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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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3.2
GranvilleTim (1857) - 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.

3.3
jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Solid. Lots of hops but with a funky car taste. Mild mouthfeel. Grass and wet cement. Medium finish.

3.2
jmohno (1652) - Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Peachish honey orange.Some head/lace. Juniper,lemon citrus aroma.light bready,light caramel. Light refreshing,citrus,grassy citrus finish. Decent enough.

2.8
jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, 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.

3.6
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?

3.3
ARH (1138) - 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. There’s 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.

3
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2016
IPA. 香りと味はつ&

3.3
BeerBunker (965) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours golden orange with a big, foamy beige head. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Aroma is of hops, grass, caramel, and spice. Taste is of grassy hops, with a caramel malt backbone. Has a slight underlying spiciness. Lingering taste of grassy hops. Mouthfeel is light and slightly soapy. Body is light, and very carbonated. The hops are sweet, and grassy. As it warms up, more spice comes through. It drinks easy, and it tastes pretty good.

3.3
dkoonce (911) - People’s 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.

3
dwm1034 (785) - 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 that’s the Tasmanian pepperberry....but overall without a major APA nose or taste...


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