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County Line IPA - Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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County Line IPACounty Line IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

318 Ratings
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Ratings: 318
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.07%
Wants: 8
Gots: 58 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheFightfan1 on 06-11-2012

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Reviews by NiceTaps:
Photo of NiceTaps
3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber in a nonic pint glass.

A- Pours an almost clear, slightly hazed, honey-orange color. The fluffy, 2F head is linen white in color and leaves heavy sticky lacing. Barely there bubbles.

S- Citrus hops with a healthy dose of grapefruit. A hint of alcohol. Some dry bread and malt.

T- Primarily grapefruit citrus hop flavor, dry malt.

M- Not much body. No sweets at all, yet not too bitter. A dry hop bite.

O - I may have found the only beer that I may ever believe can benefit from some sweetness. This brew really made me search for sugar. I didn't quite get this one, I guess.

More User Reviews:
Photo of HopHead513
4.53/5  rDev +20.8%
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.

Photo of drtth
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a fluffy 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 color.

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, resonous 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.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep hazy golden yellow. Minimal to no lacing. Thin rimjob head. Pine resin hop smell. Medium to heavy malt body. Hoppy. Almost sweet. Pine taste. Not a huge frontal bite. Malty smoothness with a hoppy light finish. Delicious beer. One of, if not the most similar beer to Heady Topper that Ive had. Akin to the nectar of Bacchus himself.

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Neshaminy Creek County Line IPA
12 oz. can
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Appearance: Very, very hazy orange amber body beneath a creamy head of off-white that drops steadily to a thin but full surface covering, leaving behind some fairly impressive lace.

Aroma: Citrus and bready malt combine with some resin and pine. I'm not sure what it is that makes it this way, but it comes off almost like an old grapefruit.

Flavor: Far more aggressive than the aroma suggests. Nicely balanced blend of malt and hop flavors rather than just hops dancing across a thin layer of biscuit. Apricot comes into the hop mix, and pine seems to dominate the citrus (at least to start with). There's also a tropical fruit thing happening (pineapple, papaya, soft mango) which takes it away from your usual "citrus-pine" IPA profile. Solidly bitter. Dry finish as might be expected, and a little harsh in fact, with some resinous hop character lingering a little too strong for a little too long.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation that leaves it gently crisp and then smooth across the palate.

Overall: The 5 hops chosen for this IPA work well together, but at the same time they seem a bit muddled. There's a little bit of everything everywhere, but not enough of just one or two things to give it a focal point. At least it's unique.

Photo of JoeM79
1.36/5  rDev -63.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Quite frankly one of the worst beers I've ever had the misfortune of drinking. It looked nice after the pour and went downhill immediately after that. Tasted awful, just flat out awful, to the point that it almost hurt my tongue and throat to drink it.

Photo of Mac_McNelis
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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County Line IPA from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.