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Spiral Jetty - Epic Brewing Company

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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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Photo of savagepm
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

savagepm, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of RoryOMoore
4/5  rDev +18.3%

RoryOMoore, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of jstewart1130
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

jstewart1130, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%

Poured from an inch or so above the glass gives this beer a big off white head that just sort of sits there before slowly receding somewhat.

The IPA is a clear classic honey colored.

Citrus slightly more than floral or piney hops aroma but it seems all are present.

A light citrus hops taste on this medium bodied beer.

A light dry aftertaste with some hints of the citrus hops lingering.

LXIXME, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of bluckbeyes
3/5  rDev -11.2%

bluckbeyes, Apr 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

avisong, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of HamGlade10
4/5  rDev +18.3%

HamGlade10, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%

A: The beer is clear pale yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that left a thin film of bubbles covering the surface and a thick ring around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderate aromas of citrus hops in the nose—orange and grapefruit seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste is similar to the smell with flavors of citrusy hops along with hints of caramel malts. There is a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. No crispness is evident.
O: There is nothing special about this beer but it goes down rather easily.

metter98, Mar 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

DerwinWentworth, Mar 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

nrombes, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.38/5  rDev 0%

A: Pours a crystal clear pale golden orange in color. The beer has a half finger tall light beige head that reduces to a very thin layer over the entire surface of the beer with some thicker patches and a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant lacing is observed.

S: Overall pretty light and nothing special about the aroma. The aroma is dominated by the hops - mostly citrus with a very light hint of floral hops. There is some light amounts of biscuit malts as well.

T: Definitely the flavor is dominated by the hops but there is a decent amount of biscuity malt flavors as well. The hops are not overly bitter but I can definitely detect the presence of mostly citrus hop with some subtle hints of floral hops.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery and no crispness.

O: Very easy to drink and quite refreshing but not one of the best I have had in this style (even from this brewery) - a pretty average beer. Could easily be a session beer.

dbrauneis, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of devinoconnor
2.95/5  rDev -12.7%

Pours a perfectly color for an american IPA. Nice amount of frothy head out of a 22 ounce bottle.

Smell is also nice. Citrus, grassy notes and a little cherry as well. Was excited for the first taste.

But wasn't excited after it. Too much malt, not nearly enough hops for an IPA. Getting some wood, bark notes with a little orange on the finish.

If you're not a hop lover, this might be an IPA you'll enjoy. Otherwise, I'd avoid.

devinoconnor, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of spitInTheOcean
3.65/5  rDev +8%

soft amber/ gold color. clear. thin head. fair retention.

hop aroma biggest. soft, subtle biscuit malt aroma. citrus, but other fruits as well, like banana(?).

a little sweet, that gives way immediately but gradually to hop bitterness that build to a quite bitter finish. citrus hop flavors dominate, such as grapefruit and orange. some subtle malt flavor there in the beginning. very big hop flavor.

medium mouthfeel. soft carbonation.

very solid american ipa. the hops are kind of a one note tune, being primarily of the citrus variety, but the way that they are spread out over the palate(aroma, flavoring, bitterness) is very well executed.

spitInTheOcean, Mar 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Zaphog, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of Murrhey
1.98/5  rDev -41.4%

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Half a finger white dense head. Heavy carbonation. Very clear pal golden color. Some little lacing.

S- Some spicy and floral hops, but mostly a grassiness. Not great.

T- Hoppy, sweet and funky. Bitterness and not very tasty.

M- Gloppy consistency but very wet.

O- Pretty bad.

Murrhey, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
2.65/5  rDev -21.6%

Pours a semi hazy bright orange with a thick bright white head. Lots of grapefruit and piney hops on the nose. Almost full body up front that thins a little on the finish, kind of like bubble soda finish.

Highly carbonated. Breaks apart the flavors a bit. Nice bitter finish. Mostly grapefruit hop wise with some pine and floral notes. Pretty basic besides the highly carbonated body which breaks the beer apart unfortunately. Could make great for a sessionable flavorful beer if it weren't for the bomber format :/

Oh well

jtierney89, Feb 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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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3.23/5  rDev -4.4%

Aroma comes off as a fresh, kinda light floral sort of thing. I also get some orange citrus on the back-end of the aroma profile.

Spiral Jetty looks like a great IPA. It is that classic slightly hazy orange/amber with a crisp white head that is soapy in nature and leaves good lacing.

It's defiantly more bitter than malty, however, it doesn't come off as an IPA as far as bitterness goes. The flavor is nice, a sort of light orange citrus with a backbone of orange-like sweetness too. I like the flavors but it just doesn't meet my expectations of an IPA.

Spiral Jetty finishes dry, is on the moderate-high end of carbonation, and has a nice medium body. It's very drinkable and a fairly nice beer overall.

tlazaroff, Feb 14, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev +13.3%

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a cervoise glass. No visible best before date.

A: Lots of bubbles inside this copper-clear beer. The finger of white head fades quickly. By the end of the bottle, fairly cloudy.

S: Skunky-herbal hops. Strong, but earthy.

T/M: Tasty! Hoppy, but balanced. The beer is sweeter than expected (caramel malts?). A touch of citrus, a touch of pine, and a creamy mouthfeel. Thick and enjoyable; excellent. A well-rounded, drinkable IPA.

O: A good IPA, but rather malty for the style. Nice, but bready. Still, recommended; I would have another. Epic can be hit or miss, but this is probably a hit, especially for those who are on the fence about IPAs. This is a 'less hoppy' alternative.

AgentMunky, Feb 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
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2/5  rDev -40.8%

Bjeerfalls, Feb 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

kdown, Jan 31, 2012
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3.1/5  rDev -8.3%

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
Photo of gc4hokies
3.2/5  rDev -5.3%

Bought a 22oz bottle of this as something different. I noticed that this is part of their classic line of beers (others were elevated and exponential lines). My guess is that means pretty tame, unoffensive.

Pours an apricot color with a slight haze. The head is very white and fluffy. Nice head. The aroma is malty with a slight graininess. Modest amount of hop aroma - slight citrus and grass.

Flavor is bisquity with a slight sweetness. Slight bitterness but less that what most American IPAs have these days. I definitely wouldn't call this a west coast IPA. Overall, not bad but not what a hophead is looking for. Maybe this is an entry level Amer. IPA?

Overall, I think my initial thought was correct. This is on the lowest of thresholds to be called an American IPA. It's not a bad beer but the goal is to be unoffensive. Mission accomplished.

gc4hokies, Jan 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

Mappies, Jan 24, 2012
Spiral Jetty from Epic Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.