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: 1,667
Photo of xnicknj
2.29/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

on tap at catahoula in philly - served in pint glass

Pours a clouded burnt orange color with a one-finger white head. Fades into a thin coating of film with some spotty lacing on the glass.

Faint citric hops in the nose with a sweet malty backbone. A little caramel and toasted biscuit.

Light juiciness up front with an almost difficult to find hop bitterness. Bready caramel malt backbone. Finishes a little dry with some citrus.

Medium body, decent carbonation, crisp and bubbly on the tongue. I ordered this since it was on special - I should have paid the extra dollar for a can of Dale's. This really misses out on nearly everything I look for in an IPA.

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Photo of Mic-Lee
1.81/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Deep amber color. Smells sweet and malty. Heavy roasted grain malt flavors dominate. Sweet, fruity hops. A little syrupy and virtually no bitterness. Light carbonation, medium body. Boozy.

Overall: No thanks. This is overly malty, sweet and boozy. There were a few sips where the flavor of grains dominated and that was somewhat pleasant, but really the sweetness and the booziness made finishing this one a chore.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.22/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Magic Hat #9 pint glass. Bottom of can says Best By: 8/2/12. Whoops.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a full inch of beige head that retains a good while leaving sudsy cobwebs of lacing. It finally settles at a 1/4 inch head with a craggy surface of foam.

S- Very pungent hops that are more herbal and spicy than anything. Has a solid twang that's very earthy, almost barnyard-like. Quite unique.

T- Wet grass flavor with a bitterness that's very aggressive, yet different so it's interesting to take multiple sips in a row to see how it assaults the palate. Peppery spiciness notes of pine.

M- Dry with a lingering hop bite. Medium carbonation and a full-ish body. .

O- It's obvious that a different variety or blend of hops was used in creating this because there is no other IPA that has the same profile as Jockamo. Truly one of a kind and quite tasty as well. It also has held up well past its freshness date. It being in a can most likely contributed to that.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
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 Fatehunter
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Half finger of head, light copper color.
Smell of pine is strong, ripe lemon in the background with the wet hay.
Pine bitterness from beginning to end. A one trick pony here.
Slightly sticky texture, moderate carbonation, medium body.
A fine drink, a standard IPA.

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Photo of jucifer1818
2.16/5  rDev -37%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had this beer at Tallahassee brew-fest

Appearance: Avrage, I cant say I remember anything decent about it
smell: meh
Taste: not good
mouthfeel: also very average

overall: When I drink Abita, I have fairly low expectations, and I feel as if this beer did not meet any of them. Its been a day since I drank it and I cant even really remember anything decent about it

their are much better IPA's at better prices than this, I suggest you get them instead.

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Photo of eporter66
3.11/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz Bottle into a pub glass

A - Easily a two finger head off the pour, very frothy, copper color

S - A sweet malty smell, with a hint of fruit

T - Not what I expect from an IPA, very malty, no real hop bite to speak of. The malt dominates the flavor of the beer, and for me it is just not what I am expecting from an IPA.

M - Good carbonation and good body.

O - Not impressed with this beer, and honestly dont find this to be a good representation of an American IPA. Overly malty and lacking any hop bite to speak of, I wont be having this beer again. Nothing wrong with the flavor, but just not what you expect from an IPA

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Photo of deebo
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I snuck 1 more $1 buck beer pint at huck Finns. This time will try the Abita ipa

A-a hazy dirty orange with a skimming of white head

S-hops are here but not in your face-citrus and definitely grassy. Plenty of malt here too-sweet,breast,toasty

T-the hops here are distinctively marmalade. Some caramel malt flavor to boot

M-low on the carbonation heavy on the malty mouthfeel. I'm digging it

O-a malt forward IPA. I like the balance

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Photo of oline73
3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this in the clubhouse during a golf trip. Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours an amber color with a layer of off white head that fades to a ring around the glass.

Smell: Sweet and malty up front. Just a bit fruity with some slightly herbal hops. There is some dark fruit in the malty note.

Taste: As there was in the smell, I'm getting a lot more malt than I expected. There are some dark fruit and brown sugar notes. I'm getting some citrus peel hops behind the malt, but the malt wins which is weird for an IPA. The finish is slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with not quite enough carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This IPA is way too malt forward. It needs some more bitterness or less sweetness to balance things out. I don't need any more.

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Photo of DavidST
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, best by 8/21/12. This pours a clear reddish brown color with a massive off white head which has long retention and leaves a lacing (almost too much). The smells are of pine and floral hops along with caramel malts. The feel is medium. The taste is good enough a nice amount of hop bite along with a little caramel backbone, not a world class IPA but good enough.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight onion flavor on the finish. There is a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer that has a somewhat unappealing hop flavor to me.

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

A: Pours a mostly clear dark copper in color to amber with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a couple of small thick patches and a medium-thick ring at the edges of the glass. Very significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus hops with notes of grapefruit, orange, and tangerine.

T: There are light to moderate flavors of caramel malt sweetness underneath some stronger flavors of citrus (orange/tangerine) and spicy hop flavors. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish that lingers.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Just a hint of crispness but slightly thin.

O: In a style where there are some many great offerings, this beer just does not stand up - it is not a bad beer just pales in comparison to others. There are decent hop flavors but not the intensity or bitterness that I enjoy.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.14/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Jockamo pours hazy and dark toasted orange in color. Head is massive. Over a finger's width of doughy off-white cap. Lacing comes in light rings and random spiderwebs.

S-Sweet bread and flower petal hops. Blatantly balanced. Soapy, fresh linen fabric softener hoppiness. Candied citrus. The nose boasts good intensity, but the hoppiness is almost overshadowed by the malt. More English than American.

T-Bath soap hops (combination of soapy and perfumey) and caramel. Cake batter. Lighter citrus notes. Not much bitterness at all. Again, this is balanced. Hops almost taste sweet themselves.

M-Medium bodied. Soft bubbles. A bit sticky. Little bitterness or dryness. Takes a while to polish off a glass.

O/D-Super good deal at the local store (indicating its lack of freshness). This is more of an English IPA or a Pale Ale in my eyes. Lacks any muscle via the hops. I will imbibe the rest of these straight from the can. Maybe I will like the convenience better and in term enjoy this boring brew a bit more.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
2.79/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - A nice copper color with good clarity and a nice creamy look. 1 finger of head and nice sticky lace all over the glass

S - Lots of grain and maltiness. Hops are not very prevalent for an IPA

T - Like the smell, a huge malt backbone. Slightly bitter finish

M - Medium mouthfeel

O - A huge malty IPA. Not recommended for huge hop heads. Hops are present, but just dry and bitter. Not my type..

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Photo of GarthDanielson
2.93/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, crystal clear, amber-hued copper coloring with a decent, bright white, frothy head that starts around a half an inch and settles quickly into a filmy coating that clings to the glass as you drink. Aromas of resiny hops, pepper spice, a heavy roasting, and a touch of cannibus riding a caramel backbone. The nose is very strong and imposing with its characteristics. Flavors are surprisingly sweet compared to the hop-centric nose. Caramel and roasty backbone supports a green, resiny, and heavily pepper spiced hops character, but it is the sweet and slick first and foremost. The hops end up being more spiced than anything, and hit the end of the palate through to the aftertaste. Thin body, so the beer becomes slightly sharp after about half a pint. The finish is slightly bitter and drying, but the thin body and slick feel don't allow much of a drying feel settle in. Meh.

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Photo of Amalak
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A. Semi opaque brown color, with a ton of foamy white head that leaves a good deal of lacing and some bubbles underneath.

S. Malt scent along with a fruity softness.

T. It has a bit of a cheap dark fruit taste to it. Malty. Not very bitter for an IPA.

M. Refreshing and a nice carbonated feel on the mouth.

O. It's nice, but it's just a bit lacking in the IPA category. It's not very flavorful.

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Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark orangish amber with a thin cap of dense, white head that has decent retention

S - bready, faint birthday cake, pineapple, grapefruit, faintly soapy

T - bread, sweet, birthday cake, citrus, faint bitter finish

M - medium bodied, crisp, a tad overcarbonated

This is a really good IPA. If it were more full flavored it would be great. I wouldn't mind having a six-pack of this on hand. I'll definitely get more.

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

[Suggested Glassware: Shaker Glass]

The pour was a clear medium amber with an average (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that was fully diminishing, leaving behind only a very small collar and fair streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a mild caramel malt and light floral hops with hints of caramel and citrus (orange).

The taste was very light and mildly malty sweet with a touch of caramel early on, and then became lightly hoppy with a mild bitter citrus peel ending. The flavor was average in duration being mostly of a slight bitter taste that faded away at a somewhat steady pace.

Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a soft carbonation.

Overall a decent light IPA that was very mild in flavor and did possess a really good drinkability...

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Photo of mgironta
3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured with a one finger pure white head that dissipated and left a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, chestnut-brown with lots of active carbonation visible on the brew. The nose presented with notes of fresh grapefruit, quickly followed up by a bit of nuttiness. On the first sip, I found the brew very watery with a decent amount of carbonation. After I got used to how thin the brew was, I got definite notes of hazelnut on the brew with some minor bitterness. I didn’t find this an overly hoppy brew, especially for an IPA. There was also a bit of sweetness and nuttiness that lasted onto the finish, which lasted for awhile. Overall, this was not a fantastic IPA. I wouldn’t rush back to have this again.

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Photo of MisterE
3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a six-pack of 12 oz cans at Ward's for $4.99

A: medium gold to light amber with a modest head

S: pleasant but subtle floral hops

T: well balanced with a nice bite from the hops

M: slightly thin and not too carbonated

O: seems like a very sessionable beer, especially at this price

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Photo of metter98
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high beige head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface and a thick coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are aromas of grapefruit and tangerine from the hops in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has citrusy flavors along notes of spiciness and a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a little shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation along with a bit of crispness.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has some nice citrus aromas and flavors but probably won’t please hopheads because it lacks much in the way of bitterness and crispness from the hops.

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Photo of BeerDocT
4.32/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a chilled tulip glass.

-Appearance 3.5: Pours out a brilliant amber-gold. I cranked the end of the pour and a beautiful 1 & 1/2 inch head popped up and hung around until my first sip.

-Smell 4.5: Wonderful bouquet on this beer. Deep, warm, hop overtones but also a hint of brown sugar and somewhat buttery. Very promising.

-Taste 4.5: Front is filled with a delicious,subdued hoppiness and the middle is smooth and there is a very nice buttery malt flavor. Finish is light, hoppy and satisfying. Aftertaste is where the grains come through and is just excellent.

-Mouthfeel 4.0: Excellent carbonation that adds to the enjoyment of this beer. Somewhat creamy; the carbonation is almost perfect. Almost.

-Overall 4.0: Wow, excellent IPA. The flavor profile on this beer is off the scale and is just amazing. Everything is restrained and expertly executed. One of the best IPAs I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. Highly recommended.

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Photo of TheBrewo
3.97/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew was served from the tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY into a Brooklyn Brewery pint glass, and glowed a golden red color. There was a half finger head of creamy tan bubbles, leaving sticky sheets of lacing around the glass as it departed at a medium pace. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared active. The aroma was bright with piney hops, bubblegum and banana esters, pale malts, light toast, and tea/herbal dill qualities. Our first impression was that it was tasty, with nice herbal qualities. The flavoring opened with watered citrus, herbal hops, bright dill, and lactic sour cream. The middle peaked with more bittered hops and citric rind. More pale malts and toast came in, with more yeast, lemon juice, and copper at the finish. The aftertaste breathed of citric and piney hops, mint, metallic yeast, dill, and light esters. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium. There was soft slurp and sip, with light coating and mild astringent drying. The abv was appropriate, and the beer was very easy drinking.

Overall, what we liked best about this was the herbal quality to the nose and taste. The dill gave a very unique air, and made for an interesting, refreshing beer. If you like IPAs then this would be a nice one to try for you, but if you’re just looking for something new, then you can probably find something more exciting elsewhere.

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

12oz bottle served into a Great Divide pint glass.
Review from notes:

A - Pours a copper orange with 2 fingers of rocky head with average retention. Very little lacing left behind.

S - Sweet crystal malts, citrus hops, bready aroma.

T - Matches the nose with sweet grainy malt, hints of caramel, citrus pith bitterness, doughy yeast, pine comes out as it warms. Hops come through stronger on the finish.

M - Thin feel with medium carbonation.

Nothing wrong with this, just an average IPA. I could take it or leave it.

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Photo of obrike
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is an odd one...poured a bright tanned-copper with a decend head that faded quickly. A thin white ring remained throughout. Liked the look.

Getting the scent of sweet biscuit, light caramel, and a bit of orange zest and grassy hops...but something seems a bit off for an IPA, but i can't put my finger on it.

Hmmm...the elements did not mix very well, making an almost oniony taste...actually making my nose run...i wonder if i'm alergic to the cajun hops or It's almost like the specific combo of hops they used with the malts just clash. Carbonation is ok, light drinking for an IPA.

Well, this is one of the available beers in the Abita 12 mixer...let's hope the others are more of an improvement.

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Jockamo IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
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