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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Photo of BasementBer
3.11/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

great head poured with decent lacing. Very clear with a nut brown hue. poured into a hotel plastic cup, pure class.
Slight cinnamon notes in the smell but thats all im getting. least appealing quality.
Mouth left dry with a bittering and yet soft as a brown should be.
I dont prefer this as a goto brown, nothing is terribly unique. but it does the job.

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Photo of beerbarron18
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ZekemusMaximus
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of disemgrowler
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Cramerican
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of joshtrich
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of omegaman
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of garyford
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of kew
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of SteveS1
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pours dark brown, near-opaque mahogany when put to light. Light tan 1-finger head. Good retention, nice lacing.

Smell: Chocolate and toffee, roasted-malt/coffee.

Taste: Sweet and sugary on the tongue, but dark and bitter roasted coffee towards the back. Roasted malts dominate the aftertaste.

Feel: Light in body and carbonation.

Drink: Very drinkable! The lightness of an english brown with the robust flavors of a stout. I figure it would be great as a session beer.

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Photo of Pillowburn
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of PugsandBeer
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of RappAttack
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: a dark brown with some amber around the edges, with an off white head
S: very nutty smell to it like a proper brown ale
T: nice almond taste up front with some nice bready malt
M: crisp and refreshing, good carbonation
O: the best abita brew i have had, a true brown ale and a nice refreshment after a good trail ride on the mtn bike

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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

A-dark brown opaque color with an off-white head and decent lacing

S-roasted malts, coffee and hints of chocolate

T-coffee, chocolate and roasted malts with a bitter finish

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, slight smoothness to the feel

O-a decent brown ale with nothing that really stands out

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Photo of Murrhey
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at Taco Asylum in a pint glass. Reviewed from notes.

A- Finger off-white head, long retention. Chocolate color.

S- Chocolate and roast malts. Surprisingly light and fruity smell.

T- Roast malts and coffee undertones. Bittering malts.

M- Light to medium bodied. Bitter finish.

O- Good brown ale. Nothing is bad about it but very little is great. Would try again.

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Photo of bigbeers84
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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