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5-Day IPA by O'Fallon Brewery
American IPA
6.10 % ABV

Review by joe1510 on 02/21/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
70 2 7 16 3 7 2010
12oz Bottle

Vancer threw this in as an extra in our latest trade. A soapy ivory head grows to one finger on the pour and falls to a respectable crown, becoming creamy and leaving some patchy lacing. All this sits atop a setting sun orange of a body with sheets of carbonation bubbles rising to the head and keeping it supplied.

The aroma brings a welcomed array of hoppiness albeit a little faint. The hops bring the sensation of freshness when lemon greets the nose, there's a squeeze of orange in there as well. The backend brings a mild grassiness when I dig in deep. There are some malts fighting through that are pale and add sweetness to the citric hoppiness.

Flavor is exactly what the nose suggested. More hops were used for the aroma and in dry hopping than for bittering. The pale malt sweetness lingers throughout and, when combined with the lemon and orange rinds, adds a candied rind characteristic I find myself enjoying quite a bit.

The body is on the lighter side of moderate and could actually use a little more "oomph". Smooth on its way through with a dry finish and mild bitterness (IPA standards).

This is an incredibly easy drinking IPA and I think the drinkability is its biggest strength. The lighter body and candied rind hoppiness make it a beer that would be easily sessionable. As a matter of fact 5 Day is so drinkable I had to put myself in check so I had enough left to finish the review.

A solid, enjoyable, easy drinking IPA from O'Fallon. I wouldn't hesitate picking this up to enjoy a few in a more social situation.

Reviewed: 2/28/08

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by everetends on 02/16/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 8 16 5 8 0
Old Review
12 oz bottle thanks to the ever giving Goliath. Poured into your standard shaker pint.

A: Poured a hazy amber/almost brown. Not expecting this but it looks great. When held to light the amber really comes out with heavy red hues. Got a good 1.5 inches of head that had decent retention, receeding to a top cap that left some sticky lacing.

S: Smell is of citrus and floral hops and maybe a touch of caramel malt. Simple but elegant.

T: Taste is of some floral and citrus hops, but the malt really comes in giving this a major backbone. There is an almost sweetness to this brew that has a touch of metallic due to the hops and malt combo. This is a pleasant metallic.

M: This is a light to medium bodied brew that finishes with a refreshing sense of clean, cool water. There is a slight bite of hops bitterness in the aftertaste. Great.

D: This beer is very refreshing thanks to its feel. You can't feel the 6% at all and it comes across as lighter in ABV. This beer is a great refreshing brew that still has some great flavor. It is not too complex but sometimes that works, just as it does here. Great beer.

Served In: Bottle

Review by wagenvolks on 08/23/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 11 16 4 9 2009
12 oz. bottle into a pint glass produces a golden, hazy orange brew with an ample amount of off-white head that leaves thick lacing. Aroma? Pot. What's next? No but seriously, this thing reeks of the stickiest of the icky, along with some caramel malts, citrus, and spice. Very good so far.

Taste doesn't disappoint, but isn't as fantastic as the appearance/aroma. Some earthy notes paired with big hops, grapefruit, and bread. Mouthfeel is good; well carbonated and crisp with a decent hoppy finish to let you know shit is in effect. Definitely drinkable, appealing, and tasty. Get ahold of this one if you can.

Served In: Pint Glass

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