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 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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Photo of Utica_Brew_Review
3.93/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice amber color with moderate carbonation and mild head. Fruity, citrus and floral notes in aroma. Smells great. Heavy blood orange-like citrus notes among the dry hop flavors. You can appreciate the dry hops in the flavor also. Great IPA for the summer--refreshing. Somewhat bitter like when you bite into an orange rind.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.22/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

On-tap at Slater's 50/50 Anaheim Hills. How I haven't hit this beer before will remain a mystery unsolved. On to the beer:

There's a little haze in this light orange beer. Topping it is a sturdy head with solid retention and acceptable quantities of lace. A bit of a surprise was how soft the nose was. There's a little resin and sticky pine, otherwise its absent. There's a small improvement with the taste, because at least you don't need to squint to find something. Still, it's not very vibrant by West Coast standards. Tastes faded. A little grapefruit and kiss of orange ensure that this is an IPA, and also a stickiness flavor. The mouthfeel is spot on, being medium bodied with an acceptable level of carbonation.

I thought it was going to be better than this. At least it wasn't offensive to my senses.

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Photo of Oakenator
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a darker amber to brown. Full head at pour and has good retention. Lacing streaks on the glass.

S: Spice, earth, hops. Some malts present.

T: Starts with a really strong bitter taste and trails to fuller malt. Really intersting that this IPA has such a contrast from front to back.

M: Almost creamy - nice carbonation on the tongue.

O: Good brew.

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Photo of socon67
4.01/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Amber pour with great foam retiention. Lacing is average at best. Cloudy look to thebeer.

S - Strong notes of nutmeg and a bit of onion grass. Slight notes of caramel malt give a sweet smell. Very faint trace of fresh hop resin.

T - Good contrast of sweet and spicy notes and a finish that has a mild and balanced hop bitterness. Flavors of nutmeg, onion, toffee, and light grain.

M - Easy drinking beer that is light and with some carbonation. I don't think the spicy notes make it overly sessionable; I felt one was plenty.

O - Actually a nice IPA that does stand out. Not a hop-bomb but it would appeal to IPA lovers.

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

I had this from the local bottleshop, looked interesting so I gave it a try. It has nice bottle artwork, somewhat typical hoppy IPA smell. It tasted sweet, which went well with how the beer seemed to be hopped. It evened out the bitterness in a way that I haven't had from other IPA's. Overall, I'd say this beer would be worth buying, if sold at the right price. Right now, I know of many more enjoyable IPA's that would fit within my budget.

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Photo of rangerred
3.32/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper with a solid one finger white head. Really good head retention and just a little bit of lacing.

The aroma is a bit on the mild side but has definite garlic/onion notes along with some floral notes. A little earth and pine too but not much in the way of malt.

A big pine/garlic bomb on the flavor which I happen to love. With that being said, however, it fades way too quick leaving nothing but lingering garlic. Really no malt at all and quite one dimensional. Mouthfeel is very watery given the strength while bitterness is moderate.

Overall, a pretty run of the mill IPA that isn't really worth seeking out. Glad I tried it, though.

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Photo of PabstBlueRobot
2.28/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A - Very pretty caramel colory. It reminds me of those old aviators with the brownish tinted lenses everyone wore back in the day.
S - Smells like flowers...really pollen filled flowers on a summer day. A lot like my favorite tea.
T - It's pretty sharply bitter...and it tastes like you're now chewing on that smelly flower. Maybe you tried to clean it off first because it has a distinctly soapy taste.
M - Somewhere between water and syrup. It's not much different from most beers.
O - I could see enjoying this, but only outdoors. There's no way I could drink flowers and soap in the house. The bitterness really kills it for me. Not my go-to by any means.

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Photo of Omnium
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours a nice amber gold color, 2 finger head, fades fast, good thick lacing.
S - Floral hops, lemon peel, grapefruit, a little malt.
T - You get the floral hops, and a little malt and yeast to this, but is kinda watery.
M - Thin, and watery as said before, you barely get the good smells in this to hang to your palate.
O - Not necessarily bad, but not great, its definitely sessionable, which on a hot day one of these would suit the bill, but not a go to beer.

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

got a 6 of this the other night, only $7 so i had to give it a try.

a bit of a rusty brown color with a quarter-finger head that seems to linger for a while, slowly dissipating. can see some carbonation but nothing spectacular to look at.

smell is a little on the harsh side. strong hop scent without much else going with it.

the taste isn't bad, but it isn't great. i guess i'm getting what i paid for in this case. I was hoping for a bit more, but knew not to have my expectations too high. average bitterness to it, some hops, and maybe a hint of some citrus. nothing to write home about.

mouth feel is fine. it doesn't leave any residue behind, but there isn't much to talk about.

overall this beer is worth what it sells for, no more, no less. fine to buy on a night where you really cant pick something out and don't want to spend a lot of money.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

ya know, we don't really need another overly sweet, super sticky full bodied ipa out there do we? I mean, this one is all fine and good, but compared to the field, it barely beats average. the pour is redder, copper maybe, dirty old penny color, but clear, with quite an active white head. off to a good start. the nose is residual sugar and generic high alpha hops, sweeter than it should be with some caramel leftovers. the flavor is the same, more sugary than it should be for the style, and the hops just aren't standout to me in any way. there a lot of oil, and a lot of body to this. itd be better as a bread base or as a pork shoulder marinade than as a drinker, for me at least. long lasting finish with equal parts hop oil and damp grains. nice feel though, good bubbles and thickness, I like the body in this one, but it is a little heavy going. overall too much sugar left in it, but its not a bad beer. maybe a better fit in the American pale category, but it wont be a chore to finish off the other four bottles of this in my fridge. B level.

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Photo of Murrhey
2.99/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live. Best-by date 2/12/13, so it's a tad past its prime. Wish I had seen that a week ago.

A- Two-finger slightly off-white fluffy head. Several-minute long retention with some translucent ropes of lacing. Amber-red body with high clarity. Fairly attractive,

S- Pine and citrus. Some caramel malts. Not a very developed aroma, but not unappealing.

T- Medium bodied malts and some steely hops. Metallic and slightly bitter. Not a nice taste in my opinion.

M- Heavy and balanced toward the front. Finishes clean and wet.

O- It is an alright beer, a poor IPA and a good showing from Abita, a brewery I'm learning doesn't turn out much good national stuff.

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Photo of mpedara429
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Slightly hazy amber color. Poured out with two fingers of off white head. Small amount of draping lacing.

S: Grapefruits, oranges and some floral tones.

T: Orange zest, piney hops, and ginger. It sort of tastes like a gingersnap with a touch of orange.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation. Crisp, clean, and goes down pretty easy.

O: It's different and drinkable. IPA purists are sure to hate this one. Take it with an open mind and its not so bad. I would drink it again, but I wouldn't choose it if I was in the mood for an IPA. It seems like it would be a good summer beer because of its lighter feel from many other IPAs.

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Photo of BelgLuvr
2.69/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy amber with an excellent thick head leaving nice lace. Nice IPA-ish aroma which seemed grassy hops-plus-lemon to me. Body was thin and a bit watery, though perhaps not untrue to IPA style. But I was let down by the taste in a beer claiming American IPA status. It simply didn't match the aroma. It was only faintly hoppy with a distant background bitterness. Other than that, not much going on.

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Photo of brewtus
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can into Df tulip glass

A- pours a light copper color with a two finger wite head that lingers for a while
S-malty, dark fruits, caremel
T/M- amber and woody up front, fades to a dark fruity finish with a nice hop note. Isn't very hoppy but enough to balance out the malts. Carmel flavor. Has a it of a scotch ale taste with more bite. Taste lingers on the tounge for a while
O- I'm surprised this is labeled as an IPA, has a lot more malt than I'd prefer but it's a different take on it that isn't necessarily bad. I probably won't seek this out again, but I'm glad I tried it.

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Photo of Mojo
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle -> New Belgium glass

This offering pours up a hazy light apricot color with a foamy one finger head, pretty good retention and some nice lacing. The nose is very piney and grassy, not bad at all. The taste is the low point honestly. There is a very sweet initial maltiness up front followed by a flat metallic taste, and a bitter finish. Mouthfeel is about average with decent carbonation. This is not quite a drainpour, but it's nothing too special either.

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