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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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2,539 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,539
Reviews: 975
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 75
Gots: 202 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-02-2001

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
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Photo of FrankShirley
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Omnium
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Lagunitas Mason Jar
A - Pours a really dark dark brown, vanilla colored 1 finger head, medium thickness, good lacing.
S - Dark, semi-roasted malts, vanilla, toffee, chocolates, and a kinda odd metallic (?) smell
T - You get those roasted flavors, not like a nut brown, but some dark malts.
M - Kinda thin, feels more like a black lager with the dark flavors hanging on.
O - A good brew from Abita, that I used to think more of, but after revisiting it a few times, its not as great as i once thought it was, still for the price, its a good choice.

Photo of tom91281
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Kromes
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with ruby edges and a thick brown colored head that laces the glass.

Roasted malt with dark fruit and a bit of hop.

A nice coffee, caramel and roasted grain flavor with some sweet chocolate and hop. The beer seems like it would be bitter, but the sweetness is maintained throughout. Finishes with a chocolate and hop flavor.

Medium body and velvet smooth.

I really like this beer. Definitely a go to beer for a fall or winter day.

Photo of steveh
4.38/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Abita was one of the first micros available in my area -- lo these many years ago. I haven't had it in a while, but was inspired by one of my cousins who said he drinks it all the time and really enjoys it -- mind you, this from a converted BMC drinker.

12 ounce stubby, no visible bottling or best-by date on the label.

Northern, or Southern English Brown..?

A -- Clear, deep chestnut brown with a very substantial, dense, tan head.

S -- Nice balance of chocolate and roasted malts, some toasted nut character with warming.

T -- Milk chocolate character up front that blends into mellow roasted malts. Some very mellow citrus fruitiness toward the finish, the mellow roasted malt follows through in the afertaste.

M -- Mouthfeel is Smooth and creamy with a medium to lightly heavy body.

O -- Based on guidelines, this beer straddles Northern & Southern English Brown characteristics -- and the drinker is the winner. A very smooth, mellow, yet robust beer. Great balance of sweet and roasted malts. If you crave a Brown and this is available, give it a go.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of kshizzle101
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12ox bottle into a pint glass

A - dark brown with a 3 inch sturdy off-white head

S - straw, roasted malts, slight hoppiness, some dark fruits possibly, something is sweet

T - straw, roasted malts, slight hoppiness, dark fruits and sweetness at the end.

M - light bodied, maybe needs a little more carb, slightly watery for a brown.

Overall - not a bad beer, worth a try. but pretty average brown ale in my opinion

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Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,539 ratings.