County Line IPA | Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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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
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
538
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
30%
 
 
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Reviews: 82 | Ratings: 538
Photo of bobfinkenaur
4.83/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had never heard of this brewery before tonight. On tap at TJ's Restaurant in Paoli, PA.
Poured cloudy for an IPA…which I really like! The malt and bitterness were very well balanced. Aroma was good but not that pronounced.
The most unusual and interesting thing about this beer was the flavor. Started like a traditional IPA but ended with a subtle sweetness that lingered for a long time on the pallet.
We need more beers like this. I would almost describe it as a hybrid beer between an IPA and a Double MaiBock.
Bottom line this beer tasted extremely fresh and flavorful. I will be back to TJ’s tomorrow for another!

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Photo of ThE_MaD_HoPpEr
4.8/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Makes me want to drive across the county line to get some more. This is a very underrated IPA on Beer advocate. It tastes great out of a can or bottle. Have not had it on tap yet. Very refreshing with just the right amount of hops and citrus. Nice floral aroma and crisp finish.

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Photo of morrisseywilde
4.68/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Color deep amber gold. Minimal lacing. Smell: hops. I am thinking if this beer was made on the West Coast or by a better known brewery it would be getting a standard Outstanding rating. I am a total IPA dude, in that I don't really drink anything but, except maybe a Cali-Belgique or other IPA variations. So, I have had hundreds of good IPA's. This stands out in my top 5, especially if you drink IPA's because you love crisp, aggressive, straight-forward hops, as opposed to the more complex and subtle IPA's such as Sculpin. This one really slaps your taste buds awake and leaves them vibrating like a well-plucked guitar string. The 6.6 ABV is perfect - the alcohol does not overshadow the flavor. Neshaminy Creek, you nailed it, and this should be an IPA cult beer. A must try for hop heads. And man they go down easy, too, due to the minimal maltiness - no heavy bloating feel. Just a fistful of bright lemony hops in your face. They have outdone Stone with the pure, aggressive profile. You make me proud to be a Pennsy boy.

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Photo of HopHead513
4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
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 chuckakhan
4.52/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Solid choice for IPA fans looking for something that is more straightforward hops without too much fruity nonsense. This 5-hop brew will punch you in the mouth. Amber in color. Smell is clean, crisp hops with subtle pine and citrus notes. Leaves the mouth feeling tingly, and finishes bitter.

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Photo of Ikeithbot
4.51/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours a clear medium to dark orange color with very large carbonation bubbles and a super thin white lacing ring (initial pour was a healthy looking one fingered head). The bottle has a massive amount of sediment so pay close attention when pouring unless you don't mind dregs.

S - Aroma is predominantly hoppy with citrus notes (oranges and grapefruit), there's some off aroma blended in that's hard to pinpoint what it is. Overall aroma is slightly juicy, but faded.

T - A little bready caramel malt up front that quickly is buried with an assertive amount of hops: oranges, grapefruit, floral, pine, with borderline passion fruit hop presence and a LONG lingering bitterness

M - Medium body and gentle carbonation, slightly sticky on the lips from the malt.

O - This beer is aggressively hopped and is something I'd definitely buy again. Would like to visit the brewery for a growler fill (if they do that), a solid IPA

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: amber beer, just about clear, off-white head as-big-as-ya-want-it

S: wet orange citrus and bright green flowers

T: sweet pine and juicy orange, well-rounded hop bitterness, understated malts and crisp, tight hops

M: soft, smooth and creamy, with a bit of carbonation's fuzz; fuller and richer than most IPAs, particularly for the low abv

O: I was braced for an underrated beer and it is - for an IPA, one of my very favorites - reminds me of some of the big-name, higher abv DIPAs out there in terms of flavor and feel; great nose; delicious from first crack of the can to last outta the glass. Must try.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
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 TTen
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Neshaminy Creek County Line IPA

A: Clear copper with an off white head. Retention is fair. Not much active carbonation. 3.75
S: Citrus and pine. A little catty Simcoe. Really resinous and prominent hop aromas. 4.5
T: Follows the nose. The bready and caramel notes from the malt come through and then give way to the piney, juicy hops. Bitterness is assertive but not overly aggressive. 4.5
F: Body is light to medium and the finish is dry. 4.25
O: Really liked this one. Hops came through very well; in fact, it could stand up to some DIPA's with regards to hop character. Malt still there to balance it out but definitely a great mix of hops and definitely hop forward! 4.5

Canned on 4-18-2016

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Photo of reds2harleys
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
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 SPLITGRIN
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

After giving this one just a lazy number review, I was so impressed that I had to come back and give it its dues.

A doughy bubbly off white head reaches about an inch and a half before it starts turning rocky and leaves paint brush strokes of lace behind. Body is a deep amber hue. Nose is zesty with musky hop notes. Enters the mouth with soft piney notes. Waves of bready malts carry resin based hops all over the mouthfeel. The finish is nicely dry and grapefruit based. This is a very solid IPA.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.37/5  rDev +12.1%
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 sulldaddy
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%

Sampling a 22 oz bottle at cellar temp poured into a snifter. The beer pours a clear copper color with creamy yet large head of 5 cm foaming up even with a gentle pour. The foam recedes slowly to a sturdy surface layer and leaves tight lattice after each sip.
Aroma is grapefruit rind and pine branches with a little herbal tea mixed in. A 5 hop IPA seems accurate here with a wide range of scents on the nose.
The first sip reveals an average body with a smooth texture and very fine gentle rolling carbonation.
The flavor is briefly grainy malt with just a hint of sweet toffee but rolls very quickly to a hop dominant finish.
I get a dry citrusy and pineapple finish that leaves a lingering bitterness on my palate, yet I dont feel like this is a complete palate destroyer.
I dont get any hints of alcohol and dont think this is a double IPA by any stretch.
A well made and complex American IPA, doesnt seem "west coast" and I enjoy the variety of hop characteristics that I pick up. I would try this one again and folks in eastern PA should give it a shot.

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Photo of addmorehops
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Unbalanced in a good way for us hop heads, - just right body for 6.6 ABV, not sticky, great hop kick start to finish, lingers. West coast if you had to describe the hop assault, but leans east coast pine on the tongue.

For those of you who give a ratsass, it looks and smells good. Also had it in cans - great!

Keep em coming NCBC

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Photo of RJQ3
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent New IPA with great Hoppy upfront bitterness, pine & citrusy notes and a clean finish. Was really surprised by this one! Neshaminy producing some great brews.

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Photo of JG-90
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

County Line IPA pours a very cloudy, dull, golden orange color with a large head and good retention with average lacing. Smells of pineapple, earthy hops, lemon, and tangerine must.

Taste starts with pineapple, then a bready and musty orange, with a pineapple, lemon, and light tangerine finish. Feel is chewy with a nice amount of creaminess, a bit below average carbonation for a beer of this ABV.

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Photo of Oakenator
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Orange in color with a finger plus of head at pour. Head retains well and even after 30 minutes there is a nice film on top. Solid lacing.

S: Fresh hopped - I'm getting more kitchen spice and vegetable. Maybe a hint of citrus. Really nice.

T: Again the hops are dominant but not the same bitter bite from some IPAs that is craved. Still very good. I get some celery.

M: Medium to light bodied. Nice beer for a hot day.

O: Well done.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2/22...pours bright clear gold, some light gets through. Bright floral grapefruit nose, some pine. Taste is a light malt, slightly citrus, closed by a sharp pine bitter. Oily mouthfeel Very sharp. Quite tasty. Another NCBC winner.

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Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass at the Iron Abbey in Willow Grove, PA. The appearance is a golden yellow with a medium sized white head. The aroma is full of citrus and hops and the flavor matches the aroma. A very flavorful and hoppy beer.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear deep gold with a nose full of pine. Bands of off lacing left behind. A bit of sweetness and caramel aromas. The taste is sweet with citrus, caramel and a bitter finish of pine. Nicely balanced with a light to medium body. Very nice IPA.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a clear medium to dark orange color with very large carbonation bubbles and a super thin white lacing ring (initial pour was a healthy looking one fingered head). The bottle has a massive amount of sediment so pay close attention when pouring unless you don't mind dregs.

S - Aroma is predominantly hoppy with citrus notes (oranges and grapefruit), there's some off aroma blended in that's hard to pinpoint what it is. Overall aroma is slightly juicy, but faded.

T - A little bready caramel malt up front that quickly is buried with an assertive amount of hops: oranges, grapefruit, floral, pine, with borderline passion fruit hop presence and a LONG lingering bitterness

M - Medium body and gentle carbonation, slightly sticky on the lips from the malt.

O - This beer is aggressively hopped and is something I'd definitely buy again. Would like to visit the brewery for a growler fill (if they do that), a solid IPA and I think more deserving than the current (82) score.

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Photo of hopflyer
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Edit 11/25/15
The more I have this the more I like it. And there is a balanced blend of both pine and citrus in the taste. It varies depending on my mood and what I've already drank or eaten but this one has pretty much become my go to.

Hazy light orange, small but thick head.

Resinous hops in the nose and some prevalent caramel malt. Piney

Taste is up front wallop of piney hops. Really sappy and resinous and not much citrus. Pine cone with a touch of sweet malt balance, enough to not make the pine too overbearing. Different from the hop profile I prefer but this tastes pretty good. Nice bitter bite. As the pine eases off, some sweet sugar cookie appears. Bit this is all about piney and dank hops. Unbalanced in a good way for me

Medium carbonation and medium body. Long finish but not syrupy.

I usually lean towards citrus hop profiles but the piney profile of this one has me intrigued. The whack of pine eases off some as the taste buds become accustomed and it becomes an enjoyable IPA. A lot if flavor packed in and remains flavorful throughout. I'll seek this out again for sure along with whatever else Neshaminy Creek has to offer. Nicely done.

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Photo of brother_rebus
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep hazy golden yellow. Minimal to no lacing. Thin rimjob head. Pine resin hop smell. Medium to heavy malt body. Hoppy. Almost sweet. Pine taste. Not a huge frontal bite. Malty smoothness with a hoppy light finish. Delicious beer. One of, if not the most similar beer to Heady Topper that Ive had. Akin to the nectar of Bacchus himself.

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Photo of Act25
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I like this brewer a lot. BA is under rating them. One of my new fave IPAs in cans and brewers - Along with Cartons of NJ.

Appearance: pours a apricot hazy body with a 1" head that lingers and laces and bounces back!

Smell: pine, grapefruit, and pineapple - 5 hops! are present. Plentiful aroma.

Taste: Starts immediately with the hops... piney bitterness, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, papaya, black peppercorn, and a long finishing peppery bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Very nice and original. It's medium bodied. Crisp and the dry at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste. Big beer.

Overall: A must try.

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Photo of billsmorrison
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid IPA, more of a West Coast feel but has all the comforts of home. This IPA's malt complexion is a bit halted by the hops yet still has its place in the flavor. Its straw color is perfect to go with a hint of siltniess to it. Good IPA and great price.

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