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Two 5 Left - El Segundo Brewing Company

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very good

137 Ratings
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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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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

trevordglenn, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Steve_Gonz, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

JerseyHopHead, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

markhobbs1, Jun 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

IPAchris, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

jwswigs, May 15, 2014
Photo of antott0523
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.

antott0523, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

sloelco, May 10, 2014
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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!

Bowers-Brew, May 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Eriktheipaman, May 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Train54, May 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

ralphw56, Apr 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

closisinthehouse, Apr 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

hopmandu, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Kurmaraja, Apr 18, 2014
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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.

rawfish, Apr 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

BigGingDrinker, Apr 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

millerbuffoon, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

HopTopher2014, Apr 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

akang, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

SocalKicks, Mar 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25%

CelticAleMan, Mar 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

cornejo, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Wolberjs, Mar 09, 2014
Two 5 Left from El Segundo Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.