5-Day IPA - O'Fallon Brewery
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3.75/5 rDev +1.6%
12 oz brown longneck poured into my Sam Adams glass. The beer is a hazy bronze with an extremely dense meringue like head. It leaves rings of lacing.
Citrus and pine aroma with a trace of caramel in the background.
The beer is pleasantly bitter with strong pine resin notes. Given the smell, I thought it may be slightly sweet, but the beer borders on the sour end of the IPA spectrum. A bit one sided, but in the best way.
The mouth is pleasantly oily. This is an easy drinker, I would like to see a bit better balance, but that is a minor quibble.
04-25-2008 00:41:08 | More by Redrover
3.68/5 rDev -0.3%
5 Day pours a deep orangey color with some golden highlights, and a nice, fluffy, white lid.
The nose is mild and hoppy. Piney and lemony citrus hops mostly, with some caramel sweetness backing them up.
Light-medium in body with lots of fine, softly cushioning, carbonation. The flavor is fairly light and mimics the nose well. It is quite balanced between a lemony-pine hop sourness and caramel malt sweetness. Bitterness is very light, bordering on non-existent.
5 Day is a fairly light, yet pleasant IPA that won't blow your doors off, but is still has some good qualities to it. Not bad at all.
03-29-2008 04:23:10 | More by Slynger
3.73/5 rDev +1.1%
12oz bottle received via trade with czoch75
A: Orange pour with a frothy off-white head that recedes leaving sticky lace. Quite nice!
S: Pine and grapefruit with a hints of orange and floral notes. Definitely astringent with the malts not very prominent
T: Pine and grapefruit upfront that fades rather quickly to a moderate malt backbone that isn't quite there long enough. The finish is dry and bitter that makes you want more. Just a little thin on the feel, though.
M: Good but a little overcarbonated.
D: Pretty easy drinking, I could easily throw back a couple
03-28-2008 04:29:29 | More by DefenCorps
3.83/5 rDev +3.8%
Appears amber with a thin white head with a top ring of lacing. Big resinous, earthy, grapefruit hops in the aroma. We're talking big aroma here. The flavor, however, doesn't quite stack up. It could almost be mistaken for a hoppy pale ale. The bitterness is medium, and the mouthfeel is a but thin. There's a lingering bitterness, but nothing major. I will say it makes for a decent session IPA. But the aftertaste holds it back from being great. It's sort of a dry and bitter mix of crystal malt with citrus rind. Basically it needs more hops. The dry-hopping makes for a killer aroma, but the rest of the beer can't quite match that intensity. That said, it's still a very nice beer. Cheers.
03-28-2008 03:46:34 | More by tempest
4.47/5 rDev +21.1%
Appears a hazy orange, with a creamy white head and decent lacing. Smells of oranges and grapefruit, a little pine. A good deal of hops, but a nice malt back bone to support it, well balanced all the way through, after taste is nice as well, leaves apple taste lingering. Mouthfeel is right for an IPA, maybe a tad too much carbonation, This probably won't be my last 5-day, It doesn't quite blow me away like Furious did, but still a very fine beer from O'Fallon, nice job.
03-13-2008 01:10:56 | More by brewgetter
3.98/5 rDev +7.9%
A - cloudy amber brew with a nice white head
S - Yes, it's an american ipa - citric hops with a light undertone of grainy malts.
T - Nice citric hops, modest bitterness, light biscuit / grainy malts under it all.
M - Medium bodied, nicely carbonated, crisp finish.
D - A good IPA, drinks nice and complimented my dinner (salad with chicken and sesame ginger salad dressing)
03-11-2008 13:57:29 | More by barleywinebrewer
3.58/5 rDev -3%
12 oz bottle.
Crystal clear, bright amber, with an enormous, frothy off-white head. Citrus aroma hits the nasal passages and you can tell they dumped their fair share of hops into this one.
Toasted grain & slightly musty pale malts round out the flavor, with the hops showcasing a nice lingering bitterness. Certainly gave me my hop fix for the day..apparently they use four different hop varieties in this, and I can believe it.
Only shortfall for me was that I like a little more body to my IPAs, as this one is medium-bodied at best. That being said, it's gotta be one of the easiest drinking IPAs out there, not harsh at all..kinda like a mutt offspring of an IPA & a standard APA.
Some of O'Fallon's beers have missed the mark for me, but this one is worth trying.
03-10-2008 04:01:37 | More by hero27
3.63/5 rDev -1.6%
(With apologies in advance for my relative inexpertise.)
My overall impression of this one is that it's a pleasant but uninspiring brew. I bought a sixer of it sight unseen from a convenience-store type of place, and assumed from the wise use of a full box to keep out light that it was something special.
I'm slightly disappointed. As I say, there's nothing really wrong with it -- it's quite, quite sessionable -- but, to be frank, it's overpriced. I paid over $10 for the six-pack, and expected something a little bit more exciting.
The color's sort of interesting. It was both paler and more opaque than I usually associate with this variety; looking almost like wheat beer. It's a simple beer, both aromatically and on the palate proper. It's odd that a beer whose packaging touts its hops should be so mild (almost bland, really) in character. It's pleasingly bitter, but I didn't detect much else happening in there.
Damning this beer with faint praise may be a trifle unfair. It's very drinkable, and there's nothing actually wrong with the way it tastes. You could (and, oh brother, I have) do much worse. But if I had to use one word to describe this beer, it would be "underwhelming."
03-09-2008 03:14:36 | More by phunknerd
3.95/5 rDev +7%
Vancer threw this in as an extra in our latest trade. A soapy ivory head grows to one finger on the pour and falls to a respectable crown, becoming creamy and leaving some patchy lacing. All this sits atop a setting sun orange of a body with sheets of carbonation bubbles rising to the head and keeping it supplied.
The aroma brings a welcomed array of hoppiness albeit a little faint. The hops bring the sensation of freshness when lemon greets the nose, there's a squeeze of orange in there as well. The backend brings a mild grassiness when I dig in deep. There are some malts fighting through that are pale and add sweetness to the citric hoppiness.
Flavor is exactly what the nose suggested. More hops were used for the aroma and in dry hopping than for bittering. The pale malt sweetness lingers throughout and, when combined with the lemon and orange rinds, adds a candied rind characteristic I find myself enjoying quite a bit.
The body is on the lighter side of moderate and could actually use a little more "oomph". Smooth on its way through with a dry finish and mild bitterness (IPA standards).
This is an incredibly easy drinking IPA and I think the drinkability is its biggest strength. The lighter body and candied rind hoppiness make it a beer that would be easily sessionable. As a matter of fact 5 Day is so drinkable I had to put myself in check so I had enough left to finish the review.
A solid, enjoyable, easy drinking IPA from O'Fallon. I wouldn't hesitate picking this up to enjoy a few in a more social situation.
02-28-2008 01:54:04 | More by joe1510
4.1/5 rDev +11.1%
Two fingers of white head top an amber body. Ample hops and fruit accost the nose, though the smell is standard fare for IPA--nothing here to indicate mind-blowing hop content. The taste confirms this, which is fine. Not every IPA should require one to shave the tongue upon completion. 5 Day is a good, solid IPA--well-hopped but smooth in texture, ample fruit in orange peel and apple, slightly bitter finish. Delicious.
The first beverage I've tried from O'Fallon, 5 Day is unspectacular but good, a fine IPA well worth grabbing. Refreshing and solid.
02-26-2008 03:11:33 | More by Gehrig
3.6/5 rDev -2.4%
12oz. brown bottle, purchased at Party Source, poured into a pint. No dating.
A: Pours a nice sunset amber with decent visibility. Maybe 1 finger worth of off white head forms and has some retention. Some patchy lacing throughout.
S: Floral and citrusy. A bit more orange than normal. Sweet malt notes in the back.
T/M: Bitterness is way too controlled. Nearly APA status. More of the floral hops with enough citrus makes up the first half, while a lightly sweet and clean malt brings up the rear. Finish is very lightly dry with nearly no bitterness, again. Body is moderate as well as the carbonation.
D: If they would have called this an APA, I think I would have given better marks. However, it lacks in the area that IPA's shine.. HOPS! This would make a great sessioning APA, though... And at $9 a 12pack, you can't beat that.
02-25-2008 00:29:18 | More by pwoods
4.1/5 rDev +11.1%
Pours ruby orange with a big pillowy marshmellow head. Smells certainly cascade citrus. Big grapefruit followed by some buscuity sweet bread. Taste is grapefruit all the way, marginally balanced by some sweet shortbread upfront. Hints of sweet red apple, and fresh orange juice picked up in the middle. Mouthfeel is solid, sticky, and a wonderfully floral aftertaste that lingers. Leaves patches of bubble footprints across the glass. Carbonation is spot on. Very enjoyable.
THanks mizzoueng for the opportunity. Wonderful brew out of MO.
02-23-2008 02:43:16 | More by RickSawyer
3.33/5 rDev -9.8%
Thanks to autumnaldave for yet another awesome extra!
Pours a cloudy amber/orange color with a great sized head and a good amount of lacing.
Smell is dominated by the hops, decent citrus aroma but not too strong, bit piney.
Taste has a slight bitterness from the hops but it quite subdued, probably because of the balance from the malt, creamy and crisp mouthfeel, taste is a a bit light though and for an IPA it doesn't have that good kick.
02-22-2008 01:20:03 | More by deltatauhobbit
4.13/5 rDev +11.9%
12 ounce bottle. Served in a Sam Adams BL glass, the beer pours an amber/orange color with an inch frothy off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both very good. Aroma is mostly citrus (grapefruit) and pine hops, along with some caramel and biscuity malt. Taste is the same as the aroma, but there's more balance between the hops and malt compared to the aroma where the hops are stronger. Finishes nice and bitter but the aftertaste doesn't linger around too long. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it has a good oily and creamy feel. Drinkability is pretty good, it's smooth, enjoyable and sessionable too. Very easy to drink. Overall I think this is a good example of an American IPA. I'd definitely buy this again.
02-17-2008 00:29:34 | More by bluejacket74
4.15/5 rDev +12.5%
This comes in a nice cardboard box. Pours a beautiful dark brown orange color. The head is beautiful with large bubbles and this stays around. One of the best heads and lace package I have ever seen.
This has a nice citrus oil and floral blend.
The taste is less citrus and a little on the malty side. This is a beautiful blend of malt and citrus. Less grapefruity than many other IPA but the citrus is there.
Mouth feel is nice and smooth with a dry finish. Not a lot of carbonated bite but there is enough. Drinkability is great. ABV is good.
02-12-2008 03:07:21 | More by daledeee
4.05/5 rDev +9.8%
A-Poured smoothly forming 1-finger head that lingered about 2 minutes, leaving behind decent lacing. Robe is a slightly clouded orange-pink.
S-Hops w/citrus tones, pineapple, honey, and a hint of pine resin.
T-Initial attack is fruity w/hops, with sweet pink grapefruit and honey taking center stage mid-palate, and a clean, slightly bitter finish smoothed out by sweet lingering overtones of orange.
M-Light-to-medium body with great bitter-sweet balance, pleasant carbonation that peaks the flavors leading up to the finish.
D-I really enjoyed this one. It's refreshing and harmonious, and a good accompaniment for the Simpson's movie.
01-29-2008 18:23:32 | More by BoitSansSoif
4/5 rDev +8.4%
12 oz bottle pours a hazed amber body with a tall offwhite head. Excellent retention eventually gives way to lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is all hops, with grapefruit, pine, and grass Body is medium, well carbonated with a hops bite. Taste has an assertive hops bitterness that is grassy and citrus rind in nature. There is also a pine edge. Malt presence is understated, serving up just enough caramel sweetness to offer some balance. Finishes dry and bitter, an excellent American IPA. Very well crafted.
01-14-2008 14:09:29 | More by merlin48
4.33/5 rDev +17.3%
Looks lke a very deep oak, amber, orange hue. Lots of bubbles and a sturdy, bread dough head, and lots of lacing, makes this one great looking IPA. Lots of muted pine and hop resin coated malts permeate, but don't overpower the nose. The taste is just as mild, but very good in its relative mildness. Mild pine, flowers, and citrus mix with the malty goodness of this beer. Very smooth and medium bodied Great sessionable beer. Had this one with some sharp cheddar.
01-13-2008 04:39:12 | More by scruffwhor
3.95/5 rDev +7%
On tap served in a pint glass.
A = Clear copper, amber color with one finger of white head, small bubbles and very good head retention, very good lacing.
S = Strong citrus hops scents especially of grapfruit and lemons. Light malt scents float through but this is pretty much a hops delight.
T = Great hops flavors of both citrus and pine, rounded malt flavors mid-palate, with hops bitterness reappearing in a long dry, bitter finish.
M = Medium bodied, frothy, pleasing carbonation, medium mouth coating.
D = Good IPA, very drinkable, a fresh hoppy IPA.
01-09-2008 03:07:51 | More by Traquairlover
3.88/5 rDev +5.1%
12 oz brown bottle with no clear freshness info.
O'fallon's IPA is dry-hopped for 5 days, hence the name.
a: Cloudy orange copper with a thick off-white head that displays good retention.
s: Caramel hops and citrus hops, grapefruit in particular.
Smells good, similar to most American IPAs.
t: Slightly sweet biscuity malt provide some balance to this citrusy IPA. Has standard grassy, piney flavors. Not too bitter, pretty tasty.
m: A bit thin, carbonation is high.
d: Alcohol is well masked, nice hop flavor without excessive bitterness, crisp mouthfeel.
A nice IPA that's great for the price.
12-26-2007 22:47:10 | More by BradLikesBrew
3.95/5 rDev +7%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass the liquid is dark and slightly hazey, rubby-orange, with ok carbonation. The head is small, white and leaves some lace, pretty good looking for the most part.
The smell is quite good, it is floral and fruity with a bit of pine going on.
The taste is mostly floral, with some pine. The malt is taking a back seat from the get go.
The mouthfeel is thin and kinda soda pop like. it kind of takes away from what would have been a better brew.
The drinkability is good but could be much better should the malt be bigger.
A big thanks to Vancer for this brew, Prosit MK
12-19-2007 23:21:02 | More by MuenchenerKindl
4/5 rDev +8.4%
This pours a dark gold with an off-white head that lingers for a bit. Smells like a freshly chopped piece of pine.
Tastes of Northwest hops, mainly a grapefruit and piney flavor. I'm not an all-out hophead, so this is just right. Has a little bit of a grainy texture but not too much.
Definitely fits a hophead's expectations, but is laid back enough for your normal drinker. O'Fallon has definitely done well with this beer and capitalized on the IPA market in St. Louis.
12-18-2007 04:12:02 | More by stagman
4.7/5 rDev +27.4%
This is the IPA I've been waiting for to fill the niche left open by the departure of Alpha King and Two Hearted from the state of Iowa. I'm just sorry that I only picked up a single bottle instead of a 6pk or a case. I'll definitely rectify that next time I make a beer purchase.
The beer pours to a great amber color with a bit of a coppery hue. Great clarity. Carbonation is good, supporting a nice sized head. Retention is alright, but the head eventually falls to a film after a few minutes. Lacing is fairly weak for a hoppy beer.
The smell is great. Shows off some very pine resinous and fruity aromas. A very subtle biscuity malt lies underneath. This is something that is usually either over-done or completely non-existent in an IPA, and very few beers really get the balance right. Well... this one has got it right.
Same goes for the taste. It has a huge juicy hops flavor, but a very nice malt base to keep it honest. Just the perfect amount of bitterness. The only qualm I have is that it maybe just a tad bit grassy, but this is insignificant in the big picture.
The mouthfeel is great. Fairly light in body with a great crispness. Great bitterness. No alcohol flavor. Very, very highly drinkable. Highly recommended.
And as a bonus to anybody reading, I have only recently discovered the wonderful combination of premium tequilla drank side by side with a premium IPA. Try sipping off a couple ounces of Don Julio Anejo to go with your pint of 5 Day IPA. Great combo, for after you have properly reviewed the beer on its own, of course.
11-29-2007 05:01:15 | More by neonbrown82
3.88/5 rDev +5.1%
Undated 12 oz bottle
A - Pours a brown color with a light amount of head that doesn't stick around. Is fairly clear.
S - Another hoppy beer I can smell from sitting beside me. A pleasing citrus hop aroma - which rolls to a malt character.
T - This has hops flavor out of the gate. Strong. But not overbearing. Finishes with the sweet malt.
M - Has very little carbonation in the mouthfeel. Very smooth and creamy. Does have a fair amount of body.
D - A good drinking beer. Not at all filling. Very easy to drink.
This one reminds me of DFH 60 alot. Has that similar balance of malt and hops. Overall, a good beer.
11-16-2007 05:31:07 | More by katan
4.13/5 rDev +11.9%
Hazy, muted orange color. Considerable hop aroma-grapefruit and fresh cut grass. Big burst of hop flavor without being harsh or overly bitter. Great maltiness to it as well. Nice, slick and resiny mouthfeel. Very drinkable and enjoyable. US IPAs tend to run together for me-this one certainly stands out.
11-12-2007 02:20:58 | More by lackenhauser
5-Day IPA from O'Fallon Brewery
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