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Kennebunkport IPA - Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub

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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 24.01%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | 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

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Beer added by: Monkeyknife on 12-01-2007

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Photo of lou50rp
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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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of puboflyons
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

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3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of lionnusmb
2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of einman
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Franziskaner
2.89/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of Kappakoosh
1.25/5  rDev -55.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of tdm168
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of StrangerTides
3.75/5  rDev +34.4%
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!

Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of BigTrubble
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Cavanaghty
2.68/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Photo of SawDog505
3.1/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of 1BadblueSS
3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of jawlessbody
3.16/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into an american pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a thick, deep orange with syrupy haze with a two finger head that stuck around for a bit and left good amounts of lacing.

Smell: Smells very fruity and malty with lots of zesty citrus notes. It's extremely hard to get hops from on the nose, but they are there lurking in the background.

Taste: First comes a wave of caramel malts flavor with vague, indistinguishable fruit notes. This is them followed up with quite a stale happiness that doesn't provide a lot of flavor, but rather overpowers the initial maltiness by being too aggressive in it's bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Slick, syrupy mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. Surprisingly the best part of the beer.

Overall: I want to like this beer, I really do...but unfortunately I would not recommend it. It smells too sweet, isn't very well balanced in flavors and is just missing something special to make it stand out. It isn't the worst I've had, but it certainly isn't the best. It's just a boring, average IPA with nothing special to offer.

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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +34.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

Kennebunkport IPA from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
66 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.