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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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2012
GABF. Orange pour, white head. Tropical fruit, toasted grain, honey and and some nutiness make up a pretty solid offering. The finish is lightly hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (6978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Tap. Ours clear deep amber, medium off white head that slowly dissipates with some lacing. Aroma is of caramel, grass, and hay. Flavor is medium sweet caramel, grass, with a light bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7431) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Portland, Or - John’s Market Place. Dark orange pour, off-white head, light lacing. Crystal malt aroma with fruity hints of pomegranate. Flavor leans to the sweet side with some passion fruit sweetness, a hint of caramel and toffee and some back end nuttiness. Mouthfeel has a nice velvery texture to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9380) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
Draught @ Hawthorne Hophouse, Portland.
Pours clear golden color with small head. Aroma of honey, caramel and malts. Flavor is the same.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ration (2138) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2012
Pours clear copper with a medium head. Aroma hops, crystal malts. Smooth finish. Not Bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
From a 16 oz draft pour at The Local Beer BAr in Eureka, CA. I struggled some with this one. It came in the glass a hazy amber with an off white head. Medium in body. Bland in mouthfeel. The flavor was mostly malts, with some nuts and a hint of citrus. The finish tailed off and there was not much there. Overall, a pretty ordinary effort, and the 16 oz glass seemed pretty big by the time I was finished.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
12oz bottle, purchased at the brewery. Drank plenty of this in the last month or so; finally getting around to rating it. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a creamy, off-white head; fine-bubbled lacing. Cereal notes, light caramel, and a nice mineral and citrus bitterness on the perimeter, still allowing that malt character to show through. Medium body; moderate CO2; a really nice, toasty malt character comes through here, with modest accompanying notes of caramel and tea; lively in the mouth, with a soft surrounding of hops and a pleasantly dry, toasty finish. Just a delicious, hugely drinkable amber. Always happy to find this on tap or in bottles while traveling outside of North Bay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2339) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2011
12 oz single from "Lifesource" Salem Oregon. $1.45 By the label can see this one has been around for a while. Semi hazy dark amber ale with a really nice looking light tan head..thats is thick and creamy. Very toffee/ Scottish fudge like nose..this attracts me!Butterscotch,cream and toffee mm mm mmm. f\Taste is similar but with a nice toasted edge to it..i like. Nice smooth semi-thick body make this a really easy drinking beer. I thought this a very nice uber malty amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Pours amber into the glass with a huge foamy light tan head. Aromao is malt. Very creamy on the palate. Taste is robust malts, oats and nuts with a mild hoppy note on the finish. A delightful ale which pairs well with burgers and brats off the grill.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2010
12 oz bottle from Bier Stein. Pours light amber with a gigantic fluffy white head and a lot of blotchy lacing. Aroma of caramel, biscuit, very light floral hops. Tasted very thin with caramel, floral hops, biscuit and some astringency. Not a very good beer at all.

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