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5-Day IPA | O'Fallon Brewery

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5-Day IPA5-Day IPA

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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: 554 |  Reviews: 281
Photo of rrski198
3.65/5  rDev 0%
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 +10.4%
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 -2.2%
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 0%
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 -7.4%
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 +19.7%
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 -1.9%
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 -1.6%
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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Photo of BamaViper1
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

The 5 Day IPA pours golden/caramel brown with an inch thick off-white head. This head does dissipate to form a "soap-bubble-filled film" over the top of the beer. There is minimal lacing.

The beer has hints of citrus in it's smell with maybe a little bit of banana, followed by the presence of hoppy grain and malt.

This beer tastes ok. Again hints of lemony citrus and grassy hops followed by a pleasant malty backbone.

The body of this beer is a little thin, but with moderate carbonation feels just fine.

This would be a great summer beer, easy to drink on a hot afternoon and not full bodied and hopped enough to make you get full or want to switch to a different beer.

Overall, O'Fallon's 5 Day IPA is an easy drinking beer with a slightly stronger than mild hop profile.

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Photo of StlHopHead77
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my second time trying an O'Fallon product.My first was far from memorable(Hemp Hop Rye).

A-Pours a hop hazy,iced tea,golden/brown with a
strong one finger,bone white crown that left considerable sudsy lacing.

S-Sharp,bright pine and ripe citrus(orange,tangelo) with a considerable malt presence in the nose.It almost had a fruitcake quality to it.Baked sugar,candied citrus and warm bread.

T-Big pine and moderate citrus with a really nice caramel malt backbone.Tangy and bitter but deceptively smooth with an underlying sweetness.

M-Medium bodied with a slick oiliness and clean, complementary flavors.Smooth and well-conceived.

D-Really good drinkability on this one.Best Missouri IPA I've had.

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Photo of Chaney
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my first O' Fallon product.

A: I pours a mildly cloudy amber color with about 1/2 inch head. Very consistent with my idea of the style.

S: Soothing filtered water smell, followed by a slight bit of mild citrus. Doesn't smell like it is going to be bitter.

T: Very unusual. It is EXTREMELY malty without much bitterness at all. If someone gave this to me blindfolded, I would have tagged it for a standard pale ale. Despite this minor quibble, I still find this one enjoyable for what it is. It has an aftertaste that is reminiscent of fresh cotton scent.

M: No bitterness, no over the top booziness, pleasant carbonation, and the dang thing is smooth as hell.

D: Within a day, I probably won't even remember this beer, but that doesn't mean I'm not enjoying it.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper and slightly cloudy with little head but some lacing.

You can smell the hoppy, piney, citrus smell you'd expect from an IPA.

Tastes very nice. Lightly piney, good hop profile, balanced citrus, lightly malted and floral.

Medium bodied with a good aftertaste. Not too bitter.

Quite drinkable. I'll buy again for sure.

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Photo of nukem5
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Great copper orange glow with a wonderful cap of foam 1/2 inch.

S: Glorious humulus lupulus, mmm, floral and citrus.

T: Hops blast your tongue, and the citrus washes clean the taste buds.

M: Medium body light lacing with smooth silky feel.

D: I love the hoppiness of this beer and would like to be able to drink a few of these a day but there are more beers to seek out. This one is worth the search, one of the best tasting IPA's in my opion.

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Photo of CalhounJohn
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good IPA. It's a little lighter than expected, but still an enjoyable drink. When I poured it, it was not as dark as a lot of other IPAs, but the aromas were definitely hoppy and "IPA like." The taste and mouthfeel were good, but not as bold as I like in an IPA.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
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 John1985
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Nice amber color with quarter inch white head

S - Malty almost buttery aroma with some hops

T- Stong citusy hop flavor that goes to sweet malt with a smooth almost watery aftertaste.

M - medium bodied, but not heavy

D - very session-able, but not sure if this is a repeat purchase. Like most reviews I thinks this is more of an APA and very average at that.

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Photo of krisandajt
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew comes courtesy of number1bum. Cheers Josh!

Appearance: Poured from the bottle, the beer is a deep amber color. Despite the rough pour, there's only about a half inch worth of bone white head floating on top of the brew. The retention is decent, and the lacing is soapy and runny.

Smell: Muted citrusy hops and a strong malt backbone. Jeez, I am having some bad luck with IPA's tonight...

Taste: The hops are a bit amped up here, but that is one helluva potent bit o' malt for an IPA. Not bad, but more like a pale ale than an IPA.

Mouthfeel: Nice medium body, but a bit lacking in carbonation.

Drinkability: An easy drinking beer, that's for sure. Not exactly what I'd reach for when I'm looking for an IPA, but a decent beer nonetheless.

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Photo of number1bum
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy orange amber color with a finger and a half of light beige head. Keeps just a thin lace, although it is pretty full. Leaves some patchy stick on the sides as well.

Smell has a very nice grapefruit aroma to it, pithy and juicy, with a touch of pine and some caramel sweetness as well.

Taste doesn't quite pack the same punch that the aroma did. There's some citrus flavor as well as some sweet orange, some caramel sweetness and a modest hop bitterness. It just seems a bit restrained for an IPA, though. I'd just like a tad more of everything; more bitterness, more citrus flavor, even more malt balance. Just seems slightly watery.

Mouthfeel is a medium body with good carbonation. Has a decent creaminess to it but again feels just a touch thin.

This isn't a bad IPA by any means, but it's not a standout either. A good IPA, but there are so may very good to great ones that I'm not sure this is very memorable.

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Photo of TheSarge
4.32/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Provides a small finger thick of off white head, a copper colored body with a bit of haze, and the head retains decently.

In the aroma there is a light floral and citrus fragrance with a hint of caramel.

Taste wise this is perfectly balanced between the grassy and citrusy hops, and malty caramel goodness

Mf is crisp and dry with a little bitterness hitting the back of the palate.

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Photo of AleWatcher
2.98/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours an apricot bourbon color-- almost a light beige head. Forthy and foamy. some decent lacing forms in sheets but quickly heads back into the body. Great color.

Smells much maltier than expected. A sweet malt with a nice hop presence. I am hoping this is an English IPA-- this reminds me of something that Rock Bottom or Granite City would serve. There is a very little piney hop note.

Taste follows nose. Even if this were an EIPA, it isn't that great.

The drinkability is actually surprisingly high. I could session this one, though I would prefer something else.

The body is a little light of medium, but not in a good way-- it makes it seem watered down.

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Photo of deereless
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Heavily carbonated off the first pour, minor activity visible in the beer, miniscule sediment is noticeable, light amber in color - 3.00, S: Nose is solidly in the malt arena with hops playing second fiddle, lots of caramel and a faint raisin-like sweetness, some hops in the background that offer a slight lemon zest - 3.00, T: Like the nose the palate seems to favor the malts rather than the hops, a touch roasty and with quite a bit of caramel, medium hop bite - but a little on the side of mild for an IPA, the hops do provide a soft citrus flavor - 3.25, M: A little sharp zing on the tongue, medium bodied - 3.50, D: A satisfactory IPA though a little too docile on the side of hops for my liking, up the American hops significantly and this would be closer to the range and all around more flavorful in my opinion - 3.50

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Photo of BamaBeerBuff
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark copper-like color with a good-sized off-white head. Some lace on the glass, but it's not too sticky or pervasive. A nice layer of froth remains atop throughout.

S: Fairly potent citrus aroma, some hints of pine, and a healthy dose of cracker-like malt. Not especially overpowering, and definitely a unique aroma.

T&M: Sweet and tangy with a nice dose of pine and grapefruit peel. Malt comes through, as well, with a sweet and bready presence midway through. Finish is rather short for an IPA, with a reprise of bitterness. Not a tongue lasher, but not devoid of all flavor, either. A balanced, less hoppy IPA. Body is medium, almost light for an IPA, with an average carbonation level. Feel isn't sticky or oily, very average.

D: One that can be enjoyed quite readily, for sure. Lighter body and flavor help things along in this regard. A good IPA for a session.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Kind of a murkiness to this one, a little dark between orange and brown. Aroma is heavy on the wood, not a eminent hop presence.

Taste, a heavier ipa but without a hop assault. Balanced I guess, if that's what you're into in an ipa, a big malt presence to accompany some hops. Had a flow like cream ale, smooth. Some of the bitterness pops up downbottle, so that was an unexpected range to find in this beer. Cost seems relatively reasonable, which is pretty much a good summation of the entire experience with this beer.

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Photo of Freethyhops
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a- a very bright orange amber color with great clarity. a nice moderate and persistent off white head. nice lacing.

s- really nice aroma here. a strong citrus presence with that little extra bite to it. paired with a some biscuit malts and light caramel.

t- the citrus influence is really drowned out in this one by a massive amount of bitterness and heavy breadiness. slightly piney and grassy. light caramel malts show their face as well.

m- a nice medium body but the seems a little on the high side.

d- a very smooth drinker. it really doesn't have any huge standout flavors, but a very hoppy brew that will hit any hopheads fix.

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Photo of bbkd3b
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Foggy orange pour with a 1-finger head that disappeared after only a few moments. Great carbonation and good lacing.

S: Sweet smell mixed with a good hoppiness. Very intriguing and inviting. Doesn't overwhelm with bitterness.

T: Surprisingly mild hoppiness up front, but goes down with a bitter kick that reminds you it's an IPA. Balanced fairly well, and it tastes great on the tip of the tongue. Apply, almost.

M: Syrupy, and with great carbonation. Alcohol is hidden well, so it goes down easy.

D: First couple of drinks aren't the best, but it gets better as it goes along. Not bad.

Overall/notes: Pretty good IPA. Certainly easier-drinking than some of the sharper ones. The taste isn't quite what I'd like it to be, but overall, it's just solid. Nice affordability, so if you're in the area of distribution, it's definitely worth a try.

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5-Day IPA from O'Fallon Brewery
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 554 ratings
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