County Line IPA
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

County Line IPACounty Line IPA
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
From:
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,691
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,794
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 11.49%
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
540
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 31, 2022
Added:
Jun 11, 2012
Wants:
  17
Gots:
  188
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.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
 
Rated: 3.75 by njbusa from New Jersey

Aug 31, 2022
Photo of Billolick
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
Photo of Johnnysocko64
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
Photo of Dan2213
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
Photo of argock
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
Photo of DuaneL
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
Photo of hybridentropy
Rated by hybridentropy from Angola

3.11/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
smooth but lacks flavor
Feb 01, 2021
Photo of JRybacki
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 New Jersey

Oct 31, 2020
Photo of JohnniEMc
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
Photo of morrisseywilde
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
 
Rated: 3.97 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Nov 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by Nunya from Ohio

Sep 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.52 by Brushkanna from New Jersey

Aug 31, 2019
Photo of good_to_sea
Reviewed by good_to_sea from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
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
 
Rated: 3.21 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Jun 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.3 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Jun 25, 2019
Photo of Bouleboubier
Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
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
 
Rated: 3.8 by bylerteck from Canada (ON)

Apr 15, 2019
Photo of tigg924
Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
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
 
Rated: 3.5 by mig100 from Texas

Apr 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by bluehende from Delaware

Mar 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Dduquette from Maryland

Mar 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by RobertJBeer from New Jersey

Feb 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Feb 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by flyersfan900 from Virginia

Nov 23, 2018
Photo of mikeburd1128
Reviewed by mikeburd1128 from New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev +12%
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
Photo of jamyers1
Rated by jamyers1 from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Not a bad brew from Neshaminy Creek BC. Light in color and taste. Hops definitely come through!

J
Oct 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.96 by Hopfenpeter from Maryland

Oct 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.2 by Chackman151 from Arizona

Sep 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.68 by Octoberist from Pennsylvania

Sep 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.94 by StanleysCup from Maryland

Sep 23, 2018
Photo of CHickman
Reviewed by CHickman from New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
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
County Line IPA from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 652 ratings