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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Named after a precious for of quartz indigenous to only Morgan Hill, California, this classic dark ale is smooth and refreshing. Its dark color results from the use of caramel, higher kilned dark crystal and chocolate malt. The beer’s flavor is malty and fruity with a subtle roastiness. To finish Poppy Jasper is generously hopped with Galena, Cascade and Liberty hops for a perfectly balanced wonderfully complex character. Winner of the 1995 California Beer Festival Gold Medal; 1996 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 6, 2005
Very good amber ale. Smooth with the expected carmel malt, but this one had enough hops to wake you up and take full attention. Medium bodied, mellow, easy drinking. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - FEB 3, 2005
Pours a dark amber, nice off white head. Aroma of "mellow malt" and a little hoppy kick. Flavor is very malty, sweet, with a hoppy kick. A nice brown!. Thanks to Beerguy101 for this one!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2005
as amber as amber gets, clear, creamy almond colored head, aroma is of very mild citrus hops, fairly sweet nose. flavor is moderately sweet, hops are more dominant in the flavor. thanks mitch!

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
JenDaveMartin (2) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 20, 2004 does not count
Love the color and the mouth feel. Tough to find in San Francisco, but when you do it’s such a treat.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Copper with a beige head. Aroma was non-descript. Couldn’t really identify anything as predominating. Very subtle. Moderate carbonation and a medium body. Flavor was a pleasant bitterness and was somewhat refreshing. Nothing remarkable or impressive. Just a decent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2004
dark amber with a medium sized medium lasting white frothy head. The nose is malty with chalk in the nose and the taste is nearly the same. The finish is malty but this is just so plain and boreing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2004
Little head and slightly floral aroma. Moderately hoppy flavor with a slight pleasent finish. Good overall beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SirTom (88) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Malty and spicy. Nice flavour for a lower % alcohol brew. I thought the % was much higher than 5.3, or it was just really good. Recommended.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - MAR 8, 2004
One of my favorite beers. It has a flavor that is distinct among amber ales. The hops level is just right, and does not become overpowering if you're eating while enjoying this brew. It has a lovely deep caramel color.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Pours a clear dark copper with a small off-white head. Light caramel malt and plenty of hops fill the aroma. Body is lightly sweet and full of western hops. Finishes dry and crisp with nice hop flavor. I wouldn't really consider this a brown ale, more of an amber mixed with an IPA.


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