Sunday, April 13, 2008

Abita Jockamo IPA, Abita Beer, Louisiana

In the movie A Knight's Tale, Count Adhemar beats William in a joust and declares "You have been weighed, you have been measured, and you have been found wanting. Come back when you're worthy." This is how I feel when I drink Abita Jockamo IPA. I want to love this beer. I like the label, I like the brewer, but it's not doing it for me. The hops are way too mild for an IPA. On the good side, the beer is weighing in at 6.5% ABV, not too shabby. However, I am a big IPA guy and I expect more from an IPA, especially one hailing from a great drinking place like Louisiana. This beer gets a 2.5.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I agree with you on Jockamo. As a New Orleanian and IPA lover, I wanted to love it, but it's only OK. At the risk of being branded a heretic in my hometown, I find Abita a pretty inconsistent brewery. They're capable of greatness (Restoration Ale, the hoppy gold ale they brewed in the wake of Katrina, is an all-time favorite,) but a bit too often, I find their specialty beers underwhelming. To their credit, they constantly introduce new brews and are willing to experiment.