Invasive Species IPA | Captured By Porches Brewing Company

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Invasive Species IPAInvasive Species IPA

Brewed by:
Captured By Porches Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
92 IBU

Added by msubulldog25 on 01-02-2009

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Photo of GreenCard
2.82/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.04/5  rDev -30.4%
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.

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Photo of inthebeeraisle
3.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought this bottle at Cork on NE Alberta. The bottle is a $1 deposit, the brewer reuses the bottle. It is a pop-top bottle listed as 1 pint and 9.4 oz. American pints here so the bottle is 25.4oz or a normal 750ml wine bottle size. I used a english pint glass 20 oz.

A- After noticing a heavy yeast content in the bottle I poured this beer slow. It poured dark, unfiltered, and heavily carbonated, but head dissipated quickly despite being thick.

S- A sweeter note then one would except from a 6.3% IPA. Almost a Belgian golden ale smell. Low hop content on the nose.

T- Okay, this tastes like an IPA now. A slightly sweeter malt front is backed by a fairly dry hop profile. The flavor of the hops & yeast stay with you.

M- This beer feels much lighter then I expected.

D- Yup, I'll have another one sometime. Good luck young company.

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Photo of Docer
2.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Grabbed a flip-top $1 dep. bottle of this at The Beermongers... heard about this brewery... and St. Helens needs one... even though many good ones exist further over in Astoria... Like Astoria Brewing (wet dog cafe) and Fort George brewing etc...

- Thick murky dark amber IPA... looks more like a cloudy double, or barleywine styled ale. White thick head down to a cotton sheet over the top.

- Estery... brown sugar... little bit of green olives... funky scent.. meaty really.... don't know what to think here. Not much hops showing through.

- Certainly some earth bitter hops show up in the flavor. Loving the hops... not liking the malt so much... a strange funky earthy meat flavor on top of a thick syrupy molasses.. strange indeed. Loving the hops again though even when I belch...

- Medium and slightly thick bodied... smooth really....

- Overall it needs some work... and my sister lives in St. Helens and helped fix the place up a bit... nice local support there. So far consistency is off... but I am sure we will see more great things from this brewery in the near future once they get things settled.

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Photo of Spikester
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Nice looking IPA. About two fingers of off white head and good amount of lace. Head lasted at least five minutes. Smell is not much. A bit of grain and some dank hops.
Taste is standard American IPA but not as bold as the West Coast style. IBUs are now listed as 70 and it is plenty bitter. The hops are not complex at all just bitter.
Mouthfeel is just above light and carbonation is just enough.
Overall an average IPA. Plenty drinkable but not one I plan to revisit.

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Photo of rogerthegill
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.36/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I really liked this. It's a monster of an IPA with lots of hop bitterness, a nice malty backbone, and a tinge of amber character that helps round out the bitterness well! Slightly amber in color, medium/thick mouthfeel. Would definitely buy again.

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Photo of dipso123
2.83/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

500 ml bottles w/crown cap.

Had a couple bottles, one nearly flat the other over carbonated. Both were very bitter and yet very little hop character. Pine is over the top and there is no malt to support it. Overall unpleasant.

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Photo of throwerbri
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of rbeechan
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of brewcat
1.91/5  rDev -34.8%
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.

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Photo of bluckbeyes
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of amnesia85
4/5  rDev +36.5%

Photo of MadeInOregon
3.86/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well, with the bad reviews already posted I was kinda dreading popping the top of this artsy-labeled beer which I picked up recently while in Oregon. Personally, I think the reviewers are being too harsh. This beer isn't the best, but it certainly is not bad...

The appearance is quite dark for an IPA--the darkest IPA I've ever seen in fact. It resembles a dunkelweizen in color. It also has the massive, pillowy off-white head to match with nice frothy lacing throughout drinking. It looks nice, just a little too brown for an IPA. There is LOTS of yeast in the bottle which makes for an extremely cloudy brew, which is nice.

The smell is interesting. I think this is the lowest point because it is unusual. After several whifs I picked up hops, yeast, and an odd nutmeggy cinnamon-like spiciness.

The taste is more similar to a nice pale ale than an IPA in that it's not very hoppy and lacks the intensity of most IPAs...especially the ones coming out of the NW, like this one is. It is also quite carbonated from the yeast, which adds a nice Belgian-ish flavor, by the way. There is also a good bit of alcohol in this beer. The label says 6.3% but mine tastes and feels more like 6.8-7.0%--perhaps it fermented more since December (?).

The Invasive Species IPA has a good body and nice consistency all the way through. I found it very drinkable and very enjoyable. I think it could be improved by adding less yeast, but, as it is, it's an interesting variation on a NW IPA.

One more thing, the flip-top is dope, but I'm not really feeling (or understanding) the whole bird theme. Is the beer commemorating invasive birds in Oregon, or is the beer invasive? Seems like another brewer putting inside jokes on their labels. And what's with the Imperial Japanese flag motif? Weird.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.21/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

One of those old fliptop 1L bottles, coveted by homebrewers.

Top almost became a product liability issue as it burst right off when opening, nearly taking an eye out, this ain't no red rider bb gun yall! A darker brown appearance, head inconsistent, lots of particulate floating all over the place. An aroma that was more like a plate of dinner than a beer.

Very bitter stuff, not much in the way of flavor. Nothing was enjoyable about the product, just merely a cool bottle you can reuse.

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Photo of Frankieteardrop
1/5  rDev -65.9%

Photo of scottfrie
2.82/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Photo of mactrail
3.29/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

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Photo of Kopfschuss
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of MtOrion
4.18/5  rDev +42.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have not had many organic ales so far and I know that this is an experimental batch. With that said, Invasive Species does not disappoint unless you are after a hopped out, punch me in the face, IPA. The Citrus rings through and yet still rounded to keep your mouth calm and relaxed, allowing the bouquet to bring in the essence of sweetness. The malt does well holding hands with the chosen hops and delivers a unique and memorable bouquet which of course couples magnificently with the mouth feel. It is easy to see when unique is done very well, and here is where it can be found. If you want a memorable IPA that does not fit the mold and walks its own line and brings its own excellently executed characteristics, then do not pass up this beauty. Well done Captured by Porches for staying true to your Oregonian individualistic roots.

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Photo of HarmonMW
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of leftoverburrito
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Skrumpy
3.74/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have read quite a few of the reviews & I understand why people may not like it. As an IPA, it is on the malty side. The hops does come through in the finish though & I thought it was a decent beer overall. Cloudy orange with a thin, tan head. Minimal lacing. Low on the carbonated side. Aroma is stone fruit and bread malt, with orange and yeast. The flavor has the bread malt up front & then some citrus, fruit, and floral notes follow. A bit of hops bitterness at the end, but not much. Doesn't leave a bad aftertaste though & it's quite drinkable.

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Photo of goatgoat
3.59/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The server at Saraveza sent me back to California with this bottle.

Pours a muddled rust color. Thick foamy head, tan in color, leaves a sticky lace. Aroma is thick sweet tropical fruits, lots of pineapple. Moderate malt body with a good bitter finish. Medium body.

Nothing special, but a nice offering from a small brewer. I do enjoy the starling label.

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Photo of philbertk
1.4/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Captured By Porches Brewing Company--invasive species ipa--2010 25.4 oz. Bottle. 6.30% ABV. 70 IBU's. (1.0 / 5.0) Huge foamy thin rocky mild lace off white head. Big tight sour sediment pellicle. Clear pretty bright rich orange gold color. Sour floral pine hop front. Tangy sour sweet fizzy fruity body. Sour citrus end. 2nd Bottle tastes better, and hints of a good IPA when fresh and bottled properly, but still dumped both. Sampled 7/4/2010. 2 @ $4.70 Each

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