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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 secondtooth
3.2/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep, clean amber. Huge, off-white head of carbonation. Lovely lace, too.

Nose is adjunct grains and some citrus hops. Not altogether terrible, but not quite there, either…

Taste is heavily malted, but with some hops notes most definitely popping through, I get a dry, vegetal, oily citrus hops finish. Overall, not too impressive for an American IPA, but as a pale ale or English IPA, this one covers most of it's bases.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.16/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe. Freshness date reads 12/13/12

A: Pours a very clear red-orange with a creamy white head. Good retention, thin rings of lacing.

S: Lots of malt on the nose with scents of bread and biscuit. Lots of caramel and toffee too. Hops scents are very tame, to the point of being bland and weak. They are very earthy with whiffs of grass and very mild pine.

T: Caramel, toffee, bread, crust, and biscuit. Bitterness is very tame, and even gets somewhat lost in all the malt tastes. Subtle bite of grapefruit rind, slightly leafy and herbal. Pepper. Bitterness builds just a hair toward the finish. Finishes with a clean hop bitterness and fading malt tastes of caramel, toffee, and crust.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and creamy with a slightly chewy texture. Mild carbonation.

O: This beer is very average. The hop flavor and bitterness is far too restrained and tame, and it flounders under the weight of a more hefty malt backbone. Not enough character here to warrant a second look.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.52/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear, brilliant golden orange with a white finger width head. Average retention leaves behind a thin, semi-sticky lacing.

Smell - Earthy, peppery tones. Floral hops.

Taste - Earthy, grainy malts upfront. A touch of peppery spice. Citrus hops kick in soon after and become the dominant force. Aftertaste is mild orange peel.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Carbonation is a tad on the low side. Fairly smooth.

Overall - This IPA won't win any awards, but offers more than one should expect considering the price point. Similar to their Private Reserve, but with a more noticeable amount of citrus hop bitterness that holds well into the aftertaste.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.45/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a twelve of this on a whim at the local supermarket. It is a new arrival in the area as far as I can tell. Pours golden with a decent but temporary head. Nose is balanced with heavy floral, herbal and yeast tones along with some caramel malt.

Not a classic IPA flavor or tone; this is balanced and much more reminiscent of an ESB or English IPA. Plenty of flavor, although the trend is more toward balance than bitterness. I get a splash of citrus and herbal hops, but none of that pine woodlands withing that I expect from a west coast IPA. Caramel, toffee, and biscuit notes add some complexity. Not a bad drinking beer, but hardcore hopheads will be disappointed.

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Photo of deereless
3.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Deep gold, one millimeter of foam, no lacing - 3.50, S: It smells like an IPA that has been crafted under the macro beer legend, what comes across as an industrial hops smell - 3.00, T: Lots of bittering, extremely piney, not very balanced - 2.75, M: Thin - 3.00, D: A very underwhelming IPA - 3.00

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Photo of Spikester
3.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I bought a 12-pack when first released. I paid about $10 US for it.
Pours amber with a good amount of white head and lacings.
Aroma is citrus hops.
Taste is fruity citrus hops with a fair amount of caramel malt. IBUs are 35. So it would be a fairly bold Pala Ale or a weak IPA. Not complex by any means but a decent choice when money is a consideration. The only problem is this is listed as a seasonal release. It might be hard to find. Mouthfeel is pretty good, and drinkability is exceptional. Henry's best beer so far.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.47/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought a 12-pack of Henry's IPA at a grocery. $9.99. Pourtred in to a pint glass.

Pours a pale copper color and is clear. A decent frothy head forms on an aggressive pour, but not particularly sticky or resilient.

Smell is an earthy malt aroma, with a bit of a sweet dairy fragrance.

There is a sweet herbal flavor up front, almost like a Kolsh style ale, and a bitter hop finish. It lacks the citrus flavor I was expecting, and has a lingering dry bitter aftertaste

Mouthfeel is light, clean and a little dry. Not a real thirst quencher.

Drinkability is OK. Not a great representation of the style. I found it to be a bitter pale ale, but it lacked the pine scent and citrus notes of a good IPA. Still a great value however at $5 a six-pack, and I'll probably buy this a few more times over the summer months.

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

12oz bottle purchased at Market Basket for $5 per sixpack. Pours an amber body with a thin film of khaki-colored head. Lemon and grassy hops with just a note of bread in the aroma. Lemon, grapefruit, grass, herbs, and bread and caramel notes in the background. Light to medium in body with moderate carbonation. Not bad overall. Better than I expected. An easy drinking pleasant IPA.

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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 EagleTalon
3.83/5  rDev +21.6%
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.

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Photo of KajII
2.88/5  rDev -8.6%
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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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 tjsdomer2
3.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Creamy red; doesn't really look like an IPA, but it is really a pleasant color.

Smell: Some oak and that is about it. Pretty eh.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Tastes like faint pine and caramel; more of a red/amber than an IPA. Mouthfeel is quite creamy with good bite in the finish. It's good, but again, doesn't speak to me as an IPA.

Overall: Pretty good beer to find at a baseball game (White Sox). Not a good IPA, but it does a good job as a sweeter amber.

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Photo of riversider76
3.58/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden orange with a fluffy white head. Decent retention, and a nice lace. Aroma is of bready malts, and piney hops. Body is on the lighter side of medium with some carbonation. Taste is of malt up front, with a fruity, yet bittered finish. On the light side, but I enjoyed it.

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Photo of Act25
3.47/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | 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.

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

Plain yellow - a big light colored for an IPA, but has good head and decent lacing.

Smell sort of vague, a bit of a pilsener smell, with a hint of grapefruit.

Taste is a bit on the bland side, some cascade hops in the very finish, but not really supported by anything. No off flavors though.

Mouthfeel a bit watery.

Simple, clean, unoffensive but somewhat boring. Not sure I would call this an IPA, but it washed down food.

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Photo of Bookseeb
3.68/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance has a clear mid amber color with a steady head and clingy lace. Smell has a sweet malty nose and mild citrus hops. Taste of grainy sweet malt, mild piney a little grapefruit, a fairly good balance. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Personally I'm not much into Henry's and it's nothing complex, but this is actually a pretty good brew.

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

This beer pours up a pale copper with an off white one finger head and lots of delicate spider web like lacing on the glass. The smell is floral, grasses, and citrus. Taste is a little bit of sweet orange on the front and the usual hoppy grapefruit finish. Mouthfeel is sort of medium but the aftertaste, while mild could be better. It's not bad, but there are better IPAs out there.

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Photo of jbphoto88
2.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This IPA pours a warm golden yellow just shy of what I think a good IPA should look like. The head is fizzy and deflated, fading quickly to a thin skim of bubbles. Average start.

The nose isn't much better. It's a mix of grains and muted hops with a subtle hint of wet dog. Not a great scent and really not much of a discernible profile.

Taste is slightly better then the nose but just barely. The malts carry the weight of the flavor profile but there isn't much of a hop taste. Boo! The wet dog is there but not as apparent as in the noses. This is a not a great beer.

Mouthfeel is by far the best part and still far from my favorites. Finally the hops come through with a little, and I mean little pinch and bitterness. This is just an ok beer and one I would probably cook with but not look forward to drinking again.

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Photo of mjurney
2.8/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Golden-amber color, clear. Some bubbles. Thin head.

Very light aroma. I smell some sweet malts and citrus hops.

Malty up front along with bitter hops at the end. Hop character is very mild for an IPA, but I'm getting a little citrus and grassy. Fairly nice malt character, caramel-toffee like.
Body is light-medium, yet it's pretty crisp. Medium carbonation.

Dry-bitter finish that lingers.

Very mild for an IPA, but the aftertaste is off putting.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
3.34/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a very clear, bubbly amber with a one finger white head. no lacing.

S - Lots of grapefruit up front, lemon peel, slight toasted malt.

T - One dimensional. Moderate grapefruit and moderate malt. Not complex at all, But not bad either.

M - Medium, slightly watery body with almost no carbonation.

O - Overall, I noticed that a lot of people bash on this beer. Why? It's a good, easy drinking beer and nothing more. It would be great for somebody just getting into crafts.

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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 JMad
3.42/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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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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Photo of NiceTaps
2.91/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap in a pint glass at a local joint.

A- pours a orange/copper color with a 1finger head at best, not much retention or lacing but it looks ok.

S- this is an IPA? Well, it does not smeel like one. Malty; a bread and caramel lager type aroma to me.

T- Kinda like it smells, more of a lager taste than an IPA. Hey , it's owned by SAB Miller,I believe, and it shows. Very toned down.

M- better than BMC, but not great. No trace of an IPA hop bite at all.

O- Drinker beware, my review is more than kind.

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