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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 29, 2006
On Tap at Piaci’s in Fort Bragg. I hadn’t had this in at least 5 years, and I was pleasantly surprised to taste it again. Nice balanced American amber ale. Good hop flavor, nice sweetness. A little creaminess, and a little fruitiness from the ester profile. A brisish yeast strain, I suspect? A little darker color in the glass than I had expected. Tasty, drinkable, enjoyable. Thanks Geno!

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Beautiful, translucent and honey brown in color with a thick, whipped tan fluffed head riding one inch tall. Aroma greets us with concord jam, rhubarb pie crust, raspberry pastries and danish assortments, sugar infused juniper and boysenberry cherry sweetness. Flavor holds on to that rhubarb and engrains an amaretto and hazelnut roasted quality. Red currant and boysenberry team for a cherry fruited character. A touch of squeezable plastic toys backdoors it. Raspberry kernels may be the spawn of said poppy seed. Chalky nuttiness infuses with the palate and melds a bigger, medium-boding body than bargained for. Well-attuned bitterness is quietly present, as is the amaretto butter cream. Elderberry and red raspberry cream affirm the amber sweet treat has ended. Thanks for the bottle, tpkenned!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2291) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1945) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9443) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1398) - 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. It’s smooth with moderate carbonation. Here’s a good beer with some unique flavors and still an everyday drinker.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 17, 2014
A dark dark amber-copper beer with a minimal off white head. Flavor is heavy on wheat and grass. A fair amount of bitterness, some undertones of toasted malts.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 5, 2006
On tap at Rickenbacher’s bar in San Francisco. Pours dark amber with a creamy milky off-white head that is super thick. This was served to me in an ice-cold frozen glass, so it only had a faint hop/berry floral aroma. Thick walls of ringed lacing remain powerfully encircling the walls of the glass like the cartilage of trachea. The beer becomes more aromatic as it warms. Has a rich thick malt body. Has a hearty hop palate with a good tongue bitterness to the finish. Super smooth and easy to quaff. This is way more flavorful than a typical "Amber Ale." Much closer to a hoppy pale ale a la Sierra Nevada. This is the bar with the motorcyles and Tiffany lamps.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10208) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Bottle poured a clear dark amber with a small tan head. Aromas of carmel, biscuits and a hint of fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of sweet malt, carmel, a bit of berry like fruitiness and ahint of some spiciness with a crisp lightly sweet finish.


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