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5-Day IPA5-Day IPA

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O'Fallon Brewery
Missouri, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-15-2006

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Reviews: 272 | Ratings: 537
Photo of jmvecchio1
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5 Day IPA pours out an orange-amber hue with a creamy off-white head. Thanks to the generous five day dry-hopping of Cascade and Glacier hops, the aroma off this beer is crisp, citrusy, piney, and I even get an herbal quality as well. On the first sip, 5 Day has a malty biscuity taste, but then quickly gives way to a piney hop bite. On the swallow you get a nice dry finish and then a citrus taste slowly creeps in. The beer was specifically designed to be a well balanced session IPA. O'Fallon certainly hit their mark on the beer because the drinkablity is outstanding.

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Photo of tripelhops
3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured a out of a fresh bottle into a tulip glass. color is a golden gopper-orange and a finger of off-white foam on top fades quickly and leaves little lacing. Not a lot of strong aroma, just a bit of hops, non-citrus variety. Decent bitterness on the taste side and easy drinking, but a little lighter compared to a lot of other IPA's available these days, but still tasty.

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Photo of BigDRS
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - Color is a deep apricot/orange that is fairly hazy. Standard pour yields a beautiful eggshell colored two finger head that leaves a small film ... very little lacing.

Smell - Piney and sweet, with a good amount of orange/citrus notes.

Taste - Very clean tasting. There's a bit of pine in addition to a bitter citrus/orange quality.

Mouthfeel - A bit light/thin on the mouth. I was looking for this to be a bit more chewy and complex.

Overall - A fairly sessionable IPA given it's clean taste and easy mouthfeel. I could easily drink a few of these.

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Photo of DannyDan
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a nice yellowish-orange with a large white head that quickly disappears. Not much retention, very little lacing and good carbonation. The smell is a weak scent of some citrus and floral hops. The taste starts out with some grassy hops followed by some citrus taste and finishes off with some floral hops and a hint of pine.The taste is very balanced as nothing really stands out. It has no bad aftertaste. The mouthfeel is nice and creamy. Very Smooth and easy to drink. Not a bad IPA, but I'd prefer an Avery, Dark Horse Crooked Tree, High Seas Loose Cannon or Stone IPA any day over this one.

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Photo of GregBlatz
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy orange in color. Head drops to the surface and laces the glass a bit.

S - Biscuit malt and pine.

T - Hops dominate with resin and pine. Not the citrus variety. More of a Pacific Northwest IPA style. Relatively bitter and the malt is a bit mis-matched in this battle.

M - Full body with a hint of alcohol warmth. Medium carbonation. A little chewy and gritty.

Overall - A very good IPA from a brewery I haven't heard of up to this point.

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Photo of midwestbrewers
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Slightly orangeish with a thin white head. Nice carbonation. Not much lacing left on the glass.

S: Slightly citric and hoppy but with a strong sweet background.

T: Very smooth with the hop bite up front. Very nice bitter taste through the middle of the taste but nice and smooth finish on the end.

Good beer but not what I was expecting. I was ready for a much more aggressive brew, in smell and taste. The profile of this beer is great. Nice IPA characteristics, but not so bold that you couldn't try this one if your a drinker starting to indulge in IPA's. Middle of the road IPA for me. Great beer O'Fallon Brewery!!!

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Photo of luxbwin
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz bottle poured into a St. Arnold's pint
Appearance - Great head. I am seeing like 2 fingers here. Retained lacing very well.
Smell - I am surprised that I am smelling more malt than hops. Unusual from my experience in an IPA
Taste - That is good. I like the initial malt flavor.
Mouthfeel - Feels great, nothing too overpowering
Drinkability - This is my first O'Fallon beer. I will definitely look forward to drinking these in the future.

Overall experience, not bad. I do not think this is the best IPA I have ever had. I am glad I bought a six pack of these bad boys, but I would say for the price not completely worth it. I will try some other O'Fallon stuff for sure.

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Photo of Infamous7100
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not a hige IPA fan, so my expectations were low. Poured a honey orange from the bottle. Slight off white head. Smells of malts and floral notes. A sweet smell. Sweeter than I expected. The tasted followed suit, to my surprise. Almost like an irish red with more pronounced hops. Finished slightly bitter which yields balance. The beer had medium carbonation but was slighty creamy. High drinkability, definitely one you could session with. If you are an IPA lover, you will be disappointed, however if you want to be introduced to the style, start here.

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Photo of claminat420
2.56/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A- pours a hazy golden orange color. solid white head with minimal lacing.

S- really malty with a squeeze of orange. i thought this was an ipa???

T- same as the smell. reminds me of great lakes burning river. has a slight bitterness but no hop blast coming at ya or any real hop taste associated with ipa's. has a fruitiness coming from the yeast.

M- medium/ light bodied. good carbonation.

D- first and last six pack i'll ever buy.

Overall- i laugh at the label saying missouri's best beer of 08 or something. well i hope they have better beer than this now. i'm hoping anyone down there has tasted a real ipa like huma lupa or two hearted. this beer plain out is weak sauce.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy amber yellow with clingy white trailers. Orange blossom and honey nose. Golden syrup and orange water up front with orangey, herbal hops with hints of passionfruit and nectar. A bit of aspirin bitterness to finish. Medium, round, with some chew.

Flavor over IBUs. A flowery and drinkable IPA.

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Photo of Rayek
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Perfect Pint glass.

A: Cloudy pale amber. A soapy cream head quickly falls to a patchwork blanket of foam. Leaves good lace.

S: Pine and citrus aromas dominate, but are quite mild for the style. A light breadiness is at work too.

T: Bready malts start things. Bitterness is light for the style, but packs the requisite grapefruit and pine flavors. The bitterness lingers through the finish.

M: The medium body is oily and slick. The carbonation feels a touch high.

D: This beer seems more APA than IPA, but the drinkability is still fine. Not a bad pickup.

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Photo of Jesse13713
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a dull orange and yellow with average carbonation. Not transparent at all. A very nice lacing with no head at all.

Smell - Slightly bitter with hints of citrus. There isn't much a hint of anything else at all.

Taste - Tastes of grapefruit and orange. It is quite yeasty with a smooth lemon tea finish. Tastes like tea with hops.

Mouthfeel - Iced tea with citrus.

Drinkability - Very pleasant to drink. I feel as if it is more of a summer beer.

Verdict - I really enjoyed the tea taste in this. The notes of citrus and grapefruit really added to it. It was very smooth for an IPA.

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Photo of Spiekerbox
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Orange-red with visible yeast in suspension, which I personally love to see. Head is somewhat small but thick and lingers, slightly off white in color and laces the glass well.

S- Not strong on the nose but hops are citrus are present.

T- Also not very strong but the hops are there, both citrus and floral. There is also a malty sweetness in there and a bit of the flavor from the yeast. Not all that bitter of a beer.

M- Medium body for an ipa, low to moderate carbonation. Somewhat creamy in the mouth with a little stickiness. No real alcohol presence, which is as expected from a 6% brew.

D- Not bad of a beer, definitely a sessionable IPA, though it is not my favorite either. I really do love to see yeast in suspension, especially from a smaller brewer, no reason to filter good beer.

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Photo of Zundo
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A hazy orange honey body, you can see the yeast in there. One finger white head that leaves decent lacing.

Smell: A bit light on the nose, but grapefruit, orange and pine present.

Taste: You can taste the yeast a bit, a biscuity malt. There is a light pine, lemon, and grapefruit flavors from the hops. The smell doesn't do the taste justice in my opinion. This definitely have a uniqueness to it.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body. A bit carbonated. Has an oily finish.

Drinkability: There is a bit of bite at the end that could cause some to slow on this beverage. The alcohol is pretty sessionable and the flavor is good enough to keep drinking.

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Photo of GRG1313
2.64/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A hazy golden amber color with a white/yellow head.

There is no nose - nothing. (Multiple bottles opened with same result).

Mouthfeel is nicely creamy with a medium/big character and feel.

Flavors are layered with a nice burnt lemon flavor but then goes to a bitter weak coffee flavor and with some medium to heavy bitter hop-citrus acidic character.

Finish is light pine acid bitter.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle tried 4 Jul 2010. Served in a Brewbaker's shaker pint.

Medium sized yellowish head. Well carbonated. Somewhat cloudy, dark amber in color. Aroma is soapy, resiny. Flavor is a bit earthy, buttery and caramely. Some resin as well. Fairly sweet and malty throughout with jsut a touch of bitterness. Earthiness lingers. Finishes with a lemony tang. Medium sticky body. Alcohol not very noticeable.

Decent, even with the butteriness.

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Photo of theboozecruise
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass... it's a hazy deep amber color with a finger worth of white head. Decent retention... good looking beer!

The smell is a little faint, but what's there is grapefruit hoppy.

The taste is similar... there's somewhere funny on the end that I can't place but it's not bad. It's not a bold IPA, but a decent one and really easy to drink.

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Photo of rrski198
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Very merky orange and yellow color. Small white head. Lots of bubbles. Nice lacing.

S: Spicy pine, minor booze smell. I do get a little bread behind the northwest hops.

T: Nicely balanced. Great malt back bone that really supports the hops. They are prominent, however, they don't leave the malt in the dust. This is a great representation of the style.

M: Light bodied, minus the higher carbonation. Flavor goes quickly but the hops stick around nicely. Not thick or oily.

D: Could be a nice session beer. Again, with the balance, this is a good representation of an american IPA.

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Photo of poofDaddy
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance-Orange color, 1.5 finger head, medium head retention.

Smell- Nice citrus, slight veggie, but not unpleasant.

taste- Nicely balanced IPA, malty but not to sweet, Hoppy but not offensive. This is how some may say, an IPA should be.


Overall- I have looked past this bottle a couple times in the past month, but I'm happy that I finally bought one.

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Photo of stephens101
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reddish orange in color with a fleeting tan head and minimal lacing. Subtle and typical citrus notes mixed in with some malts and a hint of vanilla to the nose. Taste of grapefruit and apples with mild bitter notes. A little orange peel chalkiness exists. Light to medium mouth-feel. Does this beer fall somewhere between PA and IPA land? Probably. Does that matter to me? Not really. This beer is what it is.

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Photo of jadejaws
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a standard unchilled beer glass.

Appearance: Copper hinting towards Tan. Look is very appealing with great carbonation and swirls of sediment that should be present in this style.

Smell: As expected for this style. Hop aroma present likely cascade hops.

Taste: Good overall IPA. Subtle hop/citrus aftertaste that would prevent me from making this a favorite. This taste was appealing at first but grew weary.

Mouthfeel: Like Pulp-free orange juice. Better carbonation than most but has an odd mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Good, but like I said the aftertaste is something that grew weary to me. It may appeal to some. I found the citrus to mix in a little bit too much with the hop bitterness my palate desires.

Overall: Good IPA. Would complement a fish very well. I don't think I would reach for this particular beer with a juicy steak though. Good beer overall, but just not something that I would deem worthy of the higher price microbrews demand. There are better representations of this style.

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Photo of PTMcB
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Orangish with some decent head.

S - Citrus with some hops, but not a strong smell.

T - A pretty good and unique bitterness. Surprising form the smell. Some citrus and little to close to no hops.

M - Creamy!

D - Drinkability is pretty good! Definitely a beer I'll drink again, but I won't go out of my way.

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Photo of plinythethirsty
4.37/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a light-bodied IPA with righteous hop chops. It smells citrusy -- grapefruit and orange -- and American hops assert themselves on tasting. They're not overwhelming and there's a malty balance that isn't too rich. It's IPA light -- great taste (ok, very good taste), less filling. Very sessionable -- I didn't pick up the alcohol esters until it warmed. Without any direct comparison, it reminded me of the Acme and Whitethawk IPAs.

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Photo of WeisGuy
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from Oliver T's in Grand Blanc

Pours a fairly hazy, bright golden color with a one-finger white head that forms a light lace. Aroma is predominantly grapefruit and lemon citrus hops with a nice caramel malt backbone. The taste is not super fresh, something tells me this bottle has been on the shelf for a bit (if the bottle had a date, I couldn't find it). Lightly bitter lemon hops are balanced by caramel and biscuit malt. Pretty well-balanced flavor overall, but not exactly what I'm looking for in an IPA. Alcohol is well-hidden. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation - middle of the road here. Mild alcohol warming on the balanced finish. Drinkability is a little above average, but I'm basing that on my previous experiences with the beer when it has evidently been fresher. This isn't one to get if you're looking for a hopbomb, even when fresh, but the flavor is nice and relatively balanced. Worth picking up a few bottles if you know a place that moves a decent amount of it.

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Photo of Lillenk
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Dark golden color slightly hazy.

Smells very nice with pots of hops on the nose and some citrus.

Taste was good but not as good as expected after the smell and not much lingering finish like most ipas.

Mouthfeel was good but not amazing but I could see myself drinking more than one.

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5-Day IPA from O'Fallon Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.