Turbodog | Abita Brewing Co.

2,888 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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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark brown with a thick beige colored head, which dissipated over time to a thin layer. Great lacing.

S - Rich notes of toffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Some spices. Faint note of hops.

T - Sweetness, toffee, and chocolate. Can pick up the roast quality of the malts. A little bit of spice and earthiness, but the sweet toffee flavors are the main attraction here.

M - Medium bodied, extremely smooth and drinkable. A nice little note of bitterness at the finish which prevents the sweetness from overwhelming. Strikes the right balance for this type of beer.

O - I found the Turbodog to be a delightful beer and one of the strongest in Abita's normal line-up. It's a tasty, sweet beer - one that I would recommend!

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the cost plus world market palm springs ca for 1.99

Appearance - Dark brown colour with a large size fizzy beige head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for a few minutes.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, brown sugar

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and just a hint of coffee. There is also a bit of a grain/bread flavour and a touch of cola. It ends with a malty light chocolate aftertaste.

Overall - A decent flavour and very drinkable; but not very exciting or different. Just a standard well made english brown. I would probably reach for something else next time in hopes of finding something extraordinary.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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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

interesting brew. like a hybrid between a dry irish red ale, a malty english porter, and an american brown ale, its got a little something for everyone. pours a flat looking brown color with just the slightest amber glow to it. minimal off white head. smells malty and sweet, english malts, milk chocolate, bittering hops only. flavor is really strange because of all the malts in here. its sweet above all else, but it isnt heavy. its a very easy drinking beer, but could probably stand a bit more carbonation. went pretty well with a smoked brisket sandwich, but its not howd i would classically define an english brown ale at all.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear deep ruby/black in the glass, one finger head.

S-Roasted malt, cinnamon, other spices, some vanilla

T-Roasted malt, some cinnamon, good bit of vanilla, nutty flavors. In a way similar to a winter warmer.

M-Watery and a little thin, some carbonation.

O-A nice little brown ale, drinks more like a winter seasonal to me though.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
3.64 out of 5 based on 2,888 ratings.
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