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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: 555
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 Hoppy-Brewer
1/5  rDev -68.3%
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.

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Photo of AdamSnodgrass
1.15/5  rDev -63.5%
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.

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Photo of khooke
1.61/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: golden, straw yellow, 1 finger head, tight/thick foam. some lacing on sides of glass, disperses quickly

S: not much of an aroma, very feint maltiness

T: nothing very pronounced or noticeable. some hint of hoppiness, but not forward or prominent. Not typical of an American IPA.

M: noticeable carbonation on tongue initially, disperses quickly

Overall: not a memorable beer. It's not offensive or unpleasant, it just doesn't have much going for it in character. It's drinkable, but it doesn't stand up to the plenty of other great examples of American IPA style that are far more enjoyable than this one.

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Photo of CStang67
2.03/5  rDev -35.6%
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.

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Photo of justaholic
2.04/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

i had to rate this one low it was just too far outa style for an ipa if u ask me it was supposed to show case citra ,summitt,and 48 lattitude cascade which i believe is argentine or new zealand cascade but ye i could not taste even the slightest hop aroma or bitterness for that fact to me this tasted like a dryhopped lager i hate lagger no flavor to them nor was there in this beer i have to say color was pretty nice hue of golden red and it was carbed well i guess but i dont even think its bitter enough to be called a regular pale ale should be called a dryhopped lager like beer i cant imagine they used ale yeast when brewing this very kolsch like brew im bummed i wasnt able to taste the great blend of hops they claim to use maybe they could tripple the amount of hops and would have a descent ipa maybe closer to a english pale ale

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.06/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Tarnished orange with a brilliant clarity shows a light mention of slow steady carbonation rise. Sturdy, frothy 1 finger head is eggshell white in coloring and bready in texture. Thin film lace is nothing to write home about.

S: Caramel sweetness on the nose is light with a background of musky citrus hops. Aromatic level is very light and mundane, nothing that will make your nose hairs stand at attention, perhaps more of a pale lager. Fresh green leaves and a toasty freshness is faint but recognizable. but as anykind of ipa it truely is lackluster.

T: Flavor was clean, the malt base a bit reminensce of thier northwest style lager with a touch of speciality grains. Slight bump of cascade hops but hardly lager level let alone ipa level of respectfullness. Fresh forest tones of greenery and hops, slight toasted breadiness with some off metallic ting. Abit boring as such, light, bland with a faint detection of pine.

M: Light body, a bit watery with some caramel but lackluster in its feel and carbonation factor. a lazy lay on the tongue with some sour caramel twang coming on the swallow and a hint of silty residual coating.

O: Overall its their private reserve lager recipe with some specialty grains and a bump of cascade hops which makes this only marginable better by comparison but somewhat worse by style. Again more for the pseudo-craft crowd, and will surely dissappoint those looking for a good hopilicious ipa.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
2.13/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - pours a golden color with a touch of orange. A thick finger of creamy, sticky foam forms up, leaving a nice wall of lace all around.

Aroma - a nice opening whiff of pininess. Some grain kicks in and then pretty much takes over. before long, its just a sweet grain smell, you might not now its an IPA at all. Attains a metallic edge as it warms.

Taste - the sweetness of the grain and the bitterness of the hop hit at the same time. The grains are thin, macro-ish and not at all robust, the hops are washed out with no depth or flavor. Everything has been diluted, I've had spicier pale ales.

Mouthfeel - crisp carbonation, moderate feel, it's alright.

Drinkability - a value buy IPA at DEPs fine wines in Fort Thomas. At $5.99 a 12-pack, I certainly got what I paid for. I don't say this about many beers, but this is one to drink out of the bottle and not a glass to keep some of the unpleasant nose under wraps. I'd grab it as a cheap lawn mower beer, low end fireside beer, something like that.

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Photo of brewwhat
2.16/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pale gold with a short lived head

S: More caramel malt than hops

T: Malty with strong caramel upfront. Hops bitterness was almost non-existent for an IPA.

M: Average for a session beer.

O: More of an American Amber than an IPA. Not Impressive as an IPA, but I think it'd sell better labeled as an Amber.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.19/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Passin' through the woods to tap some IPA. Or so the legend goes... Yeah, anyway, this stuff pours a clear blonde topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises sweet perfume, light wheat, light biscuit, and a hint of what may or may not be grass. Wow, this is sad. No word-mincing here, folks. The taste holds notes of mild caramel, very light pine resin, and a hint of lemon rind. Man, this tastes more like a really bland wit or something than anything resembling an IPA of any substance or worth. I'm sure at least A hop was tossed into the kettle, but anything beyond that is mere speculation based on the label text that apparently calls this stuff an "IPA". The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly drying finish. Overall, this is a pathetic little "IPA", one that exists in the style only because the label says so. ...And that's really all I can say about this bland nonsense.

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Photo of SierraFlight
2.26/5  rDev -28.3%
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.

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Photo of idResponse
2.26/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I'm not pouring this. I'm drinking this straight from the bottle. How many other Henry drinkers are going to bother pouring their beers? NONE! Henry drinkers get the product because it is lower priced than all the microbrews and slightly tastier than the macrobrews. It's that step between, but isn't quite right. This is not an IPA at all. I'm not tasting hops, I'm not sure what I'm tasting but it's kinda bitter and chemically... It's like I'm drinking High Fructose Hops Syrup... It's easy enough to drink though and feels okay on the mouth, but is clearly not something I would choose to repeat drinking. If you're going to bother getting a cheap IPA, somehow the Pyramid Thunderhead IPA comes a lot closer, and I really don't like Pyramid. Chalk this beer up to pretty much useless. It's going to give people a bad impression of what an IPA is supposed to be. GOOD JOB HENRY! KEEP UP THE BAD WORK!

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Photo of hustlesworth
2.42/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A- mostly clear shiny copper with golden highlights and a foamy buff colored head that is loose and airy and loud and generic looking. Not very hoppy looking either. Lace abounds.

S- brightly floral, spicy and citrus, but subdued. Underlying orange peel and caramel toasted grains.

T- pleasant bitterness with a resinous hop flavor, but Sierra Nevada pale ale seems hoppier than this IPA. It's got some lightly toasty grains and a small hint of sweetness but it lacks any sort of complexity or intrigue. Finishes nicely balanced but again, it has a very generic taste.

MF- medium bodied and fizzy with moderate dryness.

D- this is one laid back easy going IPA. Dollar store IPA. It's not offensive in any way, just bland.

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Photo of DRyan
2.46/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I was really underwhelmed with this one. It was a basic golden color, just a little richer than a Budweiser or some such bs beer. The hops were pretty lacking in both the aroma and the taste. Really, if it didn't say "IPA" on the label, I never would have placed it as such. Not horrible, but not good in any way!

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Photo of admccabe
2.47/5  rDev -21.6%
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.

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Photo of Azurescens
2.47/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle with best buy date 7/18/11 poured into Mac & Jack's pint glass, reviewed on 4/15/11

A: Pours a clear golden color with off-white head and lots of lacing around glass. Looks good.

S: Smell is dominated by grassy hops, not very strong and not the greatest hop aroma, some unpleasant stale malt with a hint of alcohol. Smells more like a hop forward pale ale than an IPA.

T: Tastes a bit better than it smells but not the hop dominant taste you expect from an IPA. Sweet base malts with a hint of orange. Some grassy hops on top of the malt add enough hoppiness for Henry's to call this an IPA. Tastes pretty much like Henry's Private Reserve with extra hops.

M: Some bitterness up front, light bodied with good carbonation. Not a real smooth drinking beer.

O: Tastes better than the regular Henry's but they really missed the mark for trying to make an American IPA. Won't be buying this one anytime soon. A buck more for six pack can get me significantly better beer.

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Photo of brownlderek
2.49/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A:Nice clear golden color. Lace on the glass ran away relatively fast. Great looking head at first that dissipated faster than expected.
S:Light in smell with almost absent hop aroma, but a lingering citric essence.
T:Malty on the front of the taste with a gradual tartness toward the finish. Too light on the hops. Almost a slight phenolic aftertaste.
M:Gentle mouth feel that rolls across the tongue, nothing special.

Overview: Not a bad beer at $9.99 12pk. Very run of the mill mild IPA almost borderline Pale Ale. Not a very smooth drinkable beer, I could drink about two and no more. Part of what I taste is a slight phenolic finish, which almost makes you try to scrape the taste off your tongue with your teeth. Perfect beer to take to family gathering where there's not great appreciation for fine beers. An alright step up from Bud, Coors, Miller, etc.

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Photo of jjclick17
2.54/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours rather flat with a caramel color. Still learning scents, but nothing that necessarily stood out.

Kind of a light taste and rather underwhelming. Has a hint of citrus flavor, but again, not as flavorful as other IPAs I've had.

File this one to drink on one of those scorching summer days when I will inexplicably want an IPA and will prefer one that's lighter.

Otherwise, I'll select another.

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Photo of DelmarAle
2.55/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

When it was poured, it has a fairly plain and pale appearance in the glass.
It unfortunately it does have much of a nose.
On tasting, it is very weak on the hops. I have definitely had pale ales with more hops.
It does flow smoothly across the tongue and throat. There is very little bite.
Overall, this is very average at best. To me, it feels like a weak pale pretending to be an IPA.

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Photo of gmfessen
2.57/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, Woodland Pass is an apricot-golden color with a two-finger pillowy white head. The nose is a mix of muted, washed out hops and sweet, light fruit malty notes. The flavor was displeasing on the first drink but as I sip on it it seems to be growing. There are biscuity and caramel malt notes with just enough hops to bitter; however I feel the need to lower the score based on the style this is listed as... where's the hops!? Mouthfeel is very, very light with a minimal, mouth-burning carbonation that goes down very easy (again too light for the style IMO). Overall, as an American IPA, this beer totally sucks. I do think however, if it were re-classified as an APA it would be more accurate and therefore get better marks. I would certainly drink this as opposed to BMC but would much rather reach for a Two-Hearted!

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Photo of nUgZ
2.58/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a mostly clear golden color with a 1 finger head and faint lacing.

S: Not much in the nose other than some faint hops and alcohol.

T: Pretty basic taste. Malts with a little bit of caramel. Not much of an IPA.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: I was not impressed. Glad I didn't buy a 6 pack.

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Photo of YeastWrangler88
2.58/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams Pint glass:

Appearance: pale straw with some amber color, slighlty hazy.

Aroma: not too much aroma, some grassy hops, and some pale malt smells. Some "off sweetness" not sure if its DMS or diacetyl or a little of both, but something smells a little off.

Flavor: moderately bitter front, not a REALLY bitter IPA, malt is caramely sweet, but not very "deep" or round, just kind of straight forward caramel with maybe, just a touch of crystalized malt. And then some grassy flavor from the hops, which im thinking is due to the grassyness i picked up in the aroma.

Overall: kind of a boring IPA, id like to see some more flavors to balance everything out, its pretty black and white. Cascade hops through and through and malt flavor is pretty neutral, i personally like complex IPAs, that use hops to enhance flavor aroma and even the malt through bitterness.

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Photo of philbertk
2.58/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Company--Henry Weinhard’s India Pale Ale Premium Ale--2008 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV--45 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) IPA--Foamy lacy white head. Clear bright fizzy pretty gold color. Delicate floral Cascade hop front. Mild sweet clean crisp light caramel body. Easy smooth refreshing balanced mild hop spice end. Tasty well made mild IPA. Aged well. Sampled 7/30/2009. 6-Pack $5.99.

Blitz Weinhard Brewing Company--Full Sail Brewing Contract Brew--Henry Weinhard's India Pale Ale--Pacific Northwest Ale--2011 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. 43 IBU's. (2.75 / 5.0) Thin lacy white head. Clear bright thin copper gold color. Light Cascade hop front. Thin textured crisp clean dry sweet light toasted caramel mildy crusty earthy hop resin hint body. Dry clean light crisp bitter hint end. Balanced clean very mild intro IPA. No off notes. Sampled 4/21/2011. Purchased 6-Pack for $5.99 at Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 4/21/2011.

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Photo of russpowell
2.59/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked up as part of a mixed sixer

Pours an effervescent honey colored with 3+ fingers of cream colored head. Above average head retention & great lacing

S: Grassy & bready notes

T: Grassy with butterery notes up front along with metallic notes, Some soapy notes as this warms, some grassy notes. Finishes slightly sweet with grassy & nsoapy notesb& a hint of floral hops, but also metallic notes

MF: Light/medium bodied, firm carbonation

I took a chance, this is even worse than I thought it would be. This actually tastes more like a pilsner to me

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Photo of basi76
2.6/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bueno, dado que soy fanatico de las pinches IPA´s solo puedo decir que a esta IPA le faltan HUEVOS, no creo que hubiera llegado fresca a la India desde Inglatierra.

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Well, since I am a fan of IPA's petty I can only say that this IPA EGGS missing, I think it would not come to India fresh from Inglatierra.

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Photo of Lawl3ss
2.6/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Chilled 12 oz. twist-off stubby into a shaker pint. bottling date reads 6.3.2012.

Look- Clear medium amber with two fingers of crackly white head. Decent retention, lacing looks promising to start but I end up with a just-about squeaky clean glass.

Smell- Soft cedar and brown sugar. Swirling brings out a sharper astringent muskiness and the whole thing takes in a more nougaty character as it warms. Somewhat subdued and sweet, but pleasant enough.

Taste- Yergh. Toasted oyster cracker, sugar, musky/skunky hops, grassy, vaguely buttery. It really tastes like a (poorly) hopped adjunct lager. Finishes with a persistent burnt wet grass flavor. Not a fan. The lingering black pepper and basil aftertaste is unexpected and unwelcome,.

Mouthfeel- Thin, moderate carbonation, fairly crisp. Dry finish, decent drinkability, actually a bit boozy as it warms.

Overall- Perhaps I'm being harsh with my rating; it's certainly drinkable, but $1/12 oz. is about twice what I'd be willing to pay for this, and there are simply too many other excellent similarly priced IPAs on the market to spend my time and money on this.

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