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Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing

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1,530 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,530
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 23
Gots: 281 | 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:
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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Ratings: 1,530 | Reviews: 240
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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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4.73/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.
6.2% ABV, Serve at 45°F, Best before 23FEB14

A - Fluffy sheets of lace coat the glass like wind-blown snow from the lofty pile of white foam, resting gently on the clear pale yellow beer.

S - Bright citrus notes shine with vibrant updrafts of lemon peel, moist apricot, white grape skin, and tropical fruit essence while dry wheat and subtle pale malt lay low.

T - Accumulation's bold citrus character is piled high like a mound of snowballs waiting to be thrown, ripe with tropical fruit smoothie flavor; mango, lemon, peach, white grape, and, though buried in snow, faint earthy grass on the finish.

M - Crisp and refreshing like a brisk breeze, Accumulation has a bright, airy feel that's punctuated by soft wheat and smooth hop bitterness, finishing with a touch of dryness and lingering tingle of citrus.

O - Accumulation is so ripe with fresh, tropical fruitiness you'd swear there was fruit in the beer but New Belgium's flurry of hops generates the whole avalanche of fruit flavor, piling on top of the beer's perfect wit-like base of grainy pale malts and soft wheat. It's incredibly drinkable and refreshing in a sea of spiced, high alcohol, warming winter beers.

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4.72/5  rDev +27.6%

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4.68/5  rDev +26.5%

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4.64/5  rDev +25.4%

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4.63/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Favorite beer ever, along with Rolle Bolle from New Belgium. Cant help but love the interesting concoction, since I love IPA's and I love Witbiers. Pours a nice light honey-straw yellow, clear and crisp. If the mark of a good beer is lacing, this is king, since I have a shot's worth of beer lining my glass from top to bottom. All around a great drink, and nice at 6.2 abv to accumulate many beer sweaters for cold weather defense. I drank one of these on the lift at Red Lodge Mountain in Montana and it made for a darn fun ride down the hill.

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4.63/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the type of IPA that I crave. It's not heavy on malts. The peach, pineapple, apricot coating in this beer is what I look for. You don't get much grapefruit tones in this one. The look on this beer is a bright lemon drop color. The smell is orange juice all the way.

Love this IPA by NB. I think their IPA's don't get enough credit. Nice job on this one.

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4.6/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

It was delicious and smooth

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4.6/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opened this to very nice grapefruit citrus smell and taste. The beer had a great mouth feel and tasted as good coming in as going down. This should be a year round seller.

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4.56/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.52/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is coming from a guy who has not had very many WIPAs that he has really liked.

A - A ninety percent clear pale yellow/gold brew, with a head retention that mostly went away within about 5 minutes or so, then stayed to cover the top layer of beer for the entirety. Leaving lace on the glass that was thin and of no particular pattern.

S - Wonderful, I could not figure out the hops, but I really like it. First part of the smell is very much a slap in the face of hops, then ending in obvious bitter bliss.

T - Citrus off the bat with an extra earthy tone, then a split second of light malt flavor with complicated specialties; as the hops set in to a very special bitterness I really enjoy with a subltle fruityness. Followed by a slight throte alcohol taste, but of course not too strong at all. Infact it's very drinkable, smooth, and asking for another drink (gulp) Tasted a slight hint of pine that drink. Yum.

M - Not too much or little carbonation, full bodied, and not too thick. The flavor intrudes my perception of the mouthfeel as its bitterness tingles my tounge, mouth, and throte.

O - Seriously enjoy the S**T out of this beer, the drinkability is high and easy to have more than a few (Look out) it's strong ABV takes it's hold quickly as the third cap is popped off. I will cry the day this beer is no longer brewed, rather hoping for the next winter to roll around. (crosses fingers)

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Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
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