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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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2,581 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,581
Reviews: 985
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 79
Gots: 246 | 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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3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Gorgeous dark red/deep brown, shiny ruby-red with a quick thin creamy tan head that dissipates fast. Moderate lacing.

Pleasant nose of rich caramel malted barley, some fruits, nuts and faint citrus. Very pleasing to the nose, yet a little underwhelming.

Nice creamy malt feel, faint traces of nuts and fruit, no hop presence. Body is relatively light/thin, maybe a little watery, average carbonation.

A satisfying English Brown Ale, nothing to get super-excited about, but not bad.

Photo of KajII
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Dimpled Mug]

The pour was a dark murky brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown head that receded into a few puddles of residue that produced some good spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a dark roasted malt, a mild resin hop and an earthy yeast with notes of chocolate, coffee, molasses and a hint of toffee.

The taste was lightly sweet and superbly malty with notes of chocolate and molasses from the start with the finish having a mild hoppy taste and a nice dose of coffee at the end. The flavor lasted a nice long time letting the malty coffee flavor which had a hint of hoppiness, settle in.

Mouthfeel was medium in body with the texture being rather creamy and having a mild carbonation.

Overall a bold, robust, full tasting brew that had just a light hint of hops which offset everything rather nicely.

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3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

In most natural viewing situations this brew appears black. . . clear deep brown/amber if you play sherlock motha fuggin holmes. Smell was. . . sweet. Chocolatey, and the like. Taste was also initially sweet with some earthy essence coming in at the end. Mouthfeel seemed thin. Overall, enjoyed this beer much, will partake again. . .

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Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,581 ratings.