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5-Day IPA | O'Fallon Brewery

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5-Day IPA5-Day IPA

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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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Photo of patpbr
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

O'Fallon 5 Day IPA has a dark amber color. The smell has malt and fruit. The taste is bready malt and some hops,The fruit and malt have taken over the hops in this one. Not very bitter but nice flavors. The body is medium and finishes dry. Not quite my style of IPA but a good one.

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Photo of blackcompg
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - Pours nearly 2 fingers of golden eggshell head, body is a gorgeous hazy lite orange amber, lots of carb rising within the body, really nice lace rings after each quaff.

Smell - Bready malt, light floral hops, slight citrus, whiff of sweet tropical ftuit. A bit light in the nose overall, needs a pretty good whiff to pick up the flavors I describe.

Taste - Begins with alot of doughy malt with a touch of yeast, very light tropical fruit with a touch of pineapple sweetness, nice floral hops, finishes very clean with just a hint of grapefruit pith and dry breadcrust long into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium mouthfeel, not mouthcoating at all but nice fuller flavors in the mouth, carb is just under medium and very smooth and slightly slick, but provides just a few bright edges at the back of the tongue. Finish is nearly clean with slight dryness, but leaves trace malt sweetness in the mouth corners.

Overall - Almost feels & tastes more like an apa, but still a very well balanced ale with some nice complexity - transition is very nice. Smooth drinker, alcohol completely hidden, and still pretty sessionable at 6.1%. Looks great and nearly has the taste to back it up, give this one a try - a must to include in a mixed 6 if you're able.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.06/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

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Photo of Ed_Johnson
4.23/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty, golden amber with a creamy light tan head. Nice lacing in my glass. Lightly toasted grain and faint hop notes in the aroma. Light, toffee and citrusy flavors with a faintly harsh bitterness. Finishes a little dry and hop oily. This beer is light bodied. It is my favorite of their offerings, I would buy it again.

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Photo of Caterwaul
3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 1.5 finger off-white head, recedes quickly; brass body, unclouded, but with floaties. Not pretty, but I don’t really mind.

Smell: floral and fruity hop aroma (Odd notes I’m getting: white grapes and coriander). Smells yummy.

Taste: Citrusy, piney, herbal. So on, so forth. It tastes fine, but doesn’t really distinguish itself very much in any way. Thin and dry.

Overall: It’s alright.

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Photo of jsprain1
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Somewhere between copper and amber. Head is one finger, with mediocre retention and some lacing.
S- The aroma is light pine hop with some pale malt aromas.
T- There was some pine flavor, but there was a bit too much bitterness in relation to actual hop flavor. A decent malt backbone sustains the beer.
M- On the light side of IPA's. Carbonation was fairly crisp but more or less spot on.
O- On the whole it's an average IPA, maybe a little better. Worth trying, but not worth seeking out.

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Photo of Shrews
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served - bottle into a Pint Glass

Amber brown with small amount of white head.

Hops and malty sweetness, with small hint of pine.

More malty taste than hops. Well balanced fruity and hops taste, with little to no aftertaste. The taste ends on a pine flavored note.

Well balanced throughout the mouth carbonation as it exits. Leaves a dry feeling in your mouth.

Didn't really taste like an IPA, but still a overall good beer. I like the smoothness of it as it enters and exits your mouth, as well as the dry aftertaste. It really leaves not much of an aftertaste at all.

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Photo of Lemke10
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this as part of an M&M 6pk at Everett’s in South Beloit, IL for $9.99 in Early 2012.

Pours a cloudy amber color with a slight off-white head. Scent is slightly hoppy mixed with citrus fruits, bready tones. Taste has a toasted malt flavor to it that that is semi-hoppy. Could use a little more texture to it as this is a rather easy drinking beer. Smooth and crisp finish that is overall quite refreshing. Kind of a unique taste for an IPA.

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Photo of abrand
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap poured into a pint glass.

Pours a golden/copper color with a thick frothy head that has good retention. Pretty faint nose but nice sweetness with a hoppy presence. Taste is soft and smooth. Citrus fruits with a nice hop balance. Mouthfeel is fairly thin with decent carbonation from the tap. Overall this is a easy drinking IPA. Good session beer.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Grabbed a bottle from The Wine Seller in Ann Arbor. Pours a light golden color with a tall, bright white fluffy head. Aroma is sweet pale malts, honey, and some nice floral pine notes from the hops. Hop bite up front, but light, and a nice honey sweetness to balance out the light citrus influence from the hops. Very much true to the style. Light slick mouthfeel with medium high carbonation. Very crisp and easy drinking. Overall I liked this. While not unique or super exciting, it hit the hop spot and was easy drinking and seemed right on for the style. Worth drinking for sure.

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Photo of Crundy
3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy orange amber color, sticky lacing, very foamy off-white head

S: Citrus hops, and a bigger caramel malt presence, earthiness, most of the aromas are quite mellow

T: very malt forward, and the hop bitterness takes a back seat. subtle citrus, perhaps orange, and earthy flavors.

M: Very smooth and creamy, light medium bodied, dry feeling on the mouth as the beer leaves the mouth, very minimal aftertaste, if anything a sweet malt with a hint of bitterness.

O: I wasn't that impressed with this beer, it wasn't bad, but it just didn't scream of an IPA. The bitterness was too muted and it was too malt forward. Its very drinkable but I wouldn't pick this IPA as a good representation of IPAs in general.

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Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a hazy amber yellow with just a bit of off white fizz, I'm surprised at how little head there is.

S: It smells surprisingly bright; orange and grapefruit citrus on the front with sweet malts adding a layer of depth. Some nectarine lingering as well.

T/M: Taste is smooth and carbonation is somewhat subdued. Mild grapefruit and earthy hops gives way to sweet, bready maltiness creating a well received balance.

Probably the best IPA I've ever had out of a twist-off bottle.


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Photo of hopfacebrew
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz twist off brown bottle to pint glass.

A - Huge 3 finger white head on top of a cloudy orange amber body. Good retention and lacing.

S - The nose is a little subdued but has a malty sweetness, earthy hop character a bit of spice.

T - Just like the nose, not overwhelming or all together that bitter. Sweet with a light fruity citrus hint. Fairly well balanced with the malty sweetness. Finishes smooth with a mild bitter sweet tongue.

M - lighter end of medium, good carbonation.

D - Pretty solid

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-13-2011 20:53:21

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Photo of biggred1
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pretty, golden amber with blonde highlights when backlit and a creamy light tan head. Lightly toasted grain and faint Cascade hop notes in the aroma. Light, toffee and citrusy flavors with a faintly harsh bitterness. Finishes a little dry and hop oily. This beer is light bodied compared to just about all others in the style. I actually like this beer a lot but it could gain a lot from some dry-hopping as the aroma falls a little flat for me.

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Photo of Koufax21
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired as an extra from given2flybrewing, thanks!!!

12 oz. Bottle poured into Speakeasy pint glass

A - nice amber color with a nice head retention.

S - has a decent nose to it. Not overpowering but smells of citrus.

T - not bad, but was expecting a little more in the buttering category. Has good carbonation.

O - I like this beer. It's very sessionable. Not really the standard ipa I would seek out, but certainly glad I got to try it.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I found this and the Gold beer at my local place

A - Pours a slightly hazy amber, no sediment with an impressive inch of head which looks a bit creamy, so I assume it's pretty fresh.

S - Smells of some fresh pine and citrus hops. A nice bit of grapefruit as well with a bit of bread to round out the hops.

T - More malty than hoppy and it tastes kind of thin for 6% but it does do the job. It has a pretty nice hop bite and rounded bit of cracker malt. Almost walks the line of a pale ale.

M - Light to medium bodied. Pretty tasty.

Overall this really isn't what I like in an IPA because even if it wasn't that hoppy it should have a thicker body and be less watery. Seek others for IPA needs.

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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.

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Photo of DCon
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ the Wolf Public House during the Noah Memorial Bike Ride Party for $1 (Usually $4 on-tap). Tapped from the Black Handle with "Best Beer of 2008" & 5 DAY IPA labeled in white into a 16oz Pint Glass. Enjoyed 3 of these pints back to back to back.

Aroma- Strong citrus starts of this brew and can tell it is dry hopped. Very strong malts and a clean taste is present as well.

Appearance- Received with anywhere from a 3-4 finger head that has good retention. A reddish, copper body that has good clarity represents this ale. Leaves great lacing on the glass.

Flavor- Has a light-medium hop flavor with tons of wheat in the taste. Good citrus and a piney finish. Medium bitterness follows up this drink.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, High Carbonation, Semi Smooth, and a very sweet finish. Not too found of this mouthfeel.

Overall Impression- A very drinkable IPA! Not sure I would suggest this one as one of O'Fallon's better brews but still an average one. Wish there was more body and more power to this one. Has a ton of wheat in the taste and this is strange. Not sure if they purposely did this to give it an easy drinking flavor but not a fan. Try it if you see it on-tap but should be one of your first beers of the night.

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Photo of paxchristi
3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Honey golden amber with some very orange hues. Pours about one finger of frothy head that sticks for 5 minutes and then dissipates into a white topper. Leaves some good lacing. The beer seems to bubble back up back at me a small amount as if it were asking me to drink it. A little bit hazy.

Smell: Pineapple, citrus, and slight grapefruit notes on the front with slightly hoppy middle, though the fruit seems to be almost as strong as the hops; but not quite! Somewhere in there is some stronger sweet malts near the finish.

Taste: Hops are more present in the mouth than in the nose for sure. I get the citrus but its overpowered by the sweet malt backbone respectively. Despite this, its a balanced IPA. I get a slight burn from some esters or something. As I drink more and more, it sticks to the palate pretty well. At first, I suspected a fairly weak mash or something, but I now find that it sticks very pleasantly. However, I've never had an IPA that has more sweet malt than hops. It says it uses cascade hops; I could taste them less than I would have liked. I want my entire head lit on fire.

Mouth: Well carbonated and a bit of a burn in the mouth. I usually like my IPAs to be a bit more of a sting in the mouth than a burn, but that is my preference in the style. Its carbonated well nonetheless. And it seems the carbonation makes the beer more filling than it actually is.

Overall: A good IPA. If I'm going to get an IPA from around Saint Louis, this is a pretty good gateway into the style.

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Photo of minterro
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Custom six pack from Ross’ Deli.

A & S: creamy light tan head. Fairly strong citrus hoppy scent. Head fades reasonably quick. Beer is a orange color

T & M: kind of bland hoppy taste. Nice bready malt background. Defiantly strong citrus tones throughout. Apparently brewed with cascade hops… must not be using a ton. About a 3.5 out of 10 for body (10 being the highest), moderate carbonation. very drinkable.

O: not very impressed by this beer. On the bottle claims to be the best beer in St. Louis 2008… idk the people I was with liked it more then me, but i feel sorry for St. Louis if this was the best beer of 2008.

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Photo of centbeerfest
4.59/5  rDev +23.7%
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 bugaboo416
3.26/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

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Photo of PDXHops
2.11/5  rDev -43.1%
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.

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Photo of GossageBrewery
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured this American IPA from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. It poured a hazy aprioct and orange color. Produced a thin white head, average head retention and only slight amount of lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma as mostly a sweet mild malt base with a slight citrus and hop undertones. The taste of this AIPA is refreshing, crisp and easy to drink. Medieum in body, there is a malty base that gives way to a slighty bitter, citrus, and piney finish. Very easy to drink, very good session beer. Nothing to write home to mom about, but this is a great entry level IPA.

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Photo of emerge077
3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

New arrival at a local shop, revisiting this one.

Murky shade of brown, dark orange in the light. Sticky crown of lacing rings the edge. Retention is pretty good, as the surface layer never breaks during the first few sips.

Malty, caramel and some sweet orange citrus, only vaguely there. Mild pine and bready notes. Tastes very malty with bready caramel, specialty malts, grassy pine is muted but there also. Not much of an aftertaste, clean but little in the way of lasting flavor. Feel is mellow, average all around. Worth a try, but not earth-shattering. Needs some dialed-up hops to be an American IPA, this one swings towards the English IPA realm. Can't say this is much of a contender.

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5-Day IPA from O'Fallon Brewery
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