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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

449 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 449
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 9
Gots: 16 | 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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lucasj82

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-14-2013 03:19:47 | More by lucasj82
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rlee1390

Indiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 22:13:20 | More by rlee1390
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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 14:33:21 | More by MusicaleMike
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NewGlarusFan

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 13:35:24 | More by NewGlarusFan
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-10-2013 02:53:18 | More by pathman
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-07-2013 15:43:21 | More by twenty5
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amalahow

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

07-07-2013 03:22:20 | More by amalahow
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mzablocki

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-05-2013 21:15:00 | More by mzablocki
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MarshMan71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-05-2013 03:31:09 | More by MarshMan71
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jschott75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-04-2013 01:30:10 | More by jschott75
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Swik

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-03-2013 01:34:59 | More by Swik
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LI_PO12

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 04:51:13 | More by LI_PO12
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 17:28:05 | More by micromaniac129
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TheSSG

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 22:50:59 | More by TheSSG
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-26-2013 00:41:18 | More by petermethot
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kal4478

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-24-2013 20:30:21 | More by kal4478
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patpbr

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Light orange pour with a nice foamy head.
S - very faint, not enough to name anything other then malt
T - Malty with the aged barrel taste keeping much of the hops at bay. sweetness. Earthy and pine hops sneak into this one. Grapefruit and some citrus. bitter at 70 ibu
M - Medium body that is crisp and a little creamy. Its mostly a dry oak on the finish.
O - Not the normal IPA. It gives a more subtle combination and a good one for the hoppy drinker looking for a different take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 23:24:51 | More by patpbr
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UncleRico

Indiana

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- golden orange with a nice off white head that stuck around
S- very light scent of fruit
T- pine, malt, oak, and sweet fruity aftertaste
M- light but rich, and a little sticky
O- I think it's a very good ipa for being light bodied, very pleasant, definitely worth a try at $9 for a 6 pack.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 22:35:28 | More by UncleRico
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Sunn

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-22-2013 03:23:55 | More by Sunn
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MLFrank

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-21-2013 21:13:12 | More by MLFrank
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frosted33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-21-2013 02:54:46 | More by frosted33
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Lipsntoes

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-18-2013 23:15:12 | More by Lipsntoes
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks great off the pour. Nice balance on the profile with a significant malt base. This is subtle, to a degree, and almost English in its interpretation. Doesn't get overly boisterous with the hops, but uses them appropriately. Aging has probably smoothed this out in a nice way. I am only guessing about that l, honestly, since it's a process I am not intimately familiar with. Nice one.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 03:09:43 | More by RblWthACoz
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ljthockey7

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-16-2013 23:30:05 | More by ljthockey7
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Craftonly23121

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-15-2013 12:02:24 | More by Craftonly23121
Resistance IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.