5-Day IPA | O'Fallon Brewery

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5-Day IPA5-Day IPA

Brewed by:
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 GRG1313
2.64/5  rDev -28.6%
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 BEERchitect
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a sturdy head; nice lace shards, too

Smell: One of the more piney aromas I have smelled in a very long time; smells like a pine forest after a gentle rain

Taste: Displays its malty biscuit base up front, with a growing piney flavor developing by mid-palate when there is a bit of woody dryness that appears as well; after the swallow, a bit of citrus slips in but the predominant flavors are pine and biscuit

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Not my favorite flavor profile for an IPA and in a way, this is more English than American; nevertheless, it's a fine beer

Thanks, Vancer, for the opportunity

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Photo of emerge077
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

New arrival at a local shop, revisiting this one.

Murky shade of brown, dark orange in the light. Sticky crown of lacing rings the edge. Retention is pretty good, as the surface layer never breaks during the first few sips.

Malty, caramel and some sweet orange citrus, only vaguely there. Mild pine and bready notes. Tastes very malty with bready caramel, specialty malts, grassy pine is muted but there also. Not much of an aftertaste, clean but little in the way of lasting flavor. Feel is mellow, average all around. Worth a try, but not earth-shattering. Needs some dialed-up hops to be an American IPA, this one swings towards the English IPA realm. Can't say this is much of a contender.

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Photo of zeff80
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a copper color with a one-finger head. It leaves small traces of Belgian lace.

S - It smelled of very fresh hops. Also, grain and malt aromas were present.

T - It tasted very hoppy with some slight bitterness. It also has a malty quality.

M - It was very crisp and sharp. A medium-bodied beer.

D - Very good fresh hop IPA. The smell was outstanding and the flavor was pretty good, too

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Photo of oberon
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first beer from O'fallon,poured into a standard pint glass clear lighter amber color with a thinner but well sustained white head.Aromas are a little mild but pleasent,some citric hop mainly with a touch of biscuit sweetness.Flavors were a little mild as well,there is some nice citric/herbal hop flavors but they end a bit abruptly,quite a hefty caramel base is there as well.Pretty basic
American IPA there although a little subdued in character in my opinion.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. I believe that Monkeyknife threw this in into a trade for me.

Pours a clear coppery amber with a finger of poofy off-white head. Thin creamy retention stays rich, leaving a moderate amount of lace back. The aroma is dank and herbal with a touch of spice to it and a sticky smelling mix of citrus and caramel tang underneath.

The taste is quite similar, with a herbal and earthy hop profile that imparts a lightly drying bitterness on the tongue. That same tangy mix of caramel, bread, and citric character offers some decent balance. Sweetness and bitter herbal notes emerge out of the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a lower carbonation that gives this a bit of a flat feel. This still went down fairly easily though.

This was one of the more dankish IPAs that I've tried yet. That's not necessarily a bad thing though, as it was nicely balanced for the flavors involved. I just wish that the body had packed a bit more oompth.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
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?

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Photo of russpowell
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
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

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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 woodychandler
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

During one of my recent visits to Chicago, I found this CAN on the shelves at Binny's (South Loop) and brought it home in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm). It is nice to have a hobby.

From the CAN: "We Love Beer." Me, too!

I love the sound of the Crack! when it comes off in an otherwise quiet room. It lends an auditory aspect to the experience. I employed a gentle Glug to keep things from getting too stirred up and got a finger of foamy, tawny head with moderate retention for my efforts. Color was Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had an earthy, wildflower honey-like scent. Interesting. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was initially earthy and flowery, even honey-like, but then the bitterness of the hops began to assert itself. It was more minty than citrusy, although I got some of those flavors, also. It also had a sweet fruitiness on the end that I could not quite place, like apricot or peach. Finish was semi-dry with the melding of the malt and hops working well to keep it from being overwhelming.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Received in trade from gregwilsonstl, thanks for the opportunity!
Slightly hazy deep golden color with a good sized bubbly off white head. Sweet bready caramel maltiness with plenty of citrus and pine to offset. Has an old school feel to it, decent enough IPA.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Hwwty4 for this one.

Pours a foggy brownish amber with a thick crème head. Nose is faint perfumed, citric hops. Flavor is nice and meaty and robust. By just a touch it seems slightly amber ale in character, but the basic theme is the floral leafy and twig kind of thing. Feel is smooth on the liquid and the carbonation is a bit high with a very slight bite to it. Overall I think this is a nice brew. Perhaps I am being jaded as I appreciate this type of IPA. But I think it's nice and worth giving a shot. I'd definitely have more than one if I had the chance.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.26/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The 5 Day is OK....pardon the rhyme. The beer poured a orange clear with thin white head that is no leaving a lace. The scent is a blend of malt and slight citrus hop. The Taste is a balance of malt with slight pine and citrus hops that finishes a little bitter. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall the beer is ok. I wouldnt go out of my way to get it.

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Photo of Tone
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, orange/copper color. 2/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong hops (floral), slight citrus, and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of a Cask American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and creamy with a low carbonation level. Tastes of floral hops, slight earthy malt, sweet malt, and slight citrus. Overall, a great mouth feel and appearance, but the a little lacking in body.

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Photo of tempest
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears amber with a thin white head with a top ring of lacing. Big resinous, earthy, grapefruit hops in the aroma. We're talking big aroma here. The flavor, however, doesn't quite stack up. It could almost be mistaken for a hoppy pale ale. The bitterness is medium, and the mouthfeel is a but thin. There's a lingering bitterness, but nothing major. I will say it makes for a decent session IPA. But the aftertaste holds it back from being great. It's sort of a dry and bitter mix of crystal malt with citrus rind. Basically it needs more hops. The dry-hopping makes for a killer aroma, but the rest of the beer can't quite match that intensity. That said, it's still a very nice beer. Cheers.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasting notes from 8/18/10
Enjoyed on tap at Llywelyns Pub in St. Louis.

Poured a cloudy amber colour with small amount of white head.

Bitter citrus and floral hops evident in the nose with some sweet caramel malts evident but not dominant in the background.

The taste follows the nose - bitter citrus hops well balanced by some semi sweet malts. There are some floral notes to the hops too, but the citrus is more dominant. Well balanced

Light body, somewhat chewy. Lightly carbonated.

A good IPA.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the flowers and biscuit malt. The flavor is more of the same. The hops deliver some bitter floral and pine notes, as well as some orange citrus and some biscuit malt. The bitterness level is about medium. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this bottle in a trade with russpowell. Thanks Russ!

This pours a hazy orange gold with a solid 1 finger head of foam. There's some good lacing and the foam is shrinking very slowly.

The smell is piney and citrusy and fruity and some malt sweetness. It's close to a balanced nose.

The taste has tghe pine there but not as large as the smell would suggest...there's a big bready malt presence here that's working well to balance the piney hops and I also get some lemon citrus that's adding some tartness to this IPA.

It has a light mouthfeel to it and it finishes with a nice blast of piney hops. This one is definitely all about the pine and the bread and is pretty easy drinking. My first sample from this brewery and I hope to try others.

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Photo of corby112
3.37/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden orange/light amber color with a one finger frothy white head that quickly fades into a nice lasting ring and cap, leaving minimal lacing.

Nice floral citrus hop aroma with some dank piny resionus and a subtle caramel malt backbone.

Thin body, slightly watered down. Citrus hop flavor with with some pine but not as resinous as the aroma had me hoping for. Weak malt backbone that doesn't provide much balance although it does have a slight biscuit flavor that is pretty nice. Slightly dry finish. Drinkable session beer but not something I would seek out again.

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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 rhoadsrage
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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Photo of akorsak
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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