kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is big with pine and citrus. Color is a very clear amber orange with small carbonation and a quickly dissipating white head. Flavor is somewhat of a letdown when compared to the aroma. Astringent bitterness without a solid malt backbone to balance the beer. This one actually reminds me of my first homebrewed IPA, big on Aroma but lacking the hop flavor to go along with it.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Middle of the road IPA citrus, hops, fruits with a candy like mouth feel.
Good beer to sit around the fire with and I did just that.
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Found this one bottled in South Elgin, Illinois. Nice, orange-brown pour with a thick, tan head. Not an overpowering IPA, but a nice floral nose. A balanced beer with lots of caramel to counteract the floral hoppiness. Interesting, and highly quaffable.
pojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured an amber/copper color with a pretty good white head that lasted to the end. Lacing was fair. Aroma was balanced between the hops and malt with the hops coming through initially. Flavor also was balanced well between the hops and malt. Much like a good English IPA. Mouthfeel was pretty good. This is a highly drinkable IPA.
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
dkoonce (911) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber, with a thin, off-white head. Impressive hop aroma, that blends floral and fruit aromas. Very light body, with some evident carbonation. A bit light for an IPA. Quite drinkable.
shigadeyo (3010) - 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 (773) - 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.