5-Day IPA | O'Fallon Brewery

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O'Fallon Brewery
Missouri, United States

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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Photo of beckrich22
1/5  rDev -72.6%

Photo of JLaw55
2/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A pretty standard fare IPA, nothing mind blowing here. Had it on tap, which probably helped. Enjoyable, but there are plenty of other stand outs to reach for before this one.

Would purchase again, if there was nothing else better there. Not seeking out though.

UPDATE on 4/3/15:
Had this on tap again and i have to say it just wasn't very pleasant. There is something off with this one every time i have it. A kind of funky stale taste. Like it has started to turn almost.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of PDXHops
2.11/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 ounce bottle from Ryan011235, poured into a Duvel tulip. Hazy caramel orange with a finger of creamy off-white foam that slowly settles to a skim, leaving light streaks of lacing behind.

O’Fallon 5 Day IPA
I didn’t notice a date on the bottle, but the predominant caramel aroma and muted citrus suggest either an older IPA or simply a more ‘balanced’ one. Regardless, it’s pleasant enough, but nothing to terribly exciting. The flavor is a puzzle. The caramel and toasted malt I can get on board with, the very subdued citrus I can tolerate, but there’s a really strange, almost beef broth kind of meatiness that’s, to put it politely, offputting. Back to more normal beer characteristics, it’s medium bodied with moderate carbonation, so at least it has that going for it. Old bottle? Bad bottle? I dunno, but something was definitely not right here.

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Photo of Norryn
2.27/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Photo of brockg
2.33/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not as hardhitting as most ipa's which is to bad cuz thats how i like my beer

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Photo of Apartment5
2.38/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer poured a copper, amber color with a thin, slightly off white head that disipated fairly quickly. The aroma is very malt forward with a strong caramel presence with a touch of citrusy orange. Little hop aroma for an IPA. The beer has a very upfront caramel and bready flavor. There is slight bitterness but much less than expected for the style. Carbonation is low and body is weak. and the finish is slightly dry.

Overall, it seems like the grain bill was the main focus when building this beer. The malt overpowers any existing hop profile. In my opinion, there's too much specialty malt in this IPA.

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Photo of Richard-Scott
2.49/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

On tap at Train Wreck Saloon. Pour looks like the Missouri. Very little head and that dissipated quickly. Expected more hop aroma. Taste is better than the look. Average IPA at best.

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Photo of caustin90
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of mobrockman
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of Hellpop65
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of Herky21
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of mattafett
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of claminat420
2.56/5  rDev -29.9%
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 GRG1313
2.64/5  rDev -27.7%
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 ommegangpbr
2.67/5  rDev -26.8%
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 jandawil48
2.7/5  rDev -26%
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 Frosty80
2.72/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color: sits a slightly hazy, burnt orange with a big, long lasting fluffy head

Smell: seemed at first sniff right when i popped the cap that it was going to have a great hop aroma to it. i then discovered that as it breathed it totally deflated. great citrus and pine aromas are in there, but you have to struggle a bit to find it

Taste: taste is pretty weak. slightly bitter and yeasty finish which disappears fairly quickly, and not a whole lot leading up that. pretty clean and crisp throughout. any bitterness seems to be completely balanced with malt sweetness

Mouthfeel: surprisingly smooth for as much carbonation it seemed to start out having. low-med body

Notes: had always passed over this IPA until i read in this months BA issue that it was "brutal." it had an APR 2009 best by date on the package so i dont think it was bad. this had a ton of potential, and is a great lawnmowing IPA, but just not impressed

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Photo of EgadBananas
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of Justinbshelton
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of Nihilistkid
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of pooogy
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of birdsellam
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of Andyyyyyy
2.8/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Very run of the mill IPA. IBU's at 66 but did not show in the beer.
It is ready drinking due to lack of taste.
If someone wants to learn to like ipa s this is a good starter....

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Photo of clager
2.8/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Capn1
2.81/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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