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Jockamo IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Jockamo IPAJockamo IPA

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Ratings: 1,534
Reviews: 553
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.61%
Wants: 12
Gots: 107 | 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:
Beer added by: Beerbuddha on 10-30-2007

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
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Photo of Georgiabeer
2.98/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked this up as a single from Total Wine at Perimeter Center to round out a mixed six. I didn't really have high hopes for this beer, so I was happy to see it as a single. Pours a slightly orangey golden with a light head that settles to a thin ring. Smells sweet and malty with just a modicum of citrusy hops. A bit grainy as well. There is definitely a bit more hop presence in the taste, but unfortunately the only flavors are an earthy hop bitterness, watery body and flavor, and a good bit of graininess. The watery grain taste with an overlay of bitterness is not all that appealing. As expected, this is run of the mill at best. The problem is not the hops, but the body. A bit more malt would sweeten this up and give it some more body. I'll pass from now on.

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

I poured from a 12 ounce bottle into my SA pint glass. It pours a clear red/orange color with an one inch head. The head receds leaving minimal lacing. The aroma is citrusy, but IMO a bit weak. The flavor is abit citrusy, but not overwhelming. There is a bit of a grassy taste also. The finish is pleasantly bitter. The beer is medium bodied and well carbonated. While the beer is easily drinkable, I like my IPA's a bit bigger.

Photo of Rootdog316
3.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jockamo is medium in body. It has a good drinkable quality. As expected, the hops made their presence felt in the initial taste. There was a nice fruity nuance beneath the hop bitterness. The malt does assert itself just a bit in this beer. I didn't find it to have an overhopped character.

There is some citrus that comes through in the flavor. At times, I was waiting for more citric and more spicy notes to emerge but it didn't happen. This one is less extreme than most American versions of the style. It was still an enjoyable beer. I thought they did a pretty good job. It comes in at 6.5% abv so it is above strength. If you're planning on having a few, you should be aware of the higher alcohol content.

It's pretty standard for the style but it is still one of the better beers to come from this brewery. It has enough character to engage a geek. It just isn't likely to blow them away. It would probably serve well as a training wheel IPA. This will be a good one to coach novices and intermediary drinkers into the fold.

Photo of fostwal
3.51/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It has a cloudy amber appearance. The scent is distinctively hoppie, but not overpowering. Those that don't like the smell of hops may disagree. The carbonation is low. The taste is pretty bitter in keeping with the American version of IPA's vs. the British ones. I couldn't really taste the malt due to the hops dominant presence. The flavors are prominent without being overpowering. It would go really well with some salty food, like a couple hot dogs and fries.

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

Poured from the bottle a slightly hazy orange gold with a thick off-white head and a healthy amount of sticky lacing.

Interesting aroma of sweet caramel malts, oatmeal, and biscuit.

The taste is much like the aroma. A big dose of sweet caramel malts, oatmeal, butterscotch, and biscuit. This IPA is all about the malts. The grapefruit hops are nearly non-existent.

Medium bodied, oily and creamy, and moderately carbonated.

Once I got past the malty reality of this beer I quite enjoyed it. Very malty but also very drinkable.

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.42/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Decent orange-tinted head leaves decent lacing. Hazy translucent copper/peach colored body.

S- Smell is what I think of when I dream of American IPA. Pine/citrus/resin hops in front of berry-sweet yeast and honey-sweet malt flavors

T- Taste is like the smell but the hops are very present on the palate and the malts don't do enough to balance it. Could be a big turn-off for any non-hop-head

M- Clean and crisp like spring water

D- Easy to drink. The slightly elevated alcohol content is masked very well

Photo of Jablonski
3.95/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Abita does not make very many quality beers, but this is definately a good one. Its not the best IPA, but there are plenty worse. In terms of what Abita distributes in their bottles, its probably ranks up there with Abbey Ale, Turbodog, and Red Ale.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a strong head. The head lasts quite a while and leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

Taste: The taste is above average for an IPA, and is really only missing a distinctive flavoring (undertones of a fruit, etc.) to set it apart.

Drinkability: I like to enjoy 2 or 3 in a sitting; some people may not like the umbalance of hops, but I don't find it that bad.

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tip o' the hat to Traquairlover for the shipment of this beer to me!

Pours a slightly paled copper, a bit hazy. A nice, dense small bubbled head, a bit off white, but looks good. Body could use some work.
Smell is fainter than I expect from an IPA. Hops are dominant of course, but the strength just isn't there. Hints of grapefruit and alcohol; a bit oaky. Pine.

Taste is good, but not strong. Citrus and pine struggle to grab onto the palate, a bite here and there presents the imbiber with a strange sense of uncertainty. Earthy tones. A bit oily and slick. Nothing bad about this beer. I can easily down another. Solid beer.

Photo of tmoneyba
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Party Town, KY.

Poured clear copper color with a medium frothy white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate sweet citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium citrus bittersweet flavor and a medium smooth bitter finish of moderate duration.

Solid drinkable beer.

Photo of ballewblake
3.91/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottled into a pint glass.

Two finger white head that drops to divots in the head slowly, leaving sea foam lacing on the glass. Amber transparent body. Lightly grapefruit and citric hop aroma with a good malt balance. Very slight bitter on the tongue,good malt balance, alcohol is well hidden. I like the balance on this beer, pretty simple IPA, not a whole lot of hops that are in your face. I would almost go as far as calling it a pale ale after all the IIPA's I've had recently. Easy and clean.

Photo of hopdog
3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle.

Poured a medium and clear orange color with a large sized off white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of citrus and pine. Tastes of citrus, pine, and caramel. Thinner body. Very light bitter with a medium sweet finish.

Notes from 2/5/08

Photo of nick76
3.66/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The aroma is very light and has some toasted malt and hops. It's not as hoppy as an American IPA should be. The appearance is amber with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma but richer than expected with a nutty finish. The palate is thick. Overall this is good.

Photo of jeremyd365
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The brew pours a cloudy coppery with a light off-white head that dissipates pretty quickly. It doesn't appear too carbonated.

It's got a decent hop scent, but it's also got a less-appealing alcoholy scent to it too.

It's medium-bodied and bitter in the mouth with a pretty good, flavorful finish. The booze isn't so apparent in the flavor as in the smell, and hops linger.

Overall seems pretty thick yet still drinkable, a pretty average IPA. Not bad. Not spectacular.

Photo of gford217
3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head that dissipates to a small cap quckly and leaves a bit of lacing.

The aroma is very well balanced with some earthy hops, definitely grassy, with some generous caramel malts.

The taste lacked a bit for me as the hops are present but not nearly as well balanced with the malts as the nose would suggest. There is a fairly unpleasant bitterness that lingers through the finish.

The mouthfeel is fairly light with lots of carbonation.

This is an average IPA that just doesn't quite deliver in the taste department. One and done for me on this one.

Photo of cokes
2.06/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Dark tan-orange bodied with a thin head of beige.
Caramel malt nose with fig and dark cherry notes, and almost no say from the hops aside from a background rusty metallic bitterness. This is an IPA? Really?
Taste follows suit. A lightly toasted caramel malt dominates. Specks of dark fruit arise, mostly figs here. The midsection is largely vacant and hollow. Powdery, acrid, metallic hops clang around near the finish.
Light bodied, while the malt seems to stand out, it leaves hardly a print, texturally, in the mouth. Lots of scraping carbonation.
Call this an amber ale, and while still boring and subpar, it is at least somewhat to style. An IPA? That's a Joke-amo.

Photo of Drew966
3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jockamo IPA pours a hazy copper with an off white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The aroma is nice, citrusy hops are clearly noticeable. The mouthfeel is a bit thin. There is a fairly hoppy flavor that's not quite as citrusy as the smell, but it disappears quickly. There's a flash of malt too. I can't help but think this beer seems a bit watery. Could be better.

Photo of alumley
2.94/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours lighter than a IPA should. Closer to lager in color than I would like.

Smell is light and not very hoppy, slightly sweet and malty.

Taste is like a light version of an IPA, not really full of hops but not too bad. Malts are there and overall it is a little watery.

Mouthfeel is average at best. Good beer to have many of in one sitting.

I would offer this to those folks who don't want to try anything but mass produced. It may sway them to venture out.

Photo of racer2k
3.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: dark burnt orange color with good clarity. Small 3/4" off white colored head which was present for a while. Low carbonation observed in my 16oz. glass

S: Malty, Sweet, Good dose of hops with some pine and grapefruit.

T: Moderate malt with a balance of tartness, citrus and some moderate hops. Some hint of pine flavor. Overall a thin mouth feel and very drinkable.

M: Hoppy and crisp with overtones of malt and a slight alcohol feel toward the end of the glass. The finish is pretty dry overall.

D: Decent IPA with pretty good balance which sets up nicely as a session beer.

Photo of clayrock81
3.7/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark gold body, orange tints, with a one-finger head that sticks around for a long time. Sweet malts like caramel and maybe honey or something sugary are mild; decent amount of citric and floral hops. A little oily, but a medium-bodied brew with citric flavors like lemon and orange with a hint of some sweetness. Finishes with a refreshing and not overly dry backbite. Not the greatest IPA but I could have another.

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

This is the first beer form Abita that I have tried, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The amber-orange beer poured with a three finger off-white head. Pine dominated the smell, but the taste had some citrus, and a few sips had an orange finish. Good mouthfeel. Overall, even though I have had better IPA's, I would certainly go back for a second. Maybe next week. I bought the sampler pack, so I have 5 more Abita's to try.

Photo of avalon07
2.85/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a totally clear consistency. Had a fair amount of head and some OK lacing.

S: Not an overpowering smell, but the malt did come through more than anything else.

T: Had a very malty taste, with little hops to speak of. Don't IPAs usually have some hops? Aside from this, it was mainly a thin, watery brew.

M: A decent amount of carbonation and an oily finish. Medium-bodied.

D: This beer did nothing for me. I didn't really even seem like an IPA. Very uninspired.

Photo of Redrover
3.97/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was able to sample a couple of these at Mr Bs in the quarter. Mr Bs is one of the many Brennan Restaurants scattered across New Orleans. They offer a really nice menu with a non-stuffy atmosphere.

Served in a pilsner glass, the beer is bronze with a fluffy & dense off-white head.

The nose is of pine, citrus and lots of malts. Fresh & inviting!

The taste leads with citrus quickly followed up with greater than expected malts. The malts have a slightly woody aspect, which I found interesting. Pine notes late.

The mouth is pleasantly oily and will coat your mouth.

Easy drinking IPA that really complemented my scallops on citrus infused rice. Not a hop bomb by any means, it is a well-made IPA that contains a bit of a surprise.

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
3.93/5  rDev +17.3%
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
3.92/5  rDev +17%
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.

Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,534 ratings.