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5-Day IPA - O'Fallon Brewery

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Ratings: 484
Reviews: 258
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 7
Gots: 25 | 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:
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 ckaufman
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle into a shaped pint glass...

A: orange amber in color with a massive billowy three finger head that hangs on until all the beer is gone from the glass... and yet the head still lingers!!! Awesome retention down the sides of the glass.

S: Lots of hops here... strong citrus notes along with pine and a slight floral aroma. Some scent of the malts, but they are buried deep within the hop aroma.

T: Great tasting beer! The sweetness of the malts open on the palate only to be mauled by the strong, long lingering hop bitterness that follows. Again, citrus and pine play all over the tongue... and then come back for a little bit of overtime!

M: Nice full body... very sticky and viscous in the mouth.

D: Oh Yeah!!!

I like this beer a lot. Good solid example of an IPA... not west coast... not east coast... a hybrid of the two done perfectly well. Check this beer out when you get a chance!

Photo of gpogo
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy orange copper amber with small white head that quickly dissipated. A rather disappointing head.

A- A very perfume like citrus hop aroma.

T- Delicious citrusy hop flavor followed by sweet malt and a slight caramel malt flavor. Finishes with a bready taste.

M- Medium light mouthfeel with moderate-light carbonation. A bit more carbonation would have been nice. Quite refreshing for an IPA.

D- A very nice drinkable IPA, moreso than a west coast IPA/hop-bomb. I'd recommend this to someone looking for something slightly more hoppy than a pale ale, but not as devastating as other IPAs I've had.

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a sturdy head; nice lace shards, too

Smell: One of the more piney aromas I have smelled in a very long time; smells like a pine forest after a gentle rain

Taste: Displays its malty biscuit base up front, with a growing piney flavor developing by mid-palate when there is a bit of woody dryness that appears as well; after the swallow, a bit of citrus slips in but the predominant flavors are pine and biscuit

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Not my favorite flavor profile for an IPA and in a way, this is more English than American; nevertheless, it's a fine beer

Thanks, Vancer, for the opportunity

Photo of Bobo77
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at The Train Wreck in Westport Plaza. This trendy establishment's bartenders seemed to have little if any knowledge of beer beyond Bud Light. Aside from a couple of local wheat beers, this was the only non-BMC product carried.

I was served a golden tan colored, lightly carbonated beverage in a typical beer glass. It was served very cold, as I assumed it would be. Very little head, which I attribute more to the bartender than to the beer.

The aroma was a citrusy, floral mixture of lemon and grapefruit.

The taste was much like the smell. A hoppy, lemony, grapefruity extravaganza with some medicinal notes thrown in. Aftertaste of biscuit or bread crust made this a pleasant experience after the bitterness subsided.

All things considered I would say that this is a pretty drinkable IPA, which may be a problem for hop heads but is better for those that are just trying to get their feet wet in the world of heavy hopped beers. I think it was better at my wedding when I had this from the bottle, but considereing the selection at the Train Wreck, I was happy to see a familiar buddy on tap. Would have been better with some spicy food, but there wasn't much to be had at this particular establishment. Also, I tried drinking a wheat beer after this and couldn't really taste it since my tastebuds had been numbed by the power of the hops. Respect the hops.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Hwwty4 for this one.

Pours a foggy brownish amber with a thick crème head. Nose is faint perfumed, citric hops. Flavor is nice and meaty and robust. By just a touch it seems slightly amber ale in character, but the basic theme is the floral leafy and twig kind of thing. Feel is smooth on the liquid and the carbonation is a bit high with a very slight bite to it. Overall I think this is a nice brew. Perhaps I am being jaded as I appreciate this type of IPA. But I think it's nice and worth giving a shot. I'd definitely have more than one if I had the chance.

Photo of Bitterbill
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this bottle in a trade with russpowell. Thanks Russ!

This pours a hazy orange gold with a solid 1 finger head of foam. There's some good lacing and the foam is shrinking very slowly.

The smell is piney and citrusy and fruity and some malt sweetness. It's close to a balanced nose.

The taste has tghe pine there but not as large as the smell would suggest...there's a big bready malt presence here that's working well to balance the piney hops and I also get some lemon citrus that's adding some tartness to this IPA.

It has a light mouthfeel to it and it finishes with a nice blast of piney hops. This one is definitely all about the pine and the bread and is pretty easy drinking. My first sample from this brewery and I hope to try others.

Photo of jmmakare
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark golden orange with a one finger head and retains some lacing.

S: Some hops but not overwhelming. This particular bottle may have been a bit skunky.

T: A very well balanced IPA with some major hops while still allowing some malt flavor to come through.

M: Crisp and clean. It retains plenty of carbonation all the way through.

D: Easily drinkable. It does not numb the palate like some other IPA's.

Photo of Zadok
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice orange amber with a 1 and a half finger head with mild lacing.

First smell was reminiscent of a Christmas tree farm, heavy pine needles. Faint hops also made an appearance.

First couple swigs had a unique balance between hops and pine and then left you with a somewhat earthy aftertaste.

Smooth with mild carbonation and once again somewhat of an earthy feel.

Decent drinkability, nothing overly spectacular but could foresee having another.

Photo of Deuane
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Copper with a thin white head. Nice head retention that leaves spotty lace.

S-Light dry hopped aroma with a nice background of sweet caramel malt.

T-Tangy, citrusy hops with the underlying smoothness of sweet caramel malts. Nothing complex or shocking just a simple, solid American IPA.

M-Medium-light body with a nice sharp crispness and good, lingering bitterness.

D-Decent, nothing over the top here but acceptable. I am sure this one would be better and "pop" more on tap. I would like to search this out when in MO.

Photo of MOShepp
4.53/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Medium amber color with a two finger thick and frothy light tan head. Plenty of lacing.

Aromas of caramel, herbal hops and black pepper.

Big hops from start to finish. Tastes of pine, pepper, herbs and some malts that nip at the hops trying to balance it out, but the hops win big time. Great IPA.

Bold and fresh, a big mouthfull, I feel like I just climed an alpine mountain.

Photo of homebrewhawk
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a shaker pint. Appeared to be bottle conditioned. Poured an orangish gold with a thin fine bubbled head. Nice citrus hop aroma along with some caramel, toffee malt.
Definitely on the malty side of the spectrum. Medium bodied with decent amount of carbonation. Good amount of hop bitterness that really shows in the finish. The hops are fairly drying in the finish. This isn't a hop blockbuster, but very drinkable. Another example of why good, fresh, local beer rocks.

Photo of everetends
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle thanks to the ever giving Goliath. Poured into your standard shaker pint.

A: Poured a hazy amber/almost brown. Not expecting this but it looks great. When held to light the amber really comes out with heavy red hues. Got a good 1.5 inches of head that had decent retention, receeding to a top cap that left some sticky lacing.

S: Smell is of citrus and floral hops and maybe a touch of caramel malt. Simple but elegant.

T: Taste is of some floral and citrus hops, but the malt really comes in giving this a major backbone. There is an almost sweetness to this brew that has a touch of metallic due to the hops and malt combo. This is a pleasant metallic.

M: This is a light to medium bodied brew that finishes with a refreshing sense of clean, cool water. There is a slight bite of hops bitterness in the aftertaste. Great.

D: This beer is very refreshing thanks to its feel. You can't feel the 6% at all and it comes across as lighter in ABV. This beer is a great refreshing brew that still has some great flavor. It is not too complex but sometimes that works, just as it does here. Great beer.

Photo of 1thinmint
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The smell and upfront taste of flowery hops begins with a butterly finish. Good to medium mouthful that grew smoother as it neared room temperature. The appearance was of hazy amber with decent carbonation which ended with a bitterness that made a high drinkability. The nice abv carries well with strong taste of the plantlike hops. This is a solid IPA that does the job.

Photo of Goliath
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy dark amber color with some red hues. One inch of off-white head forms. Average retention and no lacing.

Nice aroma. Some citrus and slightly floral. Not much else going on.

The tatse is pretty nice. A good hoppiness showing some nice citrus tones. Well balanced with some caramel malt. Slightly metallic.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with perfect carbonation.

Drinkability is fairly high. Good flavors and low alcohol make this beer sessionable and easy to consume. A great local for sure.

Photo of CaptainIPA
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

P: Purchased as a 12 oz. single from Consumer Beverage. Not sure what happened during this IPA's five-day-run because, once opened, it literally exploded out of the bottle. Remainder poured, very carefully, into a pint glass.

A: Pours an unfiltered, honey orange amber with an impressive, off-white head with moderate retention.

S: Grapefruit and citrus hop musk with hints of butterscotch and biscuit.

T: Nicely hopped. Opens with grapefruit, pine oil and citrus rind over a caramelized malt base. Finishes with a touch of butter before turning bitter.

M: Medium-bodied, resinous and chewy with a low level of carbonation.

D: Well balanced and easy to drink.

Photo of Atron67
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

6.49 for an 8 pack mixer. hadn't had these before so figured what the hell, at that price why not.

A- poured a super cloudy copper with a off-white head with superb lacing all around. foggiest thing i've ever seen from an IPA, but who cares.

S- very piney and grassy and hoppy. light crystal malt underneath, smells tastey, but more on the single hop genre bend other than a complex blend.

T- much maltier than i was expecting. pretty solidly malty with a great rounded character on the bitterness which i wasnt expecting from the nose. the hoppiness is much more subtle than i was expecting, more balanced.pretty good, much better than i was expecting from the nose, which was good, but 1 sided.

M- full body, but not thick. medium carbonation.

D- pretty good, well enjoyed

Photo of garcia2a
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer poured a deep amber color, clear with light carbonation. A nice 1 finger, white, fluffy head slowly dissipated and laced nicely.

There is quite a bit of sweet, flowery hops and malt on the nose, with just a whisp of citrus zest. This translated well to the taste. The hops were light on the tongue, yielding to medium bodied malts and grains. One intersting oberservation was the citrus and the hops seem to get larger as the tasting progressed.

Mouthfeel is good, as this is a tasty yet very smooth beer. Excellent for a BBQ or a late night sipper.

Photo of Rzzzzz
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass, lookin' like a pint of IPA ought to: copper hue, slight haze, creamy sand colored head with the desired retention resulting in some nice lacework.

Piney, floral hops on the nose leading to a somewhat surprising initial maltiness on the palate. Then the hops takes over, providing a pleasant bitter finish.

I found the carbonation to be a bit aggressive initially, biting back to the point where it almost got in the way of the flavor. Towards the end of the glass it had mellowed some, however, leading to an overall feeling refreshment. Which I believe is the point.

Photo of gford217
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of STLStoutAddict poured into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy amber with a small off-white head that dissipates to wisps around the top and left a bit of lacing. Smell is a balance of sweet malts and citrus and pine. The hops are dominant but not overdone in the smell. The taste starts with a pop of bitter piney hops with some grapefruit which gives way to the malts before the hops leave a bit of bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel was medium with good carbonation and nice and sticky with pine resin. The drinkability is pretty high on this and it's a decent example of an AIPA.

Photo of cubbyswans
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a local beer for me, so I've been fortunate enough to be able to sample it from a bottle, and most recently from a 1/6 barrel that is in my kegerator at home right now. I picked it up on June 12, it's born on date is June 6th.

When I first had this out of a bottle, I wasn't very impressed compared to other IPA's, but for the price, it does find it's way into my refrigerator now and then.

Pours with a decent head and leaves some lacing on the glass

S: much better from the tap vs bottle. I get the smell of hops I expect from an IPA right away out of the tap version. Not so much from the bottle, and I am using the exact same snifter.

T: taste the hops in the first few mouthfulls

D: I had 3 last night, the last as good as the first.

Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden amber in color. A vigorous pour leads to two inches of bubbly head. Plenty of spotty lacing all over the glass. Smell is mostly all malts, but with a piney hop finish.
Taste is identical to the smell. Very big malt taste up front, then finishes with a piney hop bite. Not overly hopped, but enough in the finish to enjoy. Mostly bitter tasting in the end, moreso than juicy or grassy. Decent beer.

Photo of wabuson
4.22/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in around St. Louis. I found many bars offering this tap.

First impression was the beer looked beautiful. Wonderful amber color with a nice clean head with proper retention.

The smell and taste were both very impressive for a single IPA.
Big strong hop aroma with a wonderfully balanced finish. Not a lot of malt taste but the well balanced hops make up for that.

All in all a very well made IPA.

Photo of phergy
4.65/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

O'Fallon 5 Day IPA is another one of my Missouri favorites. It pours a nice dark amber with a creamy head that dissipates to a thin film leaving light lacing on the glass as consumed.

The nose is a nice and citrusy. It isn't overpowering, but it is definitely present from the time the bottle is opened.

The hops are present and the beer is bitter through the finish, but it doesn't linger much. There isn't much malt to it, but as an IPA that doesn't really bother me. It is an extremely drinkable beer.

Photo of RixBeer
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First off, you can smell this when the cap flies off.

Orange-amber with a lot of head, enough that I had to wait to finish pouring the beer. Ok now that the head settled and the rest was poured into the glass...The head sticks to every inch of the glass. WOW that's some sticking!

All I can smell is hops and wait was is that smell...o yeah hops.

Very smooth. ultra smooth. very light hop flavor. It's a very easy drinking beer. Is that because the hops are so light or because this is really that good? Not sure. but I like this beer as a pale ale but not as an IPA.

Light carbonation feel as the silky thick liquid slides down into my throat leaving a lingering flavor (but not an overwhelming hop flavor).

Super drinkable. Enjoy 6 or 12 or 24...this is a very easy to drink beer. Only my 2nd O'Fallon beer ever. Not bad at all.

Photo of johnnyirishman
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jhawkinmo for the chance to try this brew.

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Pint Glass.

Apperance- Poured a hazy orange color with fluffy white head and good retention.

Smell- Nice Floral hops in the nose.

Taste,Mouthfeel- Well balanced taste Hops vs. Malts. Very tasty and not overpowering.

Drinkability- Well done IPA, very tasty and balanced.

5-Day IPA from O'Fallon Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 484 ratings.