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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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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 AnHeroicHippo
4.5/5  rDev +16%

AnHeroicHippo, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

nmann08, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of sdm9465
4/5  rDev +3.1%

sdm9465, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of jryanj927
5/5  rDev +28.9%

jryanj927, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of KeKeKumba
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

KeKeKumba, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

tom10101, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of chippo33
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

chippo33, Jul 21, 2013
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 kjyost
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
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!

kjyost, Jul 06, 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 ElGallo
4/5  rDev +3.1%

ElGallo, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of Jordantb313
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Jordantb313, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of shelby415
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

shelby415, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.23/5  rDev +9%
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.

FondueVoodoo, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Caudalie
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Caudalie, May 28, 2013
Photo of Krakpoff
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Krakpoff, May 27, 2013
Photo of olivianjeremie
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

olivianjeremie, May 26, 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
Photo of Whatup14
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of LarryAppleton
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

LarryAppleton, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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!

biboergosum, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of kwjd
4/5  rDev +3.1%

kwjd, Apr 02, 2013
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
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.51/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Phyl21ca, Mar 26, 2013
Dunham / Kissmeyer Leo's Early Breakfast IPA from Brasserie Dunham
87 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.