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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   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 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwm1034 (755) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle at Trattoria 10 in Chicago....pretty hip place for a craft beer. Anyway, it was sort of a disappointment. Very mild hop nose and initial taste....some interesting tastes...guess thatís the Tasmanian pepperberry....but overall without a major APA nose or taste...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
12 ounce bottle shared and poured in a shaker glass. The aromas are abundant - I got a full whiff of the juniper, pine, and sage. It was reminiscent of a spice shop. On the one hand the appearance was a beautiful copper-red color, but on the other there were practically no suds on top and even less lacing and bubble flow in the glass... A warning of a problems later on. Taste was more juniper, pine, black pepper, and sage spices, cilantro, and some sort of vegetable medley. The palate on this one really dragged it down. It was medium bodied and would seem capable of carrying the fun flavor package, but the lack of carbonation or sizzle made it all fall a little flat. Without the bubble action, the tastes unfortunately struck me as artificial. Overall, a decent and different beer thatís worth a try at least once, and would probably go well paired up with barbacoa, as pointed out on the bottle (those glassware and food pairing tips on the labels are always appreciated).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
valpoaj (730) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Pours a medium mahogany color - smallish head dissipates quickly into a film. Aroma is really odd...and I really canít claim to be too familiar with whatever spices are in here, but aside from loads of spice (I do seem to pick out pepper), thereís some smoke, burnt malt, and something else - an overall earthy feel to this brew - strange, and while not íwow, this is greatí, it is intriguing... Flavor is bitter and quite heavily smoked...the earthy feel continues here and I am quite honestly at a loss for what all is going on here...Iím neither falling for this beer, nor am offended by it. This truly reminds me of some smoked pork dish Iíve had in the past...if only that were of any help to allow me to figure out what is going on. Palate is medium bodied, lively carbonation. Well, what is there to say - I am happy I tried this one, though I am unlikely to seek another out...thatís about the best summary I can give!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pablo951 (647) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Had it out of a bottle. Smells like ine, grassy, and citrus notes, with a thin yellow head and a clear amber hue and a taste of of spivey hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChiGuy68 (556) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. Poured a rich amber with minimal carbonation and a frothy, off-white head. Spiced grass aroma. Not enough hops for the "Hoppy Ale" on the label. Had an unusual floral, grassy taste. Hard to describe, but Iím not a fan of this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Had this again recently and itís actually much better than I remember. Definitely tastes a bit like Iíd imagine a campfire would- woody, herbal, some heat on the back. Juniper and sage prevail, with a nice balance between booze, herbs, and carbonation. Enjoyed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Awktoberfest (385) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2013
It's fine ... A nice sweet taste to it. Would like more all around hop play. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryrpat (329) - Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Nice joppy taste can definitely taste and smell the grassy desert. Has a slightly jeavy taste at the end but i would try it again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doghair (312) - 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 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.

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