shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/24/2007: Abita Jockamo IPA pours a hazy amber color with a fairly dense beige head. The aroma is balanced between a light caramel maltiness and a soft bitterness. The flavor has toasted palt malts in the front with a a mild citrus and floral hop flavor and bitterness in the back. This beer is balanced overall and has a soft, and smooth palate and a medium body. It is pretty easy to drink and goes down smoothly. I would call this beer a Pale Ale rather than an IPA though as it just doesnít have the bitterness or bite that I would expect an IPA to have...
12 fl. oz. bottle (Alc 6.5% by Vol.) from Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #26 for this beer...
garrison (767) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a twelve ouce bottle purchased at "Liquor Direct" in Covington, Kentucky -This one pours a dark amber brew with a rapidly dimishing, fine-bubbled head of foam and a hoppy aroma. Tastewise, this is a fine IPA with the requisite citrusy notes, but itís flavor is pretty simple. A good beer, though.
beerguzzler (31) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
OOOOOHHHH Abita....you come out with a nice hoppy beer..this one is a ok in my book, a very nice sweet hop taste that i likes....go get this one fool!
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I havenít drank anything from Abita in a long long time. Abitaís 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 itís way down.
Thereís some pale malts in there but theyíre 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, itís 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 Iím 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 havenít 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.
Drake (8214) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours muddy orange-ish brown, thin head, good lacing. Aroma of toffee and straightforward hops. Good balance of malt and hops.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
expectations were low here because I donít care for abita beers. However, this beer slightly exceeded those expectations. Not very balanced as hop citrus flavor dominates. The use of cascades here borders on cleanser taste, but still, not as bad as I thought this was going to be.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle out of the cooler @ Papago. Bland sweet malt citrus aroma. Copper body with off white head. Some citrus bitter hop on the finish but nothing here that made me say good stuff. May have to rerate this one, had it after a sour beer.
LAboozehound (47) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the better Abitas out there right now, and I was excited to read that this will be a new flagship ale. Perfectly balanced malt flavor with a hint of citrus and toffee. Been stocking up on bottles.
alexanderj (3311) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle; compared to others by Abita, I had at least some expectations for this one. Poured a copper-orange with small to medium off white head. Aroma was of citrus, toffee and flowers. Flavor was definitely dominated by malt, but not an overly great malt flavor. Malt was caramel and toffee. The hops in the finish had little, if any, bite. Hops were mostly on the floral side. Wasnít as hopped as most would like for the style. That being said, it was not terrible by any means, just not something to get overly excited about. Probably the best that I have had from Abita...but that is not saying too much.
TikiE (368) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good IPA! Got it because of the design on the bottle, and because I was in mood for a new IPA. Nice flavor, and a very sweet smell to this beer.