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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstraw (1919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Copper with creamy, off-white head / Nose of pine, burnt sugar, and herb / Light body, some sweetness and hoppy, a hint watery with only mild bite, and bitter finish / Bright flavors of cut pine, burnt sugar, juniper, and sage, with notes of orange and grapefruit / A pleasant, easy drinker.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (1837) - 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

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hombrepalo (1826) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaymobrown (1658) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Solid. Lots of hops but with a funky car taste. Mild mouthfeel. Grass and wet cement. Medium finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jzzbassman (1515) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bottled. I like grass, and I like the places this attempts to go, but it ultimately comes across as weird, like sugar in a health drink with a few drops of liquid smoke. Medium bitterness, full of promise, but it just doesn’t taste very good to me.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mikem409 (1482) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Mohogany pour with a tan head. Aroma is spices. The spice flavor dominates the beer. I didn’t really notice the hops. The head went away rather fast. The beer was flavorful though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1353) - Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle - good size foamy head, hazy dark copper color, good size tart tropical fruit like (not exactly sure how to describe it) hop aroma and flavor, fair malt backbone - pretty good overall and a little different (in a good way) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rxeight (1302) - Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2013
lots of spices in this one. i think it’s ginger, maybe clove. I dont know why they called this a hoppy ale. Ive had hundreds of ales that were more hoppy than this one that did not advertise the fact. It smells like i just cut my grass, and not in a good way.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1263) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle from ck1, thanks bro! Pours a coppery amber with a white head leaving terrific lacing. Aroma has sprucy pine and a lot of spiciness. Taste is of sweet malt, some resin and juniper berries, with some tangy spices. Somewhat subtle and light. Finishes sweetly tangy. Would have guessed a saison from the aroma, drinks more like a light pale.


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