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Jockamo IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,411
Reviews: 540
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.66%
Wants: 10
Gots: 73 | 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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Spidey13

Kentucky

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.

05-21-2009 01:25:42 | More by Spidey13
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Ell

Alabama

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.

05-19-2009 00:33:31 | More by Ell
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kaseydad

California

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.

05-16-2009 15:38:47 | More by kaseydad
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david131

California

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.

05-16-2009 02:48:29 | More by david131
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WakeandBake

Michigan

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.

05-15-2009 11:50:22 | More by WakeandBake
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lonestar1836

Texas

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

05-10-2009 22:06:32 | More by lonestar1836
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nasty15108

New York

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.

05-09-2009 02:14:08 | More by nasty15108
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bsend

Massachusetts

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.

05-05-2009 20:12:47 | More by bsend
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jujubeast6000

Texas

3.38/5  rDev +1.2%

Reviewed 4/27/2009 (Bottle):

Pours a light amber brown clear colored body, with a foamy off-white color head, lasting-ish. Hoppy aroma, earthy. Pungent. Malty taste, some fruity, citrusy notes. Hoppy taste. Less hops as it warms up, more sweet and malty. Eh.

05-04-2009 20:27:55 | More by jujubeast6000
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PeterLemonjello

Alabama

3.13/5  rDev -6.3%

A - Pours a nice amber color with a thick/frothy head. Nice carbonation and lots of lacing down the side of a clean glass. Very nice

S - Not a very aromatic IPA. Aromas of caramel malt dominate slight citrus/floral smells.

T - Not a bad tasting beer, but a very underwhelming IPA. Mostly malt sweetness with a little bitterness trying to come through but having a hard time doing so. Can't tell much about particular hop variety due to malts bullying the flavor.

M - Nice, with such a fine pouring beer it's tough to not have a solid texture, body, and overall mouthfeel experience.

D - A drinkable beer, actually the appearance and texture make up a lot for it's other deficiencies, but just not a very good IPA in my opinion.

When offered an Abita, I'll hope for a Turbodog.

05-04-2009 16:15:25 | More by PeterLemonjello
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rgctlc

South Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +37.1%

Presentation- this was a purchasesd 6 pack from Lowe's Foods in Myrtle Beach, SC on 4/21/09.

Appearance- very pleasantly surprised in both color and consistancy. Abita beers are normally light weight. This is not.

Smell- Pronounced hop aroma and some light malt involved..very inviting nosefeel.

Taste- This is the closest IPA to Bell's Two Hearted that I have tasted yet. The Two Hearted has a floral springlike taste that is unlike any IPA I've ever had until I've tasted this one. I love the hop/malt character of this beer. I will definately buy this one whenever I can find it...especially since I can't get Bell's in the Low Country!

Notes- Much love and respect to to Abita for the care and skill they have put into this beer. I bought the last 6er on a whim and SO glad I did. Seek this one out. You won't be sorry.

04-22-2009 20:43:15 | More by rgctlc
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev +14.7%

12oz bottle split into Sprecher Taster glasses. Best by date of 6/19/09 etched in neck.

A - Nice amber color that's pretty clear with a lumpy, fluffy head that took its sweet time going down and left lacing.

S - Very fruity for an AIPA. White grape juice, sweet malts, teeny floral hops. Not too much hops here.

T - Very good balance. Malty and hoppy at the same time. Fruity hints of the white grape. Starts malty, ends hoppy.

M - Smooth and medium bodied. Somewhat of a small bite to it from the carbonation.

D - I don't know how well it fits into the IPA style. Its very malty for an IPA but is still good.

04-21-2009 16:36:18 | More by BeerFMAndy
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cjgator3

Florida

3.83/5  rDev +14.7%

12oz bottle

A- Pours a nice clear copper amber color with an off-white head that possesses great retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is sweet malt, caramel and some citrusy hops.

T- The taste starts off with some sweet malt and finishes with some grapefruit and other citrusy hop flavors creating a nice bitterness.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, I am pretty impressed with this beer as it is by far the best beer from Abita that I've tried. It's not anything extreme or over the top so don't expect nothing to knock your socks off. However, it is a pretty solid IPA that I wouldn't mind drinking again. Recommended!

04-15-2009 02:46:29 | More by cjgator3
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scurvy311

Louisiana

4.15/5  rDev +24.3%

I only want to add to some previous reveiws. As IPAs go this is less bitter than most. But there are underpinning of malt and tartness that add complexity to the ilight mouthfeel. I always expect drinkable beers from abita, but this one is better than most abitas.

04-14-2009 01:09:11 | More by scurvy311
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storksonm

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +29.6%

Pint Glass

Poured a nice head that just stayed the whole beer. A nice dark amber color. Very fruity taste to begin almost raspberry but gives a light bitter slightly sour wave in its aftertaste. Tastes lke a lighter ipa aftertaste. Its a nice ipa its just lighter and more of a fruity boquet to it than the bitter ipas. It's pretty neat. I really just tend to like bitter ipas. But its tasty and was well worth the buy.

04-11-2009 01:54:07 | More by storksonm
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JAA

Florida

3.4/5  rDev +1.8%

I haven't had anything from Abita in years, but the label is colorful and attractive. Also the price is right. So i bought it.

This here IPA pours a pretty dark amber, with a nice one finger head. The head does stick around for the whole session, so props for that.

Smells and tastes fairly caramel like. A bit peppery and bitter. Decently balanced. It kind of reminds me of DFH 60 minute IPA, but noticeably weaker in the hops department. Also the mouthfeel is much more watery.

Like i said, mouthfeel is watery. The thinness of the body makes drinkablity substantially higher.

I had a Dale's pale ale right afterwards, which rivaled the Jockamo in hop character and blew it out of the water in mouthfeel. Perhaps this brew would fit nicely into the pale ale category.

Overall not a bad beer, easy to drink, easy to purchase.

04-08-2009 15:32:40 | More by JAA
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dustinTN

Tennessee

3.05/5  rDev -8.7%

Poured this in a pint glass. Nice orangey brown color. Decent head - maybe 1.5 inches. Smell was hops and hops only for me. That was the problem with the flavor for me, too. It wasn't disagreeable but nothing really grabbed me either. There was the typical hop bitterness of an IPA nothing else to pique my interest - no real complexity. The hop flavor wasn't terribly strong but was bitter and bitter only. I felt myself yearning for a hint of sweetness or tanginess to balance things out, but it just wasn't there. Props to the fun label and the nice appearance however.

04-07-2009 04:53:29 | More by dustinTN
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.53/5  rDev +5.7%

Grabbed a single from my local store for a buck fidy. Can't go wrong at that price

A: In my Sam Smith pint glass, this beer sits a crystal clear copper witha massive off-white head with good retention and some lacing

S: Sweetly hoppy with candied orange and grapefruit zest as well as a spiciness, reminiscent of cumin and black pepper. Some malt sweetness is present. Decent

T: Opens up with a spicy hoppy character with bitter citrus, and some spice. Mild sweetness mid palate with a good bit of caramel. Bitter, mildly astringent finish. It's a bit of a tongue bruiser

M: Decent carbonation,medium body and an overly bitter finish

D: The lack of balance between flavor and bittering hops hurts this a bit

04-04-2009 21:50:24 | More by DefenCorps
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Kromes

Georgia

3.68/5  rDev +10.2%

Pours a reddish amber with a thick solid head. Lots of lacing down the sides of the glass. Grapefruit hops and a slight struck match aroma coming off this beer...but mostly fruity citrus hop aromas. Good malt flavor up front and it took a while for the hops to kick in, first there was a bitterness and then the earthy, citrus hop flavor showed up and that gave way to a lingering citrus peel bitterness. There is a slight sulfur taste way in the background. Good mouthfeel, the higher carbonation in this gives the hops some kick and adds to the bitterness in the aftertaste.

04-03-2009 20:56:07 | More by Kromes
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Nismo

Virginia

3.4/5  rDev +1.8%

Appearance- Clear light copper with plenty of light fluffy head. Plenty of carbonation.

Smell- Smells a lot like candy. Mostly sweet with a faint citrusy sourness

Taste- Much like it smells. Sweet and smooth with a slight hop bite that fades quickly. Not the biggest on flavor, but still well balanced.

Mouthfeel- Surprisingly light body, with a generous, but not harsh, amount of carbonation to tickle the tongue.

Drinkability- Overall a fairly easy going IPA. Plenty smooth with good flavor to back it up. I wouldn't encourage hop heads to go out of their way to try this, but would gladly recommend this to non-seasoned IPA drinkers.

04-03-2009 19:23:05 | More by Nismo
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Lexluthor33

New York

3.9/5  rDev +16.8%

A golden brown with a half inch head and good lacing action.
The aroma is simply wonderful as the grapefruit and floral hops come through along with fruit/citrus hints and a bit of malt.
The taste starts off with a good balance of hops and malts with a light bitter flavor that comes along well with an orange flavoring. The malts hold up well and the taste is fruity,but not too bitter or too powerful in hops.
The feel is medium body,medium carbonation with a slightly oily finish.

Notes: A good beer that to me seems a little bit beyond average. I liked it and while I expected a bigger hop kick I still appreciated the overall taste and feel. Not top tier but right below that. I would surely buy this baby again.

03-31-2009 23:58:31 | More by Lexluthor33
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babaracas

Florida

3.4/5  rDev +1.8%

A clear, solid amber with offwhite head that sticks around for awhile. Smell: pale and caramel malt with a touch of leafy hops. Taste: quite sweet malt backbone, caramel, leafy, herbal hops with orange and decent dose of pine. Smooth carbonation, sweet and sticky finish. A bunch sweeter that I remember on tap, no longer sessionable. Decent but could use less sweetness and more hops in the nose.

03-31-2009 00:14:13 | More by babaracas
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HardTarget

Texas

3.73/5  rDev +11.7%

Best by 5/16/09 sampled 4/26/09.

A) Amber gold with a full finger of tight sticky head that laces in curtains.

S) Mmm... west coast orange rind hops, with a honey coriander-like twist. There's a floral aspect here, rose petals, with some cracker malt sweetness coming through.

T) The hops don't come through on the taste as well as in the nose. The are a bit more leafy and bitter rather than fresh and juicy. Still, there is a lot of bittering orange peel flavor with a fluffy malt pillow to sit apon.

M) Medium body, firm carbonation, oily lip smacking finish.

D) This may be my favorite Abita beer. Definitely worth a try, it's my staple when I'm in the Big Easy.

03-26-2009 05:15:59 | More by HardTarget
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Halcyondays

California

3.58/5  rDev +7.2%

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a lightly cloudy orange, with a full finger of off-white head, good lacing.

S: Grapefruit, pineapple, pine oil, oak/wood, alkaloid/cedar.

T: Spicy, with pine and lemon rind. The malt is rather light, with a toasted, burnt taste, overall a bit unbalanced, but in the East Coast style.

M: Medium-bodied, solid beer feel, prickly carbonation, light aftertaste for an IPA.

D: Solid IPA from Abita, their newer brews are certainly a step up from their regular lineup in my opinion, the flavour of the beer can certainly hold its own with the major IPAs out there.

03-24-2009 17:30:45 | More by Halcyondays
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kirkmichel

Georgia

3.15/5  rDev -5.7%

A-Clear, ruddy amber. Light foam which clings to the glass; whiteish/off white and very thin.
S-Not much smell, but a hint of raspberry.
T-A little 'not what I was expecting'. Weak. Hops are there on the periphery of the tongue (really. i didn't make that up PETE & DAN) Other than the hops, it doesn't taste like much of anything. I feel like I'm in a bad Bud Light campaign ("vote taste").
M-Mouthfeel fine. No oily hop residue (maybe 'cause the hops aren't so trong??)
D-Drinkable, but not much to it if you like your beer to taste like something. Must have some balance, becaus alcohol is not detectable.

03-19-2009 19:52:01 | More by kirkmichel
Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 1,411 ratings.