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Jockamo IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,491
Reviews: 545
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.66%
Wants: 12
Gots: 90 | 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 HerrBob
2.85/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Over all a good beer but as an IPA it falls short. Little hops smell or taste compared to the better ones. Hops bitterness is good but its floral or aromatic component seems almost not there. Label is wierd - IPA New Orleans style -huh? Color is nice copper & head leaves nice lacing. The shortcoming on the hops is most noteable if it is followed by a better IPA

HerrBob, Jun 08, 2009
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a frothy amber gold, with a lot of large-bubbled carbonation. The bubbles coalesce around the edges of the glass, and although the head looks initially thick, it dissipates under the onslaught of the big bubbles pretty quickly. OK.

Some nice resin and citrus notes on the nose, not really strong, but pleasant and suitable. There's also a light roasted amber malt kind of character to it too. Not unpleasant, but it does detract from the hop aroma. Not a bad nose - I'd enjoy it more if it were bigger and bolder, though.

Clean hop bitterness on the palate, with just a hint of honey or caramel sweetness to counter it. The balance is much more tipped towards hops here, which is good. Again, it's not a particularly strong or robust palate, but the characters there are good, and classically IPA. Mouthfeel is a tad thin, but not too bad.

All things considered, this is a pretty drinkable IPA. Very nice and clean, with some very classic IPA characteristics. Sure, it's not as big and up in your face as some of the better examples, but it delivers a reasonably solid experience.

lacqueredmouse, Jun 08, 2009
Photo of Florida9
2.93/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Orange-copper in color. 1 finger of foamy off-white head that dissipates to a mere surface coating.

S: Sweet caramel malts with a likewise sweet floral aroma. Some faint citrus.

T: Malt. Sweet caramel malt with some minimal hoppiness. There is a little bitterness, but finishes with a sweet malty coating on the tongue and inside of the mouth.

M: Medium body, lower carbonation levels. Between the low carbonation and sweet maltiness, the beer feels somewhat syrupy and cloying.

D: While this beer drinks just fine, I have a difficult time even calling this an IPA. More like a thin brown ale. Quite one dimensional and simplistic, there are better IPA's out there even if you're not into the over-hopped styles.

Florida9, Jun 02, 2009
Photo of jettjon
3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz bottle into my Sam Adams glass (thanks, guys!). Coppery, slightly hazed reddish orange. Small head of tan foam, slow fade to a solid cap and ring with lots of lacing left behind. Good looking brew. Nose of sweet malts and citrus hops, promising to be a solid IPA. In the mouth, bitter citrus hops up front nicely balanced against a semi-sweet malt backbone. Finishes with hints of yeastiness and more dry bitterness. Crisp and clean on the palate. Slightly creamy as it warms. Good drinkability; perhaps not quite sessionable at 6.5% but enjoyable nonetheless.

Overall: A solid American-style IPA, tasty without being overly hoppy yet avoiding becoming boring. Leans toward the malty part of the malty-hoppy axis, which I appreciate in an American-style IPA. Recommended.

jettjon, May 31, 2009
Photo of Vengeance526
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a copper amber color with a 1 finger white head that lasts a little while before subsiding and leaves a good amount of lacing.

Faint aroma of citrus. Not very pronounced but not bad either, so I'll give it a pass.

Subdued taste of citrus and pine. Again, not bad, just not vibrant.

This is a bit of a strange case. For an IPA, there's not much going on and it leaves much to be desired. But for an Abita, I'd say it is actually pretty good. If I had to drink Abita, I wouldn't mind having this but of course this was never meant to compete with the top IPAs out there. Overall, you just drink it and its done...nothing exciting about it at all.

Vengeance526, May 29, 2009
Photo of Spidey13
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Spidey13, May 21, 2009
Photo of Ell
3.85/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Ell, May 19, 2009
Photo of kaseydad
3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

kaseydad, May 16, 2009
Photo of david131
3.45/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

david131, May 16, 2009
Photo of WakeandBake
3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

WakeandBake, May 15, 2009
Photo of lonestar1836
3.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

lonestar1836, May 10, 2009
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
Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,491 ratings.