Resurgence IPA
Resurgence Brewing Company

Resurgence IPAResurgence IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,884
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
88
Ranked #11,796
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 8.35%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
91
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Resurgence Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  36
SCORE
88
Very Good
Resurgence IPAResurgence IPA
Notes: This IPA is brewed and dry hopped in a West Coast manner. The hops give this beer huge aromas of citrus and grapefruit, with notes of pine and resin. Finishes smooth with a touch of awesomeness.
Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 91
Photo of arizcards
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received a can from @sunsjammer on 7-25-18 after his trip to Niagara Falls. No canning date; cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured a cloudy golden with a beautiful long lasting white head.

Nose is citrus forward with a touch of the tropics.

Taste is orange, mango, and grapefruit infused with a medium malt base. Finishes with a nice piney prickliness.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and refreshing.

Overall a nice East meets West brew. There is a lot of old school WCIPA with a tropical hazy touch from the East.

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Photo of Vidblain
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

There's just a slight bit of piney bitterness to Resurgence that makes me inclined to dislike it - but, it's also quite light and juicy. It drinks very easy, it's fairly sweet, and is generally a pleasant beer. It has a pretty finger of white head to it, and the carbonation is nicely balanced and pleasant.

Resurgence came to me as a part of a BIF package. It's one of the better beers I've yet had from this box. Very nice.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: [3.50] The can lists teh ABV (7.2%) and there is a canned date (11/06/16). The can says, "Drink Fresh" (sorry can I am a little over 90 days). The beer is a murky apricot color that forms very little white head.

S: [3.75] Fruity with mango, lemon rind, and then nice pine undertones.

T: [3.75] Similar to the nose. Lemon rind, orange and pine. There is some maltiness in there to sweeten up the backend and give balance.

M: [3.75] Good body and carbonation. Feels a little sticky on the palate.

O: [3.75] This is a serviceable IPA. I probably gave it a bump for being local. I feel like they could get this amount of flavor at about 5.5-6.0% ABV but it is still a good beer. Gotta support the local guys - I'd drink this again,

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Photo of Can_has_beer
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's a beautiful poured beer. The aroma is grassy, slightly vegetal, with a little spiciness from hops. The taste follows through, it's very clean and it makes me wonder if there are sorachi ace hops in the bill. Good beer.

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Photo of Schnyds11
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is one of my favorite ipas and I once drank what seemed like 50 in 2 days. It's got a delicious hoppy taste which is more on the banana side of the hop... And I love it! I've had this beer on draft, in the can and also poured from the can. These are all wonderful ways to enjoy this tasty brew and since I am not from the buffalo area I don't get this beer to often. I can't wait to enjoy my next one though! My only issue is the 'Go Bills' printed on the bottom of the can. Fins up!

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Photo of biegaman
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Resurgence IPA looks much as you'd expect it to but has a particularly polished, deep golden shine that looks like something you'd find in a jewelry shop. I feel like I should be drinking it out of fine crystal glassware instead of this old, scratched-up pint glass. No matter, it likely won't last long.

I suspect the little bit of sediment that came out with the last couple ounces wasn't yeast but, in fact, remnants of melon rind, citrus peel, and dried cooking herbs. What else could account for these fruity, tropical, and savory notes? Well, turns out, a copious amount of hops.

Gloriously juicy hops are laced everywhere throughout the beer, ones that make for a biting finish and vivid tastes of taste of candied orange peel. There's also other flavours of cantaloupe, rose petal, gooseberry and lime but they're all mere footnotes compared to that chewy, crystallized citrus peel.

A proper West Coast IPA is big and bombastic and bitter, yes, but it's also easy to drink. The resins and alpha-acids should act as friends, not foes, and each gulp aught to be pleasurable, not painful. If you don't think it's possible to have assertive character *and* be approachable you've not tried a good IPA.

At the time of this writing no one outside of Buffalo really have Resurgence on their radar - that's likely to change real soon. An IPA like this one is a strong flagship (literally, 7.2%) for this new microbrewery and is fantastic example of the style in its own right that's sure to get the attention of hopheads everywhere.

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Photo of mattpuskas
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

6 pk cans for $9.99 poured into glass. Loads of melon rind and grass on the tongue. Very juicy citrus immediately after. Maybe a hint of green apple without the tartness. Not too bitter and not too much of an aroma. Moderate lacing on the glass. Outstanding IPA from one of Buffalo's best breweries.

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Photo of Yardsale
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a TeKu glass

Big fluffy head that collapses into a meringue like blob that hangs out for a bit.

This smells awesome. Orange, grapefruit and tropical notes rolled in a some sweet malt.

Taste is pine, citrus, some biscuit and caramel with a bitter finish. Decent body and goes down easy.

If the flavor could mirror the smell this would be a stellar beer instead of just a really good one. Not that I'm ever going to see it again, but it would be nice to...

Thanks Yasky!

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Photo of Kevuas
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

If you like IPAs, you will be happy with this one. When popped open, the can does a great job shoehorning the hop aromas and infusing citrus and grapefruit notes right into your nostrils. Take in a strong whiff. Yes, those are Amarillo, Simcoe, and New Zealand hops. Take a taste. West coast style resiny flavors mix with pine and leave a dry finish. There’s a heavy malt presence, but balanced by a 7.2% ABV load. At 80 IBU Resurgence IPA packs a punch of bitterness that is balanced well. After taking a few sips you will be smacking your lips involuntarily to enjoy the slight lingering sweetness.

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Photo of Social_Lubrication
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Excited to try this beer being a Buffalonian. My excitement grew when I smelled the beer. Probably one of the best noses to a beer I have experienced. Grapefruit and Orange comes through wonderfully.The bitter taste threw me off since the smell was more citrus/sweet. The beer does have a very clean honey finish to it dampening the bitterness just enough. This beer definitely has character, is a must have if you like bitter. Most importantly, you must drink this on the warmer side. This gets better by the sip as it warms.

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Photo of oberon
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Mammoser's in Hamburg,NY over the weekend.Came in a standard pint a deep copper color with a thinner white head atop.Some floral and pine notes in the nose,not in your face but they were decent enough.Pine and citrusy hops over top of caramel/biscuit malts,more old school in it's pine notes.A standard 2002 west coast ipa with alot of pine and big malt base,not bad.

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Photo of generallee
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: It was served on tap at Resurgence Brewing Company. Appearance : It has a cloudy looking body with a good tight head and lacing. Smell: The hop notes are deep and citrusy. I also get some bread yeast notes too. Taste/Palate: Right up front there are dank hop notes with some citrus and some tropical fruity notes moving across the tongue. The feel is right on and the finish has good lingering hop bitterness.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap a Resurgence Brewing Company in Buffalo, NY.

Pours a dark amber color, with a half inch head, and a bit of lacing.

Smells like pine, caramel malt, and a bit of grapefruit.

This just kind of feels pedestrian to me. It's a bit too malty for my tastes. I don't mind malt flavors in my IPA- but they've gotta be interesting. It's just generic caramel. The hop flavor also feels generic- it just seems to be the standard pine bitterness, with a splash of grapefruit. It tastes fine- it just doesn't stand out in any way, like some of their other beers did.

This one is medium bodied, with a slightly sticky, mostly crisp mouthfeel, and a higher level of carbonation.

I'd tinker with this one some more, it needs work. Right now, it's your standard everyday IPA that basically any brewery could make.

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Resurgence IPA from Resurgence Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 91 ratings