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5-Day IPA - O'Fallon Brewery

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5-Day IPA5-Day IPA

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Ratings: 461
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 6
Gots: 18 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2006)
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Photo of Jesse13713


3.68/5  rDev -0.3%

Appearance - Pours a dull orange and yellow with average carbonation. Not transparent at all. A very nice lacing with no head at all.

Smell - Slightly bitter with hints of citrus. There isn't much a hint of anything else at all.

Taste - Tastes of grapefruit and orange. It is quite yeasty with a smooth lemon tea finish. Tastes like tea with hops.

Mouthfeel - Iced tea with citrus.

Drinkability - Very pleasant to drink. I feel as if it is more of a summer beer.

Verdict - I really enjoyed the tea taste in this. The notes of citrus and grapefruit really added to it. It was very smooth for an IPA.

02-12-2011 04:36:01 | More by Jesse13713
Photo of Spiekerbox


3.48/5  rDev -5.7%

A- Orange-red with visible yeast in suspension, which I personally love to see. Head is somewhat small but thick and lingers, slightly off white in color and laces the glass well.

S- Not strong on the nose but hops are citrus are present.

T- Also not very strong but the hops are there, both citrus and floral. There is also a malty sweetness in there and a bit of the flavor from the yeast. Not all that bitter of a beer.

M- Medium body for an ipa, low to moderate carbonation. Somewhat creamy in the mouth with a little stickiness. No real alcohol presence, which is as expected from a 6% brew.

D- Not bad of a beer, definitely a sessionable IPA, though it is not my favorite either. I really do love to see yeast in suspension, especially from a smaller brewer, no reason to filter good beer.

01-20-2011 03:23:26 | More by Spiekerbox
Photo of Zundo


3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Appearance: A hazy orange honey body, you can see the yeast in there. One finger white head that leaves decent lacing.

Smell: A bit light on the nose, but grapefruit, orange and pine present.

Taste: You can taste the yeast a bit, a biscuity malt. There is a light pine, lemon, and grapefruit flavors from the hops. The smell doesn't do the taste justice in my opinion. This definitely have a uniqueness to it.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body. A bit carbonated. Has an oily finish.

Drinkability: There is a bit of bite at the end that could cause some to slow on this beverage. The alcohol is pretty sessionable and the flavor is good enough to keep drinking.

01-06-2011 05:11:22 | More by Zundo
Photo of GRG1313


2.7/5  rDev -26.8%

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.

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


3.58/5  rDev -3%

12 oz. bottle tried 4 Jul 2010. Served in a Brewbaker's shaker pint.

Medium sized yellowish head. Well carbonated. Somewhat cloudy, dark amber in color. Aroma is soapy, resiny. Flavor is a bit earthy, buttery and caramely. Some resin as well. Fairly sweet and malty throughout with jsut a touch of bitterness. Earthiness lingers. Finishes with a lemony tang. Medium sticky body. Alcohol not very noticeable.

Decent, even with the butteriness.

01-05-2011 21:42:40 | More by htomsirveaux
Photo of theboozecruise


3.45/5  rDev -6.5%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass... it's a hazy deep amber color with a finger worth of white head. Decent retention... good looking beer!

The smell is a little faint, but what's there is grapefruit hoppy.

The taste is similar... there's somewhere funny on the end that I can't place but it's not bad. It's not a bold IPA, but a decent one and really easy to drink.

12-23-2010 02:09:22 | More by theboozecruise
Photo of rrski198


3.7/5  rDev +0.3%

A: Very merky orange and yellow color. Small white head. Lots of bubbles. Nice lacing.

S: Spicy pine, minor booze smell. I do get a little bread behind the northwest hops.

T: Nicely balanced. Great malt back bone that really supports the hops. They are prominent, however, they don't leave the malt in the dust. This is a great representation of the style.

M: Light bodied, minus the higher carbonation. Flavor goes quickly but the hops stick around nicely. Not thick or oily.

D: Could be a nice session beer. Again, with the balance, this is a good representation of an american IPA.

12-04-2010 01:40:02 | More by rrski198
Photo of poofDaddy


4.08/5  rDev +10.6%

Appearance-Orange color, 1.5 finger head, medium head retention.

Smell- Nice citrus, slight veggie, but not unpleasant.

taste- Nicely balanced IPA, malty but not to sweet, Hoppy but not offensive. This is how some may say, an IPA should be.


Overall- I have looked past this bottle a couple times in the past month, but I'm happy that I finally bought one.

12-03-2010 00:19:59 | More by poofDaddy
Photo of stephens101


3.58/5  rDev -3%

Reddish orange in color with a fleeting tan head and minimal lacing. Subtle and typical citrus notes mixed in with some malts and a hint of vanilla to the nose. Taste of grapefruit and apples with mild bitter notes. A little orange peel chalkiness exists. Light to medium mouth-feel. Does this beer fall somewhere between PA and IPA land? Probably. Does that matter to me? Not really. This beer is what it is.

11-30-2010 00:43:54 | More by stephens101
Photo of jadejaws


3.63/5  rDev -1.6%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a standard unchilled beer glass.

Appearance: Copper hinting towards Tan. Look is very appealing with great carbonation and swirls of sediment that should be present in this style.

Smell: As expected for this style. Hop aroma present likely cascade hops.

Taste: Good overall IPA. Subtle hop/citrus aftertaste that would prevent me from making this a favorite. This taste was appealing at first but grew weary.

Mouthfeel: Like Pulp-free orange juice. Better carbonation than most but has an odd mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Good, but like I said the aftertaste is something that grew weary to me. It may appeal to some. I found the citrus to mix in a little bit too much with the hop bitterness my palate desires.

Overall: Good IPA. Would complement a fish very well. I don't think I would reach for this particular beer with a juicy steak though. Good beer overall, but just not something that I would deem worthy of the higher price microbrews demand. There are better representations of this style.

11-12-2010 05:11:46 | More by jadejaws
Photo of PTMcB


3.43/5  rDev -7%

A - Orangish with some decent head.

S - Citrus with some hops, but not a strong smell.

T - A pretty good and unique bitterness. Surprising form the smell. Some citrus and little to close to no hops.

M - Creamy!

D - Drinkability is pretty good! Definitely a beer I'll drink again, but I won't go out of my way.

11-07-2010 22:03:57 | More by PTMcB
Photo of plinythethirsty


4.4/5  rDev +19.2%

This is a light-bodied IPA with righteous hop chops. It smells citrusy -- grapefruit and orange -- and American hops assert themselves on tasting. They're not overwhelming and there's a malty balance that isn't too rich. It's IPA light -- great taste (ok, very good taste), less filling. Very sessionable -- I didn't pick up the alcohol esters until it warmed. Without any direct comparison, it reminded me of the Acme and Whitethawk IPAs.

11-04-2010 21:32:34 | More by plinythethirsty
Photo of WeisGuy

New York

3.58/5  rDev -3%

12oz bottle from Oliver T's in Grand Blanc

Pours a fairly hazy, bright golden color with a one-finger white head that forms a light lace. Aroma is predominantly grapefruit and lemon citrus hops with a nice caramel malt backbone. The taste is not super fresh, something tells me this bottle has been on the shelf for a bit (if the bottle had a date, I couldn't find it). Lightly bitter lemon hops are balanced by caramel and biscuit malt. Pretty well-balanced flavor overall, but not exactly what I'm looking for in an IPA. Alcohol is well-hidden. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation - middle of the road here. Mild alcohol warming on the balanced finish. Drinkability is a little above average, but I'm basing that on my previous experiences with the beer when it has evidently been fresher. This isn't one to get if you're looking for a hopbomb, even when fresh, but the flavor is nice and relatively balanced. Worth picking up a few bottles if you know a place that moves a decent amount of it.

11-02-2010 00:30:41 | More by WeisGuy
Photo of Lillenk


3.58/5  rDev -3%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Dark golden color slightly hazy.

Smells very nice with pots of hops on the nose and some citrus.

Taste was good but not as good as expected after the smell and not much lingering finish like most ipas.

Mouthfeel was good but not amazing but I could see myself drinking more than one.

10-08-2010 00:00:03 | More by Lillenk
Photo of BamaViper1


3.73/5  rDev +1.1%

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

The 5 Day IPA pours golden/caramel brown with an inch thick off-white head. This head does dissipate to form a "soap-bubble-filled film" over the top of the beer. There is minimal lacing.

The beer has hints of citrus in it's smell with maybe a little bit of banana, followed by the presence of hoppy grain and malt.

This beer tastes ok. Again hints of lemony citrus and grassy hops followed by a pleasant malty backbone.

The body of this beer is a little thin, but with moderate carbonation feels just fine.

This would be a great summer beer, easy to drink on a hot afternoon and not full bodied and hopped enough to make you get full or want to switch to a different beer.

Overall, O'Fallon's 5 Day IPA is an easy drinking beer with a slightly stronger than mild hop profile.

10-05-2010 06:07:09 | More by BamaViper1
Photo of StlHopHead77


3.95/5  rDev +7%

This is my second time trying an O'Fallon product.My first was far from memorable(Hemp Hop Rye).

A-Pours a hop hazy,iced tea,golden/brown with a
strong one finger,bone white crown that left considerable sudsy lacing.

S-Sharp,bright pine and ripe citrus(orange,tangelo) with a considerable malt presence in the nose.It almost had a fruitcake quality to it.Baked sugar,candied citrus and warm bread.

T-Big pine and moderate citrus with a really nice caramel malt backbone.Tangy and bitter but deceptively smooth with an underlying sweetness.

M-Medium bodied with a slick oiliness and clean, complementary flavors.Smooth and well-conceived.

D-Really good drinkability on this one.Best Missouri IPA I've had.

09-30-2010 14:50:13 | More by StlHopHead77
Photo of Chaney

District of Columbia

3.83/5  rDev +3.8%

This is my first O' Fallon product.

A: I pours a mildly cloudy amber color with about 1/2 inch head. Very consistent with my idea of the style.

S: Soothing filtered water smell, followed by a slight bit of mild citrus. Doesn't smell like it is going to be bitter.

T: Very unusual. It is EXTREMELY malty without much bitterness at all. If someone gave this to me blindfolded, I would have tagged it for a standard pale ale. Despite this minor quibble, I still find this one enjoyable for what it is. It has an aftertaste that is reminiscent of fresh cotton scent.

M: No bitterness, no over the top booziness, pleasant carbonation, and the dang thing is smooth as hell.

D: Within a day, I probably won't even remember this beer, but that doesn't mean I'm not enjoying it.

09-26-2010 02:05:09 | More by Chaney
Photo of AlCaponeJunior


3.95/5  rDev +7%

Copper and slightly cloudy with little head but some lacing.

You can smell the hoppy, piney, citrus smell you'd expect from an IPA.

Tastes very nice. Lightly piney, good hop profile, balanced citrus, lightly malted and floral.

Medium bodied with a good aftertaste. Not too bitter.

Quite drinkable. I'll buy again for sure.

09-20-2010 22:50:11 | More by AlCaponeJunior
Photo of nukem5


4.05/5  rDev +9.8%

A: Great copper orange glow with a wonderful cap of foam 1/2 inch.

S: Glorious humulus lupulus, mmm, floral and citrus.

T: Hops blast your tongue, and the citrus washes clean the taste buds.

M: Medium body light lacing with smooth silky feel.

D: I love the hoppiness of this beer and would like to be able to drink a few of these a day but there are more beers to seek out. This one is worth the search, one of the best tasting IPA's in my opion.

09-02-2010 01:58:46 | More by nukem5
Photo of CalhounJohn


4.1/5  rDev +11.1%

A good IPA. It's a little lighter than expected, but still an enjoyable drink. When I poured it, it was not as dark as a lot of other IPAs, but the aromas were definitely hoppy and "IPA like." The taste and mouthfeel were good, but not as bold as I like in an IPA.

08-26-2010 21:23:56 | More by CalhounJohn
Photo of TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%

Tasting notes from 8/18/10
Enjoyed on tap at Llywelyns Pub in St. Louis.

Poured a cloudy amber colour with small amount of white head.

Bitter citrus and floral hops evident in the nose with some sweet caramel malts evident but not dominant in the background.

The taste follows the nose - bitter citrus hops well balanced by some semi sweet malts. There are some floral notes to the hops too, but the citrus is more dominant. Well balanced

Light body, somewhat chewy. Lightly carbonated.

A good IPA.

08-23-2010 02:55:08 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Photo of John1985


3.6/5  rDev -2.4%

A - Nice amber color with quarter inch white head

S - Malty almost buttery aroma with some hops

T- Stong citusy hop flavor that goes to sweet malt with a smooth almost watery aftertaste.

M - medium bodied, but not heavy

D - very session-able, but not sure if this is a repeat purchase. Like most reviews I thinks this is more of an APA and very average at that.

08-19-2010 00:29:57 | More by John1985
Photo of krisandajt


3.53/5  rDev -4.3%

This brew comes courtesy of number1bum. Cheers Josh!

Appearance: Poured from the bottle, the beer is a deep amber color. Despite the rough pour, there's only about a half inch worth of bone white head floating on top of the brew. The retention is decent, and the lacing is soapy and runny.

Smell: Muted citrusy hops and a strong malt backbone. Jeez, I am having some bad luck with IPA's tonight...

Taste: The hops are a bit amped up here, but that is one helluva potent bit o' malt for an IPA. Not bad, but more like a pale ale than an IPA.

Mouthfeel: Nice medium body, but a bit lacking in carbonation.

Drinkability: An easy drinking beer, that's for sure. Not exactly what I'd reach for when I'm looking for an IPA, but a decent beer nonetheless.

08-07-2010 00:07:51 | More by krisandajt
Photo of number1bum


3.63/5  rDev -1.6%

Pours a cloudy orange amber color with a finger and a half of light beige head. Keeps just a thin lace, although it is pretty full. Leaves some patchy stick on the sides as well.

Smell has a very nice grapefruit aroma to it, pithy and juicy, with a touch of pine and some caramel sweetness as well.

Taste doesn't quite pack the same punch that the aroma did. There's some citrus flavor as well as some sweet orange, some caramel sweetness and a modest hop bitterness. It just seems a bit restrained for an IPA, though. I'd just like a tad more of everything; more bitterness, more citrus flavor, even more malt balance. Just seems slightly watery.

Mouthfeel is a medium body with good carbonation. Has a decent creaminess to it but again feels just a touch thin.

This isn't a bad IPA by any means, but it's not a standout either. A good IPA, but there are so may very good to great ones that I'm not sure this is very memorable.

08-02-2010 01:32:15 | More by number1bum
Photo of TheSarge


4.35/5  rDev +17.9%

Provides a small finger thick of off white head, a copper colored body with a bit of haze, and the head retains decently.

In the aroma there is a light floral and citrus fragrance with a hint of caramel.

Taste wise this is perfectly balanced between the grassy and citrusy hops, and malty caramel goodness

Mf is crisp and dry with a little bitterness hitting the back of the palate.

07-21-2010 00:24:43 | More by TheSarge
5-Day IPA from O'Fallon Brewery
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