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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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142 Reviews
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Reviews: 142
Hads: 556
Avg: 3.15
pDev: 38.41%
Wants: 3
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Reviews: 142 | Hads: 556
Photo of y2jrock60
2.61/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Dark golden with orange tones. The head formed 2 fingers thick but dissipated quickly leaving behind no lace.

S- Very sweet with a stale dry hop aroma. The aroma is not very pleasant.

T- Sweet upfront with monotone hop flavors that finish dry. It's overly sweet, almost sugar like. The hops don't lend any flavor, just a dull bitterness. They must have have only used hop oil.

M- Very light for an IPA, almost pilsner like.

O- Not very good. It's more like a pilsner than an IPA, and a lousy pilsner at that. It's extremely light and bland. It just takes like slightly bitter sugar water.

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Photo of undeadozzy
2.65/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

A - Pours a golden amber with a very thick head that dissipates but never disappears. Leaves lots of lacing all over the glass. Lots of bubbles that don't take away from the look of the beer.

S - The second I poured the beer, I could smell the hops. Overwhelming almost, but then nothing. The smell disappeared almost entirely, and I could only smell it if I got really close to the glass. Smells good regardless of the lack of IPA tang I'm used to.

T - As a beer, not bad. As an IPA, eh... Tastes like a hopped up lager, which actually tastes pretty good, but as far as IPAs go, it's that hop wallop that counts, and it just isn't here for this one...

M - Nothing special here. Smooth and creamy.

O - Not a bad IPA for the Mix-A-Six bunch at my local supermarket. By no means a bad beer, but with IPAs being one of my top two favorite styles, this kinda let me down. Still a great beer in it's own right, and would definitely drink again if I had to.

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Photo of olmatty
2.68/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

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Photo of BierStein711
2.7/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

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Photo of beeroclock
2.7/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured from bottle to pint glass. Deep copper color with very little head, even with a slightly aggressive pour at the end. Some bubbles throughout, no lacing. Not extremely fragrant, but there is some light pine and hops. Tastes of pine, malt & light caramel. The bit of carbonation helps, but not a fantastic brew. I put this at pretty average all around, but I wouldn't likely buy it again.

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Photo of jbphoto88
2.78/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

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Photo of waldoiverson
2.8/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

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Photo of mjurney
2.8/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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

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

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.

Dry-bitter finish that lingers.

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

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Photo of patpbr
2.8/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

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Photo of Brouwerij
2.8/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

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Photo of jsprain1
2.83/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

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Photo of Brad007
2.83/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

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Photo of dakotaben
2.85/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A- It was on the lighter end of the style with a good finger head of a khaki color.

S- Moderately hopped smell considering the style

T- Modest hop taste. Slight caramel and light malt tast

M - It felt like it has some body, but not too heavy

O- Drinkable and I enjoyed it, but in terms of the beers I have had of this style, I would say it is on the average side.

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Photo of KajII
2.88/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a clear orange amber with an average (1-2 finger) white pillowy head that was mostly lasting, reducing to a medium film and collar with very good sticky lacing.

The aroma was rather mild of a light grain malt, floral hops and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (orange peel).

The taste was bitter sweet and a tad malty with a touch of caramel in the beginning, and then became lightly hoppy with a bitter citrus peel ending. The flavor lasted for a decently long time following the swallow, with a bitter citrus peel taste left lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was light in body with a thin dry texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall this was a decent enough IPA with a light bitter hoppy taste and an easy drinkability. This brew would be fine on a hot summer’s day, when you’re looking for something that was light and refreshing...


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Photo of NiceTaps
2.91/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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Photo of Dubbercody
2.91/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of buschbeer
2.93/5  rDev -7%
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.

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Photo of CaptainSloose
2.94/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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Photo of tempest
2.96/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of jlindros
2.96/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of curasowa
2.96/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear, light copper color with one finger of head that fades to a ring

Aroma: Toasted, bready malt and floral hop aroma with some sharpness from the carbonation.

Taste: Medium bodied up front with some toasted malt before the rush of bitterness takes over. The bitterness is grainy, slightly spicy and a bit harsh and there's a fair amount of carbonation that prickles the tongue. The finish is fast, thin and fairly clean, with only a touch of lingering bitterness.

The Rest: A fairly one-dimensional and unremarkable IPA. Probably wouldn't get this again.

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Photo of thecheapies
2.96/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.97/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

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Photo of thagr81us
3/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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