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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
5 Grass is a refreshing yet substantial beer that is pale in color and nicely hoppy. With this beer, we wanted to invoke the brisk, clean aroma of the desert. The recipe makes use of three unique hop varieties as well as some carefully chosen herbs and spices - juniper, sage, and Tasmanian pepperberry, among others - to give a beautiful outdoorsy scent. With itís smooth clean malt flavors and a unique, complex nose, 5 Grass is like a refreshing walk in the wide open spaces.

In Aztec mythology, 5 Grass was the symbol of life. In this worldview, nature is not inanimate, but is filled with life. Every bug, every flower, every plant is alive and filled with a spirit; each relies on everything around it to sustain and create a living world. 5 Grass invites us to reflect that we are a part of this web of life and that there are forces in nature that can intervene in our lives, which we are best served by knowing and respecting. By knowing nature, we come to know ourselves

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
Spicy, hoppy, yet quite soothing with an almost chamomile like quality. But the bigger question is how does an obscure local like this end up on the list at the Airport Hilton with the big boys?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (926) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
On tap, poured into a shaker. A juniper / spruce, woodsy note is fairly predominant on the nose, accompanied by a sweet watermelon and bubblegum combination. Thereís also some grass and floral notes in the background. It pours a hazy orange amber with a creamy looking head. An abundant, sheet of head layers the glass, and the head reduces down to a light froth, almost cirrus cloud like, atop the beer. A medium / medium-light sweetness combines with a dry, spicy medium-light bitterness at the finish. Lots of soft carbonation give the medium-bodied beer a creamy-ish texture (maybe a bit of an oily quality). The sweet bubblegum body finishes dry, and clean, with a bright juniper flourish.The aftertaste turns back to the bubblegum notes with a touch of resin dryness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dkoonce (911) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2014
A thick American ale, with some raw, grass flavors that seem to match the name well. Nice head and cloudy amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (2966) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2014
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, grass and citrus. Taste is malts, sage, lemon and grass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BEERSOLDIER (42) - Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Nice thick off-white head very nice lacing. Very hazy orange color. Smells grassy and skunky like weed, actually pretty good. flavors of cinnamon, pine, ginger, orange peel and a little syrupy. A better than average beer but not anything spectacular. The smell got me excited but it didnít deliver on the flavor. its worth a shot though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnnniee (3093) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle shared by hopicide, thanks for the opportunity Todd! Hazy golden color with a huge coriander and other spice aroma. Sweet malty with a spice edge to the flavor. Interesting beer, but a bit high on the spice scale for my tastes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shernandez (3) - - JAN 16, 2014 does not count
This beer was pretty good. However it was a little too hoppy for my tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (7277) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Draft at Dutchís in July 2012. Pours a clear amber color with a large yellowish off white head. The aroma and flavor had big herbal/spicy notes; sage, some peppery notes, grass, some toasted malts. The finish had moderate bitterness without much other flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cheap (4682) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Smells are creamy and smooth, almost canít describe it. Yes, from the first taste I say its creamy too! One of the more really creamy beers Iíve had for a while. Good creamy overall beer experience, yes creamy. Weirdly creamy, but interesting and fun. Liked this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niko100 (2337) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Hazy amber color; Medium body; Aroma of caramel malt, juniper, & fruit; Flavor of slight sweet malt, some yeast, hops, fruit, and spice; Finish is slightly tart; Strange - but interesting.

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