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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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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Photo of emerge077
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
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 dmorgan310
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -9%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of TMoney2591
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
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 johnnnniee
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle shared by HopasaurusRex, thanks for the opportunity Todd!
Hazy golden color with a decent sized off white head. Huge coriander and other spice aroma. Sweet malty with a spice edge to the flavor. Interesting beer, but a bit high on the spice scale for my tastes.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried this beer at the Midwest Brew Fest in Plainfield. It poured a clear orangish amber with white head that laced nicely. The smell was mostly potpurri (sp?) with hints of citrus. The taste brings in more of the same, with a big grassy flair. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a decent beer that hit the mark....but I couln't drink more than a sample of it.

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3.36/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Apparently this is the 800th brewery I have tried. I was thinking of a more grandiose approach to this, but oh well, this is how it's going to be.

What the hell? What spices did they put in this? Did they just order a massive wad of herbs wholesale and throw them in?

This seems very much a gimmick to me. Pretty much everything from this brewery does, from what I have read. I am in no way looking forward to trying the other beers I have picked up from them.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.08/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in a stemmed strange)
A- The reddish-brown body has a slightly dense hazy and a lumpy bubbly beige head.

S- A patchouli hint turns to medicinal sage as it opens up.

T- The sage and rosemary flavors are strong with a band-aid hint and some herbal medicinal flavor lingers with a slight salty quality and some peppercorn spice.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- This beer reminds me of a ricola cough drop without the menthol. There is no malt flavor or hops to help cut all the sage and rosemary.

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - A very weird shade of brown with tons of mini floaties throughout. Head was short lived just a 1/4 inch that fades to a mildly sticky lace ring.
S - Well it is quite grassy and I can smell some peppercorn along with some flowers? It's an interesting smell I didn't expect for a beer kind of smells like potpourri.
T - Very herbal and spices with an almost oaky finish. I really can't taste the hops over the flood of sage and peppercorns but it is mild enough and balanced to drink. Second sip it taste more like tea leaves and berries. This beer is all over the place!
M - Kind of watery, not very hoppy but overall light to medium on the palate.

Overall a very balanced herbal beer but with a name like "5 grass hoppy ale" I really expected more hops. Still it is quite good.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Darker copper and ruby color mix. Maybe a few tiny bubbles. Pretty quick head.

Very herbal aroma with toasty, and somewhat smoky malt. The juniper and sage make up most of the aroma I'd say. Smells like it should be categorized as an Herbal ale than an APA.

The flavor is more malty than the aroma lets on. You get a better mix of the sage and juniper flavors with a strong, heavily toasted, somewhat smoky, malt backbone. Finish is a malty and herbal mix.

Smooth palate, but that herbal finish lingers a little more than I care for. Not a session beer for me.

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Photo of Sabtos
2.95/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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5 Grass from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
3.57 out of 5 based on 128 ratings.
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