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Spiral Jetty - Epic Brewing Company

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241 Ratings
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Ratings: 241
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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MattBreight

Michigan

4/5  rDev +18.3%

02-23-2013 14:39:59 | More by MattBreight
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BeerMe42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +18.3%

11-15-2011 22:38:10 | More by BeerMe42
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +18.3%

11-14-2011 19:27:51 | More by millelacsmark
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loupap

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +18.3%

11-17-2011 00:38:20 | More by loupap
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +18.3%

07-05-2012 11:20:59 | More by AndrewMichael
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Bnoise11

California

4/5  rDev +18.3%

12-29-2012 23:58:18 | More by Bnoise11
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +18.3%

03-31-2012 17:25:26 | More by HamGlade10
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Lunch

Maryland

4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Pizzeria Paradiso in a goddamn shaker pint. Fairly cloudy, but I like the light orange color as it looks like caramel was kept to a minimum. Described on the menu as citrusy and spicy and that is exactly how it smelled. No real malt or sweetness other than the citrus from the smell. Taste is very similar to the smell. Good citrus and the spiciness adds some uniqueness. Mild amount of malt, but this is in no way "balanced", which I respect the fuck out of. Mouthfeel and carbonation are solid.

This is by no means the best IPA out there, but it is certainly worthy of drinking. Easy to drink and well done.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2011 05:32:26 | More by Lunch
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beernerd1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +18.3%

01-18-2013 23:07:40 | More by beernerd1
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +18.3%

04-15-2012 03:50:20 | More by RoryOMoore
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beersis81

Illinois

4/5  rDev +18.3%

11-27-2011 13:47:08 | More by beersis81
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trappistlover

Arizona

3.98/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(22oz bomber from Total Wine Desert Ridge). Pours a hazy golden color with 2 finger chunky white head. Carbonation is moderate though. Some nice lacing also is developing as the head dissipates. Aroma has some tart peach, rock candy, mango, and green apple. Quite nice. Taste is semi-sweet malt followed by some bitterness. Thin bodied with a dry, bitter finish. The hops dont overwhelm you and blast your palate. I gotta say, this is one really good IPA. I’ll definitely get more of this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 03:42:08 | More by trappistlover
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argock

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +16.9%
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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tchenery

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep orange in color with a fantastic frothy white head sitting on top. It's hazy and not at all transparent but doesn't have any sediment in it so far.

Smells of herbal and citrus hops. Very grapefruit smelling on the first whiff. This scent pretty much dominates. It's very strong.

Lip smackingly bitter. It's smooth but has a zing to it the whole way down. The grapefruit hoppy taste follows it all the way and even stays on the aftertaste. It's balanced with malt to a point where the bitterness is extremely refreshing.

Mouthfeel is a bit slick and oily, but it's probably from all the delicious finishing hops they used.

Totally drinkable IPA. This was around $5 for a 22 oz. and will most definitely become one of my go-to's.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 18:42:22 | More by tchenery
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – light reddish/golden in color, just a tinsy bit hazy, with good carbonation and about half a finger’s worth of foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell – combination of a fruity smell and hoppy. Interesting smell.

Taste – pretty hoppy-tasting, but not overwhelmingly so. It does have a unique taste that finishes it out..something earthy or pine-like, but I can’t narrow it down.

Mouthfeel – pretty well-balanced.

Overall – very interesting brew and good-tasting.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 03:08:54 | More by Nerudamann
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.91/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a hopelessly underrated ipa. this is a fantastic bottle of brew. pours really cloudy, bright orange in color, rusty looking, with a luxurious snow white head with fine retention. the nose is bitter and woody, not as resinous as the other epic india pales, but still quite dank on the hop front. some English malt in the mix of body and sweetness is the first flavor to reach the taste buds, but its short lived, as the hops assault comes on quickly. the hops are pine family mostly, sappy and west coast style, but they aren't out of balance here. yes this is a bitter beer, very very bitter, but the malt rounds it out nicely, and the yeast used adds a unique character. this beer is bakery fresh, and stays on the tongue a long time after its swallowed. powerful enough to handle spicy food, big enough to enhance a steak, and drinkable enough to have a few bombers. this is quite the versatile ipa. fully carbonated, its pretty fizzy, but the full body almost needs it. I was very impressed by this because its something a little different. epic really seems to have the ipa genre dialed, and all three of the versions ive had have been outstanding. I still reckon the hopulent is the pick, but the spiral jetty here deserves some more recognition, it is extraordinarily well made.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 17:43:26 | More by StonedTrippin
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 23:17:11 | More by chinchill
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jamesDaExMoBeerGuy

Utah

3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 19:34:32 | More by jamesDaExMoBeerGuy
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chumba526

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is named after a art sculpture by Robert Smithson.

It appears a medium bodied yellow color with a small white head.

It smells very citrusy, a little grassy and a little sweet.

It tastes strongly of orange, pineapple, and grapefruit. There is a mild sweetness and a noticeable bitterness. The bitterness is not extreme though. The beer has a nice balance to it. The sweet citrus flavor is balanced with just the right amount of bitterness.

The carbonation is moderate.

The drinkability is good. I could drink a few of these easy. It goes down smooth.

Overall this is close to a standard IPA. A very good standard IPA though. The first I have had from this brewery and I am impressed. Worth trying. To quote the band the dwarves I'm -still- not going to Salt Lake City though.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2010 02:12:29 | More by chumba526
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.86/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm liking the Spiral Jetty....this beer probably would have been better had I not tried the Holulent prior. Nevertheless....in Park City, Utah with my homie trying some local flare. The Spiral Jetty poured a hazy with froathy white head that is leaving some lace. The scent is fresh hops that carry slight pine, citrus and some floral tones. The taste is very very good balanced beer with bitterness throughout but enough malt to keep it from being too much. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall another excellent offering from Epic....nice job guys...and gals.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 03:21:46 | More by WoodBrew
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AgentMunky

California

3.83/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 07:31:32 | More by AgentMunky
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ArrogantBastage

Maryland

3.83/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bomber poured into a glass

A: Pours a hazy, rich amber with a one finger rocky head. Head diminishes quickly to thin layer that hangs on for a little while. Slight lacing present as well.

S: Loads of hops in the nose. Picking up some citrus and herbal notes along with some potent malt lingering in the background.

T: Interesting blend of bitterness and malt right away. Bitterness is strong but not too much so giving the malt and some juicy hops a chance to power through and make its presence known. Some carbonation detected picking up the bitterness level a little more to keep the malt from overtaking the middle of the taste. Nice drying finish with some lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied beer with a nice carbonation level. Nice dry finish.

D: Definitely a sessionable IPA, easy drinking and very enjoyable beer. Definitely recommended to those looking for an IPA that isn't too heavy in the bitterness but still has the expected punch of an American IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2011 22:32:59 | More by ArrogantBastage
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.83/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A vigorous steady pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a three finger thick, pale tan tinged head that leaves some wispy lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a dark copper-amber color that shows an almost clear, gold tinged, pale copper hue. The aroma smells of ample hops that is backed by a hay like, threshed grain like character. Specific notes of lime zest, wheat thins like grain (this is quite distinct), a sort of mint, herbal note, lots of cracker like grain notes, and just a general big citrus zest note that is quite distinct, but I can’t quite place it (ponzu, pomelo and lime juice). This is quite malt accented for an IPA, it is still hoppy, but I was expecting a full on hop onslaught.

Somewhat light bodied, which is exactly what I want in an IPA, there is a distinct, biting bitterness that has quite a bit of mintiness to it. There is a definite menthol character that lingers on the palate along with an astringent hop bite; though in truth the hop character is quite clean, meaning this does not have the raw hoppiness that some of the more aggressive IPAs have. The minty character mixes with a bright citrus character that leans towards tangelo, Curacao Orange zest and there is also a bit of dank hop character that really tastes distinctly of earthy, herbal freshly crushed hemp seeds. The malt isn’t quite as apparent as in the nose, but there is still easily apparent notes of dried hay / grass, cracker like malt, and just a general, fairly bit, fresh pale malt character.

This could use a bit more hop character, well if you are a raging hop head at least, but it is actually quite good anyway. I like that the crystal malt notes are kept to a low level here, this has more pale malt flavors than anything. Given my individual impressions of this beer, I wouldn’t expect to like this beer nearly as much as I do, but somehow the composition just works here; the flavor definitely works better than the nose though, the latter being a bit too malt dominated.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2011 14:12:13 | More by Gueuzedude
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IIKaRuII

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice pint of this thanks to arnold's carry out.
Pours a deep straw like color, that has a beautiful cloudy appearance. a nice finger length head that leaves nice frothy bubbles that seem to fade at a slow pace leaving a nice lace.

smells a sweet pine, and grapefruit citrus. faint bit of sourness, and malt. has a fruity sweetness to it that is very inviting.

Taste is a heavy pine. but seems to linger a little dry. grassy, with a sweet orange taste. tangerine maybe?

Mouthfeel is very pleasent. not a terrible amount of carbonation, and that allows for the taste to linger a little longer. and i would say medium bodied.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 04:52:18 | More by IIKaRuII
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FLima

Brazil

3.76/5  rDev +11.2%
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
Spiral Jetty from Epic Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.