Turbodog | Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
50.9%
Liked This Beer
3.66 w/ 2,898 ratings
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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:
#32,478
Reviews:
1,020
Ratings:
2,898
Liked:
1,474
Avg:
3.66/5
pDev:
13.66%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
112
Gots:
487
Trade:
2
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3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smooth, yet thick for an ale. Caramel, toffee and malt flavor with a slight coffee aftertaste. Not much in the way of hops but still very drinkable. Seems to pair well with meat and potatoes.

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3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.06/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.41/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear very dark brown in color with a finger of light tan head. Aroma is nicely malty with some chocolatey notes, subtly sweet. Taste is also quite malty, the chocolate notes are less robust than the aroma; some nutty and caramel notes. Finishes a bit sweet but a subtle bitterness keeps it in check. Body and carbonation are both moderate+. Quite a tasty beer and a welcome reminder that not everything needs to be overhopped.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
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Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 50.9% out of 100 with 2,898 ratings
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