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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,470 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,470
Reviews: 963
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 67
Gots: 169 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

BigRob329, May 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Herky21, Jan 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Nutwood, Jul 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Kelp, May 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have been wanting to try this beer for some time now, I picked up a single at the Party Source.

Dark brown beer with ruby hue. Solid half inch of off white/tan head. It smelled sweet and malty. Promising....

The taste was even. Sweet roasted malt, light bitterness balanced out all the sweetness. Not bad. Very drinkable, smooth. Medium body.

Not bad, not great. Just okay. I would drink it again but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

Brew33, Dec 19, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

MisterE, Sep 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

shebby, Mar 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

shelby415, Feb 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

beersvh23, Jan 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Nolen12, Nov 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

bongobeer, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

bootsdomino, Jan 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

mrfrancis, Jul 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Haybeerman, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours very dark brown/black with a little bit of a light tan head.

Had to sniff around for a while to get any recognizable smells from this beer. Settled on milk chocolate, red grapes, and caramel.

Turbodog is pretty flavorful. An immediate sweetness fades into a smidgen of bitterness. Milk chocolate again in the taste with a little of bit of cereal grain and buttered english muffin. Dark fruit flavors are a nice touch. Willamette hops offer this brown ale a little balance, but not much.

Mouthfeel is a bit thick. Somewhere between a brown ale and a porter. Carbonation sticks around while drinking.

Overall I enjoyed turbodog. A fine example of it's style.

TheMultiYeast, Oct 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Burkbom23, Mar 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

vonnegut21, Jun 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

PalmettoPyrat, Aug 20, 2012
Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,470 ratings.