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Dunham / Kissmeyer Leo's Early Breakfast IPA - Brasserie Dunham

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Dunham / Kissmeyer Leo's Early Breakfast IPADunham / Kissmeyer Leo's Early Breakfast IPA

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very good

53 Ratings
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 53
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 15.94%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dunham visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ZorPrime on 01-27-2013)
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Quebec (Canada)

5/5  rDev +28.5%

This is my revelation for 2012. Tasted this at Chambly, and then in bottle. Simply awesome. Perfect beer.

A: The beer is opaque, copper in colour with some orange notes (light). Nice white head on top of it. It sticks well to the glass. Perfect looking beer, so beautiful!

S: The aroma is fruity (orange and guava) with a nice dose of hops. So well balanced and so good in the nose... it's very salivating! You want to drink it all in one gulp!

T: Similar to the smell. So refreshing with the fruity flavour, its amazing. A beer so easy to drink and taste like a good tropical juice with a bitterness at the finish. Loved it!

M: Medium body. Effervescent. Dry finish.

O: Delicious beer, the best I had on 2012!

Hope they redo it soon!

01-27-2013 15:02:06 | More by ZorPrime
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

08-11-2013 03:20:03 | More by jryanj927
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Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

03-19-2013 13:05:16 | More by juliendesrochers
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Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

11-29-2013 16:47:35 | More by WilderPegasus
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Quebec (Canada)

4.51/5  rDev +15.9%

Bottle: Poured a cloudy bright orangey color ale with a medium size off-white head with good retention and some average lacing. Aroma of fruity hops is clearly dominant with light guava notes also discernable. Taste is also totally dominated by fruity hops with Nelson Sauvin really coming through and some light sweet guava notes with some very subtle earl grey notes. Bitterness is lower then I was anticipating with some malt backbone clearly playing a lesser role in this mix. Body is full with medium carbonation. This is a real winner with great floral hoppy aroma and limited bitterness.

03-26-2013 16:51:26 | More by Phyl21ca
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Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

10-18-2013 23:46:20 | More by duracell
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Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

09-09-2013 00:02:41 | More by AnHeroicHippo
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

08-02-2014 23:59:27 | More by Mat211
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Quebec (Canada)

4.34/5  rDev +11.6%

You can taste the tea big time. Drier, everyday beer. Not to hoppy. Good colour (orange, peach, cloudy) smooth. Really enjoyed the flavour profile. Great beer. Enjoyed this beer on tap at the breweryin Dunham Quebec. Great place to enjoy a beer. Good food and service.

05-26-2013 19:46:51 | More by olivianjeremie
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Manitoba (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +10.5%

A super cool and interesting beer worthy of a review. Thanks papat444!

Pours super cloudy sunrise yellow with a hint of orange and nice fluffy white head that lasts & laces well. The best part of this beer is the aroma, enough Earl Grey to know something is different, but melds so perfectly with the fruity hops on the nose. The beer comes across as a lightly fruity IPA with the Earl Grey notes playing superbly off the hops. Minimal perceived bitterness for an IPA, it needs a hint more bite, but maybe that too makes it a breakfast beer.

Super well put together beer that was interesting & different. Well done!

07-06-2013 02:57:52 | More by kjyost
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Alberta (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +10%

341ml bottle, acquired via trade with papat444. Merci beaucoup!

This beer pours a murky, cloudy, dark brownish orange colour, with one finger of puffy, foamy ecru head, which leaves some random horror story cloud lace around the glass as it duly recedes.

It smells of bitter pine resin and juicy citrus (orange/grapefruit) rind, musty tropical fruit (it's a long way from the tropics to rural Quebec, maybe?), well-steeped black tea, a wee herbal tincture, and a sort of bready caramel malt afterthought. The taste is quite a revelation - sharp, refreshing orange and guava smoothie, rather noticeable bergemot-inflected tea leaves, bitter forest floor detritus, some floral esters, and again, a crackery, caramelized malt just happy to be mentioned in the same breath.

The carbonation is adequately supportive, i.e. not lacking in its perceptible absence, the body a sturdy medium weight, though a slight bit clammy in its pursuit of smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the fruitiness really holding sway here, as the tea and bitter hops notes play a convincingly sober (hah) second fiddle.

A rather interesting, surprising, and ultimately tasty IPA - the guest ingredients doing well to integrate instead of dominate (or worse, not show up at all - I'm looking at you, latest 'bacon' beer). Given that my quotidian rhythms have already been thrown way out of whack by my 5-day old son, drinking a 'breakfast' beer now makes good fuzzy sense at any time of the day!

04-04-2013 02:57:26 | More by biboergosum
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Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

04-17-2013 13:44:48 | More by Whatup14
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Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

04-07-2013 02:34:41 | More by LarryAppleton
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Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

05-27-2013 21:44:56 | More by Krakpoff
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

07-29-2013 00:17:49 | More by KeKeKumba
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Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-19-2013 02:48:41 | More by jrempel
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-02-2013 06:17:35 | More by shelby415
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +8.7%

Special thanks to papat444 for sending this brew out west for us to enjoy.

A: Pours a hazy, murky amber with a nice foamy head that slowly settles leaving variable islands of foam along the surface. A decent amount of lacing is left alone the sides of the glass.

S: Tropical fruit together with slight notes of pine resin. Background of bergamot, lemon and roasted tea leaves and possibly a bit of nuttiness. The earl great adds a certain smoothness to the scent and is very unique and unlike other IPAs I've had.

T: Upfront of pine resin and lemon peel followed with strong presence of bergamot. Mid-palate following through to the finish is a level of smokiness expected from black teas together with a slight soapiness. The combination of the hops and the floral bergamot compliment and contrast each other extremely well and lead to a very enjoyable and refreshing finish.

M: Creamy and thick mouthfeel that coats nicely and works well to envelop your mouth with the lemon flavours.

O: This was an unexpected and very unique IPA and unlike any I've had before. The bergamot flavours really come to the forefront as this beer warms and adds an enjoyable floral and lemon flavour that balances out the hops. This is certainly not a west coast hop forward brew but shows that you do not need to overpower the palate with hops to arrive at a great IPA. Thanks again to papat444 for hooking us up.

06-01-2013 02:45:45 | More by FondueVoodoo
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Quebec (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%

Poured from a 341ml. bottle, no freshness info.

Appearance: A huge foamy head, real good legs on it with a totally hazy orange-light amber body.

Smell: Tropical fruit, sweet guava followed by the dryness of the tea. Real nice mix.

Taste: Fresh guava, pulpy with a solid baseline of grey tea throughout. Lush and a real nice contrast of flavors.

Mouthfeel: Cream, solid body, very drinkable.

Overall: A real good IPA. Not for hardcore hopheads maybe since this isn't in your face but solid regardless.

03-20-2013 16:52:21 | More by papat444
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4.01/5  rDev +3.1%

On tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill. Pours a translucent orangey amber color with an inch of frothy white head. Some lacing. Big whiff of tea with a tropical fruit hint. Orange, mango and guava. Lightly earthy and floral. The taste is tea upfront with nice orange notes. Light notes of tropical fruits but the tea and orange is the main focus. Light mouthfeel and a bit oily. Interesting take on an IPA. Overall, pretty solid beer I'd grab again.

App-4.25 a-4 t- 4 m-4 o-4 = 4.01

08-28-2014 00:25:19 | More by PicoPapa
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-20-2014 16:45:37 | More by mtomlins
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-21-2014 02:50:05 | More by mklisz
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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-07-2013 02:24:09 | More by rale
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-13-2013 16:35:41 | More by sdm9465
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-02-2013 20:46:01 | More by kwjd
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Dunham / Kissmeyer Leo's Early Breakfast IPA from Brasserie Dunham
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