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5-Day IPA - O'Fallon Brewery

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478 Ratings
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Ratings: 478
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 7
Gots: 21 | 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 brewdlyhooked13
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - a cloudy, dirty orange with lots of foamage...up and over!! Not too much though, four fingers worth and then over the top. Recedes back with a big eraser-like plug in the center that never goes away. Lots of bubbly lace in the wake.

Aroma - plenty of grapefruit and pine, good resilience.

Taste - mostly pine. Some light citrus but it's resiny, grapefruity. I pick up the malt side better after some palate adjustment. A little bit of biscuit to provide some needed balance. A little soapy at times but overall quite a tasty IPA.

Mouthfeel - some thinness here isn't all bad but would bolster the flavor were it meatier. Not much smoothness but again not a total miss. Carbonation is average.

Drinkability - a quality IPA beer worthy of a session.

brewdlyhooked13, Sep 21, 2007
Photo of cokes
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden hued sporting a fluffy bone-colored head.
Nose of sprucey, resinous hops exclusively, and not at the volume to make this remarkable.
Enters the mouth with a caramelized grain notion that meanders toward honey and apple. It turns a bit disjointed and burnt just prior to the hop hit. They hammer in ganjafied resin, and pine cones, and grapefruit peelings, and flower petals. Gin-like alcohol vapors take their place on the close, and provide further bitterness. It comes across as fairly boozey despite its mild level of strength.
It carries a sticky yet oily medium body that befits the style with a lowly carbonation level.
In some ways, this does everything it should to be a standout IPA. But it's not. While no specific flaw stands out, taste-wise, it just doesn't ultimately cohere and thus it sticks in the middle of the road.

cokes, Sep 18, 2007
Photo of orbitalr0x
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle picked up on a recent trip to St. Louis. Pours into my glass an amber/orange hue with a hefty inch of creamy white head on top that leaves a bit of lacing on the way down. Aromas begin with lightly toasted, caramelized biscuit malt along with a nice punch of hops. Floral, herbal and lightly citrusy. Nice.

First sip brings a mellow caramel malt upfront that has a biscuit quality to it as well. Floral hop flavors move in that have a nice herbal/citric edge as well. Flows down with a nice bitterness, but the beer gets a bit astringent in the end as well.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of fast moving carbonation. It kinda gets to be a bit too much, but I could still sit down to a few. Overall, not a bad IPA, but it doesn't really grab me. I'll stick to the Smoked Porter and get my IPA fill elsewhere.

orbitalr0x, Sep 18, 2007
Photo of genog
4.28/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a reddish orange type of color with a creamy, thick, frothy tanish color head that builds up so thick and out of the glass. I had to wait and pour about three different times before I could fill this 12 oz glass. Smell is of earthy and Piney hops. Taste is delicious with the earthy hops followed by a deliciously rich malty backbone. Moutfeeling is creamy and full.

This was a bonus beer and I forget who it was from, but thank you so much for a great brew!!

genog, Sep 15, 2007
Photo of Wasatch
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jpm30 and bort11 for this brew.

One bottle has the same label as the pic the other not. I'm reviewing the bottle with the same label as the pic.

Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange color, nice carbonation, nice huge two-finger creamy off-white head, lots of sticky lacing to follow. The nose is more on the malt side, some hops, grapefruit, slight pine, and caramel. The taste is malty, slightly hoppy, nice little sweetness thrown in, and some caramel. The finish is dry and slightly bitter. Not much chewyness to this one. Medium body. Drinkable, not a bad IPA, but have had better. Maybe the other bottle is fresher/hoppier.

Wasatch, Sep 14, 2007
Photo of russpowell
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cheers to BARLEYWINEO for this'un:

Pours amber/caramel with 4+ fingers of fluffed up creamy head. Excellent head retention & above average lacing

S: Citrus & piney hops

T: Piney, dry & a little caramel up front. Some faint breadyness & grapefruitty hops as this warms. Finishes crisp and hoppy

MF: Medium-bodied with low carbonation, needs more malt for balance

Drinks good for the abv, a pretty good, not great AIPA IMO. Just a little too simple for my tastes

russpowell, Aug 29, 2007
Photo of bort11
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. Tall white frothy head that leaves minimal lacing. Color is a dark amber orange, good amount of carbonation activity.
Smell has a sharp resiny hops aroma. A bit floral and piney. The hops in the taste is not as strong as I would have expected based on the smell. Still nicely balanced. A bit peppery in the finish.
Mouthfeel is slightly oily and slick. A creamy carbonation on the palette.
This is a pretty nice session IPA

bort11, Aug 21, 2007
Photo of etenbus
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my first O'Fallon beer and I am pleased.

Appearance: I poured the burnt orange-colored IPA into my Ron Jon pint glass. It verges on being too dark for an IPA, perhaps having the coloring of an amber. The head mushroomed nicely but disappeared rather quickly.

Aroma: Wow. This is a hophead's dream. Very fresh hops smell strongly of citrus. After the hop A-bomb, I smell orange marmalade, Earl Grey tea, maybe some apricots, and some sweetness--that reflecting the malt in there somewhere.

Taste: The bitterness covers the tongue side to side. The hops dominate, as one would expect from the aroma. There is not the balance of malt--a backbone so to speak--that so many beer advocates like with a highly hopped beer. That's ok. The flavor could use a little malt, biscuit, flavor to wipe up some of the hops, however.

Mouthfeel: It's fine. Medium body. Goes down easily.

Drinability: Usually an IPA with malt backbone means that these highly-hopped IPAs run to the 7-8% ABV side of things. I prefer an IPA that one can enjoy session style. If you want to produce an Imperial IPA, then run the ABV up to 8-9%. Otherwise, keep it in the sessionable 5-6% range. I digress. Schlafly's new IPA has too much alcohol. I like this one better. I'll have another.

etenbus, Aug 12, 2007
Photo of akorsak
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to tangfoot and the I Want That BIF for this 12 oz bottle.

A: The IPA is a hazy orange color, so hazy that when light shines through a color that reminds me of ginger (at its lightest) and chutney (at its darkest). The head has left an admirable ring of lace in the glass.

S: Don't drink this ale cold, the hop aroma is nonexistent until the ale warms. As it warms, grapefruit and pineapple aromas emerge, creating a swirling big nose. Please, for the love of Dog, let the beer warm.

T: A cold sip is disappointing, mostly grain and no hops. Warmer, the ale reveals a bitter hop aroma that, while lacking a bit of panache, gets the job done. Some grapefruit and orange peel bitterness drive the flavor, although don't get too excited, the flavors aren't that strong and a sizeable grainy malt bill really stands out.

M: I was hoping for more hops, not overboard like a DIPA, just enough to spice up the tastebuds. Solid but not memorable.

D: The hops that do emerge create a warming alcohol flavor that hurts the drinkability. I'd have another or two and hope for a bigger hop flavor.

akorsak, Aug 11, 2007
Photo of pmcadamis
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy marigold orange brew with a massive three finger orange-rind colored head that gets rocky as it recedes to a nice tight cap. A whole bunch of sticky gold lace is left on the glass, and a swirl easily brings back a full two fingers. A whole bunch of yeasty chunks are floating around in there too! A damn fine looking brew!

S - Mandarin orange hops hit the nose right off the bat. Sweet and sour sauce....like General Tso's Chicken or that Sweet and Sour Orange Chicken stuff at Chinese restaurants. Sort of one dimensional though...mainly just sweet mandarin orange juice supported by a thin malt backdrop.

T - Sweet mandarin orange all over the place, followed by some pine sap nuances in the finish. Some really nice mineral qualities add some complexity, and it's much more malty that the nose suggests. This is damn good stuff.

M - Medium bodied and greasy with hop oils. The slightly dry finish leaves a lingering hop residue that is hop-head paradise. I like it!

D - An outstanding IPA. Lots of really nice hop flavors and a not-overly-dry finish, when combined with that great mouthfeel add up to a really drinkable IPA.

pmcadamis, Jul 27, 2007
Photo of revolution
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An apricot-colored brew with a nice head.

Definitely smell the hops, pine.

A tasty IPA, the citrus, the bitterness and a nice malty flavor.

A light-to-medium bodied brew that goes down smooth.

One of the better brews I've had from here in MO, though the O'Fallon smoked porter is pretty solid.

revolution, Jul 16, 2007
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Acquired via trade from jpm30, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light brown color with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin but dense lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a nice blend of floral hops and fruity citrus sweetness, with a decent malt background, but I detected a soapy note to it that kind of threw everything off.

T: The taste is a decent balance of hops bitterness and citrus sweetness. The malt character is very hearty for the style, but the dry hops bitterness eventually takes dominance in the end as it should in an IPA. The after-taste is slightly bitter.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, very dry finish.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, slightly filling, good representation of style, good kick, it's a decent beer, but it wouldn't be a beer that I would reach for when I'm in the liquor store unless my selections are very limited, since there are so many other beers in the style that I would choose above it.

TheManiacalOne, Jul 15, 2007
Photo of bditty187
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazed, dirty coppery-bronze in hue; off-white head, at the apex the foam was almost two fingers tall. Head retention was respectable, the bubbles hung together for a few moments before fading to a soapy, skimpy cap. The subsequent lacing was quite spotty and hardly noteworthy. Overall, the appearance is standard for the style.

The nose isn’t all that chatty. I’ve tried this beer three times now, from three different sources, the first two sucked. This one is the best but it doesn’t really “wow” me. Maybe I was expecting more. I get aromas of pine and citrus, well balanced with a nice caramel malt aroma. Smells like an APA. Nice.

Bitter as an IPA should be. Citrus rinds, grapefruit, pine, and hints of wood; caramel/toasty malt in the background… I also get hints of fruit and flowers. Lingering bitterness which is perfect for a hearty, bacon cheeseburger! God I want one now. IMO, 5 Day IPA reminds me of an Americanized English IPA brewed to show both sides of the IPA spectrum. If that blather didn’t make sense, it tastes like what Goose Island IPA use to taste like… a very good IPA.

Medium in body, moderately low carbonation, the mouthfeel fits this beer very well. Simplicity works.

I’d be satisfied to buy a six-pack, kickback and drink away. Sadly, I can’t get O’Fallon in Council Bluffs any longer. The next time I am in Kansas City I will buy some though. In the grand scheme of things this is an above-average IPA. Maybe it is not remarkable but not every beer needs to be a homerun. There is nothing wrong with a standup double. Thank you Bill via Darrel l for the fresh sample.

bditty187, Jul 13, 2007
Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid entry in the American IPA category. Hyperactive head - a slow, careful pour is required to get the whole beer in the glass. Resulting head is thick and pillowy. Sharp hops, a bit green and rough, but a nice bite that is not too harsh. Malt smooths thing a bit toward the end, with moderate lasting bitterness. A little unpolished, but overall nicely done.

Brent, Jul 10, 2007
Photo of nortmand
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber orange hue with a sustained white head.

Sweetgrass dominates the aroma. Also some soft citrus peach aromas as well.

Some sweet caramel up front. A bit wheat-ish and some citrus as well. Flowery orange oils throughout. Leaves a somewhat messy bitterness.

Soft mouthfeel with a pleasant carbonation. Overall a very average IPA. Definitely enjoyable.

nortmand, Jul 08, 2007
Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

this was a slightly hazy apricot/light amber with a creamy white head. piney, resinous aromas along with a bit of sweet malt notes in the nose. a touch of sweetness upfront with moderate bitterness finishing it out. mouthfeel was light/medium in body with a very lively, spritzy carbonation. drinkability is ok, but this is more of a one-note beer that didn't pique my interest too much.

MrMcGibblets, Jul 02, 2007
Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to unclejedi for sending this my way. Poured from a 12oz. brown bottle into my nonic Imperial pint glass. Appears a hazy golden amber color with about a finger of off-white head. Very minimal lacing is left on the glass. Smells of sweet malt, and floral citrus, and pine. Tastes of caramel malts, bitter citrus peel, and pine. Medium in both body and carbonation. Finish is dry and bitter with a slight alcohol burn on the tongue and throat. Worth a try if you see it around.

ClockworkOrange, Jun 26, 2007
Photo of BEERchitect
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another new brew available to Central KY. 5 Day pours a very clean, medium copper color wiht a frothy egshell head retention. Moderately carbonated and sprinkled with spicey hops and yeast. Aromas are all grapefruit, orange peel, and lemons, with a mild malt scent lurking behind. Tastes very clean and more malty-sweet than the aroma suggests. Sweetness quickly gives way to strong hop flavors and bittering, as promised by the nose. The body falls a bit short, allowing the hops to rise to the forefront more easily -- makes for a very drinkable brew. Clean finish with lingering hop flavor. Though one-dimensional, the brew is nicely balanced and very easy to drink. A fresh taste for the early summer months.

BEERchitect, Jun 24, 2007
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer pours a warm amber brown body that is a bit dense with a strong carbonation of big bubbles. There is a thick creamy light tan head that last the full glass and leaves rings with each sip.

S- The smell of light toasted raw grain and green herbal hops are soft but balanced.

T- This beer has a soft hoppy flavor with a hint of juicy fruit gum followed by a light dry toasted malt flavor. There is a light bitter green hop note in the finish with a soft fruit punch note and a dry big coriander flavor. As it warms there is a note of orange rind in the hop flavors.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a creamy texture from the mouthfeel

D- This beer has some nice flavors but they are a bit soft especially for being aged on hops for 5 days.

rhoadsrage, Jun 22, 2007
Photo of ihscout426
4.47/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a fantastic IPA!! this brewery is only a cpule mile from my home and I was blown away by this midwest IPA. It pours with a wonderful thick head and orage/copper color. The nose is where it really impresses. An awesome pine and citrus hop cloud with underlying malt pinning.

The taste was a wonderful balance of strong hops and malts. Citrus grapefruit and pine with a good malt and biscuit flavor without being sweet.

The body is firm but not thick, coating the tongue and leaving flavor all the way down. This is just an amazingly drinkable beer, which has become my regular social drinking beer. As a friend said, this is the kind of beer I would brew for myself (which I am planning to do with my nest brew session).

Get your hands on this beer.

ihscout426, Jun 20, 2007
Photo of Frozensoul327
2.98/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Musty orange color with a sea foam like head. Lots of lacing in the glass, and a medium to medium low level of carbonation.

S: Rich piney and citrusy hops, with a mild malty grain back bone. Touches of wood and corn are noted. Slightly out of the ordinary, and not a bad change up.

T: Hops right of the bat, with a distinct orange peel character flowing over the light biscuit and flour note. Soapy bitterness seems to detract from the enjoyablity of this beer. Rather uninspiring, and the orange flavor is kind of bothering me...

M: A little on the light side, lacking the oily and dense feeling that I look for in American IPA's.

D: Fair. Don't think I'll be seeing this one again anytime soon.

Frozensoul327, Jun 18, 2007
Photo of Matthew
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Cresant for this bottle.
Pours into my pint glass a hazy orange copper color with a 1/8 of an inch of soapy white head that slowly settles to leave a wispy covering. There some good sized yeast chunks there too.
The aroma mainly consists of piny hops, with a nice background of less pronounced spiced hop notes and a tiny bit of a citrus note. There is a good bready maltiness in the nose as well.
Nice pronounced bitter piny hops, a little bit of a more earthy hop note with a tinge of a more hoppy spice to it. There is a bit of citrus but is light and most noticable in the finish. A good caramel malt presence is there doing a pretty good job balancing the hops out.
Good solid mouthfeel but could use maybe a bit more carbonation.
This is a tasty and solid IPA. I'd drink this again if I have the chance.

Matthew, Jun 10, 2007
Photo of jjayjaye
3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a thin head that resists fading. Little lacing observed.

The smell is timid yet slightly hoppy.

Medium bodied, the mouth feel has a nice hop character.

The Flavor is light and hoppy but otherwise uninspired.

An average beverage. Not drawing me back for another.

jjayjaye, Jun 01, 2007
Photo of alexgash
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden dark pumpkin orange with copper edges. Solid finger of stay-puff marshmallow light beige head. Laces very nicely. Pungeant pine resin funk and herbal pineapple hop nose with a juicy fruit malt backbone. Good balance. Resinous hop bitterness and flavor up front, followed quickly by toasted biscuity malt. Slightly astringent graininess in place of what I expected to be caramel and fruit. Light fruit sweetness eventually stops by, but numbing, piney hop bitterness soon takes over into the finish. Not bad, but the malt flavors seem a touch off. Modrate body with a slightly watery, non-creamy feel. A little undercarbonated too. Looks great, smells good, but the rest needs a little work.

alexgash, May 21, 2007
Photo of Talisker
2.98/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I wanted to love this one - was hoping an IPA from my hometown area would stand up to its NorCal brethren. Alas, O'Fallon 5 Day IPA is a disappointment.

12oz bottle purchased as part of a "Build Your Own Sixpack" from the wonderful Lukas Liquors in Ellisville, MO. Pours a deep cloudy brownish orange, very thick head of multi-sized bubbles that never really dissipates.

Aroma is promising - dry-hopping definitely comes through, with assertively juicy American citrus, backed by some slight pine. Unfortunately the taste doesn't quite match up with the nose - a plaintive cry from the thin malt, some edgy hoppy bitterness, but not integrated with each other or with the rich smell. Unfortunately the texture continues to let the smell down - thin, watery. Some nice malt emerges on the finish, but it's too late. I finished the bottle, but I didn't put my additional bottles into my suitcase for transport back to California.

Not remotely a terrible beer - an excellent example of dry-hopping. But also shows that your aroma hops need to match what goes into the brew. Here's hoping O'Fallon makes another attempt and develops its line with as much promise as Schlafly has over the years.

Talisker, May 20, 2007
5-Day IPA from O'Fallon Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.