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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,325 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,325
Reviews: 961
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 61
Gots: 112 | 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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jmbraxton

Alabama

1/5  rDev -72.6%

04-03-2012 03:04:33 | More by jmbraxton
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MsLiberty

Texas

1/5  rDev -72.6%

04-05-2013 03:26:14 | More by MsLiberty
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Hopinista

Nevada

1/5  rDev -72.6%

10-24-2013 11:35:16 | More by Hopinista
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EddieJoe

Illinois

1/5  rDev -72.6%

03-03-2012 18:54:52 | More by EddieJoe
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Nikki


1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

03-03-2012 20:33:38 | More by Nikki
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glitchedmind

California

1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

10-04-2013 21:41:48 | More by glitchedmind
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Britski

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

06-25-2014 23:58:18 | More by Britski
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PawPawPepperoni

Louisiana

1.53/5  rDev -58.1%

I'm not sure what happened to this beer, but 10-15 years ago it was excellent. The stuff they call TurboDog now just does not taste the same. This was the beer that put Abita on the map, but now I find it undrinkable and lacking in the malty complexity it once held.

07-02-2014 20:42:19 | More by PawPawPepperoni
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goochpunch

Texas

1.7/5  rDev -53.4%

Pours a dark woody red with a tanned head that fizzles out to a ring in mere seconds. Aroma is of sweaty socks, herbal hops, caramel, cheap white wine and grain. Flavors start off over-bearingly sweet with that good ol' Abita Sweet 'n' Low flavor. There is some hinted at chocolate in the malts, but it gets too grainy too quick. Has a weird taste of yeast that one would find in shitty homebrew. Finishes with hints of Robutussin and rubber bands. Mouthfeel is thin, extremely slick, and lacking carbonation. No thanks.

05-10-2007 01:01:00 | More by goochpunch
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jovy1097

Louisiana

1.73/5  rDev -52.6%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint.

Appearance: Dark, ruby colored, clear beverage that puts out a huge coffee cream head with tons of lacing. Clouds of foam stay on top of the beer till it's gone.

Smell: Rootbeer and yeast with a slight chicory note.

Taste: Rootbeer at first that quickly morphs into metallic, burnt charcoal, and motor oil. Bitter aftertaste that doesn't want to go away.

Mouthfeel: Crisp bite of carbonation. A watery feel that leaves a slick finish.

Drinkability: I never want another one of these. If someone offers it to me, I'll say "No thanks, but I will take a glass of water." At least it's not a heavy beer. It's motto should be "Bad taste, less filling."

01-23-2010 05:25:43 | More by jovy1097
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cokes

Wisconsin

1.75/5  rDev -52.1%

Dark cherry-stained brown under a tight and kept dome of beige.
Nose features rubber bands, bandaids and chocolate.
Taste follows suit. The dominating flavor is one of rubber bands. Not those little drawer-clutterers, but rather the huge industrial-strength 8 inchers. The ones that just reek. And you know how after you use a rubber band enough, it starts to gain a soiled, black hue? That is how this tastes.
Aside from that, some powdery nuts appears. Minor cocoa surges. Maybe toffee too? Hopping is present, but totally overmatched by latex.
This sucks. Enough said.
The body is decent enough, clocking in at a sturdy medium. But when the flavors are so godawful. Who cares?
I am hoping this bottle is either old or off.
But this seems like bad news regardless.
All apologizes to my sink, which suffered through more of this than I.

05-19-2004 04:37:03 | More by cokes
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cyde

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -52.1%

08-23-2013 05:11:03 | More by cyde
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MSU_Mick

Ohio

2/5  rDev -45.2%

12-24-2012 18:46:48 | More by MSU_Mick
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.2%

10-12-2012 03:02:29 | More by jjd315
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tbone64

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -45.2%

03-08-2014 13:59:38 | More by tbone64
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BrewtalHonesty

Oregon

2/5  rDev -45.2%

10-04-2013 00:10:54 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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brett606

Texas

2/5  rDev -45.2%

07-06-2013 00:45:18 | More by brett606
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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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Chetti

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -45.2%

03-07-2013 07:14:04 | More by Chetti
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North Carolina

2/5  rDev -45.2%

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Texas

2/5  rDev -45.2%

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stevied71

Australia

2/5  rDev -45.2%

01-20-2012 07:43:59 | More by stevied71
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tmm313

Georgia

2/5  rDev -45.2%

06-24-2012 21:35:16 | More by tmm313
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Deathtrifecta

New York

2/5  rDev -45.2%

08-09-2014 03:41:00 | More by Deathtrifecta
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Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,325 ratings.