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 paulthebeerguru
3.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: poured into a straight pint. pours a beautiful, clean filtered orange amber with an off-white head that leads to decent lacing.

S: strong, citrus-y hop aroma off the bat. Very floral. Smells of either cascade or chinook to me, but I could be off.

T: very smooth IPA. I think more malts would do the trick for its balance, but nonetheless its a good IPA. Citrus flavor mentioned above in right up front, but drops out rather quickly.

M: good mouthfeel, but flavor tapers off too quickly for me. Tingles the palate for a short moment.

D: very drinkable and a good session IPA. This would be a great start for people who think the don't like IPA, to start liking them. Good gateway beer for magical heaven that is Hopland.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.42/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear, light copper color with a huge pillowy off white head that was moderately lasting. A huge fresh citrusy aroma was detected along with some fresh pine needles and grassy notes. The initial flavor was fresh citrus and pine, dry, with a nice grassiness from the hops coming through in a nice british bready palate. The mouthful was light as well the carbonation, and a tad slick. The beer finished with a nice dry citrus and pine hopping. Overall not a lot to it complexity wise but makes for a decent session ipa in the local watering hole. Decently hopped enough to satisfy the typical hophead and nicely balanced with the malting. Definitely one of their better beers.

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Photo of Vancer
3.39/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to deepsouth for the Jockster!

Clear, amber orange pour with a foamer head of ivory. Sticky laces too. Very, very subtle aroma notes of pine and citrus. Curious quaff of a malty, not hoppy, brew. This baby really needs an infusion of pine hops to make it a true IPA, for me. Meets more of the amber ale style. No hint of alcohol, one could put down a sixer and not notice the 6.5% - till you stand up.

Tasty brew, with no real faults except needing a hop kick.

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Photo of Slynger
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an orange gold color with a slight haze. A small white head fades quickly and laces minimally. It smells moderately of floral and orange citrus hops. The taste is slightly sweet of fresh citrus fruits along with some grainy malts and earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is an unspectacular medium with modest carbonation. This beer is a very average offering of the style.

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Photo of Gavage
3.98/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours an orange color with a 1" head that lasts a while. Nice lacing paints the glass.

Smell: mildly fruity and some pine comes through the nose.

Taste: mildy grainy malt profile with some soft grapefruit and orange citrus, mild pine, and some ripe fruit sweetness. Well balanced and not in your face like some IPAs. A hint of dryness arrives late.

Mouthfeel: crisp througohut. Medium bodied beer. Aftertaste is short lived.

Drinkability: a super session IPA when you don't want an overhopped and high alcohol beer. Nice balanced flavors are softer than most other IPAs but still enjoyable.

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Photo of jjayjaye
3.66/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a huge foamy off white head that resists fading and leaves a good amount of lacing in its wake. There is an interesting piny hop character with a tang to it mixed with semi-toasted malt note. The combination isn't sweet enough to call fruity. Adequately carbonated with a notable hop tingle, the mouth feel is on the lighter side. It has a full toasted malt flavor to go along with the hop. Not your everyday interpretation. A reasonable drinker. Give it a try.

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Photo of Risser09
3.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with a twist off cap poured into a crystal pilsner - 2007 bottling - Fridge temp

Appearance: Pours a transparent golden orange color with a two inch ivory head. Lots and lots of spongy lace that sticks to the sides of the glass. Head retention is incredible.

Smell: Hop aroma that is floral. Spiciness. Grapefruit and lemon peel round out the aromas.

Taste: A distinct piney and resinous flavor. Not too much sugar. There is a malt base that is present. Bitterness is intact but not cloying.

Mouthfeel: Pretty tame for an IPA these days. Smooth with a little bitterness. Alcohol is warming in the stomach, but not too niticable in the mouth. Carbonation is well rounded.

Drinkability: This is an IPA. Nothing more, nothing less. It's lingering pine flavor is not my cup of...well, beer. It lacks complexity but is solid.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.91/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours beautifully. Foggy orange copper with a smaller creme head. Hope it tastes as good as it looks. Nose is a bit mild, but decently hoppy with a citric tone to it. Seems a bit unbalanced. Flavor is nice. Smooth hoppy edge with noticeable citrus. Feel has a decent liquid thing going on and the carbonation is a bit low, but smooth and feels good. Overall I have to say this is the most interesting thing I have had from Abita to date. I think this is the first time I have felt they have attempted at pushing the envelope.

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Photo of biggmike
3.85/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an attractive orangey/copper color with nice white head that stayed for a while. Aroma is hoppy without much maltiness coming through. Taste is also hoppy with some maltiness coming through on the finish. This is a really sessionable IPA. Lacing was kind of poor. Mouthfeel was good. Drinkability is good. Not great by any stretch, I had Bear Republic Racer 5 today also so anything would pale in comparison, but this is a very decent IPA.

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Photo of goochpunch
3.09/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a still orange with a thin ring of head. Smells of candied orange peel, toasty malts, and big minerals. Tastes of citrus hops, a touch of pine, vague malt sweetness, and some general ale fruitiness. Decent. Mouthfeel is a little slick and syrupy with some prickly carbonation to cut through the body. This is OK all around. Nothing is offensive, but there is also nothing to this that would encourage me to buy it again.

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

Pours a hazy pale orange with a thin head that diminishes to a ring and leaves spotty lacing. Aroma is citrus hops with a hint of caramel. Taste is a little on the bland side, some standard hops and malts, but not much. The beer is medium bodied with slight alcohol stickiness. This is a truly mediocre IPA at best, only slightly better than Longhammer.

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Photo of joe1510
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Stubby
$6.49 6-Pack
Binny's Plainfield

I haven't drank anything from Abita in a long long time. Abita's Jockamo IPA enters the glass copper with a very faint haziness. Moderate carbonation rises up the sides of the glass to the two finger fluffy white head. The head eventually falls to a finger while leaving some chunky lines on it's way down.

There's some pale malts in there but they're rather subtle.
The hop profile in this IPA smells more of candied fruit than the usual bitterness. Strong candied orange and even some lemon drops. I like the candy like hop presence, it's something a little different.

Flavor is spot on with the aroma. Those pale malts are swimming around in the background but the hops are most pronounced with the candied orange and lemon drops. This "candied" sensation I'm picking up is like crystalized sugar wthout being too sweet or sticky.

As this beer enters the mouth it feels like it could be slightly viscous but moves fast enough to stay away from being too sticky. Slightly coating with a mild hop bitterness.

Jockamo goes down easy enough for a mini session. Even though the abv is fairly high for an IPA the alcohol is not at all noticeable.

I haven't drank a beer from Abita in a few years. This was a good beer to sample after such a long hiatus. Not in the top of any IPA list but enjoyable and a great deal.

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Photo of mntlover
3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper color with smaller tanish head that falls fast to a ring not much lace left behind.

Aroma is nice malty bready like some underlying hops light grapefruit some earthy herbals notes as well. Over all more malty have to try to hind the hops, not really IPA like.

Taste is not bad good malt base bread like more so then caramel. So there are some hops here grapefruit, pink lemonade with some herbal notes that linger in the finish. Flavor is decent for an English IPA good malt decent hop flavors light bitterness. An enjoyable enough session like brew in flavor.

Mouthfeel is almost medium, decent level of carbonation. Lightly peppy just enough to enhance the hops.

Drinkability is ok for flavor but the nose on this is lacking, like my IPA's to smell like IPA's. Then again the flavor is pretty decent. Worth a try maybe a retry even thought there are much better IPA's out there.

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Photo of Backer2004
3.62/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Ray from the Carolina Brewmasters that had us all try this one with some nice white cheddar cheese. Not overly hoppy like some of these 6.5% ipa's out there. Nic ebalance with the cheese as well. Easy to consume but nothing too exciting. Worth getting abottle and trying befor epicking up a sixer.

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Photo of RustyDiamond
4.1/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brought back by Cleatus, who purchased from Lighthouse in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Not sure why GA got skipped in the distribution...

Poured a bright clear orangish into a standard pint glass. 2 fingers of mega-frothy white head.

I picked up aromas of pink grapefruit & sweet cornbread.

Quite hoppy on the nose, with that pink grapefruit dominating. Great lacing in the glass. A smooth malt backbone peeked out in the middle of the strong citrus, ending with a spicy hoppy finish. Sharp hop taste in the mouth, and I definitely felt it on my teeth.

Really impressed by this offering by Abita! I'd drink this often, if only I could get it locally.

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.15/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very nice copper color with a strong film of foam and very light bubbling. Great stinky hop aroma that melds well with a hint of caramel malts. The taste is filled with sticky hop citruss and amalt caraml and walnutty goodnes. Smooth and sticky palate and flavors stay very well on the tongue. One of Abita's best beers thus far.

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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 barefootbrewer
3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a clear golden color with a thick, off-white, rocky, persistent head. The aroma is big of hops (evergreen smelling) and has a noticeable amount of malt. The taste is bitter and hoppy, but not overpowering. There is a nice balance of malt to contrast the hops. The hop taste lingers after swallowing. The mouthfeel is full and seems appropriate. Overall, this is a smooth brew that goes down easy.

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

Poured a deep amber color with modest white head. Little retention and no lacing found.
Smell is suprisingly light for an IPA with some slight notes of caramel and some well hidden hops.
Taste is a nice balance of malt and hops, with neither dominating.
The dryness begins to come through at the finish, but is still very restrained.
I feel this is more or and APA than IPA. Very middle of the road.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Typical of most Abita beers; very clean and well brewed, enough flavor and character to find intriguing, but lacks depth and richness, falling a little on the lackluster side. Aromas are a delicate balance of barley malt (amber) and citrus / pine hops. Light fermentation aromas give an extra little variety, but overall pretty simple. The look is a sparkling golden / amber color with solid head formation and retention. Light lacing on the glass. Tastes balanced, but under-hopped for an IPA. Even at that, the timid malt additions slide into the grainy side of things. Bitterness is light, but still stands above the conservative malt base. A firm hop resin flavor extends well into the finish. Fairly thin and dry; but makes the beer very easy to drink. Certainly unoffensive, but I could become easily bored with this beer. But I will tip my hat to Abita, they've made another very clean and refreshing beer.

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Photo of acrawf6
3.9/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours out a clear dark golden amber with a nice tan head that rests on top for quite a while.

Smell. The hop bitterness comes out in a nice citrus and piney aroma. Citrusy and tart, in between lemon and grapefruit. There is also a little bit of a caramel sweetness that barely rises past the citrus smells.

Taste. The aroma could suggest that this may be a semi hopbomb, but the flavor is more balanced. At first, i get more of a sweet flavor- some of those caramel flavors come out. After a few seconds, the hops come up in a lemony tartness that is a little puckering at first. Aftertaste is maltier with a small roasted touch, but also bitters up nicely.

Mouthfeel. I think this is the lowest part of this beer. It has a nice carbonation to it, but i still find the body a little thin, even with the 6.5%. It starts to get a little creaminess to it as it warms, but it is still just a little to below medium.

Overall, an interesting beer. First, i commend abita for getting into the hoppier beers...something long overdue.Though it does seem a little rough around the edges, I think this is one of the better bottled ipa's available in the state, and around above average when compared to the numerous ipa's bottled in the US. It's not one of the great ones, but enjoyable american ipa.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.2/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, best before 4/19/09, served in a pint glass.

A - clear, orange/copper color with a bone white head that settled down to a light layer leaving lots of sticky lacing on the glass.

S - grassy hops and sweet malt aromas.

T - very good, very different. The balance of sweet malt and bitter hops is done very well and it's brewed with spring water. I really enjoyed the taste.

M - medium bodied with mild carbonation.

D - easy to drink, just watch out for the 6.5% abv.

Final Note: This ain't no 'hop bomb'. This beer has malty sweetness and a very mild hop bitterness that makes you want to drink more. A good starter brew for those who want to work their way up the hop ladder. The hop burps are great!

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Photo of phil7568
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was given a sixer of this a few days ago and thought I'd give it a shot today.

Looks good in the glass with a nice one inch head.

Smells sweet, like fruity pebbles (i've eaten a lot of fruity pebbles in my day), with very little hop aroma. I can tell this one is going to be easy to drink.

Goes down nice and smooth. Starts sweet and finishes with a slight bitterness. I think carbonation is perfect on this one.

Not like any IPA I've ever had but a good beer nonetheless. Very drinkable, I don't think anyone would find this offensive.

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Photo of Beerbuddha
3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just tried Abita Jockamo for the first time. I must say...WOW! The appearance is a beautiful golden-copper color with a thin off white head which disappears quickly. The smell is a bit lacking. It's a bit sweet with a nice hint of hoppiness. The taste is great. A nice slight malty sweetness in the front with a not too overpowering piney bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium body with medium carbonation. The drinkability is great. It's about time Abita came out with something different and this is it. I'm very happy with this local brew!!

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