Beer Review: EL SEGUNDO TWO 5 LEFT DOUBLE IPA

Beer Review: EL SEGUNDO TWO 5 LEFT DOUBLE IPA

El Segundo Brewing marks its triumphant first year with the release of their inaugural Double IPA, aptly named “Two 5 Left” after the runway guiding planes directly overhead in El Segundo. This hop-packed creation, a fusion of Simcoe, Citra, and Cascade, propels a sensory experience akin to the thunderous roar of an aircraft soaring overhead. True to the audacious nature of this West Coast hop-centric brewery, “Two 5 Left” stands as a lean, dry, and assertively hoppy brew.

Appearance:

The liquid spectacle unfolds in a dark amber gold pour, crowned with an appealing, enduring white cap.

Aroma:

A symphony of scents emerges, featuring notes of sweet caramel malt, mango, grapefruit, and dried pineapple.

Taste:

The flavor profile unfolds with caramel malt leading the way, accompanied by nuances of rock sugar and grapefruit, culminating in a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel:

The beer boasts a sticky texture, complemented by a moderate carbonation that engages the palate.

Overall:

While exhibiting a touch more sweetness than preferred, El Segundo’s Two 5 Left Double IPA impresses with its freshness, hop-forward character, and wide availability, steering clear of any abrasive qualities. The experience is a testament to the brewery’s prowess in crafting a bold and accessible West Coast brew.