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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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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a glass beer mug.

L - slightly hazed golden color with a white head that was small yet still left a fine sheet of lacing.

S - light, sweet & floral.

T - very nice flavors with this beer, sweet citrus fruit, some oak and a hint of yeast before going somewhat dry and bitter on the finish.

F - medium bodied, crisp and refreshing.

O - I enjoyed this beer very much and will be getting more.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 22:35:51 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-15-2011 21:51:59 | More by bpfrush
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

08-09-2013 18:58:55 | More by IPAchris
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.0 A: Moderately hazed orange-yellow color. I only could muster about a quarter finger of frothy white head. Retention and lacing are hard to judge given the lack of head.

4.5 S: The oak smells wonderful in this; possibly because this beer was seemingly brewed to meet oak. Earthy and grassy hops dominate with a slight cat piss undertone. The oak makes this super earthy. Clean malts with a bready yeastiness.

4.5 T: Tastes like the nose. Earthy and grassy hops. Super earthy oak. Clean malt and bready yeast. Low bitterness. Incredible complementarity between the hops, oak, malts, and yeast.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Nice creaminess, like some portion had come from a cask.

4.5 D: A stellar IPA that doesn't taste at all like the typical stellar IPA. Love the earthiness in this. Everything works so well.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 00:40:35 | More by DavoleBomb
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-30-2014 19:13:54 | More by atrocity
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Holland

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-26-2013 17:50:02 | More by Holland
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-18-2013 03:11:58 | More by smartassboiler
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From the experimental cellar - this bottle is 'best by 10/21/10'...what the foudre? Let's see -

Appearance - pours with an absolute rush of foam. Slowed things down but it still took a few minutes to get the last ounce poured. One long tendril of sediment reaches down into the glass and is summarily blasted by the high bead activity going on. The head is so slow to peel back. There's a huge crater in the middle where I poured the last bit in. A solid wall of lace on the glass. The beer itself is a cloudy dull orange/gold.

Aroma - chalky grains, an oak-muted lemony citrus, a little soapy. I would say the oak is more prominent than when fresh.

Taste - the hops have aged out quite a bit. Very little snap left but an orange and lemon bit still remain. The grains have a hard time getting through due to the woody flavors of the oak which display a bright tanginess, playing well with the hops. The aged hops give a hint of barleywine flavor. The swallow and aftertaste is bitter but not at all harsh. Dry, with a low mellow citrus and punchy oak ending. I am a fan.

Mouthfeel - fluffy for sure, even two-thirds of the way through, the bubbles are flowing steadily. Somewhat bolder body, good idea for this one.

Overall - I enjoyed it much more after three years. That doesn't always happen, but I'd try to grab another sixer for 2016.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 04:11:52 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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harrymel

Washington

3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a yellow-gold ale with near excellent clarity (hint of haziness). single finger soap sud head falls to shin sheet of the same. Rare and spotty lacing.

S: Citrus, grapefruit, oak, metallic (copper). Not a particularly good smeller, but not bad either.

T: The oak on this is a bit too strong. Sweet ale with domineering citrus hopping and hints of pine and resin. The sweetness is persistent.

M: Medium to high body with medium to high carb. Not impressed. Too much carb for this beer.

O: Well done, not the finest oaked IPA I've had, but quite drinkable. I would likely pick up Great Divide's oaked IPA before this one side by side.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 08:50:08 | More by harrymel
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srandycarter

California

4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Bright copper, stark white full head that stays for some time. Leaves tons of cling. Pretty presentation.

S - Hops up front, backed up by sweet deep malt. Piney in the nose.

T - Grapefruit big time! Sweet malt marries well. I like a little malt in my IPA and this one delivers.

M - Nice balance between malt and hops. Good carbonation. ABV well hidden.

D - Fairly high ABV for session, but I might have to try!

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 20:07:08 | More by srandycarter
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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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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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GbVDave

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint.

Best by 8/13/10

A: Pours a crystal clear, orange-y gold color with two full fingers of sticky off-white head on top that retained for ages and left a lot of lace stuck to the glass. Decent amount of carbonation, too.

S: Not floored by the smell. Aromas of citrus, vanilla, a hint of pine, honey, dried flowers, and caramel.

T: Follows the smell closely. Didn't really notice any "oaky" flavors. Piney hops pop out a bit more as it comes up to temp.

M: Starts off pretty smooth and sweet and then the door swings the other way and this turns quite dry and bitter during the middle and long finish.

D: Very nice drinker, almost sessionable. Maybe the Bros. will tweak some batches in the future with more hops?

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2010 11:28:05 | More by GbVDave
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.3%

12-12-2011 02:14:27 | More by jenray
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Saw this at the store today... part of the new Two Brother's J Series. Aged in French Oak Foudres.

A: Pours a brilliant bright copper, crystal clear, dense white head with lots of lacing, good head retention

S: the nose starts with some aromatic hops..not huge on the hop aroma, but definitely there... not quite what I was expecting for a IPA with 70 IBUs. The hops on the front meld into a bready malt profile with a presence of oak. Lots of different notes come up in the aroma, but the malt and oak dominates the end.

T: the hops on the front are bitter and subdued, slightly piney, which then gives way to this strong malty backbone that integrates with the oak pretty nicely, the finish is nice and long with lingering notes of oak

mf: crisp and smooth body with low carbonation

D: this is an interesting brew, something about it isn't quite latching on for me. The oak and malt backbone is nice, but something about the hop profile isn't adding up for me. There is some bitterness, but not that nice fresh aromatic hop profile that you would expect a freshly bottled 70 IBU IPA to have.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2010 23:59:29 | More by homebrew311
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-15-2013 22:53:36 | More by ZEB89
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

In the glass this one appears a nice golden-amber color, with a nicely developed white head. Piney hops are present on the nose, but not as prevalent as one would think based on the IBUs in this one. On the palate, there is a lot of sweet malt, which is nicely balanced by the aforementioned piney hops. Finishes with just a hint of the advertised oakiness. Crisp, nicely balanced and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2010 04:43:06 | More by emmasdad
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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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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-12-2012 15:57:39 | More by Tyrawlings
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seeswo

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

05-12-2012 01:57:32 | More by seeswo
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Redrover

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle poured into a pint glass, the beer is a medium gold with a slight chill haze. There is a sticky off-white head.
The beer smells of pine and tropical fruit. I swear there is some mango lurking in there somewhere.
There is lots of pine sap and more tropical fruit. It reminds me of really fresh Wrigley’s gum with pine. Citrus emerges about at the ¼ mark. There is some caramel malt as well. Is that wood in the finish or some more malt??

The mouth is coating but the carbonation helps keep it at bay. The mouth is borderline hefty. This beer is a winner. I really like this one, well done Brothers!

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2011 01:29:08 | More by Redrover
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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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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pale golden Yellow body with a white head. Sticky lacing cling to side of glass.

Smell: Citrusy hops and pineapple.

Taste: Orange, pineapple, and grapefruit imparting a mild bitterness. Very slight hint of oak. Nice biscuit malty backbone.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied beer. Moderate carbonation. This is very drinkable and crisp.

Overall: Nice solid IPA, simple and tasty. Alot more malty than i expected, but still balanced.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 07:50:44 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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david18

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was surprised to find that Two Brothers made another IPA and equally pleased to drink it. Very well balanced beer with great malt character at a very light, almost straw character. Good hop flavor and bitter aroma without being too extreme in either category. Good carbonation, a little bit of overflow but very goo. Great hop character and a great IPA in general.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2010 23:34:22 | More by david18
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Hazy golden body, nice white head. I really wanted to like this beer. It has an interesting combinations from plentiful hops and barrel aging, but I get pick up a melted plastic off taste to it that I have encountered in other beers. Great malt character, but this is a real distraction from what the beer does right. Maybe I just got a bad sample?

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2010 03:19:23 | More by TastyTaste
Resistance IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.