5-Day IPA - O'Fallon Brewery
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Reviews by 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
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 423 ratings.