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Jockamo IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Jockamo IPAJockamo IPA

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Ratings: 1,551
Reviews: 554
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.31%
Wants: 12
Gots: 118 | 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 Soonami
3.41/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Photo of ztaylor1
3.67/5  rDev +9.6%
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...

Photo of KarlHungus
3.15/5  rDev -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.

Photo of taigor
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.

Photo of DaveHS
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours a hazy amber with a thin ring of white bubbles, and almost no head.

S-Caramel maltiness, appetizing citric hop profile. Very simple.

T/M-Doesn't seem to be an IPA at all. Fresh, but tastes old. Pleasant, bready maltiness, touches of caramel sweetness, and just a trace of tangerine hoppiness. Some faint, grassy bitterness but that's it.Low to moderate carbonation, medium bodied.

D-I drink IPAs to taste hops. So I see no point in drinking this again.

Photo of musicforairports
3.34/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Single 12oz bottle best by 12 Feb 2011; drank on 27 Oct 2010.

Dark amber in color, relatively small head that disappears somewhat quickly. Looks nice in the glass though. Lacing doesn't last while drinking.

Smells like hops, but not too overpoweringly and not very citrusy. Hops smell very fresh and kind of reminds me of a harvest beer. Maybe a bit of caramel underneath. The best attribute of this beer.

Tastes like citrus hops up front, disappearing into strong caramel malt and finishing bitter and hoppy. Not too strong, though. As it warms, the caramel takes hold and it starts tasting like a bitter, malty beer.

Mouthfeel is clean, smooth, maybe somewhat light for the style, but it makes it an easy drinker.

I could drink this, but after a few sips it's a bit too malty for me. Altogether on the lighter end of an American IPA. Not terrible by any means, though.

Photo of alleykatking
2.43/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a semi-hazy golden orange brownish color. Half finger white head comes and goes quickly. Very light streaky lacing left on the glass.

S- Sweet caramel malts come and hit me in the face with this beer at first. I hope it's more hop forward in the tasting than in the aroma. A light orange citrus hop in the backing. A lightly offensive alcohol lingers in the very ending of the nose.

T- A light water like flavor is actually the first thing I taste. This gets covered quickly with a sweet caramel malt. Some light citrus hops in the backing finish this beer up along with a touch of alcohol.

M- Light medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is very light for the style and the beer in general. Sweet malts left on the palate along with some light alcohol in the aftertaste. Medium drying on the palate from the alcohol. Flavors were not balanced nor blended well. Not really crisp or clean tasting at all.

D- Did I drink this? Yes. Did I like it? I really can't say for sure. I wouldn't buy a sixer of it...that's for sure. It didn't set with me for the style but it wasn't that bad of a beer. Maybe if they labeled it as an amber ale I would have given it a better score.

Photo of chinchill
3.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served in standard pint glass

S - floral & citrusy (orange) hops

T - sweet balance for an IPA, with easily noticeable but mild hop bitterness on finish. Some caramel malt detectable. Surprised to see IBU=52; seems lower.

A - nearly clear reddish amber with nice off-white head.

M - neither thin nor full, with good carbonation.

Very drinkable IPA; drinks and tastes like a pale ale as much as an IPA.

Photo of PDXHops
2.22/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 ounce bottle/Duvel tulip. Pours a slightly hazy amberish honey shade with a generous cap of frothy off-white head. Scattered specks and small patches of lace.

Not a lot of excitement in the nose- mild herbal and mineral hop notes, bready malt, and that's about it. Tastes very tame as well. The dominant flavor is caramel, with some herbal bitterness kicking in toward the finish. A touch of metallic aftertaste. Little in the way of hop flavor. Just not a lot to stimulate the senses here.

Photo of SuperNova777
2.53/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Notes from 10/12/10

A:Pours a see thru copper color with a fingers worth of white head that quickly
falls, not much lacing down the glass

S:Up front you get mostly malt then a small kick of piney/citrus hop aroma but with
nothing to over dominating

T:At first hit there is all malt then in the middle is a small amount of hops then
another lay down of malt on the backburner. Nothing too exciting or uprising.

M:Body is pretty watery with not much carbonation

D:Not to surprised with the outcome of this one. First off drinking this was like drinking a glass of water with a little bit of flavor to it. Very thin body, hardly any hop flavor, and not really enjoyable to drink. Def. not one I will try again.

Photo of BeerNinja007
3.8/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got this squatty 12oz single from Beverage Warehouse in Winooski for $1.65. Served cold in a chilled pint glass.

Clear orange brew gives a smooth off-white head that settles to a thin solid layer and also covers the glass. Smell has some light malt, a bit of hop and florals, but pretty mild on the nose overall. The taste has a nice wide-spectrum hop, not pungent but very full and rounded, on a nice semi-sweet backbone. Finishes with some green tea and lingering hop. Feel is light and smooth, light carbonation bordering on watery.

Photo of bnes09
3.36/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange, amber in color. Creamy, off white head with excellent retention and sticky lace. Lots of visible bubbles.

Aroma of pine and smooth grain.

Assertive piney and herbal hops hit the tongue right away followed by a sweet caramel malt character. Smooth bread-like flavors in the background provide balance. It has a great flavor up until the aftertaste which imparts a dirty, soil flavor, turning it into a bitter mess.

Medium-bodied and well carbonated. Drying on the palate.

Its decent for an IPA but there are plenty of better examples out there.

Photo of LikaThaHops
2.01/5  rDev -40%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bottle poured into pint glass.

A- Poured a deep copper reddish color into my pint glass with a thick 2 finger head that sticks around for a good long while.

S- No hops presence in this pour, light on the smell in general. a light flowery smell is about all.

T- Not too much flavor, light on the hops, but drinkable. Definitely not what is expected for an IPA with that sort of alcohol content.

M- Kinda like a BMC, light, crisp, no hops presence.

D- Could drink this all night, but i wouldn't want too. Good try though fellers!

Photo of jsprain1
3.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a splendid bronze with a frothy white head that lasts and leaves plenty of lacing.
S- This was pretty disappointing. There just really wasn't much aroma here. Some faint hops, slightly fruity, and some malt, but completely understated, especially for style.
T- Picked up a bit here. Mostly caramel malts and some grapefruity hops. Not bad, just not very captivating.
M- A bit thin, but not unbearably so. Carbonation was a bit high, but I actually found this slightly redeeming.
D- Not a bad IPA, just nothing to go out of your way for.

Photo of wallaceandvomit
3.93/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a-nice golden brown
s-caramel, slight hops, slight floral scent
t-nice mellow caramel, mild hops taste
m-feels decent in the mouth, maybe a little thin but nice oil texture.
d-this is for fans of not so hoppy ipa's and caramel malts. compared to the two ipa's ive had today(sierra nevada torpedo,bells two hearted ale), this one is probably going to be prefered by those who enjoy some hops but not a punch in the face.

Photo of vette2006c5r
2.81/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a dark amber color with almost no head. There was a very slight hoppy smell almost unnoticeable. The taste was the same just a slightly hoppy watered down taste. The flavor is just weak. Overall not impossible to drink but very disappointed.

Photo of ocelot2500
3.21/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark orange color with a frothy off-white head that leaves plenty of lacing.

Smells of sweet malt with some light citrus.

Tastes of the malt mostly with some touches of hops. Malt is mostly sugary sweet with some caramel notes. Hops are not concentrated enough and do not offer much bitterness. Hops give a decent citrus flavor. Too sweet for an IPA.

Mouthfeel is medium with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Photo of BrewCrew2010
3.31/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours a clear copper color body with a massive head. Off-white in color, the rocky head is about 3 fingers and mostly lastly leaving somewhat decent lacing on the glass.

S: Pine and citrus aromas are detected in the nose with some malt undertones.

T: On the initial taste, a floral sweetess is on the tip of the tongue followed by a sharp bitterness on the back of the tongue. The taste is of mellow caramel malts and mild hops with a dry yeasty aftertaste. Smooth and refreshing, this is somewhat average tasting IPA.

M: Medium body with mild carbonation and a juicy texture.

D: Not my favorite IPA, but it's a good standard for someone who has not tried one and may want to start trying IPAs and the hoppiness that it usual entails.

Photo of WeezyBoPeep
3.61/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a stubby little bottle into a pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy brownish-orange with a fully loaded, solid, frothy beige head.

S: Malty at first with plenty of biscuits and a dash of floral hops, lightly fragrant.

T: Malty again with caramel and earthy, sourdough biscuits. Well balanced and not bitter.

D: Easy-to-drink beginner IPA. Good one to introduce someone to the style.

Value: As with all Abita beers, you can find a sixer under 8 bucks usually. Good deal.

2.9/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into pint glass.
A: Pours a thin, off white head that sinks quick and does not leave much lacing. A copper body is slightly clear and filtered looking.
S: Notes of apple, hop, and clove. A meek aroma for an IPA.
T/M: A bland taste of apples, more like a hoppy cider. Still a nice finishing bit of hops that does not totally put the name IPA to shame. A smooth apple juice like mouthfeel. All to low carbonation on this brew, feels like a flat juice beer.
D: This is a easy drinking brew that I am having a hard time with. The flavors are off and strange, as well as the carbonation issue, it does not make for a good experience.

Photo of Mosstrooper
3.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into 16oz Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Pours deep amber in color with a large, slowly dissipating off-white head that leaves behind thick rings and spots of lace.

Smell: Mostly sweet malts- caramel and sweet grain. Slight floral hop and more caramel sweetness in the finish, but this lacks the hop aromas a great IPA should have.

Taste: Begins with lots of buttery sweetness and a sweet apple flavor, finishing with more sweet apple and a balanced hop flavor that rounds out into toasty bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with sharp carbonation up front and a rather watery finish.

Drinkability: This really isn't a bad beer overall, but it lacks the hop punch a good IPA should have. While I'd say it is still worth a try, it may be better for developing palates and can't quite pack the hop punch that most BAs would enjoy, I'd be willing to drink this again, though it definitely isn't the first IPA I'd reach for if other choices were available.

Photo of RoyalT
3.88/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - This poured a gorgeous orangish-brown in color with a firm off-white head and looks more like a double.

Smell - The dry-hopping gives this ale a nice, resiny nose but it falls short of the killer PacNW claim on the website. The Columbus isn't huge but is very clean. The malt though forms a nice backbone. It's lightly toasted and just the right level of sweetness to balance out the bouquet.

Taste - This gets serious at the taste. The malts lose some of their sweetness and the toasty aspect really comes out. The hops surprisingly hold their own and show a bit more spicing. All this come together making the flavor profile raw and a bit rough, which I like.

Mouthfeel - This is short of medium-bodied which is no surprise as our southern states like to keep their beers "wet". The feeling in between the cheeks is smooth but the flavors don't blend particularly well together. The carbs are right on though.

Drinkability - This is a big beer for that neck of the woods and they didn't make this one with kid's gloves. There's just enough drying though to keep one gulping.

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

Pours a very clear golden amber color with a decent sized off white to light brown head.

The head fades away into a decent lacing giving off the aroma of some hops mixed with a light roasted caramel smell.

Light roasted caramel is evenly blended with the hops to give a nice well blended taste. IPA's have become more hops dominant with blends of many types/kinds of hops used to produce a beer, this IPA seems to use more malt with the hops to produce the Jockamo. This beer seems to be more of what pale ales or amber mixes are like now.

There are light amber notes in the dry hops aftertaste which I kinda liked. If your a hop head this beer is a little or maybe even a ton on the weak side but it's a decent beer within itself when/if you compare it to the flood of beers and styles out there on the market.

Photo of claybeer
2.99/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Abita Jackamo IPA poured a light brown with a hint of orange. The head is thick, lacing the glass immediately with an off white taupe color. Finally some hops from Abita! The nose is very floral but still has some earthy grassy notes to it. It drinks a little flat at first. The presents of hops is what brings this beer to life. The hops are not over powering, most likely the Cajun European influence make this a very light IPA. As an overall beer I would rate it a C+. As an IPA style it drops in rating

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

Pours a clear, amber color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of floral hops, sweet malt, and slight pine. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, hops, slight pine, and slight yeast. Overall, good appearance, body, and blend.

Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,551 ratings.