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Katy and Sasha are the contributors for Ottawa Beer Events! They have distinctly different palates and in this segment they go head-to-head tasting Dunham/Kissmeyer Leo's Early Breakfast IPA.
Brewed by gypsy brewer Anders Kissmeyer at Brasserie Dunham,
this American IPA is super interesting as it's brewed with Earl Grey tea and guava puree. Upfront the aroma is full of resin with bergamot becoming more pronounced as it warms. It tastes like it smells ..at first. Wonderful resin with bergamot
and floral hops mixing in, but as you sip other flavours become more
pronounced. Tropical flavours of guava start picking up in the middle
and a nice black tea bitterness lingers at the end. At 54 IBUs and 6% ABV this brew is easy to drink and quite enjoyable, no wonder Leo's having it for breakfast!
I'll have to admit I wasn't expecting to like this beer when at first glance I saw how cloudy it was, as I don't usually like cloudy/unfiltered beer. But it has a nice amber colour amidst the cloudiness. The aroma is sweet and almost citrusy blended with a strong hoppy smell as well the faint scent of Earl Grey tea. As a tea lover I really enjoyed the Earl Grey flavour and found it to be very present. I love the hint of fruitiness from the guava. Overall I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this beer.
“The Spruce Moose is a 6.2% American Pale Ale featuring an addition of
more than 60 kilograms of hand-harvested spruce tips. This deep
copper-coloured ale features a clean, light malt character complemented
by zesty, piney hops.” Available at the brewery and BYBO.
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