Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by Kinsman:
3.96/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Been a while since I've written a review but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I've always been skeptical of 'white IPAs' as sort of a gimmick but this one hits the nail on the head.
Pale golden colored body with a creamy white head on top. Really impressed with the clarity on this one... looks more like a light lager than anything this hoppy.
Hops give quite the welcome on the nose with a juicy orange character and bright floral notes. First sip and the hops follow suit with delicious citrus notes accompanied by a lightly sweet malty backbone. Not quite the same bittering punch as a typical IPA.
Mouthfeel is light and crisp, making for quite the refreshing beverage. Wasn't really sure what to expect from this beer but I'm glad I picked it up. A nice hoppy and refreshing beverage in a relatively light package that won't beat up your taste buds.
Serving type: bottle
11-26-2013 03:27:47 | More by Kinsman
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3.75/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Hazy pale golden in color, resembling a Wit beer, with a massive, coarse white head, which retains very well. Abundant fine-beaded carbonation races to the surface, the lacing is thick and glass-coating.
Aroma: Spicy and peppery hop notes dominate the aroma, grassy notes hay, and a slight pine note are also present. There are also moderate orange and grapefruit hop aromas.
Taste: Opens with somewhat aggressive herbal hops, which seem quite fresh. Throughout the taste, the hops dominate, although the pale malt manages to offer an occasional flourish. The slightly higher ABV (6.2%) remains incognito. Finishes with a lingering spicy and grassy hop presence.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and quite full, pleasant.
Drinkability/notes: A really nice example that is worthy of being served at Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's dinners.
Presentation: Packaged on a custom twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle, served in a Samuel Adams Boston Lager sensory glass.
Serving type: bottle
06-19-2014 00:49:27 | More by Pegasus
Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 956 ratings.