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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 stephens101
3.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a rusty orange with a rolling two-finger off white head that is very pleasing to the eye. Retention is excellent and leaves behind a nice consistent lacing. Carbonation is pretty active with some big bubbles slowly sliding their way up the side of the pint glass. Smells sweet and fruity (oranges mostly) in the beginning with a bit of candy sweetness in the background. The hop aroma envelops it all. Tastes of fruits and spices up front with the hops somewhat dulled down in the background, and not as striking as expected. Some chalkiness lingers after a good pull. Mouth-feel is medium bodied, but goes down fairly smooth.

stephens101, May 02, 2008
Photo of GatorBeerNerd
3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: A dark copper read color with a frothy inch thick head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass as it dissipates.

S: There is just no noticeable aroma with this one at all. I can pick up just a hint of a malt aroma but that is it.

T: Unfortunately, the taste mirrors the smell. There just isn't a whole lot to this one. It doesn't taste bad, but it really has nothing that interests me all that much either. There is just a hint of a hoppy flavor that is much less subdued than most IPAs.

M: The hops it does have gives it an oily slick type mouthfeel. There is not much in mouth carbonation at all. It is pretty thin in general.

D: This one is definitely a session beer in my book. If it had a more interesting taste it would be a very good mowing the lawn beer.

GatorBeerNerd, May 02, 2008
Photo of Cresant
3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a Samuel Adams glass. Dated best by: 5/21/08. The body was clear of sediment. Attractive honey/amber color. One finger of off-white head that faded to a film.

Smell was subdued at first but bloomed into a strong Life-Saver hard candy pineapple aroma.

Taste was citrus hops. Minerally. Oily. This one was not rich in hops bitterness despite the strong presence of hops flavors. Finishes sweet.

Mouthfeel was initially smooth but that quickly changes to a raspy texture. Medium/full bodied.

Cresant, Apr 30, 2008
Photo of IBUnit63
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Courtesy of mhewes as extra - 12 oz. into BMS mug...

Decent copper color. Thin, pale bready head with nice lacing.

Heavy sweet caramel malt - alcohol announces its presence. Slight hint of citrus hop profile. Overall, not what's expected from an IPA but nonetheless pleasant.

Perfumy taste at first - bitter, earthy apple presence with shallow grassy hop bitterness emerging with warmth. Finish is rather short but with no measurable aftertaste.

A little clammy for mouthfeel - needs more warmth. Feels a little husky with alcohol hitting back of palate. With warmth, a more full bitter hop finish emerges.

Pleasant and perhaps sessionable, but not what's expected of an IPA. Recommend letting this warm - with warmth it recovers but not necessarily as expected from style.

IBUnit63, Apr 30, 2008
Photo of mhewes
4.33/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A : Pours a nice golden orange color with a nice tan head

S : Nice balance of malt and hops. Not an overpowering hoppy smell. I like.

T : Starts off with a sweet malty flavor followed by a nice hop bitterness.

M : Real creamy with medium carbonation

D : I like. I'm not a fan of IPAs and neither is the wife. This is one that we could both drink as a session beer. We like it that much.

mhewes, Apr 29, 2008
Photo of biggred1
3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Bright,clear orange copper with a creamy tan head that leaves nice rings of lace on the glass.

S-Sweet syrupy malt and piney hops .

T-Big cloying,sweet candy up front with a bitter hoppy aftertaste that lingers on the palate.

M-Medium smooth with fine creamy carbonation.

D-Not the greatest in my opinion but a quality product nonetheless.This beer just seems a little out of whack with the balance between flavors.

biggred1, Apr 26, 2008
Photo of theghost3
3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a very nice orangy color with a light yellow head. The smell is rather strong and slightly fruity. Jockamo tastes rather bitter, with a mild fruit taste, maybe citrus. Mouthfeel is bold, not too acidic. This is a very drinkable American IPA, but not up to the standard of something from say, Sierra Nevada or Longhammer. With the exception of the Abita Amber and some of the Abita seasonals, this is probably the best Abita product I've had.

theghost3, Apr 24, 2008
Photo of OKCNittany
3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a one finger white head with decent retention and lacing. Clear amber body.

S: Fresh floral hops jump up at the pour. That fades quickly and is topped by a strong aroma of caramel malt.

T: There's a citric hop bite up front that fades to a grainy and caramel malt middle - but the hop oils assert themselves again at the pleasantly bitter finish.

M: Just shy of medium bodied. Medium carbonation. A touch oily.

D: Not a great IPA, but there's nothing bad either - and it's a good drinker with well hidden alcohol.

OKCNittany, Apr 15, 2008
Photo of Wasatch
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes out to jwc215 for this brew.

Pours a nice clean/clear golden orange color, nice carbonation, nice little creamy off-white head, some nice sticky lacing follows. The nose is a good balance of malts/hops, very slight citrus, and some caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, slight hoppy, and caramel. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a tasty brew, but not a good to style brew. Nice to try though.

Wasatch, Apr 12, 2008
Photo of russpowell
3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Plaza liquors, Tucson, review based on notes

Pours an effervescent amber/caramel with 1 finger of cream colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Some citrus hops

T: Sweet biscuitty malt, citrus hops & faint fruittyness, plus dryness up front. More citrus hops & caramel as this warms. Finishes with piney & citrussy hops, plus some malt sweetness

MF: Medium bodied with good balance, but over carbonated

This would do in a pinch, but just a so-so AIPA that drinks so-so. I would've never guessed 6.5% abv, was thinking about 5.0...

russpowell, Apr 11, 2008
Photo of saintwarrick
3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Always like Abita because it's a big Southern brewery, but some of their brews have underwhelmed me. But, as a hophead, I have to give their IPA a shot. This one pours a pale amber with a decent white creamy IPA head. Aroma is bready with a nice bit of floral hoppiness there to mix with some fruit aspects. It's kind of sweet with a brown sugar like smell. Taste is solid bitter and smooth. Some citrus fruits in the forefront with a nice grassy hop bitterness at the end to give it a good IPA flavor while the malt keeps it honest.

A very well balanced brew, though it could have used a bit more bitterness. An easy drinking brew I will revisit.

saintwarrick, Apr 10, 2008
Photo of weiserr
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Julio's Liquors in Westborough, MA on 4/5/08. I had heard about this beer, but had never encountered it, up to this point. Definitely worth a try considering I didn't have to purchase an entire 6-pack to sample it.

A medium orange liquid emptied into the glass resembling persimmon fruit. Absence of haze, froth, and stick.

Smells like sugary malts up front. If "Black Jack" chewing gum and Kool-Aid had offspring, this would be the outcome. Interesting. Some lemongrass and earthy aromas detected in the background.

Taste is aggressively sweet; biscuity malt, with a slightly bitter hop flex on the way down.

The feel is polished and tightly carbonated. Grip appeal on the hops and not overly dry. Nice.

I'm not going to actively pursue this beer again, but I won't turn it down either. I would recommend to other enthusiasts, simply for the experience.

weiserr, Apr 09, 2008
Photo of brentk56
3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color with a rocky head that retains fairly well and leaves a few splashes of lace

Smell: Understated aromatics, with hints of caramel, juicy fruit gum and a touch of bitterness, slightly floral

Taste: Opens with a biscuity flavor that moves in a citrusy bitter direction by mid-palate; after the swallow, the flavors tend to fade but the juicy fruit gum element emerges

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Not a spectacular IPA by any stretch, but this is very drinkable; a nice beer to introduce a newbie to the world of bitter beer

brentk56, Apr 08, 2008
Photo of jayrod20
3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was given this at a bar in New Orleans after two or three people had mentioned it. Looks good in the glass with a nice one inch head.

Smells sweet, like fruity pebbles (i've eaten a lot of fruity pebbles in my day), with very little hop aroma. I can tell this one is going to be easy to drink.

Goes down nice and smooth. Starts sweet and finishes with a slight bitterness. I think carbonation is perfect on this one.

Not like any IPA I've ever had but a good beer nonetheless. Very drinkable, I don't think anyone would find this offensive.

jayrod20, Apr 07, 2008
Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.9/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz stubby to a pint glass the liquid is meduim amber with good carbonation. The head is a good looking 2 fingers off white fully cloud puff, that leave nice lace.

The smell is ok nice hop aroma and light malt coming through.

The taste is better, Nice hops, but a good roasty malt as well. Very well balanced.

The mouthfeel is good, medium body and good carbonation.

The drinkability is good, really a very good brew.

Prosit, MK

MuenchenerKindl, Apr 06, 2008
Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed one of these the other day and sat down to drink it for lunch today. Poured a nice solid amber color with a good amount of haze to it. A nice two finger high pillow of white foam graced the top of it and settled down to a thin layer after a little while and left some decent side glass lace as well.

The aroma was very floral, with really nice notes of orange and tangerine coming forward with a nice grassy component as well. The flavor was solid resin filled IPA all the way with a nice welcoming barage of orange and grapefruit, that mellowed with some sugary malts as it passed through. Nice long dry finish left some great bitter notes as it passed back. Nice smooth feel and good carbonation capped off a very sessionable IPA.

Overall this was pretty damn good and a nice selection for ABita. I would have no issues with drinking this any day of the week. Very nice overall and definitly worth the price of admission.

mikesgroove, Apr 05, 2008
Photo of iuhophead87
3.2/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Although IPAs are my favorite beer, this one missed the spot.

A- Light Carmel color almost transparent. Almost a 1/2in head that does not last long.
S- Sweet and carmely for an IPA. Can still smell the hops, but not much for an IPA.

T- For an IPA it is very sweet. Almost a honey flavor like a mead beer or wine.

MF- Very smooth and lightly carbonated. Smooth and more of a malty aftertaste than hops. Not what I expected from an IPA.

D- could drink many of these but would not classify as an IPA, however I would prefer a different IPA If I had a choice I would prefer the "Turbo dog" if I were going to drink many form Abita.

iuhophead87, Apr 05, 2008
Photo of jbphoto88
3.08/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 12oz brown bottle with no best by date and a twist off cap... classy.

Pours a deep amber color with blond highlights. A large bubbled head forms fast and raises about a quarter inch above the brew. It fades but never leaves the beer and it leaves little islands of foam on the sides of the glasses.

Smell is lightly citrusy and sort of a synthetic sweet scent. Its almost a metallic earthy sweet flavor that smells more processed the natural. Hmmm, an IPA? It smells to mild for the style if you ask me.

Taste is slightly better then the scent but still only a little above average. There is a sweet malt flavor that has a mild hop citrus twang and a little weak bitterness. That synthetic sweetness comes through in the aftertaste. It coats your mouth with ever sip subtly drying it and leaves you longing for a sip of water.

Not a great American IPA. Marginally above average and only worth buying once.

jbphoto88, Apr 05, 2008
Photo of BeerBelcher
3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I thought this to be a solid yet unremarkable IPA; I wouldn't travel great distance to find it, but it was the best locally-brewed I've had in Louisiana, which given my limited exposure is not saying all that much.

Appearance was a hazy beige, yet the body still had a brilliant appearance despite the haze. Aroma was somewhat hoppy and lightly citrus-y. Flavor was more hop with a touch of citrus, but also revealed a sturdy malt backbone and some rye-beer-like flavor and rough texture. Mouthfeel was generally OK but unremarkable.

I would recommend this beer, which I had from a battle at the New Orleans d.b.a.

BeerBelcher, Apr 04, 2008
Photo of ColForbinBC
3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottler poured into a pint

Pours an orange amber with a good amount of tiny bubbles moving north. A one finger off-white head with good staying power. A good amount of lacing all the way down.

Smell is of candied grapefruit, flowers, and toasted malt.

Bitter grapefruit and toasted malts in a very good balance hit the palate. Very similar to the nose.

Slightly chewy and crisp.

The well-balanced nature of this IPA make it pretty drinkable. But definitely not one of my favorites.

ColForbinBC, Mar 31, 2008
Photo of MMAJYK
3.98/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Dark caramel color and transparent. Head is 1/2" and sticks around as a film of bubbles on the top surface of the beer.

S- Very sweet of honey and a little bit buttery. Neat little hope aroma in there too that is not at all overpowering.

T- Honey, brown sugar, and bittering hops that are quite earthy. Nice caramel backbone that is not too rich.

M- Medium thickness and high carbonation.

D- High drinkability due to the fact it is not very overwhelming.

Overall- I think it is a little underrated. I see that it is not as in-your-face hoppy as most of the "raved about" IPA's, but to me that is a good thing. Sweet, subtle, and refreshing for an IPA. Nice job!

MMAJYK, Mar 28, 2008
Photo of timmlimestone
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great IPA. Perfect for the style and perfect to clean out your palette. Nice overall.

Appearance - The perfect amber with a stiff head. Nice picture of a pale ale.

Smell - Not too overpowering. Sometimes I think I want my IPA's to smack me hard here.

Taste - Very tasty. Nice malt complexity with a strong Hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel - Strong Malt feel.

Drinkability - This is a very good and very middle of the road IPA. Strong enough to garner the distinction of an IPA, but definitely not on he high end of the spectrum in either ABV or IBU's.

timmlimestone, Mar 28, 2008
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gorgeous hazed crimson coloring, big, creamy off-white head.

Generous hop aromatics, with a candy-ish sweetness to match the citric bitter smack. Grapefruit meets candy apple and Jolly Rancher.

Drinkin'...juicy. fruity. You could name a gum after it, I guess. Hops hang high, then drop off. Not too bitter, but fairly ordinary for an IPA. A trifle watery and light. I keep looking for a bigger hop smack, but it's not happening here.

Hop bitterness stay on the palate through a long finish, lay long in the mouth, but it ultimately fails to thrill. I could make my way through a 6-pack, but it just doesn't do it for me.

Talkin bout ... hey now, hey now...

Iko! Iko! an de'

Jackomo fe no an e' , Jackomo fe nan e'

actually, further into the glass, I'm liking it more...points go up.

feloniousmonk, Mar 23, 2008
Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.45/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to RustyDiamond for this extra!

Pours a clear golden/amber color with a good head and a little lacing.

Smell is controlled by a citrus and pine hop aroma, stronger hop aroma than I anticipated from this IPA.

Taste initially seems watery, no hop kick at the beginning, instead it starts to develop in the aftertaste, decent bitter aftertaste but can't get over how dull the beginning is, if not for the decent aftertaste it would be much worse.

Taste is a big letdown over how strong it smells, not sure what's going on with this beer.

deltatauhobbit, Mar 23, 2008
Photo of argock
3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a short pilsner glass. No freshness date.

A: Great-looking orange-yellow hue with 1-2 fingers of sticky, rocky off-white head with ample lacing and retention.

S: A bit muted with citrusy hops and semisweet malty aromas, especially noticeable after some warming occurs.

T: I haven't loved many of Abita's offerings, but this beer tastes really good, although I think it really belongs in the APA category. A strong malt backbone with a touch of toastiness meshes smoothly with citrusy and mildly floral hops flavors.

M: Very smooth and nicely carbonated to prickliness without fizz. Aftertaste is malty more than hoppy.

D: An excellent session beer but really fits the APA style a bit better. The best Abita beer I've had.

argock, Mar 22, 2008
Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 1,455 ratings.