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Spiral Jetty - Epic Brewing Company

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236 Ratings
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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | 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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oldvines

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-30-2013 00:24:10 | More by oldvines
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.91/5  rDev +16%
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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tdm168

North Carolina

3.46/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - bright orange with a thin, short lived white head

S - piny; incredibly faint nose

T - bready, citrusy, piny

M - well carbonated, thin, light to medium bodied, dry

When I first opened this beer, it was incredibly dry. There was a ton of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. The dryness practically stripped the flavor clean of my palate. Once the beer settled, it came across as less dry, but as it turned out there wasn't much flavor to hide. The flavor was simple and refreshing, but ultimately incredibly underwhelming. This was a rather forgettable IPA, one that I won't be buying again.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 00:35:56 | More by tdm168
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ralphw56

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-07-2013 05:46:24 | More by ralphw56
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-28-2013 01:13:32 | More by sixerofelixir
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bifrost17

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-27-2013 16:54:22 | More by bifrost17
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11%

02-26-2013 05:05:13 | More by muskiesman
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MattBreight

Michigan

4/5  rDev +18.7%

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

California

3/5  rDev -11%

01-21-2013 02:26:43 | More by CEDAMA
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beernerd1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +18.7%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +18.7%

01-09-2013 01:42:33 | More by Ego_bibo_ergo_sum
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Perducci

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-07-2013 01:11:55 | More by Perducci
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freduardo

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-30-2012 04:42:50 | More by freduardo
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Bnoise11

California

4/5  rDev +18.7%

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

Utah

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-15-2012 07:44:53 | More by elihull
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

12-14-2012 20:19:04 | More by ShemRahBoo
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roadies


4/5  rDev +18.7%

12-07-2012 17:35:37 | More by roadies
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-14-2012 06:42:32 | More by WDJersey
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

11-13-2012 00:28:58 | More by BigTrubble
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GinDC

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

11-11-2012 18:57:55 | More by GinDC
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Nmgreen

New York

3/5  rDev -11%

10-26-2012 03:42:30 | More by Nmgreen
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AleApostle

Illinois

4/5  rDev +18.7%

10-24-2012 15:52:40 | More by AleApostle
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.1/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Good looking copper colored beer, 3/4" white head on the top. Really white, whiter than normal for an ipa. Aroma, eh, for boasting about a five hop variety, its kind of hard to tell this was dry hopped with anything, much less five different kinds. It wasn't offputting, it frankly just smelled like a normal Cascade hopped pale ale from back in the 90s.

Taste, again, hops aren't really all that special in this beer. Good caramel presence, hop bitterness is all I can really detect going on in a good way. I didn't get any fruit, be it tropical or citrus flavors from the hops. No bottle dating, so maybe that may have been the problem, but maybe they should bottle date? I dunno. In my experience, this undated bottle was pretty much middle ground to average. I've had some people talk up Epic's stuff, but I really haven't been super impressed, in fact, given the price of some of their stuff (not this one), I have actually been disappointed at times.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 23:37:31 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
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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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer #63 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

The thing I find most odd about this beer is the burning boozy tone to it. Which seems out of place for only a 6.6% beer.

The flavor profile is nice and hoppy with good spicy tones to it and an earthy body. Unfortunately, that alcohol burn really just kills the whole thing. A shame really. At first I was thinking that this was a pretty nice beer. But the burn killed it.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 03:38:58 | More by RblWthACoz
Spiral Jetty from Epic Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.