Two 5 Left | El Segundo Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
El Segundo Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 06-05-2012

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
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 -6.9%

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3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of brentk56
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives copper colored with a slightly tawny hue, the modest head fading quickly; just a few dots linger

Smell: Tropical fruit, citrus and berry tones

Taste: Very malty, up front, with the caramel tones laying the base; tropical fruit citrus and berry flavors arrive in the middle but the sweetness really dominates the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation and some warmth

Overall: I am not a fan of IPAs where the malts make a big statement; this beer starts and finishes with too much sweetness for my palate though I liked the hop bill

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of mactrail
3.33/5  rDev -17.4%
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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3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
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 +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of imbibehour
4.11/5  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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3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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Two 5 Left from El Segundo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 201 ratings