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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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Ratings: 2,901 |  Reviews: 1,021
Photo of puck1225
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Dark brown with a nice thick beige head and good lacing. Pleasant malty smell. Malty taste, sweet, toast and of chocolate. Good beer.

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Photo of scootercrabb
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bombventure
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tigerbrau
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.17/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Dark brown color; some light passes near the edges.

Nice khaki head; spotty lacing.

Oats & milk in the nose; smells like an oatmeal stout!

Thick mouthfeel.

This tastes like a mix between an oatmeal stout & a milk stout, with the oats winning out. Smooth & enjoyable.

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Photo of akopczyk
4.43/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gemini6
4.14/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of travelguy
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4.71/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NastyNate0425
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

One of the best beers ABITA brews if not the best.

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Photo of belgianvan
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sachie23
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of J-Dog86
4.39/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one has some auburn color going with it. Highly carbonated. Aroma has a bit of brown and chocolate malt vibe.

Some tea and toffee taste, mildly sweet. Smooth enough I guess, brown sugar, caramel and cinnamon. I like that it is heartier than the more popular Newcastle ale. This is about the viscosity and heft if you took a standard brown ale and mixed it like a black and tan with a porter. A tan and brown if you will.

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Photo of COR8RFAN
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.31/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Much darker than expected for a brown ale. I could have easily have confused it for a porter. Tan colored head with not much of retention or lacing.

Nose: Dried fruit, caramel, roastiness and (once it warms up a bit) some booze too.

Taste: Fairly bitter with a sweet aftertaste. More dark dried fruit. More and more flavors show up as it warms up (duh!). Some roastiness and caramel.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with just about the right amount of carbonation.

Overall: A very nice Brown. I'm not an expert on the style, but I would happily drink this again without hesitation.

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Photo of aknalley
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Extrajoker00
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boca-X
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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05/18/2015
Bottle to glass. Better than I remember this beer from long past, half forgotten trips to the crescent city. Appearance is dark brown,but translucent. Big healthy white head, Aroma is brown sugar, cinnamon bread, malt Taste is sugar cinnamon, bread, (do I taste beignet). Very full, sweet and tasty. Medium carbonation that lasts. Very pleased. I’ll buy this again."

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

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