5-Day IPA | O'Fallon Brewery

5-Day IPA5-Day IPA
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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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Ratings: 553 |  Reviews: 280
Photo of Brenden
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviews for this one are all over the place. Here's my take on it, if you care.

The color is a deep amber gold verging on an amber-orange with a bit of haze to it. A nice fluffy head formed at a few fingers, stuck around for the entire time, and left lots of patchy lacing. Activity is lively the whole way through.
A nice citrus hops note is most evident with an earthy light pine resin hops note as well. Sturdy and pleasant, this is very much the standard for an IPA. It's not overly complex, and there's not a huge load of hops that blows this one up. There is, however, a nice caramel malt balance to a good hops bouquet.
The taste follows suit exactly, an earthy presence coming through underneath and the caramel malt never fading to balance prominent citrus and pine hops flavors. The finish is strong.
A good mix of crisp and smooth with a medium body and the right amount of carbonation round out a pleasant drinking experience.
This one's quite drinkable with plenty of character. I'd say it's deserving of whatever small-time award it's won.

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Photo of BeardFacePhD
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Poured a hazy burnt orange with a thin cream colored head that dissipated rather quickly. Some particulates matter.

S - Sweet and piny.

T - Subtle bitterness with a sweeter malty finish.

M - Flavor dissipated a little too quickly. Nicely carbonated.

D - Definitely more of a session beer than bolder IPA's.

Overall a nice drinkable beer. Could use a little more flavor in the back end.

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Photo of Josievan
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Ah, I love that robust burnt orange color of IPAs. The head on 5 Day IPA is nice and tall, even if it does dwindle quickly.

Smell: Hops are definitely what tingle the nostrils. Yep, it's sharp and spicy hops all the way.

Taste: The hops get toned down a bit for the taste. Here, toasty malt makes an appearance. There's still plenty of those juicy green suckers to be found. These hops are well-integrated into the overall flavor profile, producing little bitterness.

Mouthfeel: The body is a tad light, but that's made up for by the beer's smooth, clean finish.

Drinkability: It's a shame there's only two bottles of 5 Day in the sampler 8-pack I bought. A couple BAs could polish off a six-pack of this stuff in a couple hours quite easily.

Notes: The O'Fallon Brewery sure does one thing right, and it's aptly naming their beers. Their Pumpkin Ale tastes more like pumpkin than any other I've encountered. Their Cherry Chocolate beer tastes literally like its name. It's natural then that 5 Day IPA tastes like a proto-typical IPA, in a good way. I'm not a huge hophead, so what I look for in an IPA is maltiness, balance, and drinkability. 5 Day succeeds on all those counts. It's a dandy little IPA I may return to.

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Photo of sixerofelixir
4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After a local grocery store started stocking some O'Fallon singles, I've sampled every one. So far, this is my favorite.

Pours a clouded amber gold with an off-white, sticky, layered head. Smell is upfront, super sweet pine, with skunk hiding in wait. Bright and crisp nose, a little fruity. First taste hits the tongue with a bitter-to-sour-to sweet finish that gently lays down back with the hops. All the while with the calming medium of toasted bread. Great mouthfeel, nicely complex without overdoing any one characteristic. Head lasted all the way until the last sip! Could drink it all day. Excellent beer.

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Photo of quasimoto
2.94/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Piney Citrusy aromas start The nose, but are backed up by some musty paper aromas. The flavor of hops combat a grainy woodsy taste across the tongue. Doesnt dry out and leaves a creamy malty- musty flavor as it leaves. The mouth feel is rather heavy, and sticks around on the tongue.
Overall, it is an alright IPA.

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Photo of soju6
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It has an orange color with an decent head. The aroma has a citrus fragrance but not overpowering. The taste was slightly bitter but enjoyable. It had a creamy texture and was easy going down. This brew is good for 1-2 when kicking back or relaxing after a long day.

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Photo of jsh420
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours hazy copper orange with a 1 finger head that left spotted lacing

smells of citrus a little pine and carmel malts

taste - this is a very balanced ipa - so if you are looking for a hop bomb move along

mouthfeel is on the heavy side for an ipa - carbonation is good and has a nice creamy finish

drinkability is good - with this beer being so balanced you can drink a few without destroying you tastebuds

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Photo of hosehead83
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a standard pint glass
Cloudy, orange/amber in color, with a big 2 inch head of foam
Aroma-Fragrant, citrussy hops
Taste-Juicy citrus and hops, snappy with a grapefruit-rind finish
Overall, nothing to blow your doors off, just a lively, tasty brew that would make a fine "everyday" IPA to keep in the fridge

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

3.0 A: Hazy medium orange color. One finger of off white head that falls quickly and leaves minimal lacing.

3.5 S: Citrus and pine hops. Touch of crystal malt sweetness and a touch of yeastiness.

3.5 T: Not as bitter as I would have hoped. Citrus hop flavor along with some pine. Neutral maltiness. Decent, but only decent.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good carbonation. Could be creamier.

4.0 D: Goes down really well. Not sure I'd want more than a couple though, especially if better options exist.

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Photo of xsists
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Amber color with a finger sized head that sticks around for quite some time.

S - Fruity and citrusy hopiness

T - Roasty taste with an overcasting taste of oranges.

M - Very light feel with a noticeable sting in the back of the throat.

D - I could drink this all day but due to the lack of flavor, I will not.

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Photo of drizzam
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to my good BA buddy Jdostal for this Christmas gift!

A - Poured from the brown bottle into a clear pint glass. The body of this brew is a minutely hazy amber color with a decent eggshell white foamy one finger head. Head retention is excellent and a generous smattering of lace was left down the inside of my glass.

S - Smells like an IPA...Citrus hops dominate the nose with an afterthought of sweet malt in the background. It actually seemed more aromatic straight out of the bottle, and as it warmed the aroma seemed to subside a bit.

T & M - Hops and malt play well together for a decently balanced brew (albeit, maybe a little light on the hop end). The hops are not nearly as bitter as I would have expected from the aroma, but they are there. Fairly light bodied and finishes dry with just a slight hop aftertaste. A moderate carbonation presents itself in the mouthfeel.

D - This is by no means a hop bomb...the hops balance out with the malt well, but it wouldn't hurt if this one was a little hoppier. It was enjoyable though and this is one I could stock in my fridge to go with meals or enjoy after mountain biking. You'll likely be disappointed if you're a hop-head though.

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Photo of NicholasCasber
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A golden amber with a foamy head, that leaves a solid ring after about 20 minutes of waiting, and is producing the most lacing out of the last five beers I've had.

S: Smells of hops, and bitterness.

T: The bitterness doesn't carry as much weight as the smell would leave you to believe. Almost a sweet aftertaste.

M: Fairly full for an IPA, and not too much carbonation.

D: I'd rate this higher if it was slightly more available in my area... but the beer itself was one of the better ones I've had in a while.

Overall, good IPA. I'd highly suggest it.


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Photo of indiapaleale
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour - golden orange almost peachy in color. Sort of hazy with some suspended bubbles. When held to the light their is a bright orange glow that shines through. The head is sort of frothy and quickly fades to a thin white ring within the glass.

Aroma - some subdued hoppiness, almost skunky in aroma with some toasty smells as well. Not a huge hop presence as far as aroma goes but its definitely there.

Taste - pale malt, light citrus and some nice hop bite. Not a hop bomb by any means, this is leaning more towards a pale ale or an English IPA in my opinion as the hops are purely balancing out the malt and not taking the front seat.

Overall - not a bad IPA but don't go expecting any tongue numbing, mind blowing hop potency. This is much more balanced than many other American IPAs.

Would I buy more of it? - I'd got back to the O'Fallon Smoked Porter for sure if I had to choose although I am guessing that this tastes pretty tasty fresh on tap.

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Photo of cdkrenz
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pale orange body with an inch of light-tanish orange head. The head is Frothy in the middle with large bubbles hugging the pint.

S - It has a spicy, apricot aroma with no bitter hop indication. It actually reminds me of a wheat's scent.

T - There's a grilled meat flavor here that I find to be extremely unique. There is a hint of sweet hops but nothing that would make me think this is an IPA. In the middle there's a hint of bitter but It doesn't really stick throughout.

M - There's a coarse texture here that's common among IPAs. I would say this beer goes down at an average pace.

~ This is something I can see complimenting a hamburger very well. As for sitting down and enjoying one simply for its character, probably not.

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Photo of WJVII
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

O'Fallon Brewery... brewed in Stevens Point? Ah yes, contracted brewing for the O'Fallon folks... $1.69 for a single is too much for brew made down the street from me!

Poured into a pint glass this brew is a wonderful orange color, nice and clear (for the style) with a 2 finger foamy white head that left marvelous sticky goodness down the glass settling into a nice cap. The aroma is nice and floral, not much bitterness, no real pine, but still nice hops. The taste is a little flat, almost watered down. Seems strange with the nice color, but still decent brew. For the price a lot better so glad I got a single.

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Photo of Mdog
3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Amber, ok head.

Smell: Mild citrus, soapy?

Taste: Balanced bready and citrus--seems more like a pale ale or maybe an English IPA than an American IPA.

Drinkability: If this was the best thing on a bad menu of beers, I could have a few as it has a decent flavor, just not quite an IPA.

Another beer that may have been a little old, or at least I hope that is the issue. Seems to be more of a pale ale than IPA, with a muted hop presence. Maybe I'll try it again if I'm in Missouri.

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

pours a nice beautiful orange ipa color with nice head and retention..smell is citrus malts and grass and floral hops..the taste is on the thin side compared to the smell im tasting creamy malts overwhelming the hops that are still there but not enough for an IPA ..this one is not as well balanced as i would like ..stil its tasty its drinkable glad i tried it just wont be buying again

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Photo of morimech
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color with a large head that hung around for a long time. The head eventually settles to a thick cap. Rings of lacing is left on the glass. Hoppy aroma of citrus, pine, and some mint and herbs. I wonder if there are some Golding hops in this one. A little biscuit malt is noted as well. The malt also adds some bready type of flavor to balance the hops. The hops give some grapefruit and orange flavor. Not a hopbomb but enough C-hops to let one know this is an American IPA. The body is a thin however. Carbonation is alright. A sessionable IPA that will not wear out the palate.

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Photo of Tone
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
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 mikey711
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Recieved as an extra from beersis81

A: Big puffy white foam head that sits atop a caramel/amber colored beer with lots of carbonation rushing up from the bottom of the glass. The head lingered quite some time and surprising left little lace.

S: Light aromas of floral and citrus hops followed by a caramel note. Very mellow.

T: Light earty and pine hop essences that is followed sweet caramel. Also, there is an odd soapy taste that I could detect that was mildly off putting

M: Full bodied with a good amount of creaminess. Also the hops dont slap you in the face which is a good thing. Aside from the soapiness this was quite nice

D: While it is not the best IPA I have ever had, it is enjoyable and sessionable.

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Photo of PerzentRizen
4.77/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Piraat tulip this beer was part of the box that Jeremy2002 sent out in the Halloween Horror BIF 2009. Let me just say thank you Jeremy! The color is a muddled and hazey tarnished bonze color. The head is billowy and off white.

Aroma is floral, earthy, with a touch of pine. Faint hints of malt in the nose.

The taste is perfect. It's not too bitter or biting but very appetizing. The malt and hops play with each other and neither vies for dominance over the other.

Mouthfeel is viscous for 6% but it's right where I want my IPA's. I've been drinking DIPA's for so long that I forgot how enjoyable the low octane stuff can be.

Drinkability is off the charts. I wish I had 12 of these so I could sit back on football Sunday and watch the games wilst sipping one of these all day. Great brew!

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

A - Dark copper with ruby highlights.

S - Biscuity aroma mixed well with citric and earthy hop aromas

T - Big chewy malt ties to a solid citric hop impact.

M - A bit on the heavier side for an IPA. By no means so heavy it detracts from other areas but its very noticeable.

D - Sessionable to a T. Plenty of hops to keep you coming back but not so much you think your mouth is covered in hop resin.

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Photo of Dave412
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First review
From Notes

A. Dark amber colors, when held to the light very bright orange color with some brown. Overall a nice color to this beer. Head was a couple inches and seemed to fade fast.

S. Not strong, I picked up some malt, caramel, nothing stood out too much, overall a mild smell.

T. Typical AIPA flavors, not as strong as some beers I've had in the past of this style.

M. Medium. Medium/light for an IPA.

D. Relatively smooth, probably on the stronger side for a session beer, but goes down really well and could probably enjoy a six pack in a night of this.

I may be somewhat starting to get burned out on this beer as I've been drinking lots of it as we stocked up on six packs at my house, but its my favorite of O'Fallon so far and an overall solid AIPA.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into the Sam Adams glass.

A - Pours a nice hazy dark copper with amber hues. It also has a nice strong head that is about .5 inch. It recedes slowly down to a film with a ring around the glass.

S - Very nice hop character, some sweetness and piney notes as well as citrus grapefruit. Nut character and some grain and grass as well.

T - Here is were it drops off a little bit. Initially there is some nice grain character and some sweetness but then the hop character sort of fizzles in and out, not as satisfying as expected. Still good but not great.

M - Oily and crisp. Very nice.

D - Refreshing and crisp.

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Photo of afinepilsner
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle

O'Fallon 5 Day IPA was a amber in color and cloudy. It had an beige head with decent retention and lacing. The aroma was mostly hops (grapefruit). The taste was mostly citrus hops with a little sweet malt and nice bitterness with more hops in the long dry finish. It was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Drinkability was good. This is a solid, drinkable IPA and worth trying.

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5-Day IPA from O'Fallon Brewery
Beer rating: 46.7% out of 100 with 553 ratings
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