County Line IPA
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

County Line IPACounty Line IPA
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Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
American IPA
Ranked #2,462
Ranked #18,839
3.83 | pDev: 11.49%
Jul 17, 2023
Jun 11, 2012
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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Rated: 4.34 by MouldyCrow from Pennsylvania

Jul 17, 2023
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Taster at brewery. Bright golden pour, spotty head. Hoppy aroma , resinous. Taste is more of the resiny hops, sticky, pine sap, mild sweetness, mouthfeel.
Feb 04, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by njbusa from New Jersey

Aug 31, 2022
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz can. I see no dating info... "brewed with pride"

Pours out with a slight haze, lighter almond amber, lasting cap and leaves nice looking and coating sheeting.

Just a hint of malts and resiny hops on the sniff.

Flavorful, better then decent craft western IPA, soft, smooth and tasty hop notes with medium resin character.

Everyday kinda IPA...which is a good thing...
Apr 17, 2022
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Rated by Johnnysocko64

4.72/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Didn't expect much from this local ale figured water from Philly how good could it be. Great balance hopping just the way i like it.
Feb 04, 2022
Rated: 3.06 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Dec 18, 2021
Rated: 3.67 by hotwired from New Jersey

Nov 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Dan2213 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: Pours a nice copper with about 1 finger of head leaves behind solid lacing
S: resinous pine with bready malt
T: follows the nose. With a nice citrusy, bitter finish
F: fairly thin, medium carbonation
O: a solid west coast style offering that I would keep on hand
Oct 06, 2021
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Reviewed by argock from Virginia

3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
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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Rated by DuaneL from Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Nice, but a little too bitter
Jul 05, 2021
Rated: 3.66 by Bwag from New York

Jun 17, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

Feb 06, 2021
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Rated by hybridentropy from Djibouti

3.11/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
smooth but lacks flavor
Feb 01, 2021
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Reviewed by JRybacki from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
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
Rated: 3.87 by Taenim from Maine

Oct 31, 2020
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
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
Rated: 4.06 by BosDen07 from Delaware

Mar 24, 2020
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Reviewed by morrisseywilde from New Jersey

4.87/5  rDev +27.2%
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
Rated: 3.3 by T66tah from Pennsylvania

Dec 26, 2019
Rated: 3.78 by Genx from Georgia

Dec 26, 2019
County Line IPA from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
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