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
henryweinhards.com

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
Ratings:
561
Reviews:
143
Avg:
3.15
pDev:
19.37%
 
 
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3
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40
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3.48/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated Dec 31-12. I sampled this on August 10, 2013 so it is pretty far past its date - if that denotes an expiration date.

The pour is a nice golden-amber tone with an off-white head that slowly settles back but never goes away completely. Good clarity.

For an IPA the hop notes are subdued on the nose with more of an emphasis on the caramel and pale malt character. This is what Blitz-Weinhard intended to do I believe.

The body is about medium with a little creamy texture.

The taste is sweet and mildly malted at first with a sharper hop bitterness creeping up behind to balance it off. Overall a very mild IPA and this is actually the way I prefer them.

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3.48/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

An IPA for the masses- Henry Weinhard's Woodland IPA is even-keel and well balanced, its crisp and dry, and it doesn't promote the more polarizing hop taste as much as the dire hop heads will prefer. Its a fine IPA that doesn't command undue attention.

As the copper ale pours, it casts a slight haze that testifies to the beer's dry-hop character. It pushes forward with a partly frothy, partly zesty head that's stark-white in its semi-stern retention. Light lace trails on the glass as the its head character eventually collapses.

Grapefruit, grapefruit and more grapefruit becomes the focal point to aroma. Perhaps a whiff of orange peel and pine round out the hop contributions but its lightly toasted, lightly nutty caramel body allows the barley kernel to support the hops in the most timid of ways.

Its grainy-sweet upstart is again, toasty, nutty and somewhat husky while light caramel flavors greet the early palate. But then come the hops in the middle. The classic Pacific Northwest flavor of pink grapefruit soon overtakes the balance and ushers in a moderate citrus pith-type bitterness with light pine resin and torn leaf.

Its light body is felt after the carbonation chases away is upfront sweetness. But those bubbles scrub the tongue and provide a mild bite while promoting dryness, sharpness and a plaster-type mineral quality. Mild grain and hop astringency persist but hide nicely, tucked away behind the smoother hop bitterness.

Finishing with extended bitterness and grain husk, the ale otherwise is a pleasant and no-nonsense taste. On par with the Sam Adams and Yeungling brands, the ale is largely error-free but will lack the intensity of flavor to appease the seasoned craft beer veterans.

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3.47/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought a 12-pack of Henry's IPA at a grocery. $9.99. Pourtred in to a pint glass.

Pours a pale copper color and is clear. A decent frothy head forms on an aggressive pour, but not particularly sticky or resilient.

Smell is an earthy malt aroma, with a bit of a sweet dairy fragrance.

There is a sweet herbal flavor up front, almost like a Kolsh style ale, and a bitter hop finish. It lacks the citrus flavor I was expecting, and has a lingering dry bitter aftertaste

Mouthfeel is light, clean and a little dry. Not a real thirst quencher.

Drinkability is OK. Not a great representation of the style. I found it to be a bitter pale ale, but it lacked the pine scent and citrus notes of a good IPA. Still a great value however at $5 a six-pack, and I'll probably buy this a few more times over the summer months.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer is under-rated. I am enjoying a bottle made 14 months ago, and it's in great shape.

A: Pours a pleasant apricot body with a lasting head and a little lacing.
S: Modest. Grapefruit end of hops spectrum. Good intro to IPA.
T: Very balanced and I think better than other mass produced IPAs like Sams. Bold balanced caramel malt is the background for creamy grapefruit and pine resin over tones. Good food beer.
MF: Maybe it's the age, but this bottle has a great creamy, mineral water mouth feel.

You can rely on this steady beer.

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Henry Weinhard's Woodland Pass IPA from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
3.15 out of 5 based on 561 ratings.
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