1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Jockamo IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Jockamo IPAJockamo IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
77
okay

1,369 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,369
Reviews: 539
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.61%
Wants: 9
Gots: 63 | 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)
View: Beers (49) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,369 | Reviews: 539 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of FSUmac
FSUmac

Tennessee

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass....

Appearance: A gorgeous copper color. Bright white 2 finger head. Lots of lacing.

Smell: Very fruity. I smell a lot of citrus and a little malt sneaking in there.

Taste: Very piney, but it has enough of a malt back to keep it balanced. Finishes bitter with some citrus notes.

Mouthfeel: Very clean. Not overly carbonated.

Drinkability: I like this beer. Good example of an American IPA. I could drink a few of these. Good job again Abita.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2008 06:07:07 | More by FSUmac
Photo of Bitterbill
Bitterbill

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this bottle in a trade with DLucky. Thanks Dan!

It pours a nice cleam orange gold with a 2 finger head of foam.

The smell has good notes of citrus and floral hops with some caramel malt thrown in the give some sweetness. I like the nose.

The taste is at first very bitter with the citrus and floral hops but mid palate, I get some good caramel sweetness along with some earthy malt goodness. It finishes with both some bitterness and some sweetness and the aftertaste is mostly bitter. I'd be tempted to call this an Englsih Style IPA.

A nice brew here. Good medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation, a pretty solid balance between the flavours and quite drinkable. Nice job Abita!
Btw, the head retention was quite good and the lacing was as well.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2008 22:47:19 | More by Bitterbill
Photo of EagleTalon
EagleTalon

Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a rich off-white head and hazy orange-amber color. Aroma is balanced between sweet, fresh malt and hops. Flavor is a good balance of hop bitterness and sweet maltiness. There's just something about the fresh malt taste of Abita beers that I like. Easy to quaff for an IPA. Good call.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2008 03:51:03 | More by EagleTalon
Photo of PatrickJR
PatrickJR

North Carolina

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

A - Slightly hazy orange/amber with 2 finger light tan head. Falls to a thick cap after a few minutes with some moderate lacing.

S - Intense citrus aroma with earthy suggestions.

T - A sharp bitterness hits almost immediately, with a very tea-like flavor, with hints of herbs like lavender and rosemary. Late palate the beer gets a little sour and lends a citrus, predominantly lemon flavor, before a long earthy and bitter finish.

M - Moderate carbonation, medium bodied. Much needed with the high bitterness.

D - Easier drinking than some IPAs, but there's quite a bit of bitterness. The malt profile is thin overall as well, and though there is an impressive hop flavor, it isn't adequately balanced. This is a problem I have with a lot of IPAs and general anyway.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2008 20:37:42 | More by PatrickJR
Photo of ViveLaChouffe
ViveLaChouffe

Georgia

4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a bright clear amber with a frothy ivory head. Lots of lacing. Copious amounts of herbal hops in the nose with a touch of fruity malt aroma.

Bitingly bitter herbal hops. Quite snappy with a fruity malt backbone. The hops linger long on the tongue in addition to the long herbal hop aftertaste. It's yummy.

A very nice single IPA. Good stuff. Abita is improving in my estimation.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2008 21:06:35 | More by ViveLaChouffe
Photo of tpd975
tpd975

Florida

3.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Caramel copper hue with a medium to small head and spotty lace.

S: An aroma of light citrus and sweet caramel malt. Nothing overthetop.

T: Good balance shown here. Hints of caramel malts mixed with light citrus hops. Rather mild for today's American IPA's.

M: Light in body for the style with below average carbonation.

D: It's light and drinkable, not the most flavorful though.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2008 19:47:28 | More by tpd975
Photo of ATPete
ATPete

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

A- pours a clear orange/brown color with a big rocky off white head, no visible carbonation to speak of.

S- Creamy hops, not much else going on.

T- Bright grassy orange flavor from the hops, and a stable malt background. Needs more hop character. A bit boring.

M- Medium, great carbonation.

D- Awesome drinkability, i dont know if i'm just thirsty of what but these go down very easy, even for the moderately high ABV.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2008 01:42:05 | More by ATPete
Photo of boralyl
boralyl

Oregon

4.72/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours one fingers worth of off-white head that settles fairly quickly, but leaves some good lacing. The beer is a clear amber color.

S - Very fruity-like aroma with citrus and grapefruit sticking out the most. There's also that hops smell sprinkled throughout. Very good aroma.

M - Light-Medium bodied, with a good amount of carbonation.

T - Some sweet malt up front followed by grapefruit, the hops and a subtle citrus flavor competing with the hops, but ultimately the hops takes over. It's slightly bitter after swallowed. It begs to be drank again.

Absolutely excellent IPA, deffinetly my new favorite. Has a great aroma and complex taste. It goes down very easy and would make a great session beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2008 00:57:40 | More by boralyl
Photo of cvstrickland
cvstrickland

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12-ounce stubby with a twist-off cap poured into my DFH shaped pint glass yields a dark copper body capped with a finger of fine-bubbled white and ivory-swirl foam that reduces quickly to a lumpy ring and leaves a few sloppy rings of lacing on the glass.

Smell is earthy with a citrusy note of orange-infused lemonade.

The taste features a softly dry caramel note throughout, punctuated by fruity hop bitterness and a mild and somewhat earthy tone. Notes of orange zest and dry malt become more evident as the drink warms a bit, as does a bit of caramel sweetness on both the front and finish of the last few sips.

The beer is smooth and drinkable with plenty of good flavors, but none too extreme. This crisp and refreshing little jewel makes a nice end to another hot day.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2008 23:17:17 | More by cvstrickland
Photo of NCSUdo
NCSUdo

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

A: Copper body under a inches worth of white head. Decent lace and retention.

S: Nice aroma of citrus and piney hops, with a mix of caramel malt.

T: Sweet up front with a bit of peppery hop in the middle. Some citrus hops in the finish but mostly just bitter. Decent taste but a little unbalanced.

M/D: Medium bodied, slightly prickly on the tongue but does manage to come of a little creamy. Drinkability is fine. A good IPA. Taste could be better, but overall it's good.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2008 23:46:10 | More by NCSUdo
Photo of MrHungryMonkey
MrHungryMonkey

Texas

3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Nose:
Sickly sweet malt aroma dominates. Resinous pine hops.

Look:
Rusty gold color with yellow hues, good clarity, topped with a fluffy, creamy head.

Flavor:
Malt hits hard right off the bat, less dominate than in the nose. Hops quickly speak up with citric, pine, and floral flavors as well as bitter and oily mouthfeel. A wide array of malt unfurls exposing the bright and toasty, buttery/nutty side along with the darker roasted sweeter side. Finishes fairly dry with a protein-infused sensation that reminds me of a buttery semi-hard cheese like Manchego.

The Verdict:
A very sweet, succulent IPA busting with dark malt and bright hops.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2008 02:04:36 | More by MrHungryMonkey
Photo of becktone
becktone

Ohio

2.7/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From notes 6-10-08

Eye: Great looking beer. Nice foamy and stable head, this isn't going anywhere fast. Okay lacing. Color is a crystal clear orange. Toward the top of the glass(and head)the color is more reddish, at mid-glass it fades into orange and at the bottom it again fades to more of a yellow. I wouldn't necessarily call these layers, but it is discernible enough to pick out the different colors in the beer. Quite nice.

Nose: Hoppy to the nose as can be expected, floral and woody. Very dry smelling. Strong malt backbone, some sweetness, but mostly a strong grainy aroma. Overall, it smells okay, average but not great. As it starts to warm some fruity aromas start to come forth-citrus notes and apple juice, then they seem to leave again-coming and going.

Tongue: Bitterness makes itself know. Some diacetyl follows a malt flavor that is grainy and sweet. Fruitiness in here as well. Hop flavor is weak overall, but what can be tasted is woody. All in all flavors are fleeting, bitterness isn't all that great, kinda weak. Not enough hop flavor in my opinion, just too much balance between malt and hops ending with more of a malty profile. Woody hops and grainy flavors battle it out and both fade quickly to leave behind some malt sweetness accompanied by some alcohol warmth. Just not good for an American IPA.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: Medium bodied on the palate with low levels of carbonation. When I perceive the woody hops and grainy flavors fade leaving only a sweetness around it makes me feel like I'm drinking sprite going flat. Just doesn't do it for me. This isn't one I'll be picking up again, just too many real American IPAs out there to be wasting my time on this one. Perhaps worth a try, but not worth a second try, there are many others I'd buy before ever thinking of trying this one again.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2008 13:57:53 | More by becktone
Photo of rajendra82
rajendra82

Georgia

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

Picked up from the singles shelf at Green's, Jockamo poured out amber in color, clear of body, and with a foamy one finger head. Not many streamers in the liquid after the initial fizz, making me think that this was a filtered and force carbonated beer. The smell was mildly hopped with citric and earthy smells mixing with caramel. The taste was milder than I like my IPAs to be. Hop content was modest and only barely ahead of the sugary malt. I was surprised for find out that this was over 6% ABV and would have been contraband a few years ago in Georgia. It drinks much simpler and lighter than the actual strength. The body was medium thick but not very sticky. Not very bold, but not flawed in any way either. Might try again someday.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2008 03:37:27 | More by rajendra82
Photo of everetends
everetends

Alabama

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

A pint poured from tap at Mellow Mushroom in Atlanta.

A: Came out a nice orange with a just touch of haze. Had an average cream colored head that had some good retention. Also produced some nice sticky lacing that stuck to the glass progressively down as the beer went.

S: Big time smell of orange zest, I mean big. Also some pine, caramel, malt and of course piney, spicey hops.

T: Tastes of piney, spicy hops but there is almost an over abundance of malt. The malt really holds in this brew and creates more sweetness than bitterness. Caramel and malt sweetness comes far before any hops. Kinda a let down, but it seems they wanted to balance and went too heavy with sweetness.

M: The mouthfeel was a bit creamy but still refreshing. The sweetness kinda sticks in your mouth. Still want more of a bitter aftertaste but not getting it.

D: This beer is drinkable but it is not what you expect when you go looking for an IPA. Threw me for a loop but still a nice brew.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2008 05:00:54 | More by everetends
Photo of yemenmocha
yemenmocha

Arizona

2.7/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours light orange, slightly hazy, with white head.

Nose is rather clean with light citrus. Not very aromatic.

On the palate this beer is surprisingly thin bodied and weak in flavour. Almost... watery. Light hops, faint malt, no real character. And then it finishes with almost no taste at all. Again, watery.

Immensely disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2008 04:41:23 | More by yemenmocha
Photo of usmittymc
usmittymc

Mississippi

3.95/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle labeled "Best by 10/01/08" into an imperial pint glass.

A: Nice. Clear amber with an attractive, rocky cream colored head that grew to two fingers from a standard pour.

S: Pine. A hint of orange peel, hint of bready malt.

T: Faint spicy/piney hoppiness on the front. Rather clean middle. Lingering spicy hoppiness in the finish. Not overly hoppy. Probably more in line with a traditional IPA than others that I have tried.

M: Clean and rather light, as with every other Abita beer. It must be the water or something. Every Abita beer has relatively the same mouthfeel, save for crispness.

D: Since this IPA is rather tame on the hops, its more drinkable than most. Glad to see Abita introduce a (relatively) new entry into their regular lineup. Can't wait for the bottled Andygator and the new Abbey Ale! Bring it on!

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2008 03:57:45 | More by usmittymc
Photo of KeefD
KeefD

Minnesota

2.55/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is an IPA?? Poured a burnt orange color with no head and no lacing. Initial aroma is of grainy malts and very little hops presence. Taste is very much the same. Where are the hops?!?! Very sweet for the so-called style, lots of caramel malts, slightly biscuity, light bitter hop-bite in the background, but nothing to indicate that it's an IPA. It tastes ok, but is completely lacking for the style. Medium-bodied, light on the carbonation, and fairly easy to down.

Again, I liked this beer, but it would be much better suited under an American Amber ale. Had it been marketed as such, scores would have been much higher.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2008 21:14:32 | More by KeefD
Photo of Reagan1984
Reagan1984

Massachusetts

2.33/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

You could tell this was an offering from Abita.

Despite this being an IPA in style it was overly sweet and malty. No balance whatsoever.

Amber in color, (Color seemed a bit dark for an IPA, but I can assure you, that's not the major issue here)
This beer was also Amber/sweet in flavor.

If your an IPA fan keep moving and do not stop at this exit.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2008 12:34:57 | More by Reagan1984
Photo of Pleepleus
Pleepleus

New York

3.93/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to a new Sam Adams Pint glass. Copper-orange color with a minimal head, settled with minimal lacing. Strong Hops up front with some lingering earthy aromas. The taste is hoppy and sweet citrus with some earthy (dusty) flavor in there. Bitterness is not overwhelming and overall the taste is a nice blend of hops and malt. A bit light but all Abita beers seem to be. Very easy drinking could have a few more of these easily.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2008 00:05:00 | More by Pleepleus
Photo of DaggerEyes
DaggerEyes

New York

3.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured a clear copper with a 1 1/2 finger high head that was a light tan. Decent retention and some nice lacing

Very aromatic. Sweet malts mingles well with piney and citric hops. Roasty caramel, orange, pine sap. A little bit of spiciness lingers in the back of the nose.

Not at all overly hopped, but you better believe they're still there. Orange, grapefruit and a little pin, but they tend to fall off fairly quickly making room for the sweet malts to enter the equation.

Good mouthfeel, could be a bit fuller, feels a bit thing but it's nice

I'd definitely buy this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2008 01:57:43 | More by DaggerEyes
Photo of guinness33
guinness33

New Jersey

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

Pours a crisp looking amber colour with a mid-sized, soapy head that settles into a thick-ish lace and leaves chunky rings of residue on the glass after each sip.

Aroma is dirty, with earthy malt blending nicely with some floral hoppiness as well as a bit of sweet caramel. There's more malt here than expected for an IPA but it still feels like an IPA overall.

Flavour is very much in line with the aroma: malt is present more than expected and the earthiness/dirtiness of the aroma continued, but is once again mixed in with a floral hoppiness that also has a bit of a grassy flavour to it here. The finish of each sip has a bit of a burnt malt flavour to it as well. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a bit of oily slickness to it.

I like this one. It was more of a simple old school IPA and not the hop bomb that many supposedly basic IPA's have become. Flavourful and well balanced and worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2008 03:04:09 | More by guinness33
Photo of Edgecrusher
Edgecrusher

New Jersey

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

Appearance: Golden straw in color-nice head with a decent lacing.

Smell: Smeel of malt aroma with no overwhelming hop aroma.

Taste: A balnced flavor of malts and hops.

Mouthfeel:More oily than expected-carbonation is medium.

Drinkabilty: Easy to drink with a decent alc %.

Overall a decent beer-worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2008 19:33:17 | More by Edgecrusher
Photo of Tilley4
Tilley4

Tennessee

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

Finally, I get to try this brew..

Big bold copper color with a thick creamy head that is very persistent....

Nice aroma of sweet malts with an underlying floral hoppiness there that's not as strong as I was expecting...

The sweet malts are the first thing I notice here and then the slightly fruity hoppiness appears but this isn't a hop bomb at all. Its actually pretty well balanced and it seems to grow on me as I spend time with it...

One of Abitas better offerings here...

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2008 03:28:37 | More by Tilley4
Photo of williamherbert
williamherbert

New York

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

Glowing copper-orange color with a big ice cream float head. Tons of carbonation. Looks other-worldly. Thick lace; head sticks around for a good long time.

A rich and buttery sweet malt smell, topped by a flowery perfum of hops. The malt is roasted but not burnt or bitter. Excellent, beautifully balanced.

Taste is perfumey, piney-as-hell hop taste. A tad sour from the hops, but not unpleasant. Strong hops, malt is almost undetectable. It's a fine flavor, but very hop-intensive. Bitter and woody, wish it had a bit more sweetness or burnt malt to even it out.

Bubbly and effervescent feel. Thick and creamy and even moreso as it warms. Very drinkable, though more bitter than expected. Unbalanced but a nice beverage nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2008 22:26:24 | More by williamherbert
Photo of Taffle
Taffle

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Jockamo was a deep amber color with a lively, lasting head. Noticed not much bubbling action going on.

Aromas were strong with hints of citrus-orange and sweetness. So sweet that that I swear I was getting some hints of spearamint.

An abundance of spice trickles and builds on the palate up front, and the finish is really smooth. It didn't conclude like in a hoppy bitterness like I was expecting, but went down much more lightly.

Felt a little thin, maybe lacking some carbonation but the flavor balanced well and was a unique IPA for a change. I tip my hat to Abita on this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2008 03:12:08 | More by Taffle
Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,369 ratings.