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5-Day IPA - O'Fallon Brewery

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5-Day IPA5-Day IPA

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Ratings: 443
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | 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

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Photo of nukem5


4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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


4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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


3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

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


3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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


3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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


4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2010 00:24:43 | More by TheSarge
Photo of AleWatcher


2.95/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours an apricot bourbon color-- almost a light beige head. Forthy and foamy. some decent lacing forms in sheets but quickly heads back into the body. Great color.

Smells much maltier than expected. A sweet malt with a nice hop presence. I am hoping this is an English IPA-- this reminds me of something that Rock Bottom or Granite City would serve. There is a very little piney hop note.

Taste follows nose. Even if this were an EIPA, it isn't that great.

The drinkability is actually surprisingly high. I could session this one, though I would prefer something else.

The body is a little light of medium, but not in a good way-- it makes it seem watered down.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2010 04:48:40 | More by AleWatcher
Photo of deereless


3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Heavily carbonated off the first pour, minor activity visible in the beer, miniscule sediment is noticeable, light amber in color - 3.00, S: Nose is solidly in the malt arena with hops playing second fiddle, lots of caramel and a faint raisin-like sweetness, some hops in the background that offer a slight lemon zest - 3.00, T: Like the nose the palate seems to favor the malts rather than the hops, a touch roasty and with quite a bit of caramel, medium hop bite - but a little on the side of mild for an IPA, the hops do provide a soft citrus flavor - 3.25, M: A little sharp zing on the tongue, medium bodied - 3.50, D: A satisfactory IPA though a little too docile on the side of hops for my liking, up the American hops significantly and this would be closer to the range and all around more flavorful in my opinion - 3.50

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2010 22:33:38 | More by deereless
Photo of BamaBeerBuff

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark copper-like color with a good-sized off-white head. Some lace on the glass, but it's not too sticky or pervasive. A nice layer of froth remains atop throughout.

S: Fairly potent citrus aroma, some hints of pine, and a healthy dose of cracker-like malt. Not especially overpowering, and definitely a unique aroma.

T&M: Sweet and tangy with a nice dose of pine and grapefruit peel. Malt comes through, as well, with a sweet and bready presence midway through. Finish is rather short for an IPA, with a reprise of bitterness. Not a tongue lasher, but not devoid of all flavor, either. A balanced, less hoppy IPA. Body is medium, almost light for an IPA, with an average carbonation level. Feel isn't sticky or oily, very average.

D: One that can be enjoyed quite readily, for sure. Lighter body and flavor help things along in this regard. A good IPA for a session.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 00:04:20 | More by BamaBeerBuff
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


3.21/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Kind of a murkiness to this one, a little dark between orange and brown. Aroma is heavy on the wood, not a eminent hop presence.

Taste, a heavier ipa but without a hop assault. Balanced I guess, if that's what you're into in an ipa, a big malt presence to accompany some hops. Had a flow like cream ale, smooth. Some of the bitterness pops up downbottle, so that was an unexpected range to find in this beer. Cost seems relatively reasonable, which is pretty much a good summation of the entire experience with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2010 21:15:25 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of Freethyhops


4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a- a very bright orange amber color with great clarity. a nice moderate and persistent off white head. nice lacing.

s- really nice aroma here. a strong citrus presence with that little extra bite to it. paired with a some biscuit malts and light caramel.

t- the citrus influence is really drowned out in this one by a massive amount of bitterness and heavy breadiness. slightly piney and grassy. light caramel malts show their face as well.

m- a nice medium body but the seems a little on the high side.

d- a very smooth drinker. it really doesn't have any huge standout flavors, but a very hoppy brew that will hit any hopheads fix.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2010 20:49:51 | More by Freethyhops
Photo of bbkd3b


3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A: Foggy orange pour with a 1-finger head that disappeared after only a few moments. Great carbonation and good lacing.

S: Sweet smell mixed with a good hoppiness. Very intriguing and inviting. Doesn't overwhelm with bitterness.

T: Surprisingly mild hoppiness up front, but goes down with a bitter kick that reminds you it's an IPA. Balanced fairly well, and it tastes great on the tip of the tongue. Apply, almost.

M: Syrupy, and with great carbonation. Alcohol is hidden well, so it goes down easy.

D: First couple of drinks aren't the best, but it gets better as it goes along. Not bad.

Overall/notes: Pretty good IPA. Certainly easier-drinking than some of the sharper ones. The taste isn't quite what I'd like it to be, but overall, it's just solid. Nice affordability, so if you're in the area of distribution, it's definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2010 04:18:50 | More by bbkd3b
Photo of bnes09


3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hazy orange in color with some leftover yeast settled at the bottom of the bottle. Head is minimal with large bubbles making it look more like soda than beer.

Smell is spicy and full of hoppy goodness thanks to the dry-hop conditioning process.

Taste starts out a bit sweet with a touch of honey flavor. Then the hops come in with a citrusy and soapy flavor. A bit of orange and lemon rind come to mind. Malt is biscuity and sweet. Though the hop flavor is powerful upfront, it is somewhat short-lived which is disappointing.

Light to medium-bodied and lighter than most IPAs I've tried. Finish is clean and a bit dry.

Goes down easy due to the lighter body and short-lived bitterness. Its a descent brew but sub-par for an IPA in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2010 04:21:46 | More by bnes09
Photo of Brenden


4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviews for this one are all over the place. Here's my take on it, if you care.

The color is a deep amber gold verging on an amber-orange with a bit of haze to it. A nice fluffy head formed at a few fingers, stuck around for the entire time, and left lots of patchy lacing. Activity is lively the whole way through.
A nice citrus hops note is most evident with an earthy light pine resin hops note as well. Sturdy and pleasant, this is very much the standard for an IPA. It's not overly complex, and there's not a huge load of hops that blows this one up. There is, however, a nice caramel malt balance to a good hops bouquet.
The taste follows suit exactly, an earthy presence coming through underneath and the caramel malt never fading to balance prominent citrus and pine hops flavors. The finish is strong.
A good mix of crisp and smooth with a medium body and the right amount of carbonation round out a pleasant drinking experience.
This one's quite drinkable with plenty of character. I'd say it's deserving of whatever small-time award it's won.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2010 19:13:50 | More by Brenden
Photo of BeardFacePhD


3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Poured a hazy burnt orange with a thin cream colored head that dissipated rather quickly. Some particulates matter.

S - Sweet and piny.

T - Subtle bitterness with a sweeter malty finish.

M - Flavor dissipated a little too quickly. Nicely carbonated.

D - Definitely more of a session beer than bolder IPA's.

Overall a nice drinkable beer. Could use a little more flavor in the back end.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2010 22:22:51 | More by BeardFacePhD
Photo of Josievan


3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Ah, I love that robust burnt orange color of IPAs. The head on 5 Day IPA is nice and tall, even if it does dwindle quickly.

Smell: Hops are definitely what tingle the nostrils. Yep, it's sharp and spicy hops all the way.

Taste: The hops get toned down a bit for the taste. Here, toasty malt makes an appearance. There's still plenty of those juicy green suckers to be found. These hops are well-integrated into the overall flavor profile, producing little bitterness.

Mouthfeel: The body is a tad light, but that's made up for by the beer's smooth, clean finish.

Drinkability: It's a shame there's only two bottles of 5 Day in the sampler 8-pack I bought. A couple BAs could polish off a six-pack of this stuff in a couple hours quite easily.

Notes: The O'Fallon Brewery sure does one thing right, and it's aptly naming their beers. Their Pumpkin Ale tastes more like pumpkin than any other I've encountered. Their Cherry Chocolate beer tastes literally like its name. It's natural then that 5 Day IPA tastes like a proto-typical IPA, in a good way. I'm not a huge hophead, so what I look for in an IPA is maltiness, balance, and drinkability. 5 Day succeeds on all those counts. It's a dandy little IPA I may return to.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2010 21:22:43 | More by Josievan
Photo of sixerofelixir


4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After a local grocery store started stocking some O'Fallon singles, I've sampled every one. So far, this is my favorite.

Pours a clouded amber gold with an off-white, sticky, layered head. Smell is upfront, super sweet pine, with skunk hiding in wait. Bright and crisp nose, a little fruity. First taste hits the tongue with a bitter-to-sour-to sweet finish that gently lays down back with the hops. All the while with the calming medium of toasted bread. Great mouthfeel, nicely complex without overdoing any one characteristic. Head lasted all the way until the last sip! Could drink it all day. Excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2010 02:40:13 | More by sixerofelixir
Photo of quasimoto


2.88/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Piney Citrusy aromas start The nose, but are backed up by some musty paper aromas. The flavor of hops combat a grainy woodsy taste across the tongue. Doesnt dry out and leaves a creamy malty- musty flavor as it leaves. The mouth feel is rather heavy, and sticks around on the tongue.
Overall, it is an alright IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2010 22:28:42 | More by quasimoto
Photo of soju6


3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It has an orange color with an decent head. The aroma has a citrus fragrance but not overpowering. The taste was slightly bitter but enjoyable. It had a creamy texture and was easy going down. This brew is good for 1-2 when kicking back or relaxing after a long day.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2010 11:54:26 | More by soju6
Photo of jsh420


3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours hazy copper orange with a 1 finger head that left spotted lacing

smells of citrus a little pine and carmel malts

taste - this is a very balanced ipa - so if you are looking for a hop bomb move along

mouthfeel is on the heavy side for an ipa - carbonation is good and has a nice creamy finish

drinkability is good - with this beer being so balanced you can drink a few without destroying you tastebuds

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2010 01:27:43 | More by jsh420
Photo of hosehead83


4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a standard pint glass
Cloudy, orange/amber in color, with a big 2 inch head of foam
Aroma-Fragrant, citrussy hops
Taste-Juicy citrus and hops, snappy with a grapefruit-rind finish
Overall, nothing to blow your doors off, just a lively, tasty brew that would make a fine "everyday" IPA to keep in the fridge

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2010 14:38:22 | More by hosehead83
Photo of DavoleBomb


3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

3.0 A: Hazy medium orange color. One finger of off white head that falls quickly and leaves minimal lacing.

3.5 S: Citrus and pine hops. Touch of crystal malt sweetness and a touch of yeastiness.

3.5 T: Not as bitter as I would have hoped. Citrus hop flavor along with some pine. Neutral maltiness. Decent, but only decent.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good carbonation. Could be creamier.

4.0 D: Goes down really well. Not sure I'd want more than a couple though, especially if better options exist.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2010 00:09:16 | More by DavoleBomb
Photo of xsists


3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Amber color with a finger sized head that sticks around for quite some time.

S - Fruity and citrusy hopiness

T - Roasty taste with an overcasting taste of oranges.

M - Very light feel with a noticeable sting in the back of the throat.

D - I could drink this all day but due to the lack of flavor, I will not.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2010 21:44:45 | More by xsists
Photo of drizzam


3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to my good BA buddy Jdostal for this Christmas gift!

A - Poured from the brown bottle into a clear pint glass. The body of this brew is a minutely hazy amber color with a decent eggshell white foamy one finger head. Head retention is excellent and a generous smattering of lace was left down the inside of my glass.

S - Smells like an IPA...Citrus hops dominate the nose with an afterthought of sweet malt in the background. It actually seemed more aromatic straight out of the bottle, and as it warmed the aroma seemed to subside a bit.

T & M - Hops and malt play well together for a decently balanced brew (albeit, maybe a little light on the hop end). The hops are not nearly as bitter as I would have expected from the aroma, but they are there. Fairly light bodied and finishes dry with just a slight hop aftertaste. A moderate carbonation presents itself in the mouthfeel.

D - This is by no means a hop bomb...the hops balance out with the malt well, but it wouldn't hurt if this one was a little hoppier. It was enjoyable though and this is one I could stock in my fridge to go with meals or enjoy after mountain biking. You'll likely be disappointed if you're a hop-head though.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2010 21:14:27 | More by drizzam
5-Day IPA from O'Fallon Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.