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Jockamo IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Jockamo IPAJockamo IPA

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Ratings: 1,565
Reviews: 556
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.31%
Wants: 13
Gots: 129 | 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 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.

Photo of shand
2.81/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

Photo of abrand
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Photo of wcintula
2.94/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

Photo of RickS95
2.78/5  rDev -17%
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.

Photo of mountsnow1010
2.61/5  rDev -22.1%
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.

Photo of wcudwight
3.01/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Photo of Jadjunk
3.62/5  rDev +8.1%
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)

Photo of dcook11
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%
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.

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

Photo of thedoubler55
3.7/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

Photo of MNJR
3.32/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Photo of Gobzilla
3.31/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Photo of RRoeb1123
3.62/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
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