Turbodog | Abita Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
abita.com

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

BEER STATS
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#31,572
Reviews:
1,030
Ratings:
2,948
pDev:
13.39%
 
 
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Photo of benros222
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VoxRationis
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information available.
A: Pours a clear, red brown color with a more than one inch, off white head, no retention (mostly a rim), and modest lacing.
S: Aroma of roasted malt, berries, dark pitted fruit, and chocolate predominate.
T: The flavor of caramel malt and molasses blend smoothly with the chocolate and coffee elements. ?A plum note. Bitterness subtle and balanced.
M: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: An enjoyable and very drinkable American made EBA. Honestly, I think this is one of the best I have had by Abita.

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Photo of dave_ackbar
3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of needMIbeer
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stcules
2.61/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Almost black, some ruby edges. Scarce, but decent brown foam.
Burnt malt in the smell, with chocolate, caramel and toffee. A bit heavy.
In the taste caramle, candy, sugar. Too much. Too low bitterness.
Definitely sweet, unbalanced, low botterness.
In the aftetaste, even a hint of berry fruits.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Willi Becher glass.
4.5/3.75/4/4.5/4.25
An aggressive pour nets a very aggressive head several fingers tall, but short-lived. The beer is dark, ruddy brown, nearly opaque, but with ruby glimmerings when backlit.
Smells like sweet toffee, caramelized sugar, and beer malt. Hint of hops.
Deep, sweet, and pleasant. The big, meaty body is full and malty-sweet, with a hint of drying minerality. The end has a fabulous-if-subtle hop bite.
Points for style. This is a little too sweet for me for everyday drinking, but a very solid, approachable, reliable beer. Should appeal across the spectrum of beer drinkers.

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Photo of Popkorn615
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitburger
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kinggimp
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerbuddha
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottyB515
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of opieo
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A dark brown ale with a tan cream foam. A roasted taste. Malty with light coffee and toffee behind the roasted taste. A brew with substance. Good for us non-hop heads.

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Photo of BeerDreadz
2.99/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TerryMills
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Horchata turbodog ..

Super foamy head about 3 fingers from a gentle pour..

Has a nice yeast,chocolate ,cinnamon flavor with a decent body for a brown ale..

I wouldn't make it a regular but I would buy it again sometime..

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.16/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tjmiller718
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jasoncpace
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SociableJimmy
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a solid brown color, visible carbonation, and a fluffy tan head that retains well.
The aroma is all about the toffee; rich, sweet and silky. However, midway there is a strong fermented dry raisin, grape and prune smell. A nutty aroma also begins to develop.
Flavors of brown bread and nuts are balanced nicely by a moderate noble hops spice. Mildly to moderately bitter; there is only a hint of the toffee caramel sweetness found in the aroma.
Clean taste and clean finish. The carbonation is moderate with a bit of a prickle. Medium to light, even a bit thin in the body.
Flavorful and easy drinking. Perhaps the malt richness of the aroma didn’t quite extend to the taste, however, it was decent overall.

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Photo of FrostyFlower
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a beer to my liking but a very respectable beer none the less.

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Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GiselesGazelle
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a perfect pint glass

Appearance - two fingers beige head that quickly recede. Lacing trails off quickly. Very dark, chocolatey brown, near opaque, with a deep ruby tint when illuminated.

Smell - very faint aroma. There is a hint of chocolate and toffee, sweet malts, but honestly, it is very light on the nose. Not a whole lot to take in here.

Taste - dark chocolate, a bit of caramel and burnt molasses, toasted nuts, rye malt. Lightly bitter.

Mouth feel - light-medium body with a carbonation that seems to punch at your tongue, well after you've swallowed.

Overall - solid brown ale, it's good, but there's nothing that truly stands out to me. I am whelmed. Not over, not under, just whelmed.

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Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 2,948 ratings