Kennebunkport IPA | Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub

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Kennebunkport IPAKennebunkport IPA
BA SCORE
2.79/5
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342 Ratings
Kennebunkport IPAKennebunkport IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Monkeyknife on 12-01-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,623
Reviews:
165
Ratings:
342
pDev:
23.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 342 |  Reviews: 165
Photo of cgrunin
3.04/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of tjmiller718
2.3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mnrider
2.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a medium amber color. The head is small and the retention is almost
non existent. lacing is also terrible.

S: Sweet and malty. Fruits. Toffee or coffee?

T/M: Clean and watery. Light hop presence. Sweet malts. Light carbonation.
Has a small hop bitterness, but it quickly fades away.

O: Is this an IPA? Pass.

Cheers!

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Photo of Jcarriglio
2.94/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Maryobeerian
2.77/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

My husband bought from Trader Joes. Said " they won a medal." I said, what were you thinking? Maine beer in Chicago Trader Joes? Off load for a cheap price. I was right. Not gonna bother with a review other than to say: a sloppy beer, not sure it was an IPA, and never going to get again.

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Photo of luke12345
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Snooprobirob
3.17/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tgatort
3.47/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaneBramage
3.4/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hoppy but not as citrusy as I'd like. Certainly far from the best IPA I've ever had, but at barely a buck a bottle from Trader Joe's it's very drinkable on a warm summer day. The fact that it's more reminiscent of an English than an American IPA doesn't justify some of the low ratings here. As I read some of the ratings I question whether we're drinking the same beer or if the recipe changed.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.69/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

KBC IPA
$1.17 @ Trader Joe's #766, Tampa, FL

Basic amber colored ale with a limited head of off-white foam. Moderate aroma of a lightly caramelish malt base and spicy & floral/citrusy hops. The flavor follows suit, and it's quite "middle-of-the-road", which is neither good nor bad, but certainly not exciting. I can't figure out if it's more English or American in nature, but I guess I've got to go with English as the hops aren't really there, and it's not even that strong. Medium-light in body and gently crisp. Overall I wouldn't seek it out, but neither would I turn it down.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.48/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of csulaguy
1.26/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

I bought this upon recommendation of Trader Joe's employees. They ranted and raved about how good this was. Mind you, it's not listed on here under KBC, so I didn't search for it successfully in the store like I usually do most beers.

Anyways... I got it home, tried it, and it SUCKS. I can't taste ANY hops in here. Even at a buck a bottle, I wouldn't buy this again, unless I were using it for beer pong.

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Photo of kvgomps
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Schwegler
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEER88
3.22/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of losthusker
2.04/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Medicine tasting and gross. First IPA that I've truly hated. I wish I could do worse to this than just drain pour it.

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Photo of Brewlinson
2.84/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jooler
3.18/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Minimal amount is hops. Need more hops and balance

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Photo of valkyre65
2.69/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hsus0225
3.27/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of coopdog1000
3.67/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not as bad as I thought it would be.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.34/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AndrewMichael
3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured in a stemmed wine glass. Drinkable IPA.

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Photo of KYGunner
3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was just one month old but the hops were not suitably strong enough to warrant calling this an IPA. I get a mixture of lemon and a light herbal note that compliments a sweet caramel body. Some rose petal and a ribbon of floral perfume coasts through. This is weak and cheap, but at $1 a bottle that's to be expected. I found this off style but with enough flavor to warrant a try.

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Kennebunkport IPA from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
Beer rating: 2.79 out of 5 with 342 ratings
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