County Line IPA
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

County Line IPACounty Line IPA
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IPA - American
Ranked #4,020
Ranked #22,904
3.85 | pDev: 11.43%
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
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County Line IPACounty Line IPA
Notes: Our search for a location to start this brewery took us across much of Lower Bucks County, many times traveling down the well known divider between northern Philadelphia, southern Bucks, and Montgomery counties, County Line Road. One of the original names we thought of for the brewery was that of County Line Brewing. We don’t know how or why we didn’t settle on that name, but in recognition of our location so close to Philadelphia and that potential namesake, we decided to pass the name on to our flagship IPA which comes in at 6.6% ABV and is chock full of Warrior, Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe, and Centennial hops. It’s got a bready malt backbone to counter some of that hop bitterness, but not so much that this five hop combination won’t put a smile on your face. Dry hopped for nearly two weeks, County Line IPA has a lingering hop bitterness showing a complexity of resinous pine notes, citrusy lemon, and grapefruit that many IPAs on the East Coast lack.
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argock from Virginia

3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sticker on 4-pack holder with 08921 2.

A: Amber with 2-finger oatmeal colored head with good retention and thick lacing.

S: Strong medium caramel aroma with strong pine and red grapefruit hop nose

T: Flavor is also a bit too strong on the caramel malt to my taste, not off-putting, but just not how I like my IPAs. Hop flavors are classic pine, grapefruit and lemon citrus, along with some dank herbal notes. Bitterness is at least medium. Clean with minimal esters.

M: Smooth but a bit heavy in body due to the caramel malt component. Finishes dry despite the heavier body.

O: Not a crime to have caramel malt character in a 2021 IPA but certainly is not the routine anymore for even an East Coast iteration. Good beer and well-brewed but not my preferred flavor profile.

Jul 26, 2021
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JRybacki from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a stem glass.
Head was mostly nonexistent when poured, but left some lingering lacing on the glass.
Color was a dark golden brown and hazy.
Aroma is piney, little bit citrusy, and earthy.
Taste is piney and citrusy up front and a little bit of malty finish.
Mouthfeel is hoppy, tart, and a lot of dry hoppiness which makes for a crisp feel at the end of taking each drink.
Overall, nice IPA. There is a little bit of metallic aftertaste that starts to come through about halfway through the beer, but I wouldn't let this stop me from drinking it again.

Dec 25, 2020
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A pint can poured into a clear pint glass reveals a hazy amber brew with appreciable off white head and glass lacing. A mild hop odor is produced over the glass. The taste is hop dominant, but not out of balance for a hoppy IPA. While there isn't anything distinctive about County Line, there isn't anything wrong with it, except a little barley malt. Well worth a try and occasional revisit. Such a revist was had two months later, from a tap. Consistent with the description and ratings, it was a pleasant return.

Aug 11, 2020
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morrisseywilde from New Jersey

4.87/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Hey, are you a hophead? Do you try any IPA that comes out? Do you find that most of them are solid but nothing that stands out? Do you want delicious piney, lemony, dank, herbal, aggressive hops all up in your face? Do you get annoyed by reviewers who claim a beer is unbalanced because it’s too hop forward? Look no further friend. I have tried just about all of the famous IPA’s, hundreds of IPA’s, and this one may be my very favorite. Clean yet earthy. Bitter yet complex. Simply perfect. This makes Stone’s “aggressive” IPA’s seem charmingly balanced. And I love Stone. But this is the little IPA that could. It should be a cult classic. Hopheads, you have found your Lost Ark. Enjoy, and spread the word.

Jan 10, 2020
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good_to_sea from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Slightly hazy golden-brown with a rapidly vanishing tan head.
Smell: Grapefruit and pine. Standard IPA aroma.
Taste: Citrusy grapefruit and orange mixed with malt sweetness. Nice hoppy pine bitterness and lemon on the finish.
Feel: Thin- to medium-bodied, medium carbonation. Crisp.
Overall: A tasty, solid IPA.

Jul 17, 2019
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

(12 oz can, purchased cold in sixpack, Julian date 05619... poured into fat tulip)

L: orange-gold liquid, pouring clear until last dregs add some speckled, suspended sediment... loose spongy foam forms on the pour, but quickly falls into medium-thick collar

S: combo of orange and lemon-lime soda, heavy fragrant citrus peel, bit of underlying sweetish fruit jelly, vague background notes of mint and pine, lingering musky essence

T: big bitter-herbal hop pop in the middle up front, with the leathery citrus peels and biscuity malts filling out around it... bitterness blasts hard, lasting long through the finish, bit of a peppery-spicy, grapefruity tail to it... lovely fragrant aftertaste, spicy burps

F: lil bit of malt meat supporting its rich, resinous content; resins and alcohol leaving a delicately-viscous flame upon the palate long after each sip, extended tickle-y stings on the tongue... soft sizzle of suds with each sip... finish light enough to avoid fatigue

O: had this once or twice before grabbing a sixer the other day... explosive, intense flavors with an unabashed, satisfyingly biting, aggressive bitterness... I remember enjoying this before, and I should probably grab this more often - seems like this flies a bit under the radar

Jun 06, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, tan in color with one third inch head. Taste is pine resin, orange, and toasted malt. Medium bodied, bitter, with moderate carbonation. Makes for a solid, not spectacular ipa.

Apr 14, 2019
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mikeburd1128 from New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned on what looks to be 10/29 making this just over 2 weeks old.

This beer is just so goddamn good. It's a good old fashioned American IPA. Pours a predictable copper color with a finger or two of head that sticks around throughout. Nose is bursting with citrus, pine, onion. More of the same on the taste. Almost some juicy, overripe melon on the front - finishing with a lot of that dank onion. Feels just how it should. It sticks to your gums just a bit.

Overall, this beer is dope, and you should feel dope drinking it. I buy it whenever I see it fresh.

Nov 13, 2018
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CHickman from New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours cloudy gold orange color with a 1-2 finger white foamy head that faded slowly and left decent spotty lacing. Smells of sharp piney notes up front, with a mix of spruce and lemon zest, biscuit, tea leaf and earthy notes. Fresh like fresh air mixed with some floral hops. Flavor has more malt, grass, peppery spices, orange peel, dry flowers and trailing caramel. It's hoppy but the peppery spices and earthy notes are just as powerful. A nice level of bitterness and crisp feel made it relatively easy to drink, but the piney notes never seem to die down and should be dialed down a bit.

Sep 15, 2018
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into a tulip glass.

L---Hazy golden orange color. Slightly off white head with ok retention. Left excellent lacing.

S---Hoppy. Very hoppy. Pine & citrus fruits.

T---Again, very hoppy. Pine & grapefruit are what makes it through.

F---Thick & resinous. Very well carbonated. Carbonation takes some of the heaviness down a notch.

O---This is my 1st beer from Neshaminy Creek. They are VERY local to me. Just a few minutes to their brewpub. I was excited to try them and will seek their stuff out in the future. Maybe I can even talk the wife into a meal at the brewpub.

Aug 17, 2018
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jadpsu from Georgia

3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours fairly clear with a small white head that lacks much staying power.

AROMA: Sharp, puncant tart citrus aroma, not much citrus, more on the pine side

TASTE: Tart, hops are piney, bitter and tart. A little more than I care for. My taste buds needed a few sips before they
caught up with the malts.

A very good IPA.

Aug 13, 2018
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NEGGWA from Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This brewery clearly knows how to brew IPA's for HOP Heads!! Hard to find a better IPA in the North East then this beer and my new favorite 'Shape of Hops to Come'.

Mar 31, 2018
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a half pint glass: color is slightly hazy gold, head is off white with fine to small bubbles and presents at least 1/2 inch thick; head laces the glass.

Smell is starts slow then as it warms the resinous piney hops show through first, with subtle grass and citrus backing, not much malt in the nose.

Taste is much more emphatic in the hop department with some light bready malt: hops are piney, fairly strong, with citrus and grass backing it up.

Mouthfeel crisp, bitter, a bit more sweeter malty feel than aroma and flavor might lead to believe, then a strong drying finish.

Overall: a good ipa with big hops for moderate strength and a moderate malt presence.

Aug 23, 2017
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haines710 from Delaware

4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a can at the grocery. Poured into a pint glass. Enjoyed with dinner. Very dank and bitter. I liked the maltiness with citrus flavor hints. Lighter version of the Shape of Hops to Come from the same brewer. Easy to drink. Nice head and good lacing. Amber coloring and smooth. Very enjoyable

Jul 29, 2017
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AutumnWolf13 from Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

GREAT beer if your a dank head! Wonderful earthy, pine resin with a hint of citrus from the Warrior, Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe, and Centennial hops.
Goes great with Skunk, Afghani Kush, Jack Herer and Slim Jims dunked in salted caramel sauce!
My new "Most Favoritest" beer in the universe.

Jul 28, 2017
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OldeGolde from Maryland

3.07/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

To me the label of this beer clearly shows the division between a county of Pine People and Lime People. I couldn't think of a better description for the product. This is what it's like when Pines and Limes collide! Couldn't think of a better image for the beer. A refreshing brew that could be sessionable if it weren't so dang bitter and biting, not to mention almost 7%ABV. Each sip was a distraction as I watched Longmire. It's nice to find a beer that stands out for any reason at all. Turns out Neshaminy Creek are a brewery worth having around. I'm glad I found them at the beach last weekend - this one will always remind me of my honeymoon.

Jul 11, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a glossed over amber color with a one finger white head. The head faded into oblivion leaving a slight stringy lacing here and there. The smell had a sweet caramel and light citrus fruit leading into a piney hops mix. The taste was sweet fruits and a light grapefruit hop flavor. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there with a slight harsh aspect of an AIPA of sorts. Overall, decent AIPA I could have again.

Jun 26, 2017
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Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty see through orange tinged brew with an off white head. Smells inviting with citrus and pine notes on the nose. A bit bitter and piney for my taste, not enough sweetness to even this beer out. That being said, it's still not bad as I drink it I get a bit more of the citrus but the bready malt, I ain't tasting it. Good creamy mouthcoating feel to this IPA. The thing is, taste means the most by far to me so overall I've got to give it a 3.75.

Jun 10, 2017
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Undated can into pint glass. Pours a hazy light amber color with a thin off-white head. Initial impression is resinous hops - almost to the exclusion of everything else. BUT bready malt comes through after a bit, attempting (but failing) to balance the hoppiness. Nice chewy mouthfeel. Slightly bitter, dry finish. This is a very good IPA - not the best, but I'd revisit in a heartbeat.

Mar 12, 2017
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RacerX5k from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

You know what? I'll tell you what. This is really good, I mean they frigging nailed it. Exactly what they were going for. An bitter bomb, is there malt in this beer? it's almost 3/4 of the way thru before I notice any malt aroma and couple sips in before I get any bready or cracker malt sweetness.

Look average I don't like too pale which this is. Aroma bitter, fresh and taste is bitter, fresh hops only slightly balanced by that almost undetectable malt bill. Very dry and bitter, man I love dry and bitter I will have this again and again.

I'm not an session drinker and never will be but this will always follow couple big stouts. Dry and bitter, did I say that? Chewy mouthfeel and overall just damn good.

I think what I need to see next from this brewery is an 9 - 10 % double that keeps the same biter hop bill. Do they make that beer? IDK I'll have to ask ...

Mar 04, 2017
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citizencane from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank from can. Immediately foamed up with huge head and light amber liquid settling on rim. Taste is pine and dank hops and a hint of bitter grapefruit, with just enough malt to add a touch of breadiness and contrast. As I get further through and it warms a touch, a distinct orange or tangerine flavor emerges. Mouthfeel is simply amazing- thick and chewy while being refreshing and drinkable. I bought a 24 pack because I liked this so much. Edit: poured into glass since- thick bright orange with suspended sediment galore.

Jan 22, 2017
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gcasher from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can
Light malt backbone
Fresh hoppy aroma
Big white head
Hops taste of tropical fruit and dank bitter pine in harmony.
Creamy mouthfeel.
Doesn't get much better.

Nov 23, 2016
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at good-ta-go, Chambersburg, pa.

looks pretty good, amber slightly cloudy body, persistent off white head, good lacing.

not getting much on the nose, a little hoppiness.

initial flavor is a fruity malty wash, then the strong grapefruit hop bitterness comes on.

Body is about medium,

overall, another one of those solid but not spectacular ipas. would certainly have it again.

Nov 13, 2016
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BigGold from Mississippi

4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

First had poured from 12-oz. can, gift from friend, into tulip. My first beer from Neshaminy Creek, County Line IPA makes a passing nod toward a malty backbone during its full-bore hop assault on your senses.

Nov 08, 2016
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CTbrew32 from Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance- Copper/amber color, pretty clear throughout, and pours just under a inch of head.

aroma- Pine, citrus, grapefruit, and onion.

taste-Starts off with lemony citrus followed by a bitter combo of grapefruit and pine. Towards the end onion and floral hops are present and linger into the finish with some of the citrus coming back. The malt is nice combo of pale and caramel malt which adds flavor and balance.

Feel- Medium bodied, low/medium carbonation, dry, a clean finish with some residual bitterness.

Overall- This is an "average" above average ipa which pretty much provides the baseline of what you want from a good ipa. Essentially a west coast ipa with a onion/floral addition. Definitely good stuff and a good go to ipa.

Nov 01, 2016
County Line IPA from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 646 ratings