County Line IPA | Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

County Line IPACounty Line IPA
591 Ratings
County Line IPACounty Line IPA

Brewed by:
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

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

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Ratings: 591 |  Reviews: 100
Photo of Parker51
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 mvanaskie13
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a half pint glass: color is slightly hazy gold, head is off white with fine to small bubbles and presents at least 1/2 inch thick; head laces the glass.

Smell is starts slow then as it warms the resinous piney hops show through first, with subtle grass and citrus backing, not much malt in the nose.

Taste is much more emphatic in the hop department with some light bready malt: hops are piney, fairly strong, with citrus and grass backing it up.

Mouthfeel crisp, bitter, a bit more sweeter malty feel than aroma and flavor might lead to believe, then a strong drying finish.

Overall: a good ipa with big hops for moderate strength and a moderate malt presence.

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Photo of haines710
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a can at the grocery. Poured into a pint glass. Enjoyed with dinner. Very dank and bitter. I liked the maltiness with citrus flavor hints. Lighter version of the Shape of Hops to Come from the same brewer. Easy to drink. Nice head and good lacing. Amber coloring and smooth. Very enjoyable

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Photo of AutumnWolf13
4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

GREAT beer if your a dank head! Wonderful earthy, pine resin with a hint of citrus from the Warrior, Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe, and Centennial hops.
Goes great with Skunk, Afghani Kush, Jack Herer and Slim Jims dunked in salted caramel sauce!
My new "Most Favoritest" beer in the universe.

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Photo of Nace4
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OldeGolde
3.07/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

To me the label of this beer clearly shows the division between a county of Pine People and Lime People. I couldn't think of a better description for the product. This is what it's like when Pines and Limes collide! Couldn't think of a better image for the beer. A refreshing brew that could be sessionable if it weren't so dang bitter and biting, not to mention almost 7%ABV. Each sip was a distraction as I watched Longmire. It's nice to find a beer that stands out for any reason at all. Turns out Neshaminy Creek are a brewery worth having around. I'm glad I found them at the beach last weekend - this one will always remind me of my honeymoon.

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Photo of raylpendleton
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mai11oux
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a glossed over amber color with a one finger white head. The head faded into oblivion leaving a slight stringy lacing here and there. The smell had a sweet caramel and light citrus fruit leading into a piney hops mix. The taste was sweet fruits and a light grapefruit hop flavor. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there with a slight harsh aspect of an AIPA of sorts. Overall, decent AIPA I could have again.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty see through orange tinged brew with an off white head. Smells inviting with citrus and pine notes on the nose. A bit bitter and piney for my taste, not enough sweetness to even this beer out. That being said, it's still not bad as I drink it I get a bit more of the citrus but the bready malt, I ain't tasting it. Good creamy mouthcoating feel to this IPA. The thing is, taste means the most by far to me so overall I've got to give it a 3.75.

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Photo of cambabeer
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bret717
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichieRich1812
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jgiordano88
1.78/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of DudMan
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Erikshegda1994
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbl_delta
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Undated can into pint glass. Pours a hazy light amber color with a thin off-white head. Initial impression is resinous hops - almost to the exclusion of everything else. BUT bready malt comes through after a bit, attempting (but failing) to balance the hoppiness. Nice chewy mouthfeel. Slightly bitter, dry finish. This is a very good IPA - not the best, but I'd revisit in a heartbeat.

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Photo of RacerX5k
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

You know what? I'll tell you what. This is really good, I mean they frigging nailed it. Exactly what they were going for. An bitter bomb, is there malt in this beer? it's almost 3/4 of the way thru before I notice any malt aroma and couple sips in before I get any bready or cracker malt sweetness.

Look average I don't like too pale which this is. Aroma bitter, fresh and taste is bitter, fresh hops only slightly balanced by that almost undetectable malt bill. Very dry and bitter, man I love dry and bitter I will have this again and again.

I'm not an session drinker and never will be but this will always follow couple big stouts. Dry and bitter, did I say that? Chewy mouthfeel and overall just damn good.

I think what I need to see next from this brewery is an 9 - 10 % double that keeps the same biter hop bill. Do they make that beer? IDK I'll have to ask ...

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Photo of hopdevil1
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zaktcc
4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Timtac
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of citizencane
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank from can. Immediately foamed up with huge head and light amber liquid settling on rim. Taste is pine and dank hops and a hint of bitter grapefruit, with just enough malt to add a touch of breadiness and contrast. As I get further through and it warms a touch, a distinct orange or tangerine flavor emerges. Mouthfeel is simply amazing- thick and chewy while being refreshing and drinkable. I bought a 24 pack because I liked this so much. Edit: poured into glass since- thick bright orange with suspended sediment galore.

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County Line IPA from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 591 ratings
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