Abita Brewing Co.

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Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
English Brown Ale
Ranked #74
Ranked #24,335
3.66 | pDev: 13.39%
Feb 15, 2024
Mar 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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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle poured into a Spiegelau wheat beer glass.

L: Medium brown and clear, one finger tan head has good retention and leaves spots of foam on the glass.
S: Caramel and nutty malt to open, spicy hops and metallic note after the initial malty aroma fades.
T: Caramel and roasted malt up front, spicy and woody hops on the back, lightly sweet, mildly bitter.
F: Medium body is crisp up front, finishes creamy and more smoothly.
O: All around good Brown Ale.
Feb 15, 2024
Rated: 3.88 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Feb 15, 2024
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Dark brown in color. Tan-ish head was forced then poof disappeared. Nose is bready. Taste was horehound candy or rootbeer. Slight bitterness on back of palate. Decent beer.
Feb 13, 2024
Rated: 3.86 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Feb 10, 2024
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a dark brown color with a minimal head that lasts quite a while. Aroma of caramel and roasted malts. Taste is sweet vanilla, coffee and roasted malts. Smooth and creamy and not overly bitter at the finish.
Jan 25, 2024
Rated: 3.84 by DrewTheBrew from Ohio

Jan 09, 2024
Rated: 3.25 by kuhndog from New York

Aug 13, 2023
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Reviewed by JuanPn from Louisiana

4.54/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
looks a nice dark brown, smells warm and toasty, like a winter smell, pretty lacy, had a nice head that dissipated
taste like a malted chocolate , feels like something enjoyed in the late autumn and winter
Jul 13, 2023
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Reviewed by dcotom from Iowa

4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Deep chestnut brown, with a tan three-finger head. Good retention and lacing. Aromas and flavors of roasty malt, caramel, chocolate, dark bread, and dried fruit. Lots of pleasant bitterness on the palate. Great carbonation, medium bodied. This finishes dry with a lingering hint of sourness. Pleasant sipper, good with food. Recommended.
May 13, 2023
Rated: 4.56 by beerrat from Virginia

Apr 29, 2023
Rated: 3.65 by JKENNEKE

Apr 21, 2023
Rated: 3.97 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Mar 08, 2023
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Reviewed by spectru from Florida

3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
1/30/2023 - Coffee colored, not much head; The flavor is mild and unremarkable; The mouthfeel is not bad. The Turbodog package is more appealing that the actual beer.

3/6/2023 - a decent tan head that receded into a cap, looked pretty good, raised look score to 4.0. The mouthfeel also was pretty good, raised feel score .25 to 4.0
Jan 30, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by BeerInspector from Delaware

Dec 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Mahogany with a 1.5" tan head, which lasts. Heavy lacing.

Aroma of nuts, roast malt, coffee, light caramel.

Taste is nutty, light caramel, light roastiness, coffee, light hops.

Medium body, light carbonation. dry finish.

One of the better English Browns I've had.
Dec 04, 2022
Rated: 3 by AbeO

Nov 27, 2022
Rated: 3.68 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Nov 12, 2022
Rated: 3.68 by DOCRW from Kentucky

Nov 01, 2022
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Saw that Aldi had the Aldus Blonde that I was looking for, so I pulled on my Adidas, jumped in my Audi and headed down only to find they had sold out. But I did manage to pick up this Abita instead.

Clear dark brown appearance with a small tan head. Chocolate malt aroma. Earthy, roasted malt, decently hopped flavor. Well carbonated, medium-bodied mouthfeel but lacking in depth and complexity. Still a bargain.
Oct 25, 2022
Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 3036 ratings