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Two 5 Left - El Segundo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

137 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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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3/5  rDev -25%

CelticAleMan, Mar 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25%

emaciated, Jun 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

jimilayne, Nov 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Raziel313, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.29/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Handsome dark amber with a brownish tint in the nonic. foam is exemplary. Long lasting, off-white, fine-grained. Crisp mouthfeel with a tongue-stabbing acidity.

First there is a surprising sweetness. Then the sharp, bitter, and aromatic blast coming full force. This stuff is a total hop takeover. Everything that doesn't taste like a hop is vaporized. Aftertaste is a spicy bitterness. Take another sip and it's the same all over. Fruity hops with a sharp grapefruit taste and bitterness that borders on the painful.

This seems like a good example of the ultimate cage-fighting double IPA. This game is getting kind of old. However, you get enough hop flavor to firm up a case of cheap flabby lagers. Silver Bullet, meet Two 5 Left. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Bine & Vine in San Diego for nine bucks.

mactrail, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.41/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

"I lost my wallet in El Segundo, I lost my wallet in El Segundo!" Kinda true, if I were hurting for cash...

New West Coast DIPA I've never had. Excited for this one based on previous reviews. Was Told at K&L Liquor, Redwood City where I bought this, that it's a brand new beer they just started carrying, and that it should be very fresh. No Bottle on date. Range of 8% DIPA's I've found to be my sweet spot with this style...

A - A bit darker than your standard WC DIPA, copper, dark orange colored, head sticks around for a quick second and lacing does what it should. Not much activity going on. A wee bit above average.

S - Malt is there backing up the hops. Smells as if both are in almost equal parts, but I was hoping for more of a hop forward, fresh citrus aroma. Nothing really separates this from the run of the mill West Coast DIPAs in this department.

T - Mirrors the smell. Not a bad beer by any means, but nothing memorable either. Some oranges, grapefruit and a very solid malt backbone backing this all up, but nothing making this unique at all. Just a good DIPA, nothing more, nothing less. Higher scores from me if the citrus was more vibrant, and brighter.

M - My Favorite part of the beer. Creamy, smooth, but somehow, dry. Nice, but just a wee bit less malt would be appreciated. Complete opposite preference from an East Coaster I'd imagine. Subjective.

O - For the record, this did not impact my scoring of this beer AT ALL, although the next few comments will make you think otherwise, but whatever.... I'm actually offended that this bomber costs $8.99. I'm offended Sculpin does as well, and at a "World Class" level. Here's where this new brewery will have problems. We will pay for this bomber once at this price, just try it or "tick" it. But at the end of the day, we will never pay that premium for this beer ever again...quite honesty because it's non-memorable, and there's plenty of better DIPAs out there, and at a MUCH better price.

Cheers!

RBassSFHOPit2ME, May 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

alwaysplayin, Jan 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

stumac, Jul 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

kdown, Jan 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Rick778, Jun 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

jeff1973, Jan 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

nealbert, Jul 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

trevordglenn, Jun 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Hagbert, Sep 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

BurnInLA, Sep 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

hopmandu, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

nrbw23, Aug 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

westcoastbeerlvr, Feb 17, 2013
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JOrtt, Sep 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

eulerthegrape, Sep 13, 2013
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3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Source/Serving: 22oz bottle

S: Grapefruit, honey, lemon, kiwi. Has a dark floral edge and a touch of onion.

T: Juicy guava, lemon, and grapefruit upfront with honey and caramel. Bitterness is firm, and chalky and keeps this free being very sweet, especially for a DIPA. The middle has notes of pine, lavender, lillies, and is a touch astringent on the tongue from the alcohol and whip-crack bitterness. Solid, but nondescript malt backbone, maltier than most west coast DIPAs. Finish is straight grapefruit complete with a little tanginess and a touch of onion.

Notes: A solid hop bomb, with a nice balance of hop notes and its more malt and bitterness forward than most.

4000qtrap, Jun 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

ste5venla, Oct 31, 2013
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GRG1313, Apr 19, 2013
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Absolut, Aug 30, 2013
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Two 5 Left from El Segundo Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.