Dismiss Notice
Save $5 when you subscribe to 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine by selecting auto-renew.

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join Our Email List →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.
Dismiss Notice

Pre-order your Respect Beer "Hipster" Hoodie today!

Plus: Free shipping (US only) on orders of $25 or more until 12/18/15. Just select "Free Shipping" at checkout.

Shop now →

Jockamo IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Jockamo IPAJockamo IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

557 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 557
Hads: 1,633
Avg: 3.43
pDev: 29.15%
Wants: 18
Gots: 180 | 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
View: Beers (43) | Events
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 557 | Hads: 1,633
Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours peachy with foaming head that dissapears. A bit of hop aroma. Some fruity citrus hop taste at first, and then watered down. Not too sweet though malt is there. Drinkable stuff. Serviceable IPA.Recently found at Premiere Gourmet. Strong carbonation.

 254 characters

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight onion flavor on the finish. There is a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer that has a somewhat unappealing hop flavor to me.

 516 characters

Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: single finger head on a crimson and amber clear body.

S: session beer sweet citrus hop aroma with a grassy note as well.

T: fairly malty with musty hops and grassy, earthy notes. The hop profile and strong malt presence make this one dull and not too sweet.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: a slightly above average IPA which is sort of the motto of this brewery. not very memorable but worth trying.

 424 characters

Photo of metter98
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

 789 characters

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

ya know, we don't really need another overly sweet, super sticky full bodied ipa out there do we? I mean, this one is all fine and good, but compared to the field, it barely beats average. the pour is redder, copper maybe, dirty old penny color, but clear, with quite an active white head. off to a good start. the nose is residual sugar and generic high alpha hops, sweeter than it should be with some caramel leftovers. the flavor is the same, more sugary than it should be for the style, and the hops just aren't standout to me in any way. there a lot of oil, and a lot of body to this. itd be better as a bread base or as a pork shoulder marinade than as a drinker, for me at least. long lasting finish with equal parts hop oil and damp grains. nice feel though, good bubbles and thickness, I like the body in this one, but it is a little heavy going. overall too much sugar left in it, but its not a bad beer. maybe a better fit in the American pale category, but it wont be a chore to finish off the other four bottles of this in my fridge. B level.

 1,055 characters

Photo of Knapp85
2.8/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This IPA isn't too bad but it's not the greatest either. The pour was a nice golden copper tone colored body, with a tan head. The aroma gives off some of the hop aroma that this beer has along with some of the malts in the background. The malts come first in the flavor of this beer and then the aftertaste gives you a little taste of the hops. I think the hops could be a little more pronounced in this brew just because it is an IPA. I wouldn't go too far to seek this one out again.

 486 characters

Photo of brentk56
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color with a rocky head that retains fairly well and leaves a few splashes of lace

Smell: Understated aromatics, with hints of caramel, juicy fruit gum and a touch of bitterness, slightly floral

Taste: Opens with a biscuity flavor that moves in a citrusy bitter direction by mid-palate; after the swallow, the flavors tend to fade but the juicy fruit gum element emerges

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Not a spectacular IPA by any stretch, but this is very drinkable; a nice beer to introduce a newbie to the world of bitter beer

 605 characters

Photo of BEERchitect
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Typical of most Abita beers; very clean and well brewed, enough flavor and character to find intriguing, but lacks depth and richness, falling a little on the lackluster side. Aromas are a delicate balance of barley malt (amber) and citrus / pine hops. Light fermentation aromas give an extra little variety, but overall pretty simple. The look is a sparkling golden / amber color with solid head formation and retention. Light lacing on the glass. Tastes balanced, but under-hopped for an IPA. Even at that, the timid malt additions slide into the grainy side of things. Bitterness is light, but still stands above the conservative malt base. A firm hop resin flavor extends well into the finish. Fairly thin and dry; but makes the beer very easy to drink. Certainly unoffensive, but I could become easily bored with this beer. But I will tip my hat to Abita, they've made another very clean and refreshing beer.

 913 characters

Photo of zeff80
3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes. Purchased at Nespor's in Manhattan, KS...hopefully a site that will soon be on BeerFly.

A - Poured out a cloudy, orange/red color with a soapy, white, one-finger head that left trails of lace.

S - It smelled of hops and grasses.

T - It starts with a good dose of hoppy bitterness and then some smooth, creamy maltiness.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a pretty good IPA. It might be the best Abita product that I've tried.

 477 characters

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bronzed orange peel with a few slow bubble streams. I love the full creaminess with which the beer splashed into the glass and I love the full creaminess of the pastel orange crown. Plenty of thick lace is beginning to stick and should be around for the duration.

The aroma isn't pungent enough for an American IPA. It smells like an orange creamsicle and is faintly metallic. Things can only improve with warming. Actually, they could go the other direction too.

Although Jockamo IPA tastes better than it smells, it still isn't a tremendous version of the style. Plenty of bitterness suggests a fairly fresh bottle, but I'm not overjoyed with the flavor profile or the malt support.

The pale and light crystal malts need to be added with a slightly heavier hand. A fraction more sweetness and a bigger mouthfeel is exactly what this beer needs. The Willamette and Columbus (Tomahawk) hops unleash their alpha acids at a rate that should appeal to most hopheads. Too bad their flavor isn't better utilized.

The flavor profile was easy to predict once the ingredients were known. We have lots of white grapefruit pith (and bitter orange) on a toasted bready, steely caramel backbone. Jockamo also has a Burton-on-Trent, hard water vibe that isn't necessarily a negative.

The mouthfeel barely earns an above average score. Although it isn't as full as it should be, it isn't thin and watery either. It's also much more firm than it is creamy. Sometimes that whole 'sound of beer entering the glass' thing doesn't pan out.

Jockamo IPA is (no better than) decent beer from a (no better than) decent craft brewery. It's good that Louisiana hopheads are able to get their alpha acid fix, but there have to be better IPAs in the Crescent City. On the other hand, supporting the local craft brewery is almost always a good thing. Too bad Abita's best beer (20th Anniversary Pilsner) isn't a regular release.

 1,906 characters

Photo of oberon
3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

 583 characters

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed one of these the other day and sat down to drink it for lunch today. Poured a nice solid amber color with a good amount of haze to it. A nice two finger high pillow of white foam graced the top of it and settled down to a thin layer after a little while and left some decent side glass lace as well.

The aroma was very floral, with really nice notes of orange and tangerine coming forward with a nice grassy component as well. The flavor was solid resin filled IPA all the way with a nice welcoming barage of orange and grapefruit, that mellowed with some sugary malts as it passed through. Nice long dry finish left some great bitter notes as it passed back. Nice smooth feel and good carbonation capped off a very sessionable IPA.

Overall this was pretty damn good and a nice selection for ABita. I would have no issues with drinking this any day of the week. Very nice overall and definitly worth the price of admission.

 933 characters

Photo of oline73
3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this in the clubhouse during a golf trip. Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours an amber color with a layer of off white head that fades to a ring around the glass.

Smell: Sweet and malty up front. Just a bit fruity with some slightly herbal hops. There is some dark fruit in the malty note.

Taste: As there was in the smell, I'm getting a lot more malt than I expected. There are some dark fruit and brown sugar notes. I'm getting some citrus peel hops behind the malt, but the malt wins which is weird for an IPA. The finish is slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with not quite enough carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This IPA is way too malt forward. It needs some more bitterness or less sweetness to balance things out. I don't need any more.

 800 characters

Photo of womencantsail
2.96/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Copper in color, a bit of foam but not really any lacing.

S: Some citrus hop presence, lots of malt.

T: Some pine, some citrus flavor, malt, and a bitter, astringent aftertaste.

M: Lighter side in terms of body, moderate carbonation.

D: Decent, not really what I was hoping for in an IPA.

 295 characters

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber body with a foamy, short-lived white head.

Smell: Light caramel maltiness with notes of citrus zests and resinous pine.

Taste: Mildly sweet caramel malts with a dry honey flavor. Citrusy hop flavors of grapefruit and orange peel. Spicy pine. Medium bitterness. Citric finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Decent enough for an IPA, though it is nice to see Abita doing some new stuff.

 454 characters

Photo of Kegatron
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear gold amber with a finger width of off-white (almost tan) colored head that retains into a pleasant looking creamy layer of retention that leaves sticky lacing behind. The aroma is light notes of floral hops and citrus with the scent of sweet malt behind it.

The taste is mix of slightly piney hop bitterness and citrus flavors that are balanced out by a smooth caramel smoothness. Finishes with a light bitterness that lingers on the palette. The mouthfeel has a light medium body with a slick feel going down.

Decent IPA from Abita. A little more substance in the aroma and taste would have gone a long way but this is still one pretty tasty, easy drinking affair.

 716 characters

Photo of TMoney2591
3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

Jockamo! Sorry, just had to yell it out... This stuff pours a clear copper-brass topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises honey-drenched biscuit, light caramel, and a vague sense of orange zest. The taste sees a return of the biscuits and caramel, but now the orange is replaced by a vaguely bitter pine character. The two factions don't mix very well, but also don't clash all that much on the tongue, either. It's just a silent, tense room... The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta dry finish. Overall, an okay IPA at best. ...That's all I've got...

 648 characters

Photo of mactrail
3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

 677 characters

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Acquired via trade from deepsouth, so a big Thank You goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light orange/gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is fruity and hoppy along with some caramelized malt.

T: The taste is fruity and sweet with flavors of grapefruit, tangerine and caramel. There's a complimentary hops presence that's not as bitter as most and seems a little weak for the style. The malt character is on the thin side as well. The after-taste is sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easy, not filling at all, decent kick, decent representation of style. It's certainly a poundable beer, but that's mostly from what seems like a lack of substance. Overall, it's worth drinking but wouldn't be my first choice.

 925 characters

Photo of LXIXME
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

 814 characters

Photo of Slatetank
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured cool into the Saison Dupont glass at 50degrees from a brown 12oz w/out freshness date.

A - A light amber with copper accents beneath about an inch of very light tan that caps the ale. The lace is moderately high w/ very good sticking qualities on the glass

S - Very citrusy, hoppy and mildly grapefruit but sort of one dimensional w/out much malt in the aroma.

M - A mildly bitter feel w/ plenty of sweetness and a skosh sharp in the finish w/ a grassy acidity w/ a slight fruit sweetness in the finish and light dry texture.

T - A mildly acidic citrus hop flavor w/ a sweetness that grows as it becomes warmer w/ more of a woody spiced hoppiness and crystal malt flavor. As the beer warms it is slightly grassy w/ a sharper bite. The beer has a more nutty malt w/ restrained fruit also and sweetness. The warming boozy flavor is subtle w/ malt accepting a more prominent role and giving the taste a sort of balance when warmer.

D - A very nice effort for Abita, a standout in their lineup for me. An easy drinking Ipa that is drinkable, thirst quenching but seems to lack any complexity. It has the basics - hoppy sweet ale flavors that makes an ale fan smile. This is mellow for those who prefer a less over the top Ipa.

 1,235 characters

Photo of Rifugium
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

 604 characters

Photo of russpowell
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Plaza liquors, Tucson, review based on notes

Pours an effervescent amber/caramel with 1 finger of cream colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Some citrus hops

T: Sweet biscuitty malt, citrus hops & faint fruittyness, plus dryness up front. More citrus hops & caramel as this warms. Finishes with piney & citrussy hops, plus some malt sweetness

MF: Medium bodied with good balance, but over carbonated

This would do in a pinch, but just a so-so AIPA that drinks so-so. I would've never guessed 6.5% abv, was thinking about 5.0...

 564 characters

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.91/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours beautifully. Foggy orange copper with a smaller creme head. Hope it tastes as good as it looks. Nose is a bit mild, but decently hoppy with a citric tone to it. Seems a bit unbalanced. Flavor is nice. Smooth hoppy edge with noticeable citrus. Feel has a decent liquid thing going on and the carbonation is a bit low, but smooth and feels good. Overall I have to say this is the most interesting thing I have had from Abita to date. I think this is the first time I have felt they have attempted at pushing the envelope.

 525 characters

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

 830 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 557 ratings.