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RATINGS: 133   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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4.8
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

4.7
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - MAR 8, 2004
One of my favorite beers. It has a flavor that is distinct among amber ales. The hops level is just right, and does not become overpowering if you're eating while enjoying this brew. It has a lovely deep caramel color.

4.2
duggyfresh (3) - USA - AUG 19, 2001 does not count
Nice full hops flavor with great follow-through. ...........................

4.2
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.

4.1
joet (2662) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2002
This is a good beer to sit with. Very good presentation with a copper head, mild aromas of malt and vine, with a surprising and explosive flavor of apples, carmel. This finishes long and bitter. One of the smaller but better breweries in Central/Northern California.

4.1
thelandstander (46) - 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.

4.1
mrhoppy (1196) - 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.

4.1
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.

4
Gusler (2652) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2001
Nice malty nose, dark amber color, moderately cardonated and a decent hop presence at the end. Close to a Marzen?, Octoberfest toasty maple sugar like tones, a good beer overall as with most of this brewers line.

4
mwsf (361) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 9, 2002
Amber color. Small head on draft. Sweet malt aroma. Some cascade hop aroma. Sweet malt flavor with some roasty notes. Medium hop bitterness and definite cascades flavor. Medium body. Tasty beverage! Nice West Coast Amber.


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