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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


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6964) - Burnsville, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2563) - 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.

4.2
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (11071) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mikem409 (1601) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6946) - 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!)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (5825) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (1872) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2012
At Rockwell’s. Slightly cloudy amber colored beer. Interesting herbed and spiced. Piney and peppery with a solid but appropriate amount of hops. Nice. Serving: Tap

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Draft at state and lake. Pours a hazy gold with a frothy head on top. Nose is herbal and somewhat spicy. Citrus and grass with some pine herbal notes. Interesting. Some woody malt and grainy notes as well. On tasting, moderate bitterness with more of the citrus and sage notes. Again, wood and light sweetness. A really neat beer and well structured.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Draft on tap at Bad Apple (Chicago, IL). Stopped in after picking up a bunch of Half Acre stuff for trades and drinking because I saw this bad boy was here. Pours a rich orange amber hue with healthy glow, deeper coloring, orange and copper and some fiery deep sunset. A touch dulled with frothy brighter white head that dies to a film, laces ok overall. Aromas are a bit muddled with touches of grass, bread, pale malts. A gentle earthy element grows, lively touch of cactus, faint lime, grass, peppery spice, earth, herbal quality dance in as it warms and breathes a bit more. Mellow touch of citrus. Initial is fairly interesting, offering lighter end of medium bodied on the palate with a touch of girth. Touches of bready malts, cereal grains, distinct earthy and lime element, rind, touch of brush, bitter dryness, gentle spice earthy pepper quality. Middle shows a touch of toast, growing dryness and a distinct biscuity malt sweetness. Moves back into a dry, earthy, and gentle spicy backend and finish. Earth, grass, brush and mellow spice, citrusy lime rind. A fairly unique experience with a good dryness and earthy quality up front, moving into that distinct malty middle and quickly out again into the finish, firm dry and bitter qualities, earthy spice and herbal qualities. Seems quite well constructed as an experience.


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