Spiral Jetty | Epic Brewing Company

Spiral JettySpiral Jetty
BA SCORE
3.41/5
288 Ratings
Spiral JettySpiral Jetty
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
epicbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

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.

Added by Wasatch on 05-23-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,711
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
288
pDev:
14.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
34
Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a hazy gold with a good amount of off-white head.
S: It smelled like grapefruit and lemon zest, with resin.
T: It tasted like grapefruit and resin and lemon zest, with a little waxy and honey. It had a strong and lasting bitter aftertaste that was a bit harsh.
M: It was oily with some carbonation. Very nice.
D: This was a nice IPA with bold hops and great body. The finish was a bit rough, but otherwise it wasn't difficult to drink. An enjoyable beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisMon02
3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass. Deep orange color with a small head that doesn't last long. Some lacing sticks around the rim of the glass.

Smell is subtle. Floral notes with some light pine and citrus.

Taste follows the nose but is intensified a bit. Resinous floral hop bite with a touch of grapefruit. Not much malt in this one. Just enough to try and balance. Simple but pretty tasty. A slightly bitter finish that does not linger.

Mouthfeel is good. Medium carbonation makes for easy drinking.

A bit one demensional but certainly not a bad offering. I would have again but wouldn't necessarily seek it out. More of an introductory IPA.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Quite a hazy looking amber brown with some great head and some pretty good looking head with some decent lacing.
S - Smells pretty malty but not very hoppy. Has a decent sweet smelling hop profile so I hope for the best.
T - Taste like an English IPA rather malty smooth with a touch of herbal bitterness. It's actually pretty balanced.
M - Light to medium body. Easy to drink.

Overall much better than I expected not really worth picking up again but worth the 5 dollar price tag.

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Photo of Fowdy
3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A slightly hazy deep amber with a finger of fluffy head that dissipates slowly leaving nice lacing.

Smell: Fruity hops with a bit of malt.

Taste: bitter, citrus with some cereal and flower.

Feel: Nicely carbonated, an easy drinking IPA.

Overall: At 6.6%, this IPA is nicely rounded. It's great to see a beer like this come out of Utah. I will seek this out again.

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3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!!

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3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy pale amber, with a thin head but good lacing.

The smell is light, citrus and pine.

Taste is primarily hops, well balance citrus, pine and floral, very refreshing and drinkable.

It is perhaps not typical of the style, but a good beer.

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3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

from a 22 oz bomber

A- pours a hazy dark yellow color with a small white head,not much lacing

S- is malt and bread,some citrus and floral hops

T- citrus and pine hops with baked bread malts

M- medium carbonation with a sharp hop bite.nothing overwhelms or stands out in this ipa

O- an average ipa.. the cost was great @$3.99..easy to drink,just mediocre

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3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Low carbonation; good syrupy feel; attractive amber color and taste; hops, not bitter; mild flavor

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3.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheHoppiest
3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Lizardville in Bedford as part of Epic's Northeast Ohio's release party. The ale was poured in a tall 16 oz flute glass with a short stem. The beer pours a cloudy amber color, with a 1" white that slowly reduces with moderate lacing down the sides. The bar was fairly humid, as a fair amount of condensation collected on the sides.

The beer initially presents with a fruity peach smell, moderate pine hops, and mild citrus. Sweet malt, with a rock candy sugar, slowly presents as it warms.

Initial impression is a mild bitter, mitting mid-tongue with sweet caramel malt, with a piney, dry finish. This is a vinous brew, with oak leaf notes hitting the tongue. The taste begins to get buried beneath the dryness as you get further into the beer.

Medium bodied, with a dry bitter finsh, clean feel. The dryness becomes more pronounced as you get further into the beer, to the point of drowning out the taste.

This is a nice IPA that starts well balanced, with a nicely hopped, easy drinking, full flavored presentation. However, the dryness gets to be a bit much the further you get in to this beer. While I definitely would have this again, I'll give it a wait before doing so.

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3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

soft amber/ gold color. clear. thin head. fair retention.

hop aroma biggest. soft, subtle biscuit malt aroma. citrus, but other fruits as well, like banana(?).

a little sweet, that gives way immediately but gradually to hop bitterness that build to a quite bitter finish. citrus hop flavors dominate, such as grapefruit and orange. some subtle malt flavor there in the beginning. very big hop flavor.

medium mouthfeel. soft carbonation.

very solid american ipa. the hops are kind of a one note tune, being primarily of the citrus variety, but the way that they are spread out over the palate(aroma, flavoring, bitterness) is very well executed.

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Spiral Jetty from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 288 ratings
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