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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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3.4
phaleslu (10899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Draft from the Grand Slam stand at Great American Ballpark. Pours a cloudy dull orange with a small white head. Notes of juniper, sage, pepper, grass, florals, orange peel, and amber malts. Light-medium bodied, with a spicy, bitter mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Interesting beer. The spices really stand out.

3.3
kaser (6430) - 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

3.3
valpoaj (755) - 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 can’t claim to be too familiar with whatever spices are in here, but aside from loads of spice (I do seem to pick out pepper), there’s some smoke, burnt malt, and something else - an overall earthy feel to this brew - strange, and while not ’wow, this is great’, 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...I’m neither falling for this beer, nor am offended by it. This truly reminds me of some smoked pork dish I’ve 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...that’s about the best summary I can give!

3.3
AWISLguy (3429) - 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.

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.

3.3
DialSquare (5187) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2013
12oz bottle from Andersons in Sylvania. Orange pour with thin off-white. Aroma is herbal and earthy. Tastes are burnt sugar, orange and a variety of spices. Strange.

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.

3.3
ARH (1139) - 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.

3.3
Frank (4259) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Even though this is spiced, it is not too far off a regular IPA or APA. This is a cloudy orange beer w/ a white, foamy head. Its smell is vaguely spice and herbal and just a touch fruity. Nothing really jumps at me here, it just comes off as generallly hoppy. This is slightly sweet and malty w/ firm earthy, resinous bitterness. 5 Rabbit always do a pretty good job of using spices w/o ending up w/ some stupid beer that nobody really wants to drink and this is no exception. It’s not exactly knocking my socks off but I give them points for subtlety.

3.3
BeerBunker (966) - 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.


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