Kennebunkport IPA | Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub

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Kennebunkport IPAKennebunkport IPA

Brewed by:
Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
Maine, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Monkeyknife on 12-01-2007

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Photo of Dusty6467
1.79/5  rDev -37%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

A: single finger head with amber copper color

S: terrible smell, similar to a wet dog covered in flower smelling soap... Not much else

T: very malty carmel taste with a slight bitterness to it

M: full, carbonated body, but not a good carbonated body... its too fizzy, like an alka-seltzer

O: unbalanced, not at all what an IPA should resemble. Just a terrible beer.

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Photo of Eddsdds
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of TheMarkE
3.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Coppery with a decent head.

Smell: A wee bit of grassyness, and not much else.

Taste: Sweet with a tiny bit of citrus. None of the bitterness that you expect from an IPA.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, a bit syrupy.

Overall: Fair. If you convince yourself you're drinking an amber ale with a bit of hoppiness, you might be impressed. If you're at Trader Joe's looking for a bargain IPA, I'd go with their superior State Street label.

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Photo of barczar
2.47/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear medium copper with a frothy one inch dark cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving sheets of lacing.

Caramel, bready malt, skunk, and floral hops begin the aroma. There's an almost vinous or cheesy hop note, along with dark fruit.

Very sweet. Bready, toasted malt, dark fruit, and a cheesy hop flavor are present. There's a resiny character that carries into a lightly bitter finish.

Body is moderate, oily, with fairly low carbonation, so it seems syrupy. There's astringency and alcohol warmth.

Just not what I expect in an ipa. Overly sweet, and likely using old hops. The aroma is god-awful.

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Photo of ssimpson89
2/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of cliff1066
2.5/5  rDev -12%

Photo of ToMakeEndsMeet
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Rekrule
2/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of sendbeer
1/5  rDev -64.8%

Photo of RBorsato
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of MikalMick
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of augustgarage
2.86/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Picked up a six-pack for $5.99 at Trader Joe's - let's see:

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

ECE/SAE amber liquid, clear and capped by a half finger of beige fizz which appears lackluster yet stands by with good retention and leaves a path of delicate lacing behind when you swirl the glass.

Candied oranges and a kiss of passion fruit in the nose - vaguely syrupy/artificial. A low yet bright maltiness offsets the fruit.

Grassy hop flavor leads the palate entry but never delivers the bitterness you might expect; instead a sweet citrus-flavored medicinal note emerges and leads into the faintly metallic finish. Somewhat bland and rough overall, though there are some biscuity pale malt notes which I guess would balance the hops if the latter ever arrived.

Light-bodied, brisk mouthfeel with good carbonation.

Even for the price, this vacilates between messy and mediocre - there are far better choices, especially in SoCal - I'd advise avoidance. That said, if my expectations were set for an "English IPA" I might re-evaluate...

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Photo of rTheory
4/5  rDev +40.8%

Photo of slim2043
2/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium, coppery amber. Half finger off wthite head with decent retention and light lacing. Aroma dominated by caramel malt with faint hops; sweet and a hint of diacetyl. Flavor starts malty, with light sweet fruit and caramel malt, but changes to a dryer, grassy malt finish with somewhat astringent hop finish. Medium bodied. Odd that this was labeled as an IPA, there is little distinct hop presence except for bittering hops in the finish. The color, maltiness and low key neutral hops seem to put this solidly in the amber ale category. An adequate amber ale with a somewhat sweet, but decently malty start, but unbalanced with a mediocre finish. Slight point reduction for not being to style.

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Photo of bigred89
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Milkysunshine
2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of drewone
2.5/5  rDev -12%

Photo of HopBrain
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of milkbone_underwear
4/5  rDev +40.8%

Photo of hilgart1
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +32%

Kennebunkport IPA from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
2.84 out of 5 based on 341 ratings.
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