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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,292 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,292
Reviews: 960
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 59
Gots: 101 | 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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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-19-2012 03:30:38 | More by jfcaa193
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gueuzeonhigh

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

To me, this beer has a small malty nose.
It’s predominant flavor is hops. Dark color almost stout like, but I’d
call it a brown ale. The mouthfeel is that of a "lite" beer. The hops flavor dissolves on the pallet and turns to water like consistency, although the finish is clean but not particularly long lasting. Overall I’d lump it in the lighter bodied brown ale department. Not bad, but I believe there are better/more satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2003 04:04:57 | More by gueuzeonhigh
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cycoduck

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-26-2012 02:55:13 | More by cycoduck
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-03-2013 17:14:32 | More by skaboom420
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Minnesota_beer_guy

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-07-2014 16:28:09 | More by Minnesota_beer_guy
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-28-2012 05:23:34 | More by lilnicky068
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-15-2012 23:45:56 | More by pearljam118
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Amp

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-23-2011 07:24:28 | More by Amp
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woz00027

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-15-2012 16:59:39 | More by woz00027
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AaronOp

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-16-2014 04:51:15 | More by AaronOp
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CrellMoset

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Whole Foods in Charlottesville, VA. Poured into a Sweetwater Brewery-logoed traditional American pint glass.

Appearance: Brown with ruby hues, a light tan head, two-fingers in height, bold though uneven, bubbles up from a medium-to-aggressive pour. The retention, though initially decent, ended up ultimately looking rather poor, as is the lacing.

Aroma: Malty sweetness, smells sticky almost - a light agitation reveals tons of butterscotch and toffee, though it's sort of shallow - more like corn syrup (candy corn) than actual hearty, roasted malts.

Taste: Dry and muted, husky, with light toasted malts - wholesome toast and mild chocolate - very grainy. Has a few funny aftertastes, but nothing "off" - just sort of hollow. Gets better as it warms, however - the maltiness gets more of a showcase this way.

Mouthfeel: Refreshingly crisp, but uneven and not terribly smooth. Fairly thick. Has a very full afterfeel - leaves a thick, sticky coating on the tongue.

Drinkability: It's crisp for such a malty beer and the alcohol is entirely manageable, but the flavors and complexities aren't too terribly interesting. Again, not bad by any stretch of the imagination, and definitely worth trying at least once.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2008 20:19:45 | More by CrellMoset
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Trevormcraig

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-20-2012 02:08:32 | More by Trevormcraig
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athomasPSU

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-16-2014 16:24:06 | More by athomasPSU
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-28-2012 00:39:07 | More by Brushkanna
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-20-2011 05:29:55 | More by barnzy78
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truesolution

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-08-2012 18:31:01 | More by truesolution
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Leschber

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-13-2012 14:01:02 | More by Leschber
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W0rter

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-19-2012 03:30:06 | More by W0rter
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Beermaine

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-20-2013 00:33:28 | More by Beermaine
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astronautjones

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-13-2014 22:22:33 | More by astronautjones
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-13-2013 17:01:29 | More by ummswimmin
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Gmann

New York

3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown color with ruby highlights; the head was average and dissipated into a sparse cap. The aroma is quite faint, I pick up some light roasted malt and a touch of wood. The taste is surprising light for such a dark beer. Some light roasted malt and a hint of chocolate, a touch smokey/woody. The feel is fairly light and quite fizzy, reminds me of carbonated water; the brew finishes quite neutral and balanced. No great aroma or flavors but this is a damn easy drinking brew. I found it very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2008 04:10:08 | More by Gmann
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rebel1771

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with very little head. Smell consists of burnt malts. The taste is quite pleasing and consists of almost chocolate like malts with a clean hop bitterness in the end. This is an enjoyable brew and I could finish off quite a few of these in one sitting.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2005 02:16:28 | More by rebel1771
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scottoale

California

3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 12oz. brown bottle with a "Best if consumed before" date of 11-18 notched on the back label, pours a dark mahogany brown with 1/4 inch creamy tan head. A nice steady flow of carbonation bubbles keep the head aloft for a while, and there is some slippery bubble lacing as well.

Sweet doughy malt nose that is somewhat nutty, with toffee and even a note of alcohol as it warms...reminds me of Newcastle Brown Ale a bit.

Good flavor that matches the smell, sweet and nutty that winds down to a good balanced bittering from the hops in the finish. Nice quality tasting brew with a healthy medium body that's very easy to put away and suits it's style very well.

A solid Brown Ale, nothing outstanding, but very pleasant to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2006 11:03:11 | More by scottoale
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jasonjlewis

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I really don't think Abita is all that great. They are kind of quirky and I don't like what they do for the most part. This was theier las chance beer for me. It wasn't bad, but it didn't impress me. I'll drink their beers if they are offered to me, but I don't think I'll be buying anymore. They have sort of a soda wateriness to them.

The appearance had a nice head that lingered for a while. Smell was full of malts. There was a nice caramel and some chocolate malting. Mouthfeel was crisp but a little soda watery. This was alright to drink, but I won't seek it out again. I wouldn't mind one though if there wasn't much of a selection or if someone had a pitcher of it

I think I might have developed a bias towards Abita beers though. I'll have to try them again in a blind tasting..

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2006 05:03:55 | More by jasonjlewis
Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,292 ratings.