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Jockamo IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Jockamo IPAJockamo IPA

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Ratings: 1,455
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.66%
Wants: 11
Gots: 83 | 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 nasty15108
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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
Photo of jujubeast6000
3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

jujubeast6000, May 04, 2009
Photo of PeterLemonjello
3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

PeterLemonjello, May 04, 2009
Photo of rgctlc
4.58/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

rgctlc, Apr 22, 2009
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

BeerFMAndy, Apr 21, 2009
Photo of cjgator3
3.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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!

cjgator3, Apr 15, 2009
Photo of scurvy311
4.15/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

scurvy311, Apr 14, 2009
Photo of storksonm
4.33/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

storksonm, Apr 11, 2009
Photo of JAA
3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

JAA, Apr 08, 2009
Photo of dustinTN
3.05/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

dustinTN, Apr 07, 2009
Photo of DefenCorps
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

DefenCorps, Apr 04, 2009
Photo of Kromes
3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Kromes, Apr 03, 2009
Photo of Nismo
3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Nismo, Apr 03, 2009
Photo of Lexluthor33
3.9/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Lexluthor33, Apr 01, 2009
Photo of babaracas
3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

babaracas, Mar 31, 2009
Photo of HardTarget
3.73/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

HardTarget, Mar 26, 2009
Photo of Halcyondays
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Halcyondays, Mar 24, 2009
Photo of kirkmichel
3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

kirkmichel, Mar 19, 2009
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears a bright copper hue with a massive off white head, evenly spread lacing with each sip from my imperial pint glass. Aromatics offer up sweet caramel malt presence bound with some muted leafy and citric hop bursts. Touch of fruit juice and wheat husk earthiness, kinda nice. Flavor wise is quite different malt focused with occasional flare ups of hoppiness, not bad though great cereal malt notes within the tricklin' hop bitterness. Has a wheaties like feel to the malt profile caramel wrapped in whole gains, balanced with some mild hop flavor. Mouthfeel is light to medium body in range with soft easy goin carbonation, really has no room for complaints. A unique IPA that is welcomed to change up a bit of the routine brews from Abita, no matter what beer I have tasted from the them drinkability is always a highlight.

WVbeergeek, Mar 07, 2009
Photo of ZAP
3.45/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a nice regular IPA...it has a nice fruitiness on the aroma and taste....oranges, pink grapefruit, pineapple, tangerines, nectarines, and peaches...malt lends a caramel like backing...finishes with a little bitterness but overall this leans more flavorful rather than bitter...a little gassy with the carbonation and it feels a little odd texture wise....still a nice flavorful IPA..not an all-time great but better than average for the style..

ZAP, Mar 05, 2009
Photo of SirSketch
2.25/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The aroma was of heavy malt and wet wood/cardboard. I got almost no hop presence in the smell whatsoever, save for a hint of grapefruit.

There isn't much to say about the taste, either. Moderate bitterness, but really no other hop characteristics/flavor. Is this an IPA? I mean an IPA doesn't have to be a hop bomb to be good, but there should be something. The flavors that the malts impart on this beer are nothing special, either. I got more of the wet cardboard taste that I did in the smell. This beer could really use some work...

SirSketch, Mar 05, 2009
Photo of jneiswender
4.33/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 12oz bottle in to a pint glass.

A--apricot yellow body with slight red hue, spongy beige head

S--floral, citrus almost punch like

T--resiny, fruity with some raisin and a toast finish


D--An IPA unlike anything you may have had. Very drinkable, with a solid hop flavor yet with a strong malt hit. Nothing over powering, very drinkable.

jneiswender, Mar 04, 2009
Photo of micahgoldfus
4.1/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured with a nice, frothy off-white head. It was fairly clear and a golden orange color. The smell was nice and complex: sweet, caramel malts and piney, floral hops up front, plus a little tangy citrus. The taste was good too: the malts were biscuity and bready (and a pinch of sweetness), while the hops were floral and a little bitter (and a pinch of citrus). A much more muted American IPA: it had nice flavor without being too over the top. The mouthfeel was a little more creamy than many other IPAs too. All in all, enjoyable and tasty.

micahgoldfus, Mar 04, 2009
Photo of bbothen
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

Pours a clearm amber color with a thick & frothy 1 finger deep off white head. Some sticky lacing left on glass.

Smells mostly sweet with some orange zest and faint tropical aromas coming through.

Has a fruity taste with some easy on the palate caramel maltiness and a faint bitter finish. Somewhat pedestrian and user friendly.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, kinda thin & watery.

Your friends who aren't really into craft beer will probably like this, and that's probably who it's made for. Nothing wrong with that. I just look for a bit more in my IPA.

bbothen, Mar 03, 2009
Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 1,455 ratings.