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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,987
Reviews:
1,034
Ratings:
2,962
pDev:
13.39%
 
 
Wants:
112
Gots:
515
Trade:
2
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Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.37/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very underwhelming beer. Bitterness overtakes this one, I cannot get much else out of it other than a bitter coffee flavor or bitter dark chocolate. Sadly it was not much else than bitterness, hoped to see more flavors develop as it warmed but nothing.

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

H38

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Photo of Nass
2.61/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not well balanced, sort of nasty tasting. Cheers! C

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

A good brown ale. Not too bitter, not to sweet.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours ruby mahogany brown with a frothy tan head that settles to a light layer and leaves a little spotty lacing.

S: Toasty roasty malt, earthy, coffee, faint bittersweet chocolate, herbal slightly spicy notes, a hint of dark fruit, burnt sugar, and just a touch of toffee sweetness.

T: Roasty toasty malt, earthy, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, dark bread, maybe a bit nutty, a little underlying dark fruit, fig and plum, slightly spicy herbal hops, burnt sugar, and a little toffee sweetness. Bitterness is definitely noticeable and lingers a bit, but it isn't off putting.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Not my favorite brown ale, but not bad either.

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Photo of gmale9000
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmokySignals
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The rich, thick tones of Abita Turbodog reminds me of a dark tootsie roll that isn't too sweet. Craveable and crushable, easily one of the best browns in the US, at any price. The right hops, the right malts, carbonation, and mouth feel and alcohol are all exactly on point! Crisp but rich and - hey " that dog will hunt!"
One of the great southern craft brands to try. .

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Photo of Lampro
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pleasantly balanced ale with a slight burnt coffee flavor.

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Photo of GIftofgod4u1
4.16/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chisox2005
4.01/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

very dark pour with tan head, plenty of chocolatey and bready tones. very smooth and filling, decent beer

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

From notes 8/20/12: Pours dark brown producing a single finger of short-lived, tan head that leaves a pasty wash of thin lace. Aroma is dark bread, toast, and chocolate, caramel, a little coffee and spicy hops. Taste is dark bread, semi-sweet chocolate, caramel, roast and a hint of coffee with faint hops detectable. Peppery chocolate finish becomes a spiced chocolate and roast aftertaste.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
2.99/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Mdwhisler
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cocomojoe81
2.72/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of roarkty
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jamyers1
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awesome beer by Abita! Right between a brown ale and a stout!

J

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Photo of chris826
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ColSanders123
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpyle
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WickedBeer
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewnme
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ivan-Beertacora
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sandradj
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 2,962 ratings