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Abita Jockamo IPA

Review - Abita Brewing Company's Jockamo IPA

"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. The intense hop character adds more spice to the meal and makes it a perfect choice to team up with many spicy dishes. Cheddar and strong farmer cheeses stand up well to Jockamo's hoppy character. Jockamo goes well with game, grilled meats and Thai, or Mexican cuisine." -- Abita Brewing Company

Pours a medium amber hue with a nice hazy body producing a very healthy white fizzy head. Body is still slightly hazy after it has settled. Aroma is moderately malty and soapy with a strange mixture of smells. The malty aroma smacks us first and dominantly, along with soft, citrus hops. Initial taste is of dull bitter hops with indiscernible characteristics, finishes slightly doughy leaving a grainy taste in the mouth. Mouthfeel is watery and thin, yet clean, leaving the palate clean and chewy. Citrusy, slightly bitter.

Reviewed on January 18th, 2009.

Source12 oz bottle

Official Abita website