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RATINGS: 1480   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 184   ABV: 6.13%
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Abita Turbodog is a dark brown ale brewed with Willamette hops and a combination of British pale, crystal and chocolate malts. This combination gives Turbodog its rich body and color and a sweet chocolate-toffee like flavor.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
igneous1 (1500) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 31, 2003
color is deep brown/plum mixture. thin almond colored head. bread dough present in aroma, slight coffee in the flavor. had a bit of a nasty sour little finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2003
A pale brown hue with good rocky head and no lacing. Coffee, toffee, and nutty aroma, nints of some spice and citrus. Very bland taste, not much going on here. Short sweet finish. Watery and fizzy mouthfeel. Medium bodied. A very average brew, okay to try once and then move on to something better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2090) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2003
a good beer, nice big head, nice smell, nice flavor. creamy tasting with a hint of a coffee taste, an all around good dark brew. only complaint i have is the head didnt last till the end. a good beer though. had it on draught

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2003 The first impression is of a slightly dark ale but the chocolate malt really adds a great complexity that I really like. It is a lot hoppier that I would expect for a brown ale, I would have pegged it as a pale ale with chocolate malt added for complexity. This is a beer that is great with food.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2003
This is one interesting brew. For me, it seemed to be all about the finish. At first it was empty, then all the flavors just developed in the mouth and throat as you swallowed. If it wasn't for the bland beginning this would get a 5 on taste. The middle gets a malty sweet roasted barley with hints of slight hop and some yeast like unbaked bread. It also had some smokey hazelnut notes. I wanted this beer to taste like that the whole way through. If it would have this would be a whopper of a drinker. Its still very drinkable, a bit on the light side on the body, but I just can't get by that start. The smell is also very interesting, I smell the roasted barley malt easily but has a strange wet dirt like smell. Kind of like a heavy rained out hiking trail. Good color, was a semi blackened red almost clear glowing. I'm a perplexed by this stuff and I just kept drinking it, trying to figure out what the hells the scoop with all its character.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BtownBrewer (91) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2003
What exactly makes this a brown ale? I thought it was much too hoppy and more of a burgundy in color than any real variant of brown. And too light colored. I expected darker.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2003
Teaches me to buy a bottle of beer called "Turbodog" that didn't have a dog on it at all. maybe they did have a dog on the label but it was smart and turboed out of there because it didn't want to be associated with this burnt choco-coffee smelling water. i'm thinking that they just take water from the Mississippi River and bottle it...hence the color and the watery-ness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Mostly a watery taste. What kind of beer is this? It is a dark brown color but I only pick up the chocolate-toffe flavorings in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3327) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 28, 2003
Pours a dark brown/black with a mild white head that dissipates rather quickly. Pleasant aroma that is of chocolate/coffee. Very little carbonation, almost not enough. Taste is that of a wheat/hickory/coffee/chocolate. Finishes smooth and the taste perseveres through the entire drink. Could use more carbonation though. Like one rater said earlier, it would be nice to know what kinda beer this stuff is. I had no clue what style beer this was gonna be till i opened it. I guess it was a cool surprise, but i dont know. An average beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - JUN 27, 2003
Poured out a very dark brown. Thick, artificial head on it.A lot of very fine bubbles makes this an effervescent brew. Tan colored head that won't die down at all. Aromas mostly absent. Not much to describe in this beer. Some malt notes in the background, but that's it. Slight hops smell to it, but nothing noticeable. Tastes chalky, kind of dry on the palate. Minerally as all get out too. Must be hard water they brew with, because this stuff is like licking a blackboard. Not sweet in the least. Not very hoppy either. I won't be buying this beer again, but one was ok to try.


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