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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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2,325 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,325
Reviews: 961
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 61
Gots: 112 | 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 beerphan


3.35/5  rDev -8.2%

12oz bottle -> tulip
no date

Pours dark brown with some reddish highlights. A thick creamy mocha head pulsates down.. Lace.

Nose: faint caramel, nuts,

Body is medium. Flavors are subdued caramel and chocoalte malts, that fall a bit short in the flavor department. Finishes with a smooth nuttiness that almost makes up for the lack of full flavors, but alas falls short.

Needs a big addition to the malt profile to find its way back to my fridge.

03-29-2011 01:32:24 | More by beerphan
Photo of baos


4.28/5  rDev +17.3%

Picked this up at the Marsh on State Road 135 south of Greenwood. They have a nice little section where you can make your own six pack for 8.99. This was one of the choices.

12 ounce bottle into Barilla spaghetti sauce jar.

A: Darn brown with a reddish tint and good clarity. 2 finger tan head that stick around pretty good and sticks to the sides really good.

S: Nice roasty nuttiness with a touch of hop spice.

T: Nice dark nutty maltiness with the slightest hint of nutmeg. Warm and caramelly this beer went way past expectations for me.

M: Medium to full with a nice creaminess. Most brown ales I've had are really wimpy in feel this one is really nice.

D: Grows on you as it warms in your glass getting a bit more spicier as it warms. A great brew. Try one on.

12-03-2008 00:19:55 | More by baos
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-04-2011 01:53:40 | More by pavpav12
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

12 oz into a tulip/ label has a spot for a date but no actual date.

pours an opaque, mahogany brown with faint red highlights and a tan 2 finger head. head hangs around for a while and eventually calms down to a thin film leaving a few rings in the glass.

smells delicious with lots of chocolate and toffee malts and dark fruity goodness. taste follows nose with big malt sweetness, some fruity overtones and a little smokiness. finishes up nicely with mild hop bitterness.

mouthfeel is on the thick side with a little more co2 than i like usually.

this is a very drinkable beer that i wish i had more of. the cult status seems to be quite well deserved.

04-08-2010 05:27:28 | More by divineaudio
Photo of Dolfan907


3.25/5  rDev -11%

10-02-2012 16:46:14 | More by Dolfan907
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-18-2014 21:08:28 | More by KG710
Photo of Stunner97

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

Appearance- a dark brown with slight bubbles to be seen inside of it, nice white/tan head which quickly fades a way, if held to light still slightly transparent

Smell- lots of chocolate, slight pecan, nuts, roasted malts, and caramel with molasses tones though something not there i smelt before, uh oh

Taste- Hmm, im thinking maybe I got a bad batch here, not gettin the flavor ive tasted before on this one, may be slightly oxidized here, not good, will continue...slightly nut and chocolate flavor, but the alcohols coming out more then it should right now, think i got a bad batch could be old or something, bummer

Mouthfeel- decently full bodied with smoothness

Drinkability- I have to say I truely believe I had bad batch here, i had this on tap recently and I really liked it, this one was not very drinkable at all but i will with out a doubt give it one more shot, bummer not fun to waste 8 bucks, to be re reviewed...

03-24-2009 03:29:03 | More by Stunner97
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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-27-2014 11:48:50 | More by Andy_Luft
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

02-25-2014 00:58:05 | More by little_star
Photo of nortmand


3.8/5  rDev +4.1%

Pours dark amber-brown, with a wispy tan foam.

Very doughy, grainy aroma. Little hop presence. Some "swampiness" right at the end.

Raisin-chocolate flavor up front. This spreads across the tongue into an unpleasant tinny, metallic taste. Ends with a roast bitter aftertaste. This beer would be exceptional if it weren't for the metallic middle.

Full bodied, but not chewy, pretty good mouthfeel, and a fairly drinkable brown ale.

10-24-2005 02:06:20 | More by nortmand
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New York

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-03-2014 17:33:44 | More by mmmbeerNY
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-25-2013 00:31:56 | More by Nordbier
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-01-2012 23:23:04 | More by agreenman19
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

05-10-2013 16:42:42 | More by ajtorres311
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-12-2014 01:52:47 | More by LukeGude
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2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

04-13-2014 04:58:55 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

03-09-2012 03:49:35 | More by mtrog313
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

07-01-2014 15:40:44 | More by Jmbbabson
Photo of BeerAngel


2.73/5  rDev -25.2%

Pours a dark coca-cola colored brown with a modest 1-½ finger tan head. The smell consists of roasted chocolate malt and a very faint hop aroma. The taste mimics the smell in a watery kind of way. The aroma is deceiving in this manner as it almost smells as bold as a porter, but this is way more watery in taste than a light bock. It also has a weird twang mid-swallow of each and every swallow. The hops are barely noticeable and there’s not much carbonation either. This beer is very light bodied and finishes very thin. This beer has way too much “roastiness” to be so lean. Strange brew this is! Cheers!

04-04-2003 18:41:55 | More by BeerAngel
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3.38/5  rDev -7.4%

Pours a dark mahogany with a two-finger tan head. Scent is toasted malts with faint chocolate. The taste is strong of coffee, chocolate & toasted malt. Mouthfeel is more carbonated than I expected, not real thick. This is a drinkable beer that's not too filling, however, the high carbonation is a little much.

12-03-2008 03:44:55 | More by theghost3
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-12-2012 02:25:48 | More by poppyjohn
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-09-2013 18:45:47 | More by AKuehn47
Photo of BDIMike


3.85/5  rDev +5.5%

Pours a brownish-black color with a nice tan head that stays throughout the beer.
The smell is nice of caramel malt. A little bit of hops are detected.
Flavor is very full and rich malt tastes. The toasted grains are good, but fairly subdued.
Mouthfeel is very nice. Full and smooth.
Good drinkability. The smoothness of the beer and the subtelty of the taste go well for dinner with ribs or something of the sort.

03-08-2008 19:37:54 | More by BDIMike
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-05-2014 20:54:27 | More by Can_has_beer
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

01-12-2014 20:57:19 | More by Shafaegalo
Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
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