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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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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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2/5  rDev -48.5%

oldp0rt, Mar 17, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -42%

krl2112, Nov 15, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -42%

polloenfuego, Apr 12, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

tbeckett, Apr 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

fostachild, Aug 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Mack, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Mule Bar. Served in a tulipy glass.

Appearance - Deep red/amber body. Nice white head. Good lacing.

Smell - The earl gray dominates this beer. Some hops and a bit of caramel, but it's mostly tea.

Taste - The tea lends a much more flowery flavor. Dominating again. Hoppier. Grassy and piney, possibly the citrus is muted by the tea. Caramel malts. Bitterness takes over in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, pushing medium heavy. Bitter.

Overall - Way too much tea for my tastes, but I still enjoyed it. Just the wrong end of the flavor spectrum of IPAs for my taste.

Alieniloquium, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of DaveR514
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

DaveR514, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of chippo33
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

chippo33, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of pixieskid
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

pixieskid, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of BillOettinger
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%

BillOettinger, Sunday at 02:11 AM
Photo of hopsolutely
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Although a very generous gift, not a beer balanced to my personal tastes. More of a medicinal tone to the aroma and flavour than I expected, and I find the Earl Grey hard to discern without it's characteristic bergamot? Definitely tea-forward, I just wouldn't have picked out anything other than "black tea" without the other descriptions.

Pours a hazy medium orange with a respectable white head and good retention. Aroma of oranges and tea, although many of the initial medicinal elements are fading as it warms. Good hop citrus notes in the body of the taste, but with a smoky tea and ointment finish that lingers longer than I'd choose. Enjoy the body, but not a beer for which I'd choose a pint.

hopsolutely, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of ludachris
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
Photo of MaximeLanglois
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Overall this beer is incredible, its a pretty cool collab between Denmark x Québec ( Kissmeyer x Dunham ).

Great hit of exotic fruits & bitterness. Smell awesome. One of the best I.P.A. made in Québec!

Since march 2013, this beer is a regular product from the brewery.

3.75 / 5

MaximeLanglois, Mar 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

TheSevenDuffs, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

DrBier, Jul 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Caudalie, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

BrunoPettipas, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

nmann08, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of dar482
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

evil_liver, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

groleau, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

tom10101, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly good and tasty beverage. The Earl grey lends a flavourful complexity to the IPA. Hoppy aroma. Above average mouthfeel. Fruity notes and very good drinkability. Lasting head on orange body. Bottle fresh from Veux-Tu. More than a novelty beer for sure.

Sammy, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of spinrsx
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle from Broue Haha QC for $4

Appearance - Hazy amber with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. It's hard to make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, guava, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel, malts, and hops. There is also some grapefruit/tangerine/guava and something that reminds me of Pledge lemon cleaner.. but not in a bad way really. I can also taste the tea and it ends with a lemony fairly bitter aftertaste.

Overall – This beer smells fantastic. A part of me wishes it tasted like it smells, but I can appreciate the uniqueness of the flavour. A beer well worth trying.

spinrsx, Apr 20, 2013
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Dunham / Kissmeyer Leo's Early Breakfast IPA from Brasserie Dunham
87 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.