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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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2,289 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,289
Reviews: 960
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 59
Gots: 100 | 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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3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A. Pours a Dark mahogany with a dark tan head. Head lingers, then quickly dissipates. Minimal lacing.
S. Dark malts, coffee, chocolate.
T. Same as the smell. Dark, mildly burnt malts. Coffee. Chocolate.
M. Thin, slightly over carbonated.
O. Not a bad beer, but there are better examples of the brown ale style. Seems a little too burnt.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 23:41:26 | More by uspbacchus
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

06-22-2014 15:50:12 | More by CUbeerfan
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-22-2014 05:10:54 | More by Jasoncolliver
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-22-2014 03:15:18 | More by TheSamKuehn
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-21-2014 21:53:42 | More by Wayne17
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-21-2014 19:43:25 | More by dankjohn
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2.83/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into Surly pint glass. Picked up about 2wks ago.

Poured a 3/4 inch head that quickly dissolved to a small ring around the glass. Brown with a little ruby color. Dark brown, but you can get some light coming through.

Aroma of a traditional English ale, but a bit of an off-scent...funk.

The initial taste reveals full malty taste, typical English style. But, then comes an unwelcomed funk - I can only compare it to walking through a populated barn. It's not the worst taste/scent, but I wouldn't want to stay there. Like other Abita beers, I tend to get a "humph!" - something is just not right to my palate.

I wouldn't turn this down at a party (unless there were other options), but can't see buying one of these (mine was a gift).

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 03:15:44 | More by SaxmanRick
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-21-2014 00:59:04 | More by AMCPhD
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

06-20-2014 02:57:17 | More by Hopnotic_John
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-19-2014 04:33:05 | More by DeltaFour
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-18-2014 15:12:16 | More by shadwrack
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4.45/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled last night on 6/17/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a Texas-style glass boot.

Pours a deep dark brown which is almost black in color actually, that has a good half-finger beige head with decent lacing when sipped. The aroma is of sweet roasted malts for the most part. The taste has more going on with roasted malts, hint of chocolate, toffee and coffee in the mix. A slight tart finish which is nice. Perfect carbonation makes this good brew more enjoyable. A tasty brew! I had a few other styles of brew from this brewery and all have been good!

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 15:01:38 | More by BeerWithMike
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-18-2014 01:02:54 | More by Cubsfan1087
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-18-2014 00:07:44 | More by DoktorEd
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-17-2014 03:13:36 | More by JoeyStats707
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-16-2014 18:14:32 | More by RichWray
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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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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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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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4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-13-2014 01:21:32 | More by DenverHopHead
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-12-2014 23:21:47 | More by doctorjack
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-12-2014 21:48:35 | More by Dreenbm
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-12-2014 17:40:38 | More by Braz
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-11-2014 05:34:10 | More by MatterOfOpinion
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-09-2014 23:39:25 | More by ridgeline23
Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
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