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5-Day IPA - O'Fallon Brewery

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5-Day IPA5-Day IPA

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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 7
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
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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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Ratings: 496 | Reviews: 261
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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.56/5  rDev -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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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Koufax21
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Photo of emmasdad
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
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.

Photo of DCon
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
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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3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
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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3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
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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4.59/5  rDev +25.1%
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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3.26/5  rDev -11.2%
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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2.11/5  rDev -42.5%
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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3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
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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3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
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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3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
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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5-Day IPA from O'Fallon Brewery
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