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5-Day IPA - O'Fallon Brewery

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Reviews: 266
Hads: 519
Avg: 3.72
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 8
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
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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 PerzentRizen
4.77/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Piraat tulip this beer was part of the box that Jeremy2002 sent out in the Halloween Horror BIF 2009. Let me just say thank you Jeremy! The color is a muddled and hazey tarnished bonze color. The head is billowy and off white.

Aroma is floral, earthy, with a touch of pine. Faint hints of malt in the nose.

The taste is perfect. It's not too bitter or biting but very appetizing. The malt and hops play with each other and neither vies for dominance over the other.

Mouthfeel is viscous for 6% but it's right where I want my IPA's. I've been drinking DIPA's for so long that I forgot how enjoyable the low octane stuff can be.

Drinkability is off the charts. I wish I had 12 of these so I could sit back on football Sunday and watch the games wilst sipping one of these all day. Great brew!

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Photo of neonbrown82
4.67/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the IPA I've been waiting for to fill the niche left open by the departure of Alpha King and Two Hearted from the state of Iowa. I'm just sorry that I only picked up a single bottle instead of a 6pk or a case. I'll definitely rectify that next time I make a beer purchase.

The beer pours to a great amber color with a bit of a coppery hue. Great clarity. Carbonation is good, supporting a nice sized head. Retention is alright, but the head eventually falls to a film after a few minutes. Lacing is fairly weak for a hoppy beer.

The smell is great. Shows off some very pine resinous and fruity aromas. A very subtle biscuity malt lies underneath. This is something that is usually either over-done or completely non-existent in an IPA, and very few beers really get the balance right. Well... this one has got it right.

Same goes for the taste. It has a huge juicy hops flavor, but a very nice malt base to keep it honest. Just the perfect amount of bitterness. The only qualm I have is that it maybe just a tad bit grassy, but this is insignificant in the big picture.

The mouthfeel is great. Fairly light in body with a great crispness. Great bitterness. No alcohol flavor. Very, very highly drinkable. Highly recommended.

And as a bonus to anybody reading, I have only recently discovered the wonderful combination of premium tequilla drank side by side with a premium IPA. Try sipping off a couple ounces of Don Julio Anejo to go with your pint of 5 Day IPA. Great combo, for after you have properly reviewed the beer on its own, of course.

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Photo of phergy
4.6/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

O'Fallon 5 Day IPA is another one of my Missouri favorites. It pours a nice dark amber with a creamy head that dissipates to a thin film leaving light lacing on the glass as consumed.

The nose is a nice and citrusy. It isn't overpowering, but it is definitely present from the time the bottle is opened.

The hops are present and the beer is bitter through the finish, but it doesn't linger much. There isn't much malt to it, but as an IPA that doesn't really bother me. It is an extremely drinkable beer.

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Photo of centbeerfest
4.59/5  rDev +23.4%
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.

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Photo of MOShepp
4.53/5  rDev +21.8%
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.

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Photo of maxpower
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle with no label pours cloudy light copper color, aroma of pine and citrus, grapefruit, citrus hoppy flavors, nice off white head with small bubbles that leaves good lacing in my glass, some malty sweetness to balance the loads of hops, medium body with a thick and sticky mouthfeel, great to see O'fallon putting out an IPA, I am looking forward to having this available in bottles for sale.

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Photo of ihscout426
4.49/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a fantastic IPA!! this brewery is only a cpule mile from my home and I was blown away by this midwest IPA. It pours with a wonderful thick head and orage/copper color. The nose is where it really impresses. An awesome pine and citrus hop cloud with underlying malt pinning.

The taste was a wonderful balance of strong hops and malts. Citrus grapefruit and pine with a good malt and biscuit flavor without being sweet.

The body is firm but not thick, coating the tongue and leaving flavor all the way down. This is just an amazingly drinkable beer, which has become my regular social drinking beer. As a friend said, this is the kind of beer I would brew for myself (which I am planning to do with my nest brew session).

Get your hands on this beer.

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Photo of brewgetter
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
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.

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Photo of Hopking51
4.42/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice balance. Adequate bitterness with a resiny after taste, the hop flavor does not bury the malt flavor. Cascade, piney, tarlike, wonderful version of an APA/American IPA. Perfumey nose, pine trees and flowers. They have done a really nice job with this one.

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Photo of rocketmotor
4.42/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle, inch thick heads leaves nice lacing on glass, nice white foam. Brown/gold/amber colored and very clear for bottle conditioned beer.

Smells of fresh hops, pale malt, fresh hops, a little alcohol and a little biscuit and yeast. Great aroma, hops come through nicely without being overwheming.

Tastes great of fresh hops and nice mild malt. Really dominated by fresh hops, but not very bitter, more hop flavor than hop bitterness. Very nice! Mouthfeel is good, light from bottle carbonation but good solidity.

Drinkability is high, if this was available year round I would keep it on hand in the fridge. Very good.

Seems to be more widely available in tap than in bottles. A few restaurants around St Louis had it on tap, I only found the bottles at two liquor stores.

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Photo of plinythethirsty
4.37/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a light-bodied IPA with righteous hop chops. It smells citrusy -- grapefruit and orange -- and American hops assert themselves on tasting. They're not overwhelming and there's a malty balance that isn't too rich. It's IPA light -- great taste (ok, very good taste), less filling. Very sessionable -- I didn't pick up the alcohol esters until it warmed. Without any direct comparison, it reminded me of the Acme and Whitethawk IPAs.

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Photo of markgugs
4.36/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 12oz bottle into an imperial nonic pint glass; beer thanks to cardsmith

A: You can immediately tell the bottle-conditioning from the yeast sediment that trickles into the glass as you pour; fairly thin-looking ruby-red/copper/amber color, very sparkly, decent head and very minor lacing.

S: Beer smells delicious! All fresh hops and juicy citrust notes, with just a touch of bready malt for balance.

T/M: Lots of hops in this one, all over the place. Right up front, lingering on the finish, hops, hops & more hops. I detect several varieties of hops in here and one of them has got to be Cascade (got that distinct PNW bitterness to it). Nice balanced malts so the beer is more than drinkable. Creamy smooth to the feel with a sharp tangy carbonization to match the bitter hoppy finish. I'm really liking this one.

D: Yet another fantastic IPA from a tiny regional craft brewer. You'd do well to acquire this one in a trade, and get more than 1 'cause you'll be sad if you don't!


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Photo of hwwty4
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 12oz bottle into my Unibroue tulip. This beer pours a copper amber with a huge 4 inch head that leaves some of the most serious lacing I've seen come out of a IPA. The aroma is nice and citrus with big notes of grapefruit, lemon zest and just a bit of cut grass. The flavor follows suit but adds a really nice maltiness. This has a great balance to hoppyness. Really great stuff. The mouthfeel is nice and thick, really good for a IPA. I have to say, this is one of the most underrated IPA's that comes out of the Middle of the USA. I wish, seriously wish, this beer got way more loving then it does. Fabulous stuff. The only thing is I wish I could see this stuff on tap in the KC area.

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Photo of sixerofelixir
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After a local grocery store started stocking some O'Fallon singles, I've sampled every one. So far, this is my favorite.

Pours a clouded amber gold with an off-white, sticky, layered head. Smell is upfront, super sweet pine, with skunk hiding in wait. Bright and crisp nose, a little fruity. First taste hits the tongue with a bitter-to-sour-to sweet finish that gently lays down back with the hops. All the while with the calming medium of toasted bread. Great mouthfeel, nicely complex without overdoing any one characteristic. Head lasted all the way until the last sip! Could drink it all day. Excellent beer.

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Photo of drewseslu
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Alright, Dave, just for you I'll review it.
Pours a hazy gold with a fluffy eggshell foam that settles into a cap and laces until I need a refill.
Nice hoppy aroma, Cascades evident and the Glaciers add depth and an herbal quality. However, I would still like a bit more aroma hops. Each version I've had has gotten closer, though, and the latest batches may be there.
Full of citrusy and fruity hops. Apricots, oranges, grapefruits, floral and honey flavors from the Centennials, super smooth bitterness and a nice backing of Caramel and 2R malts. Exaggerated hops, but nicely balance.
Lively carbonation, some creaminess I attribute to the house yeast and specialty malt selections. At worst it can be a bit thin, at best its quite refreshing.
On the whole...a damn fine IPA and I can't wait to get me some in bottles.
Ahh...what the hell: On the 5th Day God created the IPA, and this is a damn fine one.

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Photo of ckaufman
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle into a shaped pint glass...

A: orange amber in color with a massive billowy three finger head that hangs on until all the beer is gone from the glass... and yet the head still lingers!!! Awesome retention down the sides of the glass.

S: Lots of hops here... strong citrus notes along with pine and a slight floral aroma. Some scent of the malts, but they are buried deep within the hop aroma.

T: Great tasting beer! The sweetness of the malts open on the palate only to be mauled by the strong, long lingering hop bitterness that follows. Again, citrus and pine play all over the tongue... and then come back for a little bit of overtime!

M: Nice full body... very sticky and viscous in the mouth.

D: Oh Yeah!!!

I like this beer a lot. Good solid example of an IPA... not west coast... not east coast... a hybrid of the two done perfectly well. Check this beer out when you get a chance!

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Looks lke a very deep oak, amber, orange hue. Lots of bubbles and a sturdy, bread dough head, and lots of lacing, makes this one great looking IPA. Lots of muted pine and hop resin coated malts permeate, but don't overpower the nose. The taste is just as mild, but very good in its relative mildness. Mild pine, flowers, and citrus mix with the malty goodness of this beer. Very smooth and medium bodied Great sessionable beer. Had this one with some sharp cheddar.

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Photo of TheSarge
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Provides a small finger thick of off white head, a copper colored body with a bit of haze, and the head retains decently.

In the aroma there is a light floral and citrus fragrance with a hint of caramel.

Taste wise this is perfectly balanced between the grassy and citrusy hops, and malty caramel goodness

Mf is crisp and dry with a little bitterness hitting the back of the palate.

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Photo of dakid618
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass. Pours a reddish amber color with a half finger of head. Smell is very citrusy. Taste is a mix of citrus and piney hops backed up by biscuitlike malt. Light dry mouthfeel. Extremely drinkable. A fairly standard IPA but always keep it in my fridge. Sessionable and enjoyable any time.

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Photo of rwdkosak
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on cask at Iron Barley. Poured into pint glass with nice rocky head that clings to the glass, nose of full hop, some sweetness and floral notes. Taste was of the same with nice hop notes, bitter at just the right point, quite a bit of flavor compared to bottled examples. Mouthfeel was quite good, smooth and drinkable.

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Photo of jokelahoma
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a somewhat cloudy deep copper color, with a quite substantial head that lasts a good, long while. There's some chill haze evident.

Nose is a good balance of vegetal hop and sweet malt, lending a "creamy" smell to the beer. There's a slight cheese aroma, but in a good way.

The beer is bitter at first taste, but not overwhelmingly so. This is not a pucker beer, where the insides of each cheek try to get intimately acquainted with every drink. Rather, the bitterness is a smooth, velvety bitterness. It's still bitter, mind you, since it is an IPA, but it's definitely a change of pace from some American IPAs. Since the bitterness is so smooth, it's hard to notice the transition from hop bitterness to malt sweetness. Before you know it, your mouth is saying "what the...?" and the taste you're left with is sweet and creamy. Finally, the sweetness gives way, and that subtle bitterness cames back for the long, slow ride into the sunset. This one is rather subtle for an IPA, to say the least, and damned if that isn't a great thing! There's no "bitter-SWEET-bitter" with this. It's more "bitsweebitter". Very nice.

The mouthfeel, like the flavor, is a bit creamy. A tad thicker than expected, but it just lends itself so well to the taste it's difficult to fault.

This one is very, very well done. For BMC drinkers, it'll be bitter. For full fledged hopheads, they'll wonder what's going on with the transition between hop and malt. For the rest, this is an easy to drink, very well made beer. I'd recommend this to anyone.

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Photo of genog
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a reddish orange type of color with a creamy, thick, frothy tanish color head that builds up so thick and out of the glass. I had to wait and pour about three different times before I could fill this 12 oz glass. Smell is of earthy and Piney hops. Taste is delicious with the earthy hops followed by a deliciously rich malty backbone. Moutfeeling is creamy and full.

This was a bonus beer and I forget who it was from, but thank you so much for a great brew!!

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Photo of hckyfn9999
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The tap handle says O'fallon 5 Day IPA. I assume this is the same as it is the only IPA listed from O'fallon.

Pours a cloudy orangish amber color with a nice white head that sticks around for a while and leaves some nice lacing in the glass.

Smell is citrusy and floral hops with mabey a faint maltiness.

Taste is citrus, namely grapefruit up front followed by a little maltiness. Decently well balanced and pretty refreshing.

Mouthfeel is very nice and I could drink these all day. A solid beer from O'fallon, acually the best I've had from them.

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Photo of OzarkElmo
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap 03/24/2009 at Blueberry Hill In the U.City Loop (St. Louis). Orange/amber color. Floral, citrus aroma. Very good tasting with earthy hops, malts. well balanced through the finish. Enjoyed two of these, the 2nd being even more enjoyable. Very good offering of an American IPA - Cheers to O'Fallon!

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Photo of udubdawg
4.29/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.

Pours a pretty light copper color, with a sizeable off-white head. A small amount of yeast sediment trickles in and quickly settles out. A very slight overall haze is noted. Head retention is good as a thin cap lasts till the bottom, and lacing is decent.

Nose is full of refreshing hop aromas. Bright, lively, mouth watering - screams freshness without being over the top...and having visited the brewery, I know that it is exactly that.

Taste starts with lively carbonation bringing bitterness to your palate, before citrusy sweetness and a bit of caramel overtake it. After I swallow, the bittering hops reassert themselves. Very impressive.

High initial carbonation leads to a creamy medium body, and a drying finish.

This beer reminds me of growing up drinking craft IPAs on the west coast. While not over the top with hoppy imbalance, there is enough here to satisfy this particular hophead.
I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the beer/operation with Dave and Brian, and hope these beers make it to Wichita one day soon. I could drink this most every day.

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