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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: 555
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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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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Photo of industrialswill
3/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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Photo of welldigger888
3.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a nice orangish hue with a snow white head that faded to a ring of bubbles quickly. Some lacing is present but weak.

A light sweetness and very light citrus hop aroma.

An even malt to citrus balance that shines nowhere, maybe fresh the aroma and taste do better.

Medium to light bodied, very good approachable brew. Nothing stands out though.

Well at 75 cent a brew it is worth a try, not bad to have on hand. Much better examples exist but hey I got a 12er for $9.

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Photo of deereless
3.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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

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Photo of emerge077
3.06/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Photo of Strix
3.06/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Photo of Brenden
3.08/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of tigg924
3.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap at TBones--Plymouth--served into a pint glass

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, golden-brown in color, clear, low carbonation

Smell: citrus and soapy hops

Taste: caramel, husk, citrus and soapy hops

Mouthfeel: sweet start with a light bitter middle and a stronger bitter end, light bodied, moderate carbonation

Overall: An average if not slightly timid IPA that drinks a bit more like a strong pale ale. This is not a beer I would turn down, but not one I would go out of my way for either.

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Photo of beertunes
3.1/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Photo of orcsinspace
3.14/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer is a very earthy and mild IPA. Not what I was expecting at all, but not totally terrible. It is really drinkable, but the IPA bite that I was expecting is more of an aftertaste than anything else.

This is the most neutral beer that I have ever had. That is not really a good or bad thing, but I prefer for IPAs to be bold and rich. Saying that, I would not classify this as watered down, but it is very different. If you tried this as your first IPA, you would be very confused about the style if you tried another. This beer comes off as an IPA for someone with intense brand loyalty,and someone that would only drink this beer--this is not an attribute that I imagine for any IPA.

As with the other Henry Weinhard beer I had, this one really features cascade hops, which is a huge plus for me. I find this beer to be a really decent quality for what it is, and that is also a huge plus for me.

Overall, this is a beer that I would recommend, especially for people that either hate the IPA style, or people that want a beer on hand at a cookout that is more accessible than many IPA brews. I love the IPA style, and this in no way revolutionizes it, but it is not bad at all, and seems to be a decent beer.

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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.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.17/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Small white head quickly dies to a decent bubble filled lacing above a clear bright copper golden colored beer.

Very light slightly citrusy hops aroma.

Light bittering effect with this light citrusy hops tasting beer that has just a touch of some malts contained within it.

Light drying aftertaste with just a touch of the citrus sticking around with this light to medium bodied IPA.

I kind of liked the bittering dry aftertaste, even way more so than the beer itself, pretty weird.

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Photo of obrike
3.17/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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Photo of thatruth
3.19/5  rDev +1.3%
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

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Photo of chinchill
3.2/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.2/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep, clean amber. Huge, off-white head of carbonation. Lovely lace, too.

Nose is adjunct grains and some citrus hops. Not altogether terrible, but not quite there, either…

Taste is heavily malted, but with some hops notes most definitely popping through, I get a dry, vegetal, oily citrus hops finish. Overall, not too impressive for an American IPA, but as a pale ale or English IPA, this one covers most of it's bases.

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Photo of Zorro
3.2/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Clear orangeish amber colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells malty and hoppy with a north western style hop aroma. Soda cracker malt with some grapefruit and some tea aromas.

Starts out sweet with a wood taste and a strong tea flavor. Mildly grassy with a mild grapefruit flavor.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall just an average beer.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.2/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Henry Weinhard's Woodland Pass IpA

LOOK: Clear orange colored brew with a white froth and some lace.

SMELL: Pine, herbed bread, spruce and a vague malt sweetness.

TASTE : Mildly hoppy with some pine and grapefruit notes. Mild sweetness from the malts and this comes forth with a mild leafy bitterness. Herbs, earthy hops and a light peppery character. Small caramel malt backbone. Resinous hops and all due bitterness.

FEEL: Medium bodied, crisp, with a dry hop bite. Leaves resinous flavors on the palate.

OVERALL : Not a bad beer, very mild, but hoppy enough to carry the flavor. Pretty decent option for the price, actually pretty solid for a session beer.

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Photo of Tomhet
3.2/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I can get this for $5 a six-pack, making this a great alternative for your average American adjunct lager during a night of drinking with friends. An inoffensive, if not refreshing IPA (more of a pale ale) that works best when consumed in double-digit quantities over the span of a night in good company.

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Photo of DrinkMoreBigBeers
3.21/5  rDev +1.9%
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!

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Photo of barczar
3.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy copper with a dense one inch cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving sheets of lacing.

Bready, sweet, toasted caramel malt and a hint of dank and citrus hops form the aroma.

The flavor is dominated by toasted malt, bready at the finish, but more caramel early. Citrus is secondary, underlying the malt flavor. Nondescript citrus and a bit of a metallic flavor switch things up a bit. The finish is slightly bitter.

Body is a touch watery, with moderate carbonation and a bite of astringency at the finish.

A bit lacking in hop character, both bittering and flavoring.

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Photo of tdm168
3.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - see through caramel amber with a light, white head

S - faint citrus, faint crystal malts

T - faint bread, faint citrus, lightly spicy hops

M - light to medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a rather disappointing IPA. Nothing about this beer is forward or very pronounced. The body is a bit too light. The flavor is too subdued with a mediocre hop character. There just isn't here that makes me want to ever try this again.

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Photo of mactrail
3.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a handsome amber in the big goblet, even has the orange IPA cast. A decent foam settles to a persistent swirl. Plenty of carbonation on the tongue. A nice tang of fruit in the nose.

Starts out malty and toasty. Finally some hops begin to show up. A touch of resins and a very shy bitterness gradually takes over. The malt is slightly roasted, with warm flavors. This certainly lacks the acidic punch of many aggressive IPAs. This is just a more timid sort of brew. Apparently there's not a category for American Adjunct IPA. However, in these days of tongue-buckling hop monsters, it's a well-made pleasant quaff playing in a dangerous neighborhood.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.23/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and somewhat medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average IPA but it's drinkable and cheap.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.23/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, pours a crystal clear golden-amber color topped with a fluffy white head; decent retention, minimal lace. Aromas are floral hop, lager yeast (?), grain, caramel, metallic, a little soapy, which I find cascade hops to smell & taste like (no pun with the name). Tastes are toasted grain, light caramel, floral cascade hops glow from beginning to finish with a semi-bitter ending. Mouth-feel is thin to medium bodied, pleasant carbonation. Overall, pretty good, but seems to be lacking something. Probably wouldn't bother with it again.

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