Turbodog | Abita Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
82
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2,896 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:
2,896
Reviews:
1,020
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.74%
 
 
Wants:
111
Gots:
487
For Trade:
2
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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

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

Photo of bbtkd
2.82/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Based on reviews I had expected to like this, but found it way too bitter for my taste. Malty and sweet smell, so not sure where the bitterness comes in - perhaps hops, but wasn't getting much hop taste.

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Photo of Noelito76
3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheRock7755
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NavyVet1959
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I stumbled across this one when I was in a New Orleans area Wal-mart back in 2004. I wasn't expecting much from it, considering the fact that it was a Louisiana beer. I figured it would probably taste like gator piss. I was really surprised though when I drank it. I would put it right up there with Guinness on taste. Definitely something I would buy again.

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

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fscottkey
3.19/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: [3.50] Really much darker than I anticipated. Looks like a dark brown "Coke" color. Forms a minimal 1/4 finger of tan head on top. The bottle lists the ABV (5.6%) and there is not date info.

S: [2.50] Caramel and then something kind of earthy or like vegetables. The caramel is kind of medicinal scented. Like if they made a kids medicine and then tried to make it a caramel flavor to make them take it.

T: [3.50] It tastes better than it smells. The caramel is much smoother. There is also toffee, a bit of smoke, maybe a hint of chocolate.

M: [3.25] Below medium body with some tingly carbonation.

O: [3.25] The aroma is not good. I actively dislike it. However, the beer tastes ok. If the nose was at least neutral I could drink this beer if offered. The nose is just not ok. The flavor is a nice mix of caramel, toffee and chocolate which is a nice mixture. The body is a little lacking but not too bad.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeernOnThe4thOfJuly
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown, but does allow some light through. Off-white head. Sweet malt nose has a brown sugar quality. Flavor is sweet with a rich creaminess similar to a good porter. Slightly skunky taste. Mild coffee finish. Easy drinking, but could be a bit more flavorful.

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Photo of couchsitta
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Memphish84
4.63/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kdivers
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
3.64 out of 5 based on 2,896 ratings.
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