Turbodog | Abita Brewing Co.

2,894 Ratings

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

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

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Photo of atr2605
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a very dark brown with a sudsy tan head with pretty good retention
S-caramel and toasted malt, no hop profile
T-caramel, toasted malt, and a hint of unsweetened chocolate in the finsish
M-medium bodied high carbonation
O-not a bad brew, would definitely get it again

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of rangerred
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

An aggressive pour yields a two finger tan head with really good head retention and large clumps of lacing clinging to the sides of the glass.

Aroma has some coffee and milk chocolate along with roasted malt. Some spicy hops are also present.

The flavor really nice with a lot more biscuit in there than I was expecting. A touch of coffee and chocolate but it is quite restrained. Some light hop flavor and bitterness bringing up the finish.

Overall this is really quite a pleasant beer. A different take on an English Brown Ale that really holds up. Something I would definitely seeks out again.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into an RJ Rockers/Cribbs Kitchen shaker. Poured a dark red-brown with a half finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, milk chocolate, powdered chocolate, cream, and very subtle roasted malt. The flavor was of sweet malt, milk chocolate, roasted malt, and cream. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. It was really nice what I found going on in the aroma in this one. However, I was disappointed with the flavor that I found as it was nowhere near as complex as the aroma. While the aroma was complex, it still wasn’t in the next tier for the style. Worth trying if you are in a pinch, but it wouldn’t be my first choice out at a bar.

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3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a near black, ruby brown color when held up to light. Tan, finger width head, average retention, resulting in a thin lace.

Smell - Faint aromas of sweet malt... and that's about it. Not a very aromatic brew.

Taste - Hints of chocolate and light coffee, with a sweet caramel undertone. Good balance; hops do well to keep this from getting too sweet.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Fantastic carbonation lends itself to a nice, aggressive bite. Goes down smooth and drinkable.

Overall - A solid brown ale. Easy to drink. Quite sessionable. What it lacks in aggressive flavor it makes up for in lively mouthfeel.

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