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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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2,574 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,574
Reviews: 983
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 79
Gots: 240 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

great head poured with decent lacing. Very clear with a nut brown hue. poured into a hotel plastic cup, pure class.
Slight cinnamon notes in the smell but thats all im getting. least appealing quality.
Mouth left dry with a bittering and yet soft as a brown should be.
I dont prefer this as a goto brown, nothing is terribly unique. but it does the job.

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pours dark brown, near-opaque mahogany when put to light. Light tan 1-finger head. Good retention, nice lacing.

Smell: Chocolate and toffee, roasted-malt/coffee.

Taste: Sweet and sugary on the tongue, but dark and bitter roasted coffee towards the back. Roasted malts dominate the aftertaste.

Feel: Light in body and carbonation.

Drink: Very drinkable! The lightness of an english brown with the robust flavors of a stout. I figure it would be great as a session beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: a dark brown with some amber around the edges, with an off white head
S: very nutty smell to it like a proper brown ale
T: nice almond taste up front with some nice bready malt
M: crisp and refreshing, good carbonation
O: the best abita brew i have had, a true brown ale and a nice refreshment after a good trail ride on the mtn bike

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3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-dark brown opaque color with an off-white head and decent lacing

S-roasted malts, coffee and hints of chocolate

T-coffee, chocolate and roasted malts with a bitter finish

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, slight smoothness to the feel

O-a decent brown ale with nothing that really stands out

Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,574 ratings.