5-Day IPA - O'Fallon Brewery
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Reviews by Brenden:
4.13/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Reviews for this one are all over the place. Here's my take on it, if you care.
The color is a deep amber gold verging on an amber-orange with a bit of haze to it. A nice fluffy head formed at a few fingers, stuck around for the entire time, and left lots of patchy lacing. Activity is lively the whole way through.
A nice citrus hops note is most evident with an earthy light pine resin hops note as well. Sturdy and pleasant, this is very much the standard for an IPA. It's not overly complex, and there's not a huge load of hops that blows this one up. There is, however, a nice caramel malt balance to a good hops bouquet.
The taste follows suit exactly, an earthy presence coming through underneath and the caramel malt never fading to balance prominent citrus and pine hops flavors. The finish is strong.
A good mix of crisp and smooth with a medium body and the right amount of carbonation round out a pleasant drinking experience.
This one's quite drinkable with plenty of character. I'd say it's deserving of whatever small-time award it's won.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2010 19:13:50 | More by Brenden
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5-Day IPA from O'Fallon Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.