Turbodog
Abita Brewing Co.

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From:
Abita Brewing Co.
 
Louisiana, United States
Style:
Brown Ale - English
Ranked #84
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,297
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 13.39%
Ratings:
3,014
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 15, 2022
Added:
Mar 02, 2001
Wants:
  112
Gots:
  520
SCORE
83
Good
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Notes: 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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Photo of izraelc
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by izraelc from New York

Pours dark amber. Thick tan foam. Malty aroma. Sweet caramel body. Roasted malt finish. Not too sweet. A decent brown ale.

Apr 15, 2022
 
4.38 by Beecham from California on Apr 02, 2022
Photo of chitoryu12
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by chitoryu12 from Florida

Look: Almost black, with brown highlights at the bottom of the glass. One finger of fizzy off-white head with poor retention.

Smell: Faint, dark caramel malt.

Taste: Light toasted malt, some biscuity lightness rather than the typical coffee notes. A bit of stone fruit. Very mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Thick and highly carbonated.

Overall: A basic, pleasant dark ale.

Mar 24, 2022
Photo of FrMatthewLC
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by FrMatthewLC from Canada (NS)

A darker brown ale that's kind of halfway between a normal brown ale & porter.

Mar 14, 2022
 
Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

Almost solid black appearance.
Just below average carbonation with about a medium body.
Aroma is malt,caramel, grains.
Taste is mild sweetness yet an almost dryness that is very pleasant. Caramel and malt come through.
Overall it was a really nice brown ale that I would look for again.

Jan 25, 2022
 
3.29 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 18, 2021
Photo of jkblr
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by jkblr from Indiana

12oz bottle with unreadable date code poured into a shaker pint glass at fridge temp 5.6% ABV. The beer pours opaque light brown in color with light brown head. The head recedes to a thin ring and single layer of bubbles. Minimal lacing. The aroma is mild with earthy, bittersweet chocolate. The taste is more bittersweet chocolate with an earthy, mildly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is thin bodied with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, average to good. No glaring flaws, but fairly simple.

Nov 13, 2021
 
3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Aug 24, 2021
 
3.79 by runwild99 from Minnesota on Jul 29, 2021
 
3.79 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Apr 17, 2021
 
3.3 by Elemental19xx from Illinois on Mar 02, 2021
 
3.5 by hester7 from Texas on Mar 02, 2021
 
3.5 by Chipwells from Georgia on Jan 31, 2021
Photo of The_Atom
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by The_Atom from Tennessee

Smooth and fairly light for my pallet. Decent malt/sweetness balance with the toffee coming through on the backend.

Dec 25, 2020
 
4 by averagebambino from Arkansas on Dec 09, 2020
 
4.5 by trocketsauced from New York on Nov 01, 2020
 
4.02 by soarinsteven from Illinois on Oct 23, 2020
 
4.13 by HopHippie from Wisconsin on Oct 11, 2020
Photo of TedHead
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by TedHead from Illinois

Pours a semi transparent black- it looks like watered down molasses. It smells like darker roasted malts. It tastes like slightly dark chocolate and coffee. It's an incredibly ray to drink dark beer. Dark enough to be a change of pace from something lighter but doesn't feel heavy to drink like a stout or porter. Overall a pretty good beer and the #1 beer to go with southern food.

Oct 05, 2020
 
3.29 by BlueSpader from Washington on Oct 03, 2020
 
4 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee on Sep 15, 2020
 
3.26 by JAWS from New York on Aug 26, 2020
 
3.8 by jdezelick from Virginia on Aug 12, 2020
 
2.6 by Cortes33 from Puerto Rico on Jul 26, 2020
 
3 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 24, 2020
 
3.79 by Danzifer from Ohio on May 11, 2020
Photo of OK_Denise
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by OK_Denise from Oklahoma

I enjoy this brown ale more than I thought it would. It has a nice full-body flavor, a nice smell, and a good taste. I will definitely purchase it again.

Apr 11, 2020
Photo of Bluecrow
4.21/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Bluecrow from New York

-clear, deep mahogany bottle pour with a 1cm foam cap. The aroma is rich with caramel and a touch of char. The flavor is full. Toasted malt, toffee, an allspice note are all appreciated. The mouthfeel is crisp.
This bottle is past the recommended date , but was refrigerated and held up very well.

Apr 03, 2020
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4.53/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by BeerBaronBear from New York

I think this beer's ratings don't accurately reflect its high quality. In a world of dank juicy IPAs, this stands out in all the right ways. It's a dark brown ale, rich and malty with just enough hoppiness for balance. Super smooth and crushable, but still bursting with flavor. So easy to drink that this dog may end up walking you...

Mar 15, 2020
 
3.52 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina on Feb 20, 2020
 
3.75 by PJCarnell from Massachusetts on Feb 03, 2020
 
4.9 by fschouten from Florida on Jan 31, 2020
 
3.67 by craigbelly from Iowa on Dec 27, 2019
 
4.16 by TonyStarks2231 from New York on Oct 05, 2019
 
3.55 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Sep 09, 2019
Photo of VABA
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by VABA from Virginia

A-Pours a dark amber color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has toffee and slight chocolate hints
T-Taste follows the nose with a toffee, slight chocolate and malt flavor
M-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A good English Brown Ale

Aug 06, 2019
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3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
by CaptainTenneal from Pennsylvania

This Ale is a winner in my book . A sweet nutty aroma with a hint of toffee in the back end after a few sips . Very approachable.

Jul 30, 2019
Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 3014 ratings