Abita Brewing Company- Jockamo IPA: If your uncle Jock was stuck on a roof, would you help your uncle Jock off?
After a brisk three mile autumn run I was in the mood for something crisp and bitter, like an IPA maybe. The next IPA in the brew queue was Jockamo from Abita Brewing in Louisiana. Hopefully this brew has the voodoo that makes LA such a kick ass place. Let’s just hope I’m not reaching for my voodoo doll after this one.
Jockamo has an amazing fizzy pop and a creamy foam head that was still rocking my glass ten minutes after the pour. This beer is the one of the most beautiful shades of sunset orange I have ever seen in a pint glass. The hoppy bouquet has awesome hints of flowers, citrus and pine as well as a sweet malty aftershock. If you’re looking for a beer trophy wife, well, put a ring on this goddess.
Unfortunately in beer, and in life, a girl’s looks rarely match her personality. Jockamo IPA is in no way a bad beer, it’s just a little disappointing. The flavor seems to be muted and the hops washed out, like a great painting that sat in the sun too long. This might be one of the smoothest and weakest IPA’s around. I would recommend it for a starter IPA, but any serious IPA junkie is going to find themselves back on the street looking for a new fix in a hurry. Jockamo is good, but far from great and this website is not called thegoodestbeerofalltime after all.
Consumed: Pint Glass
Verdict: Buy A Six Pack