Turbodog | Abita Brewing Co.

2,896 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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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3


Deep, dark brown with an illuminated rusty hue when held up to the light. One finger cream colored head rapidly receded


A malty nose of spice is accompanied by a nutty caramel essence.


A healthy dose of nutty malt is evident. A bit of spice is detected as well as a considerable caramel backbone. A hint of dark fruit (plum) is also in the mix. A mild spicy bitterness does complement the sweetness


A fairly light body that is surprisingly thin on the palate. A lower than average carbonation level also adds to the thin feeling


I was a little disappointed with this beer. Nothing horrible about it, however, I was expecting it to be more dynamic. All the pieces seemed to be there, but nothing stood out. Color was amazing and the flavors that did come through fit the style. It just seems like it could have been more pronounced.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

A: Slight brown head. Hazy reddish brown pour.

S: Roasted malts with some lively hops. Hints of chocolate, dark fruits (raisin, plums) and maybe even toffee.

T: Malts with spicy hops. Malts were medium to dark. Caught a hint of coffee with the chocolate and again a hint of something like toffee. Mildly sweet.

M: Very medium or middle of the road. Very drinkable.

O: Nice. A bit more agressive than others in the class but not overly so.

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Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
3.64 out of 5 based on 2,896 ratings.
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