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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,254 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,254
Reviews: 957
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 56
Gots: 87 | 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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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.45/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled last night on 6/17/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a Texas-style glass boot.

Pours a deep dark brown which is almost black in color actually, that has a good half-finger beige head with decent lacing when sipped. The aroma is of sweet roasted malts for the most part. The taste has more going on with roasted malts, hint of chocolate, toffee and coffee in the mix. A slight tart finish which is nice. Perfect carbonation makes this good brew more enjoyable. A tasty brew! I had a few other styles of brew from this brewery and all have been good!

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 15:01:38 | More by BeerWithMike
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Cubsfan1087

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-18-2014 01:02:54 | More by Cubsfan1087
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DoktorEd

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-18-2014 00:07:44 | More by DoktorEd
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JoeyStats707

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-17-2014 03:13:36 | More by JoeyStats707
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RichWray

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-16-2014 18:14:32 | More by RichWray
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Rob23

California

3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Kept seeing this at my fav bottle shop decided to go ahead and give it a go.I had higher expectations for this brew.It is very malty and if anything would go well with a good ol fashioned BBQ dinner.Maybe even make a good marinade with the rest of the six pack I bought.Not putting it down,just had hoped it would live up to the hype I have experienced and price was a little on the high side.Not the best review I know but was not passionate enough to do it.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 23:45:05 | More by Rob23
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SaltofOH

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a six-pack my dad brought me cross-country. Served in a standard shaker pint glass. Graded to 2008 BJCP American Brown Ale, 10C.

Appearance: Super dark brown, almost black, with reddish hues at the edges. 1" tan head and a little lacing goes down the glass as I drink.

Aroma: Malty & salty. Sweet & roasty.

Taste: Roasty, sweet-tart arrival. Dries across mid-palate; roasted, bitter finish. Almost liquorice-like. Good, cleansing bitterness at the end. Hoppier than I remember any brown ale being.

Mouthfeel: Hefty, but not heavy. Well-carbonated, but not overdone. Slightly slick.

Overall: Roasty, hefty, bitter & sweet. Not an English brown ale at all, but too light to be a porter. This is really versatile; good on its own, great with food. Just a little too dark for the season (early summer). I look forward to returning to this in the fall. Pretty much spot on for American dark brown ale. The closest thing I have mind to compare this to is Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald, but less roasty or bitter than GLEF, and much sweeter.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 03:19:57 | More by SaltofOH
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HamdenHector

Connecticut

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

A: deep brown - like cola; 1 finger head that receded quickly to a ring around the edge of the glass; minimal lacing;

S: chocolate; coffee; roasted malt;

T: like is smells - chocolate and coffee up front; roasted malt kicks in mid-palate along with some moderate bitterness; finish was short;

M; a little thin; moderate carbonation;

O: not very complex, but enjoyable to drink;

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2014 07:50:05 | More by HamdenHector
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-13-2014 01:21:32 | More by DenverHopHead
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doctorjack

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-12-2014 23:21:47 | More by doctorjack
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Dreenbm


4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-12-2014 21:48:35 | More by Dreenbm
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Braz

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-12-2014 17:40:38 | More by Braz
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MatterOfOpinion

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-11-2014 05:34:10 | More by MatterOfOpinion
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-09-2014 23:39:25 | More by ridgeline23
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-09-2014 14:06:23 | More by paulys55
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pixarnick

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-08-2014 18:11:40 | More by pixarnick
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass at Estelle's.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark brown color with no vision of anything. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Toasted, toffee, slight chocolate, and roasted malts with some grassy notes in the rear.

Taste: Same as above with slight bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, light bodied,

Overall: Pretty standard brown ale. Nothing spectacular here, but decent.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 02:14:28 | More by Flounder57
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Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-06-2014 19:22:23 | More by Dicers
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dradair

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-06-2014 16:17:23 | More by dradair
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TGanyone

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-04-2014 01:53:08 | More by TGanyone
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1Sundown2C

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-03-2014 23:59:15 | More by 1Sundown2C
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mmmbeerNY

New York

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-03-2014 17:33:44 | More by mmmbeerNY
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dgilks

Australia

3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy red-brown colour with a foamy, tan head. Good head retention with some rockiness.

Malt. Lots of bready melanoidin. Toffee. Good.

Malt. Malt. Malt. No hops whatsoever. Good flavour with touches of toffee.

Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Good.

A decent beer. Lots of malt but the balance seems to be a little out for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2014 11:23:14 | More by dgilks
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xJMFCx

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

06-03-2014 01:01:04 | More by xJMFCx
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Sturgeon

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-02-2014 20:02:32 | More by Sturgeon
Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,254 ratings.