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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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Ratings: 536
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 19.54%
Wants: 2
Gots: 25 | 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 edwardkersh
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

edwardkersh, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of TrojanWheels
3/5  rDev -2.3%

TrojanWheels, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of jsprain1
2.83/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- Golden-copper color, light head, pretty clear. Minimal lacing.
S- Smell is pine, and a bit of sweet malt. Mild aroma for the style.
T- It has a kick of bitterness, but there is not much flavor that accompanies it. Light pine and citrus, with just a touch of pale malt, but it seems to be just a vehicle for bitterness.
M- Light body, high carb, bitter finish.
O- I like the bitter kick that many IPA's provide, but there has to be flavor that comes with. That's not the case here. Simply a bitter beer.

jsprain1, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of gkunkle
3.9/5  rDev +27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light copper color with a 1/2 inch white head. Carbonation is visible. Head recedes to a splotchy film across my glass and leaves stringy lacing. The smell blew me away, it is sweet, grassy and floral. I almost feel that it could be described as smelling like an Oregon forest. The taste starts with a slight sweetness then I get a tangy citrus. Body is a little on the thin side but it has nice carbonation. Overall, this would be a great beer for a summer day when you don't want a full bodied IPA, but don't want to sacrifice the hops. My expectations were not high for this beer, but it really surprised me. This is really not meant to compete with inversion IPA, or Laurelwood workhorse, but I think it fits a niche of hoppy lawnmower beer.

gkunkle, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of Huffaroma
3.5/5  rDev +14%

Huffaroma, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of thatruth
3.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a 1/8" initially weak head, slippery slightly coated lacing. pours an apple cider color into a solid amber body with copper tint.

hella hoppy, piney, floral. slightest touch of citrus makes it light and pleasant on the nose.

hoppy with a tongue punch that definitely stays around. sort of sour.

metallic, robust on-bringing, hops linger on the palette for a while. wet-turned-to-dry finish.

not a bad IPA, especially at 5.50 a 6 pack (tax included).

**Date on bottle: Jan 16 12

thatruth, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of Bookseeb
3.68/5  rDev +19.9%
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.

Bookseeb, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of timtwoface
4/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really like this beer. It's cost at $6.99/six is great, and while it's hardly a stellar IPA, I think that is what makes it so appealing. It's a milder IPA but definitely has that hoppy character that I love, but it's also smooth and you could drink a couple of these in succession without feeling put-off.

It's nothing to write home about but it's definitely a great standard, regular beer that I will continue to buy stateside and sneak back up into Canada on a regular basis. Gotta love these Northwestern brews!

timtwoface, Oct 25, 2011
Photo of mjurney
2.8/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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

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

Taste:
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.

Finish:
Dry-bitter finish that lingers.

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

mjurney, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of lwillitz
3.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12-oz bottle into Samuel Smith "Tulip" pint glass

A - transparent golden amber under 2 fingers of white head; mid to high carbonation

S - citrus and spice; unimpressive

T - grass, spice, and citrus; also a malt presence; dry/bitter finish

M - medium body; above average carbonation; fairly chewy

O - a mediocre ipa

lwillitz, Aug 12, 2011
Photo of beertunes
3.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a very clear, clean light gold/yellow color with just a thin ring of white head that had low retention and light lacing.

The aroma was was a relatively mild blend of floral, pine and citrus hop notes with just a bit of malt sweetness in the background. The flavors were the same, a very mellow, subdued example of the style.

The body was a bit on the thin side of average for the style. Drinkability was was good, you can kill a sixer of these easily on a summers day. Overall, not the greatest IPA anyone has ever had, but a solid beer. At $6-7 a sixer around here this is a good pickup when you're on a budget. Worth trying.

beertunes, Aug 11, 2011
Photo of echoes
3.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a glass.

A: Pours with a thick, white, half finger-length head which sticks around stubbornly and leaves noticeable lacing. Beer is gold in color. Little bit of carbonation visible even after a while.

S: Thick on the malts & spicy hops with a citrus background. The alcohol itself can be smelled. Perhaps a bit bread-like of a scent also..

T: Grassy, spicy hops along with a strong caramel malt. Citrus is present. Spicy finish as well. Bitterness is fairly high but not out of character for an IPA.

M: Sort of syrupy. I'd say a moderate body. Pretty satisfying.

O: The bitterness (even for an IPA) was initially off-putting to me. Once I got used to it, it was easier to appreciate its other qualities. The spicy hops notes go well together with the citrus notes.
Not the best IPA I've had but it is drinkable. A nice IPA I'd say.

echoes, Jul 13, 2011
Photo of idResponse
2.25/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I'm not pouring this. I'm drinking this straight from the bottle. How many other Henry drinkers are going to bother pouring their beers? NONE! Henry drinkers get the product because it is lower priced than all the microbrews and slightly tastier than the macrobrews. It's that step between, but isn't quite right. This is not an IPA at all. I'm not tasting hops, I'm not sure what I'm tasting but it's kinda bitter and chemically... It's like I'm drinking High Fructose Hops Syrup... It's easy enough to drink though and feels okay on the mouth, but is clearly not something I would choose to repeat drinking. If you're going to bother getting a cheap IPA, somehow the Pyramid Thunderhead IPA comes a lot closer, and I really don't like Pyramid. Chalk this beer up to pretty much useless. It's going to give people a bad impression of what an IPA is supposed to be. GOOD JOB HENRY! KEEP UP THE BAD WORK!

idResponse, Jul 11, 2011
Photo of brownlderek
2.45/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

brownlderek, Jul 01, 2011
Photo of industrialswill
2.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

industrialswill, Apr 29, 2011
Photo of philbertk
2.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

philbertk, Apr 25, 2011
Photo of DrLasers
3.58/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

DrLasers, Apr 21, 2011
Photo of Azurescens
2.48/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Azurescens, Apr 16, 2011
Photo of olmatty
2.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

olmatty, Apr 09, 2011
Photo of ELN
3.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

ELN, Apr 09, 2011
Photo of djeucalyptus
3.65/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

djeucalyptus, Apr 07, 2011
Photo of wstuart
3.85/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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...

wstuart, Apr 07, 2011
Photo of ebayOfPigs
3.88/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

ebayOfPigs, Apr 06, 2011
Photo of Lucs
3.98/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Lucs, Mar 04, 2010
Henry Weinhard's Woodland Pass IPA from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.