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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

454 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 454
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 10
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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onlymurderers

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -67.6%

02-26-2014 20:50:58 | More by onlymurderers
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cpz28

Indiana

1.88/5  rDev -51.3%

The only resistance was trying to get it down.

On draft at the brewpub:

This beer really had no hop aroma or flavor, leaving only the bitterness to qualify it as an IPA. The oak seems to manifest as a sharp, acrid and acidy character in the beer. It was difficult to choke this one down. I really think they should reevaluate this one.Thankfully, the food arrived and made it a little easier to drink. I don't get these guys; Hop Juice is a good IIPA, so they know how to make an IPA. Yet, the rest of there beers that claim to have some serious hop qualities do not (ie bitter end).

08-01-2011 21:37:35 | More by cpz28
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AaronBurr

Illinois

2/5  rDev -48.2%

12-26-2011 15:23:34 | More by AaronBurr
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Ninjabrew

Illinois

2.05/5  rDev -46.9%

This beer is not worthy of a full review but for the sake of others it needs to be said. This is not an IPA, I don't know what else to call it but IPA is not it. The first thing I did was check the "best buy date" and that was not an issue. It tasted that way though, in a word this beer is SKUNKY, sour and damn near un drinkable. I have never been a huge fan of 2B but figured this oaked IPA could be a hit, nope. I don't know what the sourness comes from but it must be the oak.

03-13-2011 00:47:47 | More by Ninjabrew
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312HopBomb

Illinois

2.15/5  rDev -44.3%

Appearance is hazy straw. Decent head and lacing.

Smell is of sour vinegar. This beer must be bad.

Taste is more intense vinegar mixed with some bitter hops and sweet malt. They are trying to break through but the sour vinegar totally overpowers the profile.

Mouthfeel is astringent.

I have had good samples of Resistance but this entire six pack was sour. Not the first time I have had a bad sixer from Two Brothers (one of my favorite brewers). They need to improve their quality control.

05-28-2012 21:20:17 | More by 312HopBomb
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nowise

Ohio

2.42/5  rDev -37.3%

It has been a long time since I have had Two Brothers, ever since I bought a 12 pack sampler and all of the beers inside were anywhere from sub-par to downright nasty. They do have at least one beer that I like and this sounded intriguing so what the heck lets try it.

A: Plain Jane hazy copper color with a thick head. Despite my best efforts, the head foams up like crazy and overflows a bit. Once it settles down, it is a pretty shade of off white that sticks to the glass.

S: Smell, what smell? This is an IPA? "Best by" date is far in the future so this must be fresh. Some grass, some faint honey and generic malt smell is all I get.

T: I take a sip and realize immediately that I do not like this beer. Not even close to what I would call an IPA. More like a cross between a weak APA and a grassy EPA. The bitterness is there but the pungent hops that I have come to expect from an IPA, just missing. Heck, it says "piney citrus hops" right on the bottle but I can't taste that at all. There is a small sourness to the palette that could be the oak, but I'm not picking up anything else. It has the same yucky aftertaste from a bad batch of homebrew I had once. Overall this does not taste like a beer from a commercial brewery.

M&D: Blah, too watery not enough body. I could drink a few of these before I got sick of the taste, as long as they were cold. I am disappointed that I payed over $10 for the 6 pack and still have 5 left to drink.

In conclusion, once bitten twice shy. Or twice bitten in this case. I will not be buying Two Brothers again.

06-03-2010 22:27:25 | More by nowise
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Hazy golden body, nice white head. I really wanted to like this beer. It has an interesting combinations from plentiful hops and barrel aging, but I get pick up a melted plastic off taste to it that I have encountered in other beers. Great malt character, but this is a real distraction from what the beer does right. Maybe I just got a bad sample?

07-21-2010 03:19:23 | More by TastyTaste
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stogirelli

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

07-16-2013 00:23:49 | More by stogirelli
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t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

03-04-2013 14:10:59 | More by t0rin0
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alleykatking

Indiana

2.78/5  rDev -28%

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a golden orange color. One and finger white head shows light retention. Some light specks of lace on the sides of the glass.

S- Citrus hops are light in the front with sweet caramel malts. Light oak hints toward the middle with vanilla. Caramel malts in the ending with light sprinkled earthy hops. Hints of alcohol in the final part of the aroma.

T- Light citrus hops in the front get quickly masked by a caramel malt sweetness. The oak in the middle comes out a little more and throws off the beer I thought. Hints of vanilla in the backend with caramel malts coming through once again. Piney earthy hops linger in the ending along with a medicinal alcohol flavor.

M- Light medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Caramel malts, hints of oak, and earthy hops are left on the palate. Aftertaste is caramel malts, piney hops, medicinal alcohol, and a strange vanilla flavor. Flavors were not really balanced and a little watery at times. No off flavors were present while drinking this one. Light alcohol drying on the palate.

O- The flavors were a little under what I thought it was going to IPA but would have made a better pale ale personally. Can't win them all Two Brothers!

05-31-2011 05:28:18 | More by alleykatking
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vfgccp

New York

2.78/5  rDev -28%

A - Light haze on an auburn orange body. White, mixed bubbled head. Nice lace and retention.

S - Light orange and peach nose.

T - Sharp, bitter opening with a touch of malt. Wet grass center. Residual honey, broccoli, and bitter greens on the backend. Something might be up with this batch.

M - Light body. Smooth, but really lacks on carbonation.

O - The green vegetable flavors are definitely off. Unfortunately this probably has more to do vendor's tap lines where I got the growler than anything Two Brothers Brewing did wrong. Sorry guys, I wont use that growler station again.

09-02-2012 15:08:44 | More by vfgccp
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Ryan011235

Ohio

2.88/5  rDev -25.4%

Poured into a snifter on 6/13/10

Best by 10/21/10

Amber-hued with highlights of tangerine; moderate density. I started with an average pour then had to dial it back - the foam filled the snifter with over three fingers of billowy foam. Porous along the inside of the glass, it settles inward leaving an island of meringue-esque foam. Lacing is decent; drippy strings. Retention is thin & the lace dries out.

Resistance IPA smells an awful lot like other Two Brothers IPAs I've tried. It's certainly balanced, if not tipping the scale toward malty. Caramel notes are in no short supply; it actually smells fairly sweet. While the aroma suggests floral & piney hints; the hops are more citric than anything: mostly lemon zest with some orange pith. Subtle oak overtones drift about.

Spicy citrus & pine immediately crackles o'er the tongue - zesty lemon & orange assisted by some dry grapefruit hints. With each sip, this initial moment of brilliance fades into murkiness. It seems to lose something by the finish (maybe the overactive carbonation has something to do with it). Toasted malts & caramel round it out, though aren't as prominent as in the aroma. I have to admit, I''m not getting too much of an oak flavor.

Whoa; way to much carbonation going on here, in my opinion (especially on the first few sips). I'm all for ample carbonation accenting spicy notes but here it distracts from the flavor of the beer, which is a definite downfall, considering it's supposed to have the subtleties of being aged in oak foudres. Medium bodied, otherwise. Finished pretty dry with some lingering lemon zest.

The aroma made me nervous, suggesting the only thing this IPA is resisting are hops. Thankfully, that isn't the case. However, the over-carbonation makes it all but impossible to enjoy any complexities this beer offers. It's a shame; this possibly could have been the best Two Brothers IPA.

06-25-2010 18:00:38 | More by Ryan011235
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Buebie

Minnesota

2.9/5  rDev -24.9%

Picked up a single bottle of this.

Poured into a pub glass semi rigerously, forming a smallish head less then a half inch tall. The heat is white, slowly receding and leaving a cap of retention along with thing legs of lace.
Color resembles a 2 row based brew, a pale yellow, hazy and unfiltered looking. A small amount of orange color too, looking more like a wheat beer.

Aroma is lacking, at first smelling of irish spring bar soap with a little sweetness and floral hops, mixing with some citric notes.

Mouthfeel is biting with carbonation and a little bit of slick feel. Carbonation is bordering nuisance levels as it is quite prickly and sharp.
Taste is light as well, but as it warmed flavors are coming around. Wood seems masked by bittering hops of pine lemon zest and an odd funk. I find myself wondering where the wood went.
For an ipa though this is a decent contender. But based on the style of wood aging, the lack of aroma and the disappointing feel, I cant see myself grabbing another one of these.

07-12-2010 01:00:28 | More by Buebie
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cwluongo

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -22.3%

08-08-2013 20:36:57 | More by cwluongo
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yossi316

California

3/5  rDev -22.3%

12-20-2013 00:14:57 | More by yossi316
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

02-07-2014 14:01:59 | More by ejimhof
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jacobdensford

Ohio

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-29-2012 01:37:21 | More by jacobdensford
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -22.3%

01-14-2012 20:55:01 | More by whartontallboy
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.3%

12-12-2011 02:14:27 | More by jenray
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BeerMeColorado

Colorado

3/5  rDev -22.3%

12-24-2013 00:12:40 | More by BeerMeColorado
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-28-2013 06:30:10 | More by BrownAleMale
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Zuidman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.3%

12-16-2011 04:03:46 | More by Zuidman
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xipho

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.3%

01-14-2012 22:54:13 | More by xipho
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wfcubsfan

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.3%

06-11-2012 05:07:52 | More by wfcubsfan
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ajs4bd

Missouri

3/5  rDev -22.3%

08-20-2012 12:53:25 | More by ajs4bd
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Resistance IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 454 ratings.