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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,325 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,325
Reviews: 961
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 61
Gots: 112 | 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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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11%

12-21-2012 02:48:31 | More by shagal
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astidad

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-20-2012 03:37:05 | More by astidad
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-19-2012 13:02:15 | More by grumpygerman
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tubeyes

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.8%

12-19-2012 06:19:23 | More by tubeyes
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fischerking


2.3/5  rDev -37%

Abita Turbodog from Abita Springs, LA.

This beer was not sweet, almost bitter, not hoppy, and honestly, didn't really have much of a taste. Disappointing, especially coming from Abita, which I normally like.

I drank it on-tap in a 6-beer sampler at The Casual Pint in Knoxville, TN on 12/14/2012.

No.

12-19-2012 01:13:39 | More by fischerking
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11%

12-18-2012 17:32:20 | More by RobertColianni
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chardisty


4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-17-2012 01:27:13 | More by chardisty
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-16-2012 23:49:21 | More by cliff1066
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-16-2012 23:18:56 | More by TX-Badger
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MrBoh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-16-2012 19:34:30 | More by MrBoh
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George1005

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-15-2012 00:37:27 | More by George1005
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Torch20


4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-11-2012 19:59:11 | More by Torch20
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JellyJacket

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11%

12-11-2012 06:28:03 | More by JellyJacket
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lillitnn92

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-10-2012 15:48:57 | More by lillitnn92
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Chokobo

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -11%

12-10-2012 02:27:00 | More by Chokobo
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kmahe

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-10-2012 01:01:05 | More by kmahe
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rev3rb

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

Bottom Line Up Front: A very smooth, mild and drinkable brown ale.

Decanted 12oz into Guinness goblet.

Appearance: Nice deep brown color that pours a nice head. Head does dissipate rather quickly.

Smell: Smell of bread, roasted malts, bitter chocolate.

Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, very smooth with the right amount of carbonation. Hops and malts are in great balance.

Mouthfeel: Beer has a nice smooth clean feel that I consider to be thin to medium on the palate.

Overall: This is a very drinkable brown ale that is smooth and balanced on all fronts. It doesn't grab your palate and brutalize it. It just allows you to experience and have a good time.

12-09-2012 20:34:11 | More by rev3rb
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Toadhopper

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-09-2012 20:09:42 | More by Toadhopper
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Blumstein

Spain

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-08-2012 04:15:20 | More by Blumstein
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-07-2012 16:02:16 | More by Damian74Shensky
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theParish


4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

12-07-2012 08:07:09 | More by theParish
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Cugabuh

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +8.2%

This brown ale will be a favorite for stout fans who are looking for something a little lighter.

As a dark, brown ale, one will immediately notice the chocolate & caramel flavor that’s prevalent in a lot of brown ales and stouts these days. Because of this, fans of lighter brown ales like Newcastle or Old Ellie’s shouldn’t expect another go-to brown ale. The flavor will be stronger and the body will be heavier.

This beer is the perfect dessert beer - creamy, yet light. I ate a slice of pound cake while I sipped this beer, and found myself smiling, right up ‘til the last drop!

12-06-2012 22:02:37 | More by Cugabuh
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bcsbeer

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.8%

12-06-2012 05:51:58 | More by bcsbeer
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mullenite

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.8%

12-06-2012 00:20:36 | More by mullenite
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DavidRose

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-05-2012 19:16:47 | More by DavidRose
Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,325 ratings.