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Jockamo IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Jockamo IPAJockamo IPA

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Ratings: 1,512
Reviews: 550
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.61%
Wants: 12
Gots: 97 | 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 twiggamortis420
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Drank from a Yeti snifter. Pours a nice amber color with a fat, creamy beige head. Awesome retention and lacing.

Smells malty for an IPA. Bready. Hops are there, but not as bright and citrusy as most IPAs. Nose is not bad, just different.

Yup...this is indeed a malty IPA. Has some oak-like flavors and kind of musty-like hop bitterness. The malts attack the palate first, then the hops creep in real sneaky like and leave a mild resinous coating on the tongue.

A very interesting take on the style. It kind of works for me. I like the heavy malts, just wish the hops tasted fresher and brighter. I will probably buy some more of this from time to time when working in LA. I would say it is worth a try.

Photo of mooseisloose
3.88/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Smell is extremely rich and malty, like a malted milk or the inside of a malted milk ball, hints of hallertaus. Doesn't at all smell like an IPA. Pours to a light amber with a nice creamy head. Taste is thick and creamy with a dry sharp bitter, but not lingering hop bite. Hints of coffee bean. This is a very tasty beer. I think it isn't an IPA but more like an ESB leaning towards an alt. Strange bitterness only on the sides and roof of palate, straight down the hatch its pure altbier. Interesting and very tasty. Another good selection from Abita. Wouldn't buy looking for an IPA but would buy for its drinkability.

Photo of glid02
3.93/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this on-tap at Taco Mac Lindbergh in Atlanta.

Pours a cloudy copper color with a one-finger white head that soon dissipates into a thin ring around the glass. There's not much lacing.

Smells good. Lots of citrus and floral hop aromas with a faint whiff of pine.

Tastes good. Up front, it tastes the same as it smells - lots of citrus and pine to go along with sweet malt. There's a bigger than normal bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is alright, I would like a little more thickness, but the carbonation is good and it goes down smoothly.

Drinkability is good. I could definitely have a few of these.

Overall this is a solid IPA but it is by no means a great one. I probably won't buy this again but I'd be happy to accept one. Worth a shot.

Photo of abcsofbeer
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. The color is crystal clear-orange colored and topped by a one finger light tan head. The head leaves thick rings of lacing.

The aroma is much like grapefruit and is also floral like and earthy. There is also a touch of lemon.

Taste is medium to high hop flavor with a nice bitterness and light spiciness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. This is an easy drinker and a good session beer.

Photo of gunnerman
3.8/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pourd this into a pint glass pours a nice foamy fluffy two finger head with some serious lace on the glass, very impressive looking beer. This beer that that citrus smell to it also a bit of malt in the nose. Taste is more sweet than hoppy which is a bit disappointing, nice dry finish towards the end, I was expthing this to be a bit more hoppy, overall not bad and I would have this again, good thing i gave abita another chance.

Photo of dnichols
3.88/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: It poured a clear orange color with a modest one inch off white head that lingered before falling to a slender cover over the liquid. It had decent clinging lacing that followed the liquid down the side of the glass.

S: It had a sweet malt, fruity and piney nose.

T: It was grainy with dominant citrus flavors of grapefruit (pink) and tart oranges. There were minor pine flavors and a bitter bite late in the glass.

M: It was light bodied with a creamy and crisp feel on the tongue, a dry finish and a bitter aftertaste.

D: It was a nice easy to drink IPA with decent balance and good flavor. I'd stock this as a summer time session beer.

Photo of Mitchster
4.3/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

$1.80 for a 12oz bottle. 6.5% ABV per the bottle.

Pours out to a clear medium amber, forming a modest off-white head with good retention and very nice lacing. Carbonation is moderate. The aroma is fresh, full of hops, and sweetly fruity. Overtones of crystal malt husk and residual sugars. Mouthfeel is smooth, pleasantly soft for an IPA, and of medium-dense body. The taste opens with pineapple, mango, orange juice, abundant malts, grapefruit, follows with a nice residual sweetness, and lingering notes of grapefruit. Well-balanced for an IPA. Alcohol isn't really perceptable in flavor, as it's cleanly fermented.

This is a good IPA. It's full of fruity and flavor, yet not abrasive. I would buy it again, but lately IPA's haven't been my thing in this last few weeks as we cool down into fall.

Photo of Buggies
3.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

It poured a clear copper color. Smell was hoppy and a hint of fruit which was quite nice. A mouthful starts out a little citrusy then finishes bitter. The bitterness sticks with ya for a bit.

I'm generally not an IPA fan, but this one is tame enough that it interests me. I have 2 more to drink, and I won't mind drinking them.

Photo of Brew33
2.68/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Yikes... This is supposed to be an IPA? This is not an IPA. This tastes like a half assed version of an APA. Thin, watery, no head, no lacing, very little taste.

Where the hell are the hops??? This is a Pale Ale right?

Wow, not a good beer. I would drink it if it were free but I wouldn't even buy this if it were on sale. Not good at all.

I can sum this up in one word... BLAH!

Photo of redneckchugger
2.95/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

poured into a pint glass, samll head from an agressive pour, thin lacing. dark amber color.
smell is metallic and weak, not really all that hoppy.
taste is thin, weak, kinda hoppy, kinda sweet, little bit of malt in the background.
thin mouthfeel, very thin,
its drinkable, goes down easy, i really want to like this beer, its from abita, i'm originally from louisiana, so i try to try all thier beers, but with the exception of turbodog, they always let me down, this beer really disapointed me.

Photo of philipquarles
3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into the proper glassware, this is a clear, copper-coloured brew with nice off-white foam that forms a nice half-finger head that doesn't leave. Very nice lacing.

Smells of hops, fruit esters (citrus and orange), and malt. The taste is much the same, though metallic phenols are also present, as well as some earthy tastes. Very nice, balanced IPA.

Mouthfeel is a tad watery, but not bad. Overall, very drinkable and very refreshing.

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

Attractive copper color, mostly clear with lots of streamers. Orange-tinted tan head has larger bubbles but holds really well, and forms a nice tight cap over the top.

Strangely subdued aroma: some orange peel and other citric hops characters, but they're not as chatty as I like.

Fairly assertive hop bitterness, the alpha acids here are primed and ready. Crystal malt forms the backbone of the beer, but as such it does a fairly poor job: the hops here provide the framework for one hell of a sturdy ale, but the malts don't hold up their end in the flavor or chunkiness departments.

Unfortunately this also allows the alcohol flavors to bleed through excessively, and leaves an unduly harsh finish and aftertaste.

I'm going to give the mouthfeel a nose higher than I normally would because the "spring water" they advertise does lend a pleasantly mineral-rich flavor and just thaat much more complexity overall.

Nice stab at the IPA, it's drinkable and entertaining. I probably won't be back again, but if I'm ever down New Orleans way.

Photo of LarryV
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color with a foamy 1/2 inch head. Aroma is light with a citrusy hoppiness being predominant. This is not an in your face IPA, but is nicely balanced for what it is. The hops take on a citrusy twinge to balance out the sweetness of the malt. Not the best IPA I've ever had but definitely solid and enjoyable.

Photo of allengarvin
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12-bottle, poured into a same-sized mug glass. This beer has a somewhat hazy (is it bottle conditioned?) amber color with a nice half-inch thick head on top of it. Nose doesn't have much hop presence: it does have a bit of fruitiness and some sweet malt, so it's not unpleasant. Bitterness makes more an appearance in the flavor, with a light citrusy flavor. It's backed by a solid malt, and a fairly fruity yeast character. The finish is modestly dry.

Pretty bland for an IPA. Abita occasionally shows a spark of brewing genius (like with their anniversary pils), but this beer is completely ordinary.

Photo of Goliath
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice hazy amber color with a large inch and a half slightly yellowed head. Good retention and a bit of lacing.

Aroma is ok, but not the best smelling IPA. A mild hoppiness boasting mostly citrus. Slightly sweet malt presence as well adding some caramel.

Taste is ok. Some citrus hoppiness with low bitterness. A nice sweet touch and some bready notes.

Mouthfeel is thin and a bit watery. Carbonation is fine, but pretty gentle.

Drinkability is moderate. Decent flavor and low alcohol make for a seasonable brew. However, this IPA is boring and uninspiring. Mouthfeel really kills it for me too.

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

What I remember really liking about this beer was that it was quite drinkable because of the decent balance involved. I don't quite remember how it smelled but it had a moderate american hop bitterness to it, and don't remember what the hop profile really tasted like, but I know that it was enjoyable, bitter, but not too floral or leaning to either citrus or piney flavors. Meaning that the hops weren't overbearing, weren't special in flavor, but not soapy or otherwise not enjoyable; just not memorable. What I do remember tasting of significant interest was a sweet corniness in the malt profile. Not something most people look for when drinking an IPA but I kind of liked it. This beer was not overly complex and an easy drinker. Moderate moutfeel for an IPA with some hop oiliness around.

Photo of drinksandeats
3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Rich tan head rested on clear amber beer. Foam was slow to subside. Nice lacing.

Smell: Orange zest and fresh baked bread. Inviting.

Taste: Not much taste from the front of the tongue, but as the beer rolls across tastes of malt and bitter hops run wild and down the gullet. Some sweet citrus tones, but nothing outstanding. Hops do not shine.

Mouthfeel: Great creamy foam along with smooth beer in every sip.

Drinkability: Great feel and aroma don't make up for the relatively uninteresting taste. Easy to drink, but somewhat boring.

Photo of dhd1491
3.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good head of off-white bubbles that die down to good lacing. Above average carbonation. Clear gold appearance. Good aroma of sweet malt and hops. Taste is bitter hops with bready maltiness. A little grassy. Not as good as a Sweetwater IPA, but comparable in taste. Fruity, sweet and floral.

Pretty good American IPA. This is one of my favorite styles, but the Abita is not the best representation. Not the worst either, though.

Photo of FSUmac
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.

Photo of Bitterbill
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.

Photo of EagleTalon
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.

Photo of PatrickJR
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.

Photo of ViveLaChouffe
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.

Photo of tpd975
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.

Photo of ATPete
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.

Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,512 ratings.