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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,287 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,287
Reviews: 960
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 59
Gots: 98 | 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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Goliath

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with ruby hues. One finger of tan head sits on top with decent retention and some nice spotty lace.

A nice aroma comes from the glass. Almost a belgian like yeast/fruit/spiciness. Aromas of caramel, and I want to say clove.

The taste is ok. Caramel, toffee, and an overall roastiness that is quite pleasing.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a bright carbonation smack.

Drinkability is fairly high as the alcohol is relatively low and flavors are pretty easy to consume. A nice little session beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2008 19:06:32 | More by Goliath
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John1985

Tennessee

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Dark Brown color with a quarter inch head and an exceptionally fresh malty aroma. Malt dominates flavor all the way through with a malty aftertaste. Body is a bit thin. Easy to drink and quaffable. I am not that familiar with brown ales but this seems very true to style.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2005 03:33:56 | More by John1985
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scoobybrew

Indiana

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - deep, dark amber color with a modest head that is retained in a thin layer

S - slight caramel malt scent with a faint trace of hops; slight green apple scent as well

T - rich, full flavor malt greets you upon first tasting, quite a surprise from the aroma; malt is a nice blend or roasted and toasted grains with a slight biscuit flavor to it - it finishes slightly dry with a small hop finish

M - medium body with moderate carbonation

D - This is a really nice and surprising brown. There's some interesting complexity of malt and hops going on here that are very subtle. It really toes the line between the English browns and some of the hoppier American varieties as well. This would be really great with roasted or grilled foods.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2008 02:06:28 | More by scoobybrew
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Overlord

California

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

I've heard good things about Turbodog, and was eager to try it.

Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights. Small light brown head. Smells earthy, with some nut and caramel content. Nothing spectactular, but nice.

Taste is, again, very nutty/earthy. There's definitely a bit of roastiness and maltiness to it, but neither is predominant. There's a sweet fruit tang, but for the life of me (and I tried), I couldn't figure out it was.

Mouthfeel is great, with some zesty carbonation. Very drinkable. I can't believe it's above 6%. What does this brew normally cost?

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2008 23:03:01 | More by Overlord
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Starchild

New York

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great looking head and nice malt aroma to the nose. One of my favorite Brown Ales’s. It’s drinkable, complex, and tasty. The taste? Big malted backbone covered with toffee, a hint of espresso maybe dark chocolate. Then half way through the roast emerges again. Fantastic. The body is just great and really showcases an English ale, it was a medium body but packs in the flavor. Well done. I’ll have a pint of this with friends anytime. The bitterness from hidden hops shows up in the end. Refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2003 02:53:55 | More by Starchild
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Best By 06/03/13. Took a break from the Sam Adams Spring Thaw pack to give this one a first-time.

Pours a translucent brown with some red hues poking through. Great-looking finger's worth of fluffy beige head capping this brew. Looks like draft root beer.

Very mild nose. Light chocolate and brown ale notes. Hints of something caramelly, or maybe toffee. Chocolate is definitely here, though. Smells malty. Lightly soapy, too.

Some milk chocolate, English toffee, herbal hops, malty session ale sweetness, moderate bitterness, medicinal notes, root vegetable quality, and obligatory nuttiness. A bit of cola in the middle. Finishes with malty roast and some Willamette. There's enough going on here! Pleasantly surprised by this Southern English Brown.

Very quaffable. Chunky body full of dextrins. Clunky carbonation is delightfully clumsy. Splashes in the mouth. There's even a thin booze note.

I wouldn't call it complex, but this beer has a lot to offer. Great sessionable English-style ale. Chocolate and toffee make an intriguing combo; not exactly used to it. An enjoyably easy twelve-ouncer to slam back between other beers.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 03:49:18 | More by thecheapies
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davemarc87

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-23-2014 01:22:46 | More by davemarc87
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Turbo

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-07-2012 13:51:10 | More by Turbo
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-03-2013 23:41:45 | More by TimoP
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-14-2011 15:32:50 | More by bpfrush
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Isotope

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-23-2013 02:22:36 | More by Isotope
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-20-2013 18:33:35 | More by ste5venla
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-14-2012 02:14:54 | More by RichardMNixon
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Dcor

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-28-2012 17:28:34 | More by Dcor
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DrewBest

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-04-2014 21:08:49 | More by DrewBest
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skloeff

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-03-2012 02:18:17 | More by skloeff
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GDBEERMAN

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a deep brown in color, with a tan head that retreats quick. Lacing is spotty and minimal.
S: Nice aroma of toffee and roasted nuts.
T/M: A smooth mouthfeel, a very subtle roasted nut and chocolate notes. A good one, but nothing really going on that is outstanding.
D: This is a very drinkable brew, nice job on the style interpretation. A easy, smooth drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2010 13:26:23 | More by GDBEERMAN
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socon67

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark brown with hints or red. No lacing, and a slight tan foam.

S - Scents of fruit and roasted malt.

T - Has a toffee taste with notes of caramel and chocolate. Tastes like english toffee.

M - Tastes light for the style, but well balanced.

O - This was a gateway beer for me. Always like this guy for the memories.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 00:23:20 | More by socon67
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bcseda


3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-08-2012 21:32:30 | More by bcseda
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pastramionrye7

Germany

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-15-2013 23:59:43 | More by pastramionrye7
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RickS95

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A good looking beer sitting in the glass. Extremely dark brown, bordering on black. With a pillowy brown head.

All smells are subtle, but present. Mostly a combination of chocolat and malty scents.

I like the taste. There's some bittersweet chocolate, but also some toffee notes to balance it. Also some hoppy bitter flavors.

Mouthfeel borders on complex as it starts out bitter with the chocolate, then a bit sweet from the toffee before finishing slightly bitter from the hops. All the flavors are strong so the feeling in the mouth is aggressive.

Mostly drinkable. Big strong flavors and a strong mouth feel may turn off some.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2010 04:17:14 | More by RickS95
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-16-2012 23:49:21 | More by cliff1066
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bconsidine

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-09-2013 12:59:15 | More by bconsidine
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freewill35

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-13-2012 23:27:55 | More by freewill35
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-13-2012 18:50:05 | More by Larrydoherty
Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,287 ratings.