5-Day IPA - O'Fallon Brewery

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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 258
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 7
Gots: 24 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2006)
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Reviews by colts9016:
Photo of colts9016
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this beer from Mandy, thank you for the bottle.

Poured into a pint glass at 47 degrees.

Appearance: A dark amber color with reddish copper hues. There is a one finger head that is ivory in color, foamy and bubbly. There is a lot of effervescence in the beer. The clarity of the beer is mostly clear with some haziness. There is some lacing on the glass.

Nose: A nice pine, floral and grapefruit. There is a subtle sweetness in the malt of the beer. There are some fruity esters in the beer.

Taste: A very nice pine floral esters and grapefruit. There is a nice malt backbone with a slight hint of sweetness.

Overall: The mouth feel of the beer is carbonated and dry. The body of the beer is medium and the finish is moderately light. This is a good IPA. There is a nice flavor in the beer descent amount of hops and good malt back bone. The head is lacking but other than that it is really good.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first beer from O'fallon,poured into a standard pint glass clear lighter amber color with a thinner but well sustained white head.Aromas are a little mild but pleasent,some citric hop mainly with a touch of biscuit sweetness.Flavors were a little mild as well,there is some nice citric/herbal hop flavors but they end a bit abruptly,quite a hefty caramel base is there as well.Pretty basic
American IPA there although a little subdued in character in my opinion.

Photo of orbitalr0x
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle picked up on a recent trip to St. Louis. Pours into my glass an amber/orange hue with a hefty inch of creamy white head on top that leaves a bit of lacing on the way down. Aromas begin with lightly toasted, caramelized biscuit malt along with a nice punch of hops. Floral, herbal and lightly citrusy. Nice.

First sip brings a mellow caramel malt upfront that has a biscuit quality to it as well. Floral hop flavors move in that have a nice herbal/citric edge as well. Flows down with a nice bitterness, but the beer gets a bit astringent in the end as well.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of fast moving carbonation. It kinda gets to be a bit too much, but I could still sit down to a few. Overall, not a bad IPA, but it doesn't really grab me. I'll stick to the Smoked Porter and get my IPA fill elsewhere.

Photo of merlin48
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a hazed amber body with a tall offwhite head. Excellent retention eventually gives way to lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is all hops, with grapefruit, pine, and grass Body is medium, well carbonated with a hops bite. Taste has an assertive hops bitterness that is grassy and citrus rind in nature. There is also a pine edge. Malt presence is understated, serving up just enough caramel sweetness to offer some balance. Finishes dry and bitter, an excellent American IPA. Very well crafted.

Photo of Mora2000
3.05/5  rDev -17.1%
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.

Photo of NicholasCasber
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A golden amber with a foamy head, that leaves a solid ring after about 20 minutes of waiting, and is producing the most lacing out of the last five beers I've had.

S: Smells of hops, and bitterness.

T: The bitterness doesn't carry as much weight as the smell would leave you to believe. Almost a sweet aftertaste.

M: Fairly full for an IPA, and not too much carbonation.

D: I'd rate this higher if it was slightly more available in my area... but the beer itself was one of the better ones I've had in a while.

Overall, good IPA. I'd highly suggest it.

Cheers.

Photo of jaminjohnson
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Kraken
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Consumed 8/7/09

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard water glass. Firm pour calls fourth a solid one inch of off white head. Head exhibits brilliant staying power. Color is a cloudy deep golden orange.

Nose- Wonderful, orange citrus, tangerine, orange rind.

Palate- Very tasty. Orange and grapefruit rind. Some pleasant biscuit malts. Long bitter finish. Reminds me of a dogfish head 90 min only a little better.

Mouthfeel- Active, dry

Drinkability- Fantastic, wish I had more then one.

Photo of Franziskaner
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Photo of rwilde
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of centbeerfest
4.58/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Cloudy with a moderate head. Very cloudy with a burnt orange hue.
Smell adds to the experience right out of the gate. Floral hops heighten the expectation.
A very nice balanced creamy hoppy without the overpowering hops at the end that so often takes away from some IPAs. The right amount of hops while still offering a depth of character.
One of my favorite beers from O'Fallon.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.21/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Kind of a murkiness to this one, a little dark between orange and brown. Aroma is heavy on the wood, not a eminent hop presence.

Taste, a heavier ipa but without a hop assault. Balanced I guess, if that's what you're into in an ipa, a big malt presence to accompany some hops. Had a flow like cream ale, smooth. Some of the bitterness pops up downbottle, so that was an unexpected range to find in this beer. Cost seems relatively reasonable, which is pretty much a good summation of the entire experience with this beer.

Photo of MOShepp
4.53/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Medium amber color with a two finger thick and frothy light tan head. Plenty of lacing.

Aromas of caramel, herbal hops and black pepper.

Big hops from start to finish. Tastes of pine, pepper, herbs and some malts that nip at the hops trying to balance it out, but the hops win big time. Great IPA.

Bold and fresh, a big mouthfull, I feel like I just climed an alpine mountain.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of brewgetter
4.47/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears a hazy orange, with a creamy white head and decent lacing. Smells of oranges and grapefruit, a little pine. A good deal of hops, but a nice malt back bone to support it, well balanced all the way through, after taste is nice as well, leaves apple taste lingering. Mouthfeel is right for an IPA, maybe a tad too much carbonation, This probably won't be my last 5-day, It doesn't quite blow me away like Furious did, but still a very fine beer from O'Fallon, nice job.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer pours a warm amber brown body that is a bit dense with a strong carbonation of big bubbles. There is a thick creamy light tan head that last the full glass and leaves rings with each sip.

S- The smell of light toasted raw grain and green herbal hops are soft but balanced.

T- This beer has a soft hoppy flavor with a hint of juicy fruit gum followed by a light dry toasted malt flavor. There is a light bitter green hop note in the finish with a soft fruit punch note and a dry big coriander flavor. As it warms there is a note of orange rind in the hop flavors.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a creamy texture from the mouthfeel

D- This beer has some nice flavors but they are a bit soft especially for being aged on hops for 5 days.

Photo of Schlafly33
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of pwoods
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

12oz. brown bottle, purchased at Party Source, poured into a pint. No dating.

A: Pours a nice sunset amber with decent visibility. Maybe 1 finger worth of off white head forms and has some retention. Some patchy lacing throughout.

S: Floral and citrusy. A bit more orange than normal. Sweet malt notes in the back.

T/M: Bitterness is way too controlled. Nearly APA status. More of the floral hops with enough citrus makes up the first half, while a lightly sweet and clean malt brings up the rear. Finish is very lightly dry with nearly no bitterness, again. Body is moderate as well as the carbonation.

D: If they would have called this an APA, I think I would have given better marks. However, it lacks in the area that IPA's shine.. HOPS! This would make a great sessioning APA, though... And at $9 a 12pack, you can't beat that.

Photo of Brenden
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

Photo of BamfBacon
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of cokes
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden hued sporting a fluffy bone-colored head.
Nose of sprucey, resinous hops exclusively, and not at the volume to make this remarkable.
Enters the mouth with a caramelized grain notion that meanders toward honey and apple. It turns a bit disjointed and burnt just prior to the hop hit. They hammer in ganjafied resin, and pine cones, and grapefruit peelings, and flower petals. Gin-like alcohol vapors take their place on the close, and provide further bitterness. It comes across as fairly boozey despite its mild level of strength.
It carries a sticky yet oily medium body that befits the style with a lowly carbonation level.
In some ways, this does everything it should to be a standout IPA. But it's not. While no specific flaw stands out, taste-wise, it just doesn't ultimately cohere and thus it sticks in the middle of the road.

Photo of pmcadamis
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy marigold orange brew with a massive three finger orange-rind colored head that gets rocky as it recedes to a nice tight cap. A whole bunch of sticky gold lace is left on the glass, and a swirl easily brings back a full two fingers. A whole bunch of yeasty chunks are floating around in there too! A damn fine looking brew!

S - Mandarin orange hops hit the nose right off the bat. Sweet and sour sauce....like General Tso's Chicken or that Sweet and Sour Orange Chicken stuff at Chinese restaurants. Sort of one dimensional though...mainly just sweet mandarin orange juice supported by a thin malt backdrop.

T - Sweet mandarin orange all over the place, followed by some pine sap nuances in the finish. Some really nice mineral qualities add some complexity, and it's much more malty that the nose suggests. This is damn good stuff.

M - Medium bodied and greasy with hop oils. The slightly dry finish leaves a lingering hop residue that is hop-head paradise. I like it!

D - An outstanding IPA. Lots of really nice hop flavors and a not-overly-dry finish, when combined with that great mouthfeel add up to a really drinkable IPA.

Photo of Beezee
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
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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5-Day IPA from O'Fallon Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.