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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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2,471 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,471
Reviews: 963
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 67
Gots: 170 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

pfaucett, Feb 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

JayKay412, Feb 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Thunder, Feb 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

gritz147, Feb 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

elchingen, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

rlb49, Feb 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

mixed_master7, Feb 05, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark brown, slightly hazy color. Head is diminishing, with average lacing.

Feel: Smooth/silky, creamy carbination. Avg-long with slightly wet finish.

Aroma: Malts (in order) Caramelly, Nutty, chocolaty

Taste: Malts are Nutty, chocolaty and caramelly. Nice amount of earthy bitter hops at end to balance eveything.

A better Newcastle, gave this to a friend that was a big Newcastle fan, and now he has switched to this.

JPlo, Feb 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

ExaltedNecrosis, Feb 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

CMOrak, Feb 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

kingmaker, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

ant880, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of Hopswagger
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

P: Deep dark mahogany body with creamy bubbly tan froth.

S: Aroma is similar to a box of crayons. Also, caramel, toffee, cardboard, toast and faint bitter cooking chocolate.

T/M: Roasted toffee, caramel, burnt toast, nuts and bitter coffee beans. Mouthfeel seems a tad light and watery. Nice bitterness that blends well with the dark malts. Finish is dry with dark malt lingers.

O: A decent brown ale that is easy drinking. Hops are nice and the blend was well done. Overall a nice drinkable beer that would be a great weekend beer to run through.

Hopswagger, Feb 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

bismarksays, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy dark reddish brown color with a nice 1-2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, chocolate, light roast, light nuttiness, herbal, and slight raisin. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malts. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, chocolate, brown sugar, light nuttiness, roast, herbal, and slight raisin. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, chocolate, light nuttiness, and brown sugar on the finish for a short bit. Very nice malt flavor balance that is fairly robust, with good complexity; and zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good brown ale. Nice balance and robustness of malt flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jan 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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

heteroscedastic, Jan 30, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a dark brown with some ruby hue, solid fluffy layer of head that has good retention, a bit of lace runs down the sides.

S- chocolate and caramel, dark prunes, and some spicy hops

T- toasted malt gives way to chocolate and toffee, mild notes of dark fruit, finishes with some citrusy hop and bready grain.

M- medium body and carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and smooth finish

O- great balance and extremely drinkable. Nothing is overbearing which makes it highly sessionable.

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

beersvh23, Jan 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

themind, Jan 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

calcnerd, Jan 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

donquixote, Jan 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

KillaB, Jan 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

DrJoe82, Jan 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

chestnut colored, decent maltiness but just a rather bland beer. Very little going on here. Nothing offensive, just boring. Like many other Abita beers, it's the standard run of the mill beer that doesn't offend, yet there's nothing spectacular about it.

DmanGTR, Jan 28, 2013
Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,471 ratings.