Jockamo IPA | Abita Brewing Co.

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Jockamo IPAJockamo IPA

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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

Added by Beerbuddha on 10-30-2007

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Photo of xxxcjbcxxx
5/5  rDev +45.8%

Phenomenal. The the immediate taste and aroma combination is flowery and reminiscent of candy or raw manuka honey. This sweetness however is very fleeting, and sets the stage for the intense bitterness of your average IPA. The aftertaste is like that of a sugarless dark chocolate.

It pours reddish burnt golden brown. Very red.

A very normal head, nothing out of the ordinary.

This is a fantastic beer; it's one of the few I could describe as "sweet yet serious."

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Photo of mkraus
4.92/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have been drinking Abita on trips to New Orleans for about a decade now. I always prefer to drink local if I can find a decent beer and Abita by far made the best local beer (which wasn't saying much).

This beer really stood out from the rest. It was very nicely balanced between the hops, yeast and malt. Refreshing and flavorful.

Being from California, it was nice to have access to a balanced IPA again. While I love the extreme IPA's that area all around, this is more of an every day IPA.

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Photo of wages
4.74/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a large (16 oz?) Crown Valley Brewing snifter-like glass.

appearance - 3.5/5 - has a kind of hazy or simply "not translucent" orange color. No head at all, but then I swirled the glass and it came out nicely, so maybe I could have poured it differently to begin with. Nice lacing.

smell - 4.5/5 - sweet citrusy aroma dominates and invites, but subdued due to low fridge temperatures.

taste - 5/5- very citrus/pine hoppy.. spicy, but not too much and well balanced by complex malt flavors. Also a slight grapefruit aftertaste develops. I'm not a big fan of grapefruit, but it's at just the right level and mix with the other flavors to be right on for me.

mouthfeel - 4.5/5 - Good carbonation level provides a refreshing balance to the intenese hops. Though the hops are strong, they don't linger for too long, so you can drink a couple before "burn out" even thinks of asserting itself.

overall - 5/5 - Taste is one driving force behind this rating, but the fact that it is just 6.5% means I can enjoy more of them than similar tasting but much higher gravity IPAs.

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Photo of boralyl
4.71/5  rDev +37.3%
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.

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Photo of ryrust5301
4.62/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured out of a 12 oz. bottle with a mardi gras indian on the logo. Blue Cap 2008 date.

Apperance - Pours a redish orange with a half finger dark white head. Lite lacing against the glass as you tilt.

Smell - Hops, a piney orange, and a smooth maltness in the aroma.

Taste & Mouthfeel - Citrusy with a touch of orange. The hops definitely come through, with a smooth maltiness in the middle. Bitter on the back of the tounge in the end.

Drinkability - Wasn't expecting much as most of Abita's beers are average, but this one was damn good. My Favoite Abita brew yet. I could pound this one back all night long. Will make sure to keep this in my fridge as an everyday session beer.

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Photo of rgctlc
4.57/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation- this was a purchasesd 6 pack from Lowe's Foods in Myrtle Beach, SC on 4/21/09.

Appearance- very pleasantly surprised in both color and consistancy. Abita beers are normally light weight. This is not.

Smell- Pronounced hop aroma and some light malt involved..very inviting nosefeel.

Taste- This is the closest IPA to Bell's Two Hearted that I have tasted yet. The Two Hearted has a floral springlike taste that is unlike any IPA I've ever had until I've tasted this one. I love the hop/malt character of this beer. I will definately buy this one whenever I can find it...especially since I can't get Bell's in the Low Country!

Notes- Much love and respect to to Abita for the care and skill they have put into this beer. I bought the last 6er on a whim and SO glad I did. Seek this one out. You won't be sorry.

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Photo of Pencible
4.57/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This Poured a faded copper color with light tan head. It smelled like all sorts of hops including pine, floral, and copper, along with some sweet honey malt. It tasted just like it smelled, with a nice blend of hops and honey sweetness, with a bit of wheat and fresh grassy flavors. It was moderately thick with a bit of carbonation, and had a bitter lasting aftertaste. Overall this was much more flavorful and rewarding than Abita's Restoration. It had a great body with delicious and clean flavor that's balanced and quite drinkable.

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Photo of TigerFan
4.55/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite IPA's (since I am not an over the top hops kinda girl). It has a nice amber color with the perfect amount of carbination. I love the slightly floral aroma/flavor that comes through. It's one of the more unique tasting IPA's I've had!

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Photo of dcook11
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the better ipas I've had. Pours a honey color with a pencil thin head and little carbonation. Smells of piney hops and malt sweetness. Very cinnamony as well. One of the sweeter smelling ipas I've had. Very nice. Taste is of piney hops with a malt and cinnomon finish.

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Photo of jrecchiarife
4.47/5  rDev +30.3%
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.

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.42/5  rDev +28.9%
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

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.38/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the tap an appetizing hazy dark amber. Rich, hoppy aroma has a malty overtone and just a touch of spice. Lively flavor is fairly hoppy, nicely bitter, with just a touch of spice, mainly cinnamon, and malt, as well as a whisper of sweetness. Smooth texture is tingly and spicy, very satisfying.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.34/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Not as hazy as most IPA's I have sampled. Creamy foam hugs the tulip glass but with very little head
S - Smells like a traditional IPA full of citrus and earthy hops
T - Really falls short in one would expect in an IPA. Hops replaced by malts. Not disgusting but not a good IPA
M - Not dry but enjoyable. Creamy.
D - Well this one is weird. I want to hate it but in a way I kind of hate IPA's all together, but this one just didn't have the bite one would expect. Would look to other IPA's to get hoppy beer face.

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Photo of jwhancher
4.33/5  rDev +26.2%
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.

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Photo of BeerDocT
4.32/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a chilled tulip glass.

-Appearance 3.5: Pours out a brilliant amber-gold. I cranked the end of the pour and a beautiful 1 & 1/2 inch head popped up and hung around until my first sip.

-Smell 4.5: Wonderful bouquet on this beer. Deep, warm, hop overtones but also a hint of brown sugar and somewhat buttery. Very promising.

-Taste 4.5: Front is filled with a delicious,subdued hoppiness and the middle is smooth and there is a very nice buttery malt flavor. Finish is light, hoppy and satisfying. Aftertaste is where the grains come through and is just excellent.

-Mouthfeel 4.0: Excellent carbonation that adds to the enjoyment of this beer. Somewhat creamy; the carbonation is almost perfect. Almost.

-Overall 4.0: Wow, excellent IPA. The flavor profile on this beer is off the scale and is just amazing. Everything is restrained and expertly executed. One of the best IPAs I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. Highly recommended.

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Photo of jneiswender
4.32/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 12oz bottle in to a pint glass.

A--apricot yellow body with slight red hue, spongy beige head

S--floral, citrus almost punch like

T--resiny, fruity with some raisin and a toast finish


D--An IPA unlike anything you may have had. Very drinkable, with a solid hop flavor yet with a strong malt hit. Nothing over powering, very drinkable.

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Photo of jph424
4.32/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This is one great session beer (even though it is 6.5%). Extremely drinkable and balanced with a great hop character. The appearance and mouthfeel are a little thin but the taste is exceptional. A very good, smooth, sessionable IPA that I am glad to see in Atlanta.

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Photo of sunkistxsudafed
4.3/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- typical IPA coloring, with nice lacing. kept a head for longer than expected.

S- mildly hoppy with grass notes. Surprisingly fruity, much like Il Vicino's Wet-mountain IPA

T- not the hoppiest IPA, but it's not trying to be. a good balance of bitter and fruity flavors, again, much like Wet-mountain IPA. more refreshing than some other IPAs ive had.

M- Nothing unique, nothing bad. An overall smooth feel.

D- an easy IPA to drink while walking around the french quarter midsummer. I would recommend it to most beer fans. Hop-heads might be disappointed in it though.

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Photo of storksonm
4.3/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pint Glass

Poured a nice head that just stayed the whole beer. A nice dark amber color. Very fruity taste to begin almost raspberry but gives a light bitter slightly sour wave in its aftertaste. Tastes lke a lighter ipa aftertaste. Its a nice ipa its just lighter and more of a fruity boquet to it than the bitter ipas. It's pretty neat. I really just tend to like bitter ipas. But its tasty and was well worth the buy.

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Photo of mhewes
4.3/5  rDev +25.4%
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.

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Photo of mynie
4.3/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark for an IPA, but not unappealing Dark rusty red with a big white head.

Smells heavy, medium hoppy, straight-up east coast. Fruitier than a midwest or west coast pale, and the fruitiness comes from the malt, not the hops.

Tastes grand. Really, unexpectedly good and unique. Medium-strength (for an IPA) hop profile starts things off, moving quickly into an excellently fruity middle that's like Magic Hat's #9, it's so goddamn fruity. Big nodes of apricots and pears, and the strange part is it doesnt taste synthetic, it's like this is some magic attribute of the malt. The big fruitiness is drug violently but pleasantly into the pit of the deep, bitterdry hop.

I got no idea how they do it, but damn they do it well.

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Photo of Mitchster
4.28/5  rDev +24.8%
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.

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Photo of CraftBeerTastic
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%
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.

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Photo of allergictomacros
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear red/brown with a creamy off-whitehead.

S - A bit of a unexpected aroma here. Still some pine and grapefruit, but slightly funky/cheesy as well, and a light toasted maltiness.

T - Lots of malt, and the requisite hops in the back. Sweet and somewhat astringent. I would expect an "is this an IPA or not" debate over this one. Feels like a cross between a juicy west coast IPA and an german alt or something. Well balanced flavours.

M - Solid mouthfeel. Maybe on the lighter side.

D - Strong point is here. Very sessionable, balanced, tasty.

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Photo of hermesch
4.23/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice copper, red-hued and not hazy in the least. About half an inch of head dissipates somewhat quickly, though some fine lacing is left behind and sticks around. A good piney nose, hops abound though don't linger all that long. Very satisfied with the taste--a nice shot of hops with sharp citrus bite, and then it's gone, which helps the drinkability factor. Medium bodied in the mouth, this beer was kind of like a Harpoon IPA with a little more character. Would drink several again, for sure.

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Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
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