Turbodog | Abita Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
82
good
2,886 Ratings
TurbodogTurbodog
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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Ratings: 2,886 |  Reviews: 1,015
Photo of sachie23
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of J-Dog86
4.39/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one has some auburn color going with it. Highly carbonated. Aroma has a bit of brown and chocolate malt vibe.

Some tea and toffee taste, mildly sweet. Smooth enough I guess, brown sugar, caramel and cinnamon. I like that it is heartier than the more popular Newcastle ale. This is about the viscosity and heft if you took a standard brown ale and mixed it like a black and tan with a porter. A tan and brown if you will.

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Photo of COR8RFAN
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.31/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Much darker than expected for a brown ale. I could have easily have confused it for a porter. Tan colored head with not much of retention or lacing.

Nose: Dried fruit, caramel, roastiness and (once it warms up a bit) some booze too.

Taste: Fairly bitter with a sweet aftertaste. More dark dried fruit. More and more flavors show up as it warms up (duh!). Some roastiness and caramel.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with just about the right amount of carbonation.

Overall: A very nice Brown. I'm not an expert on the style, but I would happily drink this again without hesitation.

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Photo of aknalley
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Extrajoker00
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boca-X
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

**
05/18/2015
Bottle to glass. Better than I remember this beer from long past, half forgotten trips to the crescent city. Appearance is dark brown,but translucent. Big healthy white head, Aroma is brown sugar, cinnamon bread, malt Taste is sugar cinnamon, bread, (do I taste beignet). Very full, sweet and tasty. Medium carbonation that lasts. Very pleased. I’ll buy this again."

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of singletary
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It pours a dark brown color with a smell of caramel. The taste is a rick caramel feel with a hint of coffee aftertaste. It is a nice brown ale well worth a try.

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Photo of DoubleMalt
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gear54
3.19/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pour is a deep brown with a slightly redish hue when held up to the light. Thin head faded quickly leaving nothing for lace behind.

Smell is mostly caramel type malt aroma. maybe bits of toffee and coffee but those are very fain.

Taste is rich malty caramel and coffee flavors with smoke and grassy hops. I think taste here is much better than smell.

Feel is light to medium with some carbonation. Flavors fade rather quickly. This is not a heavy beer by any means.

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Photo of EvoRich
4.27/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SNorton101
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vabeerguy
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Nightmare1972
3.11/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Delmarvabeer
3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kliendood
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire123
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marraybay
3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Underwhelming head; not particularly memorable in terms of presentation. A little lacing.

Smell: Nice toffee or caramel note in the nose.

Taste: Served a bit too cold to start. The toffee doesn't initially shine thru very prominently; A little tart and metallic at the finish. Improves overall as it warms.

Feel: Nondescript.

Overall: Meh...never quite develops enough momentum to be anything special or memorable. Far better alternatives available. Wouldn't go out of my way to revisit.

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Photo of vincehayter
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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