Henry Weinhard’s Woodland Pass IPA

This is another beer that Kate picked up for me awhile ago and I just found it sitting in the fridge. Kate picked it up on a whim and I’ve never heard of this beer before. It’s rare that Kate comes home with a beer that I’ve never even seen before, so I was pretty impressed. Anyways, onto the pour.

ABV: 6%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Henry Weinhard (February 18, 1830 – September 20, 1904) was a German-American brewer in the state of Oregon. After immigrating to the United States in 1851, he lived in Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and California before settling in the Portland, Oregon, area. He worked for others in the beer business before buying his own brewery and founded Henry Weinhard’s and built the Weinhard Brewery Complex in downtown Portland.”

Random: I’ve been watching this MTV show “Engaged and Underaged,” which shows couples from 18-22 getting married. Why would you want to get married that young? Some of my most fun and crazy years were from those times.

So, the first thing that I noticed about this beer was how boring and tired the label was. But, can’t judge a brew by its label. It poured a half a finger of white head that dissipated slowly and left decent lacing on the glass. The nose had some floral hops and malt sweetness to it. Honestly, this was a bit too tame for my liking. The taste was a lot of cascade hops up front and very floral. The malt really wasn’t there as much as I expected. I think it got overwhelmed by the hops. After a few sips, I was able to pick up the malt. The body was on the heavier side with heavy carbonation. The finish wasn’t too long with a floral hoppy ending. This was definitely drinkable, but not an outstanding beer. I wouldn’t rush back to have this one again. It was just very one-dimensional.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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