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Henry Weinhard's Woodland Pass IPA - Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.

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Henry Weinhard's Woodland Pass IPAHenry Weinhard's Woodland Pass IPA

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Reviews: 142
Hads: 556
Avg: 3.15
pDev: 38.41%
Wants: 3
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Reidrover on 03-05-2008

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Photo of djeucalyptus
3.61/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pleasantly golden orange hue not far from tree top apple juice with a fairly vibrant two-finger head that fizzles to a thin bubbly film rather quickly, but redeemingly leaves some nice frothy sheets of lacing.

Smell is simple. A decent caramel malt profile with some ample green pine hops. The hops are typical nw ipa in profile, yet somewhat subdued and unmemorable, although inoffensive.

Bready malt, hints of caramel and honey, followed by a fairly strong hop profile, with some earthy bitterness, some fresh green hops, and a healthy dose of citrusy hops. Kinda funky, but not awful. Pretty one dimensional but also pretty damn drinkable.

Mouth has some crazy carbonation... vibrantly fizzy... not so much as to detract from the overall brew, but almost. Astringent bitterness lingers.

All in all, this isn't one I'd particularly seek out, but it's a solid six-pack IPA that drinks easily and certainly doesn't break the bank. Surprisingly hoppy and bitter. One to drink without abandon. It's a good burrito or pizza beer, and the price point is solid enough I know i'll be buying more.

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Photo of smcolw
3.6/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear dark gold color. Good head for a bar pour. Leaves ring lace after each sip.

Metallic (iron-like) smell. Light and mild pale ale aromas. Muted hop.

Better flavor than the smell indicates. Fairly middle of the road, taste-wise. Dry, as if a bit of rye were added. Hop bitterness provides balance but isn't enough to fit the typical IPA profile. Medium bodied with a mildly elevated carbonation.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.6/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beers clear golden amber with a tall dense head with lite carbs actually bordering on flat. Plain looking.
Smells mostly of malts, malt husks and toasted malts.
Taste is a bore with simple malts and husks.
Drinks fairly smooth and not abrasive as I was expecting.Easy drinking but lacking big time.

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Photo of DrLasers
3.58/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I used to buy this beer by the case 4 years ago. In North Washington it was sold at the same price as the other Henry's lineup which had a price point close to Coors, Budweiser, etc.. But Henry's is no slouch when it comes to good mid-level beers. And I found this IPA to best some lesser and more expensive IPAs that cost twice as much. This is not a show-stopper IPA that you pour into your favorite glass. This is a bulk-buying IPA that you take camping, fishing, or tail gating.

If you crave bigger hop taste at a Bud price I highly recommend.

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Photo of riversider76
3.58/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden orange with a fluffy white head. Decent retention, and a nice lace. Aroma is of bready malts, and piney hops. Body is on the lighter side of medium with some carbonation. Taste is of malt up front, with a fruity, yet bittered finish. On the light side, but I enjoyed it.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.58/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance- The beer pours a beautiful golden amber color with a big billowy two finger off white head. The head fades over a moderate level of time leaving a nice lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The smell is largely of a bready and caramel nature mixed with some aromas of corn sweetness and a light fruit smell. While an IPA there is not a big hop presence with the aroma only having a very light citrus and pine hop smell.

Taste- The taste begins with a chewy breadiness and a lighter caramel sweetness upfront. A hop flavor of a citrus flavor is present from the start which grows stronger till the end. With the citrus growing stronger the caramel fades with some earthy and pine hop flavors later joining the taste. This combination of flavors take the taste to its end where a nicely hopped and smooth bready taste is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel-The body of the brew is quite thick and chewy for a 6 % abv beer with a carbonation that is rather lighter. The thicker body combined with the lower carbonation make for a nice mouth coating feel and all the hop and bready flavors able to linger on the tongue.

Overall – I was quite surprised by this brew. It was nice and creamy with a rather good hoppy taste. Not a bad go to and certainly worth a try.

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Photo of Onenote81
3.57/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A new-one-to-me IPA. A buddy had a sixer of this in his fridge the other day. As a sucker for all things-IPA, I grabbed one. Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a translucent pale orange with a small white cap of foam on top. Good sticky lace on glass. Fresh hoppy aroma, some citrus notes, grass. Not sharp in any way.

Crisp, clean feel. Refreshing. This one is easy to drink. Mild hop bitterness makes this one up. This is definitely not one that'll scald the palate. Some sweet tangerine, honeysuckle. Easy drinking. This one won't compete with the big trendy IPAs out there, but it has its place. Sometimes all I want is a mildly bitter beer that I can have a few of, and this one fits the bill perfectly. A good 'gateway' IPA for the curious.

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Photo of jkdrummer
3.56/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good low priced NW IPA, I paid around $6.00/six -- great price really. Pours a nice healthy head that sticks around to the bottom. Not much aroma, bready with a hint of a skunk. The bitterness is just right -- not too much bite but this is supposed to be an IPA right? I really enjoy this beer -- refreshing and clean tasting. This is Henry's best so far.

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Photo of 1whiskey
3.55/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Nice light bronze color, good clarity, and a 1 finger head. Active carbonation is evident.

Nose is hoppy enough I suppose, but more earthy than you would expect for something with Simcoe and Chinook in it.

Pretty strait forward in taste...an initial spat of hop bitterness followed by toasted grain. Very biscuit-like. It's not complex, but it's a tried and true formula.

Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side...with all the carbonation it's a little distracting from the beer itself. Nothing a quick swirl won't cure, though.

Overall it's a decent beer, given the price range it makes for a good value. I certain enjoyed it with my peppery mashed potatoes. I'm not sure about calling this an IPA, though. Seems more like an amber to me. That's not to say it's a bad beer, only to say don't expect a hop bomb.

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Photo of Spikester
3.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I bought a 12-pack when first released. I paid about $10 US for it.
Pours amber with a good amount of white head and lacings.
Aroma is citrus hops.
Taste is fruity citrus hops with a fair amount of caramel malt. IBUs are 35. So it would be a fairly bold Pala Ale or a weak IPA. Not complex by any means but a decent choice when money is a consideration. The only problem is this is listed as a seasonal release. It might be hard to find. Mouthfeel is pretty good, and drinkability is exceptional. Henry's best beer so far.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by Dec 3, 2012.

It pours a clear deep gold with close to a 2 finger head of foam.

The smell is very hoppy, they mention cascade hops on the label and they are certainly there. There's a malt presence as well..some sweet notes that brings balance to the nose.

The taste starts off rather bitter, turns slightly sweetish mid palate, and turns bitter again in the finish. It has a pleasing bitter aftertaste.

This is pretty much a no frills IPA and is very drinkable. I like it and the price I paid for it.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.52/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear, brilliant golden orange with a white finger width head. Average retention leaves behind a thin, semi-sticky lacing.

Smell - Earthy, peppery tones. Floral hops.

Taste - Earthy, grainy malts upfront. A touch of peppery spice. Citrus hops kick in soon after and become the dominant force. Aftertaste is mild orange peel.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Carbonation is a tad on the low side. Fairly smooth.

Overall - This IPA won't win any awards, but offers more than one should expect considering the price point. Similar to their Private Reserve, but with a more noticeable amount of citrus hop bitterness that holds well into the aftertaste.

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Photo of zeff80
3.52/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, amber color with a one-finger, khaki colored head of foam. It left some sudsy residue on the glass.

S - It smelled of pine and citrus with a roasty malt touch.

T - It tasted of caramel, bread crust, pine, orange pith and spices. Nice bittersweet bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a clean, dry finish.

O - This is an okay IPA. A nice option by a campfire on a chilly evening.

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Photo of ELN
3.52/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

serving type: bottle (only way Weinhard's is sold)
appearance: drank from bottle like always. :)
smell: citrus and pinecones
taste: pretty standard IPA-ish. Has a slight bite.
mouthfeel: Pretty light/standard from the others I've had. Not completely watery though.
overall: I like the taste. the mouthfeel could be heavier. I don't remember seeing this beer before. I think it must be seasonal. I bought it at Wal Mart at Fishers Landing in Vancouver, WA. I was guessing it was going to be under %% like most of Weinhard's beers but it's 6% which is cool. Worked outside all day and this is a great way to cap off the night.

By the way, since most folks here are probably from the NorthWest, Fred Cole (ex-Dead Moon) and a huge Portland legend can be seen in this live video with some Weinhard's on the table. Pierced Arrows! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWET3z8iVjE

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Photo of Billolick
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle

Pours typical looking lighter almond amber, light khaki head, that stays nicely. Moderate strips of lace left behind on the glass.

Light bread on the sniff with minor hops also present.

Pleasant enough "IPA", this really fits more in as a pale ale, for what that's worth. Moderate resinous hops, pared with a touch of caramel late. Nothing special, but this a passable sessioner and/or a good one for you to turn newbies onto craft beer with.

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Photo of jploving
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My brother told me about this beer in early autumn of 2012 and I saw a sixpack in Charleston, SC. I made this my official Citidel homecoming beer of 2012.
It cost about $7.00 in Charleston which is cheaper than I was prepared to pay so that was a nice surprise.
I poured it into a Solo cup as we started tailgating, and voila!...I like this beer.
Now mind you, the environment was perfect....tailgaters drinking beer, cooking out, my oldest and I throwing the football-all of these things contributed to the enjoyment of the particular IPA...but the best thing for about this beer is it tastes good and has a decent price....
Back home they started selling it in my town and it costs $6.57...which is even better!
It does not go through a kaleidoscope of flavors-grapefruit, mango, apricot-no.... ....the hops give it a mild piney and earthy taste followed up by the taste of malt and caramel.
I understand it is 6% abv, which corresponds well with the body and mouthfeel-nice balance- and the appearance of body when pouring....nice simple beer with a price that can be justified.
As a matter of fact, as long as it stays priced so well, it will be a weekend staple in my fridge.
Let's give it a 3.7 rating....

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, earthy hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty malt character that is followed by mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. The hops presence is strong but not over-powering. However there isn’t much balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s not a bad beer but there are many others in the style that I would choose first.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.48/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated Dec 31-12. I sampled this on August 10, 2013 so it is pretty far past its date - if that denotes an expiration date.

The pour is a nice golden-amber tone with an off-white head that slowly settles back but never goes away completely. Good clarity.

For an IPA the hop notes are subdued on the nose with more of an emphasis on the caramel and pale malt character. This is what Blitz-Weinhard intended to do I believe.

The body is about medium with a little creamy texture.

The taste is sweet and mildly malted at first with a sharper hop bitterness creeping up behind to balance it off. Overall a very mild IPA and this is actually the way I prefer them.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.48/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

An IPA for the masses- Henry Weinhard's Woodland IPA is even-keel and well balanced, its crisp and dry, and it doesn't promote the more polarizing hop taste as much as the dire hop heads will prefer. Its a fine IPA that doesn't command undue attention.

As the copper ale pours, it casts a slight haze that testifies to the beer's dry-hop character. It pushes forward with a partly frothy, partly zesty head that's stark-white in its semi-stern retention. Light lace trails on the glass as the its head character eventually collapses.

Grapefruit, grapefruit and more grapefruit becomes the focal point to aroma. Perhaps a whiff of orange peel and pine round out the hop contributions but its lightly toasted, lightly nutty caramel body allows the barley kernel to support the hops in the most timid of ways.

Its grainy-sweet upstart is again, toasty, nutty and somewhat husky while light caramel flavors greet the early palate. But then come the hops in the middle. The classic Pacific Northwest flavor of pink grapefruit soon overtakes the balance and ushers in a moderate citrus pith-type bitterness with light pine resin and torn leaf.

Its light body is felt after the carbonation chases away is upfront sweetness. But those bubbles scrub the tongue and provide a mild bite while promoting dryness, sharpness and a plaster-type mineral quality. Mild grain and hop astringency persist but hide nicely, tucked away behind the smoother hop bitterness.

Finishing with extended bitterness and grain husk, the ale otherwise is a pleasant and no-nonsense taste. On par with the Sam Adams and Yeungling brands, the ale is largely error-free but will lack the intensity of flavor to appease the seasoned craft beer veterans.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.47/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought a 12-pack of Henry's IPA at a grocery. $9.99. Pourtred in to a pint glass.

Pours a pale copper color and is clear. A decent frothy head forms on an aggressive pour, but not particularly sticky or resilient.

Smell is an earthy malt aroma, with a bit of a sweet dairy fragrance.

There is a sweet herbal flavor up front, almost like a Kolsh style ale, and a bitter hop finish. It lacks the citrus flavor I was expecting, and has a lingering dry bitter aftertaste

Mouthfeel is light, clean and a little dry. Not a real thirst quencher.

Drinkability is OK. Not a great representation of the style. I found it to be a bitter pale ale, but it lacked the pine scent and citrus notes of a good IPA. Still a great value however at $5 a six-pack, and I'll probably buy this a few more times over the summer months.

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Photo of Act25
3.47/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer is under-rated. I am enjoying a bottle made 14 months ago, and it's in great shape.

A: Pours a pleasant apricot body with a lasting head and a little lacing.
S: Modest. Grapefruit end of hops spectrum. Good intro to IPA.
T: Very balanced and I think better than other mass produced IPAs like Sams. Bold balanced caramel malt is the background for creamy grapefruit and pine resin over tones. Good food beer.
MF: Maybe it's the age, but this bottle has a great creamy, mineral water mouth feel.

You can rely on this steady beer.

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Photo of FrozenJoe
3.47/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Walmart in Arizona. $12.77 for a twelve pack. I figured, "Why not? It's gotta be better than Fat Tire."

Nice looking beer. Copper color. Strong carbonation. Good fizzy head, which dissipates quickly. Not much legs.

Faint. Sweet. Bready.

Bitter ginger ale. Sweet. Bready. Bitter. No fireworks. Not bad.

Fizzy. Bitter. Slightly astringent. Good body.

The more I drink it the more I like it. A no regrets kickass session beer. I could drink this a lot and still enjoy it. Good value. Not spectacular but surprisingly solid.

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Photo of streetcommander
3.46/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in thick beer mug @ 37F

Lawnmower IPA? Nose is noble hop/skunk hop. Not bad at all. Taste is light with very minimum bitterness. Beer is well balanced and has IPA character, but it doesn't have the bitter hop bite that we've all come to expect from modern American craft brew. IPAs are not generally considered quaffable, but this example certainly is.

Taste is mild malt and very mild caramel malt with noble hop on togue, and on swallow. Nearly no aftertaste. Cleans up well.

I can't say anything bad at all. Mildest IPA I've probably ever had, but still true to character. Respectable brew.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.45/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a twelve of this on a whim at the local supermarket. It is a new arrival in the area as far as I can tell. Pours golden with a decent but temporary head. Nose is balanced with heavy floral, herbal and yeast tones along with some caramel malt.

Not a classic IPA flavor or tone; this is balanced and much more reminiscent of an ESB or English IPA. Plenty of flavor, although the trend is more toward balance than bitterness. I get a splash of citrus and herbal hops, but none of that pine woodlands withing that I expect from a west coast IPA. Caramel, toffee, and biscuit notes add some complexity. Not a bad drinking beer, but hardcore hopheads will be disappointed.

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Photo of echoes
3.43/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a glass.

A: Pours with a thick, white, half finger-length head which sticks around stubbornly and leaves noticeable lacing. Beer is gold in color. Little bit of carbonation visible even after a while.

S: Thick on the malts & spicy hops with a citrus background. The alcohol itself can be smelled. Perhaps a bit bread-like of a scent also..

T: Grassy, spicy hops along with a strong caramel malt. Citrus is present. Spicy finish as well. Bitterness is fairly high but not out of character for an IPA.

M: Sort of syrupy. I'd say a moderate body. Pretty satisfying.

O: The bitterness (even for an IPA) was initially off-putting to me. Once I got used to it, it was easier to appreciate its other qualities. The spicy hops notes go well together with the citrus notes.
Not the best IPA I've had but it is drinkable. A nice IPA I'd say.

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Henry Weinhard's Woodland Pass IPA from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.