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Spiral Jetty - Epic Brewing Company

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236 Ratings
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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | 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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morimech

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Golden color with some chill haze. Two fingers of head forms and then settling to a thick cap. Light lacing is left behind.

Faint hop aromas of citrus and herbs. Bready malts as well.

Malt flavor is dominant with a rather subdued citrus/herbal hop flavor. Nothing wrong but the brewer did not set the bar very high.

Solid body and nicely carbonated.

Lacks the hop presence to be a good American IPA. If they labeled this an APA it would get a solid score. Priced the same as Arrogant Bastard. Guess which beer I will grab next time?

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2011 21:21:58 | More by morimech
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-23-2013 23:38:59 | More by outoffocus
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

12-14-2012 20:19:04 | More by ShemRahBoo
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argock

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz brown bomber into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $3.99.

A: Clear golden with 1-2 fingers of big-bubbled near-white head with good retention and lacing.

S: Fresh crisp citrus and herbal hops aromas, slightly grassy, and clean pale malt

T: Tangy citrus with nice spicy herbal note and some floral touches. Citrus is mainly grapefruit. Pale malt sweetness balances nicely. A very clean and refreshing flavor profile overall.

M: Lighter bodied than most IPAs with a little more carbonation than I like but still solid.

D: A nice little IPA at a good price. Still would pick quite a few others that are readily available, but a good change of pace and glad I tried it.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2011 22:20:36 | More by argock
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -11%

11-23-2011 15:23:42 | More by jenray
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

06-23-2014 01:09:06 | More by Whiskeydeez
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

08-12-2013 01:46:02 | More by ste5venla
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up at the Utah State Liquor Store in St. George, Utah, based on the surprisingly low price (less than 4 bucks for the bomber). Poured a hazy golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of citrus, light malt and pine. On the palate, medium bodied, with flavors of light malt and pine/citrus.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 03:43:46 | More by emmasdad
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%

06-07-2013 19:24:33 | More by BMart
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A lovely golden color with a clean white cap of suds. Nice lacing left.

The nose is the same as their pale ale. Earthy, funky spicy hops. Just doesn't do a lot for me, but it is big.

A pleasant taste. Some zesty hops that are balanced out by pale malt. Not real bitter and drinks easily.

Smooth and soft with a medium body.

A nice beer that is a bit lighter on the hop scale for an ipa. A worthy try.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 22:06:34 | More by jera1350
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Slightly hazy golden colour, finger of head with decent retention and some nice sheeting lacing.

S - Grainy grassy hops, sour citrus rind, and a wheat flavour on the finish.

T - The hop profile is grassy and mild, a bit bready, some sour citrus rind, a sourdough bread lingers on the finish with some earthy cedar notes.

M - Medium bodied, smoot and a touch of dryness.

O - A tasty IPA, but the flavours are a tad mild. The bitterness is nice, but the malt profile provides a bit too much breadyness for my liking. Not bad, but not top notch and could use a hop boost.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 23:38:59 | More by andrenaline
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

2.93/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampling a 22oz bomber poured into a snifter at cellar temperature. The beer pours a clear crisp, copper hue with bleached white head foaming up 2 cm and fading to a sturdy edge layer. Leaving large windowpane lattice as it recedes down my glass.
Aroma is a bit of grainy malt and then pine sap and grapefruit rind take over the nose. Not a robust nose but interesting enough, to keep me drinking the beer.
First sip reveals an average to light body with fine tingly carbonation. The texture is thin although I cant say it is watery. Just thinner than anticipated.
Flavor is grainy malt with a bit of caramel, followed by some general hop bitterness, maybe pine sap or citrus notes, but not very descript hop profile. The beer flavor is mild and not incredibly well developed. Overall the beer is easy to drink, but not overly memorable. I dont find it offensive or flawed, just not something I would seek out again. Something needs to be more robust on this beer, although it could pose as a good crossover IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 05:08:30 | More by sulldaddy
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11%

02-11-2012 13:58:03 | More by Tyrawlings
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-14-2012 06:42:32 | More by WDJersey
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

09-20-2012 22:50:29 | More by Molson2000
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

2.42/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

$4.49 bomber from Bourbon Street, Greenwich.

Extremely hazy yellow gold body, topped by three fingers of whipped white foam. No lacing.

Aroma is almost all grapefruit and would benefit by being either bigger or more complex.

A sorta sloppy caramel beginning flops on the tongue. Mild undercurrent of citrus. Bitter bite that is not pleasant and lingers through the finish. Slight sour note at the swallow and finish.

Alright medium mouthfeel, good carbonation.

Overall a disappointing ipa with a unpleasant finish.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 03:59:18 | More by RonfromJersey
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-19-2012 00:39:37 | More by Chugs13
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nrbw23

Ohio

2.93/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a fairly lighter yellowish orange color with a thin white head. Head has pretty good retention and leaves pretty solid lacing. Just a lot lighter in color than I expected.

S- Fairly light in smell too. Fairly light picking up piney, grapefruit, lemon and floral hops. A bit of caramel malts too.

T- Maybe I'm just flat out spoiled by some of the sick beer that is available to me but this one was a bit of a bummer. Hops are fairly light with a very strong bready malt taste. Not terrible, but not what I really dig.

M- Medium in body and carbonation.

O- Has a pretty solid price on it under $4 so that makes it nice. Again there is a lot better out there.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 07:27:13 | More by nrbw23
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FLima

Brazil

3.76/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy amber color with a thin thick head with medium retention and leaving laces.
Nice predominant aroma of tangerines, I am glad I had it fresh.
Very fruity. Tangerines also show up in its flavor with notes of resin, caramels, earth-pepper, pine and lime. All in similar quantities. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation. 6.6% abv is well hidden.
I did like the profile of this IPA, although it has a milder bitterness. Good for a change from the usual grapefruit. Still very fruity, spicy, acidy and with a drinkability that could sell 3 liter giant bottles. Suggestion, have this fresh or leave it at the shelf.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 01:59:11 | More by FLima
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JayQue

Virginia

3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle. $3.99 at Grape and Gourmet in Va Beach. Not a bad IPA...good for the price.

Pours a hazy apricot color with a big white head (on a hard pour). Average retention and spotty lacing.

Smell is mild citrus hops. Nothing pronounced.

Taste is ok. Not a lot of flavor....just big, unbalanced hop bitterness without the flavor of the hops. Less harsh as you drink, but certainly not a top IPA.

Mouthfeel is average richness and starts with a dry harshness that softens as you drink. I had the whole bottle myself.

A bit better than average....can't beat the price!!!

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2011 00:10:11 | More by JayQue
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CoryR

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

09-20-2012 00:23:36 | More by CoryR
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 00:15:46 | More by buschbeer
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Phelps

Arizona

2.83/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed poured into a shaker pint at Tops.

A dull, foggy orange topped with minuscule ring of white bubbles. This thing looks still as pondwater.

Some sour grain, orange and lemon peel in the nose. Cracker malt adds its own influence before an odd background muskiness.

More crackers and white bread in the flavor, though hops are still here in the form of pithy orange peel, some grass and pine. They’re subdued, however; this IPA needs more bite. Moderate bitterness and hints of orange linger on the tongue.

The medium-light body is awash in prickly carbonation and tight fizziness. The mouthfeel, at least, makes this refreshing. Goes down easy.

What an un-exciting IPA. This isn’t much better than most homebrewers could produce.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2011 23:00:50 | More by Phelps
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap in a pint glass at Bodega on 7/26/11

Hazy, golden orange color. The pour yielded no head, save for a few wisps; thanks for that, by the way. It stands to reason there was no retention or lace.

Juicy hop aromas: grapefruit, tangerine, peach and mango. Pine, too. Smells oily with a touch of sweetness. Smells clean and fresh. A diminutive malt presence hangs in back.

Tastes alright, albeit maltier than the aroma suggests. Think biscuit and granular bread notes. The hops do well in spite of the malts, though. Said hops don't seem as expressive but there is a sharp pine bitterness and zesty citrus. Bitterness is heavier upfront, clearing out for the finish. The beer is quite dry, too.

The feel is thin and watery, especially on the first few sips. Carbonation is vigorous and boisterously overpowers the body. The feel becomes slicker as it warms with some resin on the finish.

A few tweaks would make Spiral Jetty appeal more to my IPA preferences but it's leaning comfortable in the right direction as is. Worth a try, at least while fresh on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2011 18:20:01 | More by Ryan011235
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +18.7%

04-15-2012 03:50:20 | More by RoryOMoore
Spiral Jetty from Epic Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.