Spiraling Spiral Jetty IPA

Epic Spiral Jetty Beer

Epic Spiral Jetty IPA 6.6% ABV

My choice for tonight’s tasting comes from a state that I haven’t tested an IPA before: Utah! WTH? Honestly that’s what I first thought. But surprisingly it wasn’t the beer that sucked but it did lack. The suds is called Spiral Jetty IPA (6.6% ABV,IBU unknown) from Epic Brewing in Salt Lake City.

At first look the presentation of the bottle/label is basic and uninteresting. I bought it only b/c it was surrounded by beers familiar to me and I wanted to try a new IPA. So I bought it. The label stated that this IPA was part of the brewery’s classic series and their attempt at a hoppy beer. Sweet. However their label did not list the IBU nor could I find it during a quick search on the internet. Oh well. My guess would be b/w 40 – 70 IBUs. It doesnt have an attactive label either. Just saying.

Spiral Jetty IPA pours well and builds a respectable head. The body is a golden semi-opaque cloudy color that has a typical IPA floral yet maybe faint smell. The finish was as expected of an IPA but it was not up to par with NW IPAs as far as fruity or citrisy tastes and smells are concerned but it was hoppy. It was missing something in the end. Honestly I did not dislike the beer and would drink it again if there were no other options. This isn’t a bad brew nor is it anything to write home to mom about. Cheers!

About Juan J

Greetings from Portland, Oregon. My name is J. and I love to drink beer (I have the belly to prove it too!). I am the only West Coast blogger on this wonderful site. I am also by no means a pundit in the art of tasting and writing about good beer but just a regular dude who has grown to love craft and micro beer especially Oregon and West Coast beers and now I have the opportunity to blog about my likes and dislikes to anyone who wants to read my rants and raves. Portland is filled with good breweries and so is the rest of Oregon and the left coast. As I’ve grown older my taste preferences have also grown from boring and inexpensive domestics to tasty, calorie filled and 'spendy' micro adult beverages. I prefer India Pale Ales (IPAs) along with Amber Ales but any beer that makes my palate happy I'll bottoms up the son of a gun. Here’s one of my favorite quotes: “A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it’s better to be thoroughly sure.” Cheers! 04/19/12

At the moment my favorite brews are/come from:

Hood River, Oregon's Full Sail Brewery (IPA)
Escondido, California's Stone Brewery (IPA)
Eugene, Oregon's Ninkasi Brewery (TG IPA)
Honorable mention:
Lahaina, Maui’s Maui Brewing Co. (Hi.P.Hay IPA)

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