Turbodog | Abita Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

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

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2.42/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured a little aggressively with a nice inch long creamy head (lucky pour?). Was dark brown in the pint glass, but couldn't tell if I could see through seeing as I was sitting outside the bar near midnight. No lacing after the head dissipated.

S - Smelled like an adjunct lager. Nothing impressive, just a wet grain smell.

T - Unlike the smell, there was a lot of roasted flavor and quite a bit of hop bitterness. It may be just me on a humid night, but the bitterness was more than I was predicting from it, and actually proved unsatisfying to me.

M - Real thin and watery. But was still left with a bitter taste for a good two seconds after each drink.

D - It smells like an adjunct drinkable beer but ended up being an overly bitter beer with not a lot of flavor.

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2.46/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

First had: on tap at Jimmy's No. 43, NYC, NY.

Dark reddish-brown color. A moderate tan head with noticeable carbonation. Roasty malts in the aroma, a tinge of chocolate, but mostly burnt coffee, which was kind of a turn off. Taste full of dry cocoa and burnt coffee; not too appealing. Somewhat thin and highly carbonated. Bitter, burnt aftertaste. Overall, not very drinkable, due mainly to the burnt taste and subsequent unpleasant aftertaste.

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2.48/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Color is a good transparent brown, with a good malt back bone in the flavor. Some light hops in the mix. TurboDog has a good following I haven't been able to really understand it. I like the fact that Abita's flagship brew is a Brown Ale and not a Lager or Pale Ale. I think that says something for them. I'll need to try this brew again sometime though because the one and only time I had it, I hadn't chilled it fully and it was a little on the warm side yet.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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