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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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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

roadies, Dec 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

WDJersey, Nov 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

BigTrubble, Nov 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

GinDC, Nov 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Nmgreen, Oct 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

AleApostle, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.1/5  rDev -8.3%

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 11, 2012
Photo of chinchill
3.9/5  rDev +15.4%

22oz bottle served in a Sam Adams lager glass.

Pours a hazy golden-amber color with a large, foamy, white head. The head has good retention and leaves plenty of sticky lacing.

Plenty of hops in the aroma. They are most obviously fruity, including grapefruit and lime, but the aroma is more complex and includes floral, herbal and spicy notes. The taste does not parallel the nose in that the flavor is more purely citrusy, especially orange, and not nearly as bitter as one expects given the nose or the IPA classification. This is fine with me, and I enjoyed having a mildly bitter, orange-tinted aftertaste rather than the usual bitter grapefruit effect. There is some bready malt flavor present, but there must be a good bit of light malt in here to counter or mask so much of the bitterness.

M: medium carbonation is closer to being too high than too low; Medium-light body has a trace of watery feel. Crisp with a little sharpness.

O: a very drinkable, rather mild (for style), and markedly orangish IPA. Recommended.

chinchill, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%

Beer #63 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

The thing I find most odd about this beer is the burning boozy tone to it. Which seems out of place for only a 6.6% beer.

The flavor profile is nice and hoppy with good spicy tones to it and an earthy body. Unfortunately, that alcohol burn really just kills the whole thing. A shame really. At first I was thinking that this was a pretty nice beer. But the burn killed it.

RblWthACoz, Oct 09, 2012
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2.93/5  rDev -13.3%

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.

sulldaddy, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of andrenaline
3.48/5  rDev +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.

andrenaline, Oct 07, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

t0rin0, Sep 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

vande, Sep 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

jsprain1, Sep 22, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev +7.4%

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Golden tan/mellow yellow, thick creamy 2 inch head and lots of sticy lacing.

Smell - Loads of citric hops, pineapple, peach, apples, oranges, some sweet yeast and sugars. Minor caramel malts at the finish.

Taste - Crisp hop bite, much like a regualr pale ale. Lemon and orange is a main flavor. Cirtic, tropical fruits like peach and mango. Some added sugars mixed with the sweet yeasts add more sweetness. A little malt adds some caramel and toffee notes. Alcohol comes in a little at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Pretty easy on mouth for a ipa. Hops coat tounge and palette , slighty bitter it, but moreso sweet flavors really take over. The finish is dry, sweet, peppery and a little bitter.

Overall - Decent, flavorful and easy to drink ipa. A little weak in the hop profile but for 3.99$ a 22oz'er it is well worth a drink. A decent starter or something light for a bbq or to split with a friend.

wvsabbath, Sep 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Molson2000, Sep 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

CoryR, Sep 20, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

Travisnin, Sep 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

jminch, Sep 11, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +15.4%

slow to rise head that stays shallow, perhaps a finger, but lingers for the duration of the drink.

Beautiful opaque orange in the glass.

Smell is understated, slight hop smell, just a bit of citrus.

Taste is crisp like it might be sweet but no, the hops pulls through, and the colder the pour the more citrus that one notices. Slight pepper notes.

Finishes well, lingers long. Some yeasty/bread taste to compliment the hops but the spice seems to develop even better after swallowing.

One of my favorites from Epic.

jamesDaExMoBeerGuy, Aug 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

prisdefer, Aug 24, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

fuzzcherry, Aug 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

polishkaz, Aug 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Hopstout, Aug 18, 2012
Spiral Jetty from Epic Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.