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County Line IPA | Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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County Line IPACounty Line IPA
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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
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
175
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5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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4.9/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bobfinkenaur
4.83/5  rDev +26.1%
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 +25.3%
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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4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of morrisseywilde
4.68/5  rDev +22.2%
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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4.68/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.67/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.58/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bjcomm96
4.54/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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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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4.52/5  rDev +18%
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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4.52/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.51/5  rDev +17.8%
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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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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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
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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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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

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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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