5-Day IPA - O'Fallon Brewery
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Reviews by Josievan:
3.85/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Ah, I love that robust burnt orange color of IPAs. The head on 5 Day IPA is nice and tall, even if it does dwindle quickly.
Smell: Hops are definitely what tingle the nostrils. Yep, it's sharp and spicy hops all the way.
Taste: The hops get toned down a bit for the taste. Here, toasty malt makes an appearance. There's still plenty of those juicy green suckers to be found. These hops are well-integrated into the overall flavor profile, producing little bitterness.
Mouthfeel: The body is a tad light, but that's made up for by the beer's smooth, clean finish.
Drinkability: It's a shame there's only two bottles of 5 Day in the sampler 8-pack I bought. A couple BAs could polish off a six-pack of this stuff in a couple hours quite easily.
Notes: The O'Fallon Brewery sure does one thing right, and it's aptly naming their beers. Their Pumpkin Ale tastes more like pumpkin than any other I've encountered. Their Cherry Chocolate beer tastes literally like its name. It's natural then that 5 Day IPA tastes like a proto-typical IPA, in a good way. I'm not a huge hophead, so what I look for in an IPA is maltiness, balance, and drinkability. 5 Day succeeds on all those counts. It's a dandy little IPA I may return to.
Serving type: bottle
04-26-2010 21:22:43 | More by Josievan
More User Reviews:
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
5-Day IPA from O'Fallon Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.