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Spiral Jetty - Epic Brewing Company

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249 Ratings
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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Spiral Jetty India Pale Ale is the launching point in our series of hoppy IPA brews. Spiral Jetty IPA has an aggressive hop profile (five different hops used here with two in the dry hop) presenting citrus, floral, resinous or pine aromas and flavors typical of American hops and a nice pleasant, cleansing bitterness on the finish. The dominance of the hops helps to balance the complex malt flavors and the higher alcohol content.

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 05-23-2010)
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4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

schaffer9252, Dec 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

Bike2work, Apr 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

GinDC, Nov 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

hopheadut, Jul 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

rainfairy, May 14, 2013
Photo of mactrail
4.38/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thoroughly interesting IPA. More on the mellow side, and a refreshing change from the armament race of the hop warhead brewers. Floral scent with resiny notes and warm pine needles.

Lovely golden amber with a touch of orange in the tall Petrus tulip. Foamy cap lasts well. Fills the mouth with a warm, spicy flavor. Lots of malt but just sweet enough to balance the hops. Taste of crackers with cracked wheat. A little citrus rind and the sweet hint of orange marmalade.

This must be one of my top favorite IPAs I've tried to take notes on. Full disclosure is I'm not a big IPA fan, so I enjoy this one for its sudsiness, attractive appearance, and mellow, aromatic hoppiness combined with a less intense bitterness. From the 22 oz bottle purchased in Washington, DC, so it must travel well.

For Utah beer appreciators, Epic Brewing is a cool breeze down Cottonwood Canyon on a scorching day.

mactrail, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of Douglas88
4.33/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle thanks to Epic and Eric. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet hops, floral notes. The flavor is a smooth and fresh hop bite, loads of floral hops, almost perfume-like, only light bitterness. Clean and tasty. A really nice brew.

Douglas88, Jan 04, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

RBorsato, May 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with golden yellowish hues when held to a light and a two finger frothy white head that has excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap. Large chunks of soapy lacing are left behind.

Sweet citrus hop aroma with lots of floral notes and resinous oils. Earthy with hints of pine and sticky buds but the nose of this beer is full of sweet tropical and citrus fruit. Lots of grapefruit and pineapple along with some lemon and orange peel. Faint grainy, biscuit malt presence underneath.

Medium bodied with a blast of bitter earthy hops up front but the dryness is quickly countered by sweet citrus notes, pale malt and alcohol heat. Floral and earthy up front with lots of dry, sticky pine flavor that lingers over the sweeter notes into the finish. Lots of sweet fruit notes mid-palate from the hops giving off hints of pineapple, grapefruit, mango and orange peel. Underneath there is a subtle grainy malt presence with biscuit and faint graham cracker notes. Some alcohol heat/boozy sweetness toward the end of the palate. Very well balanced and easy to drink. I'm happy that I found this one. Recommended!

corby112, Jun 29, 2011
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4.13/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Beer pours a pumkin/orange that is slightly hazy. Has a large off-white head with good retention and heavy lacing. Aroma consists of orange, lemon and a bit of floral hops. Can also get some bread/pale malts.

Taste starts with tangerine and musky orange, then moves the floral with bits of lemon and resin, finishing with pale and caramel malts. Tangerine, bread, and malt finish. Mouthfeel is on the light side with high carbonation, normally wouldn't like this in an IPA, but this one pulls it off. This may be the most refreshing IPA I've had.

JG-90, Sep 29, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spiral Jetty pours a hazy, cloudy (even slightly chunky) pale orange with a dense and foamy head that leaves lingering lacing all down the glass.
The aroma is nice, I get lots of citrus and a hint of pine and dank spice.
The taste is better than I was expecting. Lots of citrus and tropical fruit up front with a bit of lemon in the middle and some sweetness as well. It finishes with a refreshing and dry bite.
The mouthfeel is medium, with lots of bubbles and a bit of stickiness.
Overall, i think this is an underrated beer. Not a hop bomb by any means but very tasty and refreshing. I'd buy it again, especially at this price (4.99 for a bomber).

SD-Alefan, Sep 25, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +19.2%

Sianmarcach, Sep 05, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a huge three finger off-white head that just sits. A very slow retreat, highlighting a pale opaque gold color and deep, sticky, lace. Nose is fresh floral and citrus and little else.

The flavor is more or less all one sided. Sometimes too much balance can be a hindrance but its not something this beer has to worry about. This is a lemon pine hop scorcher with nil on the malt-o-meter. Spicy and salty and tight bubbled throughout with a late splash of alcohol, this is good for what it is but not terribly complex or crafted. More efficient than good but hop heads will enjoy this.

daliandragon, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of Bighuge
4.03/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky and thick looking mess....but a beautiful mess. Glowing orange body with a decent cap of dirty white head. Aroma is nice and pungent. And resiny as well. Those are the two characteristics that stand out the most. A little pine as well. The pine comes through more strongly on the palate. Interesting flavor. Pretty heavy with pine resin and pine needle, but solid. Bacbone of caramel malt stands firm. Medium-full body and moderately carbonated.

Bighuge, Aug 27, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours a light amber with a medium white head, solid lacing and head retention.

S: Sweet citrus, orange and pineapple. Fragant hoppy nose.

T: Meyer lemon, with some sweet pine, pineapple and tangerine. Appealing hop flavours, never that bitter.

M: Medium-bodied, soft and frothy, easy drinking.

O: This IPA is not an assualt on the palate, yet the flavours are vibrant and delicious. Well made, great price, it's nice to see a new IPA on the market and have it be sub-$4 a bomber.

Halcyondays, Aug 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18%

rwilde, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This label says to discover the three levels of Epic Brewing: Classic, Elevated, and Exponential. This beer around 5.50 a bomber at least according to Ohio pricing seems fair for an IPA. Pours a clouded orange hue with a bright white head forming thick and leaving behind some even lacing. Aroma has a strong citrus pith accent with white cranberry/apricot jelly notes. Spicy hops, fruitiness, and citrus are the three components I'm smelling during the initial whiff stage. As I dive into my first sip of this "Epic" Spiral Jetty IPA, more citrus rind bitterness, a hint of yeast spiciness, leading to a dry finish. More biscuit malts with hints of citrus pith, turning into a decent IPA. Mouthfeel drying finish with biscuit malt profile even keeled carbonation nice finishing medium bodied drinking IPA. Solid IPA not earth shattering West Coast I must kill for this beer but good flavors and interesting enough to keep my drinking.

WVbeergeek, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is nearly amber in color and nearly, but not quite, clear, though very bright. Held up to the light, it shines a bit of a brighter deep gold. A just off-white head rises to nearly two fingers high. Retention is fair, and it leaves a sturdy foam that drops some patchy lacing down the glass.
The aroma offers a nice hops backbone with ample malt support. Hops are primarily piny and resinous with a distinctly minty note underneath. There's a bit of lemon zest/rind throughout, and malt notes are primarily dry and crackery. Hops bitterness is also quite herbal and leafy.
Nothing really surprises in the flavor that wasn't detectable in the aroma. This is a well hopped IPA with ample malts support for good balance. It seems like it would be fairly dry but really isn't. More rind bitterness/zest really comes out in the finish.
The mouthfeel is quite crisp in a medium body, pretty consistent activity creating active carbonation but avoiding over-carbonation. It verges on semi dry, but a bit more dryness pulls into the finish.

Brenden, Oct 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +18%

Laklimell, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18%

civicm87, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18%

AleApostle, Oct 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a hazy golden yellow almost orange color with a thick 3" head. Nice lacing develops.

Smell: loads of grapefruit and orange with a bit of a floral aroma.

Taste: caramel, orange, grapefruit, golden apple, and a floral hop bitterness creates a basic but flavorful IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp from start to finish with a hint of dryness late. Aftertaste is short lived and citrus focused.

Overall: a decent IPA that hits the spot. Just what one expects and it delivers.

Gavage, Sep 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a yellow-orange color and a cloudy conistency. There as an inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: Smelled mainly of hops, citrus, and malt. A typical IPA.

T: Tasted hops, malt, citrus (lemon), and slightly soapy quality as well. This last element does not do the beer any favors, but on the whole a solid flavor.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a dry, bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not a bad beer, but not one I'd regularly return to.

avalon07, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +18%

tjdrewry, Jul 25, 2014
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Spiral Jetty from Epic Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.