Abita Jockamo IPA

It’s been a crazy weekend. I’ve been MIA because I’ve been working like crazy since Saturday because of the hurricane. Saturday, I got to work at 1430. I left work at 1530 on Sunday and went to my girlfriend’s house. I was lucky enough to not only be fed and get a chance to shower, but she also did my laundry and made me lunch for the next day. This is actually the first day I’ve been home since the hurricane. See below for my hurricane uniform…

Anyways, now that you’ve seen me dorking out, onto the brew.

ABV: 6.5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Jockamo is named for the tribes of dancing, singing, chanting ‘Mardi Gras Indians’ who have marched in New Orleans for over 250 years. When you hear the drums, join in the song…’Iko! Iko! Jockamo fe na ne.’ 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 wild game, grilled meats and Thai or Mexican cuisine.”

Random: In all my almost ten years in EMS, I’ve never seen anything like this hurricane. At least in my area.

This brew poured with a one finger pure white head that dissipated and left a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, chestnut-brown with lots of active carbonation visible on the brew. The nose presented with notes of fresh grapefruit, quickly followed up by a bit of nuttiness. On the first sip, I found the brew very watery with a decent amount of carbonation. After I got used to how thin the brew was, I got definite notes of hazelnut on the brew with some minor bitterness. I didn’t find this an overly hoppy brew, especially for an IPA. There was also a bit of sweetness and nuttiness that lasted onto the finish, which lasted for awhile. Overall, this was not a fantastic IPA. I wouldn’t rush back to have this again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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