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5-Day IPA - O'Fallon Brewery

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5-Day IPA5-Day IPA

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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 7
Gots: 33 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2006

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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Ratings: 496 | Reviews: 261
Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of daledeee
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of BoitSansSoif
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of merlin48
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of scruffwhor
4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of Traquairlover
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of BradLikesBrew
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of stagman
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of neonbrown82
4.67/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of katan
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of lackenhauser
4.12/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with an off white head. Aromas of grapefruity/ citrusy hops. In the taste, a mellow grapefruity hop and a malty balance. A bitter mouthfeel, with a small citrusy/ grafruity hop aftertaste. A very nice IPA, balanced, great aromas. A nice everyday IPA.

Photo of david131
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Ever so slightly cloudy and orange. A thick, white head forms and settles to a thin covering over the entire top of the beer.

S- Lots of citrus and pine with hints of cinnamon. A good malt backing. Nothing really blows me away, but well done.

T- Lots of pine, citrus, and earthiness. The malt is good. Bitter and flavorful. Well done.

M- Very crisp and bitter. Slightly drying. Again, well done.

D- A good IPA. Nothing spectacular, but worth a try fo' sho'.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Firelight orange with honey edges; a richer, more glowing shade than one normally sees. A loud 'pffft' on crown cracking led me to expect the worst. An explosive head of pastel orange seemed to confirm it. By the several minute mark, however, all is well and I have before me a wonderful looking IPA with a characterful head and a talent for lacing.

Of the four members of the hop bill, O'Fallon will only cop to Cascade and Galena. Having recently drained a growler of an outstanding single-hopped Cascade pale ale (Town Hall Fresh Hop 2007), I can appreciate that hop's contribution with ease: grapefruit and an appealing cheesy, ganja-like muskiness. It's pleasant enough, but I need a little more hoppiness in my IPA noses.

5 Day IPA is pretty good stuff. However, don't expect a mind-blowing, tongue-pillaging hop fest. This is the sort of beer that walks that fine line between giving hopheads what they crave and sessionability. One would think that combination would be fairly common. In my experience, however, it isn't.

The flavor profile is more complex than simply citrus fruit juice. It has a fairly prominent herbal quality that makes me think that something with a German or, more likely, an English pedigree is in play. Bitter orange is present as well, along with a very faint butterscotchiness.

I'm not sure where to land on the mouthfeel. Part of me thinks it's as much APA as IPA and part of me thinks that I'm just being picky. In the end, it needs a little more heft and a little more smoothness before I'll be willing to dole out praise.

It's clear that 5 Day IPA and Smoked Porter are the cream of the O'Fallon crop. This is a solid, nicely drinkable IPA that those in the distribution area should feel thankful for. Since it's under the asinine Iowa ABV cap, why haven't I seen it locally?

Photo of endgames
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received this as a bonus from Axelbay during a recent trade. Thanks again!

A-Poured slowly with very little head (perhaps a bad pour). Cloudy amber color with a little sediment dancing on the bottom of the glass. Massive carbonation coming from this one.

S-Hop are obvious here with hints of caramel and herbs.

T-Very earthy hops dominate this beer. Subtlety sweet finish.

M-Wicked carbonation really makes this attractive. Could be really refreshing on summer day.

D-If this was local I could see it becoming a usual in my fridge. Very easy drinking for the hopheads out there.

Photo of box299
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this one up in a mixed six pack on a business trip to Grand Rapids. It was one of the highlights of the six pack... Kind of lighter on taste and bitterness for most IPAs that I have tried. It's the kind if beer I would look for if I was going to have more than a couple.

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Photo of cokes
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Photo of orbitalr0x
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Photo of genog
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
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!!

Photo of Wasatch
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Photo of russpowell
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
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

Photo of bort11
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
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

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5-Day IPA from O'Fallon Brewery
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