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5-Day IPA - O'Fallon Brewery

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266 Reviews
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Reviews: 266
Hads: 518
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 8
Gots: 45 | 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:
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 PDXHops
2.11/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 ounce bottle from Ryan011235, poured into a Duvel tulip. Hazy caramel orange with a finger of creamy off-white foam that slowly settles to a skim, leaving light streaks of lacing behind.

O’Fallon 5 Day IPA
I didn’t notice a date on the bottle, but the predominant caramel aroma and muted citrus suggest either an older IPA or simply a more ‘balanced’ one. Regardless, it’s pleasant enough, but nothing to terribly exciting. The flavor is a puzzle. The caramel and toasted malt I can get on board with, the very subdued citrus I can tolerate, but there’s a really strange, almost beef broth kind of meatiness that’s, to put it politely, offputting. Back to more normal beer characteristics, it’s medium bodied with moderate carbonation, so at least it has that going for it. Old bottle? Bad bottle? I dunno, but something was definitely not right here. (871 characters)

Photo of Apartment5
2.38/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer poured a copper, amber color with a thin, slightly off white head that disipated fairly quickly. The aroma is very malt forward with a strong caramel presence with a touch of citrusy orange. Little hop aroma for an IPA. The beer has a very upfront caramel and bready flavor. There is slight bitterness but much less than expected for the style. Carbonation is low and body is weak. and the finish is slightly dry.

Overall, it seems like the grain bill was the main focus when building this beer. The malt overpowers any existing hop profile. In my opinion, there's too much specialty malt in this IPA. (622 characters)

Photo of Richard-Scott
2.49/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

On tap at Train Wreck Saloon. Pour looks like the Missouri. Very little head and that dissipated quickly. Expected more hop aroma. Taste is better than the look. Average IPA at best. (188 characters)

Photo of JLaw55
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A pretty standard fare IPA, nothing mind blowing here. Had it on tap, which probably helped. Enjoyable, but there are plenty of other stand outs to reach for before this one.

Would purchase again, if there was nothing else better there. Not seeking out though.

UPDATE on 4/3/15:
Had this on tap again and i have to say it just wasn't very pleasant. There is something off with this one every time i have it. A kind of funky stale taste. Like it has started to turn almost.

Would not purchase again. (501 characters)

Photo of claminat420
2.56/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A- pours a hazy golden orange color. solid white head with minimal lacing.

S- really malty with a squeeze of orange. i thought this was an ipa???

T- same as the smell. reminds me of great lakes burning river. has a slight bitterness but no hop blast coming at ya or any real hop taste associated with ipa's. has a fruitiness coming from the yeast.

M- medium/ light bodied. good carbonation.

D- first and last six pack i'll ever buy.

Overall- i laugh at the label saying missouri's best beer of 08 or something. well i hope they have better beer than this now. i'm hoping anyone down there has tasted a real ipa like huma lupa or two hearted. this beer plain out is weak sauce. (682 characters)

Photo of GRG1313
2.64/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A hazy golden amber color with a white/yellow head.

There is no nose - nothing. (Multiple bottles opened with same result).

Mouthfeel is nicely creamy with a medium/big character and feel.

Flavors are layered with a nice burnt lemon flavor but then goes to a bitter weak coffee flavor and with some medium to heavy bitter hop-citrus acidic character.

Finish is light pine acid bitter. (392 characters)

Photo of Frosty80
2.72/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color: sits a slightly hazy, burnt orange with a big, long lasting fluffy head

Smell: seemed at first sniff right when i popped the cap that it was going to have a great hop aroma to it. i then discovered that as it breathed it totally deflated. great citrus and pine aromas are in there, but you have to struggle a bit to find it

Taste: taste is pretty weak. slightly bitter and yeasty finish which disappears fairly quickly, and not a whole lot leading up that. pretty clean and crisp throughout. any bitterness seems to be completely balanced with malt sweetness

Mouthfeel: surprisingly smooth for as much carbonation it seemed to start out having. low-med body

Notes: had always passed over this IPA until i read in this months BA issue that it was "brutal." it had an APR 2009 best by date on the package so i dont think it was bad. this had a ton of potential, and is a great lawnmowing IPA, but just not impressed (925 characters)

Photo of Andyyyyyy
2.8/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Very run of the mill IPA. IBU's at 66 but did not show in the beer.
It is ready drinking due to lack of taste.
If someone wants to learn to like ipa s this is a good starter.... (178 characters)

Photo of Risser09
2.81/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a mexican tulip - Fridge temp - 2008

Appearance: An orange, yellow and brown beer is transparent with plenty of active carbonation. The head is a huge 4"+, off-white, great retention and plenty of lace.

Smell: Strong pine and grapefruit but mostly grapefruit. A distinct astringency.

Taste: Malt flavor is hlped by a slight grapefruit flavor. The beer is kind of flat in the taste department. It seems like a lot of pellets got added for aroma, but nothing was attributed to the first half of the boil.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and medium bodied. Bitter, but offset with flavor. Alcohol is not noticeable. The hops need to be in the flavor.

Drinkability: Good, although the hops are misplaced and very generous. A decent beer. (748 characters)

Photo of JEdmund
2.82/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was really excited to try this brew as I've really enjoyed their Smoked Porter; however, I was a bit disappointed. Overall, it's a tasty beer with a crisp and clean finish. But the aroma is a big downer for me; it smells more of perfume/hair product than hops. It really kind of turned me off to it. Thankfully the flavor is in line with an IPA, but for an IPA, it's on the weaker side. Maybe I've gotten spoiled on bigger IPAs, but this one just didn't have the big punch of hops like you'd get in other lines. (513 characters)

Photo of quasimoto
2.94/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Piney Citrusy aromas start The nose, but are backed up by some musty paper aromas. The flavor of hops combat a grainy woodsy taste across the tongue. Doesnt dry out and leaves a creamy malty- musty flavor as it leaves. The mouth feel is rather heavy, and sticks around on the tongue.
Overall, it is an alright IPA. (314 characters)

Photo of AleWatcher
2.98/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours an apricot bourbon color-- almost a light beige head. Forthy and foamy. some decent lacing forms in sheets but quickly heads back into the body. Great color.

Smells much maltier than expected. A sweet malt with a nice hop presence. I am hoping this is an English IPA-- this reminds me of something that Rock Bottom or Granite City would serve. There is a very little piney hop note.

Taste follows nose. Even if this were an EIPA, it isn't that great.

The drinkability is actually surprisingly high. I could session this one, though I would prefer something else.

The body is a little light of medium, but not in a good way-- it makes it seem watered down. (665 characters)

Photo of Frozensoul327
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Musty orange color with a sea foam like head. Lots of lacing in the glass, and a medium to medium low level of carbonation.

S: Rich piney and citrusy hops, with a mild malty grain back bone. Touches of wood and corn are noted. Slightly out of the ordinary, and not a bad change up.

T: Hops right of the bat, with a distinct orange peel character flowing over the light biscuit and flour note. Soapy bitterness seems to detract from the enjoyablity of this beer. Rather uninspiring, and the orange flavor is kind of bothering me...

M: A little on the light side, lacking the oily and dense feeling that I look for in American IPA's.

D: Fair. Don't think I'll be seeing this one again anytime soon. (711 characters)

Photo of Talisker
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I wanted to love this one - was hoping an IPA from my hometown area would stand up to its NorCal brethren. Alas, O'Fallon 5 Day IPA is a disappointment.

12oz bottle purchased as part of a "Build Your Own Sixpack" from the wonderful Lukas Liquors in Ellisville, MO. Pours a deep cloudy brownish orange, very thick head of multi-sized bubbles that never really dissipates.

Aroma is promising - dry-hopping definitely comes through, with assertively juicy American citrus, backed by some slight pine. Unfortunately the taste doesn't quite match up with the nose - a plaintive cry from the thin malt, some edgy hoppy bitterness, but not integrated with each other or with the rich smell. Unfortunately the texture continues to let the smell down - thin, watery. Some nice malt emerges on the finish, but it's too late. I finished the bottle, but I didn't put my additional bottles into my suitcase for transport back to California.

Not remotely a terrible beer - an excellent example of dry-hopping. But also shows that your aroma hops need to match what goes into the brew. Here's hoping O'Fallon makes another attempt and develops its line with as much promise as Schlafly has over the years. (1,199 characters)

Photo of emmasdad
3.03/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a bright golden color, with a decent cap of bubbly off-white foam. Aromas of floral hops, somewhat grassy, bubblegum and biscuit. On the palate, this one was light to medium bodied, with flavors of good hops, as well as some pears, peaches and biscuit malt. (264 characters)

Photo of Reaper16
3.04/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

served from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass

Poured a very lightly cloudy orange, but not cloudy enough to prevent me from being able to see through it. What surprised me was the complete lack of head. Like, there was none. At all. Yet the carbonation bubbles keep rising. Curious. Is this a really old bottle?

Smelled of sweet malts and piny hops. Nothing else, really. It's basic, but on-point.

This is actually a tasty, balanced beer despite my disappointments so far. Floral hops hit the front of the tongue, but an abundant malty sweetness washes over and removes much of the bitterness. The finish is biscuity with a touch of astringency. It is not complex, it might not even be "good" considering that this is supposed to be an IPA.

This felt good to drink; it had an agreeable medium-thickness and the carbonation was well adjusted. This seems pretty drinkable, especially if you're into the whole balance thing.

This was very disappointing as an IPA. Too much malt component. Hopefully this was just a funky bottle. For what its worth, the contents of the bottle I reviewed would have scored highly as an APA. (1,124 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
3.06/5  rDev -18.4%
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. (317 characters)

Photo of Lahoi
3.08/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

It looked like a great IPA. Thick, rich creamy off white head that was retained. Great lacing. Rich caramel color. It got my hopes up.

It smelled like a good IPA. Some hops, pine, citrus.

It felt like a great IPA. Rich, full.

But it did not taste like a good IPA. It was not hoppy, especially at66 IBUs. A hint of a few things like malt, grain, citrus, biscuit. A dry, crisp finish. But it tasted watered down.

As someone else noted on here, this is a good intro IPA. But I don't want an intro IPA. In a blind taste test I would have probably put this beer in the APA category. (582 characters)

Photo of Cresant
3.1/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a Stone IPA glass. No date. The body was clear of sediment and golden amber in color. There was a layer of sludge on the bottom of the bottle. The bright white pithy head faded slowly.

Smell was mildly plastic-like (?). Earthy and floral. More subdued than expected.

Taste had a zippy bitterness with a long greenish aftertaste. Grapefruit qualities. Light sweetness and husky grains appeared laster. I expected more from this one, it was rather plain for a beer advertised as being hopped for 5 days. Don't get me wrong, it's not bad it's just pretty average.

Mouthfeel was medium to thin. Medium carbonation. (656 characters)

Photo of pweis909
3.1/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Very disappointed with another IPA. This beer is amber, with chillhaze and floating hop particles. There is some fruitiness in the aroma. No hops. The caramel malt is overdone, making the beer sweet at the start and heavy. The taste is not bitter, but slightly sour. The bottle shows a gold medal that says best beer in St. Louis, 2008. Could the beer be from 2008? No best-by date. And I have 5 more to drink. Ugh. (415 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.12/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to joshstl for this one! The dark copper color makes me think this will smell and taste malty. It certainly betrays that on the nose - light flowers and grapefruit are ultimately overpowered by lots of caramel malt. Seemingly, its redolent more of SNPA than anything. Actually, the taste (while every bit as malty as anticipated) surprises me with notes of nut and graham cracker instead of long-lasting and generic burnished toffee. The malt backbone is pretty damn good (if a little heavy for IPA standards), but where are the hops? I only get gentle floral and grapefruit notes on the back end. Still, despite the weak hop profile, the finish is surprisingly crisp and dry, while the carbonation level is correct. A lot of the reviewers below me remark this would be a good starter IPA. And it really would. It's not overly bitter, nor (despite its maltiness) does it finish slimy and sugary. No, it's problem is that it's boring in this world of high-octane tropical fruit bombs. I won't seek it out again, but it fulfills what exactly what it wants to accomplish - it's drinkable and beginner friendly.

3.12/5: Not my favorite IPA, but others out there will like it far more (1,187 characters)

Photo of Mdog
3.13/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Amber, ok head.

Smell: Mild citrus, soapy?

Taste: Balanced bready and citrus--seems more like a pale ale or maybe an English IPA than an American IPA.

Drinkability: If this was the best thing on a bad menu of beers, I could have a few as it has a decent flavor, just not quite an IPA.

Another beer that may have been a little old, or at least I hope that is the issue. Seems to be more of a pale ale than IPA, with a muted hop presence. Maybe I'll try it again if I'm in Missouri. (496 characters)

Photo of RMC501
3.14/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Not as much of a hoppy flavor as anticipated. The flavor was lacking with some minor woody undertones. It did get better as I let it come closer to room temp, but still underwhelmed. The odor reminded me more that of a pilsner. This was what surprised me the most. I was a bit disappointed by the overall experience of this beer. (330 characters)

Photo of ClementiPizzeria
3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

For a session IPA my expectations have been met.

A thick golden-amber color with a light white, yellowish head.

The smell here was not what I expected of an IPA. I take the less than stronger hop scent as a direct correlation to this being a session IPA.

The extra dry hops added definitely brings in a stronger hop flavor, with out the big hit from the a.b.v. content. "?Do not judge this book by the first smell?".

On the tongue 5day is crispy and refreshing, and a bit underwhelming but I think thats what its going for.

Overall, if you're going out for an all day drinking session pick up this IPA. If your looking for a more mature complex beer their are better and hoppier IPA's out their for you to choose from. (726 characters)

Photo of indiapaleale
3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour - golden orange almost peachy in color. Sort of hazy with some suspended bubbles. When held to the light their is a bright orange glow that shines through. The head is sort of frothy and quickly fades to a thin white ring within the glass.

Aroma - some subdued hoppiness, almost skunky in aroma with some toasty smells as well. Not a huge hop presence as far as aroma goes but its definitely there.

Taste - pale malt, light citrus and some nice hop bite. Not a hop bomb by any means, this is leaning more towards a pale ale or an English IPA in my opinion as the hops are purely balancing out the malt and not taking the front seat.

Overall - not a bad IPA but don't go expecting any tongue numbing, mind blowing hop potency. This is much more balanced than many other American IPAs.

Would I buy more of it? - I'd got back to the O'Fallon Smoked Porter for sure if I had to choose although I am guessing that this tastes pretty tasty fresh on tap. (963 characters)

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