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Jockamo IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Jockamo IPAJockamo IPA

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Ratings: 1,428
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 indiapaleale
3.05/5  rDev -8.7%

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.

indiapaleale, Jul 12, 2009
Photo of joehop67
3.85/5  rDev +15.3%

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.

joehop67, Jul 07, 2009
Photo of tronester
3.78/5  rDev +13.2%

Pours a clear orange with a medium tan head. Smell is of freshly cut oranges. Taste is well balanced, caramel malt, and minty, earthy hops. Sort of surprising, not much citrus here. Mouthfeel is smooth, low carbonation. Good drinkability, a departure from your run of the mill IPA, which is a nice change every once in awhile.

tronester, Jul 01, 2009
Photo of ffejherb
3.05/5  rDev -8.7%

12oz. bottle into DFH specialty glass on 6/30/09.

A - Poured a hazy sunset-esque amber/orange body with minimal carbonation and a finger's width of creamy off-white head that quickly settled into a thin, patchy veil and deposited a bit of spotty lace around the glass.

S - Quite a malty nose with a lot of fruit hops reminiscent of cherry and citrus. Malt hints of light toasted grains as well as sweet caramel and toffee notes. A bit musty in the back with a subtle earthy hop character.

T - Grainy and fruity up front with a mish-mash of citrus notes, dark fruit, toasted grains and sweet caramel. Finishes with a moderate earthy, herbal hop bite.

M - Medium bodied with a syrupy texture, albeit pretty thin and watery overall. Carbonation is quite soft and understated. Finishes with a pretty bland bitterness that lingers for a bit on the palate.

D - While this is most likely past its prime, I found this to be a pretty underwhelming IPA overall. I'm not sure I would seek this out in the future, although I wouldn't mind trying it fresh on tap to compare.

ffejherb, Jul 01, 2009
Photo of BeerMark
3.88/5  rDev +16.2%

My new favorite Abita product. This beer pours a rich amber with a small head. Smell is of bready malts and some hops. This is not a hophead's beer but rather a well balanced one. Might even lean on the malty side of the scale. This beer has a subtle earthy flavor that won't hit you over the head. I'll bet that this beer is good paired with the right food. It's a good drinker and I'll be buying these from time to time.

BeerMark, Jun 28, 2009
Photo of DrinkinBoy
4.18/5  rDev +25.1%

Abita Jackamo IPA pours a amber/dark gold color. The head is an off white with good retention.

Its smell is strong with a strong scent of hops, but it also has a nie touch of malt.

The taste starts off with strong hoppy bitterness. Into to the mid palate has citrus flavors. It finish with a nice malt roast taste.

It a full body beer with the right amount of carbonation.

Overall, I think that Abita did a good job at creating the an American IPA. It is definitely worth a try, like everything from this great brewery is.

DrinkinBoy, Jun 27, 2009
4.18/5  rDev +25.1%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a bright orange amber with a thin cap off white head that quickly disappeared.

S: Tons of bitter citrus and resiny hops.

T: This brew is as close to an ideal balance of tangy, bitter hops and sweet, chewy maltiness as I've experienced. I get some overripe orange and sage in the finish.

M: Medium-light viscosity with an ideal ammount of carbonation.

D: Yes, please.

FACEMEAT, Jun 26, 2009
Photo of Hibernator
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Abita Jockamo IPA
12 oz brown bottle
Jet Ink - Best By - 08/18/09
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

* Thanks to Lar & H Hibbler for bringing this beer up a week ago tonight. I'm not sure how this beer made it a full week in my fridge without me opening it. A great surprise offering that matched an excellent weekend *

Pours a golden orange haze. Slightly bronze in appearance. Nice head, great retention on the sides of the glassware.

Moderately hoppy nose. Floral backdrop.

Solid Crystal malt base. Grainy and sweet with caramel flavors. Hoppy, showcasing a plentiful malt/hop ratio profile. Hops provide some grapefruit and lemon citrus fruits.

Well, I really dig Abita and I'm probably somewhat bias from a splendid NOLA trip back in 2007, drinking the Abita Restoration Ale. Anyways, this is a really good IPA that left me pleasantly surprised.

Hibernator, Jun 26, 2009
Photo of emsroth
2.3/5  rDev -31.1%

12oz bottle

App: A big 2 finger head. Clear orange amber

Smell: Fruity hops with a bit of spice. reminds me of children's cherry flavored medicine.

Taste: Low malt profile. A quick jump to the hop bitterness. The hops start with a delicate fruity flavor, almost like pear or light apple. Then they go to a rough, unpleasant bitterness.

A buttery mouthfeel which is unique and nice. Medium body and medium carbonation.

There must be a certain type of hops I don't like. Some bitterness is great and other bitterness is complete unpalatable. This is the latter.

Note: When paired with spicy thai the taste is tamed and the sweetness predominates, but this does not change my rating.

emsroth, Jun 19, 2009
Photo of beerman207
3.05/5  rDev -8.7%

While visiting the Knotty Pine in Cold Spring, KY, I found that that they had this in a bottle. It was their only IPA.

A: Orange appearance with some head that didn't stick around long

S: Very faint citrus aroma - sigh.

T: Mostly malt and sweetness with very little bitterness. The mouthfeel and drinkability are good for this but the taste is just kind of there. Not an impressive IPA but drinkable.

M: Medium Body

D: Very simple beer that probably doesn't stick to the IPA style all that well in my opinion. It's a good beer if it's all you got vs. Bud and Miller but otherwise, it's somewhat passable.

beerman207, Jun 18, 2009
Photo of Zorro
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Deep amber colored beer with a small tan head that doesn't last. This vaguely fits the "IPA Orange" rule of thumb but this could be called a shade of reddish orange.

Pine and spice from northwestern type hops is the first thing I smell here. Citrus and caramel and that is about it for scent.

Starts out sweet and woody for an IPA. Woody and earthy with a faintly funky flavor of toasted onions. Sweet caramel and hop funk defines this beer.

Mouthfeel is good.

PK IPA here. This is something I could see buying again. Though this isn't going to get me to stop buying Firestone and Lagunitas.

Zorro, Jun 14, 2009
Photo of beerphan
3.7/5  rDev +10.8%

12oz bottle -> american pint
best by 7/23/09 screened on bottle

Pours a dark amber with a thick one inch orange julius head that sticks around and clings to the glass. Carbonation is robust and aggressive. Amazing staying power on the head, its the last thing to get drank.

Nose: Citrus, pine and pear.

Starts off pretty good with some nice citrus hop balance and a lingering bitterness. But soon becomes a touch too sweet and watery in the mouth. Pretty easy to drink and would make a nice session beer every now and then.

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beerphan, Jun 13, 2009
Photo of HerrBob
2.85/5  rDev -14.7%

Over all a good beer but as an IPA it falls short. Little hops smell or taste compared to the better ones. Hops bitterness is good but its floral or aromatic component seems almost not there. Label is wierd - IPA New Orleans style -huh? Color is nice copper & head leaves nice lacing. The shortcoming on the hops is most noteable if it is followed by a better IPA

HerrBob, Jun 08, 2009
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.93/5  rDev +17.7%

Pours a frothy amber gold, with a lot of large-bubbled carbonation. The bubbles coalesce around the edges of the glass, and although the head looks initially thick, it dissipates under the onslaught of the big bubbles pretty quickly. OK.

Some nice resin and citrus notes on the nose, not really strong, but pleasant and suitable. There's also a light roasted amber malt kind of character to it too. Not unpleasant, but it does detract from the hop aroma. Not a bad nose - I'd enjoy it more if it were bigger and bolder, though.

Clean hop bitterness on the palate, with just a hint of honey or caramel sweetness to counter it. The balance is much more tipped towards hops here, which is good. Again, it's not a particularly strong or robust palate, but the characters there are good, and classically IPA. Mouthfeel is a tad thin, but not too bad.

All things considered, this is a pretty drinkable IPA. Very nice and clean, with some very classic IPA characteristics. Sure, it's not as big and up in your face as some of the better examples, but it delivers a reasonably solid experience.

lacqueredmouse, Jun 08, 2009
Photo of Florida9
2.93/5  rDev -12.3%

A: Orange-copper in color. 1 finger of foamy off-white head that dissipates to a mere surface coating.

S: Sweet caramel malts with a likewise sweet floral aroma. Some faint citrus.

T: Malt. Sweet caramel malt with some minimal hoppiness. There is a little bitterness, but finishes with a sweet malty coating on the tongue and inside of the mouth.

M: Medium body, lower carbonation levels. Between the low carbonation and sweet maltiness, the beer feels somewhat syrupy and cloying.

D: While this beer drinks just fine, I have a difficult time even calling this an IPA. More like a thin brown ale. Quite one dimensional and simplistic, there are better IPA's out there even if you're not into the over-hopped styles.

Florida9, Jun 02, 2009
Photo of jettjon
3.68/5  rDev +10.2%

From a 12 oz bottle into my Sam Adams glass (thanks, guys!). Coppery, slightly hazed reddish orange. Small head of tan foam, slow fade to a solid cap and ring with lots of lacing left behind. Good looking brew. Nose of sweet malts and citrus hops, promising to be a solid IPA. In the mouth, bitter citrus hops up front nicely balanced against a semi-sweet malt backbone. Finishes with hints of yeastiness and more dry bitterness. Crisp and clean on the palate. Slightly creamy as it warms. Good drinkability; perhaps not quite sessionable at 6.5% but enjoyable nonetheless.

Overall: A solid American-style IPA, tasty without being overly hoppy yet avoiding becoming boring. Leans toward the malty part of the malty-hoppy axis, which I appreciate in an American-style IPA. Recommended.

jettjon, May 31, 2009
Photo of Vengeance526
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%

Pours a copper amber color with a 1 finger white head that lasts a little while before subsiding and leaves a good amount of lacing.

Faint aroma of citrus. Not very pronounced but not bad either, so I'll give it a pass.

Subdued taste of citrus and pine. Again, not bad, just not vibrant.

This is a bit of a strange case. For an IPA, there's not much going on and it leaves much to be desired. But for an Abita, I'd say it is actually pretty good. If I had to drink Abita, I wouldn't mind having this but of course this was never meant to compete with the top IPAs out there. Overall, you just drink it and its done...nothing exciting about it at all.

Vengeance526, May 29, 2009
Photo of Spidey13
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Jockamo IPA pours a crystal clear amber/coppper with a fluffy off-white head. The nose is nice and hoppy, with grassy notes and underlying citrus and caramel going on.

The flavor is a bit curious. There is not much on the front, then everything hits you at once; spicy hop flavor, a bit of caramel from the malt and hop bitterness. All the classic IPA flavors show up in the middle then quicly disappear in a quick finish. No lingering bitterness on the back. Everything happens quickly on the middle of the tongue. The mouthfeel is medium/thin with medium/low carbonation.

Overall, a very drinkable IPA though not very complex.

Spidey13, May 21, 2009
Photo of Ell
3.85/5  rDev +15.3%

Nice reddish color with a decent head in a plastic cup at Harry's Corner bar in New Orleans. Of course, plastic cup is probably not the stemware you'd generally drink an IPA, but it was to go... so, what are you gonna do?

Decently hoppy beer, with very little other taste or aroma. Not a bad beer, just sort of a one note wonder here.

Ell, May 19, 2009
Photo of kaseydad
3.3/5  rDev -1.2%

Had this brew at a Cajun restaurant and it was brought out with a jar as the cup of choice. (?)

A small white creamy head appeared on top of an amber brown color.

A sweet hoppy aroma with hints of grapefruit shining through.

After the sip there is an odd aftertaste which lingers throughout and it is not very appealing.

This beer is ok for what it is but there are much better IPA's out there in my opinion.

kaseydad, May 16, 2009
Photo of david131
3.45/5  rDev +3.3%

A- A very clear orange with a white head that leaves excellent lacing. Looks very clean.

S- Some pine and caramel with a touch of citrus. Pretty subdued for an IPA, but what is there isn't bad.

T- Fruity rock candy, some citrus, pine, and a nice caramel malt backing. The alcohol is slightly noticeable. A bit of an earthy aspect.

M- The carbonation is spot on and the initial appearance was leading me to think this was going to be metallic. This has a nice sticky, dry body do it.

D- Drinks pretty nicely. A little sticky and sweet. Overall, this is a decent IPA but it is pretty forgettable.

david131, May 16, 2009
Photo of WakeandBake
3.43/5  rDev +2.7%

A clear dark orange with a big soapy offwhite head,spotty lacing. Aroma is big fresh floral and citrus hops with a toasty caramel. Flavor is slightly piny,citrus with a big sweet caramel malt backbone,hints of pineapple and grapefruit exist but are faint. Light to medium body,medium carbonation, long lightly bitter finish,quite sessionable,and a pretty good IPA.

WakeandBake, May 15, 2009
Photo of lonestar1836
3.93/5  rDev +17.7%

A: golden brown and clear with a light creamy colored head that disipated fairly quickly

S: floral and bready malty sweetness, with herbal hoppy aroma

T: the flavor changes with the temperature of the beer, when it's cold there's a crisp hoppy bitterness as it warms the hoppiness steps aside to let the warm (almost fruity) malty sweetness

M: light and smooth

D: an easy drink good flavor, i like it

lonestar1836, May 10, 2009
Photo of nasty15108
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint.

A - Poured copper with a thick head of off-white foam. Good carbonation and lacing.

S - Malty and floral. Hints of citrus, honey and pine.

T - Malty and slightly sweet up front. Finishes with a slightly bitter hop bite.

MF&D - Crisp and refreshing. Easy drinking, I would buy this one again.

nasty15108, May 09, 2009
Photo of bsend
3.83/5  rDev +14.7%

Poured this 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint.

Appearance: Beer pours a deep amber color. A standard pour yields a 1 finger fizzy white head. Holding it up to the light, showcases and amplifies the amber.

Smell: Sweet floral hops dominates the nose. Almost like perfume.

Taste: Surprisingly tangy hop flavored IPA. Overall very floral and similar to a Harpoon IPA.

Mouthfeel: Standard affair here. Mild dry finish with this style of hops.

Drinkability: I wasn't sure on what to expect and I was surprised. The slightly higher abv doesn't affect this sessionable IPA. I could enjoy these for a while.

Final Thoughts - I really enjoyed this one out of the Party Pack. Well worth it to try this one if you find it in a sixer too. Not earth shattering, but a damn fine entry into the IPA genre.

bsend, May 05, 2009
Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 1,428 ratings.