County Line IPA
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

County Line IPACounty Line IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,622
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
86
Ranked #18,084
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 11.43%
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
634
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Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
86
Very Good
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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Reviews: 107 | Ratings: 634
Photo of good_to_sea
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.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
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

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Photo of tigg924
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.

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Photo of mikeburd1128
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.

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Photo of CHickman
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.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
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.

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Photo of jadpsu
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.

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Photo of NEGGWA
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'.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
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.

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Photo of haines710
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

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Photo of AutumnWolf13
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.

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Photo of OldeGolde
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.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
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.

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Photo of Vetbidder
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.

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Photo of dbl_delta
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.

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Photo of RacerX5k
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 ...

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Photo of citizencane
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.

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Photo of gcasher
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.

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Photo of MikeWard
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.

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Photo of BigGold
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.

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Photo of CTbrew32
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.

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Photo of EMV
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at 'The Field' in State College, poured into a goblet.

L: Clear medium golden pour. Two fingers of white head that falls quickly. Modest lacing.

S: Resinous pine... light citrus. Hoppy.

T/F: Ligjt on the malts... goes right into a dominant bitter piney hop profile. Some notes of grapefruit and cracked peppercorn. A bit thin in body. Good carbonation. Resinous with a bitter dry finish.

O: A bitter but tasty IPA. Could maybe use a bit more oomph in the body but overall quite solid. I liked it enough to order a second.

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Photo of SDavis108
4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great IPA. This beer almost taste like a double IPA. The hops are outstanding. Very floral, very hoppy. Had it out of the can many times. Had it out of the tap and growler tonight and it was very impressive

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Photo of gopens44
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Only run of the mill characteristic of this one is the plain Jane look. Clear, golden, finger of foamy head. Fun picks up in the smell with pine, grapefruit and mango. Taste is just darn good. Big pine upfront with a nearly punishing bitter bite that softens into a more delicate fruit sweetness before a particularly stubborn and slightly more earthy aftertaste sticks around. Much better than what the rating suggests.

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

$ 4.75/16 oz shaker ($ 0.297/oz) at Denny’s Beer Barrel, Clearfield, PA
Aroma – onions
Head – chopped off by bartender. What remains is white and creamy, diminishing to a two mm ring and thin partial layer
Lacing – narrow rings of tiny bubbles connected by narrow stalactites.
Body – medium yellow, clear
Flavor – dank. No malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, slightly oily, lively carbonation

Nice IPA.

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4

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County Line IPA from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 634 ratings