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5-Day IPA - O'Fallon Brewery

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5-Day IPA5-Day IPA

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Reviews: 266
Hads: 519
Avg: 3.72
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 8
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2006

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 ThisWangsChung
3.12/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to joshstl for this one! The dark copper color makes me think this will smell and taste malty. It certainly betrays that on the nose - light flowers and grapefruit are ultimately overpowered by lots of caramel malt. Seemingly, its redolent more of SNPA than anything. Actually, the taste (while every bit as malty as anticipated) surprises me with notes of nut and graham cracker instead of long-lasting and generic burnished toffee. The malt backbone is pretty damn good (if a little heavy for IPA standards), but where are the hops? I only get gentle floral and grapefruit notes on the back end. Still, despite the weak hop profile, the finish is surprisingly crisp and dry, while the carbonation level is correct. A lot of the reviewers below me remark this would be a good starter IPA. And it really would. It's not overly bitter, nor (despite its maltiness) does it finish slimy and sugary. No, it's problem is that it's boring in this world of high-octane tropical fruit bombs. I won't seek it out again, but it fulfills what exactly what it wants to accomplish - it's drinkable and beginner friendly.

3.12/5: Not my favorite IPA, but others out there will like it far more

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in Totowa recently, having never had this before. The other beers O'Fallon beers that I bought weren't anything special and neither was this. While not a bad IPA, there are so many other options available that there would almost not be any reason to reach for this. It was hard to imagine that this was 66 IBU's as both that and the alcoholic percentage were not listed on the bottle and this went down too easily to truly be considered an IPA, in my humble opinion.

The pour was the best aspect of this beer, as the copper hue, slight haze, and moderate tan head all combined for a relatively pleasing appearance. Not a lot of lacing left behind and not a strong aroma to this either, as I was able to pick up some caramel, earthy hoppiness, and a moderate floral undertone. Some citrus in the taste with a hint of pine and a moderate amount of sweetness to tie everything in together. The carbonation was present but not strong and the mouthfeel could have been a bit more full and sticky, as this went down relatively easily.

There was enough alcohol in here to qualify this as an IPA but it never truly felt and tasted like one. This would be a decent intro to someone who's unaccustomed to the style but for hopheads and more serious beer drinkers, this one's probably worthy skipping over. The bitterness was quite hard to find in this one.

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Photo of Lahoi
3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

It looked like a great IPA. Thick, rich creamy off white head that was retained. Great lacing. Rich caramel color. It got my hopes up.

It smelled like a good IPA. Some hops, pine, citrus.

It felt like a great IPA. Rich, full.

But it did not taste like a good IPA. It was not hoppy, especially at66 IBUs. A hint of a few things like malt, grain, citrus, biscuit. A dry, crisp finish. But it tasted watered down.

As someone else noted on here, this is a good intro IPA. But I don't want an intro IPA. In a blind taste test I would have probably put this beer in the APA category.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

During one of my recent visits to Chicago, I found this CAN on the shelves at Binny's (South Loop) and brought it home in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm). It is nice to have a hobby.

From the CAN: "We Love Beer." Me, too!

I love the sound of the Crack! when it comes off in an otherwise quiet room. It lends an auditory aspect to the experience. I employed a gentle Glug to keep things from getting too stirred up and got a finger of foamy, tawny head with moderate retention for my efforts. Color was Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had an earthy, wildflower honey-like scent. Interesting. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was initially earthy and flowery, even honey-like, but then the bitterness of the hops began to assert itself. It was more minty than citrusy, although I got some of those flavors, also. It also had a sweet fruitiness on the end that I could not quite place, like apricot or peach. Finish was semi-dry with the melding of the malt and hops working well to keep it from being overwhelming.

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Photo of Richard-Scott
2.49/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

On tap at Train Wreck Saloon. Pour looks like the Missouri. Very little head and that dissipated quickly. Expected more hop aroma. Taste is better than the look. Average IPA at best.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Schlafly Tap room – Lambert International STL Airport
Full shaker pint glass -12/06/2014

A: Pours a darker caramel amber color body with some nicely filtered clarity to it. A smallish foam head of khaki tan settles over top. Not the strongest in stay power with a few dots and light swaths of lace left tacked to the glass.

S: Malt forward with a base of toasted caramels and baked biscuit. Still plenty of hops to go around however. I get a touch of earthiness with some pine essence and orange zest. Nothing incredibly pungent or cutting edge in any way but really not that bad at all.

T: Biscuit malt with a hit of caramel sweetness. Has that classic orange and pine combination with just a dash of earthy minerals. Moderate level of bitters and the alcohol is completely masked. Finishes out with a dry and zesty bitterness. A bit run of the mill however this is nicely balanced and easy to drink.

M: Moderate light filling given the malt bill with a nice even carbonation lending to a creamy consistency. Mild bitterness to it with a dry semi-resinous finish.

D: Never even heard of these guys before so was intrigued to give them a whirl. What you have is a classic pine and citrus IPA in more of an East Coast format I would say. There are thousands of IPA’s out there just like it. I get this brew is nothing to write home about. Yet here I am sitting at the airport enjoying this fine option.

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Photo of RMC501
3.14/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Not as much of a hoppy flavor as anticipated. The flavor was lacking with some minor woody undertones. It did get better as I let it come closer to room temp, but still underwhelmed. The odor reminded me more that of a pilsner. This was what surprised me the most. I was a bit disappointed by the overall experience of this beer.

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Photo of Andyyyyyy
2.8/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Very run of the mill IPA. IBU's at 66 but did not show in the beer.
It is ready drinking due to lack of taste.
If someone wants to learn to like ipa s this is a good starter....

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Photo of JLaw55
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A pretty standard fare IPA, nothing mind blowing here. Had it on tap, which probably helped. Enjoyable, but there are plenty of other stand outs to reach for before this one.

Would purchase again, if there was nothing else better there. Not seeking out though.

UPDATE on 4/3/15:
Had this on tap again and i have to say it just wasn't very pleasant. There is something off with this one every time i have it. A kind of funky stale taste. Like it has started to turn almost.

Would not purchase again.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A half inch of frothy off white head is present. Brussels lacing. Amber golden colored with a light murkiness. Moderate citrus hop aroma is detectable. The citrus hop element is more prominent in the flavor and is nicely balanced with light malt. Light stickiness is apparent in the mouth. That gentle hop bite lingers nicely and beckons further sips.

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Photo of Suds
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Murky and ruddy, orange-brown in color. Slim head. Not a pretty beer. The flavor, however, is excellent. Balanced, assertive....intense hops and malt...wonderful cascade and pale malt smell. Some sweetness. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Apartment5
2.38/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer poured a copper, amber color with a thin, slightly off white head that disipated fairly quickly. The aroma is very malt forward with a strong caramel presence with a touch of citrusy orange. Little hop aroma for an IPA. The beer has a very upfront caramel and bready flavor. There is slight bitterness but much less than expected for the style. Carbonation is low and body is weak. and the finish is slightly dry.

Overall, it seems like the grain bill was the main focus when building this beer. The malt overpowers any existing hop profile. In my opinion, there's too much specialty malt in this IPA.

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Photo of CFHMagnet
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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Photo of pweis909
3.1/5  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.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.26/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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Photo of ClementiPizzeria
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

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Photo of Caskaway
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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Photo of Winston_Smith
3.61/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Photo of patpbr
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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Photo of blackcompg
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.06/5  rDev -17.7%
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.

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Photo of Ed_Johnson
4.23/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

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Photo of Caterwaul
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Photo of jsprain1
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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5-Day IPA from O'Fallon Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.