unclemattie (4283) - Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz twist-off bottle. Pours a clear copper color with an attractive foamy off-white head. Hop aroma is the first thing that snaps out at you. It is an odd hop aroma though. It is a deep pine grassy smell. Like a combination of C-hops and Old Bay seasoning. Yum, crawfish water. Flavor is a light malt character, followed by a medium bitterness. For an IPA it beats par. Drink it again? Maybe not. Best from Abita so far? Most definitely.
Palidor19 (3007) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a very nice but subtle IPA with flavor of mild grassy piney hops. Smooth and not too strong. a mild nutty finish. Yummy
nick76 (4280) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is very light and has some toasted malt and hops. But itís not as hoppy as an American IPA should be. The appearance is amber with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma but richer than expected with a nutty finish. The palate is thick. Overall this is good.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Sun Devil Liquors - Pours a clear copper color with a one finger thick off white head. Very light lacing. Aroma is floral, pine, and light citrus. Flavor is much of the same with very little malt backbone. Palate is fairly clean with light bitterness. Medium body. A pleasant, easy drinking IPA. Worth a try.
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - FEB 20, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2008 I must put in the disclaimer: I live less than 1 mile from the Abita Brewery and have been a fan of their beers since 1986.
That being said, Jockamo IPA is my favorite Abita beer yet.
It pours a rusty red color with a foamy tan head with lots of persistence. Great lacing. Floral nose with notes of bread and hints of fruit. Its woody/piney, fruity, carmelly, hoppy taste is an awesome combination of complex and interesting while simultaneously being clean and refreshing. It has the moderately bitter hop finish typical of a good IPA. In my, probably biased opinion, its the best balanced beer I know of. Equally sipable or quaffable.
Abita came pretty close to the bullseye on this one
dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle straight. Donít know much about aroma or appearance because of the bottle. I liked it quite a bit. But chugging with a 3 pounds of crawfish will make any beer good. Quite hoppy and a little sweet. A nice beer to drink in such a setting. Had it at big alís in Houma. It would be a nice casual beer to drink if they had it ouT of louisiana.
blankboy (6307) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange-copper with a large foamy off-white head. Mild aroma of caramel malt, hops and traces of honey and fruit. Flavourís also mild and maybe a tad watery -- It starts with caramel malt and light fruit followed by citrus & resiny hops and has a decent bitter finish. Surprisingly, a little sweet too. Medium bodied. It didnít impress me but itís O.K., Iíd drink it again.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma has notes of citrus and pine with some malt background. Flavor had some citrus and caramel malt with a moderate finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10245) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle received via trade with swoopjones. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy, off-white head, diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, grain, meal), average hops (flowers, pine, citrus), light yeast (sweat) with notes of peach. Light bodied, thin texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
JFGrind (1866) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Jockomo IPA was crisp with c-hops and not overblown with bitterness. Left a sticky film on my teeth. I agree with other raters here, its nice to see Abita doing a new beer, just wish it was better than average.