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Spiral Jetty - Epic Brewing Company

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243 Ratings
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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | 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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njsurfer82

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-03-2014 01:47:35 | More by njsurfer82
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jn35646

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

02-26-2014 15:14:57 | More by jn35646
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.45/5  rDev +2.1%

Pours a murky orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and earthy citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a citrus forward hop presence that comes through better in the taste.

02-20-2014 04:56:11 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BigGold

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

02-12-2014 19:04:11 | More by BigGold
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ltltony

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

01-24-2014 20:59:57 | More by ltltony
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Zorro

California

3.33/5  rDev -1.5%

Clear orange colored beer with a small white colored head. This fits the description of "IPA Orange."

Smells hoppy but not excessively so. Strong tea and citrus but not terribly aromatic.

Starts out dry with a toasted grain flavor. Mild malt and woodiness with a mild hop bite. Overall tasty but more pale ale than IPA.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a tasty beer but certainly not a hop bomb West coast IPA. Buy this expecting a pale ale flavor and you will be happy with it.

01-17-2014 02:05:47 | More by Zorro
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Matt73

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-16-2014 16:19:45 | More by Matt73
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civicm87

New York

4/5  rDev +18.3%

12-24-2013 13:19:29 | More by civicm87
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schaffer9252

New York

4.75/5  rDev +40.5%

12-23-2013 23:17:35 | More by schaffer9252
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fellowrs

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11.2%

12-18-2013 22:19:35 | More by fellowrs
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

12-16-2013 04:04:34 | More by BillRoth
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

11-25-2013 01:09:03 | More by XmnwildX12
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -11.2%

11-16-2013 04:12:32 | More by jaydoc
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

11-13-2013 02:43:49 | More by Moses_Malone
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Irish12

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

10-31-2013 12:00:07 | More by Irish12
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clfrost

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.2%

10-23-2013 00:24:20 | More by clfrost
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Spikester

Oregon

3.39/5  rDev +0.3%

Cloudy amber with an average white head with minor lacing.
Smell is over ripe oranges.
Taste is a big blast of pine resin bitterness with a light amount of dehydrated pineapple.
Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and a very dry bitter finish.
Overall for hopheads that love bitterness above all else.
Also lots of nasty looking stuff in the bottom and sides of the bottle after the pour..

10-17-2013 06:26:52 | More by Spikester
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FLima

Brazil

3.76/5  rDev +11.2%

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.

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

09-30-2013 02:41:18 | More by Drknight
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JG-90

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +22.2%

Beer pours a pumkin/orange that is slightly hazy. Has a large off-white head with good retention and heavy lacing. Aroma consists of orange, lemon and a bit of floral hops. Can also get some bread/pale malts.

Taste starts with tangerine and musky orange, then moves the floral with bits of lemon and resin, finishing with pale and caramel malts. Tangerine, bread, and malt finish. Mouthfeel is on the light side with high carbonation, normally wouldn't like this in an IPA, but this one pulls it off. This may be the most refreshing IPA I've had.

09-29-2013 18:22:20 | More by JG-90
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Yoda22

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.2%

09-27-2013 21:29:10 | More by Yoda22
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CesarLopes

Brazil

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

09-22-2013 01:05:57 | More by CesarLopes
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mjryan

Minnesota

3.61/5  rDev +6.8%

Very pale. Citrus hop aroma with fresh baked bread aroma as well. Hops kick in first, fruity and bitter. Malts are neutral for the most part. Alcohol was noticeable at first, but I lost it after a couple of swigs. Off dry, bitter finish. A nice light bodied, thirst quenching IPA.

09-21-2013 18:42:48 | More by mjryan
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

09-19-2013 00:59:24 | More by Sludgeman
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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

3.21/5  rDev -5%

Appearance is beautiful. A nice, solid off-white head on a golden-red body.

Nose is sour and almost Belgian. Not a fan.

Flavor is clean and crisp, but the hop contribution is a bit muddled. Is it rich and piney? Fruity and citrusy. Just a sharp bite? None of these. I found it generally tasty, but hard to isolate and describe the flavors.

Mouthfeel is moderately stripping and tart. Slight acidity, even.

Overall, (if you ignore the sour nose), it's good. I like it well enough, but it is not singular enough for me to want to seek out more.

09-19-2013 00:57:37 | More by ghostwalker
Spiral Jetty from Epic Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.