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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Ratings: 557 |  Reviews: 282
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 clager
2.8/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of threesignificantstarfish
4.74/5  rDev +29.9%
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 +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of _RL_
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
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 +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AgentMunky
3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a BrewDog cervoise glass.
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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Photo of firkingroovin
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
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 oline73
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DRosen
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

All Right, As an IPA drinker, this does fit the bill. I would normally not try this, but at $5.99 a six pack, fresh brew date, and in cans I picked this up instead of my normal Ska. This beer has very nice hints of Grapefruit and Pine. The cascade hops help the nose, and the head is very normal. This is a great beer to pick up and enjoy, and on a summer day grab a 6 pack to throw into the normal mix of beers that I buy for an entertaining weekend on the lake, or if we have guests over. (I normally pick up 10 assorted six packs from Half acre, Flying dog, SKA, 3Floyds, gigantic and Boulevard). This beer is a perfect to add into the mix. It's not even close to being an "OMG, you have to try this beer" but it's very drinkable, and there are no regrets on buying this beer. It's a perfectly solid middle of the road IPA that any IPA that likes cascade hops can enjoy.

Please note that even though they throw the Cascade name around, it's not the primary HOP you taste when drinking this beer.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.12/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to joshstl for this one! The dark copper color makes me think this will smell and taste malty. It certainly betrays that on the nose - light flowers and grapefruit are ultimately overpowered by lots of caramel malt. Seemingly, its redolent more of SNPA than anything. Actually, the taste (while every bit as malty as anticipated) surprises me with notes of nut and graham cracker instead of long-lasting and generic burnished toffee. The malt backbone is pretty damn good (if a little heavy for IPA standards), but where are the hops? I only get gentle floral and grapefruit notes on the back end. Still, despite the weak hop profile, the finish is surprisingly crisp and dry, while the carbonation level is correct. A lot of the reviewers below me remark this would be a good starter IPA. And it really would. It's not overly bitter, nor (despite its maltiness) does it finish slimy and sugary. No, it's problem is that it's boring in this world of high-octane tropical fruit bombs. I won't seek it out again, but it fulfills exactly what it wants to accomplish - it's drinkable and beginner friendly.

3.12/5: Not my favorite IPA, but others out there will like it far more

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in Totowa recently, having never had this before. The other beers O'Fallon beers that I bought weren't anything special and neither was this. While not a bad IPA, there are so many other options available that there would almost not be any reason to reach for this. It was hard to imagine that this was 66 IBU's as both that and the alcoholic percentage were not listed on the bottle and this went down too easily to truly be considered an IPA, in my humble opinion.

The pour was the best aspect of this beer, as the copper hue, slight haze, and moderate tan head all combined for a relatively pleasing appearance. Not a lot of lacing left behind and not a strong aroma to this either, as I was able to pick up some caramel, earthy hoppiness, and a moderate floral undertone. Some citrus in the taste with a hint of pine and a moderate amount of sweetness to tie everything in together. The carbonation was present but not strong and the mouthfeel could have been a bit more full and sticky, as this went down relatively easily.

There was enough alcohol in here to qualify this as an IPA but it never truly felt and tasted like one. This would be a decent intro to someone who's unaccustomed to the style but for hopheads and more serious beer drinkers, this one's probably worthy skipping over. The bitterness was quite hard to find in this one.

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Photo of trdant
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BrunEngr
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lahoi
3.08/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

It looked like a great IPA. Thick, rich creamy off white head that was retained. Great lacing. Rich caramel color. It got my hopes up.

It smelled like a good IPA. Some hops, pine, citrus.

It felt like a great IPA. Rich, full.

But it did not taste like a good IPA. It was not hoppy, especially at66 IBUs. A hint of a few things like malt, grain, citrus, biscuit. A dry, crisp finish. But it tasted watered down.

As someone else noted on here, this is a good intro IPA. But I don't want an intro IPA. In a blind taste test I would have probably put this beer in the APA category.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
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 wisegreensoul
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nurt20
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shauun176
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

5-Day IPA from O'Fallon Brewery
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 557 ratings