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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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2.3
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2005
on tap at "Fly Bar" in San Francisco, CA. first thought was that it was just a hella weak beer. little aroma. light florals. tastes of caramel malts, grapefruit and nuts. bitter only at finish. kind of blah and watered down flavors. drinking this was " a STRUG."

3
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
On tap, Zeitgeist, San Francisco. Dark orange / brown, small tight white head. Slightly sweet aroma. Taste is sweet malt - unbalanced and too much. Over the top amber that doesn’t come off right. Flavour present, just not in a great way. No hops. More drinkable than I made it out to e, I just didn’t really enjoy it.

3.3
jcr (2692) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Thought this was above average when it came to flavor for an amber ale. Aroma of malts — breads, earth, leather and yeast. The flavor was all malt with a slight bitterness and slightly tart aftertaste. Thin body with nice carbonated mouthfeel.

4.1
thelandstander (45) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 7, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2005 Nice yeast and grapefruit aroma. Good reddish brown color. A fruity bouquet of flavors + a hint of cloves. Pleasant bitterness coupled with a good mouth feel. Nice finish. All these make a pretty damn good ale.

3.4
hopdog (12341) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2005
Poured a deeper and cloudy brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Softer aromas of nuts, caramel and hops. Tastes of light caramel, nuts, with a light grapefruit finish. Definitely a hoppy presence for a brown ale compared to the brown ales I’ve had of late.

3.7
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Bottle poured a dark red amber with a thick head and lacing. Sweet malt and nitty aroma. flavor is malt,hops and tobaco with a hopy malt finish.

2.9
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2005
On tap at the Boom Boom Club S.F. Amber with a short head. Aroma was moderately hoppy, not much going on. Medium bodied and not anything exciting about the flavor. Some lightly raosted malts and a faint toffy flavor is about all.

3.6
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2005
This one had an aroma of peanuts. Darker amber body with good tan head and lacing. Had a good mix of nuts and dry hops to it. Was a smooth and easy drinking beer.

2.6
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Golden Caramel in color. Faint hoppy aroma. Whispy white head. Subtle flavor with a strong tang of hops. It’s a little thin and watery for my tastes, though.

3.2
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2005
meh... this was o.k. i got a lot of grapefruit flavors in this one. amber with light head. bitter end. o.k. not fab.


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