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Kennebunkport IPA - Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub

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Kennebunkport IPAKennebunkport IPA

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263 Ratings
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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 25.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Monkeyknife on 12-01-2007)
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Reviews by StoneTSR:
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3.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

APPEARANCE: An aggressive pour provided a quarter-inch of head that quickly settled down to about an eighth of an inch on top of a clean, transparent and deep copper colored IPA.

SMELL: When I put my nose to the bottle a nice, piney smell dominated everything. After pouring it into a 10oz. Jameson rocks glass, however, the array of aromas opened up. The piney smell was still present, but smoky and grassy smells were also detectable. No lacing whatsoever.

TASTE: The hops are the first flavor to hit the palate, but after a quick punch, a malty, then tangy and citrus flavor show up. The aftertaste then reverts back to a dry, hoppy flavor that almost tastes a little sour.

MOUTHFEEL: I'm not sure I'm drinking the same beer as everyone else who has reviewed it here. I've seen so many people say it is smooth or slightly carbonated. It seems very sparkly to me, although maybe the mouth coating feel on the way down is convincing people that it is somehow smooth. It is an odd, but good feel.

OVERALL: The first few sip of this beer were better than the middle and end of the glass. It was still good all the way through, but as the sour and sweet flavors built on the palate, it became less and less of the bitter and hoppy IPA I seemed to be drinking in the beginning.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 22:36:08 | More by StoneTSR
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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

08-01-2014 01:06:40 | More by Cheld
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3.23/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I was surprised to see this beer rate so poorly. I flew in from CA and was treated by one of these beers which was purchased at Trader Joe's (I am always hesitant to buy or drink beer from a discount beer place. Especially a place that doesn't store beer the correct way.). The beer was nothing outstanding but I did not detect any crazy off flavors or anything unpleasant. The one thing I didn't like is that this beer comes off more like a Pale Ale than an IPA. Low hop aroma and flavor, not a very bitter beer and not the most ABV ( this beer doesn't even top 5.7). The one thing I liked about this beer is the easy drinking qualities this beer had. I had several and was not sluring my words and the beer tasted just fine. If someone passed me this beer in a glass and told me nothing about it, I would not even have a single complaint.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 14:29:11 | More by i4ourgot
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South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

07-30-2014 01:50:06 | More by StaggerRollRoll
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3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

07-26-2014 18:46:29 | More by hophugger
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2.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I found this single 12oz bottle at the Trader Joe's in Glen Ellyn, IL for the extremely low price of just $1 a bottle. Actually it is not all that uncommon to find prices like that at Trader Joe's. No freshness date.

The beer poured a clear amber/orange color but made just a thin rim for a head and left very little lacing.

The beer had a spicy hop smell to it along with a buttery/butterscotch aroma.

Grassy hop flavor along with a touch of citrus. The malt is more bready than caramely, and the bitterness is kind of low for an IPA. Can't say that the flavor wowed me over.

Light to medium body with medium carbonation.

It's drinkable, but kind of blah, and not very IPA-like.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 12:01:40 | More by matjack85
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3.75/5  rDev +35.9%

07-04-2014 15:48:33 | More by GClarkage
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2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

06-30-2014 04:41:01 | More by GRG1313
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3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

06-24-2014 20:52:24 | More by pjbfromkc
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New York

3/5  rDev +8.7%

06-24-2014 10:21:15 | More by kkazemi
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2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

05-18-2014 04:17:39 | More by ssgunbond
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1.5/5  rDev -45.7%

05-16-2014 01:48:11 | More by Nich7601
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3.41/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I am somewhat questioning what category this beer really is. Put anything into the IPA category that's not grossly over-hopped and it will get poor ratings. Although it's got notable bitterness, this really doesn't come across like an IPA, not even an English one. It lacks distinct hoppiness, but might have a touch of diacetyl, as it reminds me of Samuel Smith's organic pale ale.

All that being said, it's not a bad beer at all. Tho not outstanding, it's plenty drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 15:38:32 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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New York

3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

04-11-2014 18:43:05 | More by Noelito76
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Rhode Island

2/5  rDev -27.5%

04-05-2014 17:53:01 | More by Doomcifer
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2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

04-04-2014 17:09:49 | More by MDM
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3.56/5  rDev +29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

KBC IPA has a nice crisp, clean, taste with a nice bitter/sweetness and is a good IPA for about a dollar a bottle.
Was purchased at Trader Joe's and is an "exclusive" at TJ's. A nice off-white head, some nice lacing. Color is sort of a toasted reddish brown and it does seem to have more IBU than some of the cheaper IPAs, though not listed anywhere I searched. Overall, Well done and God Speed..
Carry On, Citizens!!!

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 22:15:14 | More by Hergestridge
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3/5  rDev +8.7%

04-03-2014 01:59:44 | More by pathead
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1.36/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

When into trader joe's to get a six. it was sandwiched in between a bunch of good beers I knew well, but were about 8/9 dollars a six Went for the bargain at 5.99. It tasted like nothing, except a little hoppy at the end. It reminded me of Bud Red Dog (from back in Highschool) with a hoppy (but not so happy) ending. I wish I went for the 9 dollar six. KBC IPA is the kind of beer one buys once. I will drink it if it was free, but certainly would not buy it again. Life is too short.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 00:11:17 | More by scpow
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3/5  rDev +8.7%

03-29-2014 00:03:09 | More by Matt2509
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3/5  rDev +8.7%

03-20-2014 00:10:33 | More by rorjets
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3.43/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bright orange color, some carbonation and not much of a head or lacing
Smell is not distinct of anything, neither sweet or citrus
Some citrus at the beginning. Not clear or distinct. Hops at the end are ok and linger.
Good mouthfeel. Not watery.
An ok IPA, chilled for a warm day. The price is the best thing about it.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 23:36:51 | More by lou50rp
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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

03-16-2014 11:28:01 | More by Fettpopps
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New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of Dec '14. Sampled on March 9, 2014.

It has an attractive pour with its medium amber color and great clarity. Modest off-white head,

Let's look at this aroma. It is hopped which should be expected from an IPA. But generally it is more of a caramel malt sweetness with a hop balance than anything else. Balance OK.

Medium body.

The taste tends to lean more on the sweet side than the hoppy side,. This is OK but for an IPA I was expecting more of a bite. Still, there is a decent caramel maltiness followed by the bitterness. Nothing extra-ordinary but fairly drinkable

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 21:04:52 | More by puboflyons
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3/5  rDev +8.7%

03-05-2014 01:27:07 | More by Joey-bags1990
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Kennebunkport IPA from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
65 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.