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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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2,390 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,390
Reviews: 963
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 64
Gots: 136 | 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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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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

George1005, Dec 15, 2012
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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
Photo of rev3rb
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Toadhopper, Dec 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Blumstein, Dec 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

theParish, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of Cugabuh
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

Cugabuh, Dec 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

bcsbeer, Dec 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

mullenite, Dec 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

DavidRose, Dec 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

HiPpYcHoP, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of Americanzero
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle to a Pint Glass.

Appearance was very dark, with a hint of light brown when held to the light. Poured about Two fingers of robust dark tan foam, which remained for the length of the glass. Very impressive lacing, leaving a notch at each sip. The aroma was lacking to me. Really not much at all into the nose. Taste was in the same vein as aroma. Found it had a good hop tingle, but it balanced well with the malt. Above average mouthfeel, clean with no lingering tastes.

Overall, I found it was a good beer. I didn't find it mind blowing by any standard, but it was a solid dark Ale. Would buy again, but I don't think i would drive out of my way to get it.

Americanzero, Dec 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

jomer10, Dec 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

MarioM, Dec 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

BYOFB, Dec 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

BigTrubble, Dec 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

bralston345, Dec 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

jucifer1818, Nov 30, 2012
Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,390 ratings.