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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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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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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev +11.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 17:59:23 | More by Slatetank
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FrozenJoe

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Walmart in Arizona. $12.77 for a twelve pack. I figured, "Why not? It's gotta be better than Fat Tire."

Appearance:
Nice looking beer. Copper color. Strong carbonation. Good fizzy head, which dissipates quickly. Not much legs.

Smell:
Faint. Sweet. Bready.

Taste:
Bitter ginger ale. Sweet. Bready. Bitter. No fireworks. Not bad.

Mouthfeel.
Fizzy. Bitter. Slightly astringent. Good body.

Overall:
The more I drink it the more I like it. A no regrets kickass session beer. I could drink this a lot and still enjoy it. Good value. Not spectacular but surprisingly solid.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 05:10:57 | More by FrozenJoe
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acsprouse

South Carolina

3.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

A: clear copper color light and crisp looking. Poured thick fizzy white head.

S: the nose on this one was good. You get the cascade hops. And also the caramel malts. Not very citrusy like alot of ipas but the hops are there.

M: thin Almost watery. Very carbonated.

T: hops up front but not enough. Malt finish. There isnt much.. at least what you do get is hops.

O: decent beer. For an ipa its poor. But it stands as a great entry level beer into the world of craft beers. For tge price, its Good. Its just not much there. The nakts are too present for an ipa. The makts also seem cheap. It has a malt liquor type maltiness. Not what you want in an ipa. Its good. Not bad like sime say.. yea its not great but hey for the price.. its Good Cheers

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 05:59:05 | More by acsprouse
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basi76

Texas

2.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bueno, dado que soy fanatico de las pinches IPA´s solo puedo decir que a esta IPA le faltan HUEVOS, no creo que hubiera llegado fresca a la India desde Inglatierra.

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Well, since I am a fan of IPA's petty I can only say that this IPA EGGS missing, I think it would not come to India fresh from Inglatierra.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 03:03:20 | More by basi76
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Zorro

California

3.2/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 02:47:29 | More by Zorro
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baos

Indiana

3.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into glass mug from 12 ounce bottle.

A: Nice amber color with 3 finger head that dwinles down to a nice sheen with good lacing.

S: Nice cascade hops aroma with subtle malt notes.

T: Well balanced brew that is not as aggressive as most IPAs. The cascade hops do shine through though and leave a dry finish.

M: Nice medium light mouthfeel.

O: Picked these up on sale at a local supermarket. Well worth the dollar a bottle price.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 01:49:14 | More by baos
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jjclick17

Indiana

2.54/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours rather flat with a caramel color. Still learning scents, but nothing that necessarily stood out.

Kind of a light taste and rather underwhelming. Has a hint of citrus flavor, but again, not as flavorful as other IPAs I've had.

File this one to drink on one of those scorching summer days when I will inexplicably want an IPA and will prefer one that's lighter.

Otherwise, I'll select another.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 01:58:26 | More by jjclick17
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2013 13:39:40 | More by tigg924
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 23:58:11 | More by tdm168
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

2.09/5  rDev -31.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 00:09:51 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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silverking

Florida

4.06/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It pours a clear, light amber with a white head. Head retention is decent and the lacing is alright as well. It carries aromas of citrus and caramel, with a light malty backbone. The caramel is first tasted followed by some refreshing grapefruit notes from the hops. Malt shines through in the finish. There is a good amount of carbonation with a moderate mouthfeel. Overall, not too bad. Pick some up if you get the chance

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 18:47:53 | More by silverking
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2013 23:10:20 | More by smcolw
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Onenote81

North Carolina

3.56/5  rDev +16%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 18:08:07 | More by Onenote81
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metter98

New York

3.29/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 05:06:28 | More by metter98
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 23:02:15 | More by barnzy78
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Tone

Missouri

3.28/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 13:52:12 | More by Tone
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Tomhet

Illinois

3.21/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I can get this for $5 a six-pack, making this a great alternative for your average American adjunct lager during a night of drinking with friends. An inoffensive, if not refreshing IPA (more of a pale ale) that works best when consumed in double-digit quantities over the span of a night in good company.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 06:40:27 | More by Tomhet
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DelmarAle

New York

2.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

When it was poured, it has a fairly plain and pale appearance in the glass.
It unfortunately it does have much of a nose.
On tasting, it is very weak on the hops. I have definitely had pale ales with more hops.
It does flow smoothly across the tongue and throat. There is very little bite.
Overall, this is very average at best. To me, it feels like a weak pale pretending to be an IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2013 19:21:26 | More by DelmarAle
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 16:23:39 | More by micromaniac129
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CaptainSloose

New Jersey

2.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at a Quaker steak & lube. I didn't have much choice in craft beers, but I wasn't unhappy I ordered this.

A: a golden, copper color, very clear, no hop haze. Zero lacing.

S: I couldn't get much aroma off this beer at all. A slight toasty, bready smell but its almost neutral

T: a slight caramel flavor. Not much in the way of malt. It's tart but not bitter. Finishes tart, but not bitter. If there was any dry hops in here at all I can't taste them.

M: finishes clean and dry, bitterness and tartness don't linger

O: given the choice between BMC and this beer I will chose this every time. I'm not sure I'm interested in paying $5 for a pint of it.

Serving type: on-tap

12-26-2012 18:43:03 | More by CaptainSloose
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ronniebruner

Arizona

3.7/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First off, Ive been a Weinhards fan for years. This is their best brew I have tried yet. It contains a nutty aroma topped off with notes of caramel. The beer is creamy and has a nice tart taste. The beer is a bit too carbonated, but is relatively smooth. A very pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 03:00:25 | More by ronniebruner
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barczar

Kentucky

3.23/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 02:05:58 | More by barczar
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riversider76

New York

3.58/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 01:28:29 | More by riversider76
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gmfessen

Michigan

2.53/5  rDev -17.6%
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!

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 00:09:34 | More by gmfessen
Henry Weinhard's Woodland Pass IPA from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
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