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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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 it’s 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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doghair (306) - Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Not much aroma. Clear orange with a white foam. Taste is very grassy & herbal. Not what I was expecting. Good carbonation. Generally not a flavor I enjoy. Definitely a unique beer. More beer please...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hombrepalo (1963) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
On tap at CBF. Yuck spices! Too much spices going on, tasted like a spice rack of sage, thyme, cloves, lavender and rosemary. Didn’t enjoy it. Smells similar and is thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (4616) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Great looking clear bright orange pour (draft at cheesies) with thin head. Fruity and citrus aroma. Tangerine dominates the taste Very dry aftertaste and mild hops. Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (8686) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Tap at Small Bar in Chicago. Pale gold pour with a white head. Nice juniper aroma. Rich flavor. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3145) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2012
On tap at the annual CBS picnic, and self served to clear plastic with a fairly clear, orangy amber hue, a nice bubbles & cream head, and wavy cling to the lacing. The aroma was interestingly herbal and spicy,(I immediately picked up on the juniper and sage) with some light grain and straw notes. The flavor was similar, maybe not as striking, adding a moderate bitterness that was lingering, earthy, and incorporated peppery, and dry characteristics. Light to medium bodied and well carbonated, I applaud the unique blend of herbs & spices, and couldn’t have picked a better venue to display the beer. I agree with a Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer label.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daniellunsford (105) - - AUG 12, 2012
This is one seriously unique beer. A pale ale with nice sage and pepper notes that kind of cloud the beer being categorized as pale ale. If you sit down and just enjoy it for what it is you will have a good time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (12410) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Draft. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop, and over the top herbal aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium herbal bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Not my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mikem409 (1914) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2012
tap at dutch’s poured a dark orange which was weird for a pale ale. aroma was grass and soap. the taste was very earthy hop and kind of sweet. way off style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9102) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2012
On tap. Mildly hazy amber color. Some off-white head, leaving some lace. Definitely WEIRD for an "American Pale Ale", not your typical american pale ale at all. Hops aroma are very grassy, cannabis, with some citrus and other weirdness in there. Pretty bitter, more than your typical pale ale, with a sort of spicy (sage and black pepper) bite -- this might be more accurately classified as a spice beer. Light, smooth carbonation, more dry finish, medium body... But the aftertaste isn’t entirely pleasant. Definitely interesting and unique, but so grassy it’s almost a joke. Gotta say, though, seems like something Three Floyds would pull (it’s not normal!)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (7132) - Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2012 Draft to pint. Looks decent; burnt-orange with sticky white lacing. Smells alright; mildly hoppy and bitter. Tastes sweet and malty. Mouthfeel is average (at best). Not a good example of the style.

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