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Jockamo IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

Jockamo IPAJockamo IPA

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Ratings: 1273
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.61%

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 obrike


3.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is an odd one...poured a bright tanned-copper with a decend head that faded quickly. A thin white ring remained throughout. Liked the look.

Getting the scent of sweet biscuit, light caramel, and a bit of orange zest and grassy hops...but something seems a bit off for an IPA, but i can't put my finger on it.

Hmmm...the elements did not mix very well, making an almost oniony taste...actually making my nose run...i wonder if i'm alergic to the cajun hops or something...lol. It's almost like the specific combo of hops they used with the malts just clash. Carbonation is ok, light drinking for an IPA.

Well, this is one of the available beers in the Abita 12 mixer...let's hope the others are more of an improvement.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 02:40:21 | More by obrike
Photo of jwhancher


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

Pours a clear copper color with nice fluffy white head with foam that clings to the glass. Smells of pungent hops, mostly Columbus. Herbal, woody, and a bit of dank hop goodness. Smells a tad sweet - likely mostly from the hops but also from the caramel & red malts supposedly added per the back bottle label. Bitterness up front with generous hop flavor. Tastes similar to the nose. Malts add a sweetness to compliment the nice hop character. Feels about medium and alcohol is well in check. Overall, a very nice IPA. Perhaps overlooked. I really dig this! Drink it fresh.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 01:56:44 | More by jwhancher
Photo of hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

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

Perhaps a fresher bottle, or this flavour combination just suits my personal palate better than other BA’s, as I found this bottle a pleasant surprise - glad to have bought 6.

Pours a clear, orange amber with limited head and minimal lacing. Not a lot of carbonation in the mouthfeel, but by no means flat. Tropical fruits and caramelized malts in the aroma, with quite a unique flavour profile. A sweet beginning transitions abruptly to an earthy, bitter finish - almost pineapple/mango directly to astringent. Quite different, but I like it!

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 00:16:59 | More by hopsolutely
Photo of Strix


3.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured clear amber with a frothy head.

Pine and earthy malt in the nose.

Sweet malt, tangerine, juniper, and earthy and grassy hops. A very unique flavor profile -- more dank than fresh. Juniper notes instead of pine is interesting, but seemed to sharply constrast with typical citrus notes and grassy flavors.

Mouthfeel seemed a little weak and undercarbonated to me.

Not sure this really connected with my personal flavor preferences, an interesting mix of flavors that didn't really do it for me. Unique though, I could definitely pick this out of a lineup.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 00:52:13 | More by Strix
Photo of CraftBeerTastic


4.28/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ba Review #179
Served On: 06/28/2012
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: 6.5%
Date/ Code: -

This was in the 2012 spring mixed 12 pack.

Look: Poured a brilliant copper color with some impressive head lacing from a thin beige film. Carbonation bubbles were a little sparse, but were noticeable. The clarity was probably the strongest quality in the appearance.

Smell: Onion skin and some sweet malts. The aroma could remind you of Oskar Blues Deviant Dale.

Taste: First off was a pungent garlic that could make your eyes water. Then a sweet hint of malt carried into a lingering bitterness. A residual sweetness seemed to return just before the palate went clean. Mouth feel was very smooth and worked well with the intense oniony character of hops. Very complex and very interesting for a lighter IPA.

I found this to be a very unique IPA with the complexity of a Deviant Dales, yet with the drink ability of a SN Torpedo. For a single IPA, this was amazing.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 22:54:22 | More by CraftBeerTastic
Photo of woodychandler


2.4/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

If you have never been to Pinocchio's in Media, PA, you need to visit their bottle shop, which is a misnomer since they always have a wide range of CANs for sale.

My IPA Day rolls on, CAN you dig it?

Jockamo is the phonetic pronunciation of "Giacomo" as in Laura San Giacomo and if you don't dig, groove on imdb.com and especially "Sex, Lies and Videotape", in which she appeared.

What does any of this have to do with the price of tea in China, you are probably asking and since I have no idea, let's move on.

The Crack left me feeling the love as some of its foam jumped out to greet me! I love these craft CANs that are filled to the brim - I am definitely getting my money's worth. Man, I have not downed this many successive IPAs in a while and even my Hops Monkey jones has subsided. The Glug netted a finger-and-a-half of dense, tawny head with great retention in the onslaught of humidity. The lacing that began to appear reminded me to get on the horn and rent a jackhammer to remove it all later. Color was a deep orangish-amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose was odd, it had a kind of garlic/onion twang to it that reminded me of Gubna. Mouthfeel was medium, approaching fullness and the taste was nothing like the nose, so maybe I was mistaken. Instead, it had an earthy quality, more akin to an English IPA than an AIPA. Whoa! The finish really tasted like garlic/onion, so maybe I was not too far off after all. I am afraid I am going to have to dun this one for its lack of info on its packaging. The bottom of the CAN was stamped: "Best By 08/30/12" so freshness was not an issue, nor was storage as it went from Pinocchio's cooler into my reefer. This was kind of disappointing as I usually like Abita's beers, but this one was not making it for me.

Serving type: can

06-20-2012 16:01:58 | More by woodychandler
Photo of nimrod979


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

Bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a nice copper-orange color with a thin off white head that fades quickly and not much retenton or lacing. just a nice color really.

Aroma: Piney, spicy hop aroma. Some tangerine citrus zest. Soapy and aromatic. The red malts are noticeable.

Taste: For the most part it's spicy. Similar to a RyePA. Piney with a hint of citrus lying underneath. Juniper berries perhaps supplying some of that piney spiciness along with the hops? Sweetness from the malt variety fairly obvious before finishing with a slightly bitter metallic finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a little higher than average carbonation. It's flavorful, I'll give it that, I just don't like it that much. The flavors are a bit of a mess and the metallic taste just didn't cut it for me. Much better IPA's out there.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 23:05:45 | More by nimrod979
Photo of WoodBrew


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

Pours a clear, dark orange-amber color with a decently retained, frothy, cream colored head. Random spots and flares of lace mark the glass. Aromas include tangerine rind, orange juice, lightly sweet caramel malts, and a grainy, grassy overtone. Flavors include biscuity malts and caramel, with citrus and grassy hops lending balance. Medium bodied and moderately carbonated, it drinks easier than its 6.5% would suggest.

Serving type: can

06-04-2012 01:34:29 | More by WoodBrew
Photo of jar2574


2.65/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Nice head over orangish beer. Good lacing. Fresh, clean, strong piney smell. Are there some juniper berries in there? It almost has a gin-like quality to the smell. Very interesting.

The beer has a gin-like flavor too. Juniper berries are the strongest taste, followed by piney hops. It has a lively mouthfeel because of the interesting taste and the decent level of carbonation.

This beer looks and smells good and is an interesting experience, but I'm not fan. I like gin but I don't like gin taste in my beer. I give them props for trying something unique but I wouldn't drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 00:47:51 | More by jar2574
Photo of charlzm


3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed May 11th, 2012 at The Abita Brewpub, Abita Springs, LA.

Clear golden-brown beer with nearly no head.

Subtle peppery aroma.

Flavor starts with unexpectedly sweet caramel malt and a touch of honey. The finish is marked by strong peppery hops that leave a thin, uniform carpet of bitterness behind.

Well-carbonated and lively in the mouth.

Interesting take on the IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2012 19:57:51 | More by charlzm
Photo of Momar42


2.18/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Delirium Tulip (beer certainly didnt warrant such a nice glass btw). But I digress, read on:

A - minimal head from a vigorous pour. No lacing or collaring evident. Clear light orange color.

S - very light on the nose. hints of orange, faint other citrus notes. almost no perceptible hopiness.

T - same underwhelming taste as the nose. citrus is even fainter here with almost no linger. finishes clean only because it didnt have anything in the front. There is a maltiness and mild sweetness that while not cloying is unwelcome with the absence of other moderating flavors.

M - Finishes clean, but there is some uneeded sweetness that clings.

O - Maybe the bottle is old, but I didnt detect any hints of a "bad" bottle. For those looking for a quality IPA, look elsewhere. Brings nothing to the game anyone looking for an IPA would be expecting. A poor representation of the style and one that I MIGHT try if on tap fresh...if it were bought for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 03:30:02 | More by Momar42
Photo of jrecchiarife

4.45/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

First off, I think this beer is severely underrated. It might not be the most robust or heavy hitting IPA out there, but it is just absolutely bursting with layers of complexity and subtlety.

A- Stunning amber, rosy color with just a very slight haze. Pours a nice head that quickly dissipates.

S- The nose is the best thing about this beer. There's a lot of citrus that is simultaneously paired with a spicy rye aroma. If you dig deeper that rye smell separates into a bready smell along with a bit of skunk. The citrus smell that comes through is like spiced orange peel with something sweet and spicy like lemon pepper.

T- That lemon pepper comes through even more. It's spicy and fruity all at the same time. The pine taste lingers near the finish along with some of that rye and bready taste just ever so subtly.

M- Not the best mouth in the world, but it's so light that you can take a big gulp of this beer without realizing it. Leaves a nice dryness on the tongue- one that you would expect from a rye-forward IPA.

O- This is a very unique beer and one for a very complex palate. If you're into Rye PAs then this would be a great beer for you.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 14:25:38 | More by jrecchiarife
Photo of Darkmagus82


3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a golden –orange color with a two finger off white-orange tinted head. The head has very nice retention, but eventually fades leaving light lacing.

Smell – A sweet fruity and malty aroma of bread and citrus hop are the base of the smell. The citrus is of both tangerine sweet as well as some grapefruit notes. Behind these aromas is a lighter pine aroma and a little bit of caramel. Overall quite a nice smell.

Taste – The taste follows the nose well. A malty sweetness with caramel and bready flavors start out the taste. These are soon meet with a citrus tangerine flavor. Toward the middle of the taste it bitters more as tastes of pine work their way to the forefront. This pine, in the end, mixed with a light grapefruit and earthy hop to finish off the taste, leaving a rather odd bitterness on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body is just above normal with a just below average level of carbonation. It is fitting for the style, although a little more body and a little higher carbonation may suit respectively the sweet malt and bitter citrus a little better.

Overall – Not a bad IPA, but not the greatest either. It had a very nice aroma and the taste starts out good, but at the end the hop flavors don’t seem to go tougher too well.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 22:26:09 | More by Darkmagus82
Photo of TrappistJohnMD


3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange-amber color with thick pearl colored head. Lots of lacing along sides of glass.

Smell is musty and malty. Not much citrus here. Odd smell.

Taste is sweet malt. No citrus flavor and very little bitterness.

Mouthfeel is watery with average carbonation.


Serving type: can

05-13-2012 01:30:10 | More by TrappistJohnMD
Photo of DrinkSlurm


3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap into pilsner glass at the NOLA airport. Pours a copper golden with head and lacing. Smells of piney and slight citrus hops. Taste is of citrusy hops and some malts. Overall, its actually a descent IPA. The reviews are somewhat skewed I think. Its a better than average ipa but not spectacular. Go with an open mind into this one.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2012 21:52:38 | More by DrinkSlurm
Photo of orangedive


3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - not bad. 85 % opaque. Orangish.
S - hoppy, a little bitter, citrusy
T - standard ipa. A little more malty than I prefer but good. I swear I'm getting Cajun spice notes from. Pretty good.
M - average, medium bodied. Nothing spectacular. Good though.
O - I like this beer. It doesn't compete with some of the better ipas I've had, but it is still pretty good.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2012 19:35:31 | More by orangedive
Photo of kylehay2004


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

A: single finger head on a crimson and amber clear body.

S: session beer sweet citrus hop aroma with a grassy note as well.

T: fairly malty with musty hops and grassy, earthy notes. The hop profile and strong malt presence make this one dull and not too sweet.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: a slightly above average IPA which is sort of the motto of this brewery. not very memorable but worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 01:46:49 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of raszputini

North Carolina

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

Pours a mild amber color. Floral hop nose. The nose is much hoppier than taste of the brew itself, which is dominated by Columbus hops, caramel malt, pepper a notes of pine. The overall hop profile is less pronounced than most IPAs, but that isn't to suggest it is weak. Balanced is a better description.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 17:37:52 | More by raszputini
Photo of WMEugene


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

A - Pours a copper/amber color with a big fluffy head and pretty good lacing.

S - Interesting. Strong Columbus hops, which makes this smell slightly different from most IPAs. Sort of a toasted mix of dankness and pine. Almost a little garlic-y.

T - A very unique taste. Strong hop flavors - dank, resin, pine, spice, a little pepper and mild citrus flavors. It's quite a mix that is honestly a little strange. There is a nice malty (caramel) backbone as well.

M - Medium bodied, nice carbonation, a little bit of a spice in the finish.

O - Abita's Jockamo IPA is an interesting IPA. It has a unique strong and spicy Columbus hop profile which might not be everyone's cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 01:31:48 | More by WMEugene
Photo of redcap45

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

Picked up bottles and poured into a glass. maybe people just don’t like columbus hops who are rating this beer, cause it is loaded with them. Nice clear reddish copper pour with a good amount of head. Dank spicy columbus on the nose. Maybe a little heavy on the malts as it tries to balance the large hop profile. I think it’s a solid beer when fresh. Not generally a fan of Abita, but think this is a nice ipa.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 15:22:09 | More by redcap45
Photo of h00kwurm

2.68/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Opened: 03-12-2012
Bottled: Unknown (single bottle purchase)

Poured into an american flag laden pint glass.

A: clear light honey coloring, with a wispy white head that dissipates quickly

S: A light aroma of sweetness detected. Nothing else in particular, so rather simple.

T: A medium intensity blunt effect bitterness that covers the whole tongue but much like the head, dissipates quickly. The hops not being so intense results in rather drinkable beer. There is little to no lingering flavor for every sip, as one might expect (or want) with other hoppier IPAs.

M: lacking crispness in flavor, the carbonation is decent, so it all drinks well.


Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 02:06:52 | More by h00kwurm
Photo of david18

New York

3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had a sixteen ounce draft of this about a week ago at my local pub. This is not my favorite brewery and not my favorite IPA.

Appearance was a light gold/straw. Decent carbonation but it disipated pretty quickly.

Aroma was bready and little hoppy but really not enough.

Flavor was also not outstanding. More like an average pale ale than an ipa.

Overall I was underwhelmed, particularly as this was the only IPA on tap at the time.

Would not really recommend.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2012 19:18:41 | More by david18
Photo of SickGnar


3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Warm copper with a bit of amber hue. Bright and clear with quite a few bubbles rising to the cream-colored, medium-size head. Retains quite well & leaves a good bit of lace.

S: Nice hop mix – grapefruit, soft pine, citrus peel, tropical fruit, & zesty spice. Background caramel malt sweetness. Not super forward, but aromatic enough. Gets increasingly grassy with time, along with a bit more pine.

T: Hops are far, far more coarsely grassy in the palate – almost exclusively. A small herbal hint is added – especially through the middle, but most of the nice mix from the aroma are gone entirely or ghost remnants. Bitterness is soapy and also slightly astringent. Finally some pine, spice, & earthy resin show through in the finish, but they still fight with the odd soapy, coarse grassy aspect. Distractingly odd. Malts are at least balanced – toasty grain, bready & crackery with hints of caramel and sweetness.

M: Barely above medium body, but it seems bigger from the expansive yet soft textured carbonation. A few dextrins to chew & some hop tannin texture. Semi-sweet open is quickly pushed aside by hop drying.

D: An okay beer, but not really an IPA. If the hops flavor were more what is in the aroma, then it would be pretty good. But it would still need to be more hoppy (more bitter, more flavor & character, and a bit more strength to the aroma) to really seem an IPA. It seems to be more of a sort of odd Pale.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 00:30:55 | More by SickGnar
Photo of acevenom


3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dark shade of amber with an off white head that retains well. There are aromas of malt and citrus and pine from the hops. The taste is sweet and the hop bitterness comes in immediately to provide a balanced sip. This is a medium bodied beer that goes down very easily. This is a pretty solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 23:31:20 | More by acevenom
Photo of secondtooth


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

Clean, clear amber, with a substantial off-white head. Extensive and deep lace. Superb.

Nose is mild hops, citrus and herbal in tone. Subtle.

Flavor is pine hops, with some orange in there. Body is medium, almost sticky in mouthfeel.

Overall, a steady and enjoyably balanced IPA. It's not a hop-bomb by any means, but quite enjoyable nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 17:03:03 | More by secondtooth
Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,273 ratings.