County Line IPA | Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
589
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
11.76%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
168
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0
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Photo of JoeM79
1.36/5  rDev -65.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Quite frankly one of the worst beers I've ever had the misfortune of drinking. It looked nice after the pour and went downhill immediately after that. Tasted awful, just flat out awful, to the point that it almost hurt my tongue and throat to drink it.

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1.5/5  rDev -61.6%

Photo of jgiordano88
1.78/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

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2/5  rDev -48.8%

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2.24/5  rDev -42.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of corby112
2.43/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very cloudy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a one finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Earthy hop aroma with a strong grass/soil presence.  Some dirt and pine needle followed by grapefruit, faint citrus and a strong malt backbone.  Caramel sweetness with hints of toffee, bread and biscuit.  

Medium body wih a strong wheat/witbier character.  Tastes more like a hoppy American wheat beer than an IPA.  Lots of bready yeast along with zesty spice and a strong lemon presence.  Dry, bitter and earthy up front but this is quickly coutered by the peppery spice, bread and zesty lemon peel.   There's a strong bubblegum character as well before heavy malts come in on the back end with hints of toffee and caramel sweetness.  Astringent with an unpleasant lingering medicinal quality.  Very dry in the finish.  An odd interpretation of the style with lots of lemon/citrus and wheat beer character clashing with the intensely earthy, dry hops.  

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Photo of smcel371
2.5/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of Vylo
2.53/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.25

Looks decent when poured, but reeks of a dead skunk and doesn't taste much better. I don't like many IPAs and this is no different.

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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

This beer needs carbonation.

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2.76/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of TheBeerDrinker
2.87/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours out a nice dark oarange non-translucent with a one-finger white head with little retention but a little lacing.

Smell is strange. Maybe a little grassy and some weird smell I just can't put my finger on. It's a little funky. The smell is pretty sweet but not like anything I have ever smelled in an IPA.

Taste is a tiny bit bitter with the strange taste that follows the smell. The taste is better with a little noticeable malt backbone but just not anything I consider a good IPA. This is a strange one or else it is old as I got it as an extra in a trade.

Mouthfeel is about what I would expect with reasonable amount of carbonation.

Overall I would never buy this beer and would not suggest anybody else does either. Just a bad IPA unless it is old.

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2.96/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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County Line IPA from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 589 ratings.
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