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Old 09-11-2011, 11:59 PM   #1
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I had this for the first time last night. I'm a pretty big fan of IPAs, but I was really let down by this one. It seemed to me to be too spicy or too floral or something. The aroma really kind of grossed me out, and there was this weird kick to it that reminded me of stale cheese...

Did I get a bad bottle or something? Is anyone else getting this vibe? Or am I just crazy. I wish I knew what exactly I was tasting. I'm still new to homebrewing so I can't pin down exactly what it was.

The label says it's brewed with pale, red, and caramel malts, and hopped and dry hopped with Colombus and Willamette. Any idea what it might be?


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Old 09-17-2011, 05:39 PM   #2
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I liked it thought it was different, i do remember it being pretty spicy and roasty and i almost want to say robust.I would try another at another point may have been poorly stored or shipped. Maybe your getting the stale cheese with the herbal aroma or maybe you got an yeast off taste.
Maybe they used stale oxidized hops, i remember going to a food coop and checking out the hops in the herbal section opening the jar and it smelled cheesy and buttery.



 
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:03 PM   #3
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I did try another one a couple nights ago and it was a LOT better than my first experience. I think you're right about something being oxidized... It probably was the hops. The other bottle was still different, but tolerable. The first one I had was AWFUL.
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:49 PM   #4
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I tried it a month ago and through it was a titch skunk and vegetal.

 
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Old 11-12-2011, 02:55 AM   #5
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Had one at the Salt Factory Pub in Roswell, GA recently and there was something amiss...

It is sad when my non-beer-drinking fiancee agrees that it "just ain't right"....
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Old 11-25-2011, 03:47 PM   #6
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I have tried it once. I won't say it was good or bad based on one bottle. It was damn fresh considering I bought it in the next town down the road from Abita Springs. It was just kinda boring for an IPA.
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:44 AM   #7
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I had one the last time I was in New Orleans and it tasted like dirty feet. I was not impressed at all.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:20 PM   #8
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I couldn't even call this one an IPA. It was really bad...tasted oxidized and not very bitter at all. There are a lot of pale ales that are way more hoppy than this thing.

It was in an Abita variety pack and the only beer that got consumed quickly was Purple Haze...and not by me.

 
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:58 PM   #9
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Interesting. Its been a while since I've had a Jockamo, but my experiences have always been good.
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:15 PM   #10
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yea ... I am thinking stale cheese too whoever said that ... i may give my other 5 bottles away ... wont buy again



 
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