Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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83
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2,513 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,513
Reviews: 969
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 69
Gots: 186 | 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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Photo of thlayli87
3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

A - Dark brown, almost black with 2 fingers of thick foamy head. Good and persistent lacing.

S - Grainy malt, not much else going on.

T - Molasses, caramel malt, slight tartness, and an unpleasant metallic aftertaste. Improves slightly as it warms.

M - Light to medium body.

O - Not terrible, but the flavors don't quite mesh. And the metallic taste is a definite turnoff. Oddly, this beer paired very well with chocolate covered marshmallow easter candy.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of teromous
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown body, nearly black. Light tan fluffy head that stands up and leaves good lacing.

S: Loads of precious coffee-house and bakery smells. Smells like coffee, a bit of chocolate, some toffee, fresh baked bread, and caramel. Really smells good.

T: The flavor is a light roasted bitterness, a hint of charcoal, and a tad of toffee and caramel flavor. It's not very strong...there is a sweetness to it but it is very mellow. I'd say that the roasted flavors dominate more.

M: The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium, and a bit watery. Easy to drink.

O: Overall it's a really good beer. Some of the flavors aren't as pronounced as they smell, and roasted bitterness dominates overall. It might even be a bit too bitter, but it is a tasty mellow beer. It's not something I'd rave about, but I would like to drink it again.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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1/5  rDev -72.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of scarfacecrowe
3.04/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured dark brown with a thick creamy mocha head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate with a hint of vanilla. The flavor is of unsweetened dark chocolate and coffee, not very hoppy which is a plus, not real complex but a good flavor none the less. To me this is a good solid dark beer, but nothing really stands out to put it in the superior category.

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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of breakingbland
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle (undated)

Appearance: a nearly opaque reddish-brown. The thick tan, two-finger head stayed for quite a while.

Aroma: nice - very strong chocolate with some hops.

Taste: like the aroma but with the addition of a subtle toasty, bready component.

Mouthfeel: rather sharp - but not unpleasant - carbonation. Medium light body.

Overall: a deep but not overly complex brew. The hops are understated in the presence of the rich coffee flavor.

Photo of FrankShirley
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,513 ratings.