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Kennebunkport IPA - Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub

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Kennebunkport IPAKennebunkport IPA

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281 Ratings
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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 24.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

pjbfromkc, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of kkazemi
3/5  rDev +7.9%

kkazemi, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of ssgunbond
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ssgunbond, May 18, 2014
Photo of Nich7601
1.5/5  rDev -46%

Nich7601, May 16, 2014
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.41/5  rDev +22.7%
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.

AlCaponeJunior, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of Noelito76
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

Noelito76, Apr 11, 2014
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2/5  rDev -28.1%

Doomcifer, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of MDM
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

MDM, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of Hergestridge
3.56/5  rDev +28.1%
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

Hergestridge, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of pathead
3/5  rDev +7.9%

pathead, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of scpow
1.36/5  rDev -51.1%
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.

scpow, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Matt2509
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Matt2509, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of rorjets
3/5  rDev +7.9%

rorjets, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of lou50rp
3.43/5  rDev +23.4%
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.

lou50rp, Mar 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.45/5  rDev +24.1%
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

puboflyons, Mar 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

Joey-bags1990, Mar 05, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

lionnusmb, Feb 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

einman, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of Franziskaner
2.85/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Franziskaner, Feb 15, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -55%

Kappakoosh, Feb 09, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -37.1%

seanchai, Feb 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

tdm168, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of StrangerTides
3.75/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm hoping this is the same beer that is also referred to as KBC IPA? The label looks different from what's pictured here but it does say Kennebunkport Brewing. I actually like this a lot, even though it has a taste that's somewhat thinner and maybe slightly more bitter than my favorite IPAs. I find it crisp and refreshing, and besides that it's a good choice for the value - only $6 for 6 at Trader Joe's!

StrangerTides, Feb 06, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 29, 2014
Kennebunkport IPA from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
66 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.