PW's Year of Beer: Neshaminy Creek County Line IPA

By Eric San Juan
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We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at tips@philadelphiaweekly.com.

It’s always a pleasure to discover a good new local beer. We’ve explored a few beers by these Bucks County brewers before, such as their Croydon Cream Ale and Trauger Pilsner, but this is our first foray into a hop-forward beer by our PA neighbors. We’re happy to report that they nailed it. The aroma is pungent and piney, like a bed of sopping wet pine needles. The taste is dank and green with hops—juicy citrus, intoxicating pine, and just enough bready malts to provide balance. In fact, despite all those hops, this beer does not bombard you with bitterness. It’s well-balanced, with lots of hop and malt flavor. Not many newer brewers can manage that trick. Hell, a lot of veterans can’t, either. So this is a nice surprise. Look for it to start appearing in the city soon.
 

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