BunnyHops (27) - Newark, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a golden honey color with a nice dense head that floated atop all the way through. Smells of honey and citrus with a slight woodsy hint from the oak barrel aging. Crisp finish with mild but noticable hoppiness, this an IPA for IPA haters, it will bring them over to the hoppier side.
574deadzone (762) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2013 Pours rich golden with a fluffy, creamy eggshell head. Nose is complex: citrus and pine hops, yeasty tartness and some woody tones. Taste is actually quite tart, but also very bitter with a light honey sweetness competing to break through. Palate is tingly, tangy, creamy, medium to full bodied, and smooth. Very cool. Like an IPA/French farmhouse hybrid. A lot of different elements to enjoy. <<update>> Pours fairly clear golden-orange with a healthy eggshell head that settles, leaving sticky, soapy lace. Nose of honey, resin, citrus, spice, and floral hop perfume. Fairly sweet but more bitter for a great flavor. Lighter-medium body, active carb, with a crisp, tingly dry oaky hoppy bitter finish. Completely awesome. The oak only really shows up on the end, accentuating the dry hoppy finish. The hop notes shine through gloriously from start to finish, with a nice complimenting malt backbone. Great IPA.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy, slightly golden-straw color with a very light and nice white simple one-finger head that settled into a thin film for the duration of the beer. No visible carbonation Looks more like a pale ale than IPA.
Nose has a dank oaky and woody quality followed by some floral and citrus (lemon) notes. Backed up by sweet graham cracker malt character, some faint brown sugar, but definitely not hop forward. Smells pleasant, but not like much of an IPA.
An eathery oak is the first thing you notice, followed by a bready pale malts and a citrus hop profile. The oak lends something interesting; mild tannins meld with restrained bittering hops to give the finish a mellow but lingering bite. Clean malt and bready yeast. Low bitterness. Complex interplay between the hops, oak, malts, and yeast. Just a touch of dryness and bitterness on the finish.
Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Nice creaminess, like some portion had come from a cask.
A nice twist on a traditional IPA. Love the earthiness from the oak in this. Everything works so well. Reminds me of Great Divides 18th Anniversary Wood-Aged IPA.
Chronoflash (76) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A medium amber body in the tulip glass, thick two inch white lively head that dissipates slowly with heavy lacing. The aroma is sweet and malty, over the scent of brown sugar, prunes, and aged oak. The mouthfeel is smooth and clean, with a subdued and mature sweetness, expertly balanced with hop bitterness throughout, accentuated by the very well crafted carbonation. The flavor is generally hoppy, with some oak, though it is not as complex as the nose. Still, this is probably one of the best IPAs Iíve had.
jmohno (966) - Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best ipaís ive had. Im a sucker for oak too but, oak was pretty well blended or hidden.Beautiful smell seems complex almost seems to burn your nose detecting sweetness and a floral exotic mystery scent.Just a great aroma.Light copper to light golden in color, good creamy head with nice lacing.Taste is smooth kinda slick mouthfeel , mild herbal hop flavor,good mellow lingering bitterness plenty of malt backbone and light sweetness somewhat sessionable,really nice ipa.Malt is somewhat grainy chewy in a good way.A good beer to apreciate in moderation, i would love to try it on tap.All two brothers beers have won my vote so far. I have yet to have an average tasting one.
sickboy79 (66) - USA - MAY 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good IPA from a great brewery. Nice bitter hop flavors with a strong citrius finish.
wnoble (1088) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2011 Re-rate at home. Hazy orange and a small head. Nose is fruits, piney, light citrusy, sweet orange marmalade, and sone light sweet caramel or bread like malts. Taste is sweet and fruity up front backed with citrus, orange zest, and maybe some oak but I probably wouldnít notice it if i hadnít been told. Finishes dry with medium bitterness for the style. Really impressed on the re-rate.
sloshgator (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Two Brothers Resistance IPA is a solid specimen of the style. Pleasant floral aroma coming off a nice pour. Slight citrus taste with a big pine notes. A bit of a bite on the swallow followed by some malt. Resistance is definitely worth the experience.
donttreadonme (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really liked this one, Iím not normally a fan of the oak aging process, beers get too alcoholly tasting but this remained smooth and consistent tasting. Nice hop kick and very balanced brew.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.0 A: Moderately hazed orange-yellow color. I only could muster about a quarter finger of frothy white head. Retention and lacing are hard to judge given the lack of head.
4.5 S: The oak smells wonderful in this; possibly because this beer was seemingly brewed to meet oak. Earthy and grassy hops dominate with a slight cat piss undertone. The oak makes this super earthy. Clean malts with a bready yeastiness.
4.5 T: Tastes like the nose. Earthy and grassy hops. Super earthy oak. Clean malt and bready yeast. Low bitterness. Incredible complementarity between the hops, oak, malts, and yeast.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Nice creaminess, like some portion had come from a cask.
4.5 D: A stellar IPA that doesnít taste at all like the typical stellar IPA. Love the earthiness in this. Everything works so well.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-07-2012 00:40:35