O’Fallon 5 Day IPA

O'Fallon 5 Day IPAFrom the O’Fallon Brewery in O’Fallon, Missouri I have a bottle of 5 Day IPA. It pours a very hazy golden orange. The head is quite creamy and off-white. The nose is delicate, a grapefruit perfume with some citric sweetness and a bit of herbal character.

A grassy, herbal flavor is not what you’d expect after the grapefruit aroma, but there it is. The hops are earthy with only a hint of grapefruit. There is some sweetness and a bit of caramel malt flavor. There is a noticeable but not prominent bitterness. The body is sweet and soft, playful, and lightly bitter and active.

Microbreweries tend to make their IPAs either much too bitter or much too weak. Here in America they tend to overuse the strongly citric American hops. It is refreshing to have a well-crafted IPA such as this that can strike a balance between the malt and hops and between the American and noble varieties.

+O’Fallon 5 Day IPA

3.8 (4-7-8-4-15)

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