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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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142 Reviews
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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 beertunes
3.1/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a very clear, clean light gold/yellow color with just a thin ring of white head that had low retention and light lacing.

The aroma was was a relatively mild blend of floral, pine and citrus hop notes with just a bit of malt sweetness in the background. The flavors were the same, a very mellow, subdued example of the style.

The body was a bit on the thin side of average for the style. Drinkability was was good, you can kill a sixer of these easily on a summers day. Overall, not the greatest IPA anyone has ever had, but a solid beer. At $6-7 a sixer around here this is a good pickup when you're on a budget. Worth trying.

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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 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 Brad007
2.83/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Haven't seen this brewery available up here until now.

Pours a nice mild gold with a huge head into my glass. It's pale, it's frothy but is it delicious?

More buttery malt than hops here. The only evidence of hops is a touch of pine in the nose. It's a mellow attempt at the style.

Tastes rather metallic with caramel (?) and very little in the way of hops. A glance at the bottle shows a best before date of Feb 2013. Hmm. Is this normal?

Lingering buttery malt and metallic taste. Bleh. What is this?

Bland. You could do much better.

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Photo of barczar
3.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy copper with a dense one inch cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving sheets of lacing.

Bready, sweet, toasted caramel malt and a hint of dank and citrus hops form the aroma.

The flavor is dominated by toasted malt, bready at the finish, but more caramel early. Citrus is secondary, underlying the malt flavor. Nondescript citrus and a bit of a metallic flavor switch things up a bit. The finish is slightly bitter.

Body is a touch watery, with moderate carbonation and a bite of astringency at the finish.

A bit lacking in hop character, both bittering and flavoring.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.23/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, pours a crystal clear golden-amber color topped with a fluffy white head; decent retention, minimal lace. Aromas are floral hop, lager yeast (?), grain, caramel, metallic, a little soapy, which I find cascade hops to smell & taste like (no pun with the name). Tastes are toasted grain, light caramel, floral cascade hops glow from beginning to finish with a semi-bitter ending. Mouth-feel is thin to medium bodied, pleasant carbonation. Overall, pretty good, but seems to be lacking something. Probably wouldn't bother with it again.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz twist off bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
6% ABV, DEC0312 printed on neck.

A - A virtual tornado of bubbles swirls through the beer from the pint's nucleation point. It's quite the spectacle viewed through the vibrant golden orange color. A long-lasting ivory pile of suds caps the beer and spots the pint in collars of lace.

S - A touch of caramel malt sweetness leads through the underlying pale malt base into a simply hopped and, honestly, rather boring IPA aroma. Notes of Cascade citrus and light earth emerge with just a pinch of lemongrass, but the beer's aroma isn't captivating like a good American IPA should be.

T - Woodland Pass' gentle hop additions see more light of day in flavor than aroma, but bursting at the seams, they are not. In fact, I'd admit it seems they're struggling to keep their control over the solid caramel and pale malt base this beer offers. Lemon citrus and a touch of pine needle surface but the beer's flavors remain pretty simple.

M - Medium-light bodied, this American IPA lacks what's most important in an American IPA; bold hops and bitterness. No bitterness resounds. My tongue is sad, disheartened by the lack of a lasting impression. Light citrus gives the malty beer a little crispness sure, but the faintly dry, earthy finish leaves me wanting in a big way.

O - With IPAs viewed almost as the criteria for which one (especially a hop head) critiques a brewery, it seems odd for such a plain beer to be Weinhard's IPA. "A full-hop IPA" the label exclaims, it's hard to imagine this being anything more than a basic American Pale Ale, and a mild one at that. Not hop forward, virtually no distinguishable no bitterness, this beer isn't insulting but it's certainly not good, either.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.42/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle pours a crystal-clear gold color with a small cap of off-white head. Not much for retention or lacing.

Nose is pretty bland...some light grains and the hops are a bit floral and grassy. Not overly appealing, but not offensive either.

Taste shows a bit more activity. Modest wet grass flavor, followed by a toasty malt and finishes with a herbal bitterness. Mouthfeel is not as thin as expected and the sweetness level is not overbearing. While nearly all facets of this beer could be improved, I am actually a bit surprised by this beer...especially since I just drank a tasty Flower Power before it. It's not half bad, I like it way better than the Reserve and the Amber Ale.

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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 tigg924
3.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap at TBones--Plymouth--served into a pint glass

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, golden-brown in color, clear, low carbonation

Smell: citrus and soapy hops

Taste: caramel, husk, citrus and soapy hops

Mouthfeel: sweet start with a light bitter middle and a stronger bitter end, light bodied, moderate carbonation

Overall: An average if not slightly timid IPA that drinks a bit more like a strong pale ale. This is not a beer I would turn down, but not one I would go out of my way for either.

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Photo of Brenden
3.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pretty much epitomizes amber. It's clear and displays continual bubbling from the bottom of the glass. The head that develops almost reaches one finger, retains itself fairly well, and remains as a pretty sturdy foam that leaves a modicum of lacing in a mixture of patching and spotting.
The smell is, to be honest, a bit nondescript. There's more hoppiness, albeit still fairly light, than is found in the flavor. There's a floral and faintly citrus element to it, but a light fruit element ends up pulling through most strongly.
At first almost entirely fruity and grainy with very little hops presence to speak of, it begins below average. Some hoppiness gets coaxed out as it sits, however, giving floral, herbal and, again, faintly citrus notes. This beer remains, however, a malt-forward IPA.
The feel is pretty good, though crispness fades off from the middle of each sip to the finish. The body is also fairly light, though it creeps toward medium. Carbonation is moderate.

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Photo of thagr81us
3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured red-orange with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, caramel, caramel hop, and bread. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, earth hop, caramel hop, and skunk. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was an average brew. Nothing really stood out on this beer for me. I’m not sure where this skunky aspect came from but I was definitely not a fan. Despite this fact there really wasn’t a whole lot going on here that would keep me coming back pint after pint if I am completely honest. Glad I got to tick it, but I doubt I will be doing so again.

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pint glass, nice finger and half of foamy head. Transparent copper colored body.
Almost smells like lemon and pine, so faint though.
A little bitter taste upfront, quickly dies off though. Nothing else.
Crisp texture, moderation carbonation and medium body.
Well, it's brewed under contract in Hood River, Oregon but there's no fooling it's a product of SABMiller, though one of the better tasting ones.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.65/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New one from Henry's Typical orange colour of an IPA with a nice enough looking slightly off-white head. Aroma is certainlly hoppy but really doesnt grab your attention, there is in fact a little unpleasantness underneath, but i had tio strain to catch it..so OK. Flavour is quite OK the hopping isnt too agressive and there is a nice enough complmentary semi-sweet maltiness, in deed the hops coat the tongue near the end, not bad. I liked the palate on this beer,not really watery but easy to drink, nice lingering hoppy after taste. Not bad at all at this price range ( under $10 a 12 pack). I am rather enjoying it. A good lighter IPA for the hotter months ( its is a Spring/Summer release). Overall excellent value for money.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear copper color with a white head that settles to a layer leaving hints of thin lace.

S - kind of malty with some earthy aromas.

T - malty sweet upfront with flowery/earthy bitterness on the finish.

F - medium bodied with a smooth feel.

O - just another 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 RonaldTheriot
4.18/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Henry Weinhard’s Woodland Pass IPA has a thick, soapy, cream-colored head and a hazy (which gets more hazy upon swishing the bottle), bubbly, orange appearance. Lacing is quite pronounced. The aroma is of bread, bread crust, and hop oil, and the flavor is sweet, bready, and has a mild hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Henry Weinhard’s Woodland Pass IPA finishes semi-dry, mellow, and quite drinkable. Overall, this is a very good beer.


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

Copper color. Two fingers of bone head. Nicely retained.

Muted hops and stale grain. Perhaps a bit floral with hints of citrus fruit.

Upfront bitterness and a tinge of battery acidity implies generous hopping, but the flavors are muddled. Small malt bill, too. The hop oils finish out green and somewhat minty. Hardly a showcase IPA.

Refreshing bite to the body with some gruffness to the carbonation.

Mediocre ale. Lacking flavor. Too mild, too subdued.

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Photo of buschbeer
2.93/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It has an amber body with flaxen highlights. A short lived head of a beige color made a quick appearance.

S - I get a nose full of caramel malt. Some citrus hops try to get through with little success.

T - It has a weak hop palate. I get mostly caramel malt. There is a slight bitterness that grows with each sip, but not enough.

M - Moderate

O - I did't expect much, and my expectations were met.

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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 jsprain1
2.83/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- Golden-copper color, light head, pretty clear. Minimal lacing.
S- Smell is pine, and a bit of sweet malt. Mild aroma for the style.
T- It has a kick of bitterness, but there is not much flavor that accompanies it. Light pine and citrus, with just a touch of pale malt, but it seems to be just a vehicle for bitterness.
M- Light body, high carb, bitter finish.
O- I like the bitter kick that many IPA's provide, but there has to be flavor that comes with. That's not the case here. Simply a bitter beer.

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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 hosehead83
3.83/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass
Clear copper in color, with a big, off-white head of foam.
Aroma-Faint toasted malt and floral notes
Taste-"soft' herbal hops, subtle caramel and toasted malt. A nice "entry-level" IPA. Easy drinking "burger brew".

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Photo of woemad
3.33/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from a 12-pk purchased at a local supermarket for $8.99. No freshness date, though "07218 D30141" is printed on the neck.

Poured a pale copper color, with two inches of sudsy white foam perched on top. Lots of bubbles could be seen rocketing skyward within the glass. Sheets of lace cling to the sides of the glass. Darken this up just a wee bit and this'd be one hell of a looker of an IPA.

Bitter, herbal hoppy scents are what jumps out at the nostrils first, but there's also a bready, mildly sweet maltiness that is dialed up too high for an IPA. Needs more balance.

Like in the nose, the herbal bitterness is what jumps out at the tastebuds. The balance seems a little better here, though. It still doesn't quite taste like an IPA though. More like an agressively hopped mass-market attempt at a pale ale. Viewed in that light, it;s not half bad.

The body is somewhere between light and medium, with a mouthfeel that is slightly oily but more watery than I would expect for an IPA

I think this answers the question, "What would a macro beer taste like if they put hops into it in a real quantity?" The style police will not be happy with this beer, and I'd never rank it with any IPAs I choose to regularly drink. But as a hoppy cheap beer, it works. When I need cheap, undemanding beer, this will definitely be considered.

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