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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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2,390 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,390
Reviews: 963
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 64
Gots: 136 | 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 gcamparone
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Purchased in Providence, RI

A- Pours a muddy brown, pretty opaque body with a 2" mocha brown, fluffy head with medium retention and no lacing.

S- Sweet caramel, milk chocolate, and a sweet dark fruity aroma that resembles a belgian. Quite inviting so far.

T- Heavy toffee, caramel, and coffee upfront. In the background I get some cocoa powder and a slight smokey note.

M- Watery and not well carbonated.

A good brew. Nothing special but definitely drinkable. Somewhat one dimensional.

gcamparone, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of Nizzle913
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Nizzle913, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.6/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark burgundy color with great clarity given its shade. I like its head - a three finger light tan color with nice retention, and excellent texturing. Even after a while, it still remains a half finger high, leaving very nice, thick lacing down the side of the glass.

S: Toasted caramel malts and chocolate. Very faint in general - there's nothing wrong with it per se, but it's so aromatically boring.

T: Again, not really flawed, but so damn mild and even watery. Chocolaty sweetness to start, a candylike midtaste, with a vaguely toasted finish. And that's about it. I can chug it, at least.

M: Clean, damn near bone dry, and thin. This makes it super easy to drink, but the watery factor detracts some. Good carbonation.

O: The ultimate in inoffensive beer. There's nothing bad or good here - really, it just exists in the market place like white bread exists in a grocery store. And money no object, would you rather have white bread or the artisanal 9-grain stuff? Thought so.

ThisWangsChung, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of MAJ85
3.25/5  rDev -11%

MAJ85, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of Fossilhunter
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Fossilhunter, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of TheCondor
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Side poured with standard vigor from a bottle into a pint glass. Picked up as a mix and match six pack element.

Appearance - Pours a nice deep brown color with a solid, one finger head of tasty looking tan head that shows good lacing and retention. Pretty boring packaging, nothing really stands out about it.

Smell - Sweet malts, breads, a little caramel and some toast. There is a slight hint of something sweet, toffee perhaps. Nothing groundbreaking here

Taste - A little roasted caramel, some malts, breads, etc. Again, nothing really here to write home about. Relatively boring.

Mouthfeel - Finishes crisp, clean, and smooth. One of the better parts of the brew.

Overall - All in all, a boring beer. Nothing stands out here, nothing to really write about. Just a standard brown beer, bland. I wouldn't necessarily buy again. I would drink it though, for free.

TheCondor, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of lightfool
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

lightfool, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of MSU_Mick
2/5  rDev -45.2%

MSU_Mick, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Texasfan549, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of Rmatuszak2
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Rmatuszak2, Dec 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Flashyspoons, Dec 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

eaddy-p, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of cciquera01
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

cciquera01, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Hopheadjeffery, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of pkalix
4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

black beer, light around the edges. minimal head.
smells kind of bland, but some malts.
taste is a malt/hop mix up front with a semi-bitter hop finish.
overall, a decent brew. has a great semi-bitter taste, but easily could be sessionable. very light.

pkalix, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of bpop23
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

bpop23, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of shagal
3.25/5  rDev -11%

shagal, Dec 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

astidad, Dec 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

grumpygerman, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of tubeyes
3/5  rDev -17.8%

tubeyes, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of fischerking
2.3/5  rDev -37%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Abita Turbodog from Abita Springs, LA.

This beer was not sweet, almost bitter, not hoppy, and honestly, didn't really have much of a taste. Disappointing, especially coming from Abita, which I normally like.

I drank it on-tap in a 6-beer sampler at The Casual Pint in Knoxville, TN on 12/14/2012.


fischerking, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of RobertColianni
3.25/5  rDev -11%

RobertColianni, Dec 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

chardisty, Dec 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

cliff1066, Dec 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

TX-Badger, Dec 16, 2012
Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,390 ratings.