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 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)

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

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear copper color with a white head that settles to a layer leaving hints of thin lace.

S - kind of malty with some earthy aromas.

T - malty sweet upfront with flowery/earthy bitterness on the finish.

F - medium bodied with a smooth feel.

O - just another IPA. (315 characters)

Photo of johnnnniee
3.33/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

New to NH, this seems to be an old school brand, but I've not heard of it before, points off for screw top bottles. Pours a medium copper color with a decent white head that slowly fades to a cap on top. the aroma is a bit earthy and piney with a mineral like aroma and hints of bread and caramel. The flavor is sweet and malty with lots of bread and caramel. The hops poke through and hit us with lots of onion and garlic. Sweet lingering sugary finish. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. This is not bad its certainly easy enough to drink, but its certainly nothing exciting either. (627 characters)

Photo of Lawl3ss
2.6/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Chilled 12 oz. twist-off stubby into a shaker pint. bottling date reads 6.3.2012.

Look- Clear medium amber with two fingers of crackly white head. Decent retention, lacing looks promising to start but I end up with a just-about squeaky clean glass.

Smell- Soft cedar and brown sugar. Swirling brings out a sharper astringent muskiness and the whole thing takes in a more nougaty character as it warms. Somewhat subdued and sweet, but pleasant enough.

Taste- Yergh. Toasted oyster cracker, sugar, musky/skunky hops, grassy, vaguely buttery. It really tastes like a (poorly) hopped adjunct lager. Finishes with a persistent burnt wet grass flavor. Not a fan. The lingering black pepper and basil aftertaste is unexpected and unwelcome,.

Mouthfeel- Thin, moderate carbonation, fairly crisp. Dry finish, decent drinkability, actually a bit boozy as it warms.

Overall- Perhaps I'm being harsh with my rating; it's certainly drinkable, but $1/12 oz. is about twice what I'd be willing to pay for this, and there are simply too many other excellent similarly priced IPAs on the market to spend my time and money on this. (1,120 characters)

Photo of justaholic
2.04/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

i had to rate this one low it was just too far outa style for an ipa if u ask me it was supposed to show case citra ,summitt,and 48 lattitude cascade which i believe is argentine or new zealand cascade but ye i could not taste even the slightest hop aroma or bitterness for that fact to me this tasted like a dryhopped lager i hate lagger no flavor to them nor was there in this beer i have to say color was pretty nice hue of golden red and it was carbed well i guess but i dont even think its bitter enough to be called a regular pale ale should be called a dryhopped lager like beer i cant imagine they used ale yeast when brewing this very kolsch like brew im bummed i wasnt able to taste the great blend of hops they claim to use maybe they could tripple the amount of hops and would have a descent ipa maybe closer to a english pale ale (842 characters)

Photo of plaid75
4.1/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draft at The Good Life, Massapequa Park, NY.

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured piney hops with a light soft caramel.

The taste consisted of an upfront piney and citric hop with a pleasant doughy round malt.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a very tasty and highly quaffable IPA. I think this beer suffers from the competition of the West Coast. (459 characters)

Photo of obrike
3.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

My wife picked this up for me...bless her, she saw "IPA" and got it.

Not the best looking IPA in the world...a very light orange...short lived head that leaves no lacing at all.

Getting a slight whiff of sweet malt...maybe cinammon...and some grassy hops...quite buried, but there.

Taste is a bit of a letdown. Follows nose but with an odd aftertaste...almost sour. Quite carbonated and very easy to chug, but not sure if i really want to. This is not a beer I'd buy if I saw it again. (488 characters)

Photo of BDIMike
3.67/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark golden, amber color. A good amount of carbonation with a sticky white head that laces down the glass all the way down the drink.
Smell is very nice. Definitely a stereotypical Oregon IPA. Hop dominated with smells of flower and orangey citrus.
Taste has a good balance to it. Subtle hop notes linger on the tongue with tastes of Oregon hops. Flowery and piney hops.
Mouthfeel is nice. A good thickness, but very smooth at the same time.
Drinkability is good because of a nice balance of tastes. Nothing crazy or special going on here. However, if you have a buddy who doesn't like craft beers or thinks IPAs are "skunky" get a 6 pack of this beer for them. A great IPA to convert the masses. (705 characters)

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.52/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear, brilliant golden orange with a white finger width head. Average retention leaves behind a thin, semi-sticky lacing.

Smell - Earthy, peppery tones. Floral hops.

Taste - Earthy, grainy malts upfront. A touch of peppery spice. Citrus hops kick in soon after and become the dominant force. Aftertaste is mild orange peel.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Carbonation is a tad on the low side. Fairly smooth.

Overall - This IPA won't win any awards, but offers more than one should expect considering the price point. Similar to their Private Reserve, but with a more noticeable amount of citrus hop bitterness that holds well into the aftertaste. (677 characters)

Photo of jbphoto88
2.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This IPA pours a warm golden yellow just shy of what I think a good IPA should look like. The head is fizzy and deflated, fading quickly to a thin skim of bubbles. Average start.

The nose isn't much better. It's a mix of grains and muted hops with a subtle hint of wet dog. Not a great scent and really not much of a discernible profile.

Taste is slightly better then the nose but just barely. The malts carry the weight of the flavor profile but there isn't much of a hop taste. Boo! The wet dog is there but not as apparent as in the noses. This is a not a great beer.

Mouthfeel is by far the best part and still far from my favorites. Finally the hops come through with a little, and I mean little pinch and bitterness. This is just an ok beer and one I would probably cook with but not look forward to drinking again. (824 characters)

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

(Shortened) I’m curious to see how Henry did with an IPA, hopefully it’s better than their other stuff. Pours about a one finger head into my standard pint glass. The head is somewhat soapy looking, mostly small bubbles, but some medium sized ones in here as well. The lacing looks like it might be decent, but I will have to wait until I get down the glass to know for sure. Head retention isn’t bad, I still have two fifths of the head left. The body is a dark orange color, with some amber and yellow in it. Frankly the color is what the color of an IPA should be, but it looks nothing like an IPA because it’s so damn see through. I have never seen an IPA that is this see through, I mean it might as well be a lager, shameful. On top of that the carbonation looks through the roof, especially for an IPA. I mean overall the beer doesn’t look bad, and if it was another style I would probably say it looks pretty good, but this is an IPA…and it’s just not cutting it for a top style of beer like an IPA. Now the smell is funny because it reminds me a lot of Full Sail. I know that Henry Weinhards is now partially owned, or partially brewed, or both – by Full Sail. I also know that this IPA is somewhat knew, so did they just slap a different label on the same beer? One can only wonder. Anyways, it smells an awful lot like Full Sails beers, and in particular Full Sails IPA. Now the first thing this means is that it for sure smells better than any other Henry Weinhards beer I have had to date. It also means that it should be graded very closely to the way I graded Full Sails IPA. I think 2.5 is a little bit low for the aroma on this beer (that’s what I gave Full Sail’s IPA), I’m not saying this beer smells better than the Full Sail, but beer preferences and palates change day to day, week to week, month to month, etc, etc, for any number of reasons. So perhaps I graded the Full Sail a little low, or maybe I’m just in a different mood today. Either way I think I’m going to give this beer a 3 for aroma, and crap I haven’t told you a thing about the smell, so I’ll explain why I’m giving it that grade. The first thing I notice is that distinct Full sail smell. Then I get a nice sweet malt note, very light on the nose, perhaps a darker malt than used in most IPA’s though, it almost reminds me of the way they hop and malt Sam Adams Boston Lager. The hops are there and are nice, they are for sure not nearly enough for an IPA, which is why it’s only getting a 3, but it’s a nice smell none the less. Somewhat spicy perhaps, not really citrucy, piny or floral. Overall a very small smell and that is a big reason why it’s only getting a 3, but it’s still a nice smell, and a nice balance. Well the taste is ok, pretty much what I expected, but hey at least it’s not less than what I expected. You get that IPA hop taste, they for sure used the right hops, I can at least say that. However, the level of hops is just way low, for sure more of an pale ale level of bitterness. The malts are sweeter than in most IPA’s, and they have more of a caramel taste to it, leaving me to believe it’s a somewhat different hop than most breweries use. I commend them for uniqueness, but that doesn’t make up for skimping out on hops. Pretty sweet beer overall. Really it’s a nicely balanced beer, it has a nice hop taste and an equally nice malt taste, and the malt taste is unique for IPA’s. Maybe a little spice in here too. Like I said on the smell no floral, citrus or pine. I mean…my only real problem with this beer is that it’s not the right taste for the style, other than that it’s a nice sessionable beer. I’m going to give it a 3.5, but let it be known that I am being pretty generous because this would probably be a 3.5 even if it was labeled as a pale ale. The mouthfeel is very lively, nice hoppy feel in the mouth, as well as a nice carbonated feel. The carbonation isn’t as high as I thought it would be. It’s more of a subtle, small bubbled carbonation. Still, it is very lively. I really don’t know what level of carbonation I would say this is at because it’s pretty unique and weird, it’s lively, but small bubbles, and it’s carbonated, but not over carbonated. I’ll just say medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is slightly light for an IPA, but for Henry it’s not that bad. Overall it’s really not a bad mouthfeel, could use a slightly thicker body, and a less confusing carbonation, but not bad overall. The drinkability is VERY nice for this beer, maybe it’s best attribute. It’s not a heavy beer, the mouthfeel is unfortunately smaller than I would like, but that makes it a light beer to drink. On top of that it’s a low ABV, and it’s tasty. Like I said previously, it’s a nice session beer, verrry good drinkability. Overall this beer isn’t bad at all, not amazing, and for sure not a very good IPA. However, it’s a decent beer overall, and I haven’t had a decent beer in a while (since I haven’t been drinking anything but Henry) (5,059 characters)

Photo of jsprain1
2.83/5  rDev -10.7%
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. (505 characters)

Photo of gkunkle
3.94/5  rDev +24.3%
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. (753 characters)

Photo of thatruth
3.19/5  rDev +0.6%
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 (491 characters)

Photo of Bookseeb
3.68/5  rDev +16.1%
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. (355 characters)

Photo of timtwoface
4/5  rDev +26.2%
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! (517 characters)

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