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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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2,598 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,598
Reviews: 987
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 83
Gots: 263 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark chestnut and light ruby when backlit. Large, light tan head. Clear, but almost no bubbles are seen rising. Big bubbled foam collapses fast to a small ring and leaves some acceptable lace.

S: Toffee & chocolate on a faintly nutty base with additional touch of malty sweetness & a hint of roast. All fairly light and thin though. A good number of nice things going on, but a bit lacking for umph.

T: Nutty base malt is more forward on the palate. Toffee & malt sweetness up front, chocolate in the middle, and roast increasing into the end and finish with just a soft hint of coffee. Nice flavors, but depth is to be desired. Background spicy, woody, & herbal hops. Overall, it has a nice beery chocolate malt balls impression.

M: Medium-light body with average carbonation that has good texture. Semi-sweet up frunt with a few sticky sugars & a moderately drying finish that slowly fades.

D: An interesting profile, but a bit lacking for richness and depth. But then, that does go along with it being easy to drink. I am not sure it is really cult following worthy, but it is a fairly nice little brown (if somewhat different).

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Appearance: This is an awesome beer. 1-2 fingers of tan foam. This almost looks like a porter or a stout. Solid brown overall.

Smell: Mostly molasses. I get the feeling this is from fresh Louisiana sugar cane, so I like the local touch.

Taste/Mouthfeel: A bit smoky, and pretty sweet. This is quite an enjoyable beer. This would go great with barbeque.

Overall Drinkability: Definitely a great beer.

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Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,598 ratings.