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Jockamo IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

Jockamo IPAJockamo IPA

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Ratings: 1271
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 rhoadsrage


3/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

Serving type: can

07-23-2013 19:21:43 | More by rhoadsrage
Photo of Murrhey


2.95/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live. Best-by date 2/12/13, so it's a tad past its prime. Wish I had seen that a week ago.

A- Two-finger slightly off-white fluffy head. Several-minute long retention with some translucent ropes of lacing. Amber-red body with high clarity. Fairly attractive,

S- Pine and citrus. Some caramel malts. Not a very developed aroma, but not unappealing.

T- Medium bodied malts and some steely hops. Metallic and slightly bitter. Not a nice taste in my opinion.

M- Heavy and balanced toward the front. Finishes clean and wet.

O- It is an alright beer, a poor IPA and a good showing from Abita, a brewery I'm learning doesn't turn out much good national stuff.

Serving type: can

02-17-2013 05:13:54 | More by Murrhey
Photo of brewtus


3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can into Df tulip glass

A- pours a light copper color with a two finger wite head that lingers for a while
S-malty, dark fruits, caremel
T/M- amber and woody up front, fades to a dark fruity finish with a nice hop note. Isn't very hoppy but enough to balance out the malts. Carmel flavor. Has a it of a scotch ale taste with more bite. Taste lingers on the tounge for a while
O- I'm surprised this is labeled as an IPA, has a lot more malt than I'd prefer but it's a different take on it that isn't necessarily bad. I probably won't seek this out again, but I'm glad I tried it.

Serving type: can

12-30-2012 16:59:41 | More by brewtus
Photo of Immortale25

North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Magic Hat #9 pint glass. Bottom of can says Best By: 8/2/12. Whoops.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a full inch of beige head that retains a good while leaving sudsy cobwebs of lacing. It finally settles at a 1/4 inch head with a craggy surface of foam.

S- Very pungent hops that are more herbal and spicy than anything. Has a solid twang that's very earthy, almost barnyard-like. Quite unique.

T- Wet grass flavor with a bitterness that's very aggressive, yet different so it's interesting to take multiple sips in a row to see how it assaults the palate. Peppery spiciness throughout.plus notes of pine.

M- Dry with a lingering hop bite. Medium carbonation and a full-ish body. .

O- It's obvious that a different variety or blend of hops was used in creating this because there is no other IPA that has the same profile as Jockamo. Truly one of a kind and quite tasty as well. It also has held up well past its freshness date. It being in a can most likely contributed to that.

Serving type: can

11-13-2012 05:56:40 | More by Immortale25
Photo of dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a mostly clear dark copper in color to amber with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a couple of small thick patches and a medium-thick ring at the edges of the glass. Very significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus hops with notes of grapefruit, orange, and tangerine.

T: There are light to moderate flavors of caramel malt sweetness underneath some stronger flavors of citrus (orange/tangerine) and spicy hop flavors. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish that lingers.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Just a hint of crispness but slightly thin.

O: In a style where there are some many great offerings, this beer just does not stand up - it is not a bad beer just pales in comparison to others. There are decent hop flavors but not the intensity or bitterness that I enjoy.

Serving type: can

10-10-2012 02:14:17 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of VelvetExtract


3.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Jockamo pours hazy and dark toasted orange in color. Head is massive. Over a finger's width of doughy off-white cap. Lacing comes in light rings and random spiderwebs.

S-Sweet bread and flower petal hops. Blatantly balanced. Soapy, fresh linen fabric softener hoppiness. Candied citrus. The nose boasts good intensity, but the hoppiness is almost overshadowed by the malt. More English than American.

T-Bath soap hops (combination of soapy and perfumey) and caramel. Cake batter. Lighter citrus notes. Not much bitterness at all. Again, this is balanced. Hops almost taste sweet themselves.

M-Medium bodied. Soft bubbles. A bit sticky. Little bitterness or dryness. Takes a while to polish off a glass.

O/D-Super good deal at the local store (indicating its lack of freshness). This is more of an English IPA or a Pale Ale in my eyes. Lacks any muscle via the hops. I will imbibe the rest of these straight from the can. Maybe I will like the convenience better and in term enjoy this boring brew a bit more.

Serving type: can

10-06-2012 22:24:18 | More by VelvetExtract
Photo of MisterE


3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a six-pack of 12 oz cans at Ward's for $4.99

A: medium gold to light amber with a modest head

S: pleasant but subtle floral hops

T: well balanced with a nice bite from the hops

M: slightly thin and not too carbonated

O: seems like a very sessionable beer, especially at this price

Serving type: can

09-16-2012 17:55:57 | More by MisterE
Photo of metter98

New York

3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high beige head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface and a thick coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are aromas of grapefruit and tangerine from the hops in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has citrusy flavors along notes of spiciness and a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a little shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation along with a bit of crispness.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has some nice citrus aromas and flavors but probably won’t please hopheads because it lacks much in the way of bitterness and crispness from the hops.

Serving type: can

09-12-2012 02:17:17 | More by metter98
Photo of woodychandler


2.4/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

If you have never been to Pinocchio's in Media, PA, you need to visit their bottle shop, which is a misnomer since they always have a wide range of CANs for sale.

My IPA Day rolls on, CAN you dig it?

Jockamo is the phonetic pronunciation of "Giacomo" as in Laura San Giacomo and if you don't dig, groove on imdb.com and especially "Sex, Lies and Videotape", in which she appeared.

What does any of this have to do with the price of tea in China, you are probably asking and since I have no idea, let's move on.

The Crack left me feeling the love as some of its foam jumped out to greet me! I love these craft CANs that are filled to the brim - I am definitely getting my money's worth. Man, I have not downed this many successive IPAs in a while and even my Hops Monkey jones has subsided. The Glug netted a finger-and-a-half of dense, tawny head with great retention in the onslaught of humidity. The lacing that began to appear reminded me to get on the horn and rent a jackhammer to remove it all later. Color was a deep orangish-amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose was odd, it had a kind of garlic/onion twang to it that reminded me of Gubna. Mouthfeel was medium, approaching fullness and the taste was nothing like the nose, so maybe I was mistaken. Instead, it had an earthy quality, more akin to an English IPA than an AIPA. Whoa! The finish really tasted like garlic/onion, so maybe I was not too far off after all. I am afraid I am going to have to dun this one for its lack of info on its packaging. The bottom of the CAN was stamped: "Best By 08/30/12" so freshness was not an issue, nor was storage as it went from Pinocchio's cooler into my reefer. This was kind of disappointing as I usually like Abita's beers, but this one was not making it for me.

Serving type: can

06-20-2012 16:01:58 | More by woodychandler
Photo of WoodBrew


3.8/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark orange-amber color with a decently retained, frothy, cream colored head. Random spots and flares of lace mark the glass. Aromas include tangerine rind, orange juice, lightly sweet caramel malts, and a grainy, grassy overtone. Flavors include biscuity malts and caramel, with citrus and grassy hops lending balance. Medium bodied and moderately carbonated, it drinks easier than its 6.5% would suggest.

Serving type: can

06-04-2012 01:34:29 | More by WoodBrew
Photo of TrappistJohnMD


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

Orange-amber color with thick pearl colored head. Lots of lacing along sides of glass.

Smell is musty and malty. Not much citrus here. Odd smell.

Taste is sweet malt. No citrus flavor and very little bitterness.

Mouthfeel is watery with average carbonation.


Serving type: can

05-13-2012 01:30:10 | More by TrappistJohnMD
Photo of mactrail


3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quite handsome orangey amber color with lots of suds in the Orval chalice. Head retention is average. Plenty of prickly carbonation in the mouth. This would be a refreshing jolt if you were really thirsty.

There is just a puff of hop aromatics at first. Some crackery malt with a touch of sweetness. Some resiny notes and rather tangy overall. There is an odd flavor that reminds me of the aftertaste of fish. A mineral touch and slight bitter aftertaste.

As a Pale Ale this is quite drinkable and smooth, but I wouldn't look to this for much hop flavor. Abita is one of the breweries I totally ignore, but someone brought this over so I had to try it. From the 12 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 02:10:02 | More by mactrail
Photo of beergoot


3.69/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark gold appearance with a thick, sticky head and plenty of fine carbonation bubbles rising upward. Fair pine and citrus hop aroma; honey dew melon; slight biscuit scent. Nicely balanced bread and sweet bitterness in the flavors. Medium bodied; dry finish.

A tasty, light and easy drinking IPA. Decent balance throughout the taste experience although the mouthfeel may come across a bit weak and watery. It's not as in-your-face as west coast styled IPAs, so it may appeal more to someone looking for a session-styled IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 21:40:08 | More by beergoot
Photo of yardkl


2.53/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I love IPAs but this one is lacking. It's not bad but There are so many better IPAs out there. Bought a six pack, drank all of them, but will never buy again. It's very mild for an IPA but not in a good way. Decent beer but I take my IPAs seriously. Do yourself a favor and skip this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 03:17:50 | More by yardkl
Photo of CochonKing

New York

3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours an orange off gold. Head dissipates quickly. Definite beer haze present in the glass, possible fault in this batch. - 3.00

Smell - One of the strongest points of the beer is the nose. Bouquet is flush with hops as expected but lemon and orange peel lie behind it. Characteristics of fruit candies, skittles, starburst etc. Little grain present on nose. 3.75

Taste - Not very well balanced. Hops followed by a quick burst of citrus palate with a short finish. Hop bitters give a much longer finish, but lacks a rounding that would make it exceptional - 3.0

Mouthfeel - Very light bodied on palate. Small bubbles that barely last on the palate. - 3.0

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 03:04:36 | More by CochonKing
Photo of Ryan_Graham


3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Golden brown with a two finger head that hangs around with good lacing. Citrusy to the nose with hints of caramel and spices. Starts off spicy on the tongue with a very offensive boozy taste. Then transitions to a creamy finish that helps make up for it. Overall, ehh. It's not bad but it's certainly not anything special. This beer doesn't rank high on my IPA list. I wouldn't recommend to a friend.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 02:14:56 | More by Ryan_Graham
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 Wrex68


3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into snifter

A- poured copper color with two fingers of light tan head that dissipated quickly little to no lacing

S- smells of sweet malt very light hop smell not like a typical ipa

T- strong malt profile with light floral hop bite at end, much more hop than other reviews led me to expect. Nothing special but not a bad ipa.

M- medium body and light carbonation crisp hop finish, leaves the mouth a little dry.

O- not a bad ipa but definitely not the best worth the try.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 23:03:59 | More by Wrex68
Photo of HoppyBastard


2.58/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a shaker pint glass.

APPEARANCE: clear amber colored with 1 finger head, very little retention, only slight lacing.

SMELL: caramel, nutmeg and flowery hops.

TASTE: malty with caramel and very little hop finish.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: I did not like this beer and will not buy it again. When I purchase an IPA there is an expectation of hops. This beer lacked any significant hop profile which is a real problem if you want to make IPA style beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 06:02:47 | More by HoppyBastard
Photo of runbirddrinkbeer


3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've never been keen on Abita products with the exception of PurpleHaze but I've been buying singles of as many ipa's this summer as I can, so I thought I'd give it a try. The first ominous sign was the best by date of 5/12/13...3 months ago. Forging ahead,the appearance is fine with a typical coppery orange color and cream colored head which hangs in there pretty well. The aroma is decent with some pine, grass and malty/biscuit present. The taste falls somewhat flat and far short of a top notch IPA. Malty sweetness predominates and an off taste I can't quite identify. Very late hop bitterness. Overall I didn't have high expectations and found this to be just_ok_.To be fair a fresher bottle or draft may be worth a second try.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 22:58:56 | More by runbirddrinkbeer
Photo of Bill_Murray


1.94/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

There is so much talk and praise for IPAs, I really wish I could like them. This is my second attempt at an IPA, and it went very much like the first. I don't often write reviews because I do not a have acutely tuned palate and find it unlikely I will say something not already said, but I do rate based on whether or not I liked something, mainly for my own records. With that said, I felt I owed a review because it is a solid beer, and a lowball score owes an explanation.

I poured this experiment from a bottle into a glass.

Appearance: Poured a nice orange-ish, reddish color, with ample collar of foam that eventually settled to about a nickels width that remained for the entire glass. A little lacing, but not as much as the first IPA I tried.

Smell: Strong smell, smelled of pine and citrus, possibly pineapple. Very complex, a lot going on, but the pine and citrus stood out most. I was hoping the pine wouldn't be as prevalent in the taste, but...

Taste: Pine right up front, which would be good for some, but terrible for me. Has an after taste similar to the after taste of grapefruit, which was NOT to my liking.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, not too heavy.

Overall: Not for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 22:50:14 | More by Bill_Murray
Photo of Utica_Brew_Review

New York

3.89/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice amber color with moderate carbonation and mild head. Fruity, citrus and floral notes in aroma. Smells great. Heavy blood orange-like citrus notes among the dry hop flavors. You can appreciate the dry hops in the flavor also. Great IPA for the summer--refreshing. Somewhat bitter like when you bite into an orange rind.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 03:20:48 | More by Utica_Brew_Review
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 Oakenator


3.84/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a darker amber to brown. Full head at pour and has good retention. Lacing streaks on the glass.

S: Spice, earth, hops. Some malts present.

T: Starts with a really strong bitter taste and trails to fuller malt. Really intersting that this IPA has such a contrast from front to back.

M: Almost creamy - nice carbonation on the tongue.

O: Good brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 01:11:15 | More by Oakenator
Photo of socon67

New York

3.99/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Amber pour with great foam retiention. Lacing is average at best. Cloudy look to thebeer.

S - Strong notes of nutmeg and a bit of onion grass. Slight notes of caramel malt give a sweet smell. Very faint trace of fresh hop resin.

T - Good contrast of sweet and spicy notes and a finish that has a mild and balanced hop bitterness. Flavors of nutmeg, onion, toffee, and light grain.

M - Easy drinking beer that is light and with some carbonation. I don't think the spicy notes make it overly sessionable; I felt one was plenty.

O - Actually a nice IPA that does stand out. Not a hop-bomb but it would appeal to IPA lovers.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 00:30:29 | More by socon67
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Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
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