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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,381 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,381
Reviews: 964
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 64
Gots: 129 | 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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1/5  rDev -72.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

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1.53/5  rDev -58.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

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.

PawPawPepperoni, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of goochpunch
1.7/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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.

goochpunch, May 10, 2007
Photo of jovy1097
1.73/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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."

jovy1097, Jan 23, 2010
Photo of cokes
1.75/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

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.

cokes, May 19, 2004
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1.75/5  rDev -52.1%

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Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,381 ratings.