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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A brazenly hop-forward beast of a beer, with a huge passionfruit nose. A subtle caramel character provides a malt backbone to shoulder the massive amount of dry-hopping that gives this beer its unique aroma and hop flavor. Two 5 Left is the runway that sends planes screaming right over El Segundo. We always knew we would name a beer after this local landmark and when it came to naming our first Double IPA, it fit the bill perfectly.


TheCrowsNest's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
Bright copper, good lacing. Spicy mango and tropical fruit, bright. Well balanced malt lends to a sweet, fruity hop profile. Full bodied and dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (2682) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle shared in Pasadena. Pours a hazy copper with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of tropical fruits, pine and caramel. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2014
22oz bottle, shared by alexsdad06. Best by 08/08/14. Mostly hazy orange amber color. Thin off-white head, leaves a couple bits of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation, more dry finish. Pretty easy-drinking and tasty for 8.5%. Good big resiny hop, get some of the passion fruit. Light spiciness to the flavor. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, light sweet malt. Little caramel malt. Tasty, balanced double IPA. 8.5% is right around the sweet spot for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (4531) - Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2014
22 oz bottle shared with the group. Pours a clear orange golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have a West coast hop profile, caramel malt, some buttery toffee/butterscotch notes more with the flavor, mild bitterness. This is interesting in that it has barley wine like character. Is it age or was it intended to be like this?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (717) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle pours amber with big head. Aroma is big juicy melon and citrus. Taste is very fruity with a nice semi sweet bitter finish. Great double

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (2847) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle cracked by Bill, pours amber orange with small to medium head and lacing. Nose is juicy pineapple, grapefruit and pine. Flavor was sweeter than the scent but still decent enough. Some bitter hops and caramel malt. Mellows out as it warms. Not too bad ehh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
From bottle to glass! Pours dark orange with a thick head. Aroma is fruity of citrus. Taste is citrus and hops with a smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (1000) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Cat urine aroma or semico. Not sweet. Not bad after sits a nice west coast ipa. Nice head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Americo shared bottle. Reddish mahogany colour with lace sheet. Aroma is big citrus . Lots of grapefruit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (12758) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle at Mikkeller&Friends - Thanks to Andreas. Clear amber - white head. Caramel. Fruity. Buttery fatness. Ok fresh hoppy. Cheese hoppy notes. Ok bitterness. Light chocolate. Barley notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADfan (538) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Beer has an orangish color with a nice head. Aroma of lemons and pine with some mild sweetness. Taste has a nice bitter taste up front with grapefruit, fruit zest and hops which provide a good balance. Nice finish, good beer.


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