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 BMMillsy
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Man. This is a malt bomb of epic proportions. Weird, syrupy. Nope.

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.37/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Copper pour with voluminous off white head; some lace as head reduced quickly. Sweet caramel malt nose.Caramel malt with hop bitterness on the backend. Lite mouthfeel with resinous tongue coating. Bitter linger pushes through malt foundation. Overall, ok.

Photo of Beerma
3.16/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

definitely different and Abita never disappoints but it was odd. It smelled bad at the end and had a weird taste at times.

Photo of Gregaroo
3.47/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at New Orleans Creole Cookery on Toulouse St. First one was just awesome. The second couldn't calm the heat from the oyster shucker's own hot sauce. We'll see about the third. There are very few IPAs on draft in town. Jacomo holds its own with the NOLA Hopitoulous and Mecha Hopzilla. Get to this Cookery!!!

Photo of kscarpz
2.93/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This beer has a harsh, metallic taste. I've tried it on several occasions and will avoid in the future.

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

Nice IPA not too bitty

Photo of Mosey
1.69/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Not a fan. Tastes like it was infused with pine sap. Not my type.

Photo of mjurney
3.36/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Copper color, hazy. Lots of fine carbonation rising. Thick off white head.

Caramel malts, some herbal hops.

Bready, caramel, slight roasted. Hop bitterness is moderate, herbal-cirtus. Finish is slight bitter, semi-dry. Body is medium, crisp, refreshing, smooth.

It's an okay IPA.

Photo of Gear54
3.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

From a bottle into a snifter

Look is the best part of this beer. It's a beautiful orange in color with thin white head and moderate lace.

Smell had orange zest and malts. Bread notes and yeast are strong as well.

Taste is malts with yeast and sweet fruits. Bitterness on the finish gives it a nice balance.

Overall the beer is fine. It's smooth enough in the mouth to be enjoyable even if the flavors aren't as rich as some.

Photo of CJNAPS
2.48/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Didn't really taste the hops, kind of flat.

Photo of car2052
3.89/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

A: Little bit cold as I pulled it out of the freezer. Few slushies. Deep amber/orange with a tan head.
S: Pomegranate, dark fruits, bit of orange as well. Not much pine.
T: Soapy, and bready malts. Sweet fruits. Small amount of bitterness on the end.
M: Medium mouthfeel.
O: Not really an IPA to me. More like a hoppy amber. Maybe I got a bad bottle.

Photo of Beergod50
3.27/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Well the label is appealing... other than that it's just ordinary.

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

Not your conventional IPA by any means.Very malty nose and little in the way of hops.But I'm really not upset about it lol. Great creamy mouth feel and a pleasant taste.just not what I think of when I drink an IPA.Not sure I would buy it again but it's not terrible.

Photo of Taybeh
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%

from a bottle into a Tallgrass tulip
A: dark amber with a huge 4 finger head
S: piney, earthy hops, toasted caramel malts
T: caramel, earthy dirty faint hoppiness, and more big malt
M: medium carbonation, some mild alcohol burn at the edge
Overall: this is okay, but only that. I can't imagine revisiting.

Photo of Bezy901
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

After the Spring IPA I wanted to give another Abita IPA a shot. It's nice but the toasted notes in this conflict with the hops for me. It's still good but the toasted caramel notes are a bit much.

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

Red copper color, average beige foam.
Hoppy smell, a lot of caramel. Citrussy hop, not too strong.
Quie malty and caramel in the taste too, a bit too much. Chewy.
Well, ok, all the right hop, yes, but.
Average body. Againmalty aftertaste, with hopped finish.
Not too lively, not a great drinkability.

Photo of flagmantho
3.37/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light orange-brown hue with a touch of haze and a very light effervescence. Head is a finger of creamy ivory foam. Not bad at all.

Smell: very malty indeed with a very light earthy hop character. Not super IPA-like but not terrible for that.

Taste: caramelly malt flavor up front with a light hop character and a light bitterness. The malt character reminds me of extract homebrew. It's not the worst thing in the world, but it's rather underwhelming.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a good creaminess for the style. Easily this beer's best attribute.

Overall: this beer wouldn't appeal strongly to me even if it weren't marketed as an IPA. But as it is, it's definitely not winning any awards from me.

Photo of xxxcjbcxxx
5/5  rDev +49.3%

Phenomenal. The the immediate taste and aroma combination is flowery and reminiscent of candy or raw manuka honey. This sweetness however is very fleeting, and sets the stage for the intense bitterness of your average IPA. The aftertaste is like that of a sugarless dark chocolate.

It pours reddish burnt golden brown. Very red.

A very normal head, nothing out of the ordinary.

This is a fantastic beer; it's one of the few I could describe as "sweet yet serious."

Photo of joe_hurd
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Live here. Love this beer. Abita has some wonderful stuff. Looking forward to the new flagship brew. Wrought Iron IPA.

Photo of Act25
3.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Like may top raters I find Abita beers to be bland and mid-pack. But they do experiment, and in this case, push for a "mardi gra" boldness that's interesting, but not making me draw on this beer.

A: Give vigorous pour to get some loose and rough 1 finger head with lots of lace, over a very dark amber, mahogany body.
S: Not enough. Citrus, straw, and a bit metallic. (it's the water?) Even after warming, it's faint.
T: More to the taste, but still thin and lacking. Initially, a bit too sweet which made me go for a biscuit. Multi hued, but very subtle hops with a good finishing bite. Odd. A bit of corn and metal too.
F: too thin for me, low carbonation, not a lot of mouth feel.

Not coming back soon to this.

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

Dark amber color with a thick beige head with medium retention.
Nice aroma of grapefruits, pine, lots of caramels, lemon, passion fruit, toasted malts and spices.
Flavor of pine, caramel malts, lots of tea bags, resin, flowers, grapefruit and oranges, spices and herbal hops. Quite dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with mild carbonation.
Decent IPA, with a predominant sweet caramel malt forward profile, but still backed partially by a decent amount of piney hops.

Photo of smokiee629
3.25/5  rDev -3%

It was ok, nothing special

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 jason79
2/5  rDev -40.3%

not an IPA kinda person I guess!

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Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
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