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Kennebunkport IPA - Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub

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Kennebunkport IPAKennebunkport IPA

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260 Ratings
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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 25.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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 redjameskidd:
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2.03/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Picked it up at Trader Joes, which seems to be where most of the people who reviewed this beer got it. Luckily I only got one in a mix-a-six. I've never seen this beer or heard of the brewer elsewhere before.

It's a really weird beer. I'm drinking it right now, and it's just not an IPA, or even an east-coast IPA, as one would expect. Very little hop bitterness. No bitter backbone. Sweet, but with a weird sort of off-flavor that shows up occasionally, especially in the aroma. Simply not to style as an american pale ale. More like a british ale, but not a good one either. There's probably a reason these are only found in Trader Joes. Don't let the cheapness sucker you in.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2009 03:28:05 | More by redjameskidd
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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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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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Kennebunkport IPA from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
65 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.