Turbodog | Abita Brewing Co.

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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: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Rub, a bbq joint in NYC. Wanted to experiment with something different. My partner-in-crime ended up with River Horse Tripel...probably the better choice overall but this beer worked out great with the bbq.
Easy to drink beer pairs well with dinner. Lighter than expected from appearance. Nothing too impressive but one looks more impressive to others with this darkish beer.

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Gorgeous dark red/deep brown, shiny ruby-red with a quick thin creamy tan head that dissipates fast. Moderate lacing.

Pleasant nose of rich caramel malted barley, some fruits, nuts and faint citrus. Very pleasing to the nose, yet a little underwhelming.

Nice creamy malt feel, faint traces of nuts and fruit, no hop presence. Body is relatively light/thin, maybe a little watery, average carbonation.

A satisfying English Brown Ale, nothing to get super-excited about, but not bad.

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[Best served in a Dimpled Mug]

The pour was a dark murky brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown head that receded into a few puddles of residue that produced some good spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a dark roasted malt, a mild resin hop and an earthy yeast with notes of chocolate, coffee, molasses and a hint of toffee.

The taste was lightly sweet and superbly malty with notes of chocolate and molasses from the start with the finish having a mild hoppy taste and a nice dose of coffee at the end. The flavor lasted a nice long time letting the malty coffee flavor which had a hint of hoppiness, settle in.

Mouthfeel was medium in body with the texture being rather creamy and having a mild carbonation.

Overall a bold, robust, full tasting brew that had just a light hint of hops which offset everything rather nicely.

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In most natural viewing situations this brew appears black. . . clear deep brown/amber if you play sherlock motha fuggin holmes. Smell was. . . sweet. Chocolatey, and the like. Taste was also initially sweet with some earthy essence coming in at the end. Mouthfeel seemed thin. Overall, enjoyed this beer much, will partake again. . .

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Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 2,915 ratings
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