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Jockamo IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Jockamo IPAJockamo IPA

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Ratings: 1,401
Reviews: 539
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.61%
Wants: 10
Gots: 70 | 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 plinythethirsty


3.53/5  rDev +5.4%

The price of a six-pack of this IPA was enticing. It has a mild, sweet, pina colada-like smell. It's penny colored with an average-sized head that laces the glass in spots, but is generally pretty runny. I taste lots of malt, a pinch of vanilla and butterscotch, then some bitterness on the finish. The taste is pleasant, but a bit thin. There's no big hop payoff here. Nor will you find the richness and complexities of premium IPA's. I guess you get what you pay for.

11-14-2009 00:29:07 | More by plinythethirsty
Photo of natelocc787


3.08/5  rDev -8.1%

Very nice amber appearance with a big fluffy beige head that contained large cola-like bubbles. The smell was somewhat mild in hops but pineapple cake was present which I appreciated. Taste was very watery, bitter from hops but not enough bubbles to complement the style. No fruit really noticed in the taste aside from mandarin orange in light sugar syrup. Drinkability was reduced do to a watery feel and lack of flavor.

11-09-2009 07:16:48 | More by natelocc787
Photo of theboozecruise


4/5  rDev +19.4%

12 oz. bottle poured into a (appropriately enough, Abita) pint glass. Clear amber color with a minimal white head. Not much lacing at all.

Nice smell to it... a little sweet sugar blended with the hops. I'm surprised by how sweet the smell is.

The taste is more of the same... hops up front with a sweetness to it that's unexpected. The aftertaste is even more sweet, I like it. A little watered down like most Abita beers seem to be.

The real hop-heads out there aren't going to like this one I'm afraid, but for someone looking to get into a hoppier beer, this might be a great choice.

11-07-2009 17:13:55 | More by theboozecruise
Photo of drabmuh


3.83/5  rDev +14.3%

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.

11-05-2009 04:23:48 | More by drabmuh
Photo of tai4ji2x


3.05/5  rDev -9%

12oz bottle w twist-off cap. best by date of 7/23/09. tasted in late may/early june 2009.

gorgeous coppery amber, clear and gemstone quality. huge 3-finger off-white head, almost creamy. barely ever fades. great lacing.

aroma: malts and caramel, almost savory, with sweet esters of apple juice concentrate. but hey, where's the hops?! there's just a touch of grassiness, and just a slight hint of pine or citrus.

taste: flavor is the same - where's the hops? mild bitterness, with very weak hopping. it's a nice ale. but a horrible IPA, even if we go by so-called "east coast" standards.

feel is smooth and the ale is quite drinkable, but this is just totally unacceptable as an IPA.

11-03-2009 15:59:54 | More by tai4ji2x
Photo of Norfawkers


3.25/5  rDev -3%

An OK beer but not as hoppy or bitter as an IPA should be

Appearance: Clear, deep golden

Smell: Malty, some hops

Taste: Sweet malt; grains; very faint hops and bitterness

Mouthfeel: front loaded CO2 with a lingering malty finish

Drinkability: Nothing special here

09-30-2009 15:38:50 | More by Norfawkers
Photo of tone77


2.73/5  rDev -18.5%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has an amber color with a 1 inch head. Smell is predominatly of hops. Taste is nothing but hops. Feels light in the mouth. Drinkability is not that good, this beer is just way to hoppy. Overall there is nothing special about this one.

09-28-2009 22:50:27 | More by tone77
Photo of crossovert


3.4/5  rDev +1.5%

Comes in a Lousiana themed stubby 12 ounce bottle. Brewed with spring water. No sign of a freshness date.

Pours a classic amber with an one finger off white head.

Smell leans more towards hops. They are lemony, herbally, and medicinal. Average scent for an IPA.

The flavor is a bit on the light side, malty, with some citrus hops. It is weak and isn't helped by the larger amount of carbonation. I like the mouthfeel but it doesn't work as well with the weaker flavors in this beer. The hop bitterness doesn't really bite in this one either.

Overall it is a passable middle of the road IPA. Good if you are in a southern area without a big selection I guess.

09-28-2009 02:19:02 | More by crossovert
Photo of thesyko56


2.8/5  rDev -16.4%

A: Dark yellow almost orange color with a one finger heard.

S: Caramel and citrus dominate the smell.

T: Very unique taste but it is not an IPA. It is way to malty.

M: Moderate to heavy with adequate carbonation.

D: Not a typical IPA which makes the beer less appealing. It is almost like false advertising.

09-27-2009 05:12:10 | More by thesyko56
Photo of dirtylou


3.83/5  rDev +14.3%

on-tap, somewhere in Dallas - don't recall the name but it was a refuge from the rain

appearance: served in a standard Abita pint, hazy copper body with a nice froth

smell: a little grainy, light zesty citrus

taste: exceeded by Abita expectations - pretty refreshing. It's not a hopbomb but there is a nice crisp orange-tangerine hop presence that works well

mouthfeel: lighter and refreshing

drinkability: good

09-18-2009 20:07:57 | More by dirtylou
Photo of Squelch

United Kingdom (England)

3.45/5  rDev +3%

Appearance: Copper colored. Crystal clear. Off white head with little retention.

Smell: Malty. Fruity hops

Taste: Interesting malt backbone. I believe they may have used too much wheat or feremented a little high temp because I'm getting some esters which shouldn't be here. The hops need to shine through. Even still, this is a decent IPA.

Mouthfeel: Best part of this beer. Perfect to style. A tiny bit of heat, and a tiny bit of carb ting.

Drinkability: an ok beer.

09-06-2009 21:11:39 | More by Squelch
Photo of GPHarris


4/5  rDev +19.4%

a - poured a one finger thick off-white head into a snifter that left a thin ring throughout. the body was a nice bright amber color.
s - aroma of grapefruit yet balanced as there are hints of caramel as well. very balanced and this is the best feature of this brew.
t - bready and caramel with a light hop kick.
m - a little thin for my tastes.
d - solid brew, will go back again.

09-04-2009 20:32:43 | More by GPHarris
Photo of JordonHoltzman

New York

3.1/5  rDev -7.5%

exp date on sixpack.
mardi gras indian on the label.

this Ipa pours a brilliant amber color thats a little hazy with a foamy white head which lasts a decent time, lacing is good.
sweet floral hop aroma, with caramel malt there too.
something is up with the taste that i'm not a fan of. its bitter, dry, something about the bite that just isnt smooth for me. that goes for the taste and mouthfeel.
its light tasting and doesnt have as much of a flavor punch that i like in an IPA.

living in new orleans, abita brews are everywhere and they arent expensive. i love amber and turbodog, and perhaps i'd pick up another sixer of jockamo eventually, but this disappointed me a bit.

08-26-2009 21:36:45 | More by JordonHoltzman
Photo of bboven


2.58/5  rDev -23%

Medium muddy brown color, very cloudy. Very thin head, a few spots of lacing.

Very sweet malt aroma and faint citrus hops. This is much too malty for an American IPA.

Immediate sharp metallic flavor,

very off-putting. Once you get past that, there is hop bitterness throughout, but that's all; no flavor hop profile.

Good carbonation but thin body.

Not worth getting again. Not terrible, but there are some significant flaws here. With all the IPAs one can choose from, I don't see this one being a repeat at all.

08-24-2009 20:31:22 | More by bboven
Photo of JimScanz


4.05/5  rDev +20.9%

Rich caramel color. Starts with a hoppy almost chocolaty taste. Smooth feel as it goes down. Holds it's own with some of the better IPA's such as Hop Devil. Clean finish with the most subtle after taste. Bought it on a whim and would easily do it again.

08-22-2009 02:42:33 | More by JimScanz
Photo of nocheinsbitte

North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev +3%

had this one for the first time from a bottle

A: pours a nice, slightly copper-ish, hue with a decent head. The foam goes away fairly quickly (under 90 sec). A nice looking bier.
S: a nice hoppy and sweet aroma.
T: not an overpowering IPA. It is a mild IPA, the hoppiness is not strong and doesn't leave a dry aftertaste.
M: again, no real bad aftertaste here.
D: This is an easy bier to drink and I could have many of these.

Overall, this is a good, but not great, bier. For those of you not into the strong IPAs, this is a good alternative. I recommend this bier. Prosit.

08-18-2009 23:51:08 | More by nocheinsbitte
Photo of donniecuffs

New Jersey

2.85/5  rDev -14.9%

A: Copper color, with a not-overly-impressive head.

S: Orange/lemon, but very subtle.

T: Very subtle citrus, with a lingering bitter (but not hoppy-bitter) aftertaste.

M: Not much body, at least not as much as you would expect from a good ipa.

D: The bad aftertaste for me seals it on this one. One beer was enough.

08-18-2009 17:23:34 | More by donniecuffs
Photo of jadpsu


3.45/5  rDev +3%

Pours a orange/amber color that is a little hazy. Decent tan head that has mediocre retention.
Smell is lead by hops of orange peel with some pine nuts.
Taste has some bitter citrus hops with some bite and a bitter dry finish. I don't pick up the sweetness others do.
Mouthfeel has medium to high carbination. Fairly thick (syrupy( on the back of the tongue.
Aninteresting beer that woul go well at mealtime.

08-07-2009 20:37:04 | More by jadpsu
Photo of Bamabrew22


3.88/5  rDev +15.8%

Delicious IPA. I found it rather tasty and sessionable. Poured a beautiful rich copper with a bouncy, fluffy head. Brewers lace abounded. Smell was citrusy, effervescent, a little woodsy. Taste was superb. Citrus notes, foral, piney hops well balanced with subtle hints of bready malt. Overall, just a delight to drink. Abita, keep churning out excellent brews!

08-06-2009 20:57:49 | More by Bamabrew22
Photo of womencantsail


2.98/5  rDev -11%

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.

08-06-2009 01:56:10 | More by womencantsail
Photo of ProfessorCJ


3.55/5  rDev +6%

From tap to a chilled ale glass

A-Clear amber ale with less than a finger of white foam. Nice white ring remained for several minutes.

S-Hoppy with a slight sweet something I can't put my finger on.

T-Typical east coast IPA. I tasted that resin taste that I have read about, some roasting but not so much hops that all you taste is bitter, I would have enjoyed it better in the fall.

M-Decent carbonation and more impressive mouthfeel than I expected when I first put my nose in it

D-Like I said perhaps it was too hot to properly enjoy it. I think that I would have a different opinion about it in the fall.

08-04-2009 21:19:57 | More by ProfessorCJ
Photo of Bluetick


4.22/5  rDev +26%

A - coppery, not much lace

S - hopy, but not overpowering

t - great to almost perfect balance between hops and malts - consistent from beginning to end

M - effervescent, bubbly

D - Balanced and light

Even though this beer doesn't have the striking hops and other flavors of the local (PNW) double IPAs, it a smoother, lighter,,ore balanced IPA I could enjoy again and again.

07-24-2009 03:38:53 | More by Bluetick
Photo of rfgetz

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev +1.5%

A- Clean, crisp golden orange. Decent head and lacing

S- Citrusy and Piney hops notes

T- Earthy citrus and piney hops, light sweet caramel notes. A little metallic and bitter.

M- Dry and sticky finish. Very good carbonation.

D- Ok IPA. Much different than a West Coast IPA.

07-21-2009 14:34:17 | More by rfgetz
Photo of indiapaleale


3.05/5  rDev -9%

An IPA that I can imagine is very refreshing during the summers in Louisiana!

Pours a very nice shade of deep dark golden orange with some nice effervescence that leads to a great looking half inch of stark white head.

Smell is sweet and syrupy, almost like brown sugar. There is a bit of a faint citrus smell but not much. I feel like something is definitely missing in the nose as far as American IPAs go...

Taste is bitter like fake lemon juice combined with some powdered sugar sweetness. I'm not all that impressed by this IPA, it really is lacking in the characteristics I've come to love from American IPAs. Its sort of watery and lacks any complexity whatsoever.

07-12-2009 03:40:09 | More by indiapaleale
Photo of joehop67


3.85/5  rDev +14.9%

I have had this in bottle and on tap and I much prefer the tap version. It pours a deep copper color with minimal head. Good head retention, leaving a lacy run all the way to the end.
It starts with a hoppy aroma with a hint of citrus. The citrus is barely noticeable in the taste. Almost a malty texture, more than one would expect from an APA.
By far my favorite Abita brew. Good mouth feel, smooth and creamy. Excellent drinkability, and a good candidate for repeat offenders.

07-07-2009 14:47:10 | More by joehop67
Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
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