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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Reviews: 558 | Ratings: 1,666
Photo of Bezy901
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

After the Spring IPA I wanted to give another Abita IPA a shot. It's nice but the toasted notes in this conflict with the hops for me. It's still good but the toasted caramel notes are a bit much.

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Photo of stcules
3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Red copper color, average beige foam.
Hoppy smell, a lot of caramel. Citrussy hop, not too strong.
Quie malty and caramel in the taste too, a bit too much. Chewy.
Well, ok, all the right hop, yes, but.
Average body. Againmalty aftertaste, with hopped finish.
Not too lively, not a great drinkability.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.37/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light orange-brown hue with a touch of haze and a very light effervescence. Head is a finger of creamy ivory foam. Not bad at all.

Smell: very malty indeed with a very light earthy hop character. Not super IPA-like but not terrible for that.

Taste: caramelly malt flavor up front with a light hop character and a light bitterness. The malt character reminds me of extract homebrew. It's not the worst thing in the world, but it's rather underwhelming.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a good creaminess for the style. Easily this beer's best attribute.

Overall: this beer wouldn't appeal strongly to me even if it weren't marketed as an IPA. But as it is, it's definitely not winning any awards from me.

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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 Act25
3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Like may top raters I find Abita beers to be bland and mid-pack. But they do experiment, and in this case, push for a "mardi gra" boldness that's interesting, but not making me draw on this beer.

A: Give vigorous pour to get some loose and rough 1 finger head with lots of lace, over a very dark amber, mahogany body.
S: Not enough. Citrus, straw, and a bit metallic. (it's the water?) Even after warming, it's faint.
T: More to the taste, but still thin and lacking. Initially, a bit too sweet which made me go for a biscuit. Multi hued, but very subtle hops with a good finishing bite. Odd. A bit of corn and metal too.
F: too thin for me, low carbonation, not a lot of mouth feel.

Not coming back soon to this.

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Photo of FLima
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber color with a thick beige head with medium retention.
Nice aroma of grapefruits, pine, lots of caramels, lemon, passion fruit, toasted malts and spices.
Flavor of pine, caramel malts, lots of tea bags, resin, flowers, grapefruit and oranges, spices and herbal hops. Quite dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with mild carbonation.
Decent IPA, with a predominant sweet caramel malt forward profile, but still backed partially by a decent amount of piney hops.

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Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Nose: resiny hops, citrus, light grain notes.
Brilliant coppery amber under a 2" persistent and lacy off-white foam cap.
Clean grainy malt on the palate with melon, citrus, biscuit and nuts.
Very creamy smooth medium body with average to a little above on the carbonation.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance of this IPA is actually quite stunning in a highly carbonated, cheap sort of way. The head was a tower of ivory foam with a dense cap. The body was a glowing, brassy color of copper but it was obscured by a torrent of tiny bubbles that clung to the glass.

The nose presents a strong malt base with caramel, tea leaves and barley. The hop scent is old world floral with hints of lemon, pine and grapefruit.

The flavor matches the scent nearly identically. Strong malt base, maybe tea leaf, with a floral, pine, tinges of lemon and a pithy grapefruit.

The feel is dry but it has almost no carbonated bite, despite the appearance.

Very simple IPA with stronger Pale Ale qualities than hop profile.

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Photo of Noxious26
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 fl oz brown bottle with pry off cap poured in a pint glass. Picked up on my trip to New Orleans at the end of March.

Pours a red-amber with a cream coloured head that is 1/2 inch on the pour. Head recedes to a thin cap with lots of lacing down the sides.

Aroma is well balanced between citrus and pine hops with malts and caramel.

Bold taste leading with hop bitterness, but well balanced by lots of malt. Citrus, pine, caramel, biscuits and malts.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a little harshness from the alcohol.

I had several of these while on my trip and I rather enjoyed them. Definitely give one of these a try!

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Photo of drned
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Definitely pine with citrus background. Lace stays on the glass as the beer goes down. Moderate. Will not appeal to IPA seeker wanting to be hit over the head with bitterness. At IBU of 52, it's not trying to overwhelm, but a very respectable bar pull for one who wants to enjoy a balance of malt and hops. Worth a happy hour cost of $3, and a pleasant way to spend time.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on May 16, 2014.

It is attractive to look at I will give it that. Slightly cloudy amber-copper color with a lingering, soft off-white head.

Aroma? For an American IPA the floral, citrus, or any hop notes are quite distant. Certainly I am getting some caramel malts and a hop character but I expected more hoppy punch.

The body is pretty good. It is about medium and smooth.

The taste has a pleasant enough caramel, roasted malt character at first and there is a modest hop bitterness that comes in on the backside. But the bitterness carries only a slight bite. I might have been more gracious with my grade if this was listed as an English IPA. Oh, it is drinkable but don't expect a super bitter beer.

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Photo of Foyle
3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 2" cream color foamy head which recedes slowly with a nice layer of lacing. Color is deep amber/copper with moderate carbonation visible.
Aroma: true to the style significant citrus hops is the dominant odor but also pick up some barley malt backbone as well
Mouthfeel: mostly watery, fairly light, not as sticky as many IPA’s I have tried. Finish is quite dry. Flavor: nicely balanced between the citrus (and some pine) hops with the caramel, toasty malt. Flavors blend well in start, middle, and finish.
Overall: very nice IPA.

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Photo of mactrail
3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quite handsome orangey amber color with lots of suds in the Orval chalice. Head retention is average. Plenty of prickly carbonation in the mouth. This would be a refreshing jolt if you were really thirsty.

There is just a puff of hop aromatics at first. Some crackery malt with a touch of sweetness. Some resiny notes and rather tangy overall. There is an odd flavor that reminds me of the aftertaste of fish. A mineral touch and slight bitter aftertaste.

As a Pale Ale this is quite drinkable and smooth, but I wouldn't look to this for much hop flavor. Abita is one of the breweries I totally ignore, but someone brought this over so I had to try it. From the 12 oz bottle.

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Photo of beergoot
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark gold appearance with a thick, sticky head and plenty of fine carbonation bubbles rising upward. Fair pine and citrus hop aroma; honey dew melon; slight biscuit scent. Nicely balanced bread and sweet bitterness in the flavors. Medium bodied; dry finish.

A tasty, light and easy drinking IPA. Decent balance throughout the taste experience although the mouthfeel may come across a bit weak and watery. It's not as in-your-face as west coast styled IPAs, so it may appeal more to someone looking for a session-styled IPA.

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Photo of yardkl
2.6/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I love IPAs but this one is lacking. It's not bad but There are so many better IPAs out there. Bought a six pack, drank all of them, but will never buy again. It's very mild for an IPA but not in a good way. Decent beer but I take my IPAs seriously. Do yourself a favor and skip this one.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy copper/amber pour with a small off-white head. Interesting flavor that combines pine and grapefruit from the hops and caramel malt. Finishes with a slight lingering pine flavor.

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Photo of CochonKing
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours an orange off gold. Head dissipates quickly. Definite beer haze present in the glass, possible fault in this batch. - 3.00

Smell - One of the strongest points of the beer is the nose. Bouquet is flush with hops as expected but lemon and orange peel lie behind it. Characteristics of fruit candies, skittles, starburst etc. Little grain present on nose. 3.75

Taste - Not very well balanced. Hops followed by a quick burst of citrus palate with a short finish. Hop bitters give a much longer finish, but lacks a rounding that would make it exceptional - 3.0

Mouthfeel - Very light bodied on palate. Small bubbles that barely last on the palate. - 3.0

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Photo of Ryan_Graham
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Golden brown with a two finger head that hangs around with good lacing. Citrusy to the nose with hints of caramel and spices. Starts off spicy on the tongue with a very offensive boozy taste. Then transitions to a creamy finish that helps make up for it. Overall, ehh. It's not bad but it's certainly not anything special. This beer doesn't rank high on my IPA list. I wouldn't recommend to a friend.

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Photo of DeFaz
2.78/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Wow, this is disappointing. I like some good malt in a beer, but for an IPA this just didn't have enough hops going on. The mouthfeel was too thin, and the slight citrus flavor supposedly from the hops didn't offer much at all. This actually came out more sweet than bitter, and was probably intended to appease those who stumble upon it not actually looking for an IPA. The smell consists of some malt and hops (again, citrus) and like the taste is quite bland. This beer wasn't offensive, but it was probably the worst IPA I've ever had.

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Photo of Wrex68
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into snifter

A- poured copper color with two fingers of light tan head that dissipated quickly little to no lacing

S- smells of sweet malt very light hop smell not like a typical ipa

T- strong malt profile with light floral hop bite at end, much more hop than other reviews led me to expect. Nothing special but not a bad ipa.

M- medium body and light carbonation crisp hop finish, leaves the mouth a little dry.

O- not a bad ipa but definitely not the best worth the try.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
2.58/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a shaker pint glass.

APPEARANCE: clear amber colored with 1 finger head, very little retention, only slight lacing.

SMELL: caramel, nutmeg and flowery hops.

TASTE: malty with caramel and very little hop finish.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: I did not like this beer and will not buy it again. When I purchase an IPA there is an expectation of hops. This beer lacked any significant hop profile which is a real problem if you want to make IPA style beer.

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Photo of runbirddrinkbeer
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've never been keen on Abita products with the exception of PurpleHaze but I've been buying singles of as many ipa's this summer as I can, so I thought I'd give it a try. The first ominous sign was the best by date of 5/12/13...3 months ago. Forging ahead,the appearance is fine with a typical coppery orange color and cream colored head which hangs in there pretty well. The aroma is decent with some pine, grass and malty/biscuit present. The taste falls somewhat flat and far short of a top notch IPA. Malty sweetness predominates and an off taste I can't quite identify. Very late hop bitterness. Overall I didn't have high expectations and found this to be just_ok_.To be fair a fresher bottle or draft may be worth a second try.

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Photo of larryarms847
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dull copper color with a tight head.

Pine, grass, and earthy.

Earthy pine and grassy bitterness.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall, a poor example of an IPA.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.01/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy copper body with a slow carbonation of light tan creamy head filled with craters

S- The floral hop aroma is soft but nice with and odd cooked macaroni note that grows as it warms.

T- The vegetal taste has a slight woody hop note followed by a gentle hop bitterness in the finish.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a slight creamy texture to the fizz and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- The odd flavors to the beer are a bit stronger than the faint hop hints. It is odd and just hard to get through 12 oz.

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Photo of Bill_Murray
2/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

There is so much talk and praise for IPAs, I really wish I could like them. This is my second attempt at an IPA, and it went very much like the first. I don't often write reviews because I do not a have acutely tuned palate and find it unlikely I will say something not already said, but I do rate based on whether or not I liked something, mainly for my own records. With that said, I felt I owed a review because it is a solid beer, and a lowball score owes an explanation.

I poured this experiment from a bottle into a glass.

Appearance: Poured a nice orange-ish, reddish color, with ample collar of foam that eventually settled to about a nickels width that remained for the entire glass. A little lacing, but not as much as the first IPA I tried.

Smell: Strong smell, smelled of pine and citrus, possibly pineapple. Very complex, a lot going on, but the pine and citrus stood out most. I was hoping the pine wouldn't be as prevalent in the taste, but...

Taste: Pine right up front, which would be good for some, but terrible for me. Has an after taste similar to the after taste of grapefruit, which was NOT to my liking.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, not too heavy.

Overall: Not for me.

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Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
3.43 out of 5 based on 1,666 ratings.
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