5 Grass | 5 Rabbit Cerveceria

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5 Grass5 Grass

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5 Rabbit Cerveceria
Illinois, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / 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.

Added by TMoney2591 on 05-15-2012

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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of enelson
4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.35/5  rDev +27.2%

Poured into a tulip from the bottle.
Pours a lovely orange/copper with a dense foamy head that leaves tons of lacing.
Love the aroma. full of spice and lemon and grassy dankness and some pepper as well and a caramel sweetness underneath.
I love the taste of this beer! I get plenty of citrus, lemon especially as well as the spiciness and dank grassy notes. A nice, dry finish as well.
The mouthfeel is very nice, medium and smooth.
Overall, I thought this was a wonderful take on the pale ale and was extremely refreshing and inviting.

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Photo of Smokesnotes
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Danimal25
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

it's a tasty pale ale

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of edavilamty
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

very consistent and reliable

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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of MostlyNorwegian
4.2/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bubble gum peppery almost like a cherry sour nose. Be a fun recipe with some fresh wet hops imparting some of those resins. Deep amber color with some spice in the flavor. Pepper and Berry-ish. Sage? Sure. The pepper to me is more part of it. Junipers is on the back and this might be a real good cool evening summer beer. Bit thick on the after taste. Not bitter. But, lingering. Good beer for grilled meat. Served at 55f.

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Photo of bnes09
4.13/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark orange color with lots of floating yeast flakes. Weak head on the pour leaves a ring around the glass with a few lace spots.

Aroma is very biscuity, buttery and spicy with hints of fruit.

At first the flavor was a little strange and I did not know what to think of it. As I drink it more, I am really starting to enjoy this. The spices hit you right away. Ginger, sage and jasmine come to mind. Hops are well pronounced with a mildly bitter pine and herbal character. Malt lies underneath with a sturdy biscuit and corn bread foundation. Very well balanced.

Solid medium body. Well carbonated. Yeast texture. Crisp, clean finish. Highly refreshing.

I'm surprised at the scores on this. I think the brewery accomplished what it set out to do and made a tasty, refreshing ale that tastes hoppy and spicy. Maybe people were just expecting a pale ale and they should have called it "spiced ale" instead of "hoppy ale." Either way, I really like this beer.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.1/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tumbler.

Billed as a "Desert Pale Ale", this stuff was brewed with sage, pepperberry (whatever the hell that is), and rosemary. It pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly dirty white foam. The nose comprises grass (wow...), black pepper, cilantro, light biscuit, light grapefruit peel, and a small smattering of earthy greens. The taste brings in more of the same, with the pepper really coming to the fore, melding nicely with the earthy and spicy hops. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a very nice spiced pale, one that really shows what a beer can be when spiced just so. I look forward to seeing more of this around town.

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Photo of LacquerHead
4.06/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A tasty hoppy ale that is really lively.

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Photo of matjack85
4.05/5  rDev +18.4%

I picked up this single 12oz bottle fromm the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making this single bottle $1.67. No freshness date.

The beer poured a hazy copper color with a half finger of off-white head. Retention was short but the lacing was decent.

Grassy hop smell with spices, sweet malt, and a touch of fruit.

A very unique tasting beer with lots going on. Carmely sweet backbone with very seldom used hops (Newport, Pacific, Jade, and Pilgrim) to add some bitterness, and grassy notes. Sage, junier, and pepperberry give it some spiciness and a touch of fruit.. Throw in some unfiltered wheat and that completes the flavors. There's a slight bitterness to the aftertaste.

Very smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel with medium body and medium carbonation.

It's so different you're probably going to either love it or hate it. I'm leaning towards loving it. Not crazy about the other three number 5 beers from this brewery, but this one I like.

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Photo of HeightsEats
4.05/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet (as recommended on the bottle). Appearance is dark straw with plenty of foamy head. The aroma is pretty standard hoppy ale--floral and slightly bitter. The flavor has overtones of malt with strong sage in the background. The sharp sage gives way to a booziness (odd at a little over 6% ABV) and then hop bitterness--the overall effect is really refreshing. The hops come out almost like lime zest, not the grapefruit element that has been trending lately. The flavor is also interesting in that it reveals much more than one would expect from the aroma.

An unusual but drinkable beer that is well worth trying.

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Photo of ImusBeer
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of cwxc818
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CampusCrew
4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of JoeLacy
3.91/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft pint at the Village Tap.

Slightly hazed, reddish copper orange, micro-sized trails of carbonation, that released in a swarm when swirled. Ever present foam that maintains a decent head and leaves concentric rings of lace on the opposite side of the glass.

Aroma seems a bit muted, slightly bready with a peppery yeast tang. Flavor is moderately bitter, big on the pepper and sage i'm guessing, not getting much rosemary sweet/savory qualities. It's earthy and bitter without any apparent hops, which is novel on it's own, but still not very distinct. Body is nice and fairly creamy, medium heft with ample carbonation. Very dry finish, grassy earthy and bitter. Overall not bad, something i'd drink again if I wanted a dry bitter APA.

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Photo of drinkinmiles
3.86/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Will say beforehand that I drank this right from the bottle as there were no readily available glasses.

A- Didn't get to really appreciate this aspect much, though the labeling is always very good looking on 5 Rabbit bottles.

S- Smells of citrus fruits, summer air, grass, hints of an almost ginger aroma, mixed with fresh herbs.

T- Right off the bat I got that same ginger brew esque flavoring as with the smell. Slight grassiness with pings of citrus and herbs.

M- A light effervesence to my palate, again similar to a ginger brew. Very light and pleasant from the tip of the tongue onwards.

O- Overall, with this being my first foray into an APA as of yet. A very nice light pleasant and drinkable beer. Hints of nice complexity that will keep me coming back for sure.

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5 Grass from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
Beer rating: 28.9% out of 100 with 128 ratings
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