nonetheless. The malty profile is lovely smelling.

T: Toasty malts, just this side of sweet. Hop flavor comes very late and provides just a tap of bitterness that seems to set you up for the next sip. Do I detect a bare hint of coffee here? Amazing tasting beer.

M: Alcohol warmth is perfect. Lets you know it's there without needing any attention. Medium body. Moderate level of carbonation. Dry feeling late just makes me want to take another sip, then another, etc.

D&N: He may not have sent me this one, but BigLove turned me on to Abita with the Abita Wheata he sent me. Thanks for getting me interested in this brewery, everything I've tried from them has been tasty, this one is just off the scale drinkable. I now have a definite beer I'll think of when I think of English Brown. Superb beer and I can't recommend this one enough. Go Get Some!

07-01-2005 05:49:54 | More by JackTheRipper
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Ozone34

Florida

4.58/5  rDev +25.5%

Sampled on-tap at the Cock and Bull. I tried this beer in a bottle a while ago and I didn't care for it much. Then just recently I got some on tap and I tasted quite a difference.

Appearance: dark brown, slight lacing

Smell: Nice roasted malts slight chocolate

Taste: Again, slightly chocolately, slight hop/bitterness on the backside.

A favorite among the patrons at the C & B, they almost always have a tap on this and always fresh. You come on Wednesday's it's $5 liter night and I always get a liter of TurboDog. Perfect example of a brown.

06-22-2006 20:18:24 | More by Ozone34
Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,335 ratings.