Jockamo IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,519
Reviews: 550
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.61%
Wants: 12
Gots: 101 | FT: 0
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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 thagr81us
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into standard pint. Pour a hazy red-orange with an off-white one finger fluffy head. Lacing was nice throughout. The aroma was comprised only only malt and subtle hops. The flavor was of malt upfront with subtle hops showing up after and throughout the follow through. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was not a bad IPA, but wasn't overly great either. The hop taste was not as pronounced for my liking and could use some beefing up. It was very drinkable however and I would drink this again.

Photo of Mit
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

a-Pours a nice golden reddish colour with a lasting head.

s-Malts with a hint of citrusy hops.

t-Spicey hops mixed with some citrusy hop tastes. Nice malt profile followed by an almost smokey flavour.

m-def heavier in keeping with the higher alcohol content.

d-def drinkable but dangerous.

Photo of SFLpunk
3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz brown glass pry-top bottle. No date.

Appearance: Super sexy pour. Crystal clear brownish reddish amber with fluffy tan head that leaves lots of lacing.

Nose: Spicy hop aromas all over the place, some minty/eucalyptus notes and dried hop pellets. Really pine-y and dry.

Palate: Sharp but somewhat oxidized tasting. Caramel and dried apricot flavors are complimented by some moderate hop bitterness and some sweetness sneaks away at the end. The alcohol spikes on the finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

Notes: Simple palate but sweet aroma! Decent, probably better from the bottle?

Photo of aepb1
3.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Medium brown with a nice white head and good retention

S- Sweet malts and piney citrus hops. Nothing special here

T- Caramel malts and the piney/citrus hops just like the nose and again, no surprise at all...

M- Medium body, decent balance with the carbonation

D- Not the best IPA but there was nothing off-putting here...

Ok, not bad at all, just nothing that I'd write home about...

Photo of Brad007
3.15/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a medium-gold color with a two-finger head that fades fast into my glass.

Aroma is full of grassy hops with a hint of buttery malt. Seems about par the course. Perhaps it's based on their standard pale ale?

Taste is once again dominated by buttery malt with only a hint of hops present in the mouth. They're usually grassy and weak as well.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering buttery malt and grassy hops.

Not much to see here. Not much of an IPA either. Maybe they were aiming for the English counterpart, which if that were the case, it would be spot on. Otherwise? Nope.

Photo of plaid75
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Dive Bar, NYC.

Poured a murky medium copper hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light floral hopband a soft caramel.

The taste consisted of a round malt, some caramel and a utilitarian hop. Certainly not the hop profile I expected, but generally well balanced. Herbal and bready at the finish.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a decent IPA. Well balanced for sure.

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This came in the Abita Party Pack that I got from Cost Plus World Market.

Appearance- coppery color, decent head, pretty good lacing

Smell- citrus and floral hops, malt

Taste- pretty good hop flavor, little bit of bitterness but not too much, pretty good balance

Mouthfeel- crisp, medium bodied

Drinkability- pretty good IPA, I would seek out more of these.

Photo of JMad
3.83/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Was a cloudy copper color, had a 1 finger head that turned into a thin ring, left some good lacing on the glass.
Smells like sweet malt, hints of caramel, pine and citrus.
Tastes a little sweet, could be a bit more bitter, it's a little alcoholic, piney hops.
Feels pretty average, it is smooth but a little watery.
It's very drinkable, would be a good beer for someone that's not a hophead. I like more ibu though.

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a coppery amber with a decent off-white head and some decent lacing.

A lot more malt than expected. Some herbal hop aromas, but not as much a I had hoped. It is malt forward, but not in a bad way.

Decent caramel malt balanced with some hop bite. Little piney notes, some butter, some brown sugar. Not a strong IPA.

Medium mouthfeel and good carbonation. A decent drink, but not a super hop bomb. Decent drinkability but could use a bit more in the hop dept. Still very good.

Photo of champ103
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear copper/orange color. A two finger, tightly packed white head forms with excellent retention. Sticky, spiderweb looking lace is left behind.
S: Lots of citrus and floral hops. Caramel malt for balance. A buttery note comes out as this warms up as well.
T: Follows the nose. Plenty of citrus and floral hops. A good balance of sugary caramel malt. There is a little to much diacetyl. Though it does not ruin the beer at all.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. A little watery though. Easy to drink. I quaffed several with no problem.

This is a really enjoyable and easy to drink IPA. It is a simple beer, but that is what Abita does best. I am glad more bars in Louisiana are caring this. Recommend.

Photo of Clydesdale
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a lightly hazy orange-bronze color. The head is very active, with a densely frothy/foamy texture and an orange tint. Retention is very solid, and lacing, while thin, is quite robust.

S: Quite fruity up front - some honeyish orange aroma and vague citric hoppiness. This is accompanied by some mild sugar cookie malt, and a bit of a mineral/hard water tone.

T: Some mild honeyish and cookie-like malt up front. Hop bitterness is medium. This beer is more flavorful than bitter. Juicy orange is front and center. A faintly British mineral character adds a dimension. For once, the Abita spring water seems to be helping rather than hurting one of its beers.

M: Medium bodied, with moderate carbonation. A bit dry into the finish.

D: A solid but easily overshadowed IPA from Abita. More fruity and candyish than bitter and aggressively hopped. Pleasant and easily drinkable. For what it's worth, this is probably the best Abita offering I've tasted.

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

Appearance - The best look to an Abita i have seen 3/4 inch head
clear golden rose color

Smell - Fruity

Taste - Smoother then i thought it would be hints of chocolate
and caramel after taste of hoppy bitterness followed by a
bit of sourness

Mouthfeel - Heavy and toothy

Drinkability - Not going down as easy as i had first hopped the
after taste is a bit unsettling

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

Nice light IPA. Pours a very clear light golden/amber color. Pillowy bubbly white head with good retention and thick spotty lacing.

The aroma is fairly mild, pleasant and slightly hoppy but not that pronounced.

Tastes pretty good. Good hops flavor but not that strong and memorable. Fairly good malt/hops balance.

Mouthfeel is a bit light but nice and crisp.

Drinkability is good. This one goes down real easy and the flavors are good enough to warrant drinking a few even at 6.50%

Not the best IPA out there but not bad either. Given the octance level I still consider this one fairly sessionable.

Photo of ralree
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Rather cloudy orange with a nice off-white head, 1 finger, but not great lacing and not much retention at all.

S: Extreme tangy sugary grapefruit - almost overpowering. Has a flowery undertone to it as well. Almost smells like artificially flavored candy. Weird.

T: Great grapefruit tangy kick with a nice hoppy background. Not too much alcohol in this one, though. Still has a weird candy flavor that I can't place. Peach? Great malt flavor, a bit toasty.

M: Overcarbonated. Non-astringent. Medium-body. A tad bit drier than many IPAs. Needs some work here.

D: Overall, not a bad drink, but I can't see myself wanting to slog it down often.

Photo of drtth
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a standard shaker glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is a clear reddish dark copper color with a ¼" white head that soon recedes to a ring and a thin layer of foam on the surface. The lacing is scattered and leggy. By about mid-way through the beer sipping leaves very little lacing and virtually nothing is clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma is mild and not particularly hoppy. Occasionally I think I'm picking up a bit of metallic character in the aroma.

Taste: The nose predicts the flavors pretty well except that the flavors are more intense that the aroma suggests. The flavors here include some caramel malt and what is mostly earthy bitterness, with that slight metallic character in the taste that was also present in the nose.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is light to medium bodied with some soft tingle from the faint carbonation. The finish is moderately long and begins with the caramel being replaced by the earthy bitterness which then in turn fades into a lingering dryness on the palate and back of the throat.

Drinkability: This is drinkable enough that I was fine with finishing it off, but that said, there so many more IPAs I prefer out there that I'll probably not be drinking this one again, or if I do it will be because the other alternatives are even less exciting.

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

A: Pours a semi transparent murky brown color. The head is whispy and thick. Retention is pretty good.

S: Lots of malt aromas; toffee, molasses, caramel, nuts, and dark fruit. Hops play second fiddle, maybe I have an old bottle and the hops have vanished. The nose is more like a brown ale, really malty.

T: Again, malts up front, no hops to speak of. Caramel, toffee, molasses, and some fruits and nuts. I'll have to try this again fresh. Not your typical IPA, or any kind of IPA really

MF/D: Chewy feel, carbonation is low, lingering nutty/molasses finish.

Mobile review

Photo of bump8628
3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best before date of 6/7/10 clearly marked. Poured into a pint glass.

Light copper with a white head that shows impressive stickage.

Leafy, herbal hops and a biscuity maltiness battle it out for supremacy. Neither win due to both being too weak to merit the American IPA title. I detect Columbus hops, but I'd like to detect more.

Perhaps this bottle is too near its best before date to be at its optimum flavor; however, if this is the case the brewers need to reconsider their freshness projections.

Photo of whynot44
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bright clear coppery amber color with a foamy off-white head that retains fairly well and produces some nice lacing on the way down.

The aroma is suprisingly malty, hints of biscuits and caramel with honey and citrus hops.

The taste is also a bit malty for an IPA, with toffee, caramel and honey notes before the piney, citrus hops kick in. Slightly sweet up front but dry at the finish with lingering but not overpowering pine resin aftertaste. Altogether nicely balanced with enough hops for the hop lovers but not over the top.

Medium bodied, smooth and easy to drink. Worth a try.

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

Just got done watching The Princess and the Frog with my daughter... time for a N'Orleans brew.

Served from a 12 oz. shorty bottle at between fridge and cellar temperature in my SABL glass.

A - Bright, glowing orange amber with chartreuse glints during the pour. Medium bodied off-white head with fair retention and great sticky, ringy lacing.

S - Vibrant hoppiness. Sweet, floral and citrusy but with no hint of acidity. Honeylike maltiness, but subdued.

T - Supre light honeyed malt sweetness along with a bland water-cracker bread character, followed by a powdery, pungent American hop showcase. Quick move through the middle straight to the semi-dry swallow. Pleasant aftertaste of hops and honey. Bitterness lingers, but isn't overdone.

M - Slight viscosity and a nice, sharp tingle without an overly carbonated body. Mouth filling and sudsy. Satisfying swallow.

D - This is definitely one of the tamer APAs I've had, but that comes as a good thing in a style that's too easy to overdo with a heavy hand in the hops. Excellent for general consumption when you don't want to abuse your palette but are still looking for nice, crisp bittering and the ability to enjoy more than one. One of the better offerings in the Abita stable.

Photo of hawks10
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a tulip...

Pours a nice bright copper, pretty clear with three fingers of fluffy beige head which sticks around for a while and leaves some lacing...

Aromas of sweet malt, caramel and toffee. A slight earthy hopping, but the nose mostly leans to the malt...

Slightly bitter with a more modest malt presence than expected. Sweet caramel and bready crystal malts...not much hop presence, pretty lopsided for an IPA...

Medium bodied and highly carbed...

Not really digging this one, no fresh hoppy aroma or flavor, very mediocre...

Photo of beersheppard
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Appearance: copper, white head, finger and a half after a hard pour, some good lacing, not very carbonated.

Smell: malts, lacking in hoppy freshness.

Taste: all malt and very little hops, it has that all-malt-unripe-mango taste characteristic of a heavy malt IPA. Hop in the finish, a little citrus and pineapple.

Mouthfeel: substantial, good on the tongue.

Drinkability: I think they missed the mark here. The flavor is good, but it is not well representative of the style. More hops, please.

Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours into a pint glass a deep crystal-clear and slightly red-tinged orange. Thick off-white foam settles only after a few minutes. Tons of visual carbonation.

The smell is slightly piney, mostly citrusy hops though they aren't so in your face as other AIPAs tend to be. Malty sweetness.

Tastes of some darker crystal malts. The roastiness really comes through, as well as a little residual sweetness and a fantastic biscuity taste. Mild hop bitterness isn't quite what I would like (maybe its the lack of aroma, or perhaps the particular variety of hop), but it does balance fairly well with the grain.

Maybe a little thin on the mouthfeel for a AIPA, but it's not far off. Medium-bodied, with a slick and viscous mouthfeel- the carbonation is right on the money here.

Drinkability is about average IMO.

Photo of Ryan011235
2.58/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a snifter on 3/24/10

Best by 7/18/10

Jockamo is amber-hued with good sharpness & clarity. It poured nearly two fingers of bubbly foam. The head gets pretty thin after a few minutes. Retention is thin, but lacing is impressive throughout.

When I first popped the cap I was greeted with a pleasant aroma of dense citrus hoppiness. Now that the beer is in the glass, the prominence of the hops seems stifled in lieu of a fairly dominant malt bill. Sure there are floral wisps & a stray hint of citrus, but they aren't the focal point. The malt bill is apparent by way of notes of caramel, biscuit & baked bread, the latter of which smells a bit too yeasty most of the time.

Thankfully the hops taste more noticeable than they smell. Just a little, anyway. Something of a piney, pointed bitterness hits upfront ultimately working its way to the end. Such a feat would be impressive save for the brevity of flavor - there's a quick burst of flavor, after which it basically vanishes despite beer remaining in the mouth. Very weird. Also present in droves are notes of toasted bread (which at times seems almost burnt) & notions of caramel.

Medium bodied but still rather watery & thin. Carbonation is pretty low which results in a disappointing mouthfeel. Some dry bitterness lingers on the finish but doesn't do much to redeem the apparent problems.

Quite honestly, Jockamo seems less like an IPA & more like a DIPA that is sorely lacking hops & resiny grit. Either the malts need to be reeled in or the hops need to be cranked up & a few other tweaks done to make this a solid drinking beer. While it isn't loathsome, it's basically forgettable.

Photo of veachster
3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - It poors a nice golden/copperish color with a nice thick frothy white head. Head retention is very good with good signs of carbonation. Head retention is good.

S - Hops hits my nose with maybe some pineapple. It smells very good.

T - I was expecting it to be a bit more hoppy. The hops is there, but it seems maybe a bit light for an IPA. The hops and bitterness is there, but not as expected.

M - Sits medium soft bodied on the tongue and goes down quite smooth. The hoppyness arrives in the aftertaste.

D - I would consider this a social IPA. I would feel fine handing a buddy a few of these to drink while playing cards or sitting at a fire. I like it.

Photo of bamadog
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle of this at the Knotty Pine on the Bayou in Wilder, KY. Poured from the bottle to a pint glass and the review is from notes taken on 3/30/2010.

Appearance: Pours a standard copper color and starts with a modest 1/2 finger slightly off-white head that fades rather quickly to a thin and uneven skim; body is clear and shows minimal carbonation; loose spotty washes of lacing, but it's minimal as well.

Smell: Pretty weak in the nose; more malty than antyhing else with a bit of a tall, wet grainy following; no hops in the nose at all.

Taste: Again, more malts than anything else and that tall wet graininess; hops are minimal and provide a very base level of citric bitterness.

Mouthfeel: More lively than I thought it would be and the carbonation is what I would like and expect; body is crisp and not heavy at all and finishes very clean and moist.

Drinkability: I wouldn't seek it out, but with hot/spicy food on a warm day, it will definitely do the trick and it's still going to best any BMC products out there.

Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,519 ratings.