Spiral Jetty - Epic Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev +10.9%
Epic Spiral Jetty, bomber bought at Cranbury Buy-Rite in Cranbury, New Jersey. I had previously had this beer on tap at Capital Brewhouse in Richmond, Virgiinia.
My sheer interest in Spiral Jetty (where I spent my honeymoon seven-and-one-half years ago) and Robert Smithson drew me to this beer.
Appearance: Good looking IPA here, what with the foamy, two-figer lily-white head and the resiny-orange color. Good retention, at least one finger of that head remains throughout, and the lacing is quite sizable as well.
Smell: Not as good. Reminds me of my insoles after a heavy rain. Got it? Wet shoes. Astringent, herbal feel all around, a bit puckering. Dry hops, like a pine cone on fire.
Taste: More of the same, with that dry pine needle taste and whole-hop feel. Prairie grass. Soapy and bitter at the end with a tad of spicy honey. Water, please!!
Mouthfeel: Medium body and flavor, very adequate carbonation... super dry and puckering finish. A weird beer, as it straddles between an average IPA and a superbly hoppy brew.
Overall: Looks good, drinks good, got a great name... I dig it enough to buy it again. The wife loved it. And heck, it was only $3.99 for a bomber!!
10-27-2011 03:12:19 | More by DoubleSimcoe
3.75/5 rDev +10.9%
Overall this is a pretty decent IPA. At the nose, very hoppy. As you drink through this tallboy, you realize that this is a very smooth IPA, but at the cost of some of the hoppiness. Overall, deceptively hoppy on the first sniff, but the drinkability is very good.
A decent beer, but in the amazing world of craft beer, this is just above average.
02-01-2011 00:05:12 | More by jdb8507
3.73/5 rDev +10.4%
Poured a hazy pale amber, with a thin head but good lacing.
The smell is light, citrus and pine.
Taste is primarily hops, well balance citrus, pine and floral, very refreshing and drinkable.
It is perhaps not typical of the style, but a good beer.
07-10-2011 22:30:00 | More by jfmorey
Spiral Jetty from Epic Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.