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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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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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Photo of Kraken
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Consumed 8/7/09

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard water glass. Firm pour calls fourth a solid one inch of off white head. Head exhibits brilliant staying power. Color is a cloudy deep golden orange.

Nose- Wonderful, orange citrus, tangerine, orange rind.

Palate- Very tasty. Orange and grapefruit rind. Some pleasant biscuit malts. Long bitter finish. Reminds me of a dogfish head 90 min only a little better.

Mouthfeel- Active, dry

Drinkability- Fantastic, wish I had more then one.

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Photo of BeerTruth
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this as an extra from tpd975, gracias amigo!

12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic. No freshness date anywhere, not cool when it comes to IPA's yo.

Pours a hazy burnt orange hue with a good two finger off-white head that slowly falls to a thin creamy head that lasts throughout. Nice sticky chunks hold on to the sides of the glass. Smell is a blend of earthy and citrus hops. Toasted grains and a pale malt aroma in the nose as well. Brown sugar and grapefruit comes to mind. Taste is much more malt dominated, unfortunately. Some pine and gooey caramel midway with a quick splash of mandarine orange. Aftertaste is mostly biscuits and grains, low hops, and some bready flavors. Medium body with a creamy texture and mild carbonation, pretty good feel in the mouth. This just isn't a very appealing IPA, the hops are too mild and the malt has too much presence. I wonder what Kanye would think about this beer....

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Photo of corby112
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
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 smanders
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Cicero's in the Delmar Loop section of St. Louey.

Appearance: cloudy orange with a white head. Nice lacing.

Smell: lots of great citrus and floral hops.

Taste: love that grapefruit followed by a little malty sweetness.

Mouthfeel: light

Drinkability: This is a nice representation of the American IPA style. Fresh, hoppy, and a decent ABV%, I would be happy to recommend this to friends.

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Photo of tpd975
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure who sent it but thanks.

A: Pours a nice shade of orangish brown that borders on amber. Nice tall creamy 2 finger head with excellent retention. Tons of thich sheet lace.

S: Nice aromas of biscuit malt, caramel, and pine.

T: The malt prescene is big. Nice sweet brown sugar, caramel, and a bit of sweet bread. The hops come late. They are not bold, instead they provide wonderful balance. Citrus and pine are both there. The finish is a bit grassy and bitter.

M: Medium in body, smooth, great carbonation.

D: Gotta mention head retention again, awesome. It is a tasty balanced beer. I like a bit more hops but the balance in this one makes it real drinkable. Extreme IPA? No, tasty, and drinkable Yes!

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Photo of Jayli
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had 8/13/09
This beer poured a nice clear amber with a one finger of sudsy white head that leaves spotty lacing along the glass. Nose is of strong floral and piney hops and mild caramel malts. Taste starts with floral hops, slightly on the muted side, malts in the middle balance out this beer and take away some of the bitterness, but a touch of piney/citrus hops provide a bite in the finish. Extremely well balanced beer. Medium body, mild carbonation, a touch oily with a nice dry finish to it. I could sit with this beer all day long!

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Photo of MaltyHoppyGood
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Looks dark gold/copper, much like other IPA's, though, lighter than darker.

Smell: Smells fantastic. Fresh hop smell is welcoming and bold, yet it is not gloating with hop bling. It assures you the hops are there, but doesn't punch you in the face.

Taste: The taste isn't quite as bold as the smell. It could use a bit more bitterness, at least for my taste. Malt and hops are both noticeable at first sip. The malt is lightly sweet and bready. It swings well with the amount, and type of hops used. It isn't a BIG beer, but it's big enough. You can tell there's a good amount of late edition hops which goes well with the 5 day dry hop aroma.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium kind of mouthfeel, in that it isn't thin, yet it's not heavy, like many BIG IPA's. Nicely carbonated, and malts give a good backbone for the amount of hops present.

Drinkability: Outstanding. This is one of the easiest IPA's I have ever had. I've sessioned Commodore Perry, IPA Maximus, Centennial IPA... Those are great and all, but for a seriously easy-going session beer, this is a great choice. Perhaps it's because it's Summer time, but the BIG beers are better in smaller numbers or in cool weather.

Overall: A well balanced IPA designed to be neither bold nor meek. At 9.39 a six pack, it may be a bit much, but as far as local craft brews go, it's an easy, enjoyable and inviting IPA without an ego.

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

12 oz. bottle courtesy of, again, hooliganlife, who's provided me w/ my daily fix of IPAs. Many thanks. Poured (again) in to a traditional American pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark amber, occupied by a fair amount of fine sediment and a few stray streams of fine and fast carbonation. The one finger worth of white head has average staying power, leaving a consistent white sheen and only a few spare eruptions of light, thin, delicate lacing. Nothing too remarkable about the appearance, though the color is pleasant.

Aroma: Very faint, with a wholesome, crust-like roasty malt profile providing the foundation for a soupcon of hop notes - a faint spicy, herbal one, a few flourishes of citrus. Not much goin' on here really.

Taste: Very biscuity, roasty, sort of clingy in the malt profile. It's not unpleasant, but it certainly does detract from the hop profile, which it in and of itself decent - some strong flashes of citrus, faint bitterness, a musty vegetal quality. Bitterness is buried largely under the roasty caramel and spicy hop notes. All in all this is a "low" 3.5 - perhaps this is an old bottle, as it definitely has that sort of "faded" IPA feel.

Mouthfeel: A moderately thick body with a fair amount of soft carbonation, but all in all a little uneven, as it becomes sort of jagged, rough after a few sips.

Drinkability: The least enjoyable of the three Missouri ales I've enjoyed tonight, though I imagine it would be a lot better if a little fresher. It's not too alcoholic or overly bad, but it's just not as well-rounded, "fresh" tasting, or flavorful as the other two brews. Still, I'd give this one another chance at some point.

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Photo of joepais
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mphopkins99 for sending this bottle my way
Poured into a standard pint glass produced a finger worth of white head that settled to a thick lace.
The body of the brew was a clear amber color.

There is a good hop presence on this nose grapefruit and gassy. There was a slight sour note on the brew as well. A great bitter forward brew the hops are nice and fresh some piney resin and citrus. There was a medium feel to my mouth with ample carbonation for my tongue.

A nice IPA would not turn it down. Good drinkability on the brew easy to session

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Photo of BobbyBeerman
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a dark honey/coppery color. It's cloudy, obvious carbonation trails, and a cream colored head that calmed down to about a finger's worth that lasted the entire drinking experience.

S: This one came off with a piney/grassy aroma with some typical citrus accompanying it.

T: Big on hops flavor with just a hint of maltiness to back it up.

M: Even with the level of hops in this one I find it easy on the mouth. Carbonation level is good.

D: Easy to drink and it's from a somewhat local brewery. I'm loving it.

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Photo of KI9A
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Nice amber, super creamy, long lasting head.

S: Citrus/pine.

T: grapefruity, piney, but not as bitter as some IPA's I have had. Really decent malty backbone, which makes this beer a little heavyier, which I like!

M: Bitterness of the hops are toned by the sweetness of the malts. Great balance.

D: Been trying to "like" IPA's, and a hoppier beer than a pale ale. Think I might have come upon one I'm really enjoying for once.

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Photo of SpecialK088
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Tulip

Pours a very thick hazy and deep amber. Head is about 2 finger and laces very sticky down the glass

The nose doesnt have much happening notes of grapefruit and most pronounced pine. suble underlying alchol and grassy hops

Flavor is bland but not in a bad way. All the flavors seem to mix very well and create an exceptionally balanced beer, not to overwhlemingly bitter or hoppy. Good bitter hoppy finish but again nothing overbearing. Pine notes and a subtle sweetness almost like grape in the finish

Very heavy for an IPA not a heavy body but a very thick medium.

Nice and easy to drink would be a fantastic introduction to the style and possibly something I would like to keep around for the summer months

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

A--Glowing bubbly amber color with a full finger of fluffy head that camped out for a bit and left a thin web of lacing on the pint glass.

S--Citrus hops with a nice caramel malty backbone. Very west coast-like hop profile

T--Unfortunately the hops don't quite jump out on the palate like I would prefer. Not to come down too hard on this beer though, because what is here is a nicely balanced, easy drinking IPA.

M--Medium bodied, nothing impressive for an IPA but pretty normal

D--Good session beer, but not one I would want to reach out for if I just wanted a single glass

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Photo of projectflam86
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got from a trade with Rbald4. Cheers dude!

A- Pours a cloudy orange color with a thick creamy white foam that leaves nice lacing.

S- Citrusy grapefruit and pine nose with a light sweetness.

T- Light pine resin-like hop bitterness with smooth yeast/bread finish. The hop flavor is fairly strong initially but it quickly subsides to a caramel malt sweetness that balances this IPA rather aggressively.

M- Light/medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Really balanced, almost too much for an American IPA; feels a bit more like the English version.

D- A nice well-balanced brew that feel a little short of my expectations but highly drinkable nonetheless.

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours cloudy deep amber with a couple fingers' worth of light beige, foamy head with just a little bit of stickiness around the edges. Head diminishes somewhat quickly, but leaves a decently thick foamy film across the surface.

Sweet, dried tropical fruit aromas at first whiff, with a little bit of citrus peel lurking in the background and just a touch of earthiness to mellow things out. Interesting.

On the tongue, 5 Day IPA is noticeably balanced; there is no one thing grabbing my attention. The dried tropical fruit notes are there, but to a considerably lesser extent than in the nose. Strong malt backbone, with a mildly biscuity bent. This doesn't really strike me as an IPA. There's a mild lingering bitterness

Light to medium bodied, but on the thin side. Lots of small bubbles on the tongue. Drinkability is just kind of meh. There are plenty of other IPAs I'd rather have, and at the price point I'd not think twice about reaching for something else. This is, however, the first time I've had this in a bottle, and though I took no notes before this isn't as good as I remembered; perhaps it has lost something as a contract brew?

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

12oz. bottle into goblet on 5/26/09.

A - Poured a gritty, sandy glazed orange with about a finger of white foam that quickly diminished to a patchy film and left a bit of lacing around the glass.

S - Pretty subdued aroma overall that suggests citrus rind, mild herbal notes, toasted grains and some sweet caramel malt. Not much going on here, unfortunately.

T - Hop profile is hinting at more of a citrusy character, but the overall flavor ends up on the herbal side with some floral notes as well. Finishes with quite a grainy malt character and some sweet caramel.

M - Light to medium bodied with lively carbonation and a pretty watery texture overall with just a slight bit of oily hop residue on the palate. Finish is slightly dry, medicinal and metallic.

D - Pretty middle-of-the-road IPA, although it's a few months old, perhaps already past its prime. Nevertheless, it's not very exciting, although it retained its drinkability overall.

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Photo of Wheelinb
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoyed this. Nice clear deep amber color with a good amount of foam after the pour. You get a hop smell right away with light florals. Great flavor that is nicely balanced with just the right amount of hops. Nothing overwhelms you but the flavors are strong so it was easy to drink four of these before I even realized I had. This would be a great session beer. Nicely done.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up an O'Fallon mixer while in St. Louis...

Slightly hazy dark amber. Nice foamy white head that fades to a thin skim. Some lace would be nice.

Smells of sweet, poundcake malt with pinapple and citrus. Tastes like wet, clumpy floral/herbal hops with pineapple, citrus backup. Hop laden but not overpowering. Nice. Biscuity malt in there somewhere.

Crisp carbonation balances heavy hop oil for a very drinkable IPA. Good stuff, I'd buy if it was sold here.

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Photo of colts9016
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this beer from Mandy, thank you for the bottle.

Poured into a pint glass at 47 degrees.

Appearance: A dark amber color with reddish copper hues. There is a one finger head that is ivory in color, foamy and bubbly. There is a lot of effervescence in the beer. The clarity of the beer is mostly clear with some haziness. There is some lacing on the glass.

Nose: A nice pine, floral and grapefruit. There is a subtle sweetness in the malt of the beer. There are some fruity esters in the beer.

Taste: A very nice pine floral esters and grapefruit. There is a nice malt backbone with a slight hint of sweetness.

Overall: The mouth feel of the beer is carbonated and dry. The body of the beer is medium and the finish is moderately light. This is a good IPA. There is a nice flavor in the beer descent amount of hops and good malt back bone. The head is lacking but other than that it is really good.

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

Had this on cask at Iron Barley. Poured into pint glass with nice rocky head that clings to the glass, nose of full hop, some sweetness and floral notes. Taste was of the same with nice hop notes, bitter at just the right point, quite a bit of flavor compared to bottled examples. Mouthfeel was quite good, smooth and drinkable.

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

12 oz brown bottle, from an O'Fallon sampler 8-pack. Different label than pictured (darker green, large 5 in the middle.

Pours a clear, copper color with a solid, white head. Foam retention is OK, and leaves a nice looking lace. The aroma is all IPA, herbal and citrus hops. The taste has lots of earthy, pine resin hops. Good balance of caramel malt. Dry bitter finish. Medium body, low carbonation makes it still (almost flat), but still smooth. Nicely balanced, all the expected IPA character.

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Photo of mphopkins99
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy orange, minimal head and lacing

S - As you would expect from an IPA, very hoppy. Some citrus notes present.

T - Hops are present, but not overwhelming. They become a little more pronounced as it warms.

M - Very smooth and dry.

D - More drinkable than some other IPAs I've had. I thought this had good balance and was a nice beer.

My first offering from O'Fallon, and it definitely warranted checking out some others.

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Photo of torsoul
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've had this in both bottle, and on tap. Try it on tap if you can find it, because I probably wouldn't have had I tried it in the bottle first. It wasn't bad from the bottle, just nothing I would have bothered with again.

Very cloudy, and VERY dark orange. Hardly had any head when poured from the bottle. The taste is pretty average, but is lacking the "kick" of an IPA. Sweetness tends to dominate the hops. I'm not a fan of overly bubbly brews, but this was kind of pathetic and had almost zero carbonation. Up to you whether its drinkable or not.

Not bad, just sort of "meh". Get it on tap if possible!

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Photo of OzarkElmo
4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap 03/24/2009 at Blueberry Hill In the U.City Loop (St. Louis). Orange/amber color. Floral, citrus aroma. Very good tasting with earthy hops, malts. well balanced through the finish. Enjoyed two of these, the 2nd being even more enjoyable. Very good offering of an American IPA - Cheers to O'Fallon!

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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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