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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhound (16) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2003
Had this on tap while vacationing in San Francisco. Nice amber color, weak head. Malt aroma very evident, whiff of Cascade hops. Very decent malt taste, nice bitterness from the hops. Great drinking beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nixter (11) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 29, 2006
on tap. This is a terrific session beer. It has a medium body and a warm, almost comforting malt profile. There is a slight spiciness from the hops as well as pleasant floral aroma and clean bitterness. Smoothe, drinkable and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AZeagle (11) - Cave Creek, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Bottle. Lots of malt aroma and flavor, very drinkable. Poured a deep amber color, nice head. Very subtle hop finish. All in all a very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
duggyfresh (3) - USA - AUG 19, 2001 does not count
Nice full hops flavor with great follow-through.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
StickMonkey (2) - MH, California, USA - NOV 19, 2006 does not count
Moderate hop level. Very clean and smooth. Nothing bitter in the taste. Very slight hint of malt/smoke taste. One of the best examples of the style

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
semaj (1) - USA - JAN 22, 2007 does not count
I had this beer at a bar in San Francisco, it was hoppy and flavorful and I ordered a third. I really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bg (1) - Menlo Park, California, USA - APR 10, 2007 does not count
A true amber. Wonderful, nutty, rich, sweet, malty flavor, light hops. Much better on tap!

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