Resistance IPA | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Resistance IPAResistance IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
469
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
19.32%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
25
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Reviews: 181 | Ratings: 469
Photo of btorsdog
4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Another Great Two Bros. product, wish I had More access to this one!
Looked beautifully mucky golden,decent hesd with lots of lacing!
Smell was somewhat weak but with everything there just low key,mostly sweet malt,faint hops!
Wonderfully complex and balanced, you taste the hops now subdued by the malts slight oak/vanilla undertow with a touch of smokiness(i think?)
Mouthfeel is total joy, lots of stuff going on all good!
drink is very nice,complex but not mind boggling like stated earlier wish I could get this more often,VERY SOLID breath of fresh air!

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Photo of Bonis
4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy orange-ish copper. Half inch of white foam. Nice lacing sticks as the beer disappears. Head stays with it for most of the duration.

S - Mostly citrus hop aromas hit you right away with a touch of piney resin. The oak comes out in full, and there is a touch of vanilla. A sweet maltiness peaks in as well.

T - A nice citrus bang to start mixed with a slight hop bitterness. Not as hoppy and bitter as most IPAs, which is probably why I like it so much. I get a nice toasted malt backbone and notes of apple cider and oak. A nice clean finish, no bitter qualities linger in the mouth. This is a finely balanced beer. I'm really digging this one. I'm not real wild about IPAs... Most people who claim IPA as their favorite style may not agree with me, but this tastes awesome.

M - Moderate to high carbonation. Not as full as many IPAs, then again it doesn't leave all of those bitter qualities in the mouth like some IPAs. It is crisp and pretty refreshing.

D - At nearly 7%, I could drink this one on the regular. Behind Columbus IPA, this is definitely my favorite American IPA. It is a beer that I will seek out many times in the future. I'd recommend this to craft drinkers who are interested in moving into IPAs, but like I said, seasoned IPA drinkers may not be wild about it.

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Photo of Alkiser
4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled this with the local distributor..

This beer pours crystal clear into the oversized sample glass. Big white foam sits on top releasing tons of aromatic hop compounds. Big pine with a nice citrus background with a layer of sweet malt and oak underneath.

This beer hits the palate without the force you might expect of something that is at 70 IBU's. It tastes much the same of the aroma with a great honey malt character creeping into the picture.

Dangerously drinkable, Wow... Two Brothers thanks for the long awaiting IPA.

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Photo of ChugginOil
4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
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!

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Photo of trbergman
4.52/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Clear orange-gold with a half inch of rocky, orange-tinted white foam. Sheets of lace cover the glass with each sip.

S - Not much oak in the nose, but plenty of hop aroma - pine, grapefruit, orange - as well as tropical fruits and caramel.

T - Incredibly smooth and balanced, for an IPA. Tastes of caramel, candied orange peel, and pineapple are met with assertive hop bitterness and some citrus pith and pine hop flavors. Oak sits in the background, rounding out and combining the various flavors into a cohesive whole. Despite the 70 IBU, this beer is quite mellow, forgoing shrill hoppiness for a more stately disposition.

M - Medium body - smooth, almost creamy.

D - I wasn't a fan of Heavy Handed, so I wasn't sure what to expect from Two Brothers with Resistance. It's greatly exceeded my expectations and stands up to repeat tastings. Highly recommended.

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Photo of tomserio
4.95/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer by far, it is a beautiful golden IPA. Its heavy on the hoppy side of the spectrum with a great floral aroma and a crisp finish. A great example of an American style IPA. Highly recommended for all the hop heads out there. Cheers!

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Resistance IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.
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