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County Line IPA | Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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County Line IPACounty Line IPA
BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
597 Ratings
County Line IPACounty Line IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
neshaminycreekbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by TheFightfan1 on 06-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,487
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
597
pDev:
11.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 597 |  Reviews: 100
Reviews by Jessenimmo:
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Photo of HopHead513
4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best 12 oz IPAs in a can you can find on many NJ shelves these days. Met one of the founders at Cloverleaf Pub in Caldwell NJ the other day and told him to keep up the good work. Dales Pale Ale used to be my go to (and I still love their Deviant), but this County Line IPA is legitimate.

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Photo of njcraftguy
4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew surprised me. I had spotted it many times in bottle shops but passed it over until recently some friends talked it up. This will now be one of my " go to " brews that will always be in my fridge right next to All Day IPA. Just a wonderful beer. Nice fruity flavor, smooth as can be. Excellent brew. Underrated IMO.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into nonic pint

A: great clarity nice light straw amber color pure white head but disappears quickly

S: pure resin bomb sticky piney hops a little bit of the caramel hops

T: such a nice piney resin taste then some of that maltiness that doesn't make the beer too bitter

M: Oily and slick with a nice coating but not over the top heavy

O: Excellent IPA it drinks like a DIPA. Very smooth not too bitter huge resin and pine in the taste its quite good. Second time having this beer and my opinion has not changed great IPA. Very reminiscent of Resin from Six point

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Neshaminy Creek County Line IPA
12 oz. can
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Appearance: Very, very hazy orange amber body beneath a creamy head of off-white that drops steadily to a thin but full surface covering, leaving behind some fairly impressive lace.

Aroma: Citrus and bready malt combine with some resin and pine. I'm not sure what it is that makes it this way, but it comes off almost like an old grapefruit.

Flavor: Far more aggressive than the aroma suggests. Nicely balanced blend of malt and hop flavors rather than just hops dancing across a thin layer of biscuit. Apricot comes into the hop mix, and pine seems to dominate the citrus (at least to start with). There's also a tropical fruit thing happening (pineapple, papaya, soft mango) which takes it away from your usual "citrus-pine" IPA profile. Solidly bitter. Dry finish as might be expected, and a little harsh in fact, with some resinous hop character lingering a little too strong for a little too long.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation that leaves it gently crisp and then smooth across the palate.

Overall: The 5 hops chosen for this IPA work well together, but at the same time they seem a bit muddled. There's a little bit of everything everywhere, but not enough of just one or two things to give it a focal point. At least it's unique.

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Photo of drtth
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1/2” fluffy white head that shows some retention but while drinking the beer it settles into thin layer and a ring of foam. Sipping leaves a ring, some patches and leggy lacing on the glass which mostly slides back down the side of the glass leaving lots of small speckles. The color of the beer is a hazed golden orange.

The aroma is filled with pine and resin backed up buy a touch of citrus (grapefruit) and some bready malt.

The flavors show off a well balanced blend of hops and malt where neither dominates the other and the malt backbone provides a nice counterpoint to the bitterness and flavors from the hops. As expected from the nose the hop flavors include a mix of pine, resin, grapefruit and malt sweetness. But for some reason I don't understand there are occasional sips which are all bitterness with no other flavors.

The mouthfeel is medium to light with a gentle smooth crispness. The finish begins with some malty sweetness but then becomes bitter, resinous and citric, fading into that dryness that invites another sip. However, during the drinking of this beer the carbonation seems to be pretty weak by about half way through the beer, causing the mouthfeel to lose some of that crispness.

Overall this is a nicely drinkable beer that I think I’d be happy to have again and probably will so I can revisit this review, but that said, so far its not quite good enough to earn a place in my regular rotation as it would have to beat out such things as Founders Centennial, Bell's Two Hearted or more local competition such as the Evolution Lot 3 or the Victory Hop Devil.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.46/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours a golden yellow, looks like a light beer with a solid white head.

nice citric hop aroma, pretty good smell.

the taste has a great balance of hops/malt. has a hop bite but also a malt undertone, if that makes sense. some pine as well.

the beer goes down smooth but has a thick-ish bitter and dry finish. also has a spicy finish.

considering it's a brewery within driving distance of me, i like this. i would love a fresh growler of this! good solid beer, no complaints here. another ipa i may consider a new go-to

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Photo of NateTheHappyOne
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

3/23/15 - poured in a tulip glass / had one from the can

The look is a light light-orange with hazy particulates throughout when held up to a light.

The smell is of dankness, hopwise a lot of pine and lemon. Some people have said this is unbalanced; I agree with those who appreciate the balance being further thrown toward the hops and pine-y flavors here. There is some almost mild-cheddar potent stank here, but I don't mean this beer smells or tastes of cheese. Just that it tingles the nose headily as a cheese or dank herb will.

The taste builds nicely. This I find important when dealing with an IPA that has a traditional enough flavor profile, that you would like to drink a few of at a time. With some citrus and a lot of pine and sappy notes.
In full bursts of stanky pine you receive lemon, farm table/biscuit bread lightly in the background malt. In the middle of each sip there is often a taste of lightly sugared lemon peel, like a maple candy with lemon zest that overwhelms the sugary aspect.
Finishes pleasantly with a deeper descent into the herbal Dank tastes and a slight increase in malt presence as you drink.

In the mouth, it refreshes, accompanies the tastes of the hops nicely, and goes down with a medium-to-high carbonation level. This makes it a great beer for taking large and small sips of, appreciating the flavor in differing ways each time.

Overall I love this IPA! For goodness sake, go get some where and when you can. I met the fellows in charge of this brewing effort. They are very nice, humble and happy to be making such good beer. I feel obliged to mention, this is the closest taste I can remember to their offering, The Shape of Hops to Come, which will come out again in July.
When IPA's are focused on one flavor only, that can be boring. This beer is more on one side of a spectrum, but truthfully by my taste, doesn't ever bore you through a session. Enjoy fruitfully and often! I have a fresh batch and I have to say as others have, it is underrated on this site as the whole brewery seems to be expect for SoHtC...
Cheers, Neshaminy Creek!

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Photo of gcasher
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
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 HopBomb515
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep hazy golden with orange tinge, big off white head and tons of lacing everywhere. Aromas lend toward citrus with some grapefruit zest, pulpy bitter citrus, and wet pine needles. This is incredibly hoppy. I can't pick out a definitive malt profile in the taste. I get a hit of big grapefruit up front which goes bitter and ends dank, resinous, wet pine needles. Perfectly carbonated, coats the pallet with sticky resinous hops. This was a must try for me. Extremely hoppy and showcases the bitter, resinous and pine flavors. It was very good but not my favorite flavor profile.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SanFranJake
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Ben7773
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of nstroup
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Jcorn
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Drhall36
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Fcip78
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just a ton of hop flavor with each sip.

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

Photo of megamass
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of wattoclone
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of tuowl74a
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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County Line IPA from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 597 ratings
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