Turbodog | Abita Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
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2,894 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
2,894
Reviews:
1,019
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.74%
 
 
Wants:
111
Gots:
485
For Trade:
2
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Photo of bluesyasian
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of torwart94
2.93/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Cwhitcher1791
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JPadilla
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of beertraveler08
3.17/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EOC
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KLogan1989
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hendrick24
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madakassal
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of breardon1776
4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fine example of English brown ale. Nutty, dark and satiating

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Photo of Bdel34
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DMACH
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of toler13
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopphead31415
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This English Brown Ale by Abita has 5.6% ABV and 28 IBUs. I poured it into a pub pint glass.

Look-It pours a dark cloudy, almost opaque, liquid with an off-white frothy head. A strong backlight will reveal subtle reddish-amber hues.

Smell-It smells malty with caramel, toffee, and chocolate.

Taste-It tastes like it smell with the rich maltiness coming out up front. I taste caramel, chocolate, and some hints of coffee. But among these dominant flavors I also pick up on the slightest grassy hop component. It has mild carbonation and a medium-bodied mouthfeel that leaves a coffee-like coating on the tongue that lingers.

Overall-This is a great beer!

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Photo of kingjohnh
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cold_1
3.27/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Salinesnake
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tok
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jw4free
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Michael Jackson in the 1999 edition of "Beer Hunter" said this was like an alt-bier.
Give that some thought.
I liked that this brew from the previous century respected the malty character of the style.
This is my second time drinking this and it was good, but is a toss-up for a third.

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Photo of bear1
4.24/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.24/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From bottle, pours brown with amber hues when held to light very little light tan head that is basically a ring. Aroma malt, caramel, toffee, chocolate, coffee. Taste follows the nose. Beautiful very nice.

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Photo of rdub
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wolverine
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
3.64 out of 5 based on 2,894 ratings.
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