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 Dodt
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

picked up a bottle of this beer for a mixed six
poured from the bottle into a pint glass
appearance amber in color with a thin head
smell mild hoppy scent
taste mild in hops with a good finish
mouthfeel dry with a nice finish
a solid beer for fans of the american ipa

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Photo of Pabs311
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a nice amber-gold color with a thin beige head that dissapears quickly with very minimal lacing.

S- not very overpowering at all with hops. piny and citrus hops make up the majority of the hop profile but the sweet caramel malt profile plays to big of a role for my liking

T- similar to the nose. as someone previously mentioned, i would lean this more to a hoppy amber ale. the hop profile again is mainly pine and citrus but the malt comes through wy to much for my liking.

M/D- medium bodied with decent carbonation. easy drinking, but i think they need to rethink their classification on this one.

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.79/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the brewery.

Dark amber in color, with a semi-beige head. The look is nothing to complain about.

Jockamo on tap is pretty different than in a bottle. On tap it has a very predominant fresh hop aroma with a gentle sweet backbone. They weren't over powering, but definitely made them selves known. I love fresh hops, so this was nearly heaven for me.

Taste was bitter and semisweet with hints of orange and grapefruit. The feel was medium bodied and solid.

Lots of flavor and fair ABV makes this an easy drinker.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean orange-ish to copper color with an off white head. In the aroma a small hint of a grapefruity hop, but hoppy nonetheless. In the taste, quite hoppy, but mostly pine. A bitter bite and a thin mouthfeel with a dryer hop aftertaste. Thin with a nice hop presence.

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Photo of DogFood11
2.27/5  rDev -32%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appetizing appearance. Light copper body with some orange hue towards the outside of the glass. Moderate carbonation and a white thin layer of head stays throughout.

This is on the balanced side for an IPA and ends up inbetween styles. Kind of like an amber mixed with an IPA. It dumbs down the hop presence. They also run into a solid toasted malt bill crushing it even further.

Not a whole lot going on here. The price was less than all the other IPA's in the store. I think they priced it just right. Pass.

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Photo of PanicUnited
3.92/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had the opportunity to sample this beer at Taco Mac and was slightly impressed. It would not be my first pick when it comes to an IPA, but for a brand I had not heard too much about, I was happy with the choice.

The beer looked good in the pint glass, with a good head and slightly above average lacing. However, the hop character brought out a sense of yearning for something more. I could have bargained for more lively hops, with more of the Sweetwater Balance. But again, if all beers were created equal we wouldn't have this site..

Overall, I would say that its a little better than average for an IPA, but nothing spectacular

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Photo of thagr81us
3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into standard pint. Pour a hazy red-orange with an off-white one finger fluffy head. Lacing was nice throughout. The aroma was comprised only only malt and subtle hops. The flavor was of malt upfront with subtle hops showing up after and throughout the follow through. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was not a bad IPA, but wasn't overly great either. The hop taste was not as pronounced for my liking and could use some beefing up. It was very drinkable however and I would drink this again.

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Photo of Mit
3.46/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

a-Pours a nice golden reddish colour with a lasting head.

s-Malts with a hint of citrusy hops.

t-Spicey hops mixed with some citrusy hop tastes. Nice malt profile followed by an almost smokey flavour.

m-def heavier in keeping with the higher alcohol content.

d-def drinkable but dangerous.

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Photo of SFLpunk
3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz brown glass pry-top bottle. No date.

Appearance: Super sexy pour. Crystal clear brownish reddish amber with fluffy tan head that leaves lots of lacing.

Nose: Spicy hop aromas all over the place, some minty/eucalyptus notes and dried hop pellets. Really pine-y and dry.

Palate: Sharp but somewhat oxidized tasting. Caramel and dried apricot flavors are complimented by some moderate hop bitterness and some sweetness sneaks away at the end. The alcohol spikes on the finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

Notes: Simple palate but sweet aroma! Decent, probably better from the bottle?

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Photo of aepb1
3.06/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Medium brown with a nice white head and good retention

S- Sweet malts and piney citrus hops. Nothing special here

T- Caramel malts and the piney/citrus hops just like the nose and again, no surprise at all...

M- Medium body, decent balance with the carbonation

D- Not the best IPA but there was nothing off-putting here...

Ok, not bad at all, just nothing that I'd write home about...

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Photo of Brad007
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a medium-gold color with a two-finger head that fades fast into my glass.

Aroma is full of grassy hops with a hint of buttery malt. Seems about par the course. Perhaps it's based on their standard pale ale?

Taste is once again dominated by buttery malt with only a hint of hops present in the mouth. They're usually grassy and weak as well.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering buttery malt and grassy hops.

Not much to see here. Not much of an IPA either. Maybe they were aiming for the English counterpart, which if that were the case, it would be spot on. Otherwise? Nope.

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Photo of plaid75
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Dive Bar, NYC.

Poured a murky medium copper hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light floral hopband a soft caramel.

The taste consisted of a round malt, some caramel and a utilitarian hop. Certainly not the hop profile I expected, but generally well balanced. Herbal and bready at the finish.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a decent IPA. Well balanced for sure.

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Photo of jeffjeff1
3.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This came in the Abita Party Pack that I got from Cost Plus World Market.

Appearance- coppery color, decent head, pretty good lacing

Smell- citrus and floral hops, malt

Taste- pretty good hop flavor, little bit of bitterness but not too much, pretty good balance

Mouthfeel- crisp, medium bodied

Drinkability- pretty good IPA, I would seek out more of these.

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Photo of JMad
3.87/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Was a cloudy copper color, had a 1 finger head that turned into a thin ring, left some good lacing on the glass.
Smells like sweet malt, hints of caramel, pine and citrus.
Tastes a little sweet, could be a bit more bitter, it's a little alcoholic, piney hops.
Feels pretty average, it is smooth but a little watery.
It's very drinkable, would be a good beer for someone that's not a hophead. I like more ibu though.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a coppery amber with a decent off-white head and some decent lacing.

A lot more malt than expected. Some herbal hop aromas, but not as much a I had hoped. It is malt forward, but not in a bad way.

Decent caramel malt balanced with some hop bite. Little piney notes, some butter, some brown sugar. Not a strong IPA.

Medium mouthfeel and good carbonation. A decent drink, but not a super hop bomb. Decent drinkability but could use a bit more in the hop dept. Still very good.

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Photo of champ103
3.78/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear copper/orange color. A two finger, tightly packed white head forms with excellent retention. Sticky, spiderweb looking lace is left behind.
S: Lots of citrus and floral hops. Caramel malt for balance. A buttery note comes out as this warms up as well.
T: Follows the nose. Plenty of citrus and floral hops. A good balance of sugary caramel malt. There is a little to much diacetyl. Though it does not ruin the beer at all.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. A little watery though. Easy to drink. I quaffed several with no problem.

This is a really enjoyable and easy to drink IPA. It is a simple beer, but that is what Abita does best. I am glad more bars in Louisiana are caring this. Recommend.

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Photo of Clydesdale
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a lightly hazy orange-bronze color. The head is very active, with a densely frothy/foamy texture and an orange tint. Retention is very solid, and lacing, while thin, is quite robust.

S: Quite fruity up front - some honeyish orange aroma and vague citric hoppiness. This is accompanied by some mild sugar cookie malt, and a bit of a mineral/hard water tone.

T: Some mild honeyish and cookie-like malt up front. Hop bitterness is medium. This beer is more flavorful than bitter. Juicy orange is front and center. A faintly British mineral character adds a dimension. For once, the Abita spring water seems to be helping rather than hurting one of its beers.

M: Medium bodied, with moderate carbonation. A bit dry into the finish.

D: A solid but easily overshadowed IPA from Abita. More fruity and candyish than bitter and aggressively hopped. Pleasant and easily drinkable. For what it's worth, this is probably the best Abita offering I've tasted.

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Photo of SAtaMi
2.96/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - The best look to an Abita i have seen 3/4 inch head
clear golden rose color

Smell - Fruity

Taste - Smoother then i thought it would be hints of chocolate
and caramel after taste of hoppy bitterness followed by a
bit of sourness

Mouthfeel - Heavy and toothy

Drinkability - Not going down as easy as i had first hopped the
after taste is a bit unsettling

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Photo of JayQue
3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice light IPA. Pours a very clear light golden/amber color. Pillowy bubbly white head with good retention and thick spotty lacing.

The aroma is fairly mild, pleasant and slightly hoppy but not that pronounced.

Tastes pretty good. Good hops flavor but not that strong and memorable. Fairly good malt/hops balance.

Mouthfeel is a bit light but nice and crisp.

Drinkability is good. This one goes down real easy and the flavors are good enough to warrant drinking a few even at 6.50%

Not the best IPA out there but not bad either. Given the octance level I still consider this one fairly sessionable.

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Photo of ralree
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Rather cloudy orange with a nice off-white head, 1 finger, but not great lacing and not much retention at all.

S: Extreme tangy sugary grapefruit - almost overpowering. Has a flowery undertone to it as well. Almost smells like artificially flavored candy. Weird.

T: Great grapefruit tangy kick with a nice hoppy background. Not too much alcohol in this one, though. Still has a weird candy flavor that I can't place. Peach? Great malt flavor, a bit toasty.

M: Overcarbonated. Non-astringent. Medium-body. A tad bit drier than many IPAs. Needs some work here.

D: Overall, not a bad drink, but I can't see myself wanting to slog it down often.

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Photo of drtth
3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a standard shaker glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is a clear reddish dark copper color with a ¼" white head that soon recedes to a ring and a thin layer of foam on the surface. The lacing is scattered and leggy. By about mid-way through the beer sipping leaves very little lacing and virtually nothing is clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma is mild and not particularly hoppy. Occasionally I think I'm picking up a bit of metallic character in the aroma.

Taste: The nose predicts the flavors pretty well except that the flavors are more intense that the aroma suggests. The flavors here include some caramel malt and what is mostly earthy bitterness, with that slight metallic character in the taste that was also present in the nose.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is light to medium bodied with some soft tingle from the faint carbonation. The finish is moderately long and begins with the caramel being replaced by the earthy bitterness which then in turn fades into a lingering dryness on the palate and back of the throat.

Drinkability: This is drinkable enough that I was fine with finishing it off, but that said, there so many more IPAs I prefer out there that I'll probably not be drinking this one again, or if I do it will be because the other alternatives are even less exciting.

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Photo of scottyshades
3.36/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a semi transparent murky brown color. The head is whispy and thick. Retention is pretty good.

S: Lots of malt aromas; toffee, molasses, caramel, nuts, and dark fruit. Hops play second fiddle, maybe I have an old bottle and the hops have vanished. The nose is more like a brown ale, really malty.

T: Again, malts up front, no hops to speak of. Caramel, toffee, molasses, and some fruits and nuts. I'll have to try this again fresh. Not your typical IPA, or any kind of IPA really

MF/D: Chewy feel, carbonation is low, lingering nutty/molasses finish.

Mobile review

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Photo of bump8628
3.11/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best before date of 6/7/10 clearly marked. Poured into a pint glass.

Light copper with a white head that shows impressive stickage.

Leafy, herbal hops and a biscuity maltiness battle it out for supremacy. Neither win due to both being too weak to merit the American IPA title. I detect Columbus hops, but I'd like to detect more.

Perhaps this bottle is too near its best before date to be at its optimum flavor; however, if this is the case the brewers need to reconsider their freshness projections.

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Photo of whynot44
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bright clear coppery amber color with a foamy off-white head that retains fairly well and produces some nice lacing on the way down.

The aroma is suprisingly malty, hints of biscuits and caramel with honey and citrus hops.

The taste is also a bit malty for an IPA, with toffee, caramel and honey notes before the piney, citrus hops kick in. Slightly sweet up front but dry at the finish with lingering but not overpowering pine resin aftertaste. Altogether nicely balanced with enough hops for the hop lovers but not over the top.

Medium bodied, smooth and easy to drink. Worth a try.

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Photo of EPseja
3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just got done watching The Princess and the Frog with my daughter... time for a N'Orleans brew.

Served from a 12 oz. shorty bottle at between fridge and cellar temperature in my SABL glass.

A - Bright, glowing orange amber with chartreuse glints during the pour. Medium bodied off-white head with fair retention and great sticky, ringy lacing.

S - Vibrant hoppiness. Sweet, floral and citrusy but with no hint of acidity. Honeylike maltiness, but subdued.

T - Supre light honeyed malt sweetness along with a bland water-cracker bread character, followed by a powdery, pungent American hop showcase. Quick move through the middle straight to the semi-dry swallow. Pleasant aftertaste of hops and honey. Bitterness lingers, but isn't overdone.

M - Slight viscosity and a nice, sharp tingle without an overly carbonated body. Mouth filling and sudsy. Satisfying swallow.

D - This is definitely one of the tamer APAs I've had, but that comes as a good thing in a style that's too easy to overdo with a heavy hand in the hops. Excellent for general consumption when you don't want to abuse your palette but are still looking for nice, crisp bittering and the ability to enjoy more than one. One of the better offerings in the Abita stable.

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