Henry Weinhard's Woodland Pass IPA - Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
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2.45/5 rDev -20.2%
A:Nice clear golden color. Lace on the glass ran away relatively fast. Great looking head at first that dissipated faster than expected.
S:Light in smell with almost absent hop aroma, but a lingering citric essence.
T:Malty on the front of the taste with a gradual tartness toward the finish. Too light on the hops. Almost a slight phenolic aftertaste.
M:Gentle mouth feel that rolls across the tongue, nothing special.
Overview: Not a bad beer at $9.99 12pk. Very run of the mill mild IPA almost borderline Pale Ale. Not a very smooth drinkable beer, I could drink about two and no more. Part of what I taste is a slight phenolic finish, which almost makes you try to scrape the taste off your tongue with your teeth. Perfect beer to take to family gathering where there's not great appreciation for fine beers. An alright step up from Bud, Coors, Miller, etc.
07-01-2011 04:44:02 | More by brownlderek
2.93/5 rDev -4.6%
Weinhards has always been a "tweener" brand for me. They bridge the gap between industrial AALs and craft beer.
This beer is no exception. It's got a nice appearance, it looks like an IPA.
Nice fragrant smell, but faint. More yeast than hops if I'm smelling things right.
The flavor is sort of a let down... presented as an IPA. If it was presented as a pale ale then my expectations would be more easily met.
If this beer has anything about it that is slightly "over the top"...it's a little bit boozy.
This is a decent beer at a low price, but it takes a back seat to just about every other IPA I've ever had.
04-29-2011 20:18:44 | More by industrialswill
2.58/5 rDev -16%
Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Company--Henry Weinhard’s India Pale Ale Premium Ale--2008 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV--45 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) IPA--Foamy lacy white head. Clear bright fizzy pretty gold color. Delicate floral Cascade hop front. Mild sweet clean crisp light caramel body. Easy smooth refreshing balanced mild hop spice end. Tasty well made mild IPA. Aged well. Sampled 7/30/2009. 6-Pack $5.99.
Blitz Weinhard Brewing Company--Full Sail Brewing Contract Brew--Henry Weinhard's India Pale Ale--Pacific Northwest Ale--2011 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. 43 IBU's. (2.75 / 5.0) Thin lacy white head. Clear bright thin copper gold color. Light Cascade hop front. Thin textured crisp clean dry sweet light toasted caramel mildy crusty earthy hop resin hint body. Dry clean light crisp bitter hint end. Balanced clean very mild intro IPA. No off notes. Sampled 4/21/2011. Purchased 6-Pack for $5.99 at Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 4/21/2011.
04-25-2011 01:14:10 | More by philbertk
3.58/5 rDev +16.6%
I used to buy this beer by the case 4 years ago. In North Washington it was sold at the same price as the other Henry's lineup which had a price point close to Coors, Budweiser, etc.. But Henry's is no slouch when it comes to good mid-level beers. And I found this IPA to best some lesser and more expensive IPAs that cost twice as much. This is not a show-stopper IPA that you pour into your favorite glass. This is a bulk-buying IPA that you take camping, fishing, or tail gating.
If you crave bigger hop taste at a Bud price I highly recommend.
04-21-2011 21:30:42 | More by DrLasers
2.48/5 rDev -19.2%
12oz bottle with best buy date 7/18/11 poured into Mac & Jack's pint glass, reviewed on 4/15/11
A: Pours a clear golden color with off-white head and lots of lacing around glass. Looks good.
S: Smell is dominated by grassy hops, not very strong and not the greatest hop aroma, some unpleasant stale malt with a hint of alcohol. Smells more like a hop forward pale ale than an IPA.
T: Tastes a bit better than it smells but not the hop dominant taste you expect from an IPA. Sweet base malts with a hint of orange. Some grassy hops on top of the malt add enough hoppiness for Henry's to call this an IPA. Tastes pretty much like Henry's Private Reserve with extra hops.
M: Some bitterness up front, light bodied with good carbonation. Not a real smooth drinking beer.
O: Tastes better than the regular Henry's but they really missed the mark for trying to make an American IPA. Won't be buying this one anytime soon. A buck more for six pack can get me significantly better beer.
04-16-2011 03:21:15 | More by Azurescens
2.65/5 rDev -13.7%
Appearance-Clean golden orange with a thin white head. No lacing to speak of.
Smell-Toasty cereal grains with some caramel sweetness, a spicy hop bitterness aroma and the base malt aroma present in several of the beers from the same brand.
Taste-Grainy and moderately bitter, Hops have a slight citrus hit and a more significant spicy, vegetal character. Lingering flat bitterness is perhaps the most detracting factor.
Mouthfeel-Somewhat thin bodied, moderately carbonated, aftertaste is floods palate.
Overall-I found this beer seemed to review worse than the actual experience, but either way it wasn't a good experience. It's one you probably shouldn't think much about. Amazing that the odd aftertaste from other Weinhard's brews would come shining through a fairly well hopped beer.
04-09-2011 07:01:41 | More by olmatty
3.53/5 rDev +15%
serving type: bottle (only way Weinhard's is sold)
appearance: drank from bottle like always. :)
smell: citrus and pinecones
taste: pretty standard IPA-ish. Has a slight bite.
mouthfeel: Pretty light/standard from the others I've had. Not completely watery though.
overall: I like the taste. the mouthfeel could be heavier. I don't remember seeing this beer before. I think it must be seasonal. I bought it at Wal Mart at Fishers Landing in Vancouver, WA. I was guessing it was going to be under %% like most of Weinhard's beers but it's 6% which is cool. Worked outside all day and this is a great way to cap off the night.
By the way, since most folks here are probably from the NorthWest, Fred Cole (ex-Dead Moon) and a huge Portland legend can be seen in this live video with some Weinhard's on the table. Pierced Arrows! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWET3z8iVjE
04-09-2011 02:58:05 | More by ELN
3.65/5 rDev +18.9%
Pours a pleasantly golden orange hue not far from tree top apple juice with a fairly vibrant two-finger head that fizzles to a thin bubbly film rather quickly, but redeemingly leaves some nice frothy sheets of lacing.
Smell is simple. A decent caramel malt profile with some ample green pine hops. The hops are typical nw ipa in profile, yet somewhat subdued and unmemorable, although inoffensive.
Bready malt, hints of caramel and honey, followed by a fairly strong hop profile, with some earthy bitterness, some fresh green hops, and a healthy dose of citrusy hops. Kinda funky, but not awful. Pretty one dimensional but also pretty damn drinkable.
Mouth has some crazy carbonation... vibrantly fizzy... not so much as to detract from the overall brew, but almost. Astringent bitterness lingers.
All in all, this isn't one I'd particularly seek out, but it's a solid six-pack IPA that drinks easily and certainly doesn't break the bank. Surprisingly hoppy and bitter. One to drink without abandon. It's a good burrito or pizza beer, and the price point is solid enough I know i'll be buying more.
04-07-2011 19:17:28 | More by djeucalyptus
3.85/5 rDev +25.4%
flowery aromatic smell is the best feature of this brew. i didnt get a chance to pour it, drank it straight from the bottle, so the appearance was markd by a 3. im really happy Henry's came out with this IPA, a new turn to an affordable beer. right on Henry, thanks again...
04-07-2011 05:04:15 | More by wstuart
3.88/5 rDev +26.4%
it's back in stores in eugene oregon and will be available as a year round selection!... as of april 2011. i first tried this beer during the summer of 2008 and loved it, as IPAs are my favorite during the summer. it's not as nearly as bad as a macro but not quite as good as more expensive micros, but that's what is great about it... coming in at under $6 per six pack and sales on 12 packs for $11, it's a really great intro to IPAs.
i probably be drinking this all summer after exercising or mowing the lawn during the weekends. and according to the press release (google it), it's supposed to be available on draft in may. this is my favorite henry's beer.
04-06-2011 06:02:51 | More by ebayOfPigs
3.98/5 rDev +29.6%
In the end this is what really happened... Miller made the dicision to drop this label and make Lat 44 aka Latitude 44, which is basically the location of Eugene Oregon to better market the beer for Oregonians that like micro-brews but it failed and now it's gone. I think this sucks because Henry makes some good beer but they have no IPA and this would hev been a great addition to their label but now it's gone. The reason I mark this as on-tap because that is the only way they marketed the beer when it was called Lat 44.
03-04-2010 00:53:01 | More by Lucs
3.55/5 rDev +15.6%
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.
11-24-2008 23:39:41 | More by Spikester
3.73/5 rDev +21.5%
Pours a clear, golden orange with a thin white head. Aroma was light, but good. Smells of hops, a lot of citruis. Taste has a lot of hops with a minor bitterness. Aftertaste has some hops but very "wheaty." Good texture, good flavor this would make a good session beer.
10-21-2008 00:53:35 | More by tbeck
3.03/5 rDev -1.3%
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
10-01-2008 00:38:33 | More by deereless
3.85/5 rDev +25.4%
poured into my favorite rainier beer pint glass
appearance is a translucent pale copper, like an uncirculated penny if i could see through it. decent head with an attractive lacing which remained as i made my way down the glass.
smell is of florally hops and faint citrusy fruit
taste far surpassed expectations. complex, if slightly unbalanced, but lingers long enough to appreciate the array of flavors present. lighter than your average IPA but this is one delicious brew. and i can usually find this for $9.99 a 12 pack? i'm sold!
this beer is highly drinkable. i find it hard to have just one.
highly recommended to APA fans but IPA traditionalists may find this one to be a bit lacking
07-23-2008 18:52:59 | More by johnmcgee88
3.58/5 rDev +16.6%
This is a good low priced NW IPA, I paid around $6.00/six -- great price really. Pours a nice healthy head that sticks around to the bottom. Not much aroma, bready with a hint of a skunk. The bitterness is just right -- not too much bite but this is supposed to be an IPA right? I really enjoy this beer -- refreshing and clean tasting. This is Henry's best so far.
06-22-2008 00:54:50 | More by jkdrummer
3.35/5 rDev +9.1%
12oz bottle from a 12-pk purchased at a local supermarket for $8.99. No freshness date, though "07218 D30141" is printed on the neck.
Poured a pale copper color, with two inches of sudsy white foam perched on top. Lots of bubbles could be seen rocketing skyward within the glass. Sheets of lace cling to the sides of the glass. Darken this up just a wee bit and this'd be one hell of a looker of an IPA.
Bitter, herbal hoppy scents are what jumps out at the nostrils first, but there's also a bready, mildly sweet maltiness that is dialed up too high for an IPA. Needs more balance.
Like in the nose, the herbal bitterness is what jumps out at the tastebuds. The balance seems a little better here, though. It still doesn't quite taste like an IPA though. More like an agressively hopped mass-market attempt at a pale ale. Viewed in that light, it;s not half bad.
The body is somewhere between light and medium, with a mouthfeel that is slightly oily but more watery than I would expect for an IPA
I think this answers the question, "What would a macro beer taste like if they put hops into it in a real quantity?" The style police will not be happy with this beer, and I'd never rank it with any IPAs I choose to regularly drink. But as a hoppy cheap beer, it works. When I need cheap, undemanding beer, this will definitely be considered.
04-22-2008 04:56:09 | More by woemad
3.68/5 rDev +19.9%
color is a pale orange actually more of a light rust, which when compared to even "light" ipa's is really pale
the smell is a little better some hops actually present but also present is the odd smell weinhard's beer produces
the taste is not bad hops and malt are both present, but once again it has the taste of a weinhard's beer of which i have drank every type and quite a few of them before i discovered craft brews
this beer is very thin but well carbonated
the drink ability of this beer is awesome for a few reasons the first
and most important is that it is a decent beer for an extremely cheap price $5.00 a six pack about $3.00/4.00 cheaper than (local) redhook,pyramid, or Bridgeport ipa's. The next is that this is a beer for the masses so it is basically drinkable no matter what your
pallet level is
04-01-2008 03:21:29 | More by peck95
3.43/5 rDev +11.7%
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.
03-31-2008 00:28:05 | More by RJLarse
2.93/5 rDev -4.6%
12 oz bottle. Darker golden, orange. White head that leaves a thick lace on the glass. Slightly hoppy aroma, less of a scent than I expected. Somewhat grassy nose. Flavor starts of with a nice balance that is brought around to the hops pretty quickly. Long lingering bitter hop flavor. There is some harsher bitterness that I don't like. I'm not sure what hop left that, but it's there.
I was curious what the hops were...lo-and behold the henry's site lists: US Challenger, Cascade, Simcoe, and Summit Hops.
03-15-2008 21:27:31 | More by Dubbercody
3.55/5 rDev +15.6%
12 oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Nice light bronze color, good clarity, and a 1 finger head. Active carbonation is evident.
Nose is hoppy enough I suppose, but more earthy than you would expect for something with Simcoe and Chinook in it.
Pretty strait forward in taste...an initial spat of hop bitterness followed by toasted grain. Very biscuit-like. It's not complex, but it's a tried and true formula.
Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side...with all the carbonation it's a little distracting from the beer itself. Nothing a quick swirl won't cure, though.
Overall it's a decent beer, given the price range it makes for a good value. I certain enjoyed it with my peppery mashed potatoes. I'm not sure about calling this an IPA, though. Seems more like an amber to me. That's not to say it's a bad beer, only to say don't expect a hop bomb.
03-08-2008 10:10:39 | More by 1whiskey
3.65/5 rDev +18.9%
New one from Henry's Typical orange colour of an IPA with a nice enough looking slightly off-white head. Aroma is certainlly hoppy but really doesnt grab your attention, there is in fact a little unpleasantness underneath, but i had tio strain to catch it..so OK. Flavour is quite OK the hopping isnt too agressive and there is a nice enough complmentary semi-sweet maltiness, in deed the hops coat the tongue near the end, not bad. I liked the palate on this beer,not really watery but easy to drink, nice lingering hoppy after taste. Not bad at all at this price range ( under $10 a 12 pack). I am rather enjoying it. A good lighter IPA for the hotter months ( its is a Spring/Summer release). Overall excellent value for money.
03-05-2008 04:37:45 | More by Reidrover
Henry Weinhard's Woodland Pass IPA from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
71 out of 100 based on 522 ratings.