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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

2,430 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,430
Reviews: 963
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 64
Gots: 154 | 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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Photo of devilben02
2.79/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I poured this beer from the bottle, noticing a deep, almost opaque reddish-brown color and a modest beige head that settles to a thin film of foam, but I left the room for a minute right after pouring. When I returned, I was welcomed back to my seat by a wave of rich, caramel sweetness. Unfortunately, the wonderful sweetness somehow seemed to evaporate with the head, and my first deliberate smell of the beer yielded nothing but dull combination of mild lactose-like sweetness, some musty hops, and an afternote of dry cocoa. The flavor is marginally better but still sadly bland, with a light, sweet blend of milk chocolate and a mildest noticeable toffee character, although each characteristic seems to develop nicely as the beer warms. The texture is good enough, with a nice medium body that is lightened by a fine carbonation. Overall, although certainly drinkable, the superficial flavor profile leaves much to be desired.

devilben02, Jan 24, 2013
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Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 2,430 ratings.