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: 553
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 3
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
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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 DelmarAle
2.55/5  rDev -19.6%
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. (386 characters)

Photo of micromaniac129
3.6/5  rDev +13.6%
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. (302 characters)

Photo of CaptainSloose
2.94/5  rDev -7.3%
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. (668 characters)

Photo of ronniebruner
3.67/5  rDev +15.8%
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. (280 characters)

Photo of barczar
3.21/5  rDev +1.3%
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. (596 characters)

Photo of riversider76
3.58/5  rDev +12.9%
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. (285 characters)

Photo of gmfessen
2.57/5  rDev -18.9%
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! (861 characters)

Photo of Billolick
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle

Pours typical looking lighter almond amber, light khaki head, that stays nicely. Moderate strips of lace left behind on the glass.

Light bread on the sniff with minor hops also present.

Pleasant enough "IPA", this really fits more in as a pale ale, for what that's worth. Moderate resinous hops, pared with a touch of caramel late. Nothing special, but this a passable sessioner and/or a good one for you to turn newbies onto craft beer with. (462 characters)

Photo of Squire
4.95/5  rDev +56.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is not an "in you face" ale, with some unexpected taste. It is one the best ales I have tasted. It is fairly hoppy with a full body and nice foamy head. It reminds me of the best British bitter ales, although it's an India Pale Ale design. It leaves a great after taste on the tongue. The kicker is that it's priced very low compared to the competition. I only hope it remains available in my Ohio location.
Larry (418 characters)

Photo of SometimesIfart
3.34/5  rDev +5.4%
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. (483 characters)

Photo of BierStein711
2.7/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had in a mix-a-six from Kroger.

Good head! Two and a half fingers. Cloudy amber body

Smells of malt and hop, not much to tell.

Tastes not too bad; pine, grapefruit, but the finish is horrible. Way too sweet for me. Reminds me of the Honey in Windmill Wheat

Mouthfeel: Typical for the style.

Overall this is an average beer. I cannot say that I'm impressed. I'd try it again, but on draught. (395 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and somewhat medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average IPA but it's drinkable and cheap. (463 characters)

Photo of jlindros
2.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The other two I had from them were pretty bad, so last one I was really skeptical about, the IPA.

Ug, again a friggen screw cap, although it does pour with a decent lookin 1.5 finger creamy pasty white head that fades at a med pace, with spotty lacing, over crystal clear tan straw color... surprising so far.

Nose falls a bit flat though, very light hops, mostly grassy somewhat herbal and earthy, if these are cascade hops they are either old, very small amount, or very poor quality, there may be a slight, and I mean very slight, hint of citrus. And a light amber malt aroma.

Taste is better than their other beers I think, but still quite bland. Hops are there, more dominant than the aroma by far, a bit spicy hop character comes out, fairly earthy as well, and a bit grassy. Bitterness is fair but not a lot. There is a caramel amber malt with a bit of syrupy sweetness, nothing too big. Finish is a bit flat on flavor, somewhat dry, light spicy earthy hops, a little sticky syrupy flavor.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall not as bad as I expected, but still not great. The nose is quite lacking, although nothing off, and the flavor tries to be there but misses a bit. (1,190 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
2.19/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Passin' through the woods to tap some IPA. Or so the legend goes... Yeah, anyway, this stuff pours a clear blonde topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises sweet perfume, light wheat, light biscuit, and a hint of what may or may not be grass. Wow, this is sad. No word-mincing here, folks. The taste holds notes of mild caramel, very light pine resin, and a hint of lemon rind. Man, this tastes more like a really bland wit or something than anything resembling an IPA of any substance or worth. I'm sure at least A hop was tossed into the kettle, but anything beyond that is mere speculation based on the label text that apparently calls this stuff an "IPA". The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly drying finish. Overall, this is a pathetic little "IPA", one that exists in the style only because the label says so. ...And that's really all I can say about this bland nonsense. (973 characters)

Photo of beerthulhu
2.06/5  rDev -35%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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. (1,443 characters)

Photo of khooke
1.61/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: golden, straw yellow, 1 finger head, tight/thick foam. some lacing on sides of glass, disperses quickly

S: not much of an aroma, very feint maltiness

T: nothing very pronounced or noticeable. some hint of hoppiness, but not forward or prominent. Not typical of an American IPA.

M: noticeable carbonation on tongue initially, disperses quickly

Overall: not a memorable beer. It's not offensive or unpleasant, it just doesn't have much going for it in character. It's drinkable, but it doesn't stand up to the plenty of other great examples of American IPA style that are far more enjoyable than this one. (610 characters)

Photo of twiggamortis420
3/5  rDev -5.4%
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. (691 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3.28/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Freshness date of December 31 '12

Pours deep golden with a thin white head that stays, leaving some lacing.

The smell is of floral/fruity notes with some bready notes. Mild, but pleasant.

The taste is on the thin side for the style. Still, it is pleasant and "inoffensive" enough. Some floral, hoppy spicing with a bit of caramel. Mild alcohol noticeable in the somewhat chalky, dry finish.

The feel is thin, but has enough to it to hold it together. Medium carbonation.

Fits the style well enough. Nothing great compared to others of its kind, but a decent enough easy-drinking, mild IPA. (594 characters)

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.18/5  rDev +31.9%
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.

RJT (463 characters)

Photo of nUgZ
2.58/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a mostly clear golden color with a 1 finger head and faint lacing.

S: Not much in the nose other than some faint hops and alcohol.

T: Pretty basic taste. Malts with a little bit of caramel. Not much of an IPA.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: I was not impressed. Glad I didn't buy a 6 pack. (362 characters)

Photo of DRyan
2.46/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I was really underwhelmed with this one. It was a basic golden color, just a little richer than a Budweiser or some such bs beer. The hops were pretty lacking in both the aroma and the taste. Really, if it didn't say "IPA" on the label, I never would have placed it as such. Not horrible, but not good in any way! (313 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, earthy hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty malt character that is followed by mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. The hops presence is strong but not over-powering. However there isn’t much balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s not a bad beer but there are many others in the style that I would choose first. (753 characters)

Photo of YeastWrangler88
2.58/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams Pint glass:

Appearance: pale straw with some amber color, slighlty hazy.

Aroma: not too much aroma, some grassy hops, and some pale malt smells. Some "off sweetness" not sure if its DMS or diacetyl or a little of both, but something smells a little off.

Flavor: moderately bitter front, not a REALLY bitter IPA, malt is caramely sweet, but not very "deep" or round, just kind of straight forward caramel with maybe, just a touch of crystalized malt. And then some grassy flavor from the hops, which im thinking is due to the grassyness i picked up in the aroma.

Overall: kind of a boring IPA, id like to see some more flavors to balance everything out, its pretty black and white. Cascade hops through and through and malt flavor is pretty neutral, i personally like complex IPAs, that use hops to enhance flavor aroma and even the malt through bitterness. (903 characters)

Photo of NiceTaps
2.91/5  rDev -8.2%
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. (508 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.2/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Henry Weinhard's Woodland Pass IpA

LOOK: Clear orange colored brew with a white froth and some lace.

SMELL: Pine, herbed bread, spruce and a vague malt sweetness.

TASTE : Mildly hoppy with some pine and grapefruit notes. Mild sweetness from the malts and this comes forth with a mild leafy bitterness. Herbs, earthy hops and a light peppery character. Small caramel malt backbone. Resinous hops and all due bitterness.

FEEL: Medium bodied, crisp, with a dry hop bite. Leaves resinous flavors on the palate.

OVERALL : Not a bad beer, very mild, but hoppy enough to carry the flavor. Pretty decent option for the price, actually pretty solid for a session beer. (665 characters)

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