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Jockamo IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Jockamo IPAJockamo IPA

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Ratings: 1,463
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.61%
Wants: 11
Gots: 85 | 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 Halcyondays
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
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 -6%
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 +8.4%
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%
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 -32.8%
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 +29.3%
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 +22.4%
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 -10.4%
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
Photo of scoobybrew
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - very light amber color with a good head that is fairly well retained

S - strong American hop aroma (centennials maybe?) with a touch of malt

T - 'balanced' strong malt and citrus-like American hop flavor

M - medium body, moderate carbonation

D - This is a nice American IPA. It might not be the most outstanding, but meets the expectations of the style well and doesn't disappoint on the hop flavor. It might benefit from a little more bitterness though. However, still worth a try and good offering from a solid regional brewery.

scoobybrew, Mar 02, 2009
Photo of htomsirveaux
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle tried 6 Apr 2008.

Large foamy tan head quickly dissipates. Clear dark copper color. Aroma of butterscotch, sweet and floral. Malty sweet and buttery, slight hop resin throughout. Caramel and vanilla through the middle and finish. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Medium body. Moderate alcohol.

Hop profile seems a little weak for an IPA, butterscotch seems a bit odd but A was okay with it.

htomsirveaux, Mar 02, 2009
Photo of illidurit
3.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Stubby 12 ounce bottle poured into a pilsener glass. Amber bronze color with a creamy off-white head. Some fine lacing. Aroma is citrusy with some tropical stone fruits. A little light though. Flavor is crystal malty with sweet orangey hops and a very astringent bitterness with some metallic character. Thin and short finish. Light bodied. Okay at best.

illidurit, Feb 28, 2009
Photo of jiggahertz
3.8/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear golden amber beer with a huge foamy cappuccino head with a bunch of lacing.

S: Citrus hops come through on the nose.

T: Sweet malts up front, followed by citrus malts and grapefruit. Grapefruit is there but not overly sour. Malts come back and forth throughout.

M: medium body, low carbonation

D: Sourness from the grapefruit is there but not overpowering.

jiggahertz, Feb 28, 2009
Photo of unclejimbay
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Abita Jockamo IPA, reviewed 12/12/08 and as IPA, 6.5% ABV
Reviewed @ home from a bottle>pint glass
A 4.0 - Good 2 finger head w/ some nice frothy head retention, amber/copper in color
S 4.0 - Hops are upfront as appropriate, malts are on backstage for a nice compliment, some caramel notes going on
T 4.0 - Same as smell on a nice malt base for a drinkable IPA. Hops are present and solid until the finish!
D 4.0 - I dig Abita beers, there are accessible in my area, bring back good memories, and seem to always have a respectable brew produced!

unclejimbay, Feb 19, 2009
Photo of armock
3.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a copper color with a big tan head that leaves lacing

S - Is mostly of fruity citrus hops

T - Not as strong as other IPAs but still has a good citrus hop flavor

M - This beer has a smooth body with medium carbonation to it

D - I was a little surprised at how good this beer was I could definitely drink a few of these in a sitting worth trying sometime

armock, Feb 18, 2009
Photo of tbeck
3.98/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber/copper with a decent light brown head. Slight clarity with a filtered finish. Some collar and laciness. Aroma is very good, piney and lots of hops with a hint of malt. Taste is okay, and improves the more you drink. Slight hoppy (piney) but not very bitter, the hops are minor to the malt and cereal grains. Thin and watery texture. Not a bad beer. Taste needs some improvement to make a session beer.

tbeck, Feb 17, 2009
Photo of Coorskid33
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A~ 2 finger head, laces nice. Copper amber like in color. Appealing in that it is slightly cloudy.

S~ Smells like wild berries. Very natural and refreshing. Slight malt smell also.

T~ Good, full of hops and slight maltyness. Different, but good different. Smooth as heck but strong IPA.

MF~ Hops+Carbonation = I like

D~ I liked this beer alot. I liked the malt and fruityness combo. Not the avg IPA, and for that I applaud the people at Abita. ~ Very Nice!

Coorskid33, Feb 15, 2009
Photo of Frosthazard
3.98/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pouted from a bottle into a pint glass.

A- Nice darker reddish amber color. Hazy when held to the light. Thick one finger of head, lingered a while and produced good lacing.

S - At first,a hint of fruity raspberries, melons and malty goodness. Warm, a little spicy. Nice deep range of flavors reflected in the smell.

T - First impression was that I didn't like this one, but after a few more sips and letting it breath, it has a complex flavor, smooth malt, Different for an IPA, that's for sure. Not nearly as hoppy, but still decent.

M - Excellent carbonation balance, not too bitter or sweet, smooth and a little thick, dry towards the end.

D - Very drinkable, although not for everybody. It varies from any other IPA I have had, a lot "brighter". Not as piney or bitter. A good hot summer night beer.

Frosthazard, Feb 12, 2009
Photo of tigg924
2.8/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: copper, medium head, clear, with medium carbonation

Smell: grapefruit, melon, and some lemon, none of which are overpowering

Taste: I taste soap and some other hops--not much else

Mouthfeel: smooth, watery, slightly bitter aftertaste

Drinkability: It tastes like a light IPA, not bad-not great just OK...I will most likely not have this again, but would not turn it away if offered to me

tigg924, Feb 11, 2009
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.4/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the tap an appetizing hazy dark amber. Rich, hoppy aroma has a malty overtone and just a touch of spice. Lively flavor is fairly hoppy, nicely bitter, with just a touch of spice, mainly cinnamon, and malt, as well as a whisper of sweetness. Smooth texture is tingly and spicy, very satisfying.

Cyberkedi, Feb 10, 2009
Photo of climax
4.03/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Appearance was the highlight of this beer, but not its only good attribute. clear amber, the 2-3 finger head stuck around longer than the not-as-goodlooking-as-you-thought stranger in your bed on a hazy saturday morning, lots of spotty lace crusted on the glass after the beer had somehow transfered to my mouth. fantastic

s - good nose, citrus and piney resiny hops take the show, light for the abv, apples and a faint malt backdrop finish is out

t - citrus, and other fruity hoppiness, not overly hoppy however, good balance of sweet malt, good but not heavyweight

m - dry to start and greasy finish, interesting

d - great IPA, maybe a bit more spunk coulda raised it another rung, but i'd gladly drink many more of these

climax, Feb 03, 2009
Photo of stockingcpl
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: This brew pours with a thick foamy butter color. Lacings are plentiful. Head retention is looong. Brew color is a pleasant amber. Excellent first impression.

Smell: There are some aromatic hops detected, but not overpowering. Pine presence is also detected with minor citrus undertones. No alcohol present in aroma.

Taste: Hops jump out, but not as much as many IPS's. I believe that the recipe was aiming for a full presence rather than a "shockingly strong hops". If that's the case then this brew was successful. The flavor does not sustain well, but during midflavor the hop bitterness is quite pleasant.

Mouthfeel: Mentioned earlier, the flavor curve is a little chopped, however this leaves the palate quite clear. The presence of the flavor would not be too overpowering for a novice drinker. I would recommend this selection for a party.

Drinkability: This drink is fairly light and the restrained flavor leaves the drinker wanting more. Great job Abita!


stockingcpl, Feb 01, 2009
Photo of LeftyBWS
4.13/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle into a pint glass.
A: Amber-orange color with a huge frothy white head that settles slowly. Nice fingery lacing.
S: Nice piney/citrus hops, with a sweet scent underneath.
T: Good match with the scent, nops and sweet malts. A bit more oily flavor than the smell.
M: Good bitter hop feel and an oily finish.
D: Pretty solid, but I can almost taste the alcohol.

LeftyBWS, Jan 30, 2009
Photo of SykDoc
3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. It forms a 1 inch beige head that minimally reduces to full coverage. It is a transparent copper color that is pleasant to look at.

The hops comes through, although it is somewhat weak and seems a little heavier on the grapefruit/citrus side, as opposed to pine. A sweet/caramel component is also present.

The taste was also somewhat weak with a fair amount of bitterness. There's pine and wood, as well as pleasant malty part. There is an odd spicey kick that seems to hang around.

The mouthfeel is light bodied with a pleasant level of dryness that lingers on the tongue. There is a fair amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a good beer, but not great. I will enjoy the ones that I have and will likely move on, although I certainly wouldn't turn one down if offered.

SykDoc, Jan 29, 2009
Photo of AndrewMcLemore
3.93/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Jockamo IPA Abita - B+

Abita's stab at the American IPA is a spicy, floral beer with a fulsome aroma and taste that set it apart from its hop monster brethren. Where many IPA makers opt for a KO in the first round, the Jockamo's complexity of flavor offers a subtle, prolonged pursuit.

The barely cloudy, yellow amber is like most IPAs with a nicely foaming head and good retention. The aroma on this one is worth savoring: a grainy, spicy hop smell with a candyish, toffee-like undertone.

The Jockamo feels great on the throat, its medium body and pleasantly sticky mouthfeel begging for another sip. A deliciously honeyed oak taste greets the first tastebuds, quickly growing into a spicier hop-filled finish. Unlike some IPAs, the aftertaste on the Jockamo is an enjoyable one, allowing you to sit back and savor the flavors.

Combining a smaller hop kick with a lighter body, the Jockamo is one of the most drinkable IPAs around without losing flavor or pleasant mouthfeel. I'd highly recommend this beer to anyone looking for a good sixer of quality IPA.

AndrewMcLemore, Jan 28, 2009
Photo of imagineiii
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this in a beer of the month club. Sweet.

Poured into a pint tumbler. A rather brilliant amber. great clarity. carbonation is throughout, not concentrated at spots. Over and inch of head, great retention, leaves alot of lace.

Alot of pine with plus hop acidity. Some underlying citrus.

Not as well balanced as the nose indicates. caramel malts taste burnt and not sweet enough, hop acidity is over powering.

Carbonation is nice, acidity is mouthwatering at first until it turns dry and tongue-numbing. Its somewhere between great and terrible.

Not bad, its relatively thin so it goes down smooth, and goes very well with cabot sharp cheddar cheese.

This beer has alot going for it, but it cant seem to get out of its own way. Alot of off flavors kill it. I think these issues could be fixed, potentially producing a much stronger beer.

imagineiii, Jan 28, 2009
Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,463 ratings.