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5-Day IPA - O'Fallon Brewery

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5-Day IPA5-Day IPA

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Reviews: 266
Hads: 519
Avg: 3.72
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 8
Gots: 47 | 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 Shrews
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
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 -0.5%
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 -0.5%
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 +4.6%
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 -9.7%
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 -6.7%
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 -5.1%
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 -4.3%
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 +1.3%
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 -4.6%
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 -18.5%
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 -3.2%
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 -7.8%
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 -4%
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 +23.4%
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 -12.4%
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 -43.3%
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 -8.6%
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 -8.3%
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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Photo of jmvecchio1
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5 Day IPA pours out an orange-amber hue with a creamy off-white head. Thanks to the generous five day dry-hopping of Cascade and Glacier hops, the aroma off this beer is crisp, citrusy, piney, and I even get an herbal quality as well. On the first sip, 5 Day has a malty biscuity taste, but then quickly gives way to a piney hop bite. On the swallow you get a nice dry finish and then a citrus taste slowly creeps in. The beer was specifically designed to be a well balanced session IPA. O'Fallon certainly hit their mark on the beer because the drinkablity is outstanding.

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Photo of tripelhops
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured a out of a fresh bottle into a tulip glass. color is a golden gopper-orange and a finger of off-white foam on top fades quickly and leaves little lacing. Not a lot of strong aroma, just a bit of hops, non-citrus variety. Decent bitterness on the taste side and easy drinking, but a little lighter compared to a lot of other IPA's available these days, but still tasty.

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Photo of BigDRS
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - Color is a deep apricot/orange that is fairly hazy. Standard pour yields a beautiful eggshell colored two finger head that leaves a small film ... very little lacing.

Smell - Piney and sweet, with a good amount of orange/citrus notes.

Taste - Very clean tasting. There's a bit of pine in addition to a bitter citrus/orange quality.

Mouthfeel - A bit light/thin on the mouth. I was looking for this to be a bit more chewy and complex.

Overall - A fairly sessionable IPA given it's clean taste and easy mouthfeel. I could easily drink a few of these.

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Photo of DannyDan
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a nice yellowish-orange with a large white head that quickly disappears. Not much retention, very little lacing and good carbonation. The smell is a weak scent of some citrus and floral hops. The taste starts out with some grassy hops followed by some citrus taste and finishes off with some floral hops and a hint of pine.The taste is very balanced as nothing really stands out. It has no bad aftertaste. The mouthfeel is nice and creamy. Very Smooth and easy to drink. Not a bad IPA, but I'd prefer an Avery, Dark Horse Crooked Tree, High Seas Loose Cannon or Stone IPA any day over this one.

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Photo of GregBlatz
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy orange in color. Head drops to the surface and laces the glass a bit.

S - Biscuit malt and pine.

T - Hops dominate with resin and pine. Not the citrus variety. More of a Pacific Northwest IPA style. Relatively bitter and the malt is a bit mis-matched in this battle.

M - Full body with a hint of alcohol warmth. Medium carbonation. A little chewy and gritty.

Overall - A very good IPA from a brewery I haven't heard of up to this point.

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Photo of midwestbrewers
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Slightly orangeish with a thin white head. Nice carbonation. Not much lacing left on the glass.

S: Slightly citric and hoppy but with a strong sweet background.

T: Very smooth with the hop bite up front. Very nice bitter taste through the middle of the taste but nice and smooth finish on the end.

Good beer but not what I was expecting. I was ready for a much more aggressive brew, in smell and taste. The profile of this beer is great. Nice IPA characteristics, but not so bold that you couldn't try this one if your a drinker starting to indulge in IPA's. Middle of the road IPA for me. Great beer O'Fallon Brewery!!!

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