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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16789) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2013
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours an orange amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney and tropical hop aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish with some tropical hints.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15128) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2014
12th May 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Colin. Hazy gold - amber beer, small pale cream coloured head. Palate is smooth and softish with fine carbonation. Smooth malt, touch of cream. Spicy hops also bringing light fresh orange. Whisper of aniseed alcohol. Smooth semi dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13440) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11137) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours translucent amber with a slight off-white head. Mixed resin/citrus aroma. Full bodied. Flavor is very brown sugar with a good dose of hop - but the malt seems to be in the ascendant. Despite that there’s hop burn - and I’m now ascribing that to floral resin. Finishes amazingly balanced - with lots of hop.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11123) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Colin. Pours clear gold with a frothy, off-white head. The aroma holds ripe citrus, orange, grapefruit; smells good. Medium sweet flavor with moderate bitterness, more ripe citrus, melon, grapefruit, some orange rind. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish with slight mineral dryness, moderate pith, more grapefruit, generic citrus rind. Pretty decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Orange pour with a white head. Sweet caramel malt along with tons of pineapple and grapefruit. Nice pine, floral hops, and a really nice tropical aroma overall. The flavor is really nice and tropical as well. Big pineapple and lots of grapefruit. Pine bitterness balances out the caramel sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10717) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle shared with alexsdad06. Poured clear red copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a good beer that exceeded my expectations.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9874) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, orange zest, tropical fruit, peach and pink grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, grapefruit, tangerine,light tropical fruit and a hint of pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering citrus finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8759) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Bruce’s pad, picked up from the Bottle Barn Santa Rosa, 12/05/14. Lightly hazed orange amber with moderate off white spotting, Nose is caramel malt forward, bitter orange, pine, citric peel, grapefruit. Taste comprises caramel malt, pine, sweetish tones, orange pith, grassy vibes, grapefruit, toasted bread. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with an assertive level of hop bitterness. Decent enough DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8679) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Americo shared bottle. Reddish mahogany colour with lace sheet. Aroma is big citrus . Lots of grapefruit.


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