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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 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.


3
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Pours a medium orange with tan tint, nose is weak, hint of grain, taste Is fairly bland, too grainy and no real caramel or body

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
igneous1 (1503) - 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!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
popery (1455) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Sweet with some complexity of flavor that gets lost in the overwhelming caramel. I didnít 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 isnít 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1384) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Off the tap with one finger of head on a cloudy, dark straw colored body. The aroma is citrusy and honey, pretty nice. The taste is mildly sweet with a hop spicy middle. Itís smooth with moderate carbonation. Hereís a good beer with some unique flavors and still an everyday drinker.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Draft at City Pub. Dark amber pour. Aroma is sweet fruity malt. The flavor is the same; pretty decent with some light roast as well. Good amber.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1321) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Sample at the Brewpub The amber ale poured clear dark amber with a white head and lacing. The aroma was of caramel and toasted malts. The ale was balance between a sweetness and floral hops. The ale had medium body with average carbonation. The finish was clean with smooth tones of caramel malts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 24, 2008
Amber orange with tan head not much lace toasted honey grains and caramel. Good carbonation great balance nice flavors. Starts out sweet with a touch of sour and dry at the end. Gold medal at GABF. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2002
I thought this was a pretty unique beer. Nice brown ale maltiness when the beer first finds you tongue, but then pow, your tongue is enveloped by a real nice hoppy blast. A unique and tasty beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Reddish brown color, translusent. Carmel and pine aroma. Flavor is balanced, I think taste some spice too, pepper maybe, anyway its a well balanced enjoyable beer. Thanks Jazz88!


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