Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing
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3.48/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Accumulation is a yellowish- colored beer with a nose that is interesting, with scents of lemon, citrus, and pine but with something else lingering in the background that is difficult to identify. The carbonation on this beer is somewhat low, the body is slightly hazy, and the overall first impression is mediocre overall.
Tasting this beer boosts the points somewhat. It has a flavor that emphasizes the taste of citrus, mainly grapefruit, with some light pale malt, pineapple, and spice. The beer is certainly smoother than other IPA and while certainly hop accented, it isn’t as full bodied and firm as other examples of its style.
This is an interesting beer and one oddity is its nose. I said before that I couldn’t identify a certain component of the nose, but then I read through other Beer Advocate reviews and one person describes it as being like deviled ham. This is actually a good description, as it does smell like a piece of seasoned meat. But I think the reason the nose is like this is due to the spicy character, which is almost like that of ginger and other spices sometimes used in deviled ham.
I can think of other IPA I like better than this one, but it is certainly not a bad product and it has enough unique qualities- and good flavor- to recommend. It is a unique product and most will find it at least acceptable.
Serving type: bottle
10-21-2013 04:01:53 | More by BryanCarey
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Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
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