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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:
#33,811
Reviews:
1,023
Ratings:
2,910
pDev:
13.66%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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112
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Photo of TerryMills
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Horchata turbodog ..

Super foamy head about 3 fingers from a gentle pour..

Has a nice yeast,chocolate ,cinnamon flavor with a decent body for a brown ale..

I wouldn't make it a regular but I would buy it again sometime..

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.16/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tjmiller718
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Gajo74
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a solid brown color, visible carbonation, and a fluffy tan head that retains well.
The aroma is all about the toffee; rich, sweet and silky. However, midway there is a strong fermented dry raisin, grape and prune smell. A nutty aroma also begins to develop.
Flavors of brown bread and nuts are balanced nicely by a moderate noble hops spice. Mildly to moderately bitter; there is only a hint of the toffee caramel sweetness found in the aroma.
Clean taste and clean finish. The carbonation is moderate with a bit of a prickle. Medium to light, even a bit thin in the body.
Flavorful and easy drinking. Perhaps the malt richness of the aroma didn’t quite extend to the taste, however, it was decent overall.

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Photo of FrostyFlower
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a beer to my liking but a very respectable beer none the less.

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Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Poured into a perfect pint glass

Appearance - two fingers beige head that quickly recede. Lacing trails off quickly. Very dark, chocolatey brown, near opaque, with a deep ruby tint when illuminated.

Smell - very faint aroma. There is a hint of chocolate and toffee, sweet malts, but honestly, it is very light on the nose. Not a whole lot to take in here.

Taste - dark chocolate, a bit of caramel and burnt molasses, toasted nuts, rye malt. Lightly bitter.

Mouth feel - light-medium body with a carbonation that seems to punch at your tongue, well after you've swallowed.

Overall - solid brown ale, it's good, but there's nothing that truly stands out to me. I am whelmed. Not over, not under, just whelmed.

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

Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Jack_H_91
4.58/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Pours a clear dark brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-tan color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight rye, hint of caramel malt, hint of wheat, slight spicy hops, hint of roasted malt, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of an English Brown Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight rye, hint of caramel malt, hint of wheat, slight spicy hops, hint of roasted malt, and a hint of yeast. Overall, good appearance, complexity, and blend.

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Photo of Beersplosion
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rufus1
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with reddish highlights into a fifteen ounce mug the same temperature as the beer. One finger tannish head that settles quickly into a thin rime.

Hits the nose with upfront chocolate malts along with other similar sweet malts. Medium roasted malt. Touch of bread Dark fruits. Biscuit.

Tha palate is assaulted by a ton of sweet brown sugar. Caramel and toffee add to the sweetness. Some molasses. Plum and prune. Black walnuts.

Full bodied on the palate. Creamy richness. Accumulating sweetness coats the tongue. Good solid carbonation. Zero hops bitterness.

This is a very good brew. Nose and flavor are balanced and compliment each other. With an ABV of 5.6% feel free to have another. Cheers!!

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Photo of akolb
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Struthers
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spelingchampeon
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

20 oz pub glass.
Pours smooth, brown..almost like a light Porter. Tan/reddish head that quickly disappears to a flat sheen, little lacing. Smells of chocolate and roasted caramel, very light with a hint of nuts in the background. Tastes of chocolate and roasted malts, with a very nice touch of sweetness that doesn't interfere with my overall enjoyment. MF is a little heavy for a EBA, but very smooth. The carbonation is spot on with no lingering aftertaste.

I really dig this beer. It has caused me to remedy a situation.. that I have no idea where to rank it in my top 5 for BA's. Now I must get them all together for a personal 1 on 1 taste test. Thanks Abita (for a delicious beer)!

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Photo of MMOSNN
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Karlio
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a mug, the appearance was a soft murky dark orange color with a finger's worth of white to off white foamy head that fell off at a mild pace. Sly stringy lace.
The aroma had a nice blend of sweet caramel to toffee malts flowing evenly over a light sweet nutty to semi-roastiness.
The flavor leaned sweetly finding it's way through those malts to glide into the aftertaste in a nice way.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Pretty smooth all around, almost watery, though, but I usually hate to use that word as it's quite overused and often misinterpreted.
Overall, for the most part as an English brown ale, I say this works, don't think about it as anything else but consider the style and drink it for what it is.

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Photo of jmgriffith
4.28/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 2,910 ratings
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