5-Day IPA | O'Fallon Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery
Missouri, United States
ofallonbrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
549
Reviews:
279
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
12.7%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
59
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 549 |  Reviews: 279
Photo of D1noB
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slight malt front with a strong bitter hops that follows, it almost overtakes it.

Taste Rating in Words: It's like trying to paint over a wall that someone previously painted black, it just doesn't work. don't use black paint.

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Photo of km02600
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bammer21
2.89/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dsruble3
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmd1978
3.16/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice Amber color with inch of white head. Nose malty, floral hops, spice notes. Taste is resin hops, caramel malts, orange peel. Nice coating finish. This was my first favorite IPA. It's pretty basic compared to the many others out there but this one has a place in my heart. Easy to drink and not too heavy.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.88/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This wasn't the most attractive pour of a beer, it had definitely come in darker than your average ipa. I dunno, did they use brown malt? This is that auburn to brown color with some orange thrown in for good measure, small 1/3" head. Off white. Aroma was like, wooden, not hoppy.

Taste was one of those balanced ipa malt heavy beers. No thanks. It still has bitterness to interact with the woody maltiness. Burton Ale minus the yeast. Like a bunch of toffee on walnut wood and cardboard.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber color with a bit of off-white foam. Aroma has earthy malt and a hint of alcohol. Taste starts with some caramel malt, earthy/resiny hops but there is also a stale/cardboard note. Medium body with medium to low carbonation. Overall it's not really bad. Maybe I got an old bottle but the beer was definitely flawed.

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Photo of jandawil48
2.7/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Just nothing special. Malt taste is there, hop bitterness is there although not overwhelming. I got zero citrus notes on the nose or palate which I crave in an IPA. It's drinkable, but nothing to go back to. Pretty underwhelming overall.

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Photo of golf_sierra
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber, copper
Nice aroma
Taste is hoppy with herbal, dank type bitterness. Malt is nicely present.
Good carbonation and feel.
Good but not great, and lacks some of the citrus that I like in an IPA.

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Photo of Squire123
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy yellow, white cap, some lacing.

Aroma: Pretty good in a piney, spicy, citrusy, floral hop sort of way. Refreshing malt undercurrent.

Taste: Malt on entry with hops appearing mid palate. Rather a mild flavor with good interplay between malt and hops. I can see how this might be favored by those stepping up from AALs but except for hops it's not a big jump. More experienced beer fanciers may find this a bit bland. Clean finish with little aftertaste.

Texture: Medium

Overall: Not as in your face as some IPAs, hop forward of course but malt is present and well integrated with the hops. Not a complex beer but a cut above ordinary none the less.

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Photo of smartin121356
4.34/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djkrause
3.09/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Boone757
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bones10
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobbyhands
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hansenme
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Salskinner
4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ommegangpbr
2.67/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

No freshness date on the bottle. Not too sure if I got an unfresh sample. The biggest problem that I have with this beer is that it tastes soapy to me. The scent makes me think this is older than it should be, though the store I got it from tends not to have a problem with over aged beer; this one was in the cooler.
The other flavors I'm getting from this spill into the amber ale profile. Sweetened black tea with some orange peel. Not sure if I'd bother trying this again.

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Photo of clager
2.8/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of threesignificantstarfish
4.74/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I feel like this is a nice light IPA. Easy drinking and very delicious. Definitely good for a nice sunny day or just whenever the hell you want. Another great up and coming brewery in MO!

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Photo of MeLoynes
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of _RL_
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft pour into a pint glass. Dark, opaque, golden color with a one finger head. Not a lot on the nose. Faint hops but little else. More hops as you drink, but still subtle with a bit of sweetness and bitterness. Mouthfeel is relatively thick for the style. Based on the other reviews, I assume this beer fades quickly as there's not much here anyway. Drinks like a session IPA at 6%.

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Photo of Stephen_Woods
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AgentMunky
3.27/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a BrewDog cervoise glass.
4/3.75/3/3.75/2.75
A: Hazy orange gold with a finger of tight head. Chunks of sediment.
S: Smells very malty. Don't know if that's by design, or if it's old (bought this week at Hop City). A lot like aged Naked Pig. Caramel and metal and herbal hops.
T: Yeah, I think it's an old can (bottom is stamped 14130F2, but I don't get anything from that). Hops are all but disappeared, and it's mostly a malty, beery beer with vaguely lemony notes and a dryingish endtaste. Not bad, but not good.
M: Fairly robust, with a pleasant aftertaste of dry earth and citrus peel.
O: Sadly disappointing, but still drinkable.

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5-Day IPA from O'Fallon Brewery
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