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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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2,381 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,381
Reviews: 964
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 64
Gots: 129 | 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 tmarq9
4/5  rDev +9.6%

tmarq9, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

rattletrap968, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

logicalparadox, Nov 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

ROGUE16, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +37%

Mac19872, Nov 17, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

orangesol, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of bastu
4/5  rDev +9.6%

bastu, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

jheezee, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +9.6%

mjtiernan, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

IpeeA, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

shufon, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

BeerMe42, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Adamostella, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

fmccormi, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of wyatt
3/5  rDev -17.8%

wyatt, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

bpfrush, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of shuajw
4/5  rDev +9.6%

shuajw, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of tobelerone
3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The color of this beer is a very dark chestnut, nearly black, and almost completely opaque. A quarter inch of tanned head falls fast. Lacing falls quickly too but still looks nice and creamy.

Aroma is faint, with roasted malt and touches of coffee. A little lacking in this department. The taste is lightly roasty, with traces of dark coffee and bittersweet chocolate. The chocolate malt used makes a pretty subtle appearance, hop bitterness is low; a slightly metallic aftertaste is detected. I guess I'd describe this beer as shallow; the flavor disappears fast.

Good carbonation, medium light in body, with a short finish. Drinkable but not particularly memorable. The nose is really lacking and the taste just seems to vanish in thin air.

tobelerone, Nov 09, 2011
Photo of tdm168
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep, dark brown with 1/4" of dense, brown head that has great retention. The nose has notes of caramel, faint toast, and mild diacetylic aromas. The taste is caramel, mildly sweet, light toast, and very faint hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated, and smooth.

Not a bad beer. It's simple and easy to drink. It's not something I would go out of my way to get again, but it was good once.

tdm168, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of osusullins
2.9/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance was unimpressive. Pours a dark brown with little head.

Not much of a nose on this beer. A little malt, some faint hints of tofee, but not much of an aroma at all.

Taste falls flat to me. It is cold and it is wet, but that is about it. Nothing exciting on the palate. Subtle toffee, subtle chocolate, finishes dry. Everything is there, but nothing steps up to take control of this beer.

I wouldn't order this again. It was ok. Not bad, but nothing that I would go seek out.

osusullins, Nov 01, 2011
Photo of fsvan
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into pint glass.

A- Dark brown, like coffee, some light gets through at the edges. Two fingers of tan head.

S- Smooth roasted malt. A good milk chocolate presence.

T- Very much in line with the smell with chocolate, roasted malt flavors. The one difference is a nice slight hop bitterness on the back end.

M- Medium bodied or so.

O- A pretty good brown. Definitely one of Abita's better beers.

fsvan, Oct 27, 2011
Photo of gtermi
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer pours a nice very dark brown, with almost no head at all.

S: I pick up some nutty scents, but mostly it is a very faint smell.

T: The beer has a very strong nutty taste and a good amount of coffee taste too. I also get some roasted malt and it is very tasty.

M: The beer is very carbonated in my mouth, but pretty easy to drink. Also has some a bit of crispness.

O: This is a very solid session beer. This isnt the best of beers, but it is very tasty and easy to drink.

gtermi, Oct 25, 2011
Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours very dark brown/black with a little bit of a light tan head.

Had to sniff around for a while to get any recognizable smells from this beer. Settled on milk chocolate, red grapes, and caramel.

Turbodog is pretty flavorful. An immediate sweetness fades into a smidgen of bitterness. Milk chocolate again in the taste with a little of bit of cereal grain and buttered english muffin. Dark fruit flavors are a nice touch. Willamette hops offer this brown ale a little balance, but not much.

Mouthfeel is a bit thick. Somewhere between a brown ale and a porter. Carbonation sticks around while drinking.

Overall I enjoyed turbodog. A fine example of it's style.

TheMultiYeast, Oct 18, 2011
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3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a quick 1-finger light tan head, which dissipates somewhat quickly. Aromas of cocoa and vanilla cappuccino. Dark, Coca-Cola coloring. Smooth mouthfeel and great drinkability. Aftertaste of chocolate milk. Overall a good beer for sitting out on a porch in the fall, having a good conversation.

soonerferg, Oct 01, 2011
Photo of MrSoto
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first review so I am doing my best. Hope it's not bad.

A: Dark brown with some dark amber edges. Small tan head that quickly dissipated.

S: Toffee like smell. A little sweet chocolate milk.

T: I leaves a bit of coffee flavor. Close to a porter but more watered down. Milk chocolate flavor, not so rich as a darker one.

M: Medium, leaves a nice chocolaty and coffee like aftertaste.

Overall: I like this beer a lot. It's good and cheap for the price of most craft beers in Puerto Rico. It's a beer that I like to keep in my fridge.

MrSoto, Sep 21, 2011
Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,381 ratings.