Friday, August 19, 2011

Abita - Jockamo IPA

Purchased From: Harvest Fine Wines & Spirits
Serving Type: 12 oz. bottle, poured into a Mark Twain pint glass

The bright sparkling amber body from the Louisiana brewer, Abita, shines in the light. The medium sized head is a light tan with an almost soapy and sticky consistency. The head retention is moderate, but produces a consistent ring of lacing at the top of the glass. The biscuity malt nose is sweet with understated hops. It seems fragrant, but subdued.

The beer is very malty and shares the same base toasty malts found in the other beers from Abita. It seems the minerally water is also prominent here. It is floral with hints of hibiscus and a textured mouthfeel that departs with a grainy feel. The finish is sweet with a very light hop character. The beer is definitely on the lighter side of hops for a typical IPA, and it finishes with a dry, slightly unappealing, aftertaste.

Final Verdict: C

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