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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: 554
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 3
Gots: 34 | 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 AdamSnodgrass
1.15/5  rDev -63.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Umm. A joke. Smells like malt liquor. Looks like malt liquor. Hoppy? NO! Bitter? YES ! Hint of Caramel? NO!
Malty? YES! TASTES LIKE MALT LIQUOR. If it was a malt liquor I would give it a 2 out of 5 though. But overall very distant from an IPA. (246 characters)

Photo of Kon_Doc-08
4.26/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the beer that started me off with wanting to drink all beers in the world. Has a special place in my heart and I think its a pretty dam good beer. (154 characters)

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.42/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Comes out of the tap a hazy golden amber with a pale golden-buff head - didn’t get much of a head, but that apparently is an artifact of the pour, and it leaves generous lacing. Aroma is hoppy and fruity, mainly apple with a little banana, not spectacular or strong but still inviting. Strongly hoppy flavor is somewhat bitter with woody and fruity notes. Texture has plenty of fizz and sass though just average body. Not the best IPA I have ever had, but certainly worth at least a try. (489 characters)

Photo of SierraFlight
2.26/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Straight from the bottle at a friend’s party. Couldn’t assess the appearance. Minimal insight into the aroma. This beer is emblematic of those that made me think I didn’t like IPAs. Weak hoppy flavor, malt-forward, uninteresting. Not recommended. (252 characters)

Photo of CStang67
2.03/5  rDev -36%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

AROMA: Some hops in the nose, but are a bit grassy. Caramel malt is there but not strong. There is really not much of an aroma.
APPEARANCE: Copper in color and a bit on the hazy side. Pencil thin head that disappeared quickly. Not the most impressive looking beer.
TASTE: The sweet caramel malt is balanced by a fair amount of bitterness. Hop flavor is a bit vegetable like. It’s not terrible but leaves a lot to be desired in an IPA
PALATE: Medium to medium-high body cotes the mouth. Carbonation is low leave the beer just a bit short of the crispness I like in my IPA
OVERALL: It’s OK, far behind a lot of IPA's out there. (632 characters)

Photo of Hoppy-Brewer
1/5  rDev -68.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer tastes like a cheap lager. I'm not going to name any names, but it ryhmes with butt wiper. They claim its brewed with three hops, but none of them are even barely noticeable.
I don't know how they can call this and IPA.
I will never buy this beer again. (264 characters)

Photo of secondtooth
3.2/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep, clean amber. Huge, off-white head of carbonation. Lovely lace, too.

Nose is adjunct grains and some citrus hops. Not altogether terrible, but not quite there, either…

Taste is heavily malted, but with some hops notes most definitely popping through, I get a dry, vegetal, oily citrus hops finish. Overall, not too impressive for an American IPA, but as a pale ale or English IPA, this one covers most of it's bases. (433 characters)

Photo of BGrosskat
3.96/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this IPA. Some will criticize for lack of complexity, but this beer is subtle beauty. Smooth, crisp. Not much head or lacing to speak of, but the taste is balanced and full throughout. The bitterness hides nicely behind hints of orange and spice. Sweet, spicy aftertastes lingers that I actually enjoyed, which I usually don't with an IPA. 6% abv= not overpowering but a appropriately detectable. The definition of solid/refreshing. (449 characters)

Photo of Act25
3.47/5  rDev +9.5%
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. (544 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
3.48/5  rDev +9.8%
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. (1,723 characters)

Photo of knodeljr
4.83/5  rDev +52.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I don't like to buy 12 bottles of unknown beer, but I did on this occasion on account of the cost which was very moderate. I thought: What can I lose? I'll try it. As soon as I got home I poured a glass to see how big an error I'd made. But, wow! It was good! I couldn't believe it for the price. My first thought was "hops," and so I went back and read the box and hops were mentioned. I like IPA, so that qualified too. I've drank beer all over the world (Scotland, Germany and Cyprus!) and this stuff was good. Great color and appearance, and then the flavor to boot. 6% ABV (which surprised me, as it was that high)! For THAT PRICE! Unbelievable. Go America! Congrats Henry Weinhard's! (689 characters)

Photo of JMad
3.42/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper, burnt orange color with a thin white head.
Smells of grapefruit peel and pine with a hint of caramel.
Tastes slightly bitter up front with lots of citrus hop flavor and a hint of grainy sweetness.
Light bodied with sharp carbonation and a slightly dry finish.
Pretty average but not bad, I'd drink it again. (323 characters)

Photo of dhannes
3.89/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured chilled from a bottle into a standard pint.

A=Deep orange-gold amber and a touch of cloudiness...bright white head.

S=Orange and lemon essences present.

T=More lemony than orange,with a modestly strong hop backbone.

M=Moderate body, very low carbonation.

O=I generally don't like IPA's, and my scores here are based more on the style...Of the IPAs I've had, this was a bit more enjoyable than most...but it may be a bit too tame for those that really like the style...still, like other MillerCoors' "craft" type beers, this is a decent gateway beer and could serve as a decent IPA for parties...a decent session IPA, too. (633 characters)

Photo of LXIXME
3.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Small white head quickly dies to a decent bubble filled lacing above a clear bright copper golden colored beer.

Very light slightly citrusy hops aroma.

Light bittering effect with this light citrusy hops tasting beer that has just a touch of some malts contained within it.

Light drying aftertaste with just a touch of the citrus sticking around with this light to medium bodied IPA.

I kind of liked the bittering dry aftertaste, even way more so than the beer itself, pretty weird. (487 characters)

Photo of streetcommander
3.46/5  rDev +9.1%
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. (605 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
3.48/5  rDev +9.8%
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. (690 characters)

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Creamy red; doesn't really look like an IPA, but it is really a pleasant color.

Smell: Some oak and that is about it. Pretty eh.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Tastes like faint pine and caramel; more of a red/amber than an IPA. Mouthfeel is quite creamy with good bite in the finish. It's good, but again, doesn't speak to me as an IPA.

Overall: Pretty good beer to find at a baseball game (White Sox). Not a good IPA, but it does a good job as a sweeter amber. (463 characters)

Photo of beeroclock
2.7/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured from bottle to pint glass. Deep copper color with very little head, even with a slightly aggressive pour at the end. Some bubbles throughout, no lacing. Not extremely fragrant, but there is some light pine and hops. Tastes of pine, malt & light caramel. The bit of carbonation helps, but not a fantastic brew. I put this at pretty average all around, but I wouldn't likely buy it again. (393 characters)

Photo of dakotaben
2.85/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A- It was on the lighter end of the style with a good finger head of a khaki color.

S- Moderately hopped smell considering the style

T- Modest hop taste. Slight caramel and light malt tast

M - It felt like it has some body, but not too heavy

O- Drinkable and I enjoyed it, but in terms of the beers I have had of this style, I would say it is on the average side. (368 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.58/5  rDev +12.9%
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. (1,314 characters)

Photo of EagleTalon
3.83/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm burned out on hops, so I'm biased. Pours to a thin White head and copper color. Aroma is piney PNW hops and a bit of sweet caramel malt. Flavor picks up the same as the aroma. Not intensely bitter as is the standard for American craft IPAs but does have all the elements, the malty backbone, bitter, resiny bite and dry, tangy finish. Mouthfeel is light for style. not to IPA snob standards, but passes as an English IPA in my book and has that American hop twang. If there ever was a sessionable American IPA, this is it. Good call. (537 characters)

Photo of curasowa
2.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear, light copper color with one finger of head that fades to a ring

Aroma: Toasted, bready malt and floral hop aroma with some sharpness from the carbonation.

Taste: Medium bodied up front with some toasted malt before the rush of bitterness takes over. The bitterness is grainy, slightly spicy and a bit harsh and there's a fair amount of carbonation that prickles the tongue. The finish is fast, thin and fairly clean, with only a touch of lingering bitterness.

The Rest: A fairly one-dimensional and unremarkable IPA. Probably wouldn't get this again. (572 characters)

Photo of y2jrock60
2.61/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Dark golden with orange tones. The head formed 2 fingers thick but dissipated quickly leaving behind no lace.

S- Very sweet with a stale dry hop aroma. The aroma is not very pleasant.

T- Sweet upfront with monotone hop flavors that finish dry. It's overly sweet, almost sugar like. The hops don't lend any flavor, just a dull bitterness. They must have have only used hop oil.

M- Very light for an IPA, almost pilsner like.

O- Not very good. It's more like a pilsner than an IPA, and a lousy pilsner at that. It's extremely light and bland. It just takes like slightly bitter sugar water. (595 characters)

Photo of jploving
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
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.... (1,213 characters)

Photo of admccabe
2.47/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- Poured from bottle into pint glass, dark amber color
S- Smelled "thick" to me, with an aroma of alcohol and some hops
T- This beer was maltier than I expected. I didn't get much taste of hops, which was a disappointment. It also tasted a bit flat.
M- Flat aftertaste, not pleasant, almost skunky. Could have been the bottle, not sure.

Overall, I didn't really enjoy anything about this beer. Its not horrible, but its not worth buying IMO. (443 characters)

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