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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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Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2008 03:06:08 | More by Sammy
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 03:12:46 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2008 14:02:32 | More by BuckeyeNation
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2008 19:47:17 | More by mikesgroove
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2.98/5  rDev -11%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2009 01:56:10 | More by womencantsail
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North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2008 23:41:25 | More by brentk56
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3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2007 15:55:33 | More by BEERchitect
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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
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3.55/5  rDev +6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2008 23:40:27 | More by ChainGangGuy
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North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2007 00:18:00 | More by oberon
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3.08/5  rDev -8.1%
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...

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 04:21:09 | More by TMoney2591
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3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gorgeous hazed crimson coloring, big, creamy off-white head.

Generous hop aromatics, with a candy-ish sweetness to match the citric bitter smack. Grapefruit meets candy apple and Jolly Rancher.

Drinkin'...juicy. fruity. You could name a gum after it, I guess. Hops hang high, then drop off. Not too bitter, but fairly ordinary for an IPA. A trifle watery and light. I keep looking for a bigger hop smack, but it's not happening here.

Hop bitterness stay on the palate through a long finish, lay long in the mouth, but it ultimately fails to thrill. I could make my way through a 6-pack, but it just doesn't do it for me.

Talkin bout ... hey now, hey now...

Iko! Iko! an de'

Jackomo fe no an e' , Jackomo fe nan e'

actually, further into the glass, I'm liking it more...points go up.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2008 08:50:09 | More by feloniousmonk
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Rhode Island

3.55/5  rDev +6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2008 00:54:14 | More by TheManiacalOne
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3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
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...

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2008 15:08:01 | More by russpowell
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New York

3.78/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours an amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great! It has a nice pale, crystal, and bisquit malt scent along with a wonderfully bitter hop aroma. The taste is good. It has a smooth, bisquity flavor that goes down easy and finishes bitter. It's got a more malt based recipe, but the hops blend in well. The crystal malts provide maybe a bit too much sweetness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking IPA. I love aroma and the bisquit malt content; very nice.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2008 22:21:42 | More by WesWes
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3.83/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a conic pint glass. Beer is copper / amber and forms a thick white head made up of tiny bubbles that falls away leaving lacing on the glass. Carbonation is low and the head separates as it falls, clinging to the edges of the glass. The beer is mostly clear but has a slight haze about it.

Congratulations you have an IPA, at least by the smell. There is a strong citrus hop aroma that it immediately evident from the moment I began to pour. The aroma falls away with the head, there isn't enough carbonation to push the aroma out of the glass, and this is unfortunate. But since the hop bite disappears partly, more subtle pine and malt aromas become present. Smells great.

This beer is not as hoppy as I was expecting. The malt is very dominant in this beer. The back end bitterness is lower than I expected by a lot. Some front of the palate sweetness and a nice finish. There is some bitterness that builds as you drink but there is nothing that really resembles the type of bitterness that is associated with American IPAs. It is not unpleasant maybe just an except to rule, or on the outside of standards. I do enjoy the flavor but it makes me think ESB rather than IPA, but perhaps I'm way off base.

The mouth on this beer is really nice. It is full bodied. Some IPA you can stand a fork in them and it wouldn't fall over, this does a nice job being full but not chewy. This may be related to the apparently low hop content of this beer, but who knows. I think its dead on for an IPA.

Drinkability overall is high. I do enjoy this beer. I think I could put it away in a few minutes if need be. I do recommend it especially as an introductory IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2009 04:23:48 | More by drabmuh
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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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 02:46:15 | More by Mora2000
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3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2008 02:25:33 | More by zeff80
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3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a frothy, ample three-finger thick, pale tan colored head that leaves a fair amount of lacing on the sides of my tulip glass. The beer is a brilliantly clear, cranberry stained, amber color that shows a bright, reddish copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma is a mix of earthy, herbal notes and sweet citrus aromatics; I get notes of orange peel, tangelo, light lychee, slightly green herbal notes that are recently pulled from the moist earth, a touch of peppery aromatics, currants, . A supporting malt backdrop provides touches of dusty, crushed malt, biscuit notes and a touch of caramelized bread crust.

A herbal hop bitterness greets my mouth from the start and lingers on throughout the flavor profile. Perhaps a bit light bodied for an IPA, this helps to keep this beer nice and drinkable. A malt sweetness (lightly caramelized) provides a counterpoint to the hop character that leans towards grassy, almost hay like notes; perhaps a touch of pine; an earthy, almost savory herbal character; and some soft sweet citrus zest (bergamot) and berry notes. Despite not being over the top, this is fairly lightly malt influenced, it really just plays a supporting role here (which is as it should be in anything with IPA on the label); lightly toasty, biscuit-accented, slight bread crust and some touches of toffee are noticeable more towards the finish than anywhere else.

A decent, if not good, beer to be drinking a couple of for an evening. It is perhaps a bit on the soft side for an American made IPA, but it is still full flavored and enjoyable. Basically this is quite an enjoyable beer, even if it is not mind-blowing in any way.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2008 02:53:22 | More by Gueuzedude
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2.78/5  rDev -17%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 03:38:57 | More by Knapp85
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3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best by 05/21/08, twist-off capped 12 oz. bottle:

Pours light copper/bright amber with a thin off-white head.

The smell is of citrus and pine with a caramelish, grainy background.

The taste doesn't quite live up to the promise of the aroma. Citrus and pine are there, as well as a leafy bitterness. But, the caramelish maltiness catches up, and almost overtakes it at times. The hop bitterness and sweet maltiness could mesh a bit more. All-in-all though, it maintains enough flavor throughout. The alcohol is well-covered.

The feel is a bit weak for an IPA. It holds together, and alc. is well-covered, but there is a thinness to it. A salty quality remains in the aftertaste.

Not bad overall for a milder IPA. It could be fuller and chewier.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2008 19:19:26 | More by jwc215
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3.93/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2008 20:24:51 | More by RblWthACoz
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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.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2009 01:28:59 | More by WVbeergeek
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours an orange color with a 1" head that lasts a while. Nice lacing paints the glass.

Smell: mildly fruity and some pine comes through the nose.

Taste: mildy grainy malt profile with some soft grapefruit and orange citrus, mild pine, and some ripe fruit sweetness. Well balanced and not in your face like some IPAs. A hint of dryness arrives late.

Mouthfeel: crisp througohut. Medium bodied beer. Aftertaste is short lived.

Drinkability: a super session IPA when you don't want an overhopped and high alcohol beer. Nice balanced flavors are softer than most other IPAs but still enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2008 18:50:28 | More by Gavage
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3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Impressive nearly white head which leaves spotty lace on the glass. The brew is light amber/dark gold in color and clear.

Mild aroma for an IPA--surprisingly there's nearly no hop smell.

The hop does show up in the flavor--great aftertaste. Decent malt base--creamy body.

This is an easily drinkable strong PA or light IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2008 00:38:32 | More by smcolw
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Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
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