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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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2,532 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,532
Reviews: 974
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 73
Gots: 202 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-02-2001

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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have been wanting to try this beer for some time now, I picked up a single at the Party Source.

Dark brown beer with ruby hue. Solid half inch of off white/tan head. It smelled sweet and malty. Promising....

The taste was even. Sweet roasted malt, light bitterness balanced out all the sweetness. Not bad. Very drinkable, smooth. Medium body.

Not bad, not great. Just okay. I would drink it again but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours very dark brown/black with a little bit of a light tan head.

Had to sniff around for a while to get any recognizable smells from this beer. Settled on milk chocolate, red grapes, and caramel.

Turbodog is pretty flavorful. An immediate sweetness fades into a smidgen of bitterness. Milk chocolate again in the taste with a little of bit of cereal grain and buttered english muffin. Dark fruit flavors are a nice touch. Willamette hops offer this brown ale a little balance, but not much.

Mouthfeel is a bit thick. Somewhere between a brown ale and a porter. Carbonation sticks around while drinking.

Overall I enjoyed turbodog. A fine example of it's style.

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Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,532 ratings.