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5-Day IPA | O'Fallon Brewery

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O'Fallon Brewery
Missouri, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2006

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Reviews: 273 | Ratings: 538
Photo of ommegangpbr
2.67/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

No freshness date on the bottle. Not too sure if I got an unfresh sample. The biggest problem that I have with this beer is that it tastes soapy to me. The scent makes me think this is older than it should be, though the store I got it from tends not to have a problem with over aged beer; this one was in the cooler.
The other flavors I'm getting from this spill into the amber ale profile. Sweetened black tea with some orange peel. Not sure if I'd bother trying this again.

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Photo of threesignificantstarfish
4.74/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I feel like this is a nice light IPA. Easy drinking and very delicious. Definitely good for a nice sunny day or just whenever the hell you want. Another great up and coming brewery in MO!

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Photo of _RL_
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft pour into a pint glass. Dark, opaque, golden color with a one finger head. Not a lot on the nose. Faint hops but little else. More hops as you drink, but still subtle with a bit of sweetness and bitterness. Mouthfeel is relatively thick for the style. Based on the other reviews, I assume this beer fades quickly as there's not much here anyway. Drinks like a session IPA at 6%.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a BrewDog cervoise glass.
A: Hazy orange gold with a finger of tight head. Chunks of sediment.
S: Smells very malty. Don't know if that's by design, or if it's old (bought this week at Hop City). A lot like aged Naked Pig. Caramel and metal and herbal hops.
T: Yeah, I think it's an old can (bottom is stamped 14130F2, but I don't get anything from that). Hops are all but disappeared, and it's mostly a malty, beery beer with vaguely lemony notes and a dryingish endtaste. Not bad, but not good.
M: Fairly robust, with a pleasant aftertaste of dry earth and citrus peel.
O: Sadly disappointing, but still drinkable.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Received in trade from gregwilsonstl, thanks for the opportunity!
Slightly hazy deep golden color with a good sized bubbly off white head. Sweet bready caramel maltiness with plenty of citrus and pine to offset. Has an old school feel to it, decent enough IPA.

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Photo of DRosen
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

All Right, As an IPA drinker, this does fit the bill. I would normally not try this, but at $5.99 a six pack, fresh brew date, and in cans I picked this up instead of my normal Ska. This beer has very nice hints of Grapefruit and Pine. The cascade hops help the nose, and the head is very normal. This is a great beer to pick up and enjoy, and on a summer day grab a 6 pack to throw into the normal mix of beers that I buy for an entertaining weekend on the lake, or if we have guests over. (I normally pick up 10 assorted six packs from Half acre, Flying dog, SKA, 3Floyds, gigantic and Boulevard). This beer is a perfect to add into the mix. It's not even close to being an "OMG, you have to try this beer" but it's very drinkable, and there are no regrets on buying this beer. It's a perfectly solid middle of the road IPA that any IPA that likes cascade hops can enjoy.

Please note that even though they throw the Cascade name around, it's not the primary HOP you taste when drinking this beer.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.12/5  rDev -15.9%
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 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

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in Totowa recently, having never had this before. The other beers O'Fallon beers that I bought weren't anything special and neither was this. While not a bad IPA, there are so many other options available that there would almost not be any reason to reach for this. It was hard to imagine that this was 66 IBU's as both that and the alcoholic percentage were not listed on the bottle and this went down too easily to truly be considered an IPA, in my humble opinion.

The pour was the best aspect of this beer, as the copper hue, slight haze, and moderate tan head all combined for a relatively pleasing appearance. Not a lot of lacing left behind and not a strong aroma to this either, as I was able to pick up some caramel, earthy hoppiness, and a moderate floral undertone. Some citrus in the taste with a hint of pine and a moderate amount of sweetness to tie everything in together. The carbonation was present but not strong and the mouthfeel could have been a bit more full and sticky, as this went down relatively easily.

There was enough alcohol in here to qualify this as an IPA but it never truly felt and tasted like one. This would be a decent intro to someone who's unaccustomed to the style but for hopheads and more serious beer drinkers, this one's probably worthy skipping over. The bitterness was quite hard to find in this one.

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Photo of Lahoi
3.08/5  rDev -17%
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.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

During one of my recent visits to Chicago, I found this CAN on the shelves at Binny's (South Loop) and brought it home in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm). It is nice to have a hobby.

From the CAN: "We Love Beer." Me, too!

I love the sound of the Crack! when it comes off in an otherwise quiet room. It lends an auditory aspect to the experience. I employed a gentle Glug to keep things from getting too stirred up and got a finger of foamy, tawny head with moderate retention for my efforts. Color was Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had an earthy, wildflower honey-like scent. Interesting. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was initially earthy and flowery, even honey-like, but then the bitterness of the hops began to assert itself. It was more minty than citrusy, although I got some of those flavors, also. It also had a sweet fruitiness on the end that I could not quite place, like apricot or peach. Finish was semi-dry with the melding of the malt and hops working well to keep it from being overwhelming.

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Photo of Richard-Scott
2.49/5  rDev -32.9%
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.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Schlafly Tap room – Lambert International STL Airport
Full shaker pint glass -12/06/2014

A: Pours a darker caramel amber color body with some nicely filtered clarity to it. A smallish foam head of khaki tan settles over top. Not the strongest in stay power with a few dots and light swaths of lace left tacked to the glass.

S: Malt forward with a base of toasted caramels and baked biscuit. Still plenty of hops to go around however. I get a touch of earthiness with some pine essence and orange zest. Nothing incredibly pungent or cutting edge in any way but really not that bad at all.

T: Biscuit malt with a hit of caramel sweetness. Has that classic orange and pine combination with just a dash of earthy minerals. Moderate level of bitters and the alcohol is completely masked. Finishes out with a dry and zesty bitterness. A bit run of the mill however this is nicely balanced and easy to drink.

M: Moderate light filling given the malt bill with a nice even carbonation lending to a creamy consistency. Mild bitterness to it with a dry semi-resinous finish.

D: Never even heard of these guys before so was intrigued to give them a whirl. What you have is a classic pine and citrus IPA in more of an East Coast format I would say. There are thousands of IPA’s out there just like it. I get this brew is nothing to write home about. Yet here I am sitting at the airport enjoying this fine option.

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Photo of RMC501
3.14/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

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Photo of Andyyyyyy
2.8/5  rDev -24.5%
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....

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Photo of JLaw55
2/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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 Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of Suds
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Murky and ruddy, orange-brown in color. Slim head. Not a pretty beer. The flavor, however, is excellent. Balanced, assertive....intense hops and malt...wonderful cascade and pale malt smell. Some sweetness. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Apartment5
2.38/5  rDev -35.8%
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.

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Photo of CFHMagnet
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes taken 12/26/13.

I poured a thin, nearly white head over a light caramel colored body.

The nose has a very nice bouquet going. Caramel starts it off. Tropical fruit follows up, including mandarin oranges, mangoes and grapefruit. A hint of pine on the back end really fills it out.

Caramel and bread start up the beers taste. Mandarin orange and grapefruit move into a piney finish.

The body is rather weak. The carbonation is not there, and the beer seems watery.

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Photo of larryarms847
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a darker golden yellow with a half finger of white foam.

Toasted malt and slight earthy hop aroma.

Same as aroma, slightly earthy hop bitterness, but very malt forward.

Light-bodied, low-medium carbonation.

Overall, not bad, not great.

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Photo of pweis909
3.1/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

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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.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a feathery white head that quickly recedes into a thin mousse. While the head retention is not great, there is a moderate amount of white lacing present throughout.

S: Malty aromas of caramel, biscuits, crackers, and toffee are first to present themselves, but are chased by scents of herbs, lemon, lime, grapefruit, and pine. The smell is unique. In some ways, this beer comes across as a huge English bitter, albeit with the pine and citrus scents one would expect of an American IPA.

T: Well integrated notes of cream, biscuits, crackers, toffee, caramel, herbs, grass, pine, grapefruit, lemon, lime, and bitter orange wash across the palate. The finish is long and somewhat sticky with notes of caramel, lemon, lime, and biscuits being most prevalent.

M: Very creamy and smooth in the mouth, but also displaying a tendency toward dryness. I was afraid that the relatively heavy and complex malt bill would lend a sticky, cloying quality to this beer, but it doesn't. Carbonation is gentle, but not overly timid. Very drinkable. This goes down really easily on a hot day. It is almost impossible to tell that this beer is over 6% abv.

O: This is a very unique IPA and definitely presents a different take on what has become one of the most cliched styles in the New World. I really like the fact that the brewers at O'Fallon emphasize an integration of malt and hop flavors. All around, this is just a super fun, likable, approachable take on the style and would be great for people who are either new to IPAs or who are almost entirely burnt out on them.

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Photo of ClementiPizzeria
3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

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Photo of Caskaway
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle direct from the brewery, poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours darker than I expected, but has a pleasant copper tint with remarkable refraction. Good head retention and lacing.

S - Average aroma; typical citrus composition with an emphasis on the grapefruit.

T - Taste is a bit enigmatic - unfortunately, it reflects the mediocre aroma more than the stunning appearance. On a positive note, it's full-bodied with a decent kick.

M - Texture stands out in a good way. Substantial mouth feel, very active on the palate.

O - Solid IPA, one of O'Fallon's better brews.

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