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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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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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BB1313

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 6/10/11. 12oz bottle poured into a chalice. Pours a light shiny golden, transparent for the most part, not much haze. Decent head and lacing, but nice color. The aromas are nice, but faint.. the hops aren't in your face. There's also a nice sweetness in the aromas. This IPA is on the sweeter side.. it's bitter, but once again not over the top. Lots of sweet fruits in the mix.. pear, apple, pineapple and mango are definitely there. The oak is noticeable, but not over the top. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not. There are hints of vanilla. Finishes slightly dry. Mouthfeel is nice, right amount of carbonation, medium-bodied, extremely crisp. I'd definitely revisit this one, it's pretty enjoyable. Great beer for spring/summer.

This is a pretty unique IPA.. it's subtle, but bold; slightly sweet. Once again, the oak isn't extremely noticeable, but it's presence is known. Very nice IPA which should be respected, recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 01:24:12 | More by BB1313
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ChugginOil

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one live on hand-pull @ the brewery.

This one pours a translucent gold color and has two fingers of fluffy white head that leaves mass webs of lacing all over the glass.

The nose is a wonderful blend of hops and caramel malt. A sweet buttery malt starts it off and turns to a grapefruit and mango dessert.

The taste is sweet and biscuity up front with the hops working their magic immediately after. The balance achieved here is delightfulfuly tasty. A bit of vanilla is noticed in there as well which is nice.

The mouthfeel is what I noticed first with this beer. So damn smooth in your mouth and going down. A low amount of carbonation is present as expected.

Overall, I thought this brew was great when I had my first bottle, better when I first had it on tap, and even better out of the cask! So smooth!

Serving type: cask

05-14-2011 20:46:10 | More by ChugginOil
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-03-2013 05:33:02 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this in a recent BIF. 12oz bottle, best by 01/02/11, eh, let's see...

A: A nice honey color with a small white head that fades quickly to a lace atop the brew. Good.

S: A citrus malty sweetness upfront with some pineapple in the middle and some earthy hop on the backend. Decent.

T: A mild citrus hop with a hint of watery sweetness in the middle and some water on the backend. A watery IPA.

M: Light body with a great carbonation. A clean finish. Ok.

O: All in all, this is not a good example of an IPA. It's balanced, but more along the lines of a light pale ale. Try if you do not like IPA's, but are looking for a good segway brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 02:46:14 | More by steve8robin
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-18-2014 15:09:53 | More by Kubrickx
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-01-2012 19:28:30 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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Zuidman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-19-2012 05:05:12 | More by tdmccarthy
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samie85

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours an orange blossom honey color with a thick, two finger head that leaves some nice lacing as it dissipates.

S-Light pine, pineapple, some orange, and light malt notes are present.

T-Nice bitter pine charge upfront with some light caramel malt and vanilla/woody notes with a decently dry and bitter finish.

M-Drying mouthfeel with a light to medium body and it has medium carbonation that scrubs the palate.

D-A pretty interesting IPA although I'm not the biggest fan of the really dry finish IPA's. Overall though, a pretty solid beer that I wouldn't mind trying again.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2010 04:42:01 | More by samie85
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WesM63

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-19-2012 02:13:34 | More by WesM63
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance -- bright amber with two fingers of rocky beige head. Sticky lacing.

Smell -- grapefruit rind, pine sap, bread, caramel sweetness.

Taste -- Big hop bittering up front with big citrus notes and more than a little resin. Caramel malt rounds out the end, with lingering grapefruit rind. Dry, resinous finish with a little bit of cut lumber from the oak foundres.

Mouthfeel -- Medium body, moderate carbonation. Nice.

Drinkability -- After trying their reguar IPA, Bitter End, I wasn't expecting much, but this one really impressed me. great hop flavor. If you've ever been disappointed by a Two Brothers beer, do yourself a favor and pick this one up. It'll surprise you.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2010 02:09:45 | More by yeahnatenelson
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-08-2013 13:24:41 | More by hockeyfighter19
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Buebie

Minnesota

2.9/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-08-2012 02:04:34 | More by JimGlonke
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Ralphs66

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-15-2011 13:21:56 | More by Ralphs66
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Troville1990

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-29-2012 23:59:57 | More by Troville1990
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NooseJustice

Indiana

3/5  rDev -22.3%

12-01-2013 19:10:28 | More by NooseJustice
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gpawned

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-21-2012 06:23:19 | More by gpawned
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ccozzi

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-10-2012 23:08:07 | More by ccozzi
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-13-2012 20:39:09 | More by danthehopslamman
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ONUMello

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Clear golden color with a 1/2 finger head that quickly settles to a fine lacing
S: Nice grapefruit & light malt notes. Simple but elegant.
T: Also light & elegant with clean grapefruit/malt notes.
M: Light-bodied, crisp and clean. Doesn't show its nearly 7% ABW in either weight or viscosity.
O: This is the perfect example of a beer that shows an IPA doesn't have to be in your face and bold to be well-made. Simple, clean, elegant and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 02:06:23 | More by ONUMello
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durlta

Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-22-2012 23:27:27 | More by durlta
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-20-2012 01:37:21 | More by DrFunkenstein
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-02-2011 05:11:58 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
Resistance IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.