County Line IPA - Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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County Line IPACounty Line IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

52 Reviews
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Reviews: 52
Hads: 389
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 11
Gots: 89 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TheFightfan1 on 06-11-2012

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Reviews: 52 | Hads: 389
Reviews by Darkmagus82:
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance –Served a medium amber color with a one finger white head. The head faded rather fast to leave a great level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma was rather light overall. It consisted of some sweet caramel and fruit smells with hints of citrus and piney hops mixed within.

Taste - The taste starts out of sweet fruits and a grapefruit hop flavor. The beer has a creamy bready flavor that is persistent throughout the taste, which when combined with the sweet fruit creates a nice base flavor for the brew. As the taste advances further the grapefruit hop fades to more tastes of a earthy hop mixed with a good caramel flavor. Toward the end, a bit of resinous pine hop comes to the tongue leaving a bitter, but very balanced and fairly sweet, flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the creamier side with a carbonation level that is average to just below average. The creamy body was quite nice for accentuating the hop flavors with the creamy body feel enhanced by the lighter carbonation. Both the body and carbonation made it a slower drinker, while even only at 6.6 % abv, and actually quite enjoyable.

Overall – This was a nice tasting, slightly sweeter, but very balanced IPA. This is one I could see myself drinking on multiple occasions. Rather tasty. (1,351 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of HopHead513
4.53/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best 12 oz IPAs in a can you can find on many NJ shelves these days. Met one of the founders at Cloverleaf Pub in Caldwell NJ the other day and told him to keep up the good work. Dales Pale Ale used to be my go to (and I still love their Deviant), but this County Line IPA is legitimate. (306 characters)

Photo of drtth
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1/2” fluffy white head that shows some retention but while drinking the beer it settles into thin layer and a ring of foam. Sipping leaves a ring, some patches and leggy lacing on the glass which mostly slides back down the side of the glass leaving lots of small speckles. The color of the beer is a hazed golden orange.

The aroma is filled with pine and resin backed up buy a touch of citrus (grapefruit) and some bready malt.

The flavors show off a well balanced blend of hops and malt where neither dominates the other and the malt backbone provides a nice counterpoint to the bitterness and flavors from the hops. As expected from the nose the hop flavors include a mix of pine, resin, grapefruit and malt sweetness. But for some reason I don't understand there are occasional sips which are all bitterness with no other flavors.

The mouthfeel is medium to light with a gentle smooth crispness. The finish begins with some malty sweetness but then becomes bitter, resinous and citric, fading into that dryness that invites another sip. However, during the drinking of this beer the carbonation seems to be pretty weak by about half way through the beer, causing the mouthfeel to lose some of that crispness.

Overall this is a nicely drinkable beer that I think I’d be happy to have again and probably will so I can revisit this review, but that said, so far its not quite good enough to earn a place in my regular rotation as it would have to beat out such things as Founders Centennial, Bell's Two Hearted or more local competition such as the Evolution Lot 3 or the Victory Hop Devil. (1,650 characters)

Photo of NateTheHappyOne
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

3/23/15 - poured in a tulip glass / had one from the can

The look is a light light-orange with hazy particulates throughout when held up to a light.

The smell is of dankness, hopwise a lot of pine and lemon. Some people have said this is unbalanced; I agree with those who appreciate the balance being further thrown toward the hops and pine-y flavors here. There is some almost mild-cheddar potent stank here, but I don't mean this beer smells or tastes of cheese. Just that it tingles the nose headily as a cheese or dank herb will.

The taste builds nicely. This I find important when dealing with an IPA that has a traditional enough flavor profile, that you would like to drink a few of at a time. With some citrus and a lot of pine and sappy notes.
In full bursts of stanky pine you receive lemon, farm table/biscuit bread lightly in the background malt. In the middle of each sip there is often a taste of lightly sugared lemon peel, like a maple candy with lemon zest that overwhelms the sugary aspect.
Finishes pleasantly with a deeper descent into the herbal Dank tastes and a slight increase in malt presence as you drink.

In the mouth, it refreshes, accompanies the tastes of the hops nicely, and goes down with a medium-to-high carbonation level. This makes it a great beer for taking large and small sips of, appreciating the flavor in differing ways each time.

Overall I love this IPA! For goodness sake, go get some where and when you can. I met the fellows in charge of this brewing effort. They are very nice, humble and happy to be making such good beer. I feel obliged to mention, this is the closest taste I can remember to their offering, The Shape of Hops to Come, which will come out again in July.
When IPA's are focused on one flavor only, that can be boring. This beer is more on one side of a spectrum, but truthfully by my taste, doesn't ever bore you through a session. Enjoy fruitfully and often! I have a fresh batch and I have to say as others have, it is underrated on this site as the whole brewery seems to be expect for SoHtC...
Cheers, Neshaminy Creek! (2,101 characters)

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just a ton of hop flavor with each sip. (39 characters)

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tastes like a liquid pine tree, really resinous and sappy with generally little sweetness. Reminds me of when I first tried hoppy IPAs. When cold you can get some citrus notes out, not sure of what hop combo they are using. (223 characters)

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County Line IPA from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.