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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,277 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,277
Reviews: 960
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 57
Gots: 93 | 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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DoktorEd

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-18-2014 00:07:44 | More by DoktorEd
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JoeyStats707

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-17-2014 03:13:36 | More by JoeyStats707
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RichWray

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-16-2014 18:14:32 | More by RichWray
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Rob23

California

3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Kept seeing this at my fav bottle shop decided to go ahead and give it a go.I had higher expectations for this brew.It is very malty and if anything would go well with a good ol fashioned BBQ dinner.Maybe even make a good marinade with the rest of the six pack I bought.Not putting it down,just had hoped it would live up to the hype I have experienced and price was a little on the high side.Not the best review I know but was not passionate enough to do it.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 23:45:05 | More by Rob23
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SaltofOH

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a six-pack my dad brought me cross-country. Served in a standard shaker pint glass. Graded to 2008 BJCP American Brown Ale, 10C.

Appearance: Super dark brown, almost black, with reddish hues at the edges. 1" tan head and a little lacing goes down the glass as I drink.

Aroma: Malty & salty. Sweet & roasty.

Taste: Roasty, sweet-tart arrival. Dries across mid-palate; roasted, bitter finish. Almost liquorice-like. Good, cleansing bitterness at the end. Hoppier than I remember any brown ale being.

Mouthfeel: Hefty, but not heavy. Well-carbonated, but not overdone. Slightly slick.

Overall: Roasty, hefty, bitter & sweet. Not an English brown ale at all, but too light to be a porter. This is really versatile; good on its own, great with food. Just a little too dark for the season (early summer). I look forward to returning to this in the fall. Pretty much spot on for American dark brown ale. The closest thing I have mind to compare this to is Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald, but less roasty or bitter than GLEF, and much sweeter.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 03:19:57 | More by SaltofOH
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HamdenHector

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: deep brown - like cola; 1 finger head that receded quickly to a ring around the edge of the glass; minimal lacing;

S: chocolate; coffee; roasted malt;

T: like is smells - chocolate and coffee up front; roasted malt kicks in mid-palate along with some moderate bitterness; finish was short;

M; a little thin; moderate carbonation;

O: not very complex, but enjoyable to drink;

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2014 07:50:05 | More by HamdenHector
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-13-2014 01:21:32 | More by DenverHopHead
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doctorjack

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-12-2014 23:21:47 | More by doctorjack
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Dreenbm


4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-12-2014 21:48:35 | More by Dreenbm
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Braz

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-12-2014 17:40:38 | More by Braz
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MatterOfOpinion

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-11-2014 05:34:10 | More by MatterOfOpinion
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-09-2014 23:39:25 | More by ridgeline23
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-09-2014 14:06:23 | More by paulys55
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pixarnick

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-08-2014 18:11:40 | More by pixarnick
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass at Estelle's.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark brown color with no vision of anything. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Toasted, toffee, slight chocolate, and roasted malts with some grassy notes in the rear.

Taste: Same as above with slight bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, light bodied,

Overall: Pretty standard brown ale. Nothing spectacular here, but decent.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 02:14:28 | More by Flounder57
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Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-06-2014 19:22:23 | More by Dicers
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dradair

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-06-2014 16:17:23 | More by dradair
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TGanyone

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-04-2014 01:53:08 | More by TGanyone
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1Sundown2C

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-03-2014 23:59:15 | More by 1Sundown2C
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mmmbeerNY

New York

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-03-2014 17:33:44 | More by mmmbeerNY
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dgilks

Australia

3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy red-brown colour with a foamy, tan head. Good head retention with some rockiness.

Malt. Lots of bready melanoidin. Toffee. Good.

Malt. Malt. Malt. No hops whatsoever. Good flavour with touches of toffee.

Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Good.

A decent beer. Lots of malt but the balance seems to be a little out for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2014 11:23:14 | More by dgilks
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xJMFCx

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

06-03-2014 01:01:04 | More by xJMFCx
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Sturgeon

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-02-2014 20:02:32 | More by Sturgeon
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ElijahRivera

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-02-2014 00:13:06 | More by ElijahRivera
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-01-2014 14:18:25 | More by BRYeleJR
Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,277 ratings.