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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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Reviews: 142
Hads: 554
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 3
Gots: 34 | 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 DrinkMoreBigBeers
3.21/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has a best before date of Dec 3 2012. Almost expired!

A - Poured out a frothy three finger off white yellowish head that stuck around for a few minutes till dissipating down. This brew is clear with a light golden color and appears well carbonated. Looks like a nice IPA.

S - Light hops off the start that smell of pine, grass, and mostly caramel malt. Pretty light aroma here with the caramel malts taking over.

T - This one taste like the hops have really faded in it, with more earth flavor then pine. However slight pine bitterness builds the more I drink it, with a balance of caramel malt in it. Bland but still pleasant.

M - Medium bodied soft and nicely carbonated in the mouth. Drinks really easy.

O - This beer is not bad for the price and it has a date on the bottle, an easy drinker but has nothing that really sets it apart to make it special. A safe IPA that you could introduce to a newbie to IPA's. Not one I would recommend to a craft beer enthusiast but for a free beer I would not turn it down. Cheers! (1,030 characters)

Photo of daliandragon
3.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a twelve of this on a whim at the local supermarket. It is a new arrival in the area as far as I can tell. Pours golden with a decent but temporary head. Nose is balanced with heavy floral, herbal and yeast tones along with some caramel malt.

Not a classic IPA flavor or tone; this is balanced and much more reminiscent of an ESB or English IPA. Plenty of flavor, although the trend is more toward balance than bitterness. I get a splash of citrus and herbal hops, but none of that pine woodlands withing that I expect from a west coast IPA. Caramel, toffee, and biscuit notes add some complexity. Not a bad drinking beer, but hardcore hopheads will be disappointed. (678 characters)

Photo of Mojo
3.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours up a pale copper with an off white one finger head and lots of delicate spider web like lacing on the glass. The smell is floral, grasses, and citrus. Taste is a little bit of sweet orange on the front and the usual hoppy grapefruit finish. Mouthfeel is sort of medium but the aftertaste, while mild could be better. It's not bad, but there are better IPAs out there. (383 characters)

Photo of waldoiverson
2.8/5  rDev -11.7%
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. (430 characters)

Photo of stakem
3.28/5  rDev +3.5%
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. (1,533 characters)

Photo of Strix
3.06/5  rDev -3.5%
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. (428 characters)

Photo of patpbr
2.8/5  rDev -11.7%
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. (278 characters)

Photo of russpowell
2.59/5  rDev -18.3%
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 (555 characters)

Photo of brewwhat
2.16/5  rDev -31.9%
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. (351 characters)

Photo of buschbeer
2.93/5  rDev -7.6%
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. (449 characters)

Photo of tempest
2.96/5  rDev -6.6%
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. (330 characters)

Photo of Brad007
2.83/5  rDev -10.7%
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. (541 characters)

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.16/5  rDev -0.3%
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. (1,025 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
2.97/5  rDev -6.3%
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. (403 characters)

Photo of Brenden
3.08/5  rDev -2.8%
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. (991 characters)

Photo of Brouwerij
2.8/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear, golden color. Two finger white head after a hard pour, dissipates to a rocky white cap after a few minutes. Decent lacing.

Smell: Floral tones, you can definitely smell the cascade hops.

Taste: Relatively mild hop profile. A bit of maltiness. Mildly bitter finish that lingers for a bit.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and good carbonation.

Overall: A decent IPA, not particularly strong or hoppy. Overall a drinkable IPA that probably won't satisfy hop heads. (517 characters)

Photo of hosehead83
3.83/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass
Clear copper in color, with a big, off-white head of foam.
Aroma-Faint toasted malt and floral notes
Taste-"soft' herbal hops, subtle caramel and toasted malt. A nice "entry-level" IPA. Easy drinking "burger brew". (268 characters)

Photo of emerge077
3.06/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best by date "Dec 03 12" so roughly 2 months in code. Served cool in a tulip glass."Brewed in Milwaukee, WI" (by Miller).

Glowing high clarity orange, slow rising plume of slow carbonation. Lasting skim on the surface, initial head of two fingers width of foam. Drippy broken halo of delicate lace, though it doesn't remain too long.

Mild bready malt aroma and some mild grassy herbal hops in there somewhere, certainly not assertive.

Vague citrus from the Cascade (according to the label) and some lightly bready pale malt. Lightly bitter aftertaste, though fairly mild. Somewhat thin feeling, but ok overall. A little rough around the edges, light presence of alcohol. Might try a fresher single to compare down the road, it's a decent "mild IPA" or more accurately an American Pale Ale. A training wheels pseudo craft from Miller that isn't too bad really. (864 characters)

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

Copper color. Two fingers of bone head. Nicely retained.

Muted hops and stale grain. Perhaps a bit floral with hints of citrus fruit.

Upfront bitterness and a tinge of battery acidity implies generous hopping, but the flavors are muddled. Small malt bill, too. The hop oils finish out green and somewhat minty. Hardly a showcase IPA.

Refreshing bite to the body with some gruffness to the carbonation.

Mediocre ale. Lacking flavor. Too mild, too subdued. (458 characters)

Photo of zeff80
3.52/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, amber color with a one-finger, khaki colored head of foam. It left some sudsy residue on the glass.

S - It smelled of pine and citrus with a roasty malt touch.

T - It tasted of caramel, bread crust, pine, orange pith and spices. Nice bittersweet bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a clean, dry finish.

O - This is an okay IPA. A nice option by a campfire on a chilly evening. (435 characters)

Photo of thagr81us
3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured red-orange with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, caramel, caramel hop, and bread. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, earth hop, caramel hop, and skunk. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was an average brew. Nothing really stood out on this beer for me. I’m not sure where this skunky aspect came from but I was definitely not a fan. Despite this fact there really wasn’t a whole lot going on here that would keep me coming back pint after pint if I am completely honest. Glad I got to tick it, but I doubt I will be doing so again. (742 characters)

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz twist off bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
6% ABV, DEC0312 printed on neck.

A - A virtual tornado of bubbles swirls through the beer from the pint's nucleation point. It's quite the spectacle viewed through the vibrant golden orange color. A long-lasting ivory pile of suds caps the beer and spots the pint in collars of lace.

S - A touch of caramel malt sweetness leads through the underlying pale malt base into a simply hopped and, honestly, rather boring IPA aroma. Notes of Cascade citrus and light earth emerge with just a pinch of lemongrass, but the beer's aroma isn't captivating like a good American IPA should be.

T - Woodland Pass' gentle hop additions see more light of day in flavor than aroma, but bursting at the seams, they are not. In fact, I'd admit it seems they're struggling to keep their control over the solid caramel and pale malt base this beer offers. Lemon citrus and a touch of pine needle surface but the beer's flavors remain pretty simple.

M - Medium-light bodied, this American IPA lacks what's most important in an American IPA; bold hops and bitterness. No bitterness resounds. My tongue is sad, disheartened by the lack of a lasting impression. Light citrus gives the malty beer a little crispness sure, but the faintly dry, earthy finish leaves me wanting in a big way.

O - With IPAs viewed almost as the criteria for which one (especially a hop head) critiques a brewery, it seems odd for such a plain beer to be Weinhard's IPA. "A full-hop IPA" the label exclaims, it's hard to imagine this being anything more than a basic American Pale Ale, and a mild one at that. Not hop forward, virtually no distinguishable no bitterness, this beer isn't insulting but it's certainly not good, either. (1,757 characters)

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle purchased at Market Basket for $5 per sixpack. Pours an amber body with a thin film of khaki-colored head. Lemon and grassy hops with just a note of bread in the aroma. Lemon, grapefruit, grass, herbs, and bread and caramel notes in the background. Light to medium in body with moderate carbonation. Not bad overall. Better than I expected. An easy drinking pleasant IPA. (383 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
3.53/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by Dec 3, 2012.

It pours a clear deep gold with close to a 2 finger head of foam.

The smell is very hoppy, they mention cascade hops on the label and they are certainly there. There's a malt presence as well..some sweet notes that brings balance to the nose.

The taste starts off rather bitter, turns slightly sweetish mid palate, and turns bitter again in the finish. It has a pleasing bitter aftertaste.

This is pretty much a no frills IPA and is very drinkable. I like it and the price I paid for it. (513 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.2/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle dated 2 Dec. 2012 served in a Sam Adams lager glass.

Pours a sparkling and deep amber with a well-proportioned, creamy tan head. The head is not very durable, as is common with IPAs.

The aroma is rather subtle for style; definitely more like a pale ale. It is more flavorful than suggested by the nose, but here too it falls into the weak-for-style category. Earthy/resiny hops and not at all fruity.

M: medium body and carbonation. Slightly harsh given style and ABV. Some dryness in finish.

O: a so-so IPA, at best; better if though of as a rich APA. (573 characters)

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