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Turbodog - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,285 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,285
Reviews: 960
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 59
Gots: 98 | 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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mgironta

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew poured with a one finger off white head, which dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown with moderate visible carbonation on it. The nose had notes of coffee (even Aly picked this up) and chocolate with a bit of roasted malts. The taste on the brew was almost exactly like the nose, except the coffee overwhelmed the other flavors a bit. The roasted malts and chocolate were detectable, but definitely took back seat to the coffee. The finish lingered with the coffee flavor. The body was moderately thin, decently carbonated and the alcohol was obviously on the lower end. As I sipped the beer, I may have gotten a hint of sweetness as well, but it was very difficult to detect. This was a very flavorful brown ale that I would definitely have again.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 23:18:01 | More by mgironta
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cde1218

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-15-2012 01:51:46 | More by cde1218
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-14-2012 02:14:54 | More by RichardMNixon
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freewill35

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-13-2012 23:27:55 | More by freewill35
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Aleforme

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -11%

09-13-2012 21:47:18 | More by Aleforme
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GFD400

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-13-2012 00:43:39 | More by GFD400
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Kornoms

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-12-2012 21:51:30 | More by Kornoms
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Drk93TT

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11%

09-12-2012 02:43:52 | More by Drk93TT
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tohe9384


4/5  rDev +9.6%

09-11-2012 23:44:45 | More by tohe9384
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DoubleJ

California

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
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-09-2012 23:05:37 | More by SonOfKyuss
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truesolution

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-08-2012 18:31:01 | More by truesolution
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Mojo

Alabama

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
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mtnwesdew

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-05-2012 13:45:24 | More by mtnwesdew
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Backlash209

California

5/5  rDev +37%

09-05-2012 00:07:47 | More by Backlash209
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jgarvis

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

09-04-2012 01:00:21 | More by jgarvis
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manguero


4/5  rDev +9.6%

09-03-2012 08:38:02 | More by manguero
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jnardone235

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-03-2012 03:58:45 | More by jnardone235
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William123


3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-01-2012 09:02:09 | More by William123
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AllHailBeercules

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -11%

09-01-2012 07:20:43 | More by AllHailBeercules
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BlackBearForge

Florida

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
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bwalters31

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-31-2012 19:11:46 | More by bwalters31
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ToMakeEndsMeet

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-30-2012 21:15:57 | More by ToMakeEndsMeet
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GMan

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9.6%

08-30-2012 18:53:04 | More by GMan
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Dieck

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -11%

08-29-2012 19:27:34 | More by Dieck
Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,285 ratings.