1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Resistance IPA - Two Brothers Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Resistance IPAResistance IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

460 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 460
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 460 | Reviews: 179 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Sallerj
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a little light when it comes to aroma. It smells like fruity American hops and maybe a touch of the oak, though that might be a resiny kind of hop aroma.

The toasty oak and citrusy hops blend really well together and there's a nice complex finish with oak, bitterness, and caramel maltiness. The finish is more more intriguing than the initial taste, which is a little thin and could use a bit more body to back up the bitterness.

This beer would be amazing cask-conditioned. Maybe at the Great Taste?

Sallerj, Apr 20, 2010
Photo of gatornation
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a very nice copper color with a fresh beige head with nice lacing..i smell grass and biscuits with grapefruit and wood tones with some pine and malts..taste is hops/grapefruit with some wood and bread flavors finish it off with some sweet malts and its real tasty..mouth feel is medium with hops at the forefront with oak and grass .. it very drinkable and tasty ...recommended

gatornation, Sep 28, 2010
Photo of RussBeercier
4/5  rDev +3.6%

RussBeercier, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Hopheadjeffery, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of DustinPurvis
4/5  rDev +3.6%

DustinPurvis, May 24, 2012
Photo of 319Hawksfan
4/5  rDev +3.6%

319Hawksfan, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +3.6%

smartassboiler, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of Troville1990
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Troville1990, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of mportnoy
4/5  rDev +3.6%

mportnoy, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of crossovert
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. "BY" 3/15/12.

It pours a clear gold with a frothy white head that recedes to some pretty nice lacing.

The smell is real nice. There is plenty of oak which makes it unique but it doesn't override the hops which still are there despite the aging process. It is like orange blossom, grapefrit, and vanilla in a a way.

The flavor is good. Not a bitter IPA, and not a malty one. But a good round flavor.

crossovert, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of DocDownUnder
4/5  rDev +3.6%

DocDownUnder, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Joel12
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Joel12, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a glass mug.

Thanks to taiyed for this bottle!

Grabbed one o' these during the initial stages of brewing today. It pours a slightly hazy sunrise amber topped by a finger of slightly off-white foam. The nose comprises pine, grapefruit, lemon, melon, flowers, and smooth toffee. The taste runs very similarly, with slightly less toffee (that's right, folks, even more hoppy goodness!) and a touch of cedar in the background. The body straddles the border between heavy light and light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Overall, a very nice IPA, very hop-forward without really stinging the tongue, and the wood really works in a nice, subtle way.

TMoney2591, Nov 14, 2010
Photo of forummember
4/5  rDev +3.6%

forummember, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of sethmcconkey
4/5  rDev +3.6%

sethmcconkey, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of sweetlou25
4/5  rDev +3.6%

sweetlou25, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +3.6%

nmann08, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of champ103
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Blind Pig Brewery in Champaign, IL

A: Pours a clear copper/orange color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Nice sticky lace is left behind.
S: Grassy, floral, lemony hops. I very nice hop aroma. Toasted, grainy malts for balance. Slightly bready w ith a bit of caramel sweetness.
T: Follows the nose with plenty of floral hops. Herbal and grassy with some fruity flavors. Lots of balance with toasted malts and bread/biscuit. I like it.
M/D: A medium body that is very crisp. Clean, dry and refreshing. Very easy to drink. I can put a few away without a problem.

A very nice IPA. Like everything else I have had from Two Brothers, something I would recommend, and something I always look forward to when I visit the family in Illinois.

champ103, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of TastyIsBeer
4/5  rDev +3.6%

TastyIsBeer, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of Khazadum
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Khazadum, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of fergster75
4/5  rDev +3.6%

fergster75, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of maxcoinage
4/5  rDev +3.6%

maxcoinage, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of NumberNone
4/5  rDev +3.6%

NumberNone, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of SaintJonah
4/5  rDev +3.6%

SaintJonah, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +3.6%

jgunther71, Aug 15, 2013
Resistance IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.