Whoop Pass IPA | Silver City Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Silver City Brewing Co.
Washington, United States
silvercitybrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by RoyalT on 11-12-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
179
Reviews:
96
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 179 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of mburnett274
1.4/5  rDev -65.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I had this beer from a 22oz bottle. No hop aroma or taste. Beer was way too sweet and had off flavors. Something went wrong with this beer.
I had to pour it out! It is not normal for me to dislike a beer this Mich but it should not have been bottled or sold.
Based on other reviews this beer is usually good. Maybe it is a bad year.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
1.86/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A: Poured a deep orange color with good carbonation and a small white head

S: Nose is cheap old grains, caramel and alittle citrus

T: Pretty much the only thing going here is some light booze, citrus, caramel and a mouthfull of soap

M: So soapy and disgusting, slick, just bad, very bad. Body was rather thin and the taste of citrus that I was expecting tried to break through the Dawn dish detergent but to no avail.

O: Avoid

PS. This is after numerous reviews

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Photo of DucksFan16
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of towlea25
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of sharpski
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of GClarkage
3.07/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

01/03/06- Received via trade with Jetsbeer.

Presentation- 22oz bottle with no freshness info anywhere. Did I get a bad bottle? Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Golden orange pour, lightly clouded. Nice 3/4 inch creamy white head with light lacing.

Smell- Nice pungent scent of pine hops amidst lots of powdered sugar. Maybe a hint of malt in the distance.

Taste- Holy crap, my tongue just got scorched by hops! My tongue is literally on fire from pine hop resin. Not in a good way either. This is by far the most bitter and one sided IPA I've had. I can find not a trace of any kind of malt until the very end as it hits room temp. When it gets there it shows a light touch of caramle malt. Just incredibly harsh.

Mouthfeel- Burning tongue and medium carbonation makes for a tough to consume beer.

Drinkability- Pass on this one unless I got a bad one. Everyone esle seems to love it. This beer just survived the kitchen sink.

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Photo of NoHipTee
3.15/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A fine example of pacific northwest IPA but not a top 5 IPA for me. The appearance and aroma are very good but the flavor was not as complex as I had hoped for. (that was a pun) I would order this beer in a bar but not go out of my way to secure a bottle.

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Photo of sgttibbs
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of waldowin
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice amber color, with a massive white head and tons of carbonation. Smell is all hops, somewhat cedary and woody, no real floral nose to it.
Taste is sweet malts, with a bit of buttery slickness and a blast of pine-tree and woodsy hops.
With all the hops and carbonation, this is not an easy beer to drink in any quantity. It's almost like drinking chopped hop buds at times.
This beer was a bit uncomfortable to drink, despite the nice crisp taste. Would be a good beer to drink while watching the leaves turn red.

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Photo of TommyLiam
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Oidmoe
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mentor
3.34/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle was a 2006 GABF left-over that was given to me as a reward for my volunteer efforts. Thanks a million to GABF and to Silver City for the opportunity. Hard pour earns almost no head (tan) over a cloudy orange amber liquid. Smells wickedly dry. Orange and pine. Woody.

Tastes potent dry grassy, but not rough co-ho. Orange bitter pithy. Apricto ester and dry wood. Malt sweet just gets completely beat down. Md body and carbonation. Okay for one beer, but I don't need another.

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Photo of srhoadsy
3.42/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured chilled into a tulip.

Pours a nice bronze color with about half an inch of beige head that quickly recedes leaving a light surface layer with moderate lacing.

Aromas of carmelized sugars, candied citrus peel and pine.

Taste follows through the aromas with really nothing coming to the front. A lingering, bitter aftertaste that I found a bit cloying.

Medium to heavy bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall a fair DIPA, but not one of my faves.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of dirtylou
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomb

appearance: served in my delirium chalice - autumunal amber body, forced foamy white cap with a sticky, filmy lace

smell: balance very evident in the aroma - big sweet malts, resinous piney hops, light citrus rind

taste: quite sweet - both from the citrus in the hops and the heavy malts that balance this thing out and almost overthrows the hops. Balanced with moderate bitterness. grapefruit rind, dash of lemon, pretty heavy on the booze

mouthfeel: big and sweet - not particularly how I prefer my IIPA's

overall: just ok - kind of a letdown

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Photo of Smurf2055
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Bonis
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of bvlaminck
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of rocklibster
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of RustyDiamond
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful blood orange color with a striking 2 fingers of off-white froth. Very airy with all shapes of bubbles throughout. Whooping aroma of fragrant pink grapefruit, subtle leather note.
Syrupy, sugary, sweet malt up front with some expected grapefruit. Great lacing in the glass. Bitter citric mouthfeel. Spicy, navel orange. Sweetness on the finish. A little too sweet for me.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.54/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The standard caramel and dark copper color for a dipa. Good hop aroma, C hops in the house.

Taste dropped ample bitterness. Plenty of caramel, decent green leaf kind of hoppiness. The Cascade hops have a good shelf life compared to the proprietary aroma hops, so this holds steady like the awesome rock band.

Its pretty standard bomber fare. Overpriced compared to other 12 oz bottles of dipa, but at the same time, probably slightly below cost for bomber. Either way, its the standard kind of stuff, I will say it hides the alcohol pretty well.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber, from a late-night (I love this city) jaunt to a QFC (boss!) in the Denny Triangle.

This beer pours a clear medium orange-amber hue, with one finger of thin foamy white head, which settles quickly, leaving a decent vista of iceberg lace around the glass in the process. It smells of citrusy, herbal hops, and mild bready caramel malt. The taste is caramel/toffee malt, and a slackened leafy citrus hoppiness, buoyed, if that's your thing, by a subtle to enveloping booziness, depending on the sip, and the phase of the moon, I guess. The carbonation is on the low side of average, the body medium weight, in danger of turning to the light side, and coldly smooth. It finishes off-dry, the increasingly nondescript hop bitterness taking a final toll against and underwhelming malt presence.

As far as PNW DIPAs (acronym budget, spent!) go, this is fairly weak offering, flavour-wise. The booze, on the other hand - well rendered, and pretty innocuous. A trade-off, at best.

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Photo of DenverLogan
3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From bottle ordered on-line.
Poured in a Belgian Scotch Silly glass.
Copper color with big head.
Aroma of grassy hops and sweet malts.
Medium carbonation and significant mouthfeel.
Flavors of roasted malts, grassy and piney hops, funky fruit rind, white grapefruit, Italian herbs...let me give this 5 minutes...
OK...head remains with mixed size bubbles...aroma is still there, with a touch of oxidation/wet cardboard. Flavors are big and bold, with a touch of funky melon fruit, biting grassy and pine sap bitterness, alcohol, mango rind. Humm...might well be better at the brewery, but in this form at this time it's bitter and rough, certainly not for the timid but beyond that, for the double IPA fan, it's not compelling.

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Photo of Lelampp
3.56/5  rDev -12.1%

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Whoop Pass IPA from Silver City Brewing Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 179 ratings.
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