Jockamo IPA - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by matjack85:
3.45/5 rDev +3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I tried this 12oz brown bottle at Shanahan's Pub in Forest Park, IL. It wasn't on tap, but it was the only Abita offering I hadn't tried yet, so I forked over the $4.50 per bottle charge and tried it with a spicy chicken sandwich. There was no freshness date on the bottle, only a story on the back label that tells you who"Jockamo" is.
The beer poured a hazy copper color that made only a ½ finger white head that dissipated in less than a minute and left no lacing whatsoever.
The beer had only a faint smell of spicy and piny hops. No giant hop aroma like you get with some IPA's. It was pleasant, but not very powerful.
The taste was a bit of a surprise. It was a lot sweeter and maltier than most IPA's. Make no mistake, it is still a hoppy beer at 52 IBU's, but a bit sweeter than I am used to for this style. Mostly the hops were of the spicy variety, but there was also some piny bitterness in there as well.
The beer had a light to medium body to it with lower carbonation than I like in an IPA, but it was easy to drink and the taste was OK. There are much better IPA's out there but I'm still glad I tried this one once.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2009 01:33:30 | More by matjack85
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3.51/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
The appearance of this IPA is actually quite stunning in a highly carbonated, cheap sort of way. The head was a tower of ivory foam with a dense cap. The body was a glowing, brassy color of copper but it was obscured by a torrent of tiny bubbles that clung to the glass.
The nose presents a strong malt base with caramel, tea leaves and barley. The hop scent is old world floral with hints of lemon, pine and grapefruit.
The flavor matches the scent nearly identically. Strong malt base, maybe tea leaf, with a floral, pine, tinges of lemon and a pithy grapefruit.
The feel is dry but it has almost no carbonated bite, despite the appearance.
Very simple IPA with stronger Pale Ale qualities than hop profile.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 20:24:11 | More by KYGunner
Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
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