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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 beerís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2003
Amber, medium head and well carbonated. Served a little cold at the brewery. Mild hoppiness and malt flavors with a very clean smooth bitterness. Clean finish. Session.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3820) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2003
Deep amber,lasting off white head.Great malt nose.Good light smooth malt flavor. A session beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 20, 2002
Medium hop aroma.Fruity peach like flavor with mild hop flavor.Very smooth and easy drinking.From tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2002
This beer rocks. I didnít take any notes while drinking it. However, if you like other brown ales that I have rated highly, you wonít be disappointed with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 9, 2002
Amber color. Small head on draft. Sweet malt aroma. Some cascade hop aroma. Sweet malt flavor with some roasty notes. Medium hop bitterness and definite cascades flavor. Medium body. Tasty beverage! Nice West Coast Amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 21, 2002
Medium amber color, medium head. Roasted malts, medium hops. Medium hopped amber ale. Some malt sweetness. Good balance. Matly yet with a good hop bite. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 29, 2002
Good smooth taste, decent hop presence (Note: samlpled after Stone Ruination), great mouthfeel and fizziness, with a decent head and lace. Woell worth the hassle of obtaining more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2671) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2002
Brew No. 874 Interesting aroma which includes phenols, caramel, hint of perfumey hops, and some woodiness. Perfect level of carbonation. Hazelnut and crystal malt flavors. Finishes with more phenolic notes and a wonderful malt structure. More like an amber ale/pale ale mix. Nevertheless, about as good as a beer in this style range can get.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2002
Nah. This reminds me of the pine needles I tasted in the Alba Scots Pine Ale. A bit like drinking a tree. I wonít say El Toro didnít try. Only that they didnít succeed. Much more of a pale ale than a brown ale (thereís no nuts here!).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5597) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2002
Slightly lower marks as the beer was oxidized. More of a octoberfest grain bill than an english brown. Nice and malty, just nothing special.

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