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Spiral Jetty - Epic Brewing Company

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77
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246 Ratings
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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.38%
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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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

jsmith6051, May 24, 2013
Photo of buschbeer
3.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle
Served in a conical pint glass

A - It is amber with a haze to it. It is topped with a couple inches of cream colored head.

S - I get slight hints of citrus with some caramel malt.

T - I can't tell if the hops have faded in this beer or they were never there. I get mild hops up front with a malty middle and a bitter finish. The reviews haven't been glowing so it is hard to determine.

M - Moderate to thin. A bit thin for this style in my opinion.

O - It started out with some promise. But that promise faded. It was cheap so I can't bitch about the price.

buschbeer, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of azdback
3.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Port pint glass. Straw colored, cloudy or unfiltered look. Trillions of tiny carbonation bubbles lead to a very small one finger head. Head is bright white and soapy in appearance. Lace doesn't look like it's going to stick very much.

Smell is earthy and yeasty. There is a bit of bright citrus hop profile.

Taste is much like the nose. Very musty and kind of soggy bread like. There is just a hint of sweet citrus, like the taste of a sugar topped pink grapefruit. A little to much on the earthy side for me.

Mouth is crisp and carbonation is round or spritzy. Body is delicate and the finish is average and dry.

Overall I must say that I wasn't at all impressed with this. It was way to weighted to the malt side and it's choice of hop and yeast was too musty for me. Thanks to Gwen for the sample.

azdback, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of jzeilinger
3.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a clear, bright gold color with very generous amounts of carbonation. The head stays pretty constant across the top.

S - Somewhat weak with faint citrus notes, faint caramel malt, there's not much going on in the nose here. Smells a little earthy.

T - Taste up front is herbally and earthy and the caramel malt blend is somewhat grainy in texture. At the very end of the sip there's a grapefruit bitterness that lends itself to a dry and slightly alcohol effervescent finish.

M - Thin, medium body, gentle carbonation on the tongue.

O - I'd be interested in knowing how fresh the bottle is and then revisit my review. It would be a nice touch if the fruit bitterness were more forward, it's there, but quite buried in the herbal taste.

jzeilinger, Aug 05, 2011
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3.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Good looking copper colored beer, 3/4" white head on the top. Really white, whiter than normal for an ipa. Aroma, eh, for boasting about a five hop variety, its kind of hard to tell this was dry hopped with anything, much less five different kinds. It wasn't offputting, it frankly just smelled like a normal Cascade hopped pale ale from back in the 90s.

Taste, again, hops aren't really all that special in this beer. Good caramel presence, hop bitterness is all I can really detect going on in a good way. I didn't get any fruit, be it tropical or citrus flavors from the hops. No bottle dating, so maybe that may have been the problem, but maybe they should bottle date? I dunno. In my experience, this undated bottle was pretty much middle ground to average. I've had some people talk up Epic's stuff, but I really haven't been super impressed, in fact, given the price of some of their stuff (not this one), I have actually been disappointed at times.

Beerandraiderfan, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of PeterMacKellar
3.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured bottle into pint glass

A - very clear, able to see through beer with no problems.

S - Citrus smell, with lemon and possibly some coriander.

T - Fresh, smooth taste with a citrus taste immediately and a bit of hops following. Could have used more hops and/or more additions to pack more flavor.

M - Smooth and the flavor lingers, not too heavy or light.

O - Good IPA. Nice balance of hops, but would have liked a bit more flavor one way or another - more hops or more non-hoppy additions.

PeterMacKellar, Jan 29, 2012
Spiral Jetty from Epic Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.