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Henry Weinhard's Woodland Pass IPA - Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.

Henry Weinhard's Woodland Pass IPAHenry Weinhard's Woodland Pass IPA

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Ratings: 500
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 19.54%


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:
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(Beer added by: Reidrover on 03-05-2008)
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jlindros

Massachusetts

2.98/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 22:55:42 | More by jlindros
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.18/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Passin' through the woods to tap some IPA. Or so the legend goes... Yeah, anyway, this stuff pours a clear blonde topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises sweet perfume, light wheat, light biscuit, and a hint of what may or may not be grass. Wow, this is sad. No word-mincing here, folks. The taste holds notes of mild caramel, very light pine resin, and a hint of lemon rind. Man, this tastes more like a really bland wit or something than anything resembling an IPA of any substance or worth. I'm sure at least A hop was tossed into the kettle, but anything beyond that is mere speculation based on the label text that apparently calls this stuff an "IPA". The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly drying finish. Overall, this is a pathetic little "IPA", one that exists in the style only because the label says so. ...And that's really all I can say about this bland nonsense.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 08:09:19 | More by TMoney2591
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

2.05/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Tarnished orange with a brilliant clarity shows a light mention of slow steady carbonation rise. Sturdy, frothy 1 finger head is eggshell white in coloring and bready in texture. Thin film lace is nothing to write home about.

S: Caramel sweetness on the nose is light with a background of musky citrus hops. Aromatic level is very light and mundane, nothing that will make your nose hairs stand at attention, perhaps more of a pale lager. Fresh green leaves and a toasty freshness is faint but recognizable. but as anykind of ipa it truely is lackluster.

T: Flavor was clean, the malt base a bit reminensce of thier northwest style lager with a touch of speciality grains. Slight bump of cascade hops but hardly lager level let alone ipa level of respectfullness. Fresh forest tones of greenery and hops, slight toasted breadiness with some off metallic ting. Abit boring as such, light, bland with a faint detection of pine.

M: Light body, a bit watery with some caramel but lackluster in its feel and carbonation factor. a lazy lay on the tongue with some sour caramel twang coming on the swallow and a hint of silty residual coating.

O: Overall its their private reserve lager recipe with some specialty grains and a bump of cascade hops which makes this only marginable better by comparison but somewhat worse by style. Again more for the pseudo-craft crowd, and will surely dissappoint those looking for a good hopilicious ipa.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 23:40:36 | More by beerthulhu
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khooke

California

1.6/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: golden, straw yellow, 1 finger head, tight/thick foam. some lacing on sides of glass, disperses quickly

S: not much of an aroma, very feint maltiness

T: nothing very pronounced or noticeable. some hint of hoppiness, but not forward or prominent. Not typical of an American IPA.

M: noticeable carbonation on tongue initially, disperses quickly

Overall: not a memorable beer. It's not offensive or unpleasant, it just doesn't have much going for it in character. It's drinkable, but it doesn't stand up to the plenty of other great examples of American IPA style that are far more enjoyable than this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 02:06:17 | More by khooke
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 00:38:38 | More by twiggamortis420
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Freshness date of December 31 '12

Pours deep golden with a thin white head that stays, leaving some lacing.

The smell is of floral/fruity notes with some bready notes. Mild, but pleasant.

The taste is on the thin side for the style. Still, it is pleasant and "inoffensive" enough. Some floral, hoppy spicing with a bit of caramel. Mild alcohol noticeable in the somewhat chalky, dry finish.

The feel is thin, but has enough to it to hold it together. Medium carbonation.

Fits the style well enough. Nothing great compared to others of its kind, but a decent enough easy-drinking, mild IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 21:35:47 | More by jwc215
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.18/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Henry Weinhard’s Woodland Pass IPA has a thick, soapy, cream-colored head and a hazy (which gets more hazy upon swishing the bottle), bubbly, orange appearance. Lacing is quite pronounced. The aroma is of bread, bread crust, and hop oil, and the flavor is sweet, bready, and has a mild hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Henry Weinhard’s Woodland Pass IPA finishes semi-dry, mellow, and quite drinkable. Overall, this is a very good beer.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 16:25:52 | More by RonaldTheriot
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nUgZ

North Carolina

2.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a mostly clear golden color with a 1 finger head and faint lacing.

S: Not much in the nose other than some faint hops and alcohol.

T: Pretty basic taste. Malts with a little bit of caramel. Not much of an IPA.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: I was not impressed. Glad I didn't buy a 6 pack.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 01:57:04 | More by nUgZ
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DRyan

Texas

2.48/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I was really underwhelmed with this one. It was a basic golden color, just a little richer than a Budweiser or some such bs beer. The hops were pretty lacking in both the aroma and the taste. Really, if it didn't say "IPA" on the label, I never would have placed it as such. Not horrible, but not good in any way!

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 00:15:33 | More by DRyan
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, earthy hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty malt character that is followed by mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. The hops presence is strong but not over-powering. However there isn’t much balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s not a bad beer but there are many others in the style that I would choose first.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 02:31:44 | More by TheManiacalOne
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YeastWrangler88

Illinois

2.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams Pint glass:

Appearance: pale straw with some amber color, slighlty hazy.

Aroma: not too much aroma, some grassy hops, and some pale malt smells. Some "off sweetness" not sure if its DMS or diacetyl or a little of both, but something smells a little off.

Flavor: moderately bitter front, not a REALLY bitter IPA, malt is caramely sweet, but not very "deep" or round, just kind of straight forward caramel with maybe, just a touch of crystalized malt. And then some grassy flavor from the hops, which im thinking is due to the grassyness i picked up in the aroma.

Overall: kind of a boring IPA, id like to see some more flavors to balance everything out, its pretty black and white. Cascade hops through and through and malt flavor is pretty neutral, i personally like complex IPAs, that use hops to enhance flavor aroma and even the malt through bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 01:30:18 | More by YeastWrangler88
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 21:15:50 | More by Stinkypuss
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DrinkMoreBigBeers

Michigan

3.2/5  rDev +4.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 22:48:50 | More by DrinkMoreBigBeers
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daliandragon

North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 01:40:10 | More by daliandragon
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Mojo

Alabama

3.63/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 05:54:47 | More by Mojo
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waldoiverson

Texas

2.78/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 17:22:24 | More by waldoiverson
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 05:29:21 | More by stakem
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Strix

Wisconsin

3.05/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 00:44:01 | More by Strix
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patpbr

Ohio

2.78/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 02:02:56 | More by patpbr
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russpowell

Oklahoma

2.58/5  rDev -16%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 06:42:56 | More by russpowell
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brewwhat

Tennessee

2.15/5  rDev -30%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 00:27:40 | More by brewwhat
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buschbeer

Ohio

2.93/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 14:54:11 | More by buschbeer
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tempest

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 23:22:15 | More by tempest
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Brad007

Vermont

2.8/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 23:13:20 | More by Brad007
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.15/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 04:00:03 | More by ryan1788a5
Henry Weinhard's Woodland Pass IPA from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
71 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.