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 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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Photo of Kegatron
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
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 bobsy
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber pour with a frothy white head that laced well. Aroma of pine resin and citrus, with a herbal grassiness. Like the Mission Street IPA I had before it, this is not an IPA that will destroy your taste buds with bitterness, and that's something I really appreciate. It does have moderate bitterness from herbal hops and orange peel-esque notes, but it is kept in check by a strong biscuit malt backbone. Moderate carbonation and body.

It was gone before I knew it, so mark this beer down as an easy drinker!

Thanks BigBry!

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Photo of Frosty80
2.72/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color: sits a slightly hazy, burnt orange with a big, long lasting fluffy head

Smell: seemed at first sniff right when i popped the cap that it was going to have a great hop aroma to it. i then discovered that as it breathed it totally deflated. great citrus and pine aromas are in there, but you have to struggle a bit to find it

Taste: taste is pretty weak. slightly bitter and yeasty finish which disappears fairly quickly, and not a whole lot leading up that. pretty clean and crisp throughout. any bitterness seems to be completely balanced with malt sweetness

Mouthfeel: surprisingly smooth for as much carbonation it seemed to start out having. low-med body

Notes: had always passed over this IPA until i read in this months BA issue that it was "brutal." it had an APR 2009 best by date on the package so i dont think it was bad. this had a ton of potential, and is a great lawnmowing IPA, but just not impressed

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Photo of CMW
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear copper color with a rocky white head. Lacing is quite heavy.

S - Citrus and pine notes dominate. Very little malt detected in the nose.

T - Similar to the nose, citrus and piney hop flavors dominate. The malt is more present in the taste and provides a nice backbone. A little too bitter in the finish.

M - Low to medium carbonation with very little bite.

D - Very drinkable, especially on tap.

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Photo of Buebie
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to pwoods for this bottle.

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle with no freshness date. Into a turbulator.
Revealing a frothy white head, about an inch deep. Transparent amber in color.
Thin streaks of sticky lace and a colar of retention.

Aroma of yeasty sourdough bread, honey, floral hops, sweetness and some grapefruit hops.

Carbonated creamyness upfront becoming more prickly and leaving a carbonation sting on the tounge. Honey clover sweetness upfront with a good dose of greapefruit and bitter orange peel hop flavors. Minerally water. At the finish hops and sweet malt linger together in harmony. Good beer. I'd definatly drink this again.

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Photo of dakid618
4.32/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass. Pours a reddish amber color with a half finger of head. Smell is very citrusy. Taste is a mix of citrus and piney hops backed up by biscuitlike malt. Light dry mouthfeel. Extremely drinkable. A fairly standard IPA but always keep it in my fridge. Sessionable and enjoyable any time.

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

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.

Appearance: A hard pour produced a hazy dark amber body with a three finger white head. No carbonation but pretty good lacing.

Smell: Nice smell of citrus peels and grapefruit.

Taste: A lot like the smell. Pretty good IPA but this is a common style and there are better out there for a similar price.

Mouthfeel: More body to it than I expected.

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Photo of paco1029384756
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice orange color with a short head and good lacing.

Scent of soapy hops, citrus, and caramel malts. Just a nice, simple IPA.

Taste of hops, citrus, grain, caramel malts. Just a good no frills IPA, but there are many others I would drink before having this one again.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

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Photo of hwwty4
4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 12oz bottle into my Unibroue tulip. This beer pours a copper amber with a huge 4 inch head that leaves some of the most serious lacing I've seen come out of a IPA. The aroma is nice and citrus with big notes of grapefruit, lemon zest and just a bit of cut grass. The flavor follows suit but adds a really nice maltiness. This has a great balance to hoppyness. Really great stuff. The mouthfeel is nice and thick, really good for a IPA. I have to say, this is one of the most underrated IPA's that comes out of the Middle of the USA. I wish, seriously wish, this beer got way more loving then it does. Fabulous stuff. The only thing is I wish I could see this stuff on tap in the KC area.

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Photo of Risser09
2.81/5  rDev -23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a mexican tulip - Fridge temp - 2008

Appearance: An orange, yellow and brown beer is transparent with plenty of active carbonation. The head is a huge 4"+, off-white, great retention and plenty of lace.

Smell: Strong pine and grapefruit but mostly grapefruit. A distinct astringency.

Taste: Malt flavor is hlped by a slight grapefruit flavor. The beer is kind of flat in the taste department. It seems like a lot of pellets got added for aroma, but nothing was attributed to the first half of the boil.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and medium bodied. Bitter, but offset with flavor. Alcohol is not noticeable. The hops need to be in the flavor.

Drinkability: Good, although the hops are misplaced and very generous. A decent beer.

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Photo of Reaper16
3.04/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

served from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass

Poured a very lightly cloudy orange, but not cloudy enough to prevent me from being able to see through it. What surprised me was the complete lack of head. Like, there was none. At all. Yet the carbonation bubbles keep rising. Curious. Is this a really old bottle?

Smelled of sweet malts and piny hops. Nothing else, really. It's basic, but on-point.

This is actually a tasty, balanced beer despite my disappointments so far. Floral hops hit the front of the tongue, but an abundant malty sweetness washes over and removes much of the bitterness. The finish is biscuity with a touch of astringency. It is not complex, it might not even be "good" considering that this is supposed to be an IPA.

This felt good to drink; it had an agreeable medium-thickness and the carbonation was well adjusted. This seems pretty drinkable, especially if you're into the whole balance thing.

This was very disappointing as an IPA. Too much malt component. Hopefully this was just a funky bottle. For what its worth, the contents of the bottle I reviewed would have scored highly as an APA.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Party Source. This beer pours a mostly clear copper color with a medium light beige head that has decent retention. Patchy lacing on the back half of the glass. Piney hops and mild malt in the nose. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character, and flavors of pine and grapefruit along with a touch of malt. The finish is citrus and hops with a somewhat sweet underlying malt that lingers awhile. Above average all around.

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

A - pours a slightly murky copper with no foam except for a few bubbles on top

S - faint citrus aromas and some light malt smells

T - Light citrus hops taste with a bit of malt presence.
Nothing too overboard and really not what I was expecting. Not as flavorful as i had hoped

M/D - Very easy drinking beer due to the not overpowering taste, the carbonation was nice and helps make it a refreshing brew.

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Photo of RodBurg
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on cask at Iron Barley in St. Louis. During this recent trip to the midwest I was trying to find some hoppy brews that could stand up to the amazing selections I have out here in Cali.

Served in a pint glass. Nice golden/copper color with a rocky off white head.

Smells like piney hops. Awesome grapefruit and citrus notes. Minimal malt.

Tastes like an IPA should. Zesty pine and grapefruit anchored to a small malty backbone. Very low carbonation as expected, but could've used a little more.

Good stuff. By far the best IPA I sampled on my recent Midwest/Texas beer treck.

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Photo of tadowdaddy
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured into a pint glass. Very light amber color. Does not look at all like a standard IPA. Big head that went away quickly. Minimal lacing.

S- Very little in terms of smell. A bit of a citrus aroma and some biscuit malt scent, but overall did not get a lot from the smell of this beer.

T- Very non-complex IPA. Some initial citrus hops that went away quickly followed by a bit of a malt background. Not hoppy, not malty overall. A lot of nothing.

M- Disappointed in the lack of a thickness. NO aftertaste either. Mouth felt like I was drinking an american lager.

D- Easy to drink due to the lightness, however, seems to be more of a tailgating beer. Not impressed by this offering.

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

Presentation: 12oz. brown bottle.

Appearance: Bright copper beer, crowned with a nice ivory cap. There's decent retention, and actually pretty nice sheets of lacing. There's some super-fine sediment in the beer as well.

Smell: Sharp, fresh, piney hops, backed by a mild caramel sweetness. Not too complex, but the aromas are pretty, with nice balance.

Taste: Very much in keeping with the aromas. It's very hop-forward, with a nice, full hop profile of fruit and pine. There's just enough malty sweetness in the background to make this perfectly balanced. What's really nice about this is that the hop flavor is nice and prominent, but it's not harshly bitter in any way. Bitterness is medium and nicely balanced with the malt character.

Mouthfeel: Maybe just a tad heavy on the carbonation (it's a bit prickly) but other than that, quite nice, with medium mouthfeel.

Drinkability: As sessionable an IPA as I've ever tasted.

Conclusion: My experiences with O'Fallon brewery have been mixed, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this one. I was fairly impressed with this beer, however. The only criticism I have is that there's not as much depth some other IPA's...on the flipside, however, is extreme drinkability and a solid, classic flavor profile.

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Photo of MTNboy
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It had a nice copper color but it was pretty plain for the most part. There was not much for head or lace.

Smell: Nice bitter citrus tones very floral.

Taste: Not bad. It was not bitter as some might think but I thought it was just right. There was a mix of herbal and citrus like flavors.

Mouthfeel: Almost medium bodied with a bit of carbonation burn.

Drinkability: Not too bad I would drink it again if I got into an IPA mood.

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Photo of oberon
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
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 birchstick
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours amber with a frothy, white head
S - Smells of hops, grapefruit, and citrus
T - Grapefruit hops and some balancing malts. Not very bitter at all, despite the hops.
M - Full and creamy
D - This is a very easy drinking IPA. It is a shame it has taken me so long to try this for being in St. Louis for over a year. Definitely my favorite offering form O'Fallon to date.

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Photo of jwinship83
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- amber colored body with a small thinning head off white head thats pretty sticky

S- hops and caramel malt.

T- mostly hops and a little of the malt i could smell.

M- medium body with good level of carbonation

D- meh, its ok. nothing bad about this, just not exciting.

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Photo of hooliganlife
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from a bottle. pours orange amber with off white head that sticks around. smell is light citrus. taste is mild bitterness followed by a strong malt flavor and slight bitterness. perfect carbonation and swirls well. this is a more sessionable IPA. id like to see more hop presence. overall good stuff. their cask IPA is def more defined.

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Photo of ckaufman
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle into a shaped pint glass...

A: orange amber in color with a massive billowy three finger head that hangs on until all the beer is gone from the glass... and yet the head still lingers!!! Awesome retention down the sides of the glass.

S: Lots of hops here... strong citrus notes along with pine and a slight floral aroma. Some scent of the malts, but they are buried deep within the hop aroma.

T: Great tasting beer! The sweetness of the malts open on the palate only to be mauled by the strong, long lingering hop bitterness that follows. Again, citrus and pine play all over the tongue... and then come back for a little bit of overtime!

M: Nice full body... very sticky and viscous in the mouth.

D: Oh Yeah!!!

I like this beer a lot. Good solid example of an IPA... not west coast... not east coast... a hybrid of the two done perfectly well. Check this beer out when you get a chance!

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