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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,381 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,381
Reviews: 964
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 64
Gots: 129 | 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

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Rmatuszak2, Dec 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

cciquera01, Dec 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Hopheadjeffery, Dec 22, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

black beer, light around the edges. minimal head.
smells kind of bland, but some malts.
taste is a malt/hop mix up front with a semi-bitter hop finish.
overall, a decent brew. has a great semi-bitter taste, but easily could be sessionable. very light.

pkalix, Dec 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

bpop23, Dec 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

shagal, Dec 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

astidad, Dec 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

grumpygerman, Dec 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

tubeyes, Dec 19, 2012
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2.3/5  rDev -37%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

fischerking, Dec 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

RobertColianni, Dec 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

chardisty, Dec 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

cliff1066, Dec 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

MrBoh, Dec 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Torch20, Dec 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

JellyJacket, Dec 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

lillitnn92, Dec 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Chokobo, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

kmahe, Dec 10, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

rev3rb, Dec 09, 2012
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Toadhopper, Dec 09, 2012
Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,381 ratings.