Turbodog | Abita Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
82
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2,886 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
2,886
Reviews:
1,015
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.74%
 
 
Wants:
111
Gots:
479
For Trade:
2
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mnj21655
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear very dark brown in color with a finger of light tan head. Aroma is nicely malty with some chocolatey notes, subtly sweet. Taste is also quite malty, the chocolate notes are less robust than the aroma; some nutty and caramel notes. Finishes a bit sweet but a subtle bitterness keeps it in check. Body and carbonation are both moderate+. Quite a tasty beer and a welcome reminder that not everything needs to be overhopped.

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3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass: color is brown, amber edges, light tan head, no lacing.

Smell is mild malt, toffee, subtle nuttiness.

Taste is chocolate malt, than lighter toffee and nutty like flavors, subtle fruitiness, moderate bitterness with non-descript flavors.

Mouthfeel is bitter, then dry with lingering toffee/chocolate/nutty flavors.

Overall a good american example of an english brown ale style.

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5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Dark brown with a nice thick beige head and good lacing. Pleasant malty smell. Malty taste, sweet, toast and of chocolate. Good beer.

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3.27/5  rDev -10.2%
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Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Dark brown color; some light passes near the edges.

Nice khaki head; spotty lacing.

Oats & milk in the nose; smells like an oatmeal stout!

Thick mouthfeel.

This tastes like a mix between an oatmeal stout & a milk stout, with the oats winning out. Smooth & enjoyable.

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One of the best beers ABITA brews if not the best.

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3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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