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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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2,541 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,541
Reviews: 975
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 75
Gots: 204 | 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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3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: black with shades of dark red... gorgeous bright red bottom when held to the light... awesome head, 2 finger, tan, fluffy and assymetric...retains pretty well, doesn’t stick much to the glass... 4.5

S: malts and cherry..sweet toffee... some chocolate/vanilla mixed undertone... 3.5

T: strong malt character.. toffee and slight chocolate... a little cherry, rasperry, currant...pretty mild aftertaste, but pleasant... 4.0

MF: smooth and balanced, not much more to say. 4.0

O: a nice session beer... my first Abita, i was impressed. I’d much rather spend a little more and get the similar (in my opinion) Unibroue Tres Pistoles from the same corner store... 4.0

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5/5  rDev +37%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass. Poured a dark brown color, mild amount of head, average retention and a small amount of lacing. The aroma is sweet toffee, toasted malt. The taste is medium body, sweet toffee and some chocolate. There is a bitter hop finish. Overall this is an excellent English Brown from a very good craft brewery. Great session beer- One of the classic Micro-Brews.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Grabbed this while on vacation in Puerto Rico. No freshness date notched on the bottle.

Nice smell of molasses and roasty malts to greet you up front. Taste is a decent mixture of these flavors with some hops at the end for good measure. Mild sweetness midway through; finishes mildly dry with some pleasant lingering bitterness and a touch of warmth. Rich, full body sells the experience nicely.

A solid brew overall.

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Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,541 ratings.