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
Ranking:
#35,964
Reviews:
1,029
Ratings:
2,928
pDev:
13.66%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Photo of MattyG85
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Best by date of 05/30/14.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber red with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid three fingers of light tan head which slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell: A toasty and creamy malt forward aroma with hints of chocolate, caramel, and toast. Upfront toasted barley malts with hints of biscuit, grains, chocolate, coffee, toasted bread, caramel, nuts, toffee, yeast, and cream. Sweet hints of brown sugar. Background hints of earthy hops. A solid brown aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a toasty, roasty, and creamy malt driven taste with nice notes of toast, chocolate, and caramel. Toasted barley malts with upfront notes of biscuit, grains, chocolate, caramel, toasted bread, coffee, nuts, yeast, toffee, and cream. Sweet notes of brown sugar. Some earthy hops add some balance towards the finish. A nice brown ale taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, slick, and pretty smooth with a fairly drying finish.

Overall: A solid take on a brown ale. Good biscuity malt presence with some chocolate and caramel notes.

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Photo of dll025
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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

Appearance- dark brown with a big white head.

Smell- upfront is a nutty aroma and hints of coco and roasted malts.

Taste- light roasted malts, caramel, nuts, toffee and coca, and hints of coffee. A pretty enjoyable tasting beer.

Mouthfeel- is light-medium bodied but smooth and very easy to drink.

Overall- I enjoyed this brew. The flavor was good but it could have stranded out a little bit more, very drinkable tho. I would have this again.

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Photo of Toml219
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of jasoncduet
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of CWVegas
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I liked this beer even though it's about as average as it gets and would be a beer of last resorts in any restaurant I go to.
Because the appearance is rather boring with a russet brown body, a small flimsy head that fades quite quickly.
The aroma is really not bad but features a ton of toasted grains. Some mild roast can be pulled out too.
The taste is neither good nor bad it's just there. Hints of roast come into play as well as biscuits and cereal grains.
Drinks rough on the palate.
Turbo dog is a good beer with no real defects that I can see, its just an average but good beer.

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Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of angeepangie
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of JIMTRK16
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Triglycerides
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of vcoggins
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of little_star
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of bashorb
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of skydogpenn
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear but almost opaque very dark cola brown with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and brown + amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy tan head that reduces to a large patch of thin film and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of nutty and chocolate malts with just a touch of roasted malts.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of chocolate and nutty malts with a light presence of roasted malts. Very light hints of coffee and toffee flavors. Hints of bitterness in the finish which does not linger but very little hop presence.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Lightly creamy but overall thin.

O: Very easy to drink and sessionable with well hidden alcohol. Not complex but very enjoyable.

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Photo of GarrettFM
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Wandano
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Popadeaux
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of ac22rush
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Irish pint glass.

Look: Murky dead leaves mud puddle brown, nearly black. A cream colored head recedes to an even film. Loads of foamy lacing.

Aroma: Sweet malts, caramel, toffee. Some nuttiness.

Taste: Just like the aroma with sweet roasted malts, loads if toffee, caramel, and excellent nuttiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall: I really love this one from Abita, excellent flavor, look, and aroma.

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Photo of cmq103
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 2,928 ratings