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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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2,538 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,538
Reviews: 975
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer surprised me, as it was a rowdy frat boy that suggested it to me. Very nice head, stood up to the test of time, and even though it was served slightly warm, the flavor was still decent. Chocolaty taste, with hints of a nuttiness to it. Drank from a standard pint glass, and lacing was not present at all that I could see.

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

interesting brew. like a hybrid between a dry irish red ale, a malty english porter, and an american brown ale, its got a little something for everyone. pours a flat looking brown color with just the slightest amber glow to it. minimal off white head. smells malty and sweet, english malts, milk chocolate, bittering hops only. flavor is really strange because of all the malts in here. its sweet above all else, but it isnt heavy. its a very easy drinking beer, but could probably stand a bit more carbonation. went pretty well with a smoked brisket sandwich, but its not howd i would classically define an english brown ale at all.

Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,538 ratings.