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5-Day IPA - O'Fallon Brewery

5-Day IPA5-Day IPA

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Ratings: 426
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.13%

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

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Photo of PDXHops

South Carolina

2.05/5  rDev -44.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2011 14:59:53 | More by PDXHops
Photo of claminat420


2.58/5  rDev -30.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 04:06:16 | More by claminat420
Photo of Frosty80


2.7/5  rDev -27.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2009 04:06:05 | More by Frosty80
Photo of GRG1313


2.7/5  rDev -27.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 02:27:53 | More by GRG1313
Photo of Risser09


2.73/5  rDev -26.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2009 18:17:23 | More by Risser09
Photo of JEdmund


2.85/5  rDev -23.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2007 18:45:50 | More by JEdmund
Photo of quasimoto


2.88/5  rDev -22.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2010 22:28:42 | More by quasimoto
Photo of AleWatcher


2.95/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2010 04:48:40 | More by AleWatcher
Photo of Talisker


2.98/5  rDev -19.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2007 04:37:32 | More by Talisker
Photo of Frozensoul327


2.98/5  rDev -19.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2007 00:13:34 | More by Frozensoul327
Photo of emmasdad


3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 03:21:17 | More by emmasdad
Photo of Reaper16


3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2008 04:09:09 | More by Reaper16
Photo of Mora2000


3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 22:14:08 | More by Mora2000
Photo of pweis909


3.09/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 00:31:24 | More by pweis909
Photo of Cresant


3.1/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2007 14:06:03 | More by Cresant
Photo of Mdog


3.13/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2009 22:07:32 | More by Mdog
Photo of indiapaleale


3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2010 03:28:20 | More by indiapaleale
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


3.21/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2010 21:15:25 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of ClementiPizzeria


3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2013 03:03:46 | More by ClementiPizzeria
Photo of cdkrenz


3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pale orange body with an inch of light-tanish orange head. The head is Frothy in the middle with large bubbles hugging the pint.

S - It has a spicy, apricot aroma with no bitter hop indication. It actually reminds me of a wheat's scent.

T - There's a grilled meat flavor here that I find to be extremely unique. There is a hint of sweet hops but nothing that would make me think this is an IPA. In the middle there's a hint of bitter but It doesn't really stick throughout.

M - There's a coarse texture here that's common among IPAs. I would say this beer goes down at an average pace.

~ This is something I can see complimenting a hamburger very well. As for sitting down and enjoying one simply for its character, probably not.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 23:26:45 | More by cdkrenz
Photo of WoodBrew


3.26/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 00:48:56 | More by WoodBrew
Photo of alexgash


3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden dark pumpkin orange with copper edges. Solid finger of stay-puff marshmallow light beige head. Laces very nicely. Pungeant pine resin funk and herbal pineapple hop nose with a juicy fruit malt backbone. Good balance. Resinous hop bitterness and flavor up front, followed quickly by toasted biscuity malt. Slightly astringent graininess in place of what I expected to be caramel and fruit. Light fruit sweetness eventually stops by, but numbing, piney hop bitterness soon takes over into the finish. Not bad, but the malt flavors seem a touch off. Modrate body with a slightly watery, non-creamy feel. A little undercarbonated too. Looks great, smells good, but the rest needs a little work.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2007 22:50:24 | More by alexgash
Photo of tadowdaddy


3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured into a pint glass. Very light amber color. Does not look at all like a standard IPA. Big head that went away quickly. Minimal lacing.

S- Very little in terms of smell. A bit of a citrus aroma and some biscuit malt scent, but overall did not get a lot from the smell of this beer.

T- Very non-complex IPA. Some initial citrus hops that went away quickly followed by a bit of a malt background. Not hoppy, not malty overall. A lot of nothing.

M- Disappointed in the lack of a thickness. NO aftertaste either. Mouth felt like I was drinking an american lager.

D- Easy to drink due to the lightness, however, seems to be more of a tailgating beer. Not impressed by this offering.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2008 05:45:23 | More by tadowdaddy
Photo of bugaboo416

New York

3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Clear orange amber. Poured out with a nice head that very quickly dissipated.

S: Nice subdued citrus aroma

T: Muted, smooth piney with a light underlying malt base

M: light body, very carbonated

O: A decent IPA. I agree with the others. It's a good gateway IPA but as such is average in all respects. Very drinkable and can easily kick a few back. Needs to be swirled a bit to get rid of the excess carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 12:01:07 | More by bugaboo416
Photo of Mitchster


3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Brewed with seven grains and four domestic hop varieties including cascade and glacier.

Pours out to a cloudy burnt orange...unfiltered. Forms a modest white soapy head with average retention and sparse lacing, despite a vigirous pour. Carbonation is moderate. The nose is quite nice with a juicy grapefruit and sweet mango hop quality. Cleanly fermented with no off aromas. Mouthfeel is prickly and acidic with a strong grain and hop astringency and medium body. The flavor is all about the hops. Lots of grapefruit pith and some piney, resinous qualities, with a decent amount of malt body. There is a little bit of mango which is something I really enjoy in my IPA's. The bitterness/sharpness/astringency is a bit much and limits it's drinkability. Aftertaste is quite bitter and the finish is slightly watery.

A decent IPA, but there are so many out there that are better. I have no interest in having this again, because the astringency and bitterness are out of whack, making it not very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2007 21:53:04 | More by Mitchster
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5-Day IPA from O'Fallon Brewery
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