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Jockamo IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Jockamo IPAJockamo IPA

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Ratings: 1,496
Reviews: 547
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.61%
Wants: 12
Gots: 91 | 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 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.

drinksandeats, Aug 05, 2008
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.

dhd1491, Aug 03, 2008
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.

FSUmac, Jul 27, 2008
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.

Bitterbill, Jul 23, 2008
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.

EagleTalon, Jul 23, 2008
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.

PatrickJR, Jul 22, 2008
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.

ViveLaChouffe, Jul 15, 2008
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.

tpd975, Jul 15, 2008
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.

ATPete, Jul 15, 2008
Photo of boralyl
4.72/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours one fingers worth of off-white head that settles fairly quickly, but leaves some good lacing. The beer is a clear amber color.

S - Very fruity-like aroma with citrus and grapefruit sticking out the most. There's also that hops smell sprinkled throughout. Very good aroma.

M - Light-Medium bodied, with a good amount of carbonation.

T - Some sweet malt up front followed by grapefruit, the hops and a subtle citrus flavor competing with the hops, but ultimately the hops takes over. It's slightly bitter after swallowed. It begs to be drank again.

Absolutely excellent IPA, deffinetly my new favorite. Has a great aroma and complex taste. It goes down very easy and would make a great session beer.

boralyl, Jul 15, 2008
Photo of cvstrickland
3.7/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12-ounce stubby with a twist-off cap poured into my DFH shaped pint glass yields a dark copper body capped with a finger of fine-bubbled white and ivory-swirl foam that reduces quickly to a lumpy ring and leaves a few sloppy rings of lacing on the glass.

Smell is earthy with a citrusy note of orange-infused lemonade.

The taste features a softly dry caramel note throughout, punctuated by fruity hop bitterness and a mild and somewhat earthy tone. Notes of orange zest and dry malt become more evident as the drink warms a bit, as does a bit of caramel sweetness on both the front and finish of the last few sips.

The beer is smooth and drinkable with plenty of good flavors, but none too extreme. This crisp and refreshing little jewel makes a nice end to another hot day.

cvstrickland, Jul 11, 2008
Photo of NCSUdo
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

A: Copper body under a inches worth of white head. Decent lace and retention.

S: Nice aroma of citrus and piney hops, with a mix of caramel malt.

T: Sweet up front with a bit of peppery hop in the middle. Some citrus hops in the finish but mostly just bitter. Decent taste but a little unbalanced.

M/D: Medium bodied, slightly prickly on the tongue but does manage to come of a little creamy. Drinkability is fine. A good IPA. Taste could be better, but overall it's good.

NCSUdo, Jun 28, 2008
Photo of MrHungryMonkey
3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Sickly sweet malt aroma dominates. Resinous pine hops.

Rusty gold color with yellow hues, good clarity, topped with a fluffy, creamy head.

Malt hits hard right off the bat, less dominate than in the nose. Hops quickly speak up with citric, pine, and floral flavors as well as bitter and oily mouthfeel. A wide array of malt unfurls exposing the bright and toasty, buttery/nutty side along with the darker roasted sweeter side. Finishes fairly dry with a protein-infused sensation that reminds me of a buttery semi-hard cheese like Manchego.

The Verdict:
A very sweet, succulent IPA busting with dark malt and bright hops.

MrHungryMonkey, Jun 27, 2008
Photo of becktone
2.7/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From notes 6-10-08

Eye: Great looking beer. Nice foamy and stable head, this isn't going anywhere fast. Okay lacing. Color is a crystal clear orange. Toward the top of the glass(and head)the color is more reddish, at mid-glass it fades into orange and at the bottom it again fades to more of a yellow. I wouldn't necessarily call these layers, but it is discernible enough to pick out the different colors in the beer. Quite nice.

Nose: Hoppy to the nose as can be expected, floral and woody. Very dry smelling. Strong malt backbone, some sweetness, but mostly a strong grainy aroma. Overall, it smells okay, average but not great. As it starts to warm some fruity aromas start to come forth-citrus notes and apple juice, then they seem to leave again-coming and going.

Tongue: Bitterness makes itself know. Some diacetyl follows a malt flavor that is grainy and sweet. Fruitiness in here as well. Hop flavor is weak overall, but what can be tasted is woody. All in all flavors are fleeting, bitterness isn't all that great, kinda weak. Not enough hop flavor in my opinion, just too much balance between malt and hops ending with more of a malty profile. Woody hops and grainy flavors battle it out and both fade quickly to leave behind some malt sweetness accompanied by some alcohol warmth. Just not good for an American IPA.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: Medium bodied on the palate with low levels of carbonation. When I perceive the woody hops and grainy flavors fade leaving only a sweetness around it makes me feel like I'm drinking sprite going flat. Just doesn't do it for me. This isn't one I'll be picking up again, just too many real American IPAs out there to be wasting my time on this one. Perhaps worth a try, but not worth a second try, there are many others I'd buy before ever thinking of trying this one again.

becktone, Jun 24, 2008
Photo of rajendra82
3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up from the singles shelf at Green's, Jockamo poured out amber in color, clear of body, and with a foamy one finger head. Not many streamers in the liquid after the initial fizz, making me think that this was a filtered and force carbonated beer. The smell was mildly hopped with citric and earthy smells mixing with caramel. The taste was milder than I like my IPAs to be. Hop content was modest and only barely ahead of the sugary malt. I was surprised for find out that this was over 6% ABV and would have been contraband a few years ago in Georgia. It drinks much simpler and lighter than the actual strength. The body was medium thick but not very sticky. Not very bold, but not flawed in any way either. Might try again someday.

rajendra82, Jun 24, 2008
Photo of everetends
3.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A pint poured from tap at Mellow Mushroom in Atlanta.

A: Came out a nice orange with a just touch of haze. Had an average cream colored head that had some good retention. Also produced some nice sticky lacing that stuck to the glass progressively down as the beer went.

S: Big time smell of orange zest, I mean big. Also some pine, caramel, malt and of course piney, spicey hops.

T: Tastes of piney, spicy hops but there is almost an over abundance of malt. The malt really holds in this brew and creates more sweetness than bitterness. Caramel and malt sweetness comes far before any hops. Kinda a let down, but it seems they wanted to balance and went too heavy with sweetness.

M: The mouthfeel was a bit creamy but still refreshing. The sweetness kinda sticks in your mouth. Still want more of a bitter aftertaste but not getting it.

D: This beer is drinkable but it is not what you expect when you go looking for an IPA. Threw me for a loop but still a nice brew.

everetends, Jun 22, 2008
Photo of yemenmocha
2.7/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours light orange, slightly hazy, with white head.

Nose is rather clean with light citrus. Not very aromatic.

On the palate this beer is surprisingly thin bodied and weak in flavour. Almost... watery. Light hops, faint malt, no real character. And then it finishes with almost no taste at all. Again, watery.

Immensely disappointing.

yemenmocha, Jun 11, 2008
Photo of usmittymc
3.95/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle labeled "Best by 10/01/08" into an imperial pint glass.

A: Nice. Clear amber with an attractive, rocky cream colored head that grew to two fingers from a standard pour.

S: Pine. A hint of orange peel, hint of bready malt.

T: Faint spicy/piney hoppiness on the front. Rather clean middle. Lingering spicy hoppiness in the finish. Not overly hoppy. Probably more in line with a traditional IPA than others that I have tried.

M: Clean and rather light, as with every other Abita beer. It must be the water or something. Every Abita beer has relatively the same mouthfeel, save for crispness.

D: Since this IPA is rather tame on the hops, its more drinkable than most. Glad to see Abita introduce a (relatively) new entry into their regular lineup. Can't wait for the bottled Andygator and the new Abbey Ale! Bring it on!

usmittymc, Jun 11, 2008
Photo of KeefD
2.55/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is an IPA?? Poured a burnt orange color with no head and no lacing. Initial aroma is of grainy malts and very little hops presence. Taste is very much the same. Where are the hops?!?! Very sweet for the so-called style, lots of caramel malts, slightly biscuity, light bitter hop-bite in the background, but nothing to indicate that it's an IPA. It tastes ok, but is completely lacking for the style. Medium-bodied, light on the carbonation, and fairly easy to down.

Again, I liked this beer, but it would be much better suited under an American Amber ale. Had it been marketed as such, scores would have been much higher.

KeefD, Jun 10, 2008
Photo of Reagan1984
2.33/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

You could tell this was an offering from Abita.

Despite this being an IPA in style it was overly sweet and malty. No balance whatsoever.

Amber in color, (Color seemed a bit dark for an IPA, but I can assure you, that's not the major issue here)
This beer was also Amber/sweet in flavor.

If your an IPA fan keep moving and do not stop at this exit.

Reagan1984, Jun 09, 2008
Photo of Pleepleus
3.93/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to a new Sam Adams Pint glass. Copper-orange color with a minimal head, settled with minimal lacing. Strong Hops up front with some lingering earthy aromas. The taste is hoppy and sweet citrus with some earthy (dusty) flavor in there. Bitterness is not overwhelming and overall the taste is a nice blend of hops and malt. A bit light but all Abita beers seem to be. Very easy drinking could have a few more of these easily.

Pleepleus, Jun 09, 2008
Photo of DaggerEyes
3.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured a clear copper with a 1 1/2 finger high head that was a light tan. Decent retention and some nice lacing

Very aromatic. Sweet malts mingles well with piney and citric hops. Roasty caramel, orange, pine sap. A little bit of spiciness lingers in the back of the nose.

Not at all overly hopped, but you better believe they're still there. Orange, grapefruit and a little pin, but they tend to fall off fairly quickly making room for the sweet malts to enter the equation.

Good mouthfeel, could be a bit fuller, feels a bit thing but it's nice

I'd definitely buy this beer again.

DaggerEyes, Jun 05, 2008
Photo of SixpointJMH
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crisp looking amber colour with a mid-sized, soapy head that settles into a thick-ish lace and leaves chunky rings of residue on the glass after each sip.

Aroma is dirty, with earthy malt blending nicely with some floral hoppiness as well as a bit of sweet caramel. There's more malt here than expected for an IPA but it still feels like an IPA overall.

Flavour is very much in line with the aroma: malt is present more than expected and the earthiness/dirtiness of the aroma continued, but is once again mixed in with a floral hoppiness that also has a bit of a grassy flavour to it here. The finish of each sip has a bit of a burnt malt flavour to it as well. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a bit of oily slickness to it.

I like this one. It was more of a simple old school IPA and not the hop bomb that many supposedly basic IPA's have become. Flavourful and well balanced and worth a try.

SixpointJMH, Jun 03, 2008
Photo of Edgecrusher
3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden straw in color-nice head with a decent lacing.

Smell: Smeel of malt aroma with no overwhelming hop aroma.

Taste: A balnced flavor of malts and hops.

Mouthfeel:More oily than expected-carbonation is medium.

Drinkabilty: Easy to drink with a decent alc %.

Overall a decent beer-worth a try.

Edgecrusher, Jun 01, 2008
Photo of Tilley4
3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finally, I get to try this brew..

Big bold copper color with a thick creamy head that is very persistent....

Nice aroma of sweet malts with an underlying floral hoppiness there that's not as strong as I was expecting...

The sweet malts are the first thing I notice here and then the slightly fruity hoppiness appears but this isn't a hop bomb at all. Its actually pretty well balanced and it seems to grow on me as I spend time with it...

One of Abitas better offerings here...

Tilley4, May 31, 2008
Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,496 ratings.