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Jockamo IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Jockamo IPAJockamo IPA

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Ratings: 1,432
Reviews: 541
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.66%
Wants: 10
Gots: 77 | 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:
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 Kranders
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It's for sure a nice solid IPA, but there isn't anything special to it. It's just all around good, and one of the better Abita beers around. It's not overly hopped, so it's nice and refreshing. It's pretty similar to any other flagship IPA you find like Harpoon or the like.

Kranders, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of 9InchNails
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Off white head that fades quickly into a film. A ring forms around the glass. A light copper color body with noticeable carbonation. Some lacing sticks to the glass.

The aroma has a caramel smell that meets with a peppery zing.
Slight citrus hops, almost nonexistent.
Sweet caramel upfront, then a peppery lemon flavor comes in with a lingering dry bitterness. This is a Interesting IPA.

Light body, medium carbonation, it leaves the mouth feeling dry and the lips slightly sticky. Very easy to drink.

Like I mentioned very easy to drink. I got to calm myself before the six pack is going to be finished. The peppery spice put a interesting twist on this IPA -- quite different.

9InchNails, Oct 25, 2011
Photo of LacquerHead
3.95/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tried this at The Friendly Spot in San Antonio.

A:It had a brown reddish hue with an off white bubbly head.

S:The aroma wasn't strong compared to other IPA's. It smelled like many other above average IPA's out there.

T:The taste, like the smell wasn't on the strong IPA side. This didn't have a bursting hop flavor. It was more on the tamed sided. The maltiness may have had a hand in that.

D:Very easy to drink.

Overall: this beer was like an IPA with a splash of brown ale. It wasn't a stand out IPA but it did have an enjoyable balance of hops and malt. The hops did not come out full force like other IPA's out there, but it was still good and I would recommend it to someone just getting interested in IPA's.

LacquerHead, Oct 21, 2011
Photo of TheHoppiest
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A big thank you to my NOLA cousin for hooking me up with this brew! Abita's Jockamo's label seems to be a welcome illustrated departure from other, simple Abita labels I've seen in the past. I poured this from a squat 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a brilliant clear copper color, with a three finger off-white head that reduces with a fair amount of lacing down the sides.

Has a malty, yeasty aroma with healthy undertones of floral hops. Hints of mango, pineapple and orange are present.

Starts smooth, with abundant sweet, mild malt. Hints of straw and tobacco are present, giving way to a lemony bitter finish. Hops are more subdued in the taste than they were in the nose.

Medium bodied, this is a smooth, easy drinking IPA. The label describes it as having an "intense, spicy hop aroma". I'd describe it as more fruity than spicy. Unfortunately, the hoppy nose does not carry over to the taste, as this is a smooth, malty beer, and not one I'd describe as being hopped or spicy. Probably the most enjoyable Abita I've had to date, a good start to my exploration of NOLA brew.

TheHoppiest, Oct 20, 2011
Photo of bucklemyshoe
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: It pours a slightly clouded orange with a finger and a half of off-white head.

S: British hops, breadiness, and some fruity undertones.

T: More bready British hops, apricot, peach, and some citrusy tang at the end.

M: Medium-light thickness with average spritziness.

O: It's an average,drinkable English IPA.

bucklemyshoe, Sep 22, 2011
Photo of jgagne
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Light amber body with a thin lacey white head.

S-Nice grapefruit aroma with light hints of citrus hops.

T-Very nice and smooth citrus hops taste. Nothing overwhelming, but still enough punch to stay happy.

M-Sits extremely light for an ipa. Medium carbonation.

O-A great beer for people who arent use to IPA's. I see this a gateway beer to for people just starting out in the craft scene. A very nice drinkable beer.

jgagne, Sep 21, 2011
Photo of CHickman
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clears copper color with a creamy beige 2 finger head that looks cloudy and fades very slowly, leaving very good lacing, with rings as they went down.

Smells of citrus hops, sweet malt, caramel, piney hops, grapefruit, biscuit and spices like cinnamon and pepper; sweet oily hops take over most of the nose, with sweet malts and grains that have a brown sugar sweetness which rinses down with nice subtle spices.

A very quaffable beer that goes down easy and tastes just like it smells, with citrus hops, sweet malt, caramel, orange peel, lemon, piney hops, grapefruit, biscuit, spices like cinnamon and pepper, grains, brown sugar, coriander and allspice. Very tasty indeed.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with a slick oily feel, mild carbonation, a medium body and a slight bitter finish that's a little tart. Highly drinkable, this is a nice middle of the road IPA that's pretty well balanced.

CHickman, Sep 19, 2011
Photo of DoktorZee
3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint. No obvious best before date.

A - clear amber, fluffy tan head - disappears after a couple minutes leaving thin lacing.

S - some grassy hops with a a hint of caramel malt backbone.

T - good initial resinous hoppy bitterness but it's overpowered by a bit bready malt profile. It doesn't get sweet, but it definitely undermines the bitterness leaving the finish somewhat suspect for an IPA.

M - moderately light, with a hint of oiliness.

D - fairly drinkable, but also slightly off for an IPA

Decent, but not exceptional IPA. Decent hops profile, but really too much malt that battles the bitterness and left me unsatisfied.

DoktorZee, Sep 18, 2011
Photo of JayS2629
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

JayS2629, Sep 15, 2011
Photo of Dave128
3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle with no dating as far as I can tell.

A - Pours a clear amber color without much head on a rigorous pour. Pretty typical for an IPA. Lacing is better than expected with apparent rings around the top half of the glass for each gulp.

S - Hops! Can somewhat smell the dark caramel malts that go into this beer but its mostly hops.

T - Suprisingly well belanced. It really hits the nail on the head for its name/label. It's very earthy and spicy. Similar to what I imagine could come from a tribe of native americans. The hop spicyness is delicious with the dark and red malt flavor.

M - medium bodied without much carbonation. I like that in an IPA. It makes it a whole lot more palateable.

O - Pretty good brew at a decent price. I like the spice of the hops without much of the intense bitterness that most American IPAs overdo.

Dave128, Sep 14, 2011
Photo of ChrisSimpson1968
3.73/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. Doesn’t score any points for originality, that’s for sure. Adequate when ultra-fresh, but you can tell this one will fade very quickly.

ChrisSimpson1968, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of Kitt
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A filtered deep amber with a polar bear-white two finger head. Thick and persistent lacing.

Ripe Banana-caramel aroma, with a hint of funky bayou swamp water gas.

An unorthodox burnt caramel taste, with light hoppy backwater bitterness. Very unique for an IPA! The burnt swampy hops linger just long enough.

Mouthfeel - good; rich but not thick.

Drinkability is okay once you get use to the off-centered flavor.

Overall: an interesting and above average IPA. I prefer a more traditional bitter/malty flavor, but I give this brew kudos for its unique attack...very creative!

Kitt, Sep 03, 2011
Photo of TigerFan
4.55/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite IPA's (since I am not an over the top hops kinda girl). It has a nice amber color with the perfect amount of carbination. I love the slightly floral aroma/flavor that comes through. It's one of the more unique tasting IPA's I've had!

TigerFan, Aug 30, 2011
Photo of nickd717
3.05/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle sampled at SF International Beer Fest, review dated 5/1/2009.

Copper color with a white head.

Fruity and floral hops and caramel malt on the aroma and flavor, with some earth.

Typical mouthfeel with a crisp finish.

Pretty standard for the style.

nickd717, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of rdub
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the stubby bottle into my Duvel tulip. Appearance was a cousin to Firestone Walker Union Jack, almost a ruby red look to it. One finger head quickly dissipated to a thin blanket. Tiny bit of lacing. Smell was fruity and only minimally hoppy. Taste can best be described as basic and more malty than what we're used to with American IPA's. After reading many reviews about a "different" flavor in this brew, I figured it out. It has a background of Heineken funk. Just a touch. Kind of liked it. Mouthfeel was easy drinking and a bit thin. I would try again.

rdub, Aug 22, 2011
Photo of Forb
3.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle...

Appearance: A deep golen hue; typical and expected. Imparts a solid fluffy finger head with solid lacing.

Smell/Taste: Floral, piney hops immediately present over a sweet malt balance giving this one an exceptional hop flavor that overpowers the malt base just right.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with solid carbonation.

Overall: Will be buying again.

Forb, Aug 20, 2011
Photo of schmidtn
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Copper color, mildly hazy brew. Nice white head, with some nice white lacing.

Smells of hops for sure, but I cant place the type.

The taste is bitter and malt together. Again, I cant place the hops, but I am not too fond of this type. For me more bitter than flavor.

The carbonation level is nice.

In the end I am happy Albita makes this. It is not for me, but it seems to be a variation on a theme that some may find nice.

schmidtn, Aug 15, 2011
Photo of barleyman
3.8/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz. brown glass bottle into my Newcastle Brown Ale Geordie Schooner. The appearance is a light amber color, kind of reddish for an IPA. The first thing I do when I open a beer that I have not had before is put the bottle to my nose. The smell of this beer is sort of unusual, but interesting, with a complex variety of components. The taste too is unusual, in that there is more here than malt and hop flavors. The mouthfeel is sort of thin. There is cedar in the taste, overall, I like it, it's not so huge as some American IPA's can be.

Just a thought,


barleyman, Aug 13, 2011
Photo of jondeelee
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has a spicy, hoppy aroma with distinct notes of pine and grapefruit, as well as a nice floral bouquet.

On the tongue, the first flavor to come across is an explosion of citrusy, grapefruit-sour hops that fills every nook and cranny of your mouth. There's also a flowery, rose-water flavor that comes from the hops, but it's so overpowered by the bitterness that it's difficult to locate. There is, however, a nice layer of sugary malts near the bottom of the river, bringing lovely apricot and maple syrup currents, as well as a good measure of biscuit-like toasted grains. By and large the hops dominate the mouthful all the way through, seemingly growing stronger near the end as the malty sugars slowly dissolve and leave fewer flavors to counter the hoppy buzz. The aftertaste is almost exclusively hops, though the flavor does fade away faster than I was expecting, leaving only a vague feeling of sour spices lingering on the soft palate.

Overall, I thought this a good IPA, though I would have liked a small margin more of malty sugars, as the hops came across slightly too strong for me, given the rest of the flavors.

jondeelee, Aug 13, 2011
Photo of jgurley
4.2/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Old penny copper color. Short head that dissipates quickly with a little lace. Nose is mango, pine, some pineapple. Fruity. Taste is tropical fruity hop with some piney bitterness. Good full backbone across the middle. Well balanced. Super refreshing and drinkable mouthfeel, just the right amount of sticky. Mid to high carbonation. Well worthy of a sixer.

jgurley, Aug 10, 2011
Photo of AgentMunky
3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a cervoise glass.

A: Large head; good retention. The beer is clear and golden. Nice.

S: Strong hops. These hops are earthy, herbal, and meaty. I find it appealing, but I could easily see how someone might not. A touch of citrus.

T: Umm...it tastes like pizza bites. And garlic. Chives? No, no, it's coming to me...Sour cream and onion potato chips is EXACTLY what this beer tastes like. It's extremely unnerving, but not entirely unpleasant. Had I not *just* rinsed this glass after drinking (and reviewing) another IPA, I might suspect that the glass was contaminated (with food though?) or my tastebuds were shot (still a possibility...?). I have no idea what to make of this. I can only suppose that the spicy hops are responsible for the intense foody tastes of this beer. Even the aftertaste has traces of grilled onions and garlic powder amidst the smooth, beery finish. It's not that I don't like the flavour, but feeling like I'm chewing on a whole bag of chip is making me slightly nauseated. (This is my second beer of the day, so I'm not crazy/drunk.)

M: Beery and, fortunately, normal.

O: One of the strangest IPAs I've ever swallowed. I would not have another, but I strongly urge you to, if only to tell me I'm crazy.

Notes: "Jockamo is an American IPA brewed with pale, red, and caramel malts. It is liberally hopped and dry hopped with Williamette and Columbus hops. The result is a copper colored ale with a malty flavor and intense, spicy hop aroma."

AgentMunky, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of curasowa
3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Copper color with just a thin cap of head that fades to a ring.

Aroma: Piney hops over a sweet, slightly bready caramel malt base.

Taste: Slightly harsh, resinous hop bitterness right of the bat, with a mildly astringent, toasted malt note mixing in. Goes out like it started, with a big rush of hops that again is a bit harsh. Finish is slightly lingering.

The Rest: A nice, creamy body, but a little rough. It has that fresh hop bite that tends to be a bit unbalanced. Overall, a fair IPA.

curasowa, Aug 01, 2011
Photo of WanderingFool
3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Jockamo IPA pours a clear amber with a medium sized creamy head on top. As the foam dissolves netted lace clings to the glass.

The aroma is malty with notes of caramel and biscuit. Some pine and orange citrus are also present.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is smooth and creamy with light carbonation. The flavor is malty and sweet. It begins with caramel and biscuit notes plus some hints of fruit (peach?). Towards the end some lemon and orange citrus move in. It finishes mildly bitter and dry with lingering caramel malt.

There aren't many hoppy flavors found in this IPA. It's more like a pale ale or possibly an English bitter to me. Good mouth feel and easy to drink.

WanderingFool, Jul 31, 2011
Photo of THECPJ
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: copper orange with a 1 finger off white head

smell: citrus, pine, hops, caramel, malts

taste: pine, hops, malts

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: pretty basic IPA. nothing really special about this one.

the CPJ

THECPJ, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of mdaschaf
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from notes

A: Pours a light orange color with a 1.5 finger, beige colored head on top. Decent retention and spotty lacing left behind.

S: On the fruity side with some orange, orange peel, and some pineapple. There is a slight piney aroma and some light caramel malt.

T: Again, fruity and sweet, a little too much for my liking. The flavors are rather strong initially, but the back end is rather bland, almost as if the entire flavor profile disappears. More orange, pineapple, and a bit of tangerine/nectarine.

M: Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation. Flavor practically disappears before the finish.

O:Starts off pretty good, but finished weak. Had some nice flavor up front and looked inviting. Would pass on it in the future.

mdaschaf, Jul 27, 2011
Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 1,432 ratings.