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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Reidrover on 03-05-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
143
Ratings:
559
Avg:
3.15
pDev:
38.41%
 
 
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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.58/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance- The beer pours a beautiful golden amber color with a big billowy two finger off white head. The head fades over a moderate level of time leaving a nice lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The smell is largely of a bready and caramel nature mixed with some aromas of corn sweetness and a light fruit smell. While an IPA there is not a big hop presence with the aroma only having a very light citrus and pine hop smell.

Taste- The taste begins with a chewy breadiness and a lighter caramel sweetness upfront. A hop flavor of a citrus flavor is present from the start which grows stronger till the end. With the citrus growing stronger the caramel fades with some earthy and pine hop flavors later joining the taste. This combination of flavors take the taste to its end where a nicely hopped and smooth bready taste is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel-The body of the brew is quite thick and chewy for a 6 % abv beer with a carbonation that is rather lighter. The thicker body combined with the lower carbonation make for a nice mouth coating feel and all the hop and bready flavors able to linger on the tongue.

Overall – I was quite surprised by this brew. It was nice and creamy with a rather good hoppy taste. Not a bad go to and certainly worth a try.

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Photo of EagleTalon
3.83/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm burned out on hops, so I'm biased. Pours to a thin White head and copper color. Aroma is piney PNW hops and a bit of sweet caramel malt. Flavor picks up the same as the aroma. Not intensely bitter as is the standard for American craft IPAs but does have all the elements, the malty backbone, bitter, resiny bite and dry, tangy finish. Mouthfeel is light for style. not to IPA snob standards, but passes as an English IPA in my book and has that American hop twang. If there ever was a sessionable American IPA, this is it. Good call.

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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 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 jploving
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My brother told me about this beer in early autumn of 2012 and I saw a sixpack in Charleston, SC. I made this my official Citidel homecoming beer of 2012.
It cost about $7.00 in Charleston which is cheaper than I was prepared to pay so that was a nice surprise.
I poured it into a Solo cup as we started tailgating, and voila!...I like this beer.
Now mind you, the environment was perfect....tailgaters drinking beer, cooking out, my oldest and I throwing the football-all of these things contributed to the enjoyment of the particular IPA...but the best thing for about this beer is it tastes good and has a decent price....
Back home they started selling it in my town and it costs $6.57...which is even better!
It does not go through a kaleidoscope of flavors-grapefruit, mango, apricot-no.... ....the hops give it a mild piney and earthy taste followed up by the taste of malt and caramel.
I understand it is 6% abv, which corresponds well with the body and mouthfeel-nice balance- and the appearance of body when pouring....nice simple beer with a price that can be justified.
As a matter of fact, as long as it stays priced so well, it will be a weekend staple in my fridge.
Let's give it a 3.7 rating....

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Photo of admccabe
2.47/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- Poured from bottle into pint glass, dark amber color
S- Smelled "thick" to me, with an aroma of alcohol and some hops
T- This beer was maltier than I expected. I didn't get much taste of hops, which was a disappointment. It also tasted a bit flat.
M- Flat aftertaste, not pleasant, almost skunky. Could have been the bottle, not sure.

Overall, I didn't really enjoy anything about this beer. Its not horrible, but its not worth buying IMO.

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Photo of BillBabbitt
4.6/5  rDev +46%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm very surprised by the low rates for this fine ale. I found it to have an excellent aroma, firm head, great color, and a balanced bitterness. I also like an ale that is not excessively alcoholic. This is an ale you could enjoy throughout the evening. My personal assessments for pale ales and IPA's are almost always well aligned with those from Beer Advocate. This is the biggest exception by far. I will buy this ale again!

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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 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 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 hustlesworth
2.42/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A- mostly clear shiny copper with golden highlights and a foamy buff colored head that is loose and airy and loud and generic looking. Not very hoppy looking either. Lace abounds.

S- brightly floral, spicy and citrus, but subdued. Underlying orange peel and caramel toasted grains.

T- pleasant bitterness with a resinous hop flavor, but Sierra Nevada pale ale seems hoppier than this IPA. It's got some lightly toasty grains and a small hint of sweetness but it lacks any sort of complexity or intrigue. Finishes nicely balanced but again, it has a very generic taste.

MF- medium bodied and fizzy with moderate dryness.

D- this is one laid back easy going IPA. Dollar store IPA. It's not offensive in any way, just bland.

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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 Kelly42
4.52/5  rDev +43.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am biased here, I have yet to meet an IPA that I didn't like...I'm smitten. That being said, great flavor, nice bite. Like it alot. Will buy again. Great body, had with Carne Asada Tacos. Enjoyed bbqing out of bottle, just a beast that way. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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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 Slatetank
3.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Tim (my bro) for sharing this with me, enjoyed chilled in a mug.

The color is deep amber bordering on copper with a light tan cap and tight bead, the lace clings well. The smell is mostly malt with a light yeast ester and floral hop aroma. The feel is moderately carbonated medium bodied with mild sweetness and semi full feel on the palate with slight diacetyl smoothness and toasted texture.

The taste s lightly nutty with light spice, but not very much bitterness to speak of with more of a pale ale taste wise than IPA since the herbal hops don't jump out and there is a balance of flavor with mild yeast flavor anchoring the malt/hops combo. Overall a pretty enjoyable beer, but I kind of think they do it a disservice by labeling something with such low hop flavor and aroma and IPA

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Photo of FrozenJoe
3.47/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Walmart in Arizona. $12.77 for a twelve pack. I figured, "Why not? It's gotta be better than Fat Tire."

Appearance:
Nice looking beer. Copper color. Strong carbonation. Good fizzy head, which dissipates quickly. Not much legs.

Smell:
Faint. Sweet. Bready.

Taste:
Bitter ginger ale. Sweet. Bready. Bitter. No fireworks. Not bad.

Mouthfeel.
Fizzy. Bitter. Slightly astringent. Good body.

Overall:
The more I drink it the more I like it. A no regrets kickass session beer. I could drink this a lot and still enjoy it. Good value. Not spectacular but surprisingly solid.

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Photo of acsprouse
3.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

A: clear copper color light and crisp looking. Poured thick fizzy white head.

S: the nose on this one was good. You get the cascade hops. And also the caramel malts. Not very citrusy like alot of ipas but the hops are there.

M: thin Almost watery. Very carbonated.

T: hops up front but not enough. Malt finish. There isnt much.. at least what you do get is hops.

O: decent beer. For an ipa its poor. But it stands as a great entry level beer into the world of craft beers. For tge price, its Good. Its just not much there. The nakts are too present for an ipa. The makts also seem cheap. It has a malt liquor type maltiness. Not what you want in an ipa. Its good. Not bad like sime say.. yea its not great but hey for the price.. its Good Cheers

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Photo of basi76
2.6/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bueno, dado que soy fanatico de las pinches IPA´s solo puedo decir que a esta IPA le faltan HUEVOS, no creo que hubiera llegado fresca a la India desde Inglatierra.

Google Translate
Well, since I am a fan of IPA's petty I can only say that this IPA EGGS missing, I think it would not come to India fresh from Inglatierra.

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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 baos
3.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into glass mug from 12 ounce bottle.

A: Nice amber color with 3 finger head that dwinles down to a nice sheen with good lacing.

S: Nice cascade hops aroma with subtle malt notes.

T: Well balanced brew that is not as aggressive as most IPAs. The cascade hops do shine through though and leave a dry finish.

M: Nice medium light mouthfeel.

O: Picked these up on sale at a local supermarket. Well worth the dollar a bottle price.

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Photo of jjclick17
2.54/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours rather flat with a caramel color. Still learning scents, but nothing that necessarily stood out.

Kind of a light taste and rather underwhelming. Has a hint of citrus flavor, but again, not as flavorful as other IPAs I've had.

File this one to drink on one of those scorching summer days when I will inexplicably want an IPA and will prefer one that's lighter.

Otherwise, I'll select another.

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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 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 brewdlyhooked13
2.13/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - pours a golden color with a touch of orange. A thick finger of creamy, sticky foam forms up, leaving a nice wall of lace all around.

Aroma - a nice opening whiff of pininess. Some grain kicks in and then pretty much takes over. before long, its just a sweet grain smell, you might not now its an IPA at all. Attains a metallic edge as it warms.

Taste - the sweetness of the grain and the bitterness of the hop hit at the same time. The grains are thin, macro-ish and not at all robust, the hops are washed out with no depth or flavor. Everything has been diluted, I've had spicier pale ales.

Mouthfeel - crisp carbonation, moderate feel, it's alright.

Drinkability - a value buy IPA at DEPs fine wines in Fort Thomas. At $5.99 a 12-pack, I certainly got what I paid for. I don't say this about many beers, but this is one to drink out of the bottle and not a glass to keep some of the unpleasant nose under wraps. I'd grab it as a cheap lawn mower beer, low end fireside beer, something like that.

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Photo of silverking
4.04/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It pours a clear, light amber with a white head. Head retention is decent and the lacing is alright as well. It carries aromas of citrus and caramel, with a light malty backbone. The caramel is first tasted followed by some refreshing grapefruit notes from the hops. Malt shines through in the finish. There is a good amount of carbonation with a moderate mouthfeel. Overall, not too bad. Pick some up if you get the chance

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Henry Weinhard's Woodland Pass IPA from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.
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