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Jockamo IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

Jockamo IPAJockamo IPA

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Ratings: 1272
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.61%

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: Beerbuddha on 10-30-2007)
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Photo of DeFaz


2.76/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Wow, this is disappointing. I like some good malt in a beer, but for an IPA this just didn't have enough hops going on. The mouthfeel was too thin, and the slight citrus flavor supposedly from the hops didn't offer much at all. This actually came out more sweet than bitter, and was probably intended to appease those who stumble upon it not actually looking for an IPA. The smell consists of some malt and hops (again, citrus) and like the taste is quite bland. This beer wasn't offensive, but it was probably the worst IPA I've ever had.

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2013 03:28:07 | More by DeFaz
Photo of DoubleJ


3.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

On-tap at Slater's 50/50 Anaheim Hills. How I haven't hit this beer before will remain a mystery unsolved. On to the beer:

There's a little haze in this light orange beer. Topping it is a sturdy head with solid retention and acceptable quantities of lace. A bit of a surprise was how soft the nose was. There's a little resin and sticky pine, otherwise its absent. There's a small improvement with the taste, because at least you don't need to squint to find something. Still, it's not very vibrant by West Coast standards. Tastes faded. A little grapefruit and kiss of orange ensure that this is an IPA, and also a stickiness flavor. The mouthfeel is spot on, being medium bodied with an acceptable level of carbonation.

I thought it was going to be better than this. At least it wasn't offensive to my senses.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2013 03:46:54 | More by DoubleJ
Photo of xnicknj


2.28/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

on tap at catahoula in philly - served in pint glass

Pours a clouded burnt orange color with a one-finger white head. Fades into a thin coating of film with some spotty lacing on the glass.

Faint citric hops in the nose with a sweet malty backbone. A little caramel and toasted biscuit.

Light juiciness up front with an almost difficult to find hop bitterness. Bready caramel malt backbone. Finishes a little dry with some citrus.

Medium body, decent carbonation, crisp and bubbly on the tongue. I ordered this since it was on special - I should have paid the extra dollar for a can of Dale's. This really misses out on nearly everything I look for in an IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2012 15:06:20 | More by xnicknj
Photo of deebo


3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
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

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2012 00:34:43 | More by deebo
Photo of TheBrewo


3.98/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew was served from the tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY into a Brooklyn Brewery pint glass, and glowed a golden red color. There was a half finger head of creamy tan bubbles, leaving sticky sheets of lacing around the glass as it departed at a medium pace. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared active. The aroma was bright with piney hops, bubblegum and banana esters, pale malts, light toast, and tea/herbal dill qualities. Our first impression was that it was tasty, with nice herbal qualities. The flavoring opened with watered citrus, herbal hops, bright dill, and lactic sour cream. The middle peaked with more bittered hops and citric rind. More pale malts and toast came in, with more yeast, lemon juice, and copper at the finish. The aftertaste breathed of citric and piney hops, mint, metallic yeast, dill, and light esters. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium. There was soft slurp and sip, with light coating and mild astringent drying. The abv was appropriate, and the beer was very easy drinking.

Overall, what we liked best about this was the herbal quality to the nose and taste. The dill gave a very unique air, and made for an interesting, refreshing beer. If you like IPAs then this would be a nice one to try for you, but if you’re just looking for something new, then you can probably find something more exciting elsewhere.

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2012 20:31:16 | More by TheBrewo
Photo of charlzm


3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed May 11th, 2012 at The Abita Brewpub, Abita Springs, LA.

Clear golden-brown beer with nearly no head.

Subtle peppery aroma.

Flavor starts with unexpectedly sweet caramel malt and a touch of honey. The finish is marked by strong peppery hops that leave a thin, uniform carpet of bitterness behind.

Well-carbonated and lively in the mouth.

Interesting take on the IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2012 19:57:51 | More by charlzm
Photo of DrinkSlurm


3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap into pilsner glass at the NOLA airport. Pours a copper golden with head and lacing. Smells of piney and slight citrus hops. Taste is of citrusy hops and some malts. Overall, its actually a descent IPA. The reviews are somewhat skewed I think. Its a better than average ipa but not spectacular. Go with an open mind into this one.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2012 21:52:38 | More by DrinkSlurm
Photo of orangedive


3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - not bad. 85 % opaque. Orangish.
S - hoppy, a little bitter, citrusy
T - standard ipa. A little more malty than I prefer but good. I swear I'm getting Cajun spice notes from. Pretty good.
M - average, medium bodied. Nothing spectacular. Good though.
O - I like this beer. It doesn't compete with some of the better ipas I've had, but it is still pretty good.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2012 19:35:31 | More by orangedive
Photo of david18

New York

3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had a sixteen ounce draft of this about a week ago at my local pub. This is not my favorite brewery and not my favorite IPA.

Appearance was a light gold/straw. Decent carbonation but it disipated pretty quickly.

Aroma was bready and little hoppy but really not enough.

Flavor was also not outstanding. More like an average pale ale than an ipa.

Overall I was underwhelmed, particularly as this was the only IPA on tap at the time.

Would not really recommend.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2012 19:18:41 | More by david18
Photo of tonbarmcc


2.8/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is one freaky beer.

Pretty reddish brown color. Nice lacing on head. Smell a little funky--oniony, maybe? Just a little bit of hoppy bitterness--not as much as one tends to expect from an IPA.

Here's where things get strange. I'm not a beer expert--just a beer liker--so I don't know the lingo, but I could swear this beer tasted kind of like cheese or smoked sausage (pepperoni, maybe) or fennel or pizza (my dining companion said Totino's Pizza Rolls, which is pretty apt). I wondered if I got a dirty glass until I saw another reviewer mention that s/he thought it tasted like pizza bites, too. I'd swear mine did.

I wouldn't say it's bad; I finished my pint (I think part of that was just trying to figure out what the heck was going on). I would say it's strange, and I don't plan on having another.

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2012 01:51:58 | More by tonbarmcc
Photo of Rifugium


3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Casey's, Newtown Square, PA

Served in a nondescript pint glass, this beer poured a clear golden brown color with a small creamy cap of white head that retained fairly well. Aroma of grains, pale malts, caramel, and some floral hop qualities. Taste followed the aroma pretty closely, with a good balance of caramel malts and floral hops, pretty smooth and not too bitter, with a little buttery flavor happening in the background...not sure if this was an off taste or not. Hints of fruit juice and citrus zest. Medium body, smooth, fairly drinkable, but nothing too special going on.

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2011 00:57:16 | More by Rifugium
Photo of JayS2629


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

Pours a beautiful golden color with a thick white head that fades fast and leaves minimal lacing.

The aroma is of caramel, and toast with a slight grassy hop aroma and a touch of citrus.

It is caramel sweet with toasty edges, slight bitter finish on hops with grassy domination and a touch of orange zest.

Crisp, clean with a creamy finish.

Nice, easy to drink IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2011 04:08:03 | More by JayS2629
Photo of beerprovedwright


3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Came in a plain ol glass, with little head and good lace. Color was a dark orange with lots of bubble action. Smell of grapefruit and wheat were most in the forefront, with some grain smell in the background. Taste was of grapefruit, pine nuts, malt and spices. Bold creamy mouthfeel. Wish it would have come in a better glass, as least it was not white plastic.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2011 17:46:10 | More by beerprovedwright
Photo of abrand


3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at local bar, poured into a pint glass.

The Jockamo pours a deep orange color with a nice pillowy cream white head that has good retention. Taste and smell were both dominated with citrus fruits and hops. Not too much of a bitter taste that lingers on the tongue. Taste isn't quite as in your face as I like IPA's but it is a very sessionable IPA. Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2011 00:46:50 | More by abrand
Photo of wcintula

New York

2.95/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The first thinng I noticed about this beer was the head; it was thick and creamy and well retained. A lot of the beer's other qualities were rather average. Some citrus hop notes in the taste and smell. The beer has good body, but not well rounded. It's worth a try but the beer itself needs tweaking.

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2011 14:24:15 | More by wcintula
Photo of thedoubler55

New Jersey

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

A: Hazy orange with a slight off white head that leaves some nice lacing around the glass.

S: Very fruity smell right off the bat, pineapples and oranges

T/M: Malty and somewhat earthy the taste of this beer is refreshing not bitter at all.The mouthfeel is somewhat creamy and thick for an IPA.

D: This is a great beginner IPA, if your introducing someone to these types of beers this is the way to go.

Serving type: on-tap

12-24-2010 17:49:04 | More by thedoubler55
Photo of sunkistxsudafed

New Mexico

4.33/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- typical IPA coloring, with nice lacing. kept a head for longer than expected.

S- mildly hoppy with grass notes. Surprisingly fruity, much like Il Vicino's Wet-mountain IPA

T- not the hoppiest IPA, but it's not trying to be. a good balance of bitter and fruity flavors, again, much like Wet-mountain IPA. more refreshing than some other IPAs ive had.

M- Nothing unique, nothing bad. An overall smooth feel.

D- an easy IPA to drink while walking around the french quarter midsummer. I would recommend it to most beer fans. Hop-heads might be disappointed in it though.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2010 20:29:50 | More by sunkistxsudafed
Photo of EgadBananas


3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the brewery.

Dark amber in color, with a semi-beige head. The look is nothing to complain about.

Jockamo on tap is pretty different than in a bottle. On tap it has a very predominant fresh hop aroma with a gentle sweet backbone. They weren't over powering, but definitely made them selves known. I love fresh hops, so this was nearly heaven for me.

Taste was bitter and semisweet with hints of orange and grapefruit. The feel was medium bodied and solid.

Lots of flavor and fair ABV makes this an easy drinker.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2010 22:25:19 | More by EgadBananas
Photo of PanicUnited


3.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had the opportunity to sample this beer at Taco Mac and was slightly impressed. It would not be my first pick when it comes to an IPA, but for a brand I had not heard too much about, I was happy with the choice.

The beer looked good in the pint glass, with a good head and slightly above average lacing. However, the hop character brought out a sense of yearning for something more. I could have bargained for more lively hops, with more of the Sweetwater Balance. But again, if all beers were created equal we wouldn't have this site..

Overall, I would say that its a little better than average for an IPA, but nothing spectacular

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2010 20:45:35 | More by PanicUnited
Photo of plaid75

New York

3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Dive Bar, NYC.

Poured a murky medium copper hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light floral hopband a soft caramel.

The taste consisted of a round malt, some caramel and a utilitarian hop. Certainly not the hop profile I expected, but generally well balanced. Herbal and bready at the finish.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a decent IPA. Well balanced for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2010 17:52:21 | More by plaid75
Photo of champ103


3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear copper/orange color. A two finger, tightly packed white head forms with excellent retention. Sticky, spiderweb looking lace is left behind.
S: Lots of citrus and floral hops. Caramel malt for balance. A buttery note comes out as this warms up as well.
T: Follows the nose. Plenty of citrus and floral hops. A good balance of sugary caramel malt. There is a little to much diacetyl. Though it does not ruin the beer at all.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. A little watery though. Easy to drink. I quaffed several with no problem.

This is a really enjoyable and easy to drink IPA. It is a simple beer, but that is what Abita does best. I am glad more bars in Louisiana are caring this. Recommend.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2010 01:46:16 | More by champ103
Photo of drtth


3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a standard shaker glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is a clear reddish dark copper color with a ¼" white head that soon recedes to a ring and a thin layer of foam on the surface. The lacing is scattered and leggy. By about mid-way through the beer sipping leaves very little lacing and virtually nothing is clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma is mild and not particularly hoppy. Occasionally I think I'm picking up a bit of metallic character in the aroma.

Taste: The nose predicts the flavors pretty well except that the flavors are more intense that the aroma suggests. The flavors here include some caramel malt and what is mostly earthy bitterness, with that slight metallic character in the taste that was also present in the nose.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is light to medium bodied with some soft tingle from the faint carbonation. The finish is moderately long and begins with the caramel being replaced by the earthy bitterness which then in turn fades into a lingering dryness on the palate and back of the throat.

Drinkability: This is drinkable enough that I was fine with finishing it off, but that said, there so many more IPAs I prefer out there that I'll probably not be drinking this one again, or if I do it will be because the other alternatives are even less exciting.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2010 01:46:35 | More by drtth
Photo of zadams1


4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It was worth trying this Louisiana beer in the spirit of Mardi Gras but its hardly the best IPA you'll find. It pours a little darker than your average IPA and not surprisingly the malt character takes center stage but its heavier on citrus notes than the cracker (both of which are there). With a lighter taste and mouthfeel this is a good drinker and might work as a good IPA for those who like a more widely accessible hop taste.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2010 16:48:06 | More by zadams1
Photo of BeerisfoodLLC


2.98/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Blue Nile in New Orleans:

A -Cloudy orangish color, medium head that dissipates fast.

S - Sweet nose, surprising for an IPA. No strong hop aroma, more malty.

T - This was not as good as expected, light on the hops, light bodied...a bit unbalanced. I have had worse IPA's but this needs some work.

M - Light bodied and well carbonated.

D - I wouldn't recommend for having more than one.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2009 21:04:01 | More by BeerisfoodLLC
Photo of ImusBeer


3.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Came with about a finger of light tan head, a dark orange/amber color.

A yeasty-doughy smell with possibly some citrus. The taste was slightly metallic and citrus.

Mouthfeel was light with some slight bitterness a weak IPA in my book, about 1/2 the IBUs of a typical American like Sierra Nevada. I've always thought of Abita's beers being a bit on the weak side and this one is no exception. It's like they don't want to offend anyone.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2009 16:02:34 | More by ImusBeer
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Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,272 ratings.