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Two 5 Left - El Segundo Brewing Company

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89
very good

118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
El Segundo Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 06-05-2012)
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nygannon

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

11-04-2013 08:42:32 | More by nygannon
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GClarkage

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-08-2014 06:09:31 | More by GClarkage
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Cherries

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-27-2014 04:17:55 | More by Cherries
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farrago

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Whipped up head with a majority of larger bubbles which hurts overall retention, crests over two fingers, darker eggshell white, the lacing has adequate stickiness, nothing special. The liquid itself is on the darker side, an orangish brown more than red, fades to yellow at the rims, the bubbles are tiny and widely dispersed but display very good activity. At once the nose has clarity among the elements and one big thick whomp upside your head, loaded with pine sap, white grapefruit pulp, tar, pepper and melted caramel, the fruit is sweetly tropical like ripe mango and papaya, not so much tarter pineapple, sticks to your nostril hairs like glue and lingers for a considerable amount of time. Full-bodied to the point of immobility, even the soft and fluffy carbonation barely gets it moving. So it does offer a somewhat monolithic experience. As one would expect, you get a lot more bitterness on the palate, tauter pine and grassy notes. Mixes some lemon and blood orange into the white grapefruit. The caramel to butterscotch is there but woven in. Absence of fruit is curious, what’s there is mostly peach, nectarine, papaya and, here, pineapple. Dusting of cocoa powder. A lot going on, and in a confined space, but you have to give it credit, it pulls it all together somehow.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 02:11:57 | More by farrago
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rgramstad

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-21-2014 21:30:33 | More by rgramstad
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CHADM552


4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

06-17-2014 06:47:17 | More by CHADM552
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Cloudy orange gold with 1.5 fingers of off white thick foamy head, medium lacing
S - Aroma is really good on this, sweet caramel malt, some toasted hints in there, pine, orange marmalade, overly ripe pineapple, mango, papaya.
T - Taste is a little of a fall off for me, defintiely get the mango, and a nice earthy pine bitter bite, the malt is a forerunner. Granted the bottle I have may be a little dated. Still there's a good balance of hops to malt here, and good flavor.
M - Very balanced, not too clingy sweet, decent bitter hop lingering.
O - Good IPA, glad to have gotten it. Lots of sweet fruit in the aroma that make it stand out.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 00:25:28 | More by Omnium
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trevordglenn

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

06-12-2014 16:37:15 | More by trevordglenn
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Steve_Gonz

California

4/5  rDev 0%

06-08-2014 15:29:16 | More by Steve_Gonz
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JerseyHopHead

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-01-2014 09:08:25 | More by JerseyHopHead
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markhobbs1

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-01-2014 02:03:56 | More by markhobbs1
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-20-2014 01:08:04 | More by IPAchris
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jwswigs

California

4/5  rDev 0%

05-15-2014 05:57:20 | More by jwswigs
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antott0523

New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Copper with a reddish hue. Eggshell head with nice foam that settled to a half finger. Fair amount of lace. Translucent with a minor amount of carbonation visible.

Smell: The nose has sweeter hop of notes mango and pine, but has a nice tart grapefruit presence as well. There is a sweeter malt note of caramel.

Taste: Sweeter hop notes of mango and pine. Finishes with more familiar bitter hop notes of grapefruit. The malt is there, but provides just the right amount of back to the beer.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation. Smooth. Slight tingle.

Overall: This is a strong IPA.. Sweeter notes of fruit that become enveloped by bitter hop notes of grapefruit and pine. Sweet and bitter at the same time. Mild malt back that is just the right amount. Highly drinkable and flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 01:14:48 | More by antott0523
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sloelco

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-10-2014 22:09:11 | More by sloelco
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Bowers-Brew

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Nice golden orange with clean white ~1.5" head. Lacing stays for several minutes/sips.

S - Sweet citrus hops - peach, orange, tangerine.

T - Orange, grass, malt, and sour lemon. Very bitter finish.

M - Chewy and sticky.

O - This DIPA smelled much better than it tasted. Smell reminded me of PsuedoSue or CitraNinja but taste fell short. It's a good DIPA, but the bitter finish and dominate grassy notes could be smoothed out. Would give this another try. Prost!

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 21:07:59 | More by Bowers-Brew
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Eriktheipaman

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

05-09-2014 17:46:01 | More by Eriktheipaman
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Train54

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-06-2014 06:33:16 | More by Train54
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ralphw56

Nevada

4/5  rDev 0%

04-29-2014 18:41:49 | More by ralphw56
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closisinthehouse

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-21-2014 15:57:44 | More by closisinthehouse
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hopmandu

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

04-18-2014 16:44:22 | More by hopmandu
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev 0%

04-18-2014 04:33:04 | More by Kurmaraja
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rawfish

California

3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours hazy copper with quite a large off white head. Bubbles are loosely fitted and retention is decent. Leaves spotty lacing on the glass.

Pungent tropical hops give off a overripened mango and passionfruit with quite a bit of pine thrown in. Backing hop aromas of orange citrus and earthy grass. Malt presence emboldens the natural sugars that would be in real fruit with a dense caramel.

Malt is well crafted with not a hint of grains, caramel, toasted waffles and some brown sugar provide more than enough base for the hops. Hop flavors come off as stock west coast citrus and pine with some measured mango. Balanced between malt and hops but with copious amounts of each. Finish is slightly drying carrying the orange citrus and pine through the aftertaste.

Medium bodied but standard DIPA fare. Carbonation is smooth and even making this dangerously drinkable. Alcohol is barely felt and drying feel is mild but present.

A rock solid DIPA, very flavorful and drinkable, nothing overly unique about this beer but delivers a strong showing where it counts. El Segundo is building a pedigree of handling their hops and this one falls right in line.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 02:20:32 | More by rawfish
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-07-2014 18:14:06 | More by BigGingDrinker
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-06-2014 21:15:31 | More by millerbuffoon
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Two 5 Left from El Segundo Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.