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Spiral Jetty - Epic Brewing Company

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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.34%
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 JG-90
4.13/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

JG-90, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Yoda22
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Yoda22, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of CesarLopes
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

CesarLopes, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of mjryan
3.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

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.

mjryan, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of Sludgeman
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Sludgeman, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of ghostwalker
3.21/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

ghostwalker, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of thinwhiteduke
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

thinwhiteduke, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of anteater
3/5  rDev -11.5%

anteater, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -11.5%

nmann08, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bomber > Sensory Pils

A - Pours out a cloudy orange color, big thick fluffy two fingers of white head, nice lacing.
S - Nice pine aroma, along with some mild floral notes, some citrus zest, and crakery malt
T - Very very mild IPA, some nice pine bitterness, a tad of orange zest, and some sweeter but also dry kinda malt.
M - Fades to a soapy aftertaste, not good.
T - Big time letdown, a mild IPA to delve into if they arent your thing, but not the best representation of the style.

Omnium, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

AnitaBrewski, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of Lukass
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Lukass, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

ste5venla, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of prock180
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

prock180, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of gushov
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

gushov, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Cynic-ale, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - mostly clear bubbly golden, two tall fingers of head retained amazingly well leaving some random lacing spots
S - grainy and slightly bready, very mild leafy greens, but the aromas are very subdued which often doesn't bode well....
T - solid peppery hops with a touch of leafiness, grainy malts, and a bit of a mint bubble gum thing on the finish
M - light body and lightly creamy, very mild bitterness
O - its not a bad brew at all, just a little on the mild side all around, would be a nice beginner IPA for the not so beer advocate, but still nice to try another from this brewer that is not available in my area

joemcgrath27, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

InspectorBob, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of doremite
3/5  rDev -11.5%

doremite, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of mwbrady12
2/5  rDev -41%

mwbrady12, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of DeanMoriarty
2.78/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Picked up a 22oz bomber at a liquor store across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas for $4.99 and poured into a pint glass.

Pours a hazed pale apricot hue, thin white head dissipates quickly with small amounts of lacing. Smell is malty with very little hop, faint hint of sour off flavor in the mix as well - not good. Flavor is better than the nose with some fruity esters that are pleasant, the hop is barely noticeable though and the finish has a sour off flavor in the aftertaste. Even without the off flavor, this would be a weak IPA by any modern standards, drinking more like a pale with a thin body and fizzy mouthfeel. Regardless of how far off the mark they were with brewing an IPA, weird sediment at the bottom of my glass confirms that something is not good with this batch either way. Also - I found their Capt'n Pale Ale to be far more hoppy than their offering here in an IPA.

DeanMoriarty, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

outoffocus, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of BColton1
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

BColton1, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

dmorgan310, Jun 15, 2013
Spiral Jetty from Epic Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.