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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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amishbooze

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-07-2013 01:56:23 | More by amishbooze
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-16-2012 05:45:58 | More by ryanpj
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baconman91

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-31-2012 15:23:38 | More by baconman91
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Tracker83

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-07-2013 02:03:32 | More by Tracker83
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fellowrs

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-18-2013 18:25:03 | More by fellowrs
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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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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-02-2013 00:24:11 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-04-2012 00:13:21 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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drinkinmiles

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-26-2013 15:47:36 | More by drinkinmiles
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BlakeAM

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-14-2013 21:48:49 | More by BlakeAM
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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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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nice golden with a thin swirly head. Smells somewhat grainy with a nice hit of sweet, citrusy hops. The taste is similar, with a bit of grain followed by a big but short hop profile that is leafy, piney, and a bit citrusy, but the hops fall off and it becomes grainy again toward the end. Fairly spicy in the mouth, and a bit thick, but pretty pleasant. Overall, a pretty nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 20:45:19 | More by Georgiabeer
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beerdown77

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours light orange and has a decent foamy head and good lacing. The smell is very hoppy and citrusy. The flavor was shockingly hoppy and grapefruity. I even taste pineapple. There is a nicely combined bitterness and sweetness. I feel like this beer is a breath of fresh air; it takes that craving that you seek in a really citrusy IPA and maximizes it. I hate to say it…it’s almost too fruity, making it hard to identify any malt. However, this is a great beer with a peculiar tanginess. I haven’t had a lot of Two Brothers, but from what I’ve tried so far, I’ve been blindsided by their approach to uniqueness. I am looking forward to the Long Haul Session Ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 18:51:13 | More by beerdown77
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kshankar

District of Columbia

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Easily one of the most annoying pours of my life. Even the gentlest of pours yields a massive foam. Then I have to wait for it to recede a little so it won't overflow. I mean, once I finish pouring the thing about 2 hours later, it looks spectacular. But still. Really, though. This thing looks great. Sticky, rocky foam that just doesn't seem to go away, tons of lacing.

Aroma is slightly mild relative to other IPA's, but what is there is the fairly typical citrus and pine scent

Taste is pretty good, nothing spectacular. Solid offering. Notes of pine, citrus and hop bitterness with a slight malt backing which keeps it somewhat balanced.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, carbonation is okay, and the drinkability is moderate, but isn't really the purpose of an IPA anyways.

Pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 04:35:09 | More by kshankar
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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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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-cloudy orange gold with a thin white head

S-fresh orange and some light hops. good strength

T-comes in with a fresh flavor of orange, it builds and becomes stronger and then comes a slight bitterness. has just a faint herbs flavor to it. very refreshing.

M-medium creamy carbonation with creamy finish

O-tastes more like a mix between orange juice and beer than an average IPA. it's definitely a good flavor, it's very drinkable, but unfortunately I can't recommend this to someone who loves IPAs. it's definitely not something i'll get again unless I'm looking for a beer to drink on a hot summer morning.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 06:10:49 | More by AdamBear
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Aguirre

Missouri

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first review.

Poured into a nonic pint, this brew is copper colored, clear and has a nice thick head.

The smell doesn't knock me over, it's hoppy sure, but I can't pick out any specific notes...it smells good, don't get me wrong, but it's nothing special.

The taste is better than the smell, it's smooth and rich and well balanced. I get a little bit of the woodiness from the oak barrels, but not much, which is a little disappointing. Not a massive hop bomb by any means, but bitter. There's a lingering aftertaste that I don't find unpleasant.

It's a smooth drinker. You can taste the alcohol, but it's not overwhelming (especially for 6.9%) and I like the level of carbonation.

This isn't my favorite IPA, but there's something interesting about it that I'm not yet well-versed enough in beer to describe. Keep an eye out for it, it's worth a try!

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2010 03:02:41 | More by Aguirre
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movingtrain

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle from "The J Series" sampled from a small snifter.

Slightly less than aggressive pour yields a mammoth head, and it's not going anywhere. Beer is copper in color, and seriously carbonated. Thick, creamy, three-finger depth head on top.

Aroma gives off some standard IPA notes, citrus, pine, but goes a bit further, offering hints of grape, wet grass, plum, and oak.

Tart flavors up front...bitter apple and spicy hop notes. Flavor is very cidery, and pops on the tongue. That head is still sticking around...light and fluffy. Other flavors of astringent hops and pepper.

The carbonation may be too much here. However, it does allow for an interesting play on the palate. There are some rich flavors here, and I like the playful take on the IPA (aged in French Oak Fourdes).

Overall, this is a good beer...perhaps could use some time to cool down in the bottle...although, age may make this resistance all that more aggressive.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2010 22:25:17 | More by movingtrain
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scottfrie

California

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into Gulden Draak tulip. Thanks goes to HosP for this one

A: Pours a tangerine orange color with a thin off white head that quickly faded into a faint film that left thin traces of sticky lacing down the glass.
S: Notes of orange sherbet hops and maybe a hint of vanilla.
T: I get notes of orange zest, light acetone nail polish remover, sweet citrus juice, and a touch of lemon and light pale malt. I wouldn't know this was oak aged unless you told me, but it tastes pretty good. Finish has a pretty good dose of bitter.
M: Tingly, bubbly carbonation over a medium body with a soft body. Alcohol isn't warm but there is still that slight acetone flavor.
D: Overall I liked it, but it's not very memorable. Still, it's a good beer with a great flavor. Thanks again Mark for hooking it up.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 03:03:13 | More by scottfrie
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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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bluemoonswoon

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

More from the Two Brothers oak aged series and an IPA no less.

12oz bottle poured into the trusty New Belgium tulip.

A: Beer is pretty. Little ropes of bubbles twist up from the etchings on the bottom of the glass and hold up an bright and loosely foamy one inch head. Color is clear, soft glowing peachy gold.

S: A delicate aroma on this one. Hops are there to be sure but it doesn't come at you like a that blast of heat you get from a big red wine, or for a better comparison, like that blast of bitter fruitiness and pine that you get from something like a Surly Furious or other such beers. Aroma is more restrained with drops of honey mixed in with the traditional citrus and pine aromas that appear here. Malt presence is also stronger here than in similar beers of this style, sweeter with maybe a touch (that's stretching it I think) of barrel character.

T/MF: Not hugely bitter, not enamel stripping with a back hand of pine sap and pineapple. Instead this beer is a bit more restrained: orange blossom and honey are mixed in with a citrusy/piney profile. Malt character is also more pronounced with a caramel sweetness working its way into the fold. Feel is another story though. Filling though the middle with tiny pin pricks of carbonation filling the mouth like a blanket than leaves without much fanfare.

D: Again, I would like to see what the barrel does to this beer and beers like it down the road, maybe it needs to get broken in a bit as I don't seem to be picking much up in the way of oakiness that I'm used to from barrel aged beers. Still, this beer remains an interesting change of pace from the IPAs I'm familiar with.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2010 03:43:29 | More by bluemoonswoon
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beagle75

Iowa

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy, brassy golden color with over one finger of off-white foam head that collapses to a large and lofty pad. Heavy lacing remains on the glass. A scary, wispy-looking mass of gelatinous yeast solids lurks, submerged, just under the foam cap. A trickle of fine bubbles rise through the column in a slow-moving strand.

S: Malt is decidedly vinous in the nose, smelling like oaked chardonnay and lesser yeast esters, offset by some green pine needles.

T: Begins dry, with refined toasted grain, restrained bright fruit, and a hint of lactic tartness that is complemented by mild herbaceous, floral, and grapefruit citrus hop aromatics. Precocious bitterness develops toward the middle, but does not overpower. Oak becomes more assertive in the middle, as hop flavors recede, but never becomes a dominant quality. The wood reveals considerable depth of flavor as the beer starts to warm, lending an overall air of maturity to the drink. The finish is moderately bitter, with a ramp-like herbaceous savoriness that is just another piece of the overall puzzle.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly acidic and astringent on the palate at times, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: While lacking some of the most intense qualities of a West Coast IPA, this beer develops a much more unique and refined portfolio. Wood finds itself in balance with ale features here, but the suggestion of muddled and confused flavors that such a description may conjure is never realized. Instead, it projects the flavors with purpose; crisply and cleanly. If Russian River aged their eponymous draft-only IPA on oak, this is what it might taste like.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 00:05:44 | More by beagle75
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JToad

Indiana

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange copper, minimal lacing.

Smells of biscuit malt and hops. Very understated, not in your face.

First taste is bready. Hops on the back end. Very well balanced. Relatively thin mouthfeel, with more malts then hops. Not your typical American IPA.

Very drinkable for 6.9% Tastes more of an amber ale with hops than an IPA. A solid brew, but not my fav from Two Bros.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2010 15:25:44 | More by JToad
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, courtesy of an in-person trade at DLD, into a Cantillon tulip. Shared with friends.

A: Clear amber body with a finger of fine white foam. Ok retention, delicate lace. Solid.

S: Mellow vanilla oakiness, caramel malt, and floral hops in the background. Pleasant, but less than entirely memorable.

T: Sweet up front: light oak, moderate vanilla, and solid caramel malt. Clean bitter finish. Not much in the way of actual hop flavor (especially for an IPA), but it's still a very tasty beer.

M: Medium, creamy body with light carbonation. Not quite enough life to balance the sweetness.

O: I enjoyed this one, but I was hoping for a more dynamic interplay between hops and oak; as it was, the oak melded nicely with the crystal malt, leaving the hops entirely in the background. I'd gladly drink it again, but there are better oak-aged IPAs to be had.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 16:04:57 | More by woosterbill
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innersanctum

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big shout out to Jim-E who generously offered me a bottle from his private stock!

Long Haul, also from 2 Bros J series, has made a few enjoyable appearances in my cellar but this was a first with Le Resistance. This is a nice looking brew, a finger or two of head, generous lacing, and a pine bouquet. This differs from a traditional IPA in its initial rounder and mellower mouthfeel, yet a definitive IPA finish; it is somewhat lighter than most IPA's on the market but it clearly has more hops than a pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2010 16:29:04 | More by innersanctum
Resistance IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.