Resistance IPA | Two Brothers Brewing Company

Resistance IPAResistance IPA
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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: 471 |  Reviews: 182
Photo of NewGlarusFan
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
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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Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Swik
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of LI_PO12
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into pint glass

Appearance- Light copper, White head with good retention, clear

Aroma- Sweet malt, honey, citrus hops, grassy, herbal notes as well, some of the oak mixing in, slight vanilla

Flavor- Sweetness up front, but bitterness quickly follows keeping it balanced, very grassy, herbal, slight piney hops. Slight oak and vanilla, its there but not very strong which is a good thing. Honey, sweet malts, very drinkable.

Mouthfeel- Medium, medium light carbonation

Overall- I like the fact that its not a typical citrus, pine bomb. Don't get me wrong I love those but this plays into the grassy(in a good way) and herbal components of an IPA while keeping a good bitterness and throwing in a touch of oak with honey sweet malts. I'm use to oak aged IPAs being imperial so a regular strength one was interesting. If you want an IPA but want to change things up a bit try this.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Abright amber colored beer with a thin white head that is fizzy in it's departure.
Carbs are light. Nothing to cheer for here.
Aroma has a dank and wet hop smell with no standout flavor.
Taste is mostly malty and really not very hoppy. To be quite honest I'm not getting any oak characteristics but perhaps a thin dryness.
Not really much here it's average at bestb but still pretty good I guess.

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Photo of TheSSG
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a huge, dense, white head that has great persistence and is laced with hop resin. It's a mountain of frothed resin atop golden fluid which oddly hollows out, leaving a layer of foam along the edges of the glass. A warm aroma of grapefruit and citrus rind. It's not as bright as a fresh IPA, but it's a bit muddled and subdued (but I mean that in a good way). Crystal clear and golden. Starts with big notes of grapefruit and hop bitterness, sticky resiny moves into a pine-like quality as it all mellows. There is a moment of clarity as the malt comes through, and then the hop bitterness comes back, with a poignant, citrus rind bitterness. The finish is lingering citrus bitterness with a nice wooden quality to it. It has a great viscosity to it!

Overall, very nice. The aging means the hops are more subdued than you would expect (they are not as bright), but they are still quite bitter. I prefer my hops the other way around, but the addition of the wood characteristics makes this still pleasant.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of patpbr
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Light orange pour with a nice foamy head.
S - very faint, not enough to name anything other then malt
T - Malty with the aged barrel taste keeping much of the hops at bay. sweetness. Earthy and pine hops sneak into this one. Grapefruit and some citrus. bitter at 70 ibu
M - Medium body that is crisp and a little creamy. Its mostly a dry oak on the finish.
O - Not the normal IPA. It gives a more subtle combination and a good one for the hoppy drinker looking for a different take on the style.

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Photo of UncleRico
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- golden orange with a nice off white head that stuck around
S- very light scent of fruit
T- pine, malt, oak, and sweet fruity aftertaste
M- light but rich, and a little sticky
O- I think it's a very good ipa for being light bodied, very pleasant, definitely worth a try at $9 for a 6 pack.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks great off the pour. Nice balance on the profile with a significant malt base. This is subtle, to a degree, and almost English in its interpretation. Doesn't get overly boisterous with the hops, but uses them appropriately. Aging has probably smoothed this out in a nice way. I am only guessing about that l, honestly, since it's a process I am not intimately familiar with. Nice one.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Brew33
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Resistance IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 73.7% out of 100 with 471 ratings
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