Sunday, September 10, 2006


Whoop Pass IPA by Silver City Restaurant & Brewery

Wow! This is probably my new favorite IPA. It was bold. It was probably the most bitter, most hop-laden IPA I have ever experienced. And, at 9% alcohol by volume (ABV) this beer really packed a punch, especially considering that most commercial beers are somewhere between 3.5 and 5% ABV. We were in Silverdale, Washington for my sister-in-law's birthday dinner and celebration, and I was not going to pass up the opportunity to enjoy some local beer and pizza. Silver City's Brewer's Special—a pizza with a firm yet moist crust, tangy tomato sauce, cheese, pepperoni, and andouille sausage—was a great companion to an excellent beer. Needless to say, the wife had to drive to the party since 20 ounces of this beer on a fairly empty stomach immediately made its way to my head. Thank God that the wife was willing to play designated driver. The next time I am in Silverdale, I will definitely be stopping by for an oversized pint of Whoop Pass. Hopefully, you will too.

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