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Kennebunkport IPA - Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub

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Kennebunkport IPAKennebunkport IPA

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BA SCORE
66
poor

290 Ratings
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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 24.01%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: Monkeyknife on 12-01-2007

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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.22/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

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2.82/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -46.2%

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3.4/5  rDev +21.9%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

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3/5  rDev +7.5%

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1.38/5  rDev -50.5%
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.

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3/5  rDev +7.5%

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3/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.41/5  rDev +22.2%
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.

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3.45/5  rDev +23.7%
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

Kennebunkport IPA from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
66 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.