Turbodog | Abita Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
82
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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 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

Photo of 50StateBeerTour
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OldSwampy
4.07/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown with a hint of ruby, a nice head that lingered for a bit. Nose was balanced and malty with a bit of hoppiness... promising exactly what the tasting delivered. A sweet intro note led to a nicely developing malty flavor with hops providing overtones but never dominating. The balance here was notable, from start to finish, and there were no wrong notes anywhere. Balance, balance, always important to me, and this beer has it. Great malt flavors but more going on than just the malt. The mouthfeel was a bit creamy but complementary to the flavor, never distracting, but pleasing when considered. Started tasting it a bit cooler than ideal temp, I think, since as it warmed a bit in the glass it became more fully flavored.

Bottle stamp "BEST BY 06/18/16"

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Photo of bluesyasian
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of torwart94
2.93/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Cwhitcher1791
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JPadilla
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of beertraveler08
3.17/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EOC
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of KLogan1989
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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