Jockamo IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Jockamo IPAJockamo IPA

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Ratings: 1,595
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.31%
Wants: 16
Gots: 158 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Beerbuddha on 10-30-2007

Jockamo I.P.A. is a traditional India Pale Ale made with the best pale and light crystal malts that give the beer a copper color and malty flavor. This full-flavored beer is hopped and dry hopped liberally with Willamette and Columbus hops from the Pacific Northwest and has a 6.5% A.B.V. The spicy aroma of the hops contrasts nicely with the pleasant sweetness of the malts. Jockamo has a flavor that entices and excites the palate.

52 IBU
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Photo of bklippel
2.63/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Malty, not hop driven. Drinks more like a thin syrup than a crisp, biting IPA. Drinkable, but not one I'd pick out of a lineup.

Photo of oberon
3.83/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good to see Abita finally come around and brew a bottled IPA,poured into a standard pint glass a clear copper with one finger white head that had decent lasting power,big cascade citric/pine hop aroma hits at the onset with a lightly sweet caramel malt base as well.The flavors have kind of an English/American feel,Englixh biscuity malt intertwined with American hop pine resin hop,the malt has a sweet edge to it and holds true through to the finsish,the hops hit hard up front and kinda linger to the finish.A pretty good IPA and like I said its nice to see Abita take this route.

Photo of RoyalT
3.88/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - This poured a gorgeous orangish-brown in color with a firm off-white head and looks more like a double.

Smell - The dry-hopping gives this ale a nice, resiny nose but it falls short of the killer PacNW claim on the website. The Columbus isn't huge but is very clean. The malt though forms a nice backbone. It's lightly toasted and just the right level of sweetness to balance out the bouquet.

Taste - This gets serious at the taste. The malts lose some of their sweetness and the toasty aspect really comes out. The hops surprisingly hold their own and show a bit more spicing. All this come together making the flavor profile raw and a bit rough, which I like.

Mouthfeel - This is short of medium-bodied which is no surprise as our southern states like to keep their beers "wet". The feeling in between the cheeks is smooth but the flavors don't blend particularly well together. The carbs are right on though.

Drinkability - This is a big beer for that neck of the woods and they didn't make this one with kid's gloves. There's just enough drying though to keep one gulping.

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

In a pint glass the beer was an amber color with a quickly dissipating white head. It had a little bit of lace.
Mostly floral hops aroma, a little bit of citrus. Sweet malt background. Not a very striking aroma.
Taste was similar to the aroma. Piney, resinous hops with just a tiny bit of orange. Faint biscuit. Again, not very striking.
A very meek beer. It was OK, but there are a lot of better IPAs out there.

Photo of Billolick
3.78/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ouncer, twist off, w/o freshness info. Pours darker amber, kinda cloudy, under a medium tan head and leaves some splotchy lacing. Grainy hop nose, this one seems like an upgrade for Abita. Full bodied, medium but still respectable hop presence. Hops seem mostly grainy and softly citric/grapefruit like. Certainly not in the class of the finer (S.D. area) hoppy brews, but this is a clear upgrade from the other M.O.R. Abita offerings I have tried. Better then respectable hoppy sessioner. Worth a try.

Photo of tigg924
2.83/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: copper, medium head, clear, with medium carbonation

Smell: grapefruit, melon, and some lemon, none of which are overpowering

Taste: I taste soap and some other hops--not much else

Mouthfeel: smooth, watery, slightly bitter aftertaste

Drinkability: It tastes like a light IPA, not bad-not great just OK...I will most likely not have this again, but would not turn it away if offered to me

Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a slightly hazy amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is a mix of bready malt with some pine notes mixed in. The beer also has an iced tea aroma. The flavor is a mix of pine and orange citrus hops with some toffee notes. Low bitterness. Thin, slightly watery mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation.

Photo of deebo
3.7/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I snuck 1 more $1 buck beer pint at huck Finns. This time will try the Abita ipa

A-a hazy dirty orange with a skimming of white head

S-hops are here but not in your face-citrus and definitely grassy. Plenty of malt here too-sweet,breast,toasty

T-the hops here are distinctively marmalade. Some caramel malt flavor to boot

M-low on the carbonation heavy on the malty mouthfeel. I'm digging it

O-a malt forward IPA. I like the balance

Photo of kingcrowing
3.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a chalice.

Pours a very nice mahogany red sadly with no head at all. Nose is real sweet and malty with a nice subtle hop bite.

Damn is this thing bitter! A real palate killer, very sharp and dry the hop bit lingers for a while. The malt is there but this is more of a west coast ipa so don't plan on drinking more than one or two!

Photo of Bamabrew22
3.87/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Delicious IPA. I found it rather tasty and sessionable. Poured a beautiful rich copper with a bouncy, fluffy head. Brewers lace abounded. Smell was citrusy, effervescent, a little woodsy. Taste was superb. Citrus notes, foral, piney hops well balanced with subtle hints of bready malt. Overall, just a delight to drink. Abita, keep churning out excellent brews!

Photo of jondeelee
3.62/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has a spicy, hoppy aroma with distinct notes of pine and grapefruit, as well as a nice floral bouquet.

On the tongue, the first flavor to come across is an explosion of citrusy, grapefruit-sour hops that fills every nook and cranny of your mouth. There's also a flowery, rose-water flavor that comes from the hops, but it's so overpowered by the bitterness that it's difficult to locate. There is, however, a nice layer of sugary malts near the bottom of the river, bringing lovely apricot and maple syrup currents, as well as a good measure of biscuit-like toasted grains. By and large the hops dominate the mouthful all the way through, seemingly growing stronger near the end as the malty sugars slowly dissolve and leave fewer flavors to counter the hoppy buzz. The aftertaste is almost exclusively hops, though the flavor does fade away faster than I was expecting, leaving only a vague feeling of sour spices lingering on the soft palate.

Overall, I thought this a good IPA, though I would have liked a small margin more of malty sugars, as the hops came across slightly too strong for me, given the rest of the flavors.

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Nose: resiny hops, citrus, light grain notes.
Brilliant coppery amber under a 2" persistent and lacy off-white foam cap.
Clean grainy malt on the palate with melon, citrus, biscuit and nuts.
Very creamy smooth medium body with average to a little above on the carbonation.

Photo of Soonami
3.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Abita Jockamo IPA is a beer that is not common here in Philadelphia, so I was interested in trying it. This is not the biggest hop bomb out there, but it is satisfactory. The beer pours a clear copper hued amber with a little white head. The smell is mostly of sweet toasted malt and caramel, hops are not there. The taste is sweet of doughy malt and honey, but a minty hop flavor. The mouthfeel is fine and this is good enough to drink, but nothing special.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears a bright copper hue with a massive off white head, evenly spread lacing with each sip from my imperial pint glass. Aromatics offer up sweet caramel malt presence bound with some muted leafy and citric hop bursts. Touch of fruit juice and wheat husk earthiness, kinda nice. Flavor wise is quite different malt focused with occasional flare ups of hoppiness, not bad though great cereal malt notes within the tricklin' hop bitterness. Has a wheaties like feel to the malt profile caramel wrapped in whole gains, balanced with some mild hop flavor. Mouthfeel is light to medium body in range with soft easy goin carbonation, really has no room for complaints. A unique IPA that is welcomed to change up a bit of the routine brews from Abita, no matter what beer I have tasted from the them drinkability is always a highlight.

Photo of chinchill
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle served in standard pint glass

S - floral & citrusy (orange) hops

T - sweet balance for an IPA, with easily noticeable but mild hop bitterness on finish. Some caramel malt detectable. Surprised to see IBU=52; seems lower.

A - nearly clear reddish amber with nice off-white head.

M - neither thin nor full, with good carbonation.

Very drinkable IPA; drinks and tastes like a pale ale as much as an IPA.

Photo of mkraus
4.92/5  rDev +46.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have been drinking Abita on trips to New Orleans for about a decade now. I always prefer to drink local if I can find a decent beer and Abita by far made the best local beer (which wasn't saying much).

This beer really stood out from the rest. It was very nicely balanced between the hops, yeast and malt. Refreshing and flavorful.

Being from California, it was nice to have access to a balanced IPA again. While I love the extreme IPA's that area all around, this is more of an every day IPA.

Photo of glid02
3.92/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this on-tap at Taco Mac Lindbergh in Atlanta.

Pours a cloudy copper color with a one-finger white head that soon dissipates into a thin ring around the glass. There's not much lacing.

Smells good. Lots of citrus and floral hop aromas with a faint whiff of pine.

Tastes good. Up front, it tastes the same as it smells - lots of citrus and pine to go along with sweet malt. There's a bigger than normal bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is alright, I would like a little more thickness, but the carbonation is good and it goes down smoothly.

Drinkability is good. I could definitely have a few of these.

Overall this is a solid IPA but it is by no means a great one. I probably won't buy this again but I'd be happy to accept one. Worth a shot.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.01/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy copper body with a slow carbonation of light tan creamy head filled with craters

S- The floral hop aroma is soft but nice with and odd cooked macaroni note that grows as it warms.

T- The vegetal taste has a slight woody hop note followed by a gentle hop bitterness in the finish.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a slight creamy texture to the fizz and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- The odd flavors to the beer are a bit stronger than the faint hop hints. It is odd and just hard to get through 12 oz.

Photo of pwoods
3.51/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. stubby brown bottle, purchased at Party Source, poured into an IPA flute. No dating.

A: Pours a dark amber with a bit of cloudiness. 1 1/2 fingers of off white head forms decently tight and holds on. Some decent lacing.

S: Very floral and earthy hops with some earthy must. Smells of English hops. Sweet, grainy malts in the back.

T/M: Hops are lightly bitter with a natural, earthy hop leaf taste. Light on citrus but with a little bit of zesty spice snap. Malts are similar to the Furious Scottish(or what is Scotch) malts and I'm guessing that's why these look so close. Finishes with a raw pepper bitterness that isn't so pleasant. Body is a bit too light.

D: I like the malt base and I'd like to see more like it. Too bad the hops weren't where I'd like them. Easy to drink but there are many better out there.

Photo of LXIXME
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear golden amber color with a decent sized off white to light brown head.

The head fades away into a decent lacing giving off the aroma of some hops mixed with a light roasted caramel smell.

Light roasted caramel is evenly blended with the hops to give a nice well blended taste. IPA's have become more hops dominant with blends of many types/kinds of hops used to produce a beer, this IPA seems to use more malt with the hops to produce the Jockamo. This beer seems to be more of what pale ales or amber mixes are like now.

There are light amber notes in the dry hops aftertaste which I kinda liked. If your a hop head this beer is a little or maybe even a ton on the weak side but it's a decent beer within itself when/if you compare it to the flood of beers and styles out there on the market.

Photo of jbphoto88
3.06/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 12oz brown bottle with no best by date and a twist off cap... classy.

Pours a deep amber color with blond highlights. A large bubbled head forms fast and raises about a quarter inch above the brew. It fades but never leaves the beer and it leaves little islands of foam on the sides of the glasses.

Smell is lightly citrusy and sort of a synthetic sweet scent. Its almost a metallic earthy sweet flavor that smells more processed the natural. Hmmm, an IPA? It smells to mild for the style if you ask me.

Taste is slightly better then the scent but still only a little above average. There is a sweet malt flavor that has a mild hop citrus twang and a little weak bitterness. That synthetic sweetness comes through in the aftertaste. It coats your mouth with ever sip subtly drying it and leaves you longing for a sip of water.

Not a great American IPA. Marginally above average and only worth buying once.

Photo of slk22
3.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a redish hue and a cream colored head that dissipated quickly. Lacing was minimal. Emanation of aroma was mild to moderate consisting of mild orange and crystal malt sweetness. Pleasantly surprised, the taste of this one is much more impressive than the aroma. Flavor is sweet up front with orange and peach on a sweet malt backbone. This is followed by a citrus hop bitterness that lingers just a bit into a dry finish. Very well balanced and refreshing. Mouthfeel is moderately smooth with a light to medium body and moderate carbonation. Although this is a bit sweeter than I would expect of this style I found it to be quite refreshing.

Photo of racer2k
3.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: dark burnt orange color with good clarity. Small 3/4" off white colored head which was present for a while. Low carbonation observed in my 16oz. glass

S: Malty, Sweet, Good dose of hops with some pine and grapefruit.

T: Moderate malt with a balance of tartness, citrus and some moderate hops. Some hint of pine flavor. Overall a thin mouth feel and very drinkable.

M: Hoppy and crisp with overtones of malt and a slight alcohol feel toward the end of the glass. The finish is pretty dry overall.

D: Decent IPA with pretty good balance which sets up nicely as a session beer.

Photo of mdaschaf
3.07/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from notes

A: Pours a light orange color with a 1.5 finger, beige colored head on top. Decent retention and spotty lacing left behind.

S: On the fruity side with some orange, orange peel, and some pineapple. There is a slight piney aroma and some light caramel malt.

T: Again, fruity and sweet, a little too much for my liking. The flavors are rather strong initially, but the back end is rather bland, almost as if the entire flavor profile disappears. More orange, pineapple, and a bit of tangerine/nectarine.

M: Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation. Flavor practically disappears before the finish.

O:Starts off pretty good, but finished weak. Had some nice flavor up front and looked inviting. Would pass on it in the future.

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Abita- Jockamo IPA

A- A light reddish copper brown with a small foamy head.
S- Toffee and molasses malt with an earthy hop aroma.
T- Molasses malt with an earthy green hop/ pine hop flavor.
M- Sweet and creamy at first but slowly becoming chewy, almost cloying, with a bitter hop presence.

Overall- A decent, sessionable, IPA. Could use a bigger influx of hops.

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Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
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