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Resistance IPA - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Resistance IPAResistance IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

458 Ratings
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Ratings: 458
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 9
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This IPA is aged in oak foudres for 3 months. Dry hops are added the day after the foudre is filled.

(Beer added by: homebrew311 on 03-18-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

ABisonEgo, Mar 21, 2012
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Photo of weatherdog
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Brixies in Brookfield IL, served in a shaker pint

It pours a clear medium amber with little to no head. A medium amount of lacing coats the glass.

The nose is pretty muted with just a little bit of pine type hops and crystal malts.

The taste is where this beer came alive to me. Huge amount of pine and grassy hops with a firm bitterness. To me the oak is very present and actually cuts through the bitterness well. I don't know if it's because this is the first beer out of the foundres but the oak is strong and I really like what its bringing to this beer. There is some crystal malt sweetness to it as well.

It finishes pretty dry and the oak helps with that. The carbonation is on the higher side. It's quite drinkable and I really prefered this over the Heavier Handed. I hope this beer sticks around for a while.

weatherdog, Apr 08, 2010
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3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Must say I like the new artwork and logo! Pours into my glass a clear brilliant tangerine-orange with an inch of bright white foamy bubbles on top. Aromas creep out of the glass with a nice mix of citric and pine resin hops. Sweet caramel backbone with a touch of cotton candy. Slightly woody as well. Pretty nice.

First sip brings a hop kick upfront with citrus, grapefruit and a touch of pine. Smooth caramel backbone flows into a nice touch of oak. Bitterness kicks in on the way down along with a lingering hoppiness. Finishes smooth with just a touch of dryness from the oak.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with good carbonation. Goes down easily and makes for a refreshing IPA. The oak is a nice twist and I enjoy the fact that it is not overdone. Overall, a solid addition to the Two Brothers lineup.

orbitalr0x, Apr 23, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Recievd this as an extra in a recent trade. Thanks to my many trading partners.

Poured into my crate and barrell sniffter

A-Haxy light amber color. Small white head with slight lacing

S-wonderful citris smell. Smells like grapefruit. Best part of this beer is the aroma

T-nice flavor in front and midle a little bite of the hops on the back end the taste isnice but a little off balance

M-nice overall but a bit thin

O-very nice IPA would like to have gotten more from the aging in the french oak foundres but I get very little

rwinzing, Jul 31, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

danthehopslamman, Aug 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

DaftPatrick, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled at Yorktown Beverage in Yorktown, NY. Pours near clear, almond amber, slight off white heat, that leaves nicely coating fine sheeting all the way to the top of the glass.

Just a touch of grapefruit and sawdust on the nostrils.

Super dry brew, with notes of grapefruit peel. Not really getting any wood character on the palate. Tasty, citric and enjoyable IPA.

Billolick, Apr 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

mctizzz, Nov 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Skye1024, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

virinow, May 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
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4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into belgian tulip (felt like being fancier than a pint glass, since it's aged in french foudres). Pours a clear yellow-orange with a lovely fluffy white head that sticks everywhere, leaving incredibly fine lacing. Smell is pretty complex; smooth oak overtones swim among spicy, piney hops and muted slightly sweet bready malt. Taste is harsh at first, a piney hop barrage which fades, with slight citrus rind flavors, into smooth oak, honey, bready malt and slight alcohol warmth which works very well with the flavors. Hoppy beers work very well on oak; this is reminding me of Oaked Old Guardian. Mouthfeel is smooth and clean.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Aug 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

rwilde, May 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big vibrant light orange appearance. Great carbonation, lacing not so much, but I haven't really seen lacing out of a beer that touches wood, so maybe its no thing. Great aroma, smells hoppier than expected. Good grapefruit and oak resin (very light) aspect.

Taste, a mix of ipa, belgian and imperial esb. Very bitter, even more than the 70ibu claim on the bottle. But not a hoppy feel to the bitterness. Dry. Hides alcohol extremely well. Nuances of the oak, has just a tinge of that chardonnay vanilla to it. Very unique, in a good way. Got more enjoyable throughout it, some dry hopping (or more) would be phenomenal in the oak barrels.

Beerandraiderfan, May 22, 2010
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3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Slightly hazed copper orange hue with an off white head. fine even lacing left behind. Aroma has citrus/floral/more grapefruit/peach pit tones. Sugar coated malt layers going round and round here with hints of french oak, slight bark and herbal tones. Flavor has a buttery/oak, citric/floral hops note. Really rides those flavors well together gets a little bit heavy on perfume type notes. Overall drinkability is incredible the body doesn't outweigh anything but the oily texture could possibly weigh me down, strange combinations of flavor and feel. Drinkabiliy overall is decent a bit of alcohol burn making through to my palate, but I'm not sure what should be flying.

WVbeergeek, Oct 05, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Zonian1, Aug 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

(Served in a dimple mug)
A- This beer pours a clear golden copper body with a gentle carbonation of bubbles. A rigorous pour produces a thin film of white head that is soon a ring.
S- The aroma of hops have a green herbal aroma to them with a slight sweetness of malt supporting them.
T- this beer has a green hop flavor that gives way to a stinging hop bitterness that stains the tongue and lingers after each sip. There is a honey malt flavor that is nice with a slight buttery quality to it but that is soon covered up by the bitterness as the beer opens up. M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with no alcohol heat and a soft fizz in the finish.
D- This beer has a hop flavor that is all bitterness and that covers up all the other flavors. I love hops flavor but there is very little depth to the hops and the aroma and flavor of hops and malt are buried.

rhoadsrage, May 26, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

robthepenguin, May 04, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this fresh and, thankfully, have just finally found my notes...

This beer pours out a clear coppery orange with lots of activity, forming a soft but sense white head that maintains itself well and leaves moderate lacing behind.
There's a nice addition of toasty. biscuit-like malts on the nose to counter the strong floral and citrus hops. There's a touch of very vanilla-like sweetness on the end and a hint of earthiness.
The earthiness translates in the flavor to more of an earthy/woody flavor (which now I might attribute to the oak aging since when I tried it I wasn't privy to that aspect), and the backbone is a pure leaf hops flavor with balancing malts and a touch of sweetness. Hops flavors are, as in the nose, a variance of citric and floral with an herbal leaf undertone.
The mouthfeel begins crisp and never flattens, smoothing out on the palate for a creamy finish that is also fairly dry. The body is medium and carbonation is light to moderate.
This is extremely drinkable.

Brenden, Jul 02, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

DerekQXQX, Dec 24, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into pint glass

Appearance: Soft, finger-sized head on top of a gold brew.

Smell: Bread, crisp citrus hops, grapefruit as well.

Taste: Soft bitter character, strong citrus and grapefruit flavors. Alcohol is not noticeable.

Very clean, simple IPA. A bit too expensive, though, all things considered.

wmtxbb, Mar 30, 2011
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4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by October 2013

Pours a hazy honeyed yellow and half inch merengue white crown.

Slight floral pine scent and sweet bready malts. Tropical fruit.

Bitterness well honed into the honeyed malts. Got some pineapple going on. Quite sessionable.

Light to medium bodied brew that finishes crisp and is quenching. Love the bitterness that lingers to remind you that you just had a quality crafted brew. Couldn't really pick out the fact of the oak aging but this IPA is surely set apart for greatness.

Don't know how this eluded me, but had some at a Two Brothers beer tasting at my local liquor store and was initially impressed and got me a sixer. F---ing delicious!

joeseppy, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

mtparty37, Apr 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

whatname, Jul 16, 2013
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Resistance IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 458 ratings.