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5-Day IPA - O'Fallon Brewery

5-Day IPA5-Day IPA

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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.13%

Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
We dry-hop this American Style India Pale Ale with seven grains and four domestic hop varieties by adding dry whole hops to the finishing tank so the beer rests "on top" of the hops for five extra days!Malty sweetness up front with big cascade and glacier hops in the finish -- a wonderfully drinkable IPA!

66 IBU

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Photo of CFHMagnet


3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes taken 12/26/13.

I poured a thin, nearly white head over a light caramel colored body.

The nose has a very nice bouquet going. Caramel starts it off. Tropical fruit follows up, including mandarin oranges, mangoes and grapefruit. A hint of pine on the back end really fills it out.

Caramel and bread start up the beers taste. Mandarin orange and grapefruit move into a piney finish.

The body is rather weak. The carbonation is not there, and the beer seems watery.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 02:10:27 | More by CFHMagnet
Photo of pweis909


3.09/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Very disappointed with another IPA. This beer is amber, with chillhaze and floating hop particles. There is some fruitiness in the aroma. No hops. The caramel malt is overdone, making the beer sweet at the start and heavy. The taste is not bitter, but slightly sour. The bottle shows a gold medal that says best beer in St. Louis, 2008. Could the beer be from 2008? No best-by date. And I have 5 more to drink. Ugh.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 00:31:24 | More by pweis909
Photo of WoodBrew


3.26/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The 5 Day is OK....pardon the rhyme. The beer poured a orange clear with thin white head that is no leaving a lace. The scent is a blend of malt and slight citrus hop. The Taste is a balance of malt with slight pine and citrus hops that finishes a little bitter. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall the beer is ok. I wouldnt go out of my way to get it.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 00:48:56 | More by WoodBrew
Photo of mrfrancis


3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a feathery white head that quickly recedes into a thin mousse. While the head retention is not great, there is a moderate amount of white lacing present throughout.

S: Malty aromas of caramel, biscuits, crackers, and toffee are first to present themselves, but are chased by scents of herbs, lemon, lime, grapefruit, and pine. The smell is unique. In some ways, this beer comes across as a huge English bitter, albeit with the pine and citrus scents one would expect of an American IPA.

T: Well integrated notes of cream, biscuits, crackers, toffee, caramel, herbs, grass, pine, grapefruit, lemon, lime, and bitter orange wash across the palate. The finish is long and somewhat sticky with notes of caramel, lemon, lime, and biscuits being most prevalent.

M: Very creamy and smooth in the mouth, but also displaying a tendency toward dryness. I was afraid that the relatively heavy and complex malt bill would lend a sticky, cloying quality to this beer, but it doesn't. Carbonation is gentle, but not overly timid. Very drinkable. This goes down really easily on a hot day. It is almost impossible to tell that this beer is over 6% abv.

O: This is a very unique IPA and definitely presents a different take on what has become one of the most cliched styles in the New World. I really like the fact that the brewers at O'Fallon emphasize an integration of malt and hop flavors. All around, this is just a super fun, likable, approachable take on the style and would be great for people who are either new to IPAs or who are almost entirely burnt out on them.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 20:58:21 | More by mrfrancis
Photo of ClementiPizzeria


3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

For a session IPA my expectations have been met.

A thick golden-amber color with a light white, yellowish head.

The smell here was not what I expected of an IPA. I take the less than stronger hop scent as a direct correlation to this being a session IPA.

The extra dry hops added definitely brings in a stronger hop flavor, with out the big hit from the a.b.v. content. "?Do not judge this book by the first smell?".

On the tongue 5day is crispy and refreshing, and a bit underwhelming but I think thats what its going for.

Overall, if you're going out for an all day drinking session pick up this IPA. If your looking for a more mature complex beer their are better and hoppier IPA's out their for you to choose from.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2013 03:03:46 | More by ClementiPizzeria
Photo of Caskaway


3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle direct from the brewery, poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours darker than I expected, but has a pleasant copper tint with remarkable refraction. Good head retention and lacing.

S - Average aroma; typical citrus composition with an emphasis on the grapefruit.

T - Taste is a bit enigmatic - unfortunately, it reflects the mediocre aroma more than the stunning appearance. On a positive note, it's full-bodied with a decent kick.

M - Texture stands out in a good way. Substantial mouth feel, very active on the palate.

O - Solid IPA, one of O'Fallon's better brews.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 22:36:05 | More by Caskaway
Photo of Winston_Smith


3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No freshness date.

Appearance: Pours a murky orange copper with yellowish haze on the edges, when held to a light. Decent head with good lacing.

Smell: Hops, spices, mild grapefruit aroma.

Taste: Moderately hopped IPA. Citrus/grapefruit comes out a bit. Its malts pretty much completely balance the hops. This is a balanced IPA that I could see non-hopheads being cool with. Mild hoppy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body, appropriate carbonation. Not much hop-oily feel.

Overall: A good IPA that I was satisfied with. Wouldn't seek it out, but a good offering of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 22:26:33 | More by Winston_Smith
Photo of patpbr


3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

O'Fallon 5 Day IPA has a dark amber color. The smell has malt and fruit. The taste is bready malt and some hops,The fruit and malt have taken over the hops in this one. Not very bitter but nice flavors. The body is medium and finishes dry. Not quite my style of IPA but a good one.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 23:09:15 | More by patpbr
Photo of blackcompg


3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - Pours nearly 2 fingers of golden eggshell head, body is a gorgeous hazy lite orange amber, lots of carb rising within the body, really nice lace rings after each quaff.

Smell - Bready malt, light floral hops, slight citrus, whiff of sweet tropical ftuit. A bit light in the nose overall, needs a pretty good whiff to pick up the flavors I describe.

Taste - Begins with alot of doughy malt with a touch of yeast, very light tropical fruit with a touch of pineapple sweetness, nice floral hops, finishes very clean with just a hint of grapefruit pith and dry breadcrust long into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium mouthfeel, not mouthcoating at all but nice fuller flavors in the mouth, carb is just under medium and very smooth and slightly slick, but provides just a few bright edges at the back of the tongue. Finish is nearly clean with slight dryness, but leaves trace malt sweetness in the mouth corners.

Overall - Almost feels & tastes more like an apa, but still a very well balanced ale with some nice complexity - transition is very nice. Smooth drinker, alcohol completely hidden, and still pretty sessionable at 6.1%. Looks great and nearly has the taste to back it up, give this one a try - a must to include in a mixed 6 if you're able.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 04:15:38 | More by blackcompg
Photo of Mora2000


3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the flowers and biscuit malt. The flavor is more of the same. The hops deliver some bitter floral and pine notes, as well as some orange citrus and some biscuit malt. The bitterness level is about medium. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 22:14:08 | More by Mora2000
Photo of Ed_Johnson

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty, golden amber with a creamy light tan head. Nice lacing in my glass. Lightly toasted grain and faint hop notes in the aroma. Light, toffee and citrusy flavors with a faintly harsh bitterness. Finishes a little dry and hop oily. This beer is light bodied. It is my favorite of their offerings, I would buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 18:12:32 | More by Ed_Johnson
Photo of Caterwaul


3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 1.5 finger off-white head, recedes quickly; brass body, unclouded, but with floaties. Not pretty, but I don’t really mind.

Smell: floral and fruity hop aroma (Odd notes I’m getting: white grapes and coriander). Smells yummy.

Taste: Citrusy, piney, herbal. So on, so forth. It tastes fine, but doesn’t really distinguish itself very much in any way. Thin and dry.

Overall: It’s alright.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 02:11:27 | More by Caterwaul
Photo of jsprain1


3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Somewhere between copper and amber. Head is one finger, with mediocre retention and some lacing.
S- The aroma is light pine hop with some pale malt aromas.
T- There was some pine flavor, but there was a bit too much bitterness in relation to actual hop flavor. A decent malt backbone sustains the beer.
M- On the light side of IPA's. Carbonation was fairly crisp but more or less spot on.
O- On the whole it's an average IPA, maybe a little better. Worth trying, but not worth seeking out.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2012 00:04:45 | More by jsprain1
Photo of Shrews

3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served - bottle into a Pint Glass

Amber brown with small amount of white head.

Hops and malty sweetness, with small hint of pine.

More malty taste than hops. Well balanced fruity and hops taste, with little to no aftertaste. The taste ends on a pine flavored note.

Well balanced throughout the mouth carbonation as it exits. Leaves a dry feeling in your mouth.

Didn't really taste like an IPA, but still a overall good beer. I like the smoothness of it as it enters and exits your mouth, as well as the dry aftertaste. It really leaves not much of an aftertaste at all.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 21:19:44 | More by Shrews
Photo of Lemke10


3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this as part of an M&M 6pk at Everett’s in South Beloit, IL for $9.99 in Early 2012.

Pours a cloudy amber color with a slight off-white head. Scent is slightly hoppy mixed with citrus fruits, bready tones. Taste has a toasted malt flavor to it that that is semi-hoppy. Could use a little more texture to it as this is a rather easy drinking beer. Smooth and crisp finish that is overall quite refreshing. Kind of a unique taste for an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 04:12:52 | More by Lemke10
Photo of abrand


3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap poured into a pint glass.

Pours a golden/copper color with a thick frothy head that has good retention. Pretty faint nose but nice sweetness with a hoppy presence. Taste is soft and smooth. Citrus fruits with a nice hop balance. Mouthfeel is fairly thin with decent carbonation from the tap. Overall this is a easy drinking IPA. Good session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2012 02:13:36 | More by abrand
Photo of BMMillsy


3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Grabbed a bottle from The Wine Seller in Ann Arbor. Pours a light golden color with a tall, bright white fluffy head. Aroma is sweet pale malts, honey, and some nice floral pine notes from the hops. Hop bite up front, but light, and a nice honey sweetness to balance out the light citrus influence from the hops. Very much true to the style. Light slick mouthfeel with medium high carbonation. Very crisp and easy drinking. Overall I liked this. While not unique or super exciting, it hit the hop spot and was easy drinking and seemed right on for the style. Worth drinking for sure.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 22:15:12 | More by BMMillsy
Photo of Crundy


3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy orange amber color, sticky lacing, very foamy off-white head

S: Citrus hops, and a bigger caramel malt presence, earthiness, most of the aromas are quite mellow

T: very malt forward, and the hop bitterness takes a back seat. subtle citrus, perhaps orange, and earthy flavors.

M: Very smooth and creamy, light medium bodied, dry feeling on the mouth as the beer leaves the mouth, very minimal aftertaste, if anything a sweet malt with a hint of bitterness.

O: I wasn't that impressed with this beer, it wasn't bad, but it just didn't scream of an IPA. The bitterness was too muted and it was too malt forward. Its very drinkable but I wouldn't pick this IPA as a good representation of IPAs in general.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 00:48:22 | More by Crundy
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac


3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a hazy amber yellow with just a bit of off white fizz, I'm surprised at how little head there is.

S: It smells surprisingly bright; orange and grapefruit citrus on the front with sweet malts adding a layer of depth. Some nectarine lingering as well.

T/M: Taste is smooth and carbonation is somewhat subdued. Mild grapefruit and earthy hops gives way to sweet, bready maltiness creating a well received balance.

Probably the best IPA I've ever had out of a twist-off bottle.


Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 02:12:14 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
Photo of hopfacebrew


3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz twist off brown bottle to pint glass.

A - Huge 3 finger white head on top of a cloudy orange amber body. Good retention and lacing.

S - The nose is a little subdued but has a malty sweetness, earthy hop character a bit of spice.

T - Just like the nose, not overwhelming or all together that bitter. Sweet with a light fruity citrus hint. Fairly well balanced with the malty sweetness. Finishes smooth with a mild bitter sweet tongue.

M - lighter end of medium, good carbonation.

D - Pretty solid

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-13-2011 20:53:21

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 14:06:13 | More by hopfacebrew
Photo of biggred1


3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pretty, golden amber with blonde highlights when backlit and a creamy light tan head. Lightly toasted grain and faint Cascade hop notes in the aroma. Light, toffee and citrusy flavors with a faintly harsh bitterness. Finishes a little dry and hop oily. This beer is light bodied compared to just about all others in the style. I actually like this beer a lot but it could gain a lot from some dry-hopping as the aroma falls a little flat for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 02:07:17 | More by biggred1
Photo of Koufax21

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired as an extra from given2flybrewing, thanks!!!

12 oz. Bottle poured into Speakeasy pint glass

A - nice amber color with a nice head retention.

S - has a decent nose to it. Not overpowering but smells of citrus.

T - not bad, but was expecting a little more in the buttering category. Has good carbonation.

O - I like this beer. It's very sessionable. Not really the standard ipa I would seek out, but certainly glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 00:36:46 | More by Koufax21
Photo of DrDemento456


3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I found this and the Gold beer at my local place

A - Pours a slightly hazy amber, no sediment with an impressive inch of head which looks a bit creamy, so I assume it's pretty fresh.

S - Smells of some fresh pine and citrus hops. A nice bit of grapefruit as well with a bit of bread to round out the hops.

T - More malty than hoppy and it tastes kind of thin for 6% but it does do the job. It has a pretty nice hop bite and rounded bit of cracker malt. Almost walks the line of a pale ale.

M - Light to medium bodied. Pretty tasty.

Overall this really isn't what I like in an IPA because even if it wasn't that hoppy it should have a thicker body and be less watery. Seek others for IPA needs.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 03:38:33 | More by DrDemento456
Photo of emmasdad


3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a bright golden color, with a decent cap of bubbly off-white foam. Aromas of floral hops, somewhat grassy, bubblegum and biscuit. On the palate, this one was light to medium bodied, with flavors of good hops, as well as some pears, peaches and biscuit malt.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 03:21:17 | More by emmasdad
Photo of DCon


3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ the Wolf Public House during the Noah Memorial Bike Ride Party for $1 (Usually $4 on-tap). Tapped from the Black Handle with "Best Beer of 2008" & 5 DAY IPA labeled in white into a 16oz Pint Glass. Enjoyed 3 of these pints back to back to back.

Aroma- Strong citrus starts of this brew and can tell it is dry hopped. Very strong malts and a clean taste is present as well.

Appearance- Received with anywhere from a 3-4 finger head that has good retention. A reddish, copper body that has good clarity represents this ale. Leaves great lacing on the glass.

Flavor- Has a light-medium hop flavor with tons of wheat in the taste. Good citrus and a piney finish. Medium bitterness follows up this drink.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, High Carbonation, Semi Smooth, and a very sweet finish. Not too found of this mouthfeel.

Overall Impression- A very drinkable IPA! Not sure I would suggest this one as one of O'Fallon's better brews but still an average one. Wish there was more body and more power to this one. Has a ton of wheat in the taste and this is strange. Not sure if they purposely did this to give it an easy drinking flavor but not a fan. Try it if you see it on-tap but should be one of your first beers of the night.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2011 03:34:32 | More by DCon
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