Turbodog | Abita Brewing Co.

2,885 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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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Pours dark brown with an abundant tan head. The aroma is of dark roasted chocolate malt and toffee. The flavors of dark chocolate and the sweetness of the malt come through. There's some bitterness and herbal flavor of the hops which helps balance this beer's flavor profile. The body is medium and the carbonation is average, which helps this beer drink very well. This was always one of my favorites from Abita and it still is. This is an excellent beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep ruby/amber, with substantial head and superb lace.

Nose says chocolate malts. Very enticing!

Taste is mild, sweet, and with hints of chocolate. Hops come in near the finish, but it's negligible.

Tasty enough as a session ale, but not one I'd look for, either.

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1.5/5  rDev -58.8%

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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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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

A: Dark chestnut and light ruby when backlit. Large, light tan head. Clear, but almost no bubbles are seen rising. Big bubbled foam collapses fast to a small ring and leaves some acceptable lace.

S: Toffee & chocolate on a faintly nutty base with additional touch of malty sweetness & a hint of roast. All fairly light and thin though. A good number of nice things going on, but a bit lacking for umph.

T: Nutty base malt is more forward on the palate. Toffee & malt sweetness up front, chocolate in the middle, and roast increasing into the end and finish with just a soft hint of coffee. Nice flavors, but depth is to be desired. Background spicy, woody, & herbal hops. Overall, it has a nice beery chocolate malt balls impression.

M: Medium-light body with average carbonation that has good texture. Semi-sweet up frunt with a few sticky sugars & a moderately drying finish that slowly fades.

D: An interesting profile, but a bit lacking for richness and depth. But then, that does go along with it being easy to drink. I am not sure it is really cult following worthy, but it is a fairly nice little brown (if somewhat different).

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4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: This is an awesome beer. 1-2 fingers of tan foam. This almost looks like a porter or a stout. Solid brown overall.

Smell: Mostly molasses. I get the feeling this is from fresh Louisiana sugar cane, so I like the local touch.

Taste/Mouthfeel: A bit smoky, and pretty sweet. This is quite an enjoyable beer. This would go great with barbeque.

Overall Drinkability: Definitely a great beer.

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Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
3.64 out of 5 based on 2,885 ratings.
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