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

Dunham / Kissmeyer Leo's Early Breakfast IPADunham / Kissmeyer Leo's Early Breakfast IPA
BA SCORE
74.2%
Liked This Beer
3.9 w/ 93 ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by ZorPrime on 01-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,831
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
93
Liked:
69
Avg:
3.9/5
pDev:
13.59%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev 0%
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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Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazy, thin Belgian inspired pale. There's a tardiness, that I don't love with the abject maltiness that doesn't work with the style. The adjuncts are are really good combination though.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.25/5  rDev +9%
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 Phyl21ca
4.53/5  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.

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of dcmchew
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.39/5  rDev -13.1%
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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Photo of chippo33
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of dar482
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

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Photo of spinrsx
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of bylerteck
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of shelby415
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of bobv
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of papat444
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 341ml. bottle, no freshness info.

Appearance: A huge foamy head, real good legs on it with a totally hazy orange-light amber body.

Smell: Tropical fruit, sweet guava followed by the dryness of the tea. Real nice mix.

Taste: Fresh guava, pulpy with a solid baseline of grey tea throughout. Lush and a real nice contrast of flavors.

Mouthfeel: Cream, solid body, very drinkable.

Overall: A real good IPA. Not for hardcore hopheads maybe since this isn't in your face but solid regardless.

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Photo of schopenhauerale
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whatup14
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of tykechandler
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Molson2000
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of kwjd
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Dunham / Kissmeyer Leo's Early Breakfast IPA from Brasserie Dunham
Beer rating: 74.2% out of 100 with 93 ratings
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