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Jockamo IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Jockamo IPAJockamo IPA

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Ratings: 1,372
Reviews: 539
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.61%
Wants: 10
Gots: 64 | 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 Rayek


3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Perfect Pint glass.

A: Brilliant amber, with good clarity and minimalist carbonation. A soapy cream head starts large and slowly falls to a lumpy pillow of foam.

S: Citrus hops sit on top of a caramel sweetness.

T: A caramel sweetness is quickly followed by a moderate, yet puckering bitterness of lemon and grapefruit, plus a touch of tea. Finishes dry and tart, with lingering citrus bitterness.

M: The medium body is both oily and sticky. The carbonation feels a bit high.

D: This is a nice IPA. It doesn't do much to differentiate itself from the IPA pack, but is a nice beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2011 02:48:07 | More by Rayek
Photo of emmasdad


3.08/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked this one up a week or so back, on a whim as part of a mixed six pack. Pours a relatively clear amber color, with a nice fluffy beige head. Good hoppy aromas initially, although they subside rather quickly, leaving some biscuity malt. Medium bodied, with flavors of caramel and bready malt.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 02:51:51 | More by emmasdad
Photo of rjochman


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

Pours a copper color with an inch-plus of white head. Leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass throughout the drink. Really strong citrus and hops smell. Very fruity taste and has a really smooth feel. A pretty drinkable IPA but people might think there is not enough hops for their liking. Good beer to try but not crazy about it.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2011 00:41:06 | More by rjochman
Photo of bound4er


3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a variety pack - bottled in November of 2010.

Amber appearance with some haziness. White two finger head that leaves sticky lacing. Smells of malt (bread dough), amarillo hops and a slight hit of alcohol. Malt is prevalent on the palate - hops take a back seat with a bit of resinous pine on the finish.

This isn't a game changing IPA by any stretch but it is enjoyable and drinks easily. Maybe a fresher bottle would have provided a bit more hop kick.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2011 02:27:25 | More by bound4er
Photo of Da1nonlyBD


2.73/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This beer started off well. It had a decent grapefruit hop smell, and had a good citrus taste to it. Now, after five minutes have passed its like I'm drinking butter. I lost the hop character and got a major buttery smell and taste. The appearance is good, and the mouthfeel is descent.
Maybe I got a fluke beer, and will update if I have one that's better, but as of now I can't recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 04:25:15 | More by Da1nonlyBD
Photo of Stockfan42


3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark copper or orange colored body with little to no head at all. Not so much carbonation going on here.

Aroma is pretty nice. Smells mostly floral with some hoppyness to it.

Taste isnt as hoppy as I was expecting but it has a nice fruity/floral undertone to it. Very smooth as well, leaves a nice after taste in your mouth that you wish was a little more stronger. Almost a little wheatey as well.

It's pretty drinkable to say the least. If your a big hop fan like me you might be a little dissapointed, but if your not a big fan of hop's you still might find some joy in this beer.

Overall it's not a bad beer. Nothing I'd go out of my way to get though.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 03:03:12 | More by Stockfan42
Photo of schoolboy


3.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

American IPA's are supposed to be bold, hoppy affairs. This one is all there. You are not going to mistake it - you are drinking a bold IPA.

It's the appropriate color and almost clear. The aroma is a little weak, but there. The flavor is dominated by hops, with just a tiny bit of sweetness coming through.

Over all it works, and I would drink this again, especially if it is a value, which I think it usually is.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2011 20:14:21 | More by schoolboy
Photo of beerprovedwright


3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Came in a plain ol glass, with little head and good lace. Color was a dark orange with lots of bubble action. Smell of grapefruit and wheat were most in the forefront, with some grain smell in the background. Taste was of grapefruit, pine nuts, malt and spices. Bold creamy mouthfeel. Wish it would have come in a better glass, as least it was not white plastic.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2011 17:46:10 | More by beerprovedwright
Photo of shand


2.78/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a nonic.

This beer looks like every other IPA. A darker copper color with a finger and a half worth of egg-white head. The lacing is surprisingly full and sticky, and the retention is below average. The carbonation is extremely apparent. The smell is citrus and hops, it's actually quite strong and pungent. Unfortunately, there's a little bit of an off aspect to the smell, perhaps something that's a little too grainy. The taste is a little strange. There's also some heavy bready malts. The hops kind of take a back seat, it's really all about the floral/citrus and bready malts. There's also a slight stale wood aspect here, which is a little strange. I doubt this is aged on anything. To top it all off, it all tastes just a bit watery. Just an average beer.

The mouthfeel is a bit too watery for the style, the thick malts and the watery mouthfeel don't really pair too well together. The drinkability is about average, the sips (or gulps) go down nicely, but the strange stale wood taste is a little hampering here. There's really nothing special here, a below-average IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2011 05:20:34 | More by shand
Photo of abrand


3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at local bar, poured into a pint glass.

The Jockamo pours a deep orange color with a nice pillowy cream white head that has good retention. Taste and smell were both dominated with citrus fruits and hops. Not too much of a bitter taste that lingers on the tongue. Taste isn't quite as in your face as I like IPA's but it is a very sessionable IPA. Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2011 00:46:50 | More by abrand
Photo of wcintula

New York

2.95/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The first thinng I noticed about this beer was the head; it was thick and creamy and well retained. A lot of the beer's other qualities were rather average. Some citrus hop notes in the taste and smell. The beer has good body, but not well rounded. It's worth a try but the beer itself needs tweaking.

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2011 14:24:15 | More by wcintula
Photo of RickS95


2.75/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Paints the glass a coppery orange color with a finger of white bubbles that dissipate quickly.

Smells of flowers and lavender, with some citrus in the background.

There is an earthy, woody taste to it but nothing to write home about.

Like everything I'd had recently from Abita, the beer just lacks a lot of positives. There seems to be no character. It's almost bland til some bitter notes in the swallow.

Good alcohol, but that's the extent of it. Not sure I care to drink the other bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2011 03:06:19 | More by RickS95
Photo of mountsnow1010


2.58/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - nice amber with a white fluffy head that dissipates quickly. reasonable lacing.
S - Off-putting to say the least. Sawdust? A bit of piney-lemon but not much and not nearly as much as there should be.
T - Cardboard, soapy bitterness, I get a floral taste as well but nothing special.
MF - Medium body, slightly syrupy.
D - Could have a few, but wouldn't.

Pretty disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2011 02:08:53 | More by mountsnow1010
Photo of wcudwight

North Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Kind of a cherry orange color is such a color exist. Creamy, sticky white head. Typical citrus fruit IPA aromas but they are not as strong as I feel they should be. Caramel malt backbone but not overly sweet, which is a good thing. Grapefruit, lemon and orange flavors. Maybe some pineapple. Typical IPA flavors. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Very average IPA. Something to pick up if there are not a lot of IPA's available or if you want to buy local.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2011 00:23:29 | More by wcudwight
Photo of Jadjunk


3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

#48. I've only tried Abita's Purple Haze in the past, but have seen this much more now that my shopping list includes beers from the supermarket. An IPA fan I am, so I plan to once again look at this one through a critical eye.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a tumbler pint glass.

Served at the recommended 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a 2 finger depth creamy white thick frothy head that slowly recedes to a medium-thick surface coating and holds steady. Some bubbly lacing can be seen left behind in this drink. Color is a curious shade of dim copper-orange, almost like a candy peach wine. It is very clear. Visually, it's not bad looking. 3.5

(Smell) A fair dose of grainy malts; they prove easier to detect than I expected. Earthy and piney hops are less easy to detect. Minor scents of some grainy fruits peek through, faint but definitely under the blend. A lingering intense aroma of freshly baked sourdough bread wafts over the entire concoction; it doesn't smell bad and is sharp and pungent. Really interesting and curious for an IPA; I haven't smelled something quite like this before. Originality points above my usual expectations. 4

(Taste) The bread domination continues. Hops are far more laid back in this brew than in other American IPAs, and only shine through in the finish, where some piney leads lightly round out the beverage. Malty grains are certainly in there, and some light tastes of spice, but everything is overshadowed by a big pillowing loaf of fresh baked bread. The beer largely tastes more like toasted bread than anything else I have ever consumed before. It is bold in flavor but enjoyable if that is your forte. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Smooth meets crisp. I could see this from the low carbonation I got at the beginning. A medium body brew. It tastes quite bready and finish is sour bread with a slight hint of spice and a hop or two. Faintly bitter but not enough to balance the flavors. Alcohol is somewhat well hidden. Not bad. 3.5

(Overall) It's an interesting experience to say in the least. It's got a medium body, slightly above average ABV and is really filling over time. I can't say I'll go for a second of these, but somebody might, if this fits your palate well. A super-bread heavy IPA to say in the least, this has a pretty even blend of malts and hops, but malts lead the way in the end. I think it would work for several people who enjoy the deep dark flavors, especially toasty grains. 3.5

Abita Brewing Co.'s
Abita Jockamo IPA
B (3.6)

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 05:33:05 | More by Jadjunk
Photo of dcook11


4.53/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the better ipas I've had. Pours a honey color with a pencil thin head and little carbonation. Smells of piney hops and malt sweetness. Very cinnamony as well. One of the sweeter smelling ipas I've had. Very nice. Taste is of piney hops with a malt and cinnomon finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 05:55:41 | More by dcook11
Photo of imagese


1.95/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Picked up a single bottle at Sidney's Wine Cellar in the French Quarter. I have to assume it's fresh. No dates on bottle

A- a golden amber. I knew from the pour I wasn't going to dig this beer.

S- a crisp sweet malt nose. No hops at all

T- sweet soapy mess. If someone told me this was a kölsch, then yeah, it would kind of make sense

M- water with a little carbonation

D- I really had to force myself to finish this one. The Saints game was on, and I didn't want to get up to grab something else.

If you want something near an IPA, or even an APA for that matter, do not grab this. Even in Louisiana, there's enough options to not drink this beer. Outside LA, there's really no reason to buy this if you want an IPA

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2010 04:08:27 | More by imagese
Photo of thedoubler55

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy orange with a slight off white head that leaves some nice lacing around the glass.

S: Very fruity smell right off the bat, pineapples and oranges

T/M: Malty and somewhat earthy the taste of this beer is refreshing not bitter at all.The mouthfeel is somewhat creamy and thick for an IPA.

D: This is a great beginner IPA, if your introducing someone to these types of beers this is the way to go.

Serving type: on-tap

12-24-2010 17:49:04 | More by thedoubler55
Photo of MNJR


3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Orange-gold color, smells of shortbread cookies, light citrus and light pine. Sweet and mellow flavor, heavier on the malt side for an IPA, but sturdy enough in the hops department. That said, hops are on the light side for the style. Dry aftertaste with some spice and then bitter backwash flavors. Pretty good, but Abita scores higher with some of their other beers I've tried. Not bad, but not worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2010 05:40:52 | More by MNJR
Photo of Gobzilla


3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a burnt brownish orange with yellow highlights that had almost no head and left virtually no lacing sticking to the glass. The aroma upfront was citrus zest with caramel and sweetness from the malts but had subtle hop notes. The caramel was more apparent on the palate with citrus accents sweet malt notes and a touch of hops that really didn't pop out on the nose or the flavor. The brew was medium in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a sweet, citrusy, malty, and mild oily finish. It drank good but was a little dissapointed on the overall hop profile.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2010 21:32:59 | More by Gobzilla
Photo of RRoeb1123


3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Beer had a small head, that disappates down to a wisp. Nice orangish yellow color. Nice spotty lacing around the glass.

S: Scents of grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, and pine.

T: Not as hoppy as I expected, almost more of a pale ale to me. Piney-ness, and also malts come through, slight notes of caramel come through.

Mouthfeel: Nice mouthfeel, and lots of carbonation. I like the mouthfeel a lot.

Drinkability: Goes down nice and easy, and also a decent session beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2010 04:08:00 | More by RRoeb1123
Photo of Soonami


3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Abita Jockamo IPA is a beer that is not common here in Philadelphia, so I was interested in trying it. This is not the biggest hop bomb out there, but it is satisfactory. The beer pours a clear copper hued amber with a little white head. The smell is mostly of sweet toasted malt and caramel, hops are not there. The taste is sweet of doughy malt and honey, but a minty hop flavor. The mouthfeel is fine and this is good enough to drink, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2010 07:27:20 | More by Soonami
Photo of ztaylor1


3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- clear amber color with a lasting cream colored head.

Smell- floral and herbal hops, with some citrus and grapefruit rind. Nice pale malt in the background. Very appetizing...

Taste- less bitter hops than I expected... more like a pale than a ipa.. still, kind of buttery. Not bad at all.

Mouthfeel- medium and slippery. Enjoyable.

Drinkability- pale malts are smooth and hops are bitter. Very good. I'm finishing my second now... probably going to have a third...

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2010 01:07:18 | More by ztaylor1
Photo of KarlHungus


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

This beer pours a clear golden orange color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes slowly into minimal lacing. The aroma is of grapefruit, pine, and mandarin oranges. The taste is similar to the aroma, but not as strong, and lacks the bitterness an IPA should possess. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this beer is lacking, but not all out bad. I still can't see myself ever drinking it again though.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2010 05:29:34 | More by KarlHungus
Photo of taigor

New York

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

Poured into regular pint glass.

A - Poured clear copper color with medium head that quickly dissipated leaving average amount of lacing around the glass.

S - Slight malts followed by floral scents, and citrus hops.

T - Slightly sweet to start with malts and caramel flavors followed by slight citrus hops bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation.

D - Enjoyable and easy going IPA. Well balanced and recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2010 17:12:37 | More by taigor
Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
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