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

Dunham / Kissmeyer Leo's Early Breakfast IPADunham / Kissmeyer Leo's Early Breakfast IPA
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Dunham / Kissmeyer Leo's Early Breakfast IPADunham / Kissmeyer Leo's Early Breakfast IPA

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dunham
Quebec, Canada

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

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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of VbolieuV
4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
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 Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matroc28
3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bf_89
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheDoctor
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle
Bottled on: Mar-16-2015

Pours a thick-looking brownish gold with a tight finger and a half of thick beige cream that settles to a ring, but is easily roused. Okay retention; varied, even lacing. (3.75)

Bright, pungent, dank, green citrus. Pith, guava, pez, mint, green. (4)

Evenly dusty tropical fruits. Fruity, guava, mango, citrus skin, green herbs, tea. (4)

Soft with a light-medium body, almost cask-like carbonation, lingering fruity/herbal finish, very drinkable. (4)

Very good, different take on an IPA.
This is a nice beer, especially in that it's 'gimmick ingredients' are very complimentary and by no means dominant.
Pours nice enough, it looks rich, pulpy, filling, etc. The nose hits you even from a distance. Lots of fruity twang with some puckering, earthy dankness. The beer is pretty subtle on the carbonation, but it doesn't really stick out like a sore thumb or anything.
Tasty, quenching, quaffable, unobrtusive.
Would have again (although it is pretty expensive); worth trying if encountered. (4)

**I feel lucky. The time before I had this one I think it was past its prime. It was husky, bitter, and plain. This one was quite fresh and the aroma in particular benefitted from that, I think.**

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Photo of edugasmtl
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MatChar
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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 openmind
4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benesi88
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 2_Shaynez
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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 Franck
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of Shawn_Money
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BillOettinger
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%

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 PicoPapa
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%

On tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill. Pours a translucent orangey amber color with an inch of frothy white head. Some lacing. Big whiff of tea with a tropical fruit hint. Orange, mango and guava. Lightly earthy and floral. The taste is tea upfront with nice orange notes. Light notes of tropical fruits but the tea and orange is the main focus. Light mouthfeel and a bit oily. Interesting take on an IPA. Overall, pretty solid beer I'd grab again.

App-4.25 a-4 t- 4 m-4 o-4 = 4.01

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Photo of DaveR514
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of fostachild
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of Mat211
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of polloenfuego
2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

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