Resistance IPA | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Resistance IPAResistance IPA

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

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.

Added by homebrew311 on 03-18-2010

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Ratings: 470 |  Reviews: 182
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into belgian tulip (felt like being fancier than a pint glass, since it's aged in french foudres). Pours a clear yellow-orange with a lovely fluffy white head that sticks everywhere, leaving incredibly fine lacing. Smell is pretty complex; smooth oak overtones swim among spicy, piney hops and muted slightly sweet bready malt. Taste is harsh at first, a piney hop barrage which fades, with slight citrus rind flavors, into smooth oak, honey, bready malt and slight alcohol warmth which works very well with the flavors. Hoppy beers work very well on oak; this is reminding me of Oaked Old Guardian. Mouthfeel is smooth and clean.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of larryarms847
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep golden yellow with a subtle orange hue.

Was expecting oak/woody notes but not getting anything of the sort. Mainly citrus and some subtle piney resin.

Still not getting any notes of oak, definitely citrus, pine, and light resins.

Light-medium bodied, medium carbonation, citrusy, slightly resinous, dry.

Overall, was not what I was expecting, but decent.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with best by date 10/15/2013. I haven't had this beer in quite some time, but I remember liking it a lot the last time I drank it. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a light bright coppery orange color with about one finger of doughy off-white head on top. Some bubbles rushing to the top. Lots of scattered wispy lacing.

S - The bottle describes it pretty accurately: sweetened honeyed malts, piney citrus hop bite, and an ever so subtle vanilla / oak aroma.

T - Taste follows the nose: super citrusy pine hops with nice bitterness, sweet malts to balance it out, and a subtle oak wood presence. Aftertaste is slightly coppery and metallic.

M - Feel is of bitter hop resins coating the palate, and some sugary sweetness lingering around.

Overall, a very nicely done IPA from Two Brothers, one that I had forgotten how good it was. I'm not sure that aging the beer in "French oak foudres" accomplished much, but it lends some subtle complexities to the beer which are pretty nicely done. Rewarding 6.90% abv, this is a beer I would happily drink again and again.

Two Brothers Resistance IPA ---4/5.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: A very clear light orange. A one finger foamy head.

S: A good amount of citrus. Very grassy and little floral. sour malt with just the smallest hint of caramel. slight vanilla. Very faint smelling.

T: Very floral hops. Lemon grass, lemon zest, sweet caramel. Not a ton of oak but a slight bit of vanilla. Pine in the finish. Sweet honey on the finish. The best way to describe the hops are sticky.

M: Lots of carbonation give this a light body and make it refreshing and drinkable.

O: This is a nice IPA. i wish the oak would shine a little more but its a very nice earthy forward IPA with some nice malt sweetness. /85

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Clear light orange, not much carbonation, one finger head with lacing.

S-Very malty, oak, grass, not much in the way of hops.

T-Starts very malty, good deal of oak, still not much hops or bitterness. Honey, pine and grass as well.

M-Medium bodied, nicely carbonated, lacking that hop bite.

O-Another disappointing IPA from Two Brothers. Wasn't that hoppy, too much malt.

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4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amazing clarity on this IPA, with an excellent creamy top white head that has very good retention and leaves cobweb laces on the glass. Head is supported by an abundant amount of carbonation.

Smells of gentle honeysuckle and pine.

Perfectly creamy smooth head greets the lips followed by a cool bitterness up front, a soft, medium bodied sweetness mid palate, and a pleasant lingering hop bitterness mixed with an oaky quality. Notes of pine, citrus, honey, and just a hint of oak in the finish.

Any IPA fan would enjoy this beer. It's pretty safe in the American IPA category. It has just the right amount of bitterness and a very popular hop profile, not to mention that they are doing something slightly different than the pack by maturing their IPA in Oak vats.

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4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pour into a pint glass

A-Honey colored

S-Honey, malt, earthy, pine, but not too strong.

T-Sweet up front then instant earthy and oak taste. Not too strong of an IPA would be a great IPA to introduce someone to the style

M-Medium carbonation.

0- Very good IPA by 2 Bros. Not too strong, not too bitter such as Outlaw. This used to be brewed year round but was replaced by Outlaw in a can. I think two brothers should switch them back. It's simple, sweet, and good. A nice change up, I recommend getting a 6er of this brew.

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Resistance IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 470 ratings.
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