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County Line IPA - Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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County Line IPACounty Line IPA

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84
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246 Ratings
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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 7
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheFightfan1 on 06-11-2012)
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

djrn2, May 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

acurtis, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

GRG1313, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Knapp85, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

There's a nice clarity to this one. Good head. Strong and consistent hop tones, but not obnoxiously so. Salty, piney, with tones of citrus. Solid flavor, though not overly flamboyant. More a punch in the mouth than a graceful ride. Funny that I've never heard of this brewery before.

RblWthACoz, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Rifugium, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of Gavage
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Gavage, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

InspectorBob, May 19, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

woodychandler, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of corby112
2.39/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very cloudy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a one finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Earthy hop aroma with a strong grass/soil presence.  Some dirt and pine needle followed by grapefruit, faint citrus and a strong malt backbone.  Caramel sweetness with hints of toffee, bread and biscuit.  

Medium body wih a strong wheat/witbier character.  Tastes more like a hoppy American wheat beer than an IPA.  Lots of bready yeast along with zesty spice and a strong lemon presence.  Dry, bitter and earthy up front but this is quickly coutered by the peppery spice, bread and zesty lemon peel.   There's a strong bubblegum character as well before heavy malts come in on the back end with hints of toffee and caramel sweetness.  Astringent with an unpleasant lingering medicinal quality.  Very dry in the finish.  An odd interpretation of the style with lots of lemon/citrus and wheat beer character clashing with the intensely earthy, dry hops.  

corby112, Nov 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

BARFLYB, Mar 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

BillRoth, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

beerthulhu, Aug 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

iL0VEbeer, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

rolltide8425, Feb 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

xnicknj, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

tone77, Oct 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

IPAchris, Jun 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

LoveStout, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

rfgetz, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

ColForbinBC, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Darkmagus82, Jan 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

st9647v3, Aug 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

deapokid, Jul 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

ShemRahBoo, Aug 22, 2013
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County Line IPA from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.