Not surprising that a New Orleans area brewery would have at least one Mardi Gras spirited brew. Jockamo IPA is a clever name that sounds like the famous Mardi Gras Indian chant "Iko! Iko! Joackamo fen ané". The meaning of this phrase is difficult to know for sure, but basically it seems to mean, "don't mess with us," and some claim it's derived from slave chants and originally meant "I'm going free one day." If you saw the movie Rain Main, or were anywhere in the 80s, you've heard the song "Iko Iko" which is just one recorded version of this song, originally penned in the 50s as a pop song. Next time you hear it, substitute in "Jockamo IPA" when singing along. Sure, you'll be the only one who gets it, but those lyrics are difficult to understand anyway, so no one will give you a hard time. Well, they may give you a hard time for singing along to that song in the first place, but who gives a rip. Seriously, go to YouTube now, punch up "Iko, Iko" and start singing. Slosh your beer around while you're at it. Good times… Expect a grainy, sweet, hoppy nose with resinous hop notes. Note a citrus fruit-like note, like a blend of grapefruit and candied apple. On the palate, look for a hefty amount of musty, grassy character, with pear notes and blonde tobacco. This beer is amply bitter, but the grain bill is big enough to deliver a matching body and sweetness, with notes of toasted bread. Aromatic floral and citrusy hop notes dominate, but the hops are well balanced considering the style. Fades out on a dry but resinous hoppy note, with a mineralized kick. This one will pair well with spicy Creole dishes.