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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5003) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2010
12oz Bottle – Bier One – Newport, OR
Aroma – Nice malt aroma with good hops flavor.
Appearance – Amber gold in color, Clear, with a thin head.
Flavor – Lots of malt flavor - caramel and biscuit like. Light hops mild fruity.
Palate – Dry finish with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall – Very good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Sampled on draught. Pours really nice, has a crispness to its aroma. Drinks really nice, full of caramel. Don’t taste the malts too strong, but really refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RickTStiles (764) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2010
pours dark amber with a thick off white head and some nice lacing. aroma is a bit corney and sour but with nice hop notes. taste is hoppy with a hint of sweetness. a slight vegetable character. finish is malty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle. Poured a dark orange brown with a thick lasting white head. Malty aroma, Malty flavour, but not as sweet as one would expect from the label. A lekker hop tinge and a lasting all over the tongue finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 12, 2010
clear light orange with a creamy off white head. Faint malt and grain aroma. Slightly sticky palate and a brassy malty taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Poured a lightly hazed golden amber color with an off-white head. Light citrus notes in the aroma mixed with a semi-sweet toffee malt taste. Mild malty flavor with citrus mixed through. Light-medium bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Unibonger (163) - Mount Shasta, California, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Tap. Pours a medium amber with light head with light retention. Slightly fruity, sweet aroma. Flavors reminiscent of iced tea and almost a tiny hint of vanilla ice cream (but not so much as to make it like a flavored brew). Medium body & carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
popery (1423) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Sweet with some complexity of flavor that gets lost in the overwhelming caramel. I didn’t hate this beer, but I struggled with its lack of balance. There is plenty of malt in the flavor and aroma with some lightly roasted notes that I wish were a bit stronger. The abv isn’t high enough for the beer to be syrupy or horribly sweet but it tended in that direction for me. The mouthfeel is fine with appropriate carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7147) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Bottled. Poured clear medium amber with a moderate cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet caramel, nutty notes, and a little molasses with a touch of earth and vanilla accenting.. quite sweet overall. The flavor found caramel and molasses at the core, with vanilla around.. very little bitterness to note, but perhaps a little oxidation.. tacky finish with a lot of residual sugars. Light-medium bodied and a bit sharp on the palate.. not a great feel.. this was just OK.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoisirius (1716) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Tap in Cali sometime last year. Orangish pour. Lightly hopped and fruity aroma. Flavor is much of the same. Medium body. Fruits up front, light hops towards the back. Nice touches of sweet malts throughout. Decent beer.


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