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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:
#33,408
Reviews:
1,021
Ratings:
2,901
pDev:
13.66%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Gots:
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Photo of andrewh995
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good, buttery, slightly bitter brown ale. I was told it was Abita's best and I have to disagree. While it was good I much prefer some of their other beers.

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Photo of BB1313
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best by 4/22/17. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a very dark brown with a big fluffy khaki head that slowly falls leaving great thick retention and nice lacing. The aromas are malt forward. Hints of caramel and toffee along with some chocolate and hazelnut. The flavors seem to follow the nose. Lots of cocoa malts. More hints of caramel and toffee. Subtle hints of vanilla along with some more chocolate notes. Decent bitterness. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's light with sharp active carbonation. It's fluffy and slightly creamy. Very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid brown ale. It's not flashy, but it's not supposed to be. It's a nice traditional example of the style. Well done.

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Photo of anthony-s
4.16/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MGoeltz
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Photo of dms1767
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

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

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.41/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of S-Taylor
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of rpcarr17
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of antman27
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of mnj21655
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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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass: color is brown, amber edges, light tan head, no lacing.

Smell is mild malt, toffee, subtle nuttiness.

Taste is chocolate malt, than lighter toffee and nutty like flavors, subtle fruitiness, moderate bitterness with non-descript flavors.

Mouthfeel is bitter, then dry with lingering toffee/chocolate/nutty flavors.

Overall a good american example of an english brown ale style.

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Photo of ramcmaho1
5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheReger
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Turbodog from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 2,901 ratings
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