5-Day IPA - O'Fallon Brewery
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4.8/5 rDev +30.1%
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!
10-09-2009 01:32:27 | More by PerzentRizen
4.7/5 rDev +27.4%
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.
11-29-2007 05:01:15 | More by neonbrown82
4.65/5 rDev +26%
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.
05-29-2008 02:45:35 | More by phergy
4.58/5 rDev +24.1%
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.
08-24-2011 02:21:54 | More by centbeerfest
4.53/5 rDev +22.8%
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.
07-29-2008 03:19:37 | More by MOShepp
4.5/5 rDev +22%
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.
04-21-2006 21:11:22 | More by maxpower
4.47/5 rDev +21.1%
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.
03-13-2008 01:10:56 | More by brewgetter
4.47/5 rDev +21.1%
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.
06-20-2007 16:12:35 | More by ihscout426
4.43/5 rDev +20.1%
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.
04-03-2007 18:22:02 | More by Hopking51
4.43/5 rDev +20.1%
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.
02-21-2007 05:05:06 | More by rocketmotor
4.4/5 rDev +19.2%
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.
11-04-2010 21:32:34 | More by plinythethirsty
4.38/5 rDev +18.7%
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.
01-09-2009 05:52:31 | More by hwwty4
4.38/5 rDev +18.7%
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.
04-26-2010 02:40:13 | More by sixerofelixir
4.38/5 rDev +18.7%
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!
02-27-2007 22:59:37 | More by markgugs
4.35/5 rDev +17.9%
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.
12-13-2006 02:36:14 | More by drewseslu
5-Day IPA from O'Fallon Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.