Turbodog | Abita Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
abita.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,057
Reviews:
1,030
Ratings:
2,936
pDev:
13.66%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Just-the-sip
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spaten454
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ben_tries_brews
2.99/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dafla67
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

The head is is extremely foamy but doens't last and the beer is brown with a reddish tint. The beer has your typical brown ale smells of sweet breads and caramel but it also seems to have a fruity smell to it. The beer has a nice plum flavor and other dark fruit flavors to it. The sweetness and malt flavors usually found it brown ales felt like they played a minor role in this beer. The beer is smooth with a nice carbonation.

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Photo of Antwon616
3.05/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EricCFrantz
3.14/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jeffdr123
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shoot. A nice looking beer with not much of a nose. But it's boring. Just fine. Only fine. And for some reasons, there's a bit of a cardboard aftertaste.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RAFH
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

My dad got me this English Brown 12 ounce bottle to try while he was on his 2017 vacation. Not terrible but not great either. I'd say it's a little below average for the genre.

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3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information available.
A: Pours a clear, red brown color with a more than one inch, off white head, no retention (mostly a rim), and modest lacing.
S: Aroma of roasted malt, berries, dark pitted fruit, and chocolate predominate.
T: The flavor of caramel malt and molasses blend smoothly with the chocolate and coffee elements. ?A plum note. Bitterness subtle and balanced.
M: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: An enjoyable and very drinkable American made EBA. Honestly, I think this is one of the best I have had by Abita.

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3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stcules
2.61/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Almost black, some ruby edges. Scarce, but decent brown foam.
Burnt malt in the smell, with chocolate, caramel and toffee. A bit heavy.
In the taste caramle, candy, sugar. Too much. Too low bitterness.
Definitely sweet, unbalanced, low botterness.
In the aftetaste, even a hint of berry fruits.

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4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Willi Becher glass.
4.5/3.75/4/4.5/4.25
An aggressive pour nets a very aggressive head several fingers tall, but short-lived. The beer is dark, ruddy brown, nearly opaque, but with ruby glimmerings when backlit.
Smells like sweet toffee, caramelized sugar, and beer malt. Hint of hops.
Deep, sweet, and pleasant. The big, meaty body is full and malty-sweet, with a hint of drying minerality. The end has a fabulous-if-subtle hop bite.
Points for style. This is a little too sweet for me for everyday drinking, but a very solid, approachable, reliable beer. Should appeal across the spectrum of beer drinkers.

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3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 2,936 ratings