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Kennebunkport IPA - Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub

Not Rated.
Kennebunkport IPAKennebunkport IPA

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BA SCORE
65
poor

263 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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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ScubaSteve00

Texas

3/5  rDev +8.7%

10-09-2013 03:21:45 | More by ScubaSteve00
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MrBallz

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

09-27-2013 00:52:30 | More by MrBallz
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GMB

Japan

3.41/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

KBC's IPA's beautiful, syrupy amber body is let down by a weak, fizzy head with very little staying power. IPAs' heads should be sticky, thick, and inviting. This one isn't.

The nose is malt-forward, which is acceptable in an English-style IPA. American renditions of this style have pushed hoppiness to the extreme, and drinkers with hop-filled expectations are bound to be disappointed by this brew.

This beer tastes hoppier than it smells. As the nose suggested, aroma hops are understated. But bittering hops are assertive, and nicely balance the very rich, sweet malts. As the beer warms, and as I swirl it around in my glass, hop aromas become more assertive. When they do, the floral hoppy flavors round out the very sweet malt nicely. I recommend letting this beer warm for 5-10 minutes before enjoying.

This is a drinkable, affordable (read: inexpensive) English IPA. I'm surprised to read so many negative reviews. Perhaps my colleagues on BA were expecting the kind of in-your-face hop-wallop that American IPAs offer. This beer doesn't offer anything like that. It's very sweet, heavily malted, fairly bitter, and throws in lots of citral and a few herbal notes for good measure. I'm okay with that.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 21:22:42 | More by GMB
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JohnnyForeign

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +44.9%

09-22-2013 03:57:32 | More by JohnnyForeign
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

09-07-2013 04:41:52 | More by EvanWilliams
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

08-25-2013 20:24:41 | More by sonofliberty2
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ianmatth

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -27.5%

08-22-2013 07:41:22 | More by ianmatth
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brandon911

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

08-19-2013 00:26:08 | More by brandon911
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CloudStrife

New York

3.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Best by April 2014 notched on the label.

A: Pours a clear amber with a frorthy white head. Spots of lacing on the sides of the glass as the head dissipates. Some visible carbonation.

S: Not a very strong aroma, hops are a bit difficult to pull out. Fermented fruit.

T: A decent amount of hop bitterness in this one. Tempted to say there is more bitterness than flavor from the hops. Not sure how good that is. Malts add some carmel sweetness to it but are again overpowered by bitterness.

M: Medium body with somewhat low carbonation. A tad sticky from the combination of hops and malt sweetness. Dry finish.

Overall to the point IPA at a reasonable price. Won't blow you away with flavor but still has more than your standard beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 01:31:54 | More by CloudStrife
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Buck6196

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

08-06-2013 00:43:30 | More by Buck6196
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

07-31-2013 02:30:57 | More by Dizzy242
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SFNC

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +8.7%

07-20-2013 01:20:59 | More by SFNC
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acashk

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

07-18-2013 04:30:03 | More by acashk
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shelby415

Oregon

3/5  rDev +8.7%

07-15-2013 05:42:04 | More by shelby415
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +8.7%

07-13-2013 02:17:12 | More by jrohrbacher
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smt1

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

07-11-2013 08:19:08 | More by smt1
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BillBabbitt

Ohio

3.74/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I found this to be a very enjoyable brew with nice bitterness, but not overly alcoholic. It had adequate carbonation, a solid mouth-feel, and a good finish. I like an IPA that is strong on bitterness, but less than 7.0% alcohol, so I can enjoy more than one.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 22:15:52 | More by BillBabbitt
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

07-10-2013 21:58:44 | More by acurtis
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Michael_DaBeers_IV

California

3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

07-03-2013 21:27:49 | More by Michael_DaBeers_IV
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ssoulf

Massachusetts

1.25/5  rDev -54.7%

06-10-2013 03:05:02 | More by ssoulf
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Doogermeister

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

06-08-2013 21:49:07 | More by Doogermeister
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naturallight1

Nevada

3/5  rDev +8.7%

05-11-2013 04:11:33 | More by naturallight1
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

05-10-2013 04:49:59 | More by DrunkinYogi
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev +37%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle marked best before nov. '13

look is a very clear ruby amber. smell is dry leaves, sweet honey and pine tree sap. taste follows: very dry and bitter, an off metallic taste, with sweet maple-y malts. feel is dry, dry, dry.

solid english-style IPA, especially at the cheap price point. the misleading label (the word english is nowhere to be seen) can be attributed to the low score here.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 07:36:38 | More by jimmah120
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cre83

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

05-01-2013 18:43:24 | More by cre83
Kennebunkport IPA from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
65 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.