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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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525 Ratings
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Ratings: 525
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 19.54%
Wants: 2
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Reidrover on 03-05-2008)
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Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +30.3%

dmorgan310, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of waldoiverson
2.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz into nonic

A: golden copper with a finger of offwhite head, light lacing

S: malty sweetness, a bit of yeast, fruity and grassy hop nose

T: sweet malt hits first and remains throughout, lemongrass hop with slight bitterness in the finish

M: Fairly light with a bit of a tannic dryness

O: It's pretty average for the category. I think the hop flavor is nice but just need bit more to make a statement worth hearing again.

waldoiverson, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of bigbeers84
3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

bigbeers84, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of stakem
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

stakem, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of Satan70
2/5  rDev -34.9%

Satan70, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of Strix
3.05/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Strix, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of ButtomsUp
3/5  rDev -2.3%

ButtomsUp, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of patpbr
2.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Woodland Pass IPA poured into a pint glass with a golden color. The taste is sweet with a syrupy malt body. The sweetness lingers, not a lot of hoppyness for an IPA. It's easy drinking and is beer, but an IPA? No. If you like your IPA without much hop character this is for you.

patpbr, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of OregonGrown7
3/5  rDev -2.3%

OregonGrown7, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of Maximusmaximus
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Maximusmaximus, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of DavidGross
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

DavidGross, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of Glopez
3.5/5  rDev +14%

Glopez, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of russpowell
2.58/5  rDev -16%
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

russpowell, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of brewwhat
2.15/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pale gold with a short lived head

S: More caramel malt than hops

T: Malty with strong caramel upfront. Hops bitterness was almost non-existent for an IPA.

M: Average for a session beer.

O: More of an American Amber than an IPA. Not Impressive as an IPA, but I think it'd sell better labeled as an Amber.

brewwhat, Nov 05, 2012
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2.93/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

buschbeer, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of tempest
2.95/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

tempest, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of Brad007
2.8/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

Brad007, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of dcollinsOX
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

dcollinsOX, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of leinie13
3/5  rDev -2.3%

leinie13, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of ryan1788a5
3.15/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

ryan1788a5, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of Fatehunter
2.98/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Fatehunter, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of M_C_Hampton
3/5  rDev -2.3%

M_C_Hampton, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of Huntbuc
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Huntbuc, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of 99firehawkman
3/5  rDev -2.3%

99firehawkman, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of Brenden
3.08/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Brenden, Oct 28, 2012
Henry Weinhard's Woodland Pass IPA from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
71 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.