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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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3.3
illidurit (2356) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Poured into a pint glass. Clear reddish brown with a sticky beige head. Tangy citrus aroma with bready brown malts. Flavor is toasted wheat bread with orangey hops, maybe some caramel. Rather light. Mouthfeel is average in every way. Drinkable but boring.

3.3
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Sampled on draught. Pours really nice, has a crispness to its aroma. Drinks really nice, full of caramel. Don’t taste the malts too strong, but really refreshing.

3.3
olio (10591) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
Draught @ Hawthorne Hophouse, Portland.

Pours clear golden color with small head. Aroma of
honey, caramel and malts. Flavor is the same.

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3.3
brokensail (16660) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Amber in color with a white head. Toasted malt, bread, toffee, and caramel. Light floral hop qualities, some hints of pine, and a little citrus peel. The flavor is very sweet and malt forward. Lots of toffee, caramel, and bread. Floral hops, light pine bitterness, and some citrus peel. A little too sweet for me.

3.3
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Crimson pour with a small eggshell head. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar and a touch of citrusy hops. Pretty run of the mill amber. Nothing offensive but won’t get another.

3.2
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2004
dark amber with a medium sized medium lasting white frothy head. The nose is malty with chalk in the nose and the taste is nearly the same. The finish is malty but this is just so plain and boreing.

3.2
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Copper with a beige head. Aroma was non-descript. Couldn’t really identify anything as predominating. Very subtle. Moderate carbonation and a medium body. Flavor was a pleasant bitterness and was somewhat refreshing. Nothing remarkable or impressive. Just a decent beer.

3.2
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.

3.2
igneous1 (1538) - 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!

3.2
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Pour is clear amber with a thin tan head...generic citric aroma...slightly sweet fruity flavors with grapefruit bitterness in the end...


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