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County Line IPA - Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

County Line IPA
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.38%

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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Photo of RblWthACoz


3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2013 17:30:59 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 22:04:43 | More by Gavage
Photo of Rifugium


3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2012 02:53:15 | More by Rifugium
Photo of corby112


2.39/5  rDev -34.3%
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.  

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 03:42:28 | More by corby112
Photo of beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 22:12:05 | More by beerthulhu
Photo of Darkmagus82


3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2013 00:19:04 | More by Darkmagus82
Photo of RonfromJersey

New Jersey

3.06/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$4.50 bomber from Abe's.

A hazy bright yellow body, seems like its glowing at the center. Three fingers of pure white foam with bubbles of all sizes. Attractive stretchy lace.

Strong lemon and grapefruit aroma. Somewhat too lemon, it's a little off putting.

An opening note of malt sweetness is washed away immediately by gushing citrus. Lot of lemon with some grapefruit mixed in. Bitter snap at the swallow. Clean finish.

Light plus mouthfeel is satisfactory.

An ok IPA, not one to rush back to, but not so bad to not give the brewery more chances.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 03:17:40 | More by RonfromJersey
Photo of micromaniac129


4.19/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very good IPA with only the visual aspect lacking.
Has a lighter amber color with some haziness, a quick fading head.
Aroma is quite hoppy though not as pronounced as West Coast styles. The hop bouquet has a desent citrusy and pine notes, standard.
Drinks dry and tart with a good hop bite. Hops have a piney taste maybe some citrus. Malts balance out nicely sweetening out the taste. Finishes bitter.
A nice beer with good flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 15:32:22 | More by micromaniac129
Photo of facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy orange in color with a finger of frothy head, nice lacing left behind. Smells sweet like candy with a tropical twist. The flavor is soapy and pine up front with a nice caramel background, sweet and then you get a wall of bitterness that lingers til the next sip. Medium body with medium carbonation. A nice ipa. Nothing too special but definitely not disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 01:09:22 | More by facundoCNB
Photo of farrago

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Barely a finger’s worth of wispy white foam, with lots of larger bubbles it dissolves rapidly to a thin surface coating, the lacing fares a little better with long, sticky streaks all along the glass sides. The liquid is shiny and fully transparent, an attenuated orange to then yellow color, only a few random bubbles visible. Very floral nose, violets and lilacs, orange blossom, gentle apricot to peach, apple fruit notes, segues to cut grass, salt, pepper and hard bread crust, there’s some funk in the hops yet it also has a cleansing purity to it, not much to be found by way of really sweet maltiness. Full-bodied, thick enough to be sluggish, not a lot of carbonation. The tangerine, orange to white grapefruit citrus a larger factor here, just outpoints the metallic earthy and herbaceous qualities, which themselves are formidable. The fruit lacks sweetness but there’s bite in the pineapple, papaya, nectarine, peach flavors. More grainy than processed bread, touch of peppercorns and pine cones. By the end unwinds enough that the floral dimension gets assertive. If you like your IPA’s on the bitter side while still mostly balanced, this should be in your wheelhouse. Wisely keeps it simple when it could get overcomplicated.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 04:22:56 | More by farrago
Photo of JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

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

Picked this up last week at Joe Canal's in Woodbridge. I never had anything from these guys before and went into this with thinking that this was going to be similar to all the other America IPA's that were currently out there. While this didn't blow me away, it was one of those beers that quickly warmed up to me, in more than one way. It was just strong enough, just easygoing enough, and just well-crafted enough that I had to pace myself while drinking it and if there was a textbook example of this style, I would be hard-pressed to find an East Coast version that was better than this!

The pour to this was good, with a cloudy dark apricot hue, sufficient head, and lacing that was visible after the first few sips of this. Lots of pine, earthy hops, and tropical fruit in the nose. All of those were in the taste as well and with the right amount of carbonation, were able to shine through in a nice harmony. Nothing stood out too much and the bitterness was mild, allowing this to go down relatively easily. The mouthfeel had just enough resin in it to make this feel like a West Coast offering, without seeming too heavy or waxy.

The alcohol was present here but not overpowering, adding to the strength of this beer without detracting from the subtle notes. With so many IPA's out there, this isn't the best choice but sometimes, it's good to have a beer that you can enjoy and polish off without getting wasted or overstimulated. This was one of those beers that fit that bill and probably the closest to a session that I could find for this style. It straddled the line nicely and is worth seeking out for any hopheads that want to kick back with something that will easily grow on them!

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 20:30:11 | More by JerzDevl2000
Photo of justintcoons


3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into a shaped pint glass.

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

Lemon and pale candy sugar. Hints of pineapple and papaya.

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.

Medium bodied, crisp and dry.

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 21:00:27 | More by justintcoons
Photo of mikeg67

New Jersey

3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 14:51:35 | More by mikeg67
Photo of TheFightfan1


4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Serving type: growler

06-11-2012 02:13:20 | More by TheFightfan1
Photo of Omnium


3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bomber > ST 2xIPA

A - Pours hazy gold, big two finger fluffy marshmallow white head, good lacing.
S - Smells great, pineapple, grapefruit, big earthy pine some some floral notes, a little darker bready malt.
T - Lemon, floral hops, some mild sweet malt, and finishes with aggressive pine.
M - Very dry and bitter.
O - Not bad, the aroma is the best part, its a good IPA, though I wouldnt want a bomber again, but a 12 would be ok.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 01:32:10 | More by Omnium
Photo of 57md


3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2014 04:58:01 | More by 57md
Photo of IronLover


4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Apricot yellow in color with a deep haze. Poured with a thick white foam that reduced to a wispy cap that left sheets of sticky lacing on the glass. Herbal hop overtop pungent citrus hop aromas with sweet caramel and bready malt notes beneath. Medium bodied with a slightly oily feel down the middle, rolling carbonation on the edges and a tangy crisp bite at the finish. Herbal hop flavors up front that are quickly overcome by pungent citrus hops with a tangy bite through the middle. Bready malt flavors beneath. Pine hop flavors are introduced near the end as this finishes dryly with a lingering pine citrus and pine hop aftertaste.

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2013 23:46:27 | More by IronLover
Photo of FickleBeast

New Jersey

3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle poured into a large mug all at once.

Pours a very hazy orange color with a finger of fluffy foam. Large yeast chunks float throughout despite leaving the last half inch of beer in the bottle. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, pineapple.

First sip is quite bitter without a huge amount of hop flavor and a lingering harsh bitter flavor on the back end. This is extremely hoppy, but not the good kind of hoppy flavor. It has more hop bitterness than hop flavor.

Overall a serviceable IPA, but not something I'd rush to buy again.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 02:42:57 | More by FickleBeast
Photo of Oakenator


4.31/5  rDev +18.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 00:40:44 | More by Oakenator
Photo of Gushue3


3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Jacks Abby pint. I had one HELL of a time opening this growler up...
Big thanks to my sister and cousin for stopping by and grabbing me growlers.

A Golden straw body with a slight orange hint and a tiny tiny haze. A vigorous pour brought a medium sized head with little retention leaving some lace when it went down. Pretty active carbonation in the glass when playing with it. Some foam is left on top of the beer.

S Sweet pale malts and earthy, piney hops.

T somewhat balanced upfront for a second then the bitterness really picks up fast. Piney grassy hops with a pretty harsh bitter finish that lingers. Theres some light malt upfront that's sweet then carried by hops to the finish. The more I drink it the more I can pick out the malts which is nice.

M Medium feel with similar carbonation. Finishes somewere between sticky and dry

O NIce IPA that destroyed my palate at first sip. I found it nice to drink a really bitter hoppy IPA and still get some malt out of it. Good stuff from a young brewery, looking forward to more when I'm in the Bristol/Croydon area

Serving type: growler

10-03-2012 00:08:37 | More by Gushue3
Photo of Neorebel

New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 14:36:42 | More by Neorebel
Photo of DaveHack


3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Whole Foods in Glenn Mills, PA

16 Oz

Pours a hazy, bright golden color. Large white fluffy head. Lots of sticky lacing clings to the glass leaving evidence of just how much was drank at each taste.

Smell is strangely missing? There is a faint citrus hop aroma...but not much, I'm confused by this.

This beer, despite the lack of aroma, has a big flavor. This could even be on the low end of a 2x IPA. It is only 6.6% too. Pretty solid. There is a solid hop bitterness and dank hop flavor. I've heard people refer to some IPAs as marijuana IPAs...this one fits.

Very resinous in the mouth. Creamy and loaded with sticky hop oils.

This is a pretty damn good beer. It is with a try for sure. Very nice to have this as a semi local.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2012 18:59:57 | More by DaveHack
Photo of wobblynoggin

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Very golden in color for such a hoppy elixer. Some lacing, and medium head. If you didn't taste it you would think it was a Pils.

S - I smell hops, lemon grass, or maybe just lemons...

T - From the looks of it I did not expect such a hop punch. Taste is consistent through swallow, finishes with a lemony citrus note.

M - Smooth - not as sticky or syrupy as other IPAs or double IPAs - this is so close to a double in taste, but not mouthfeel - I like that. Bridges the gap between a weak IPA and double very well.

O - Solid, refreshing, and certainly affordable for under $5.00 a bottle. This is a great summer option, especially for hopheads that want some hop hit, but don't want a syrupy double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 00:43:25 | More by wobblynoggin
Photo of bobfinkenaur


4.85/5  rDev +33.2%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2012 05:06:32 | More by bobfinkenaur
Photo of billsmorrison


4.15/5  rDev +14%
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.

Serving type: growler

09-23-2012 22:16:06 | More by billsmorrison
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County Line IPA from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.