1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing

AccumulationAccumulation

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

883 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 883
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.99%


Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ChrisCBeets on 09-23-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 883 | Reviews: 156 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by minterro:
Photo of minterro
minterro

Colorado

4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Leftovers from a party we hosted. Hopeful this beer isn't as bad as it reputation labels it to be. Trying not to let this get to me, but it might factor in subconsciously (could benefit the beer though). Poured into a pint.

Freshness date March 2014.

Questionable move producing a white IPA as a winter beer but here we go...

A&S: Good head, pours about a finger and hangs around in a foamy half finger layer that has a nice cling in the thick lacing. Semi-lively transparent very pale yellow colored beer. Aroma consists: of spicy hops, bready pale malts, a slight lemongrass tone.

T&M: Spicy hops dominate the taste as well as they did in the smell. Midway through there is a pretty substantial boast of grapefruit tones accompanied by grassy tones. Pretty smooth, carbonation has a bite, but doesn't get too intense. Very easy to drink.

Overall: I have to say, not as bad as I expected it to. I still question the move by new belgium to release this beer as a winter seasonal, it seems to be more fitting as a spring time or very early summer beer. One of the more solid beers from new belgium, I still wish they didn't do away with snow day. Idk to each there own. Wouldn't buy this beer (unless on some-kind-of super sale), but wouldn't turn it down.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 02:25:05 | More by minterro
More User Reviews:
Photo of SkinniePost
SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

04-17-2014 19:53:29 | More by SkinniePost
Photo of Sebas
Sebas

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

04-16-2014 02:17:09 | More by Sebas
Photo of Flowyn82
Flowyn82

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

04-15-2014 03:46:13 | More by Flowyn82
Photo of DeanMoriarty
DeanMoriarty

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-14-2014 17:45:01 | More by DeanMoriarty
Photo of SoupKitchenBeerSnob
SoupKitchenBeerSnob

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

04-13-2014 20:32:12 | More by SoupKitchenBeerSnob
Photo of Notacraftdrinker
Notacraftdrinker

Florida

4/5  rDev +9%

04-12-2014 18:16:28 | More by Notacraftdrinker
Photo of tclipse
tclipse

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.3%

04-12-2014 17:58:38 | More by tclipse
Photo of BeerImmediately
BeerImmediately

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with a best-by 4/20/14 date. Poured into a tulip, just above 40 degrees.

Pours with a short white head over a very pale yellow colored body, with a slight foggy/cloudy look to it. Very nice lacing.

Aromas are a light and bready. Plenty of yeast comes through, and just a touch of pineapple-to-apple fruit.

Mouthfeel is pretty light, and easy drinking. This goes down quickly, with just light carbonation. Flavors have a lot of apple in the middle, with a light finish of pine. Some lingering bitterness in the aftertaste reminds you that it's an IPA. Finish is nice and dry.

This is a pretty easy-drinking IPA, as I guess "white" IPAs should be... right? Nothing too strong for those who are scared off by muscled-out IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 20:41:14 | More by BeerImmediately
Photo of Greg_Nall
Greg_Nall

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

04-07-2014 20:12:23 | More by Greg_Nall
Photo of zeledonia
zeledonia

Minnesota

3.21/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Best by 20 April 2014. Tasted 6 April 2014. Drinking this on the back porch, my first outdoor beer of the year, after it finally warmed up enough for such things.

Pours a pale clear lightly-golden straw yellow. One finger of white head, good retention, excellent lacing. A lazy stream of bubbles rising slowly up the center of the glass, mirroring my late-afternoon energy.

Smell is thin, a bit sweet & corny. I get bright citrus notes that really make the beer for me (without them it'd be a whole lot worse). There's an acrid smell that reminds me a touch of urine; happily that dissipates after only a few minutes in the glass.

Taste is blah. Not bad, just not much. Grainy, some corn-like sweetness, a faint wash of bitter, some chalk. Just meh.

Feel is okay. Medium-light body, carbonation on the low side. Make that way on the low side. It sits, and allows some of the more unpleasant flavors (chalk, especially) to settle in.

Overall, it's an okay beer. Nothing remarkable about it, nothing terrible. No reason to drink it, really, with so many better options.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 01:05:27 | More by zeledonia
Photo of hmmmbeer10
hmmmbeer10

Florida

3/5  rDev -18.3%

04-06-2014 16:21:38 | More by hmmmbeer10
Photo of Filabee
Filabee

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

04-05-2014 13:52:50 | More by Filabee
Photo of sloelco
sloelco

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-05-2014 08:26:40 | More by sloelco
Photo of jlmathis
jlmathis

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-04-2014 05:53:41 | More by jlmathis
Photo of M_C_Hampton
M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, Light golden straw colored with a short white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, hazy

S: aroma of bitter citrus hops mixed with light grain, lemon, biscuit

T: nice lemony fresh hop flavor up front, middle is dry with little malt and slight orange peel, finish is more bitter citrus hops

M: light with higher carbonation

O: lemon flavor is light and refreshing

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 02:03:05 | More by M_C_Hampton
Photo of theninjacowboy
theninjacowboy

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

03-31-2014 18:05:14 | More by theninjacowboy
Photo of Brewer_Coach
Brewer_Coach

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-30-2014 23:55:30 | More by Brewer_Coach
Photo of rudabegga9
rudabegga9

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

03-29-2014 17:10:38 | More by rudabegga9
Photo of fencedfox
fencedfox

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -59.1%

03-25-2014 04:07:24 | More by fencedfox
Photo of brpendergast85
brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -18.3%

03-25-2014 04:06:25 | More by brpendergast85
Photo of oilcan01
oilcan01

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

03-24-2014 01:32:31 | More by oilcan01
Photo of hoffke88
hoffke88

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

03-21-2014 17:40:08 | More by hoffke88
Photo of ralerwen
ralerwen

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

03-20-2014 18:55:14 | More by ralerwen
Photo of Dougish
Dougish

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

03-20-2014 18:49:32 | More by Dougish
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 883 ratings.