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Kennebunkport IPA - Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub

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Kennebunkport IPAKennebunkport IPA

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Ratings: 278
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 24.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Paxman1965, Jan 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

1BadblueSS, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of jawlessbody
3.16/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

jawlessbody, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of BillRoth
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

BillRoth, Dec 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

brewerburgundy, Dec 26, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

carrollmel7, Dec 14, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Eighty, Dec 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

largadeer, Nov 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +34.9%

jaxray8, Nov 23, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Geijerb, Nov 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Manuel_M, Nov 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

RIKIM, Oct 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

buckyp, Oct 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

GDPete, Oct 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

gregu2, Oct 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

ScubaSteve00, Oct 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

MrBallz, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of GMB
3.41/5  rDev +22.7%
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.

GMB, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +43.9%

JohnnyForeign, Sep 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

EvanWilliams, Sep 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

sonofliberty2, Aug 25, 2013
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2/5  rDev -28.1%

ianmatth, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

brandon911, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of CloudStrife
3.04/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

CloudStrife, Aug 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

Buck6196, Aug 06, 2013
Kennebunkport IPA from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
66 out of 100 based on 278 ratings.