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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Ratings: 1,675 |  Reviews: 558
Photo of olympuszymurgus
3.79/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

was introduced to this guy yesterday after having heard a bit about it from a friend in baton rouge. upon opening the bottle, i was greeted with a citrusy and floral aroma that was lovely. poured coppery looking, decent looking, yeah, i'd lay it. hop aromas really popping out, but the first sip is not quite where the nose is. great aroma, not great hop flavor, a little wobbly overall on flavor. tastes a little thin and quick. like a sprinter, but altogether very drinkable. a worthwhile adventure.

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Photo of drizzam
3.79/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Iko! Iko! Jockamo fen an e!

A - Poured from the brown bottle into a clear pint glass. The body of this brew is a cloudy orange/amber color topped with a fluffy off-white head. Great head retention and nice lacing! Looks good so far...

S - Smells like sweet caramel malt infused with a citrus hop presence. Almost too much malt smell in the nose for an IPA in my opinion.

T & M - Like in the nose, this beer is supported by a sweet malty backbone. The hops aren't as bitter as I would have expected for an a matter of fact, this is pretty mild in terms of an IPA. Tastes good though. Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation. Finishes pretty clean.

D - This reminds me of a Summer IPA...almost a mild version of an IPA that would be easier for "non-hopheads" to indulge in. The malt and hop play well together, but those looking for a hop kick in the teeth may be disappointed. I, for one, have enjoyed it.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.8/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on-tap, somewhere in Dallas - don't recall the name but it was a refuge from the rain

appearance: served in a standard Abita pint, hazy copper body with a nice froth

smell: a little grainy, light zesty citrus

taste: exceeded by Abita expectations - pretty refreshing. It's not a hopbomb but there is a nice crisp orange-tangerine hop presence that works well

mouthfeel: lighter and refreshing

drinkability: good

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Photo of Atlas1
3.8/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool. I love being among the first few people to review a beer. I'd never seen the Jockamo before today, so I immediately grabbed a sixpack. I like Abita beers and was thoroughly intrigued by their new IPA.

Pours well, sort of a bronze straw color, with a healthy sticky head and lots of lace. The nose is quite pleasing. I love hops, and this beer seems to have plenty of them. More pine than citrus here, with a malty funk that is sweet and ever-so-slightly fruity. Very nice. And the taste follows suit, with lots of balance between the hops and the malt. It's obviously an IPA, but it's even-keeled with a matured subtlety. Sweet on the intake, and hoppy-sweet in the finish. Mouthfeel is firm and smooth.

This is a very nice beer. At 6.5% ABV, it packs more of a punch than it leads you to believe while you're sipping on it, though. I am a fan of Abita beers, although I'm not a truly devoted customer. But I would consider returning to try this one again. I'd really like to try it on tap if possible too. A solid, mellow IPA worth trying.

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Photo of bsend
3.8/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint.

Appearance: Beer pours a deep amber color. A standard pour yields a 1 finger fizzy white head. Holding it up to the light, showcases and amplifies the amber.

Smell: Sweet floral hops dominates the nose. Almost like perfume.

Taste: Surprisingly tangy hop flavored IPA. Overall very floral and similar to a Harpoon IPA.

Mouthfeel: Standard affair here. Mild dry finish with this style of hops.

Drinkability: I wasn't sure on what to expect and I was surprised. The slightly higher abv doesn't affect this sessionable IPA. I could enjoy these for a while.

Final Thoughts - I really enjoyed this one out of the Party Pack. Well worth it to try this one if you find it in a sixer too. Not earth shattering, but a damn fine entry into the IPA genre.

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Photo of tronester
3.8/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange with a medium tan head. Smell is of freshly cut oranges. Taste is well balanced, caramel malt, and minty, earthy hops. Sort of surprising, not much citrus here. Mouthfeel is smooth, low carbonation. Good drinkability, a departure from your run of the mill IPA, which is a nice change every once in awhile.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.8/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Nov. 7, 2012 (purchased at World Market in La Mesa (San Diego, Calif.) for $1.99 on Nov. 7, 2012). Caramel amber with two fingers of frothy white head. Good foamy retention on the sides and good on the top as well.

Smelled Cascade or Columbus hops (I’m usually pretty bad at knowing which hops are which). Also got sweet floral noted and a bit of dark fruit. Some caramel late and even some rye or iced tea notes.

Tasted as a toned down version of the smell. Not as much Cascade hops and got more citrus than I thought I would. Still got that sweet dark fruit taste like the smell. Some pale notes as well.

Light-to-medium body. Thin texture. Soft (below average) carbonation. Abrupt and slightly bitter finish.

Finished this beer pretty fast, but I’m not sure what that means. Overall it was pretty good but I wasn’t completely sold on the feel/palate. A couple of the ratings could have gone either way.

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Photo of BeerNinja007
3.8/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got this squatty 12oz single from Beverage Warehouse in Winooski for $1.65. Served cold in a chilled pint glass.

Clear orange brew gives a smooth off-white head that settles to a thin solid layer and also covers the glass. Smell has some light malt, a bit of hop and florals, but pretty mild on the nose overall. The taste has a nice wide-spectrum hop, not pungent but very full and rounded, on a nice semi-sweet backbone. Finishes with some green tea and lingering hop. Feel is light and smooth, light carbonation bordering on watery.

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Photo of RAC81
3.8/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobbyc881
3.8/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Orange/copper in color, some haze. Slightly off-white head hangs thicker a bit longer than most. Aroma is grapefruit and bubble gum.

Starts lightly sweet. Some bitterness follows, slightly aggressive, but certainly not overwhelming. Some prickly carbonation -- maybe a touch over-carbonated. Finishes with faint citrusy hop notes, but they are a bit overshadowed by the bitterness.

Body is about right on for an IPA, in my opinion. However, the carbonation is a bit much, and distracts from the flavors. Very drinkable brew -- moderate alcohol may detract from becoming a sessionable beer. Overall though, enjoyable. The best Abita offering I've had to date.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.81/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

A- Pours a nice clear copper amber color with an off-white head that possesses great retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is sweet malt, caramel and some citrusy hops.

T- The taste starts off with some sweet malt and finishes with some grapefruit and other citrusy hop flavors creating a nice bitterness.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, I am pretty impressed with this beer as it is by far the best beer from Abita that I've tried. It's not anything extreme or over the top so don't expect nothing to knock your socks off. However, it is a pretty solid IPA that I wouldn't mind drinking again. Recommended!

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Photo of cantal
3.81/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of WesWes
3.82/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours an amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great! It has a nice pale, crystal, and bisquit malt scent along with a wonderfully bitter hop aroma. The taste is good. It has a smooth, bisquity flavor that goes down easy and finishes bitter. It's got a more malt based recipe, but the hops blend in well. The crystal malts provide maybe a bit too much sweetness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking IPA. I love aroma and the bisquit malt content; very nice.

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Photo of GreenJetta912
3.82/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has a Amber color with decent head and lacing. Nothing cloudy.

The nose is great. Smells like hops (obviously,its an IPA) but more specifically it smells like toffee, caramel, or butterscotch.

Very drinkable IPA. Not as many hops as I like to be tasting but I love how it reveals some of the other flavors here. If it were too hoppy you would not be able to taste the sweetness that starts it out. Caramel notes. Hints of bluberry (very very subtle). There's a great group of flavors here that blend together great but are hard to describe.

The finish is where the hops are most obvious. Good bitter finish.

This beer impressed me. It managed to differentiate itself from other IPAs. The taste is truly unique and I would recommend seeking out this beer.

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Photo of oberon
3.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good to see Abita finally come around and brew a bottled IPA,poured into a standard pint glass a clear copper with one finger white head that had decent lasting power,big cascade citric/pine hop aroma hits at the onset with a lightly sweet caramel malt base as well.The flavors have kind of an English/American feel,Englixh biscuity malt intertwined with American hop pine resin hop,the malt has a sweet edge to it and holds true through to the finsish,the hops hit hard up front and kinda linger to the finish.A pretty good IPA and like I said its nice to see Abita take this route.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.83/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle split into Sprecher Taster glasses. Best by date of 6/19/09 etched in neck.

A - Nice amber color that's pretty clear with a lumpy, fluffy head that took its sweet time going down and left lacing.

S - Very fruity for an AIPA. White grape juice, sweet malts, teeny floral hops. Not too much hops here.

T - Very good balance. Malty and hoppy at the same time. Fruity hints of the white grape. Starts malty, ends hoppy.

M - Smooth and medium bodied. Somewhat of a small bite to it from the carbonation.

D - I don't know how well it fits into the IPA style. Its very malty for an IPA but is still good.

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Photo of gunnerman
3.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pourd this into a pint glass pours a nice foamy fluffy two finger head with some serious lace on the glass, very impressive looking beer. This beer that that citrus smell to it also a bit of malt in the nose. Taste is more sweet than hoppy which is a bit disappointing, nice dry finish towards the end, I was expthing this to be a bit more hoppy, overall not bad and I would have this again, good thing i gave abita another chance.

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Photo of dhd1491
3.83/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

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Photo of Ell
3.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice reddish color with a decent head in a plastic cup at Harry's Corner bar in New Orleans. Of course, plastic cup is probably not the stemware you'd generally drink an IPA, but it was to go... so, what are you gonna do?

Decently hoppy beer, with very little other taste or aroma. Not a bad beer, just sort of a one note wonder here.

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Photo of jiggahertz
3.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear golden amber beer with a huge foamy cappuccino head with a bunch of lacing.

S: Citrus hops come through on the nose.

T: Sweet malts up front, followed by citrus malts and grapefruit. Grapefruit is there but not overly sour. Malts come back and forth throughout.

M: medium body, low carbonation

D: Sourness from the grapefruit is there but not overpowering.

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Photo of joehop67
3.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have had this in bottle and on tap and I much prefer the tap version. It pours a deep copper color with minimal head. Good head retention, leaving a lacy run all the way to the end.
It starts with a hoppy aroma with a hint of citrus. The citrus is barely noticeable in the taste. Almost a malty texture, more than one would expect from an APA.
By far my favorite Abita brew. Good mouth feel, smooth and creamy. Excellent drinkability, and a good candidate for repeat offenders.

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Photo of patreely12
3.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

reviewed from notes.

A - great looking beer. clear amber with a fiery orange tint. about an inch or so of fluffy, off-white head which maintains itself for most of the drink. nice lacing.

S - bready malts and earthy floral hops. nice combination of sweetness and bitterness. there's also some citrus and a slight buttery caramel aroma.

T/M - starts off almost watery in taste. the flavor takes a second to kick in. even balance of bready malts and mild floral hops. really nice sweetness notes including some citrus, caramel and some other fruity esters. there is also a hint of something woody, which i thought was unique to the style. very refreshing. finishes slightly bitter. light bodied and high in carbonation.

Overall I really enjoyed this. Jockamo is a great, quality IPA with good flavor and drinkability.

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Photo of Greels
3.84/5  rDev +15%

Photo of BrewAskew
3.85/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

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Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 1,675 ratings