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

378 Ratings
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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 10
Gots: 86 | 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 by TheFightfan1:
Photo of TheFightfan1
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got my growler filled at the brewery in Croydon PA.

Poured into a tulip a nice crystal clear golden color with very thick retention,leaving soapy white rings all throughout the tasting.

Nose has a bit of everything. Very sweet caramel malts, and a nice candish like secondary. Nice dose of bitter and fruity hops, very aromatic stuff !

Wow and amazing flavorful beer. Very sweet and candy like at first, but the hop profile that kicks in is quite impressive. A beautiful hop twang and citrus rind go hand and hand and leave the palate thirsty for more. A little hot alcoholic kick finishes this bad boy up.

Mouth is medium bodied with excellent carbonation, and a excellent balance. In no way too watery or to thick.

So great to have an IPA that tastes so good brewed so close to home. I am glad to know that I will be drinking this one for years to come I just hope they start making enough to support my habit. Lol.

More User Reviews:
Photo of HopHead513
4.53/5  rDev +20.2%
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
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Photo of Fcip78
5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just a ton of hop flavor with each sip.

Photo of brother_rebus
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Photo of cheer4beer_
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very hoppy flavor, bitter finish.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
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 -63.9%
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 tone77
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A big thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is hoppy, citrus, some pine. Taste is very hop forward, bitter, pine, citrus is much lighter then the smell would indicate, finishes dry. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

Photo of Samp01
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can. Pours hazy golden yellow, a medium lasting fluffy white head. Aroma is citrus and pine hops, grapefruit some yeast and biscuit malt. Taste is citrus tangy grapefruit, tropical fruit notes, yeast and bready notes. A medium palate with moderate carbonation. Finis is tangy grapefruit with tropical fruity notes, some yeast biscuit malt and mild bitterness on the end. A nice very drinkable IPA. try it you’ll like it.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy nectarine orange shows up a dense cadmium orange with a vibrant rush of carbonation. A two finger bone colored head is persistant in stay. Heavy foam lace deposits.

S: Tropical fruitiness upfront, freshly squeezed citrus juice, fresh green hops, and fresh orange with just a minor hint of white peppery flair. Bready, lightly toasted malts add depth.

T: Sweetly toasted grains with a bready nature, dry citrus, and grassy hops. Dry orange & peppery flair. Deep malted, toasted dry with a dry tropical-grassy hop touch. Sweet flashes upfront turns to a semi-dry of grassy hops on the close. Nice tropical orange zestness comes on the swallow with a hint of acidity.

M: Bready, full bodied, with some sizzle from the carbonation. Malty textured, semi-dry hop twang leave.

O: Good presentation and transistion of flavors, tropical, grassy, citrusy, orangey with varying degrees of complexity backed by a deep sweetly toasted malt base. Nice fresh burst of tropical hop twang on the swallow with a very good recommendation. Defiinitly not a one trick overly (dry) hopped pony, but something with a nice spectrum of flavors, both fresh and dry, tropical, and grassy, as well toasted sweet.

Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: amber beer, just about clear, off-white head as-big-as-ya-want-it

S: wet orange citrus and bright green flowers

T: sweet pine and juicy orange, well-rounded hop bitterness, understated malts and crisp, tight hops

M: soft, smooth and creamy, with a bit of carbonation's fuzz; fuller and richer than most IPAs, particularly for the low abv

O: I was braced for an underrated beer and it is - for an IPA, one of my very favorites - reminds me of some of the big-name, higher abv DIPAs out there in terms of flavor and feel; great nose; delicious from first crack of the can to last outta the glass. Must try.

Photo of billsmorrison
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid IPA, more of a West Coast feel but has all the comforts of home. This IPA's malt complexion is a bit halted by the hops yet still has its place in the flavor. Its straw color is perfect to go with a hint of siltniess to it. Good IPA and great price.

Photo of JG-90
4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

County Line IPA pours a very cloudy, dull, golden orange color with a large head and good retention with average lacing. Smells of pineapple, earthy hops, lemon, and tangerine must.

Taste starts with pineapple, then a bready and musty orange, with a pineapple, lemon, and light tangerine finish. Feel is chewy with a nice amount of creaminess, a bit below average carbonation for a beer of this ABV.

Photo of bobfinkenaur
4.83/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had never heard of this brewery before tonight. On tap at TJ's Restaurant in Paoli, PA.
Poured cloudy for an IPA…which I really like! The malt and bitterness were very well balanced. Aroma was good but not that pronounced.
The most unusual and interesting thing about this beer was the flavor. Started like a traditional IPA but ended with a subtle sweetness that lingered for a long time on the pallet.
We need more beers like this. I would almost describe it as a hybrid beer between an IPA and a Double MaiBock.
Bottom line this beer tasted extremely fresh and flavorful. I will be back to TJ’s tomorrow for another!

Photo of woodychandler
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

They only recently began CANning this one and when a buddy dropped a CAN off for me, I sent it off to the mighty JenRay! I knew that The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop had an upcoming Neshaminy Creek event and that I could reload on CANs at that time. Sure enough, The CANQuest (TM) abides!

From the CAN: "Five Hop India Pale Ale".

Of course it was brimful on the Crack! and I celebrated with an inverted Glug because that is how I do. This created two fingers of puffy, bubbly, tawny head with decent retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5). Nose smelled like fresh Dank or five hops, I am unsure which. Jeezus! The hops were buck wild. Mouthfeel was medium. The power of the hops was on me immediately in the mouth. Just five hops?!? It felt like 300. It was about as close to saturation without going overboard as I have experienced in a while. It was cool mint, menthol and pine. I could use this as mouthwash. Actually, I have. Man, was this a hophead's wet dream, but it was totally unbalanced, so it would not be for everybody. About four weeks ago, my old buddy, Ken and I went on an IPA binge and he would have really dug this. Today is his birthday. Onward! Finish was so frickin' dry that I had to reach for my asthma inhaler. Great googly moogly. No playing around here.

Photo of Rifugium
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Cloudy golden-yellow pour into an imperial pint glass, with a finger or so of fluffy white head that retained fairly well and left stratified layers of lacing on the glass. Aroma is hop-dominant at first, though a bit muted, and as I drank more and delved deeper into the glass, a very uncharacteristic caramel malt aroma came to the foreground; interesting and unexpected for the style. The taste reflected the aroma, starting with a typical blast of citrus/pine hoppage up front, and giving way to a sweeter sensation mid-palate, as if the malts had time-release action. Bitter finish, medium body, somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Pretty nice overall.

Photo of mikeg67
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle. Pours copper with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head. Aroma is of citrus hops and biscuit malt and tropical fruit. Body is full and crisp. Herbal, citrusy, piney hops, bready malt and tropical fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and grapefruity. Drinkable, nice IPA.

Photo of sulldaddy
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%

Sampling a 22 oz bottle at cellar temp poured into a snifter. The beer pours a clear copper color with creamy yet large head of 5 cm foaming up even with a gentle pour. The foam recedes slowly to a sturdy surface layer and leaves tight lattice after each sip.
Aroma is grapefruit rind and pine branches with a little herbal tea mixed in. A 5 hop IPA seems accurate here with a wide range of scents on the nose.
The first sip reveals an average body with a smooth texture and very fine gentle rolling carbonation.
The flavor is briefly grainy malt with just a hint of sweet toffee but rolls very quickly to a hop dominant finish.
I get a dry citrusy and pineapple finish that leaves a lingering bitterness on my palate, yet I dont feel like this is a complete palate destroyer.
I dont get any hints of alcohol and dont think this is a double IPA by any stretch.
A well made and complex American IPA, doesnt seem "west coast" and I enjoy the variety of hop characteristics that I pick up. I would try this one again and folks in eastern PA should give it a shot.

Photo of 57md
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a cloudy straw color with over a finger of head that enjoyed some lengthy retention. The nose had light citrus notes. The flavor had a relatively solid hop presence, but the malt profile left something to be desired. The finish was dry and bitter.

Photo of Neorebel
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This brewery is very local to me... in Buck's County PA, so I am very happy to support them. Pouring County Line IPA reveals a very nice, sunny orange color, very hazy, with a lot of chunks of sediment and a very minimal head. The latter two attributes pull down the overall appearance unfortunately. The brew smells much better than it looks, with very bright citrus and floral hops delighting my nose. For the flavor, The brightness remains but is joined by an herbal aspect, that's a little grassy, piny, and intensely bitter. I am not picking up much maltiness here. The finish is sharp and dry, but overall it goes down easy. A very good beer, but somehow seems like it's a homebrew.

Photo of Vylo
2.53/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.25

Looks decent when poured, but reeks of a dead skunk and doesn't taste much better. I don't like many IPAs and this is no different.

Photo of Oakenator
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Orange in color with a finger plus of head at pour. Head retains well and even after 30 minutes there is a nice film on top. Solid lacing.

S: Fresh hopped - I'm getting more kitchen spice and vegetable. Maybe a hint of citrus. Really nice.

T: Again the hops are dominant but not the same bitter bite from some IPAs that is craved. Still very good. I get some celery.

M: Medium to light bodied. Nice beer for a hot day.

O: Well done.

Photo of justintcoons
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I believe this beer has gone through some recipe changes since May 2013, so it deserves a re-review.

12 oz can poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Hazy gold with 1+ finger of creamy, white head. Good retention with light carbonation.

Nose
Damp grass, dank greens, pine, grapefruit, and biscuit.

Taste
Pink grapefruit, pine, and damp grass. A bit "woodsy." Dry biscuity malts. Finishes with pine needles and grapefruit zest.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, and off-dry with a moderate bitterness.

Overall
Much closer to the West Coast style than I remember. Very quaffable.

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May 8, 2013
22oz bottle poured into a shaped pint glass.

Appearance 4/5
Pale golden yellow with 2 fingers of white head. Good retention with very low carbonation. Hazy with tons of yeast sediment towards the bottom.

Nose 3.5/5
Lemon and pale candy sugar. Hints of pineapple and papaya.

Taste 3/5
Very fragrant lemony aromas. Lemon Pledge, lemon meringue, lemon juice and lemon zest. Orange zest, grapefruit and florals. Thin malt backbone made up of breads and candy sugars. Finishes with zests, fruity esters and dried pine needles.

Mouthfeel 4/5
Medium bodied, crisp and dry.

Overall 3/5
Well balanced and remains on the drier side of IPAs. Citrus zests, pine needles and florals. I'd really love to see this one ramped up with different hop varieties.

Photo of Gavage
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a dark hazy orange color with a 1/2" head that lingers around a while.

Smell: pine, grapefruit, and pineapple are detectable by the nose.

Taste: caramel, piney bitterness, grapefruit, pineapple, a hint of peppercorn, and a hearty bitterness create a nice IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and a bit dry at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste as the pine, grapefruit, and bittereness linger inthe mouth a long time.

Overall: an easy to drink and satisfying IPA. Well balanced and enjoyable.

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County Line IPA from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.