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

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

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Ratings: 500
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 19.54%


Brewed by:
Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Reidrover on 03-05-2008)
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BGrosskat

Michigan

3.99/5  rDev +30%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 17:42:45 | More by BGrosskat
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Act25

New Jersey

3.54/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | 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.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 00:47:46 | More by Act25
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.48/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 17:57:23 | More by BEERchitect
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knodeljr

Ohio

4.81/5  rDev +56.7%
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!

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 22:23:09 | More by knodeljr
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JMad

Texas

3.4/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 02:54:15 | More by JMad
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dhannes

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev +28%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 22:42:22 | More by dhannes
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.16/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 20:31:29 | More by LXIXME
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streetcommander

Virginia

3.48/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 01:24:44 | More by streetcommander
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.49/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 19:14:52 | More by puboflyons
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beeroclock

United Arab Emirates

2.69/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 23:20:55 | More by beeroclock
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dakotaben

North Dakota

2.84/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 02:53:06 | More by dakotaben
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.64/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 23:55:49 | More by Darkmagus82
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EagleTalon

Arkansas

3.85/5  rDev +25.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 23:29:39 | More by EagleTalon
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curasowa

New York

2.95/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 21:55:29 | More by curasowa
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y2jrock60

Pennsylvania

2.59/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 21:02:47 | More by y2jrock60
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jploving

South Carolina

3.51/5  rDev +14.3%
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....

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 16:25:36 | More by jploving
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admccabe

Pennsylvania

2.46/5  rDev -19.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 00:07:50 | More by admccabe
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BillBabbitt

Ohio

4.61/5  rDev +50.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm very surprised by the low rates for this fine ale. I found it to have an excellent aroma, firm head, great color, and a balanced bitterness. I also like an ale that is not excessively alcoholic. This is an ale you could enjoy throughout the evening. My personal assessments for pale ales and IPA's are almost always well aligned with those from Beer Advocate. This is the biggest exception by far. I will buy this ale again!

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 22:48:22 | More by BillBabbitt
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welldigger888

South Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a nice orangish hue with a snow white head that faded to a ring of bubbles quickly. Some lacing is present but weak.

A light sweetness and very light citrus hop aroma.

An even malt to citrus balance that shines nowhere, maybe fresh the aroma and taste do better.

Medium to light bodied, very good approachable brew. Nothing stands out though.

Well at 75 cent a brew it is worth a try, not bad to have on hand. Much better examples exist but hey I got a 12er for $9.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 23:28:18 | More by welldigger888
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KajII

North Carolina

2.9/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a clear orange amber with an average (1-2 finger) white pillowy head that was mostly lasting, reducing to a medium film and collar with very good sticky lacing.

The aroma was rather mild of a light grain malt, floral hops and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (orange peel).

The taste was bitter sweet and a tad malty with a touch of caramel in the beginning, and then became lightly hoppy with a bitter citrus peel ending. The flavor lasted for a decently long time following the swallow, with a bitter citrus peel taste left lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was light in body with a thin dry texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall this was a decent enough IPA with a light bitter hoppy taste and an easy drinkability. This brew would be fine on a hot summer’s day, when you’re looking for something that was light and refreshing...

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Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 22:51:32 | More by KajII
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mactrail

California

3.18/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a handsome amber in the big goblet, even has the orange IPA cast. A decent foam settles to a persistent swirl. Plenty of carbonation on the tongue. A nice tang of fruit in the nose.

Starts out malty and toasty. Finally some hops begin to show up. A touch of resins and a very shy bitterness gradually takes over. The malt is slightly roasted, with warm flavors. This certainly lacks the acidic punch of many aggressive IPAs. This is just a more timid sort of brew. Apparently there's not a category for American Adjunct IPA. However, in these days of tongue-buckling hop monsters, it's a well-made pleasant quaff playing in a dangerous neighborhood.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 05:36:43 | More by mactrail
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hustlesworth

Ohio

2.41/5  rDev -21.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 02:15:58 | More by hustlesworth
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orcsinspace

Virginia

3.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer is a very earthy and mild IPA. Not what I was expecting at all, but not totally terrible. It is really drinkable, but the IPA bite that I was expecting is more of an aftertaste than anything else.

This is the most neutral beer that I have ever had. That is not really a good or bad thing, but I prefer for IPAs to be bold and rich. Saying that, I would not classify this as watered down, but it is very different. If you tried this as your first IPA, you would be very confused about the style if you tried another. This beer comes off as an IPA for someone with intense brand loyalty,and someone that would only drink this beer--this is not an attribute that I imagine for any IPA.

As with the other Henry Weinhard beer I had, this one really features cascade hops, which is a huge plus for me. I find this beer to be a really decent quality for what it is, and that is also a huge plus for me.

Overall, this is a beer that I would recommend, especially for people that either hate the IPA style, or people that want a beer on hand at a cookout that is more accessible than many IPA brews. I love the IPA style, and this in no way revolutionizes it, but it is not bad at all, and seems to be a decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 20:09:01 | More by orcsinspace
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Kelly42

California

4.51/5  rDev +46.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am biased here, I have yet to meet an IPA that I didn't like...I'm smitten. That being said, great flavor, nice bite. Like it alot. Will buy again. Great body, had with Carne Asada Tacos. Enjoyed bbqing out of bottle, just a beast that way. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 00:54:21 | More by Kelly42
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undeadozzy

Pennsylvania

2.63/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

A - Pours a golden amber with a very thick head that dissipates but never disappears. Leaves lots of lacing all over the glass. Lots of bubbles that don't take away from the look of the beer.

S - The second I poured the beer, I could smell the hops. Overwhelming almost, but then nothing. The smell disappeared almost entirely, and I could only smell it if I got really close to the glass. Smells good regardless of the lack of IPA tang I'm used to.

T - As a beer, not bad. As an IPA, eh... Tastes like a hopped up lager, which actually tastes pretty good, but as far as IPAs go, it's that hop wallop that counts, and it just isn't here for this one...

M - Nothing special here. Smooth and creamy.

O - Not a bad IPA for the Mix-A-Six bunch at my local supermarket. By no means a bad beer, but with IPAs being one of my top two favorite styles, this kinda let me down. Still a great beer in it's own right, and would definitely drink again if I had to.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 02:21:46 | More by undeadozzy
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Henry Weinhard's Woodland Pass IPA from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
71 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.