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Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing

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1,150 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,150
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 15
Gots: 135 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This winter, IBUs start accumulating like snow in Colorado with our new Accumulation White IPA. Brewing a white IPA was not only a way to salute the white beauty falling from the sky, but a direct revolt to the longstanding tradition of brewing dark beers for winter. At least that’s what our rebellious brewer Grady Hull likes to claim as he shovels in plenty of new hop varietals and a bit of wheat for a smooth mouthfeel. Stack up a few cases of Accumulation White IPA to keep your long nights glowing blizzard white.

(Beer added by: ChrisCBeets on 09-23-2013)
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3.4/5  rDev -7.6%

Enjoy by 3/22/15. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a pale yellow with a slight haze; chunky eggshell white head that sticks around and leaves great lacing and retention. Great looking brew. The aromas have lots of lemon zest. More subtle citrus notes. Some grapefruit. Some malts in the mix. Smells like your typical New Belgium hoppy beer. The Belgian aspects almost seem non-existent, although they're ultimately there. The flavors are bittersweet and refreshing. More citrus notes. More lemon and lime. Hints of wheat. Lots of fresh grass. Hints of caramel. There's a nice little bitterness, but it's far from overwhelming. Finishes pretty clean. Mouthfeel is nice. It's medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

This is a fun beer to drink, but isn't overly impressive. Like I said before, it's your typical New Belgium hoppy beer with a subtle kiss of wheat.

BB1313, Nov 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Accumulation brewed by New Belgium Brewing, with an ABV of 6.20% This brew pours out a nice cloudy amber color with a nice white head. Accumulation is a unfiltered brew. This brew is cloudy you can not see thought it. The smell is citrus, with some grains and malts. There is nothing bad so far. Now for the taste, it is rich with citrus and hops. You pick upon some grains at the end of this brew. New Belgium Brewing did a nice job with this one. Accumulation has a nice balance to it there is nothing overpowering in this brew. The mouthfeel is bold and clean. At first it is citrus with some bitterness ,then it is smooth. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out 5. I would buy this brew again. Thank You New Belgium Brewing.

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3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Single 12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic. A hazy pale lemon yellow with a thin layer of foamy white bubbles on top and leaving concentric rings of lace on the sides of the glass. Bright and fresh aroma of lemon and pineapple, grass, something else faintly tropical or gummy candy-like, coriander seed, a ghost of pine needles. Palate is refreshing, citric, subtly sweet ... I get more of a session IPA vibe than the expected witbier base, at least initially, although there is a solid undercurrent of Belgian seed spice and dry phenols. Grapefruit, lime, and some mango complement the lemon on the nose. The combination of Belgian yeast and citrus hops recalls ginger root, in a way. Body on the low end of medium with moderate carbonation. Finishes rather dry, with lingering citrus rind, clove, and coriander notes. I stand by my earlier "session" assessment, flavorsome yet light and drinkable. Good balance between American hop and Belgian flavors, with the former front and center and the latter playing a competent supporting role.

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Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
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