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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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Photo of FLima
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.

FLima, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

ste5venla, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Moses_Malone, Nov 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

evilkorova, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of Westyn
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

robertmitchum, Jun 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

BigGold, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Epic Spiral Jetty, bomber bought at Cranbury Buy-Rite in Cranbury, New Jersey. I had previously had this beer on tap at Capital Brewhouse in Richmond, Virgiinia.

My sheer interest in Spiral Jetty (where I spent my honeymoon seven-and-one-half years ago) and Robert Smithson drew me to this beer.

Appearance: Good looking IPA here, what with the foamy, two-figer lily-white head and the resiny-orange color. Good retention, at least one finger of that head remains throughout, and the lacing is quite sizable as well.

Smell: Not as good. Reminds me of my insoles after a heavy rain. Got it? Wet shoes. Astringent, herbal feel all around, a bit puckering. Dry hops, like a pine cone on fire.

Taste: More of the same, with that dry pine needle taste and whole-hop feel. Prairie grass. Soapy and bitter at the end with a tad of spicy honey. Water, please!!

Mouthfeel: Medium body and flavor, very adequate carbonation... super dry and puckering finish. A weird beer, as it straddles between an average IPA and a superbly hoppy brew.

Overall: Looks good, drinks good, got a great name... I dig it enough to buy it again. The wife loved it. And heck, it was only $3.99 for a bomber!!

DoubleSimcoe, Oct 27, 2011
Photo of KohlbeckM
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

KohlbeckM, Jun 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

SerialHiker, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

pentasyllabic, Apr 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

blackfoot86, May 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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

lsummers, May 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

mothman, Mar 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

prock180, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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

CesarLopes, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of Molson2000
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Molson2000, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of jdb8507
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Overall this is a pretty decent IPA. At the nose, very hoppy. As you drink through this tallboy, you realize that this is a very smooth IPA, but at the cost of some of the hoppiness. Overall, deceptively hoppy on the first sniff, but the drinkability is very good.

A decent beer, but in the amazing world of craft beer, this is just above average.

jdb8507, Feb 01, 2011
Photo of Sludgeman
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Sludgeman, Sep 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

greencovesteve, Jun 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Lukass, Aug 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

jstewart1130, Apr 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

ltltony, Jan 24, 2014
Spiral Jetty from Epic Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.