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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 UCLABrewN84
3.23/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and somewhat medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average IPA but it's drinkable and cheap.

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Photo of metter98
3.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light to moderate amount amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high white head that has very good retention properties, only dying down a bit and leaving lacing on the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of floral and citrusy hops in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except the malts contribute hints of caramel and the hops contribute a light amount of lingering bitterness as well as some spicy hints.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with some hints of crispness and a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This isn't a bad IPA, but it can seem like a run of the mill beer considering the flavors and bitterness that others in the style can offer.

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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 emerge077
3.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best by date "Dec 03 12" so roughly 2 months in code. Served cool in a tulip glass."Brewed in Milwaukee, WI" (by Miller).

Glowing high clarity orange, slow rising plume of slow carbonation. Lasting skim on the surface, initial head of two fingers width of foam. Drippy broken halo of delicate lace, though it doesn't remain too long.

Mild bready malt aroma and some mild grassy herbal hops in there somewhere, certainly not assertive.

Vague citrus from the Cascade (according to the label) and some lightly bready pale malt. Lightly bitter aftertaste, though fairly mild. Somewhat thin feeling, but ok overall. A little rough around the edges, light presence of alcohol. Might try a fresher single to compare down the road, it's a decent "mild IPA" or more accurately an American Pale Ale. A training wheels pseudo craft from Miller that isn't too bad really.

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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 jlindros
2.96/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The other two I had from them were pretty bad, so last one I was really skeptical about, the IPA.

Ug, again a friggen screw cap, although it does pour with a decent lookin 1.5 finger creamy pasty white head that fades at a med pace, with spotty lacing, over crystal clear tan straw color... surprising so far.

Nose falls a bit flat though, very light hops, mostly grassy somewhat herbal and earthy, if these are cascade hops they are either old, very small amount, or very poor quality, there may be a slight, and I mean very slight, hint of citrus. And a light amber malt aroma.

Taste is better than their other beers I think, but still quite bland. Hops are there, more dominant than the aroma by far, a bit spicy hop character comes out, fairly earthy as well, and a bit grassy. Bitterness is fair but not a lot. There is a caramel amber malt with a bit of syrupy sweetness, nothing too big. Finish is a bit flat on flavor, somewhat dry, light spicy earthy hops, a little sticky syrupy flavor.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall not as bad as I expected, but still not great. The nose is quite lacking, although nothing off, and the flavor tries to be there but misses a bit.

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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 mactrail
3.22/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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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 LXIXME
3.17/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Tim (my bro) for sharing this with me, enjoyed chilled in a mug.

The color is deep amber bordering on copper with a light tan cap and tight bead, the lace clings well. The smell is mostly malt with a light yeast ester and floral hop aroma. The feel is moderately carbonated medium bodied with mild sweetness and semi full feel on the palate with slight diacetyl smoothness and toasted texture.

The taste s lightly nutty with light spice, but not very much bitterness to speak of with more of a pale ale taste wise than IPA since the herbal hops don't jump out and there is a balance of flavor with mild yeast flavor anchoring the malt/hops combo. Overall a pretty enjoyable beer, but I kind of think they do it a disservice by labeling something with such low hop flavor and aroma and IPA

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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 chinchill
3.2/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle dated 2 Dec. 2012 served in a Sam Adams lager glass.

Pours a sparkling and deep amber with a well-proportioned, creamy tan head. The head is not very durable, as is common with IPAs.

The aroma is rather subtle for style; definitely more like a pale ale. It is more flavorful than suggested by the nose, but here too it falls into the weak-for-style category. Earthy/resiny hops and not at all fruity.

M: medium body and carbonation. Slightly harsh given style and ABV. Some dryness in finish.

O: a so-so IPA, at best; better if though of as a rich APA.

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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 jwc215
3.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Freshness date of December 31 '12

Pours deep golden with a thin white head that stays, leaving some lacing.

The smell is of floral/fruity notes with some bready notes. Mild, but pleasant.

The taste is on the thin side for the style. Still, it is pleasant and "inoffensive" enough. Some floral, hoppy spicing with a bit of caramel. Mild alcohol noticeable in the somewhat chalky, dry finish.

The feel is thin, but has enough to it to hold it together. Medium carbonation.

Fits the style well enough. Nothing great compared to others of its kind, but a decent enough easy-drinking, mild IPA.

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Photo of stakem
3.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz screw cap bottle into a pint. Thanks go to Eric for gifting me with a bottle of this. It pours a hazed color of copper orange with a finger of off-white head composed of rather large bubbles. As the cap fades, it leaves patches of lace sticking to the glass. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain a film across the top and a swirl rejuvenates the cap and produces some finer spots of lacing effect.

The aroma includes some zest of lemon and pine that initially are not too bad but as I take deeper whiffs of this, it gets almost exaggerated too much and artificial feeling in the nostrils. It is quite perfumey and has a bit of air-freshener to soapy quality about it that while is tolerable in limits, gets over-done quite quickly.

The taste has some bitter hop elements that are rindy with a flavor of pulp and zest of grapefruit. Some fruited aspect like lemon and a hint of almost coriander is present. What is strange is that mid-palate there is a lightness to this brew that almost has a cooling menthol effect. The finish returns to bitterness that is somewhat oily with a focus on pine and some alcohol esters.

This is a medium bodied brew with modest amount of carbonation. It is light and refreshing in the feel but the flavors here seem to come from spices and artificial ingredients moreso than hops. This was a strange brew. While I appreciate the chance to try it, I cant really say that I am interested in having it again. That cooling almost menthol feel and soapy to air-freshener aspect was a bit too much.

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Photo of tdm168
3.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - see through caramel amber with a light, white head

S - faint citrus, faint crystal malts

T - faint bread, faint citrus, lightly spicy hops

M - light to medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a rather disappointing IPA. Nothing about this beer is forward or very pronounced. The body is a bit too light. The flavor is too subdued with a mediocre hop character. There just isn't here that makes me want to ever try this again.

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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 johnnnniee
3.33/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

New to NH, this seems to be an old school brand, but I've not heard of it before, points off for screw top bottles. Pours a medium copper color with a decent white head that slowly fades to a cap on top. the aroma is a bit earthy and piney with a mineral like aroma and hints of bread and caramel. The flavor is sweet and malty with lots of bread and caramel. The hops poke through and hit us with lots of onion and garlic. Sweet lingering sugary finish. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. This is not bad its certainly easy enough to drink, but its certainly nothing exciting either.

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Photo of tempest
2.96/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Grabbed a single out of curiosity at EuroMarket. No surprise, it's not that hoppy. It's clean with a mild grapefruit hop taste, but I get a hint of adjunct malt. It's not too heavy and easy drinking, but it's really just a dumbed down IPA not on par with most pale ales. Really, I'd avoid this. There are better gateway pale ales.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.2/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Henry Weinhard's Woodland Pass IpA

LOOK: Clear orange colored brew with a white froth and some lace.

SMELL: Pine, herbed bread, spruce and a vague malt sweetness.

TASTE : Mildly hoppy with some pine and grapefruit notes. Mild sweetness from the malts and this comes forth with a mild leafy bitterness. Herbs, earthy hops and a light peppery character. Small caramel malt backbone. Resinous hops and all due bitterness.

FEEL: Medium bodied, crisp, with a dry hop bite. Leaves resinous flavors on the palate.

OVERALL : Not a bad beer, very mild, but hoppy enough to carry the flavor. Pretty decent option for the price, actually pretty solid for a session beer.

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Photo of Zorro
3.2/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Clear orangeish amber colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells malty and hoppy with a north western style hop aroma. Soda cracker malt with some grapefruit and some tea aromas.

Starts out sweet with a wood taste and a strong tea flavor. Mildly grassy with a mild grapefruit flavor.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall just an average beer.

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Photo of plaid75
4.1/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draft at The Good Life, Massapequa Park, NY.

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured piney hops with a light soft caramel.

The taste consisted of an upfront piney and citric hop with a pleasant doughy round malt.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a very tasty and highly quaffable IPA. I think this beer suffers from the competition of the West Coast.

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Photo of Tone
3.3/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of floral hops, sweet malt, pine, slight pale malt, and candy sugar. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight earthy malt, slight caramel malt, hint of pale malt, and slight hops. Overall, good aroma, but the body is all malt and little hops.

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