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Jockamo IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Jockamo IPAJockamo IPA

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Ratings: 1,532
Reviews: 552
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.61%
Wants: 12
Gots: 107 | 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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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
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
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
2.98/5  rDev -11%
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.

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4.33/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- typical IPA coloring, with nice lacing. kept a head for longer than expected.

S- mildly hoppy with grass notes. Surprisingly fruity, much like Il Vicino's Wet-mountain IPA

T- not the hoppiest IPA, but it's not trying to be. a good balance of bitter and fruity flavors, again, much like Wet-mountain IPA. more refreshing than some other IPAs ive had.

M- Nothing unique, nothing bad. An overall smooth feel.

D- an easy IPA to drink while walking around the french quarter midsummer. I would recommend it to most beer fans. Hop-heads might be disappointed in it though.

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

picked up a bottle of this beer for a mixed six
poured from the bottle into a pint glass
appearance amber in color with a thin head
smell mild hoppy scent
taste mild in hops with a good finish
mouthfeel dry with a nice finish
a solid beer for fans of the american ipa

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3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a nice amber-gold color with a thin beige head that dissapears quickly with very minimal lacing.

S- not very overpowering at all with hops. piny and citrus hops make up the majority of the hop profile but the sweet caramel malt profile plays to big of a role for my liking

T- similar to the nose. as someone previously mentioned, i would lean this more to a hoppy amber ale. the hop profile again is mainly pine and citrus but the malt comes through wy to much for my liking.

M/D- medium bodied with decent carbonation. easy drinking, but i think they need to rethink their classification on this one.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the brewery.

Dark amber in color, with a semi-beige head. The look is nothing to complain about.

Jockamo on tap is pretty different than in a bottle. On tap it has a very predominant fresh hop aroma with a gentle sweet backbone. They weren't over powering, but definitely made them selves known. I love fresh hops, so this was nearly heaven for me.

Taste was bitter and semisweet with hints of orange and grapefruit. The feel was medium bodied and solid.

Lots of flavor and fair ABV makes this an easy drinker.

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3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean orange-ish to copper color with an off white head. In the aroma a small hint of a grapefruity hop, but hoppy nonetheless. In the taste, quite hoppy, but mostly pine. A bitter bite and a thin mouthfeel with a dryer hop aftertaste. Thin with a nice hop presence.

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2.25/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appetizing appearance. Light copper body with some orange hue towards the outside of the glass. Moderate carbonation and a white thin layer of head stays throughout.

This is on the balanced side for an IPA and ends up inbetween styles. Kind of like an amber mixed with an IPA. It dumbs down the hop presence. They also run into a solid toasted malt bill crushing it even further.

Not a whole lot going on here. The price was less than all the other IPA's in the store. I think they priced it just right. Pass.

Photo of PanicUnited
3.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had the opportunity to sample this beer at Taco Mac and was slightly impressed. It would not be my first pick when it comes to an IPA, but for a brand I had not heard too much about, I was happy with the choice.

The beer looked good in the pint glass, with a good head and slightly above average lacing. However, the hop character brought out a sense of yearning for something more. I could have bargained for more lively hops, with more of the Sweetwater Balance. But again, if all beers were created equal we wouldn't have this site..

Overall, I would say that its a little better than average for an IPA, but nothing spectacular

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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.

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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?

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,532 ratings.