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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dunham
Quebec, Canada
brasseriedunham.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ZorPrime on 01-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
92
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
13.38%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Photo of ZorPrime
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 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!

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Photo of jryanj927
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of juliendesrochers
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of 2_Shaynez
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Pours a peachy orange, super hazy, with a nice off white creamy looking 2 finger head, which dissipates rather slowly to some floating bubbles. Nice lacing.

N: Hops and Guava dominate the smell with an underlying earl grey tea mustiness, but it certainly isnt playing a big roll. Tropical Fruits and Citrus mainly, very refreshing and inviting.

T: Very very very unusual but interesting. A strong black tea flavor is noticeable immediately on the first sip due to surprise, but becomes less intense after that. The tea flavor is backed by intense tropical fruit flavors.

M: Nice body, low to low-medium carbonation, very smooth feel to it.

O: I'm happy I tried this and I see myself including it in my beer run every now and again to have something different. I mean if you like earl grey tea and guava, then what's not to like.

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Photo of WilderPegasus
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Mat211
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of VbolieuV
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks kinda weird for an IPA, it's really cloudy but with a nice head. As for the smell it's an attack of hops! Same thing for the taste, really hoppy, some tropical fruits there. As I was drinking it I started to taste some tea there, then I realized it's brewed with Earl Gray tea which mixes perfectly with the IPA taste, nice tough! Really refreshing, it's a solid IPA with a good quality/price ratio (2,98$ for a 355ml bottle)

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Photo of Fozzyosbourne
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of openmind
4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Samallison
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of olivianjeremie
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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Photo of kjyost
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
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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Photo of edugasmtl
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
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!

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Photo of Whatup14
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of LarryAppleton
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Krakpoff
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of KeKeKumba
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of jrempel
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of shelby415
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of mattycasey
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sammartin68
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Dunham / Kissmeyer Leo's Early Breakfast IPA from Brasserie Dunham
3.96 out of 5 based on 92 ratings.
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