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Resistance IPA - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Resistance IPAResistance IPA

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very good

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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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Zuidman, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of WesM63
4/5  rDev +3.6%

WesM63, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of Kubrickx
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Kubrickx, May 18, 2014
Photo of CaptainNomihodai
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

CaptainNomihodai, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of BB1313
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

BB1313, Apr 28, 2011
Photo of sgoro
4/5  rDev +3.6%

sgoro, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of steve8robin
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.

steve8robin, May 07, 2011
Photo of tdmccarthy
4/5  rDev +3.6%

tdmccarthy, Feb 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

NooseJustice, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Tballz420
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange colored brew with a mild haze, fairly big pillowy white head, lots of lace. Scent is a sweet malt with a fair amount of floral hops. Sweet malt start, some bittering and floral hops finishing it off. A bit biscuity, just a touch of alcohol. Fairly full bodied, smooth mouth. Certainly not bad or anything, a fine beer, but so far their biere de garde and dortmunders have been the highlights of their line for me

Tballz420, Jul 09, 2011
Photo of ChugginOil
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!

ChugginOil, May 14, 2011
Photo of JimGlonke
4/5  rDev +3.6%

JimGlonke, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of Stevie_Janowski
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Stevie_Janowski, Apr 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

hockeyfighter19, Aug 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

durlta, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of HollyHops
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

HollyHops, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of samie85
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.

samie85, Aug 19, 2010
Photo of Ralphs66
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Ralphs66, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of yeahnatenelson
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.

yeahnatenelson, May 11, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

dexterk1, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of Buebie
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.

Buebie, Jul 12, 2010
Photo of ONUMello
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.

ONUMello, Aug 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Troville1990, Jun 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

DrFunkenstein, Nov 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

MikeWard, May 06, 2014
Resistance IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 458 ratings.