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Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing

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224 Reviews
very good

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Reviews: 224
Hads: 1,631
Avg: 3.72
pDev: 32.8%
Wants: 25
Gots: 352 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ChrisCBeets on 09-23-2013

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.
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Reviews: 224 | Hads: 1,631
Reviews by Garrett092112:
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's head is two fingers thick and pretty light/fluffy, with web-like lacing, and a pale hazy golden body.

I smell a nice amount of citrus and juicier West coast-style of hops.

Tastes like a very well-balanced blend of the notes described above. This is a great example of how White IPA's, when done properly, round the bite off juuust where they ought to. Nothing is undermined or overpowering, just a very enjoyable flavor.

The mouthfeel here is crisp, clean, and quenching.

Overall, I'll give Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing a 4.5. This is one of, if not my current all-time favorite winter seasonal.

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Photo of iRaven99664
4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sweet and piney kind of like Rampant, just not as over powering in either department. Its almost like Rampant Jr. Very delightful for my first winter ale beyond Alaska Brew Co, which is actually brewed with pine needles (very tasty). The smell is very strong and pungent with pine, not so sweet. Really feels like winter on a cold winter day. Very enjoyable. Not an overpowering taste of booze, but just enough to remind you that you're enjoying an adult beverage. Being born in Colorado and living in Alaska, I salute my greeny comrades in their awesome display of evergreen goodness. Prost!

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Photo of NickTheGreat
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L (4.25) – Well, this beer is a white IPA, and it is light in color. Not white, but I can see where that comes from. A nice little amount of very white head on top.

S (4.25) – Smells really good. I definitely get the citrusy smells.

T (4.5) – Tastes just like it smells. Get the nice hop presence up front, and lingers a little on the aftertaste. In a good way!

F (4) – Appropriate carb and mouthfeel for the style. Nothing amazing or irritating either way here.

O (4.25) – I’m not quite sure why I bought this beer, but I was pleasantly surprised. I always like New Belgium beers, and this one was above average for sure. Not very familiar with the white IPA style, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will definitely buy again!

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Photo of BB1313
3.39/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of jimdalton
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy, pale, straw color. Pours a nice 2 finger high head with some moderate lacing.
Smell: Sweet, citrus hop aroma with a malty undertone.
Taste: Smooth pine hops upfront supported by a nice malt base that finishes clean with pine and floral snap. There is also a subtle citrus flavor throughout (lemon and grapefruit). Very well balanced.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium body with moderate carbonation.
Overall: New Belgium's Accumulation is an excellent execution of a white IPA. It brings balanced hops, nice mouthfeel, and a wonderful finish. This is by far my favorite winter seasonal.

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Photo of jblake4124
4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite IPAs. Purchased a six pack of bottles at the store and have twice gone back for more. Very crisp with a light mouthfeel, yet bold in flavor. Brings together a nice balance of bitterness and drinkability. Absolutely loved it.

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Photo of patpbr
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - The pour is a transparent gold with a fluffy snow white head.
S - Faint hops, citrus and pine
T - I notice what I got from the smell it also has some spice and yeast.
M - Medium body and a bit more bitter then i expected.
O - Its a solid White IPA but not my style.

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Photo of mojohawk21
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Turbo
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of tectactoe
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Hoppin_mad
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Josh_ew_uh
4.64/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of dmheinz57
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Andnkuhn
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Presentation: Tulip Glass

Appearance: A light golden color w. a haziness.

Smell: A great floral, hoppy, fruity, citrus, wheaty wonderful aroma.

Taste: It has a powerfully floral taste with a bite of hop. A wheat undertone makes the beer taste more rounded.

One of my favorite beers I wish i could get all year-round. Has a delightfully balanced floral/hop taste that makes for a great "have to try beer".

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Photo of SmellTheGluv
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopticalDeployment
3.24/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Todd
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Jpinoniemi
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Mildly hazed yellow straw hue, tight lacing that leaves a trail in its wake.

SMELL: CItrus zest, woody hops, tangerine, spice, grassy grain, mild evergreen

TASTE: Grassy hop, citrus peel, faint powdered aspirin, juicy hop resin, vague spicing, pale malt, ample bitterness, dry graininess, long lingering hop finish

Perhaps more of an IPA than White Ale, tasty none the less and a good switch up on the whole seasonal thing.

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Photo of hoffke88
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
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