I had this beer from a bottle last summer and thoroughly enjoyed it. So when I saw it on tap on my local watering hole, I was excited to have another glass. Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed. Resistance is described as an oak-aged IPA with a hoppy middle and an oaky finish. Neither I, nor my friend who sample with me, got any oak, either is taste or aroma. The beer actually was pretty harsh. There wasn’t much flavor until about 30 seconds after swallowing each sip. And then the bitter hop bite took over my palate. This was definitely not the beer that I remembered. Beer Advocate reviewers seem to be able to pick up the oak and earthiness when they drink Resistance from a bottle. Maybe that’s the trick, because it just didn’t seem to stack up to its own claims or other IPAs when I had it on tap.
Two Brothers – Resistance
Tagged with: India Pale Ale