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Invasive Species IPA - Captured By Porches Brewing Company

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Invasive Species IPAInvasive Species IPA

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 2.89
pDev: 29.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Captured By Porches Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
92 IBU

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 01-02-2009)
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Reviews by sinistermadman:
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3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy deep gold with a creamy, burly pancake-like head that retains well. Minor lacing is left on the glass. Aroma is slightly sweet but mostly subdued.

Initial taste is underwhelming, but midway through the beer brightens with some mild rind-like hop notes. Finishes somewhat grassy with a faint veggie undercurrent.

Mouthfeel is relatively thin with a slick presence on the palate. Malt profile could use some bolstering and the overall "feel" comes off a bit watery. Overall not a bad beer, just not my style. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2010 01:47:33 | More by sinistermadman
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3.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy amber with an orange tint. Really nice cream puff head in the tall glass. Bubbly streamers and plenty carbonated in the mouth. If I had been given this in a blind tasting, I would have said it's a pleasantly dry cider with a touch of sugar and a surprising bitterness. The attractive foam lasts to the bottom of the glass. There is a woody and earthy taste. Nothing seems to identify itself as either grain or hops, so it's a rather mysterious concoction. It even smells like pears and apples.

I can see why people would rate this low as an IPA, but think outside the box. If you don't try to think of this as a beer it's a pretty good appley, tart drink with a bitterness like an Italian aperitif. Might be good over ice with a lemon twist. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Market of Choice on 29th in Eugene.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 01:40:09 | More by mactrail
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2.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Shared with a friend and poured into two small tulip glasses.

A- Totally unfiltered and it shows, very hazy, but not the amount of sediment that some of the reviews have mentioned, A really thick head that had lots of surface tension when poured, but did not leave much lacing on my glass.

S- For me this was the best part of the beer, but a very atypical scent for a west coast IPA, chamomile and fresh cut grass were both noticeable, hints of sweet citrus, but only underneath the gassy exterior, and there was almost a lingering scent of papaya and banana, almost like a german hef, strange but intriguing.

T- Well it didn't taste bad, but for an IPA there just wasn't much hop flavor at all, the hop schedule for this beer must not be that aggressive, even though it was rated at ~60 IBUs, it tasted more like ~40, and as it warmed it tasted more like a Belgian Pale, with a stronger hay flavor that was bordering on skunky by the end... Makes you wonder when this was brewed and maybe thats why the hop flavor has degraded

M- Not enough carbonation for the style

O- I dont think this beer is totally unsavory, but it does need some work. Probably the best part of this beer was the bottle, which came with a flip top and a dollar deposit if you dont want to homebrew with it, a cool idea that I hope to see more small local breweries adopt.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 10:10:19 | More by oceanman907
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2.51/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bring a spoon, we've got a gusher!

The brewer is small and local, and I have enjoyed this particular offering on tap. When I bought two bottles today, though, I found the head to be very aggressive, and the sediment content to be overwhelming. Bottled, a lot of the flavors I initially liked about the Invasive Species are not present; it is bitter and vinegary, without the same complexity.

The appearance is great, and so is the texture, both bottled and tapped. It is a complex, opaque amber brown color, reminiscent of apple cider. Very unfiltered.

As with other offerings, "IPA" is a loose approximation of a title. In reality, the Captured by Porches brews are their own animals. In the case of the Kolsch, I would call it an innovation -- for this beer, perhaps there is more experimentation needed to offer a strong entry to wear the title.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 07:19:28 | More by jamesonwilliams
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2/5  rDev -30.8%

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05-12-2013 02:03:49 | More by HarmonMW
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2.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours deep amber with a huge, oily off white head slow faded into a greasy rocky film leaving patchy lace.
S: Bready malt dominates with some herbal hops and sweet caramel undertone.
T: Follows the nose. Bitter leafy hops, herbal, slighty piny, resinous and sticky hop oil. Finish is a mix of bitter cones and bready caramel malt, and aftertaste is full of hop resin and lingering bitter. Sweet and oily.
M: Medium full body, soft carb, sticky oily mouthfeel.
O: Strange, bitter but lacking complex flavor profile. Too much malt flavor but great bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

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09-29-2012 03:34:29 | More by throwerbri
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2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-01-2012 03:10:51 | More by fitius5150
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4/5  rDev +38.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +12.5%

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1/5  rDev -65.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +55.7%

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1/5  rDev -65.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +21.1%

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2.83/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: ruddy orange-brown, hazy, big layer of yellowy fine-beaded foam with good head retention; but VERY CHUNKY... if you don't pour the entire bottle into a glass with the first tilt, you're going to need a spoon to finish your beer

Aroma: herbally/citrusy hop scent with a nutty malt backnote

Flavor: bready, chewy malt profile that threatens to turn sweet but is tipped back by an acerbic, throaty hop bitterness; finishes dry with a long-lingering bitter aftertaste; hint of rust

Mouthfeel: medium-full body, mouth-scrubbing carbonation, fairly astringent

Other comments: A very raw IPA with a kind of throaty bitterness that verges on off-putting. The harshness dies down about midway through, though.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 21:37:18 | More by GreenCard
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2.85/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

$1 deposit bottle unlabeled. A gift from a friend-of-a-friend, who tells me it was the IPA. I'll take his word for it.

A: Pours a murky amber-yellow with a topping thick, creamy off-white foam.

S: Prominent floral aromas, followed by pine and citrus.

T: Lemon/citrus, pine--your typical fresh IPA aromas..at first. After the first glass, it turns yeasty with lots of bananas. I was pretty careful to let the bottle settle before I poured, but this has a LOT of sediment.

M: Somewhat watery, and very carbonted, but certainly not a "gusher" as described by some of the other reviewers.

D: It's a strange experience to finish a bottle of "homebrew style" beer. This kind of thing will fly in the Portland area, if anywhere.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2011 06:54:42 | More by Jeriba
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2.03/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Figured hey, a flip top 1L, good for homebrew. This beer wasn't even average homebrew.

Gushed from the pop. I mean, the top blew off the bottle! Chilled out after a few minutes. Clumpy head still. Aroma was garlic and steak seasoning (did I spill some on the beer in the cooler?).

Taste, so gritty, looked like homebrew. Maybe even nugget hops, was extremely bitter. Wasn't enjoyable in any sense, may have taken a little enamel off the teeth. Was very happy to get this one over and done with. Would like to try it again, but fool me once, twice, you know the saying.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2010 15:43:20 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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1.93/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

WTF. Can't imagine this is the beer they intended to sell. At the first pop of the swing top I was doomed. Gusher! Foam everywhere and difficult to poor. When everything quieted down the aroma was a blast of sour/tart citrus (lemony) which was present in the taste as well. The body was thin and abrasive. Would love to try this fresh to see if it's just a bad bottle. Bummed too because I hate to write a negative review of such a small brewery.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2010 12:21:29 | More by brewcat
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Invasive Species IPA from Captured By Porches Brewing Company
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