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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

63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 15.42%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dunham visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ZorPrime on 01-27-2013

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3.56/5  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.

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3.39/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

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4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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!

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3.9/5  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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Dunham / Kissmeyer Leo's Early Breakfast IPA from Brasserie Dunham
87 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.