Turbodog | Abita Brewing Co.

2,886 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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Review from notes. Sampled 12/22.

Abita Turbodog, on-tap and served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a surprisingly dark black with hints of tawny brown.

S: Very malty nose, full of crystal and chocolate malt. Sweet though, with a light smoke character, and a touch of roast.

T: Smooth, creamy cocoa, light caramel, and a slight bitter hoppiness. Light notes of wood and honey. A touch dry and astringent on the finish.

MF: Creamy and smooth light-to-medium body with a dry aftertaste.

O: A good sessionable Brown Ale, with nice malty and earthy notes. Not overly bitter and relatively smooth.

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Poured into a snifter (and into my red beans and rice sauce)

Appearance: Semi-opaque; dark cola brown. Half finger tan head that lingers. Good lacing.

Smell: malts, chocolate, light hoppy resins

Taste: rich, chocolate-y, with malt and caramels biting down. Slightly oily finish.

Mouthfeel: light to medium; not much carbonation

Overall: a decent English brown. Sessionable. Even better on draft. Helped make the red beans and rice pretty tasty.

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Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
3.64 out of 5 based on 2,886 ratings.
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