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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

56 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 15.46%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | 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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4.04/5  rDev +4.1%

Shawn_Money, Sunday at 02:11 AM
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3.52/5  rDev -9.3%

BillOettinger, Sunday at 02:11 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

The aroma is floral, tropical guava, orange and grapefruit peel.

The flavor offers bitterness up front of leafy black tea, a sweetness of grapefruit, but only slightly. The beer is medium bodied with a bitterness of both hops and Earl Grey.

An interesting brew, but it could use some more fruity hops over the tea bittering.

dar482, Sep 06, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +3.4%

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.


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PicoPapa, Aug 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

DaveR514, Aug 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

mklisz, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

DrBier, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -42%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

tbeckett, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

TheSevenDuffs, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

mtomlins, Mar 20, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The two fingers of off-white head that crowns the beer is sticky and thick, leaving plenty of dense patches of lace along the sides of the glass. The body itself is a rich caramel amber tone that has clearly not been through any level of filtration. This looks like a big IPA.

The early grey tea component rests gently at its core with a bit of earthiness mixed in. Guava and lively pine needles lay over top with hand fulls of fresh field berries. There's a really nice floral component to it as well. There's almost a warming quality to the tea character and I love how it develops as time goes on. Although it doesn't pack a big punch in the aroma, there's plenty of complexity to wrap your mind around.

The hop character is less refined in the taste and I think part of it has to do with it foregoing the filtration process. It's grassy and floral with a dense leafiness to it. The herbal tea quality rests on the middle of the tongue but its presence is dimmed by the more biting hop character. The field berries dance around throughout and give off a pleasant sweetness. A dash of biscuit and lingering green bitterness finish things off.

The body falls between light to medium. There's a little bit of creaminess with a classic hop dryness in the finish. I think it could have used a bit more weight to it.

Overall, this is an all around good IPA with a unique twist. I loved the addition of earl grey tea which I found most evident in the aroma. It plays nicely with its fruity qualities. I found the taste and the feel however to be a bit unrefined, impacting its tea quality most. Nonetheless, a solid collaboration and one that leaves me excited for their next IPA of theirs that I have in the fridge.

ludachris, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Mack, Jan 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Dunham / Kissmeyer Leo's Early Breakfast IPA from Brasserie Dunham
87 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.