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Two 5 Left - El Segundo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a slightly murky honey orange with a beige head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, and citrus zest. Taste is the same with a medium amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good DIPA with some nice aromas and flavors.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of mactrail
3.29/5  rDev -18%
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.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of smakawhat
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Bright bursting dark orange, darker almost light red towards the top, nearly shiny, with some faint rising carbonation coming up. Thick four finger head, soapy retention, and a big blob in the middle. Settles a bit fast than most large IPAs I've witnessed. The color is very impressive.

Great bursting fruit aroma. Hints of light crystal sugars, and fruit tangerine. Hits a slight grapefruit but much sweeter on the hop front. A bit of woody warmth on the hop angle and spiced to play a bit as well, almost peppery. Lovely play of aromas bouncing off here.

Palate comes after this surprisingly not as impressive. Spiced hop angle, and pine blasting. Fruit quality much less noticeable in flavor. A somewhat chalky mouthfeel, with much of the drying hop finish exacerbating the quality. Some bitter zest and rindy quality with time and warmth coming. Sticky finish too, almost a pine sticky sap quality. Quite an interesting bounce of flavors here.

The surprising thing, is that from the aroma the beer comes off disappointing hinting from greatness to be expected. But in the end it still comes off very enjoyable.

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4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Newly bottled and here's the first review.

A: Pours a clear copperish-orange with a 1" white head which fades slowly leaving clumpy lace.

N: Plenty of grapefruit and orange citrus peel with tropical fruits (mango and passionfruit) with some kiwi too. Lots of floral and herbal notes from the Simcoe, Citra and Cascade hops used.

T: Dank with pine resins, some caramel malts and a bit of a bread. Pure hoppy goodness in a glass.

M: Medium to borderline full body and moderate carbonation. Mildly bitter and dry finish with a distinctive weed sticky icky.

O: Loud and brash like the jets flying overhead from LAX heading to who knows where.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into an Allagash cervoise glass.

A: Pleasant, fluffy, white head. Clear amber-gold, lightly effervescent.

S: Juicy! A whiff of onion from the Simcoe, but mostly it's fruit-forward and malty-sweet.

T: Oh yum! A well-balanced, pleasant, easy-drinking IPA. There a lot of hops here, obviously, but they are actually somewhat subdued, and the intense bitterness is subtle. Herbal, lightly spicy, lightly fruity, heavy malts anchor the flavours.

M: Solid and smooth. I would have liked either a touch more carbonation or dryness, but at least the hoppy bitterness lingers pleasantly.

O: Recommended! I've liked everything I'd ever had from El Segundo.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very clear medium honey. Not much head - barley a ring. Very spotty lace.

S - Citrus zest and malt.

T - Nice fat malt center, effectively squashed by both citrus and I believe pine bitterness.

M - Medium body, nice coating, good carb, kinda rocky finish, but understandable.

D - Dangerously good.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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Two 5 Left from El Segundo Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.