Resistance IPA | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served this 12 oz. brown bottle in a Sam Adams glass. Best by date: 10/4/10. The body was honey-orange with a distinct haze. The minimal fine white head sank to a film leaving only a film.

The aroma was out of this world! Very nice. Grassy, piney, bread and flowers. No noticeable alcohol in the smell. Wood shavings and vanilla. Honey and wild onions. I'm not being poetic, there was lots going on in this beer.

The taste was juicy sweet up front with a drying bitter aftertaste. Grapefruit rind and caramel malts. Alcohol is evident in the taste. The distinct components work well together in this beer.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied. Adequate carbonation.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- You cant pour this beer softly enough. No matter what you do you will get a crazy huge head that sticks up above the glass like meringue. It leaves wild lacing thats more like pieces of the head just being torn off by the glass. The beer is a honey colored one with some chill haze and plenty of rising bubbles.

S- Honey sweet, citrusy, oakiness and caramelized malts. I cant really get a whole lot of stuff through the insane head.

T- Lots of orange at first. Then TONS of lemongrass. There is a flash of honey just before hops come in with a bitter pineiness which lingers slightly.

M- Buzzy carbonation, Slightly dry and a touch on the light side.

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4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Picadilly in Champaign, IL.
Best by 9/10/11.
Poured into a standard US pint glass.

Pours a decent >1cm head of slightly off white bubbles, mostly small in size. Not necessarily creamy or meringue-looking. Head decreases to a ring around the glass, leaving minimal lacing. Body is a medium-dark, transparent copper color.

Aroma of apricot, citrus (orange, light grapefruit), and general hop resin. This rests on top of a noticeable base of malt sweetness; not quite caramel-rich, sort of like a mild brown sugar flavor. Really enjoying the smell of this beer.

Taste opens with comfortable malty sweetness that's followed very closely by citrus and apricots. Pine flavors are more muted, but noticeable on the back of the palate. Ends with hop bitterness and some sweet malt flavors that are from the honeyed malt. Aftertaste is balanced: gently bitter and malty.

Medium-bodied with similar carbonation. Quite easy on the palate, pleasant. Finish is dry.

Sampled next to the Ballast Point IPA, this was the more enjoyable of the two for me. Apricot, more discernible citrus, good balance between hops and malt, and honey malt flavor as opposed to the heavily toasted flavor in Ballast Point. This was a really enjoyable IPA, one I look forward to trying again.

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3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with a best by date of sometime in august 2010 drank out of a standard pint glass.

A- this one pours out a bright orange colored body with a finger and a half of foamy white head. the head fades quickly leaving behind small spots of lacing.

S- sweet honey and caramel malts and herbal hops are the main attractions here. the oak which they brag about on the bottle is hard to find, if its in the nose at all. a very mild smelling IPA.

T- the start is a decent amount of sweetness. honey stands out, as do caramel malts. after that comes a bit of an herbal taste which i believe is the only hint that this has seen any sort of wood. a nice hoppy finish rounds this one out. well balanced.

M- medium to light bodied with ample carbonation. the alcohol is well hidden.

D- i was expecting more from this one, and my hometown brewery. its not a bad brew, but with so many truly great IPA choices out there for about the same price i dont think ill find myself picking this one up often at all.

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a small white head.

Scent of light oak, sweet, juicy hops, citrus, grass, and a hint of caramel. The oak character is nice and balanced here.

Taste of cereal, malts, light sweet sugars, honey, subtle hops, and sweet oak. The bitterness is nice, but the beer falls just shy of being great. It's a bit like eating Honey Combs with an IPA poured over them.

Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with a good, smooth carbonation.

If this is a sign of things to come, I cannot wait to drink more of the Two Brothers oak aged beers.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy, brassy golden color with over one finger of off-white foam head that collapses to a large and lofty pad. Heavy lacing remains on the glass. A scary, wispy-looking mass of gelatinous yeast solids lurks, submerged, just under the foam cap. A trickle of fine bubbles rise through the column in a slow-moving strand.

S: Malt is decidedly vinous in the nose, smelling like oaked chardonnay and lesser yeast esters, offset by some green pine needles.

T: Begins dry, with refined toasted grain, restrained bright fruit, and a hint of lactic tartness that is complemented by mild herbaceous, floral, and grapefruit citrus hop aromatics. Precocious bitterness develops toward the middle, but does not overpower. Oak becomes more assertive in the middle, as hop flavors recede, but never becomes a dominant quality. The wood reveals considerable depth of flavor as the beer starts to warm, lending an overall air of maturity to the drink. The finish is moderately bitter, with a ramp-like herbaceous savoriness that is just another piece of the overall puzzle.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly acidic and astringent on the palate at times, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: While lacking some of the most intense qualities of a West Coast IPA, this beer develops a much more unique and refined portfolio. Wood finds itself in balance with ale features here, but the suggestion of muddled and confused flavors that such a description may conjure is never realized. Instead, it projects the flavors with purpose; crisply and cleanly. If Russian River aged their eponymous draft-only IPA on oak, this is what it might taste like.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-cloudy orange gold with a thin white head

S-fresh orange and some light hops. good strength

T-comes in with a fresh flavor of orange, it builds and becomes stronger and then comes a slight bitterness. has just a faint herbs flavor to it. very refreshing.

M-medium creamy carbonation with creamy finish

O-tastes more like a mix between orange juice and beer than an average IPA. it's definitely a good flavor, it's very drinkable, but unfortunately I can't recommend this to someone who loves IPAs. it's definitely not something i'll get again unless I'm looking for a beer to drink on a hot summer morning.

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Resistance IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 471 ratings
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