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Kennebunkport IPA - Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub

Kennebunkport IPAKennebunkport IPA

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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 25.36%

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 haver:
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1.25/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I picked this up at Trader Joe's for $5.99 a six. I have never heard of or seen this beer before. This is the worst beer I have ever had. Taste is very very sweet with a strong soap flavor that lingers. This does not have that bitter hop taste of a I.P.A. This was husky soap sweet. Not true to style. I could not finish one 12 oz bottle. I asked the check out girl if she had tried it she said no but I could return it for a refund if didn't like it. I found my receipt in the trash and will get my money back tomorrow. What kills me is I have five beers that I cant drink and it's too late to go out. Should have picked up the stone I.P.A.. Hind sight is 20/20 and this beer is garbage. AVOID!

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2008 03:10:44 | More by haver
More User Reviews:
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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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2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

02-26-2014 03:10:19 | More by lionnusmb
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2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

02-25-2014 00:56:42 | More by einman
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2.85/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Deep copper color with brilliant clarity. Minimal head covers most of the top of this beer. Aroma of pine like hops but they don't seem very prominent. The mouth is a bit warm and salty. The flavor is a bit like that of an IPA strained through a dirty sock. The aroma seems to promise more but that taste is rather odd.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 05:14:53 | More by Franziskaner
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1.25/5  rDev -54.7%

02-09-2014 00:56:45 | More by Kappakoosh
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1.75/5  rDev -36.6%

02-08-2014 01:40:28 | More by seanchai
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

02-08-2014 00:47:24 | More by tdm168
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +35.9%

02-06-2014 23:43:45 | More by StrangerTides
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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

01-29-2014 16:00:52 | More by Whiskeydeez
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North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

01-27-2014 21:51:49 | More by BigTrubble
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2.69/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Amber color with a thin white head.

Smell: Mild smell of pine and hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste is a strong bitter pine and hops taste. very mild citrus in the background.

Overall: I am a huge IPA guy and I did not really care for this brew. They could have done better.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2014 21:49:32 | More by Cavanaghty
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New Hampshire

3.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into my Sam Adams perfect pint glass, best by 4/14. Pours a bright orange, with a one inch white head, that leaves some lace. Smell is hard candy, tangerine, apple cider, grapefruit, and caramel. Taste is all about hard candy, caramel, and grapefruit. Body is medium, plenty of carbonation, a little dry, and goes down easy enough. Not my thing, but I am not a huge fan of English IPAS.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 18:27:06 | More by SawDog505
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Kennebunkport IPA from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
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