Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.
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3.53/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On-tap at Rosie McCann's in Santa Cruz, CA. On to the beer:
Wood polish brown mixed with orange and red hues. Good webbed lacing clings to the glass. The nose is nutty, offering up notes of toffee crisp too. And Turbodog's flavor is nutty as well. Nutty with a side of graininess, a kiss of hops, and a vague crispness. With a lighter medium body, this ends up as a respectable, working man's brown ale.
Serving type: on-tap
09-11-2012 04:52:21 | More by DoubleJ
4.18/5 rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This is my first beer from Abita. It pours up a nice deep brown with a fluffy two finger caramel head. There is decent retention and plenty of lacing. The nose is roasted barley, bread, nuts and coffee. Mouthfeel is full with the carbonation not at excessive levels. Taste basically follows the nose. I detect toffee, cola, licorice, chocolate, coffee, and some bready qualities. Not much of an aftertaste and not a tremendous amount of hoppiness for a beer of this nature, but definitely a satisfying beer. I'm looking forward to some more of Abita's offerings.
Serving type: bottle
09-07-2012 02:39:07 | More by Mojo
3.63/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Abita Turbodog looks more like a porter in the glass than a brown ale. It is a dark brown ale, nearly opaque with a little maroon around the edges. A nice light tan head forms and leaves slippery foam in it's wake.
The aroma is of fresh chocolatey malt and dark toasted bread.
The flavor is on the sweet side, chock full of chocolate malt taste and a nutty caramel. There is a slight bitterness from the hops on the finish but overall this is a sweet beer. As is usual flavor develops more as it warms and more tones from the roasted malts come out.
Mouthfeel isrelatively light, smooth and moderatly carbonated.
A nice beer, a bit on the sweet side for me but I like the nutty chocolate character.
Serving type: bottle
08-31-2012 21:44:41 | More by BlackBearForge
Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
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