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Resistance IPA - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Resistance IPAResistance IPA

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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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Photo of robwestcott
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

robwestcott, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of JMurphy41
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

JMurphy41, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with best by date 10/15/2013. I haven't had this beer in quite some time, but I remember liking it a lot the last time I drank it. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a light bright coppery orange color with about one finger of doughy off-white head on top. Some bubbles rushing to the top. Lots of scattered wispy lacing.

S - The bottle describes it pretty accurately: sweetened honeyed malts, piney citrus hop bite, and an ever so subtle vanilla / oak aroma.

T - Taste follows the nose: super citrusy pine hops with nice bitterness, sweet malts to balance it out, and a subtle oak wood presence. Aftertaste is slightly coppery and metallic.

M - Feel is of bitter hop resins coating the palate, and some sugary sweetness lingering around.

Overall, a very nicely done IPA from Two Brothers, one that I had forgotten how good it was. I'm not sure that aging the beer in "French oak foudres" accomplished much, but it lends some subtle complexities to the beer which are pretty nicely done. Rewarding 6.90% abv, this is a beer I would happily drink again and again.

Two Brothers Resistance IPA ---4/5.

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

smartassboiler, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of schwemjw
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: A very clear light orange. A one finger foamy head.

S: A good amount of citrus. Very grassy and little floral. sour malt with just the smallest hint of caramel. slight vanilla. Very faint smelling.

T: Very floral hops. Lemon grass, lemon zest, sweet caramel. Not a ton of oak but a slight bit of vanilla. Pine in the finish. Sweet honey on the finish. The best way to describe the hops are sticky.

M: Lots of carbonation give this a light body and make it refreshing and drinkable.

O: This is a nice IPA. i wish the oak would shine a little more but its a very nice earthy forward IPA with some nice malt sweetness. /85

schwemjw, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of crewfan1952
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

crewfan1952, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of gpblackgt
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

gpblackgt, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev +3.6%

whatname, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of stogirelli
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

stogirelli, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of lucasj82
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

lucasj82, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Clear light orange, not much carbonation, one finger head with lacing.

S-Very malty, oak, grass, not much in the way of hops.

T-Starts very malty, good deal of oak, still not much hops or bitterness. Honey, pine and grass as well.

M-Medium bodied, nicely carbonated, lacking that hop bite.

O-Another disappointing IPA from Two Brothers. Wasn't that hoppy, too much malt.

rlee1390, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of MusicaleMike
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amazing clarity on this IPA, with an excellent creamy top white head that has very good retention and leaves cobweb laces on the glass. Head is supported by an abundant amount of carbonation.

Smells of gentle honeysuckle and pine.

Perfectly creamy smooth head greets the lips followed by a cool bitterness up front, a soft, medium bodied sweetness mid palate, and a pleasant lingering hop bitterness mixed with an oaky quality. Notes of pine, citrus, honey, and just a hint of oak in the finish.

Any IPA fan would enjoy this beer. It's pretty safe in the American IPA category. It has just the right amount of bitterness and a very popular hop profile, not to mention that they are doing something slightly different than the pack by maturing their IPA in Oak vats.

MusicaleMike, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of NewGlarusFan
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pour into a pint glass

A-Honey colored

S-Honey, malt, earthy, pine, but not too strong.

T-Sweet up front then instant earthy and oak taste. Not too strong of an IPA would be a great IPA to introduce someone to the style

M-Medium carbonation.

0- Very good IPA by 2 Bros. Not too strong, not too bitter such as Outlaw. This used to be brewed year round but was replaced by Outlaw in a can. I think two brothers should switch them back. It's simple, sweet, and good. A nice change up, I recommend getting a 6er of this brew.

NewGlarusFan, Jul 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

pathman, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of twenty5
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

twenty5, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of amalahow
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

amalahow, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of mzablocki
4/5  rDev +3.6%

mzablocki, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of MarshMan71
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

MarshMan71, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jschott75, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of Swik
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Swik, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of LI_PO12
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into pint glass

Appearance- Light copper, White head with good retention, clear

Aroma- Sweet malt, honey, citrus hops, grassy, herbal notes as well, some of the oak mixing in, slight vanilla

Flavor- Sweetness up front, but bitterness quickly follows keeping it balanced, very grassy, herbal, slight piney hops. Slight oak and vanilla, its there but not very strong which is a good thing. Honey, sweet malts, very drinkable.

Mouthfeel- Medium, medium light carbonation

Overall- I like the fact that its not a typical citrus, pine bomb. Don't get me wrong I love those but this plays into the grassy(in a good way) and herbal components of an IPA while keeping a good bitterness and throwing in a touch of oak with honey sweet malts. I'm use to oak aged IPAs being imperial so a regular strength one was interesting. If you want an IPA but want to change things up a bit try this.

LI_PO12, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Abright amber colored beer with a thin white head that is fizzy in it's departure.
Carbs are light. Nothing to cheer for here.
Aroma has a dank and wet hop smell with no standout flavor.
Taste is mostly malty and really not very hoppy. To be quite honest I'm not getting any oak characteristics but perhaps a thin dryness.
Not really much here it's average at bestb but still pretty good I guess.

micromaniac129, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of TheSSG
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a huge, dense, white head that has great persistence and is laced with hop resin. It's a mountain of frothed resin atop golden fluid which oddly hollows out, leaving a layer of foam along the edges of the glass. A warm aroma of grapefruit and citrus rind. It's not as bright as a fresh IPA, but it's a bit muddled and subdued (but I mean that in a good way). Crystal clear and golden. Starts with big notes of grapefruit and hop bitterness, sticky resiny moves into a pine-like quality as it all mellows. There is a moment of clarity as the malt comes through, and then the hop bitterness comes back, with a poignant, citrus rind bitterness. The finish is lingering citrus bitterness with a nice wooden quality to it. It has a great viscosity to it!

Overall, very nice. The aging means the hops are more subdued than you would expect (they are not as bright), but they are still quite bitter. I prefer my hops the other way around, but the addition of the wood characteristics makes this still pleasant.

TheSSG, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of petermethot
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of kal4478
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

kal4478, Jun 24, 2013
Resistance IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 458 ratings.