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Friday, July 2, 2010

Abita Jockamo IPA

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Abita Jockamo IPA
Abita Brewing Company, LLC

Abita Springs, LA USA
Est. 1986

Brain Damage Quotient = 6.5 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0

Postmortem Brew Review
Murky and turbid copper color.
An up-front hops presence with malt undertones in the aroma.
Minimal head that rapidly disappears.
Two finger head, off white color.
Slight lacing clings to the glass.

Taste of hops later part of sip and finish.
Minimal carbonation.
mouth feel.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Abita makes some fine, interesting beers. I state this because I was a bit underwhelmed at first, with Jockamo.  Where's the hops I smelled? Where's the hops heat for that matter? The more I sipped, the less it excited me.

About half way through the glass, the hops started to sneak up with a tongue drying flavor. Ninja-like, this IPA began to reel me in bit by bit.  Still, in all, it wasn't the experience I look for in an IPA.  And while it wasn't bad, I probably wouldn't go again for a while.  Guess I'm used to the knockout punch of hops in American IPA's.

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