Henry Weinhard's Woodland Pass IPA - Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
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4.1/5 rDev +33.1%
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.
08-22-2012 22:49:02 | More by plaid75
3.16/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
10-14-2013 20:31:29 | More by LXIXME
2.05/5 rDev -33.4%
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.
12-03-2012 23:40:36 | More by beerthulhu
3.23/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
01-26-2013 23:58:11 | More by tdm168
3.19/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
09-14-2012 00:29:25 | More by chinchill
3.28/5 rDev +6.5%
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.
01-05-2013 13:52:12 | More by Tone
3.1/5 rDev +0.6%
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.
08-11-2011 02:39:38 | More by beertunes
2.8/5 rDev -9.1%
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.
11-03-2012 23:13:20 | More by Brad007
3.3/5 rDev +7.1%
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.
09-08-2012 00:49:25 | More by johnnnniee
3.25/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
09-28-2012 22:35:09 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.53/5 rDev +14.6%
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.
09-15-2012 14:07:34 | More by Bitterbill
3/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
10-02-2012 11:49:08 | More by thagr81us
3/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
12-03-2012 00:38:38 | More by twiggamortis420
3.25/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
01-05-2013 23:02:15 | More by barnzy78
3.49/5 rDev +13.3%
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.
08-10-2013 19:14:52 | More by puboflyons
3.08/5 rDev 0%
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.
10-28-2012 20:21:39 | More by Brenden
Henry Weinhard's Woodland Pass IPA from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
71 out of 100 based on 520 ratings.