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Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,468 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,468
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 22
Gots: 241 | 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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Photo of ToddGingerich
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of 45nDown
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Better than good, crisp White IPA Taste is hoppy goodness. Color is Brilliantly golden. Head a good 3/4 inch after the poor. Lacing is good at first but dissipates towards the end. This is a damn good beer. Color is ...oh who cares As I said Damn good beer.

Photo of viking77
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Onawen12
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of drjits
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Jut
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of ponbon63
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of PikesPilsner
4.44/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful drinkable IPA,my new football watching beer.

Photo of Andrii
4.44/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of hartpd
4.44/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of cfox142
4.44/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of BT5150
4.42/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DJMartin
4.42/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jhoover33
4.4/5  rDev +19.2%

Photo of DeepSouthSipper
4.4/5  rDev +19.2%

Photo of eatreeter34
4.39/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very solid IPA by a very solid brewery! These guys never disappoint and this one is true to form. A very clean beer with great smell and a taste that builds to a good hop finish. If you like American IPA this is a fine choice. I will enjoy several of these while they last!

Photo of ryho
4.36/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of rcswfp
4.36/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of tmm313
4.36/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear, pale yellow color. I think this is the lightest beer I've ever seen. Poured a creamy 1/2 finger head. Nice sticky lacing.

S- Very nice. Really strong aromas. Tropical fruits, orange, sweet grapefruit, earthy spice, lemon, and some dank. The malt is in there too.

T/M - I had to ponder throughout... not that it was that complex, but it was definitely a mix I hadn't experienced before. To me, the mouthfeel was more intimately tied to flavors than you usually experience. It has this light/smooth thing going on... almost like the tropical fruits, citrus, pine, spice, caramel, and bready malts are flowing just underneath a thin, resinous, oily cream... I'm guessing that is the influence of the wheat.

O- I was not expecting to like this as much as I did. The 83 rating led me to believe this was going to be something else, entirely. I loved how the mouthfeel, flavors, and aromas played together in this beer! If it comes back around next winter, I promise I will have again.

Photo of durwood64
4.36/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.36/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mooseisloose
4.35/5  rDev +17.9%

Accumulation of snow is not a problem here, but a white IPA? Something extraordinary, lets give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a huge citrus waft of lemon, orange and grapefruit oils with a nice sweetness in the background. Pours into my trusty SAPP to a slightly cloudy watery bright yellow with a massive white pillowy head that stands for what seems like forever, On the taste this brew has a nice citrus hop bite that is well balanced with a citrusy sweetness. The taste transitions to a more bitter middle with sweet and bitter finish that is mostly clean. Mouthfeel is light but insignificant due to overall flavor. Head holds up all the way through the brew, a nice light drinker with a good flavor kick, definitely a keeper.

Photo of nickapalooza86
4.34/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a straw hazy yellow, half finger of white head. Looks like grapefruit juice.

Smell is 100% citrus, grapefruit, lemon, citrus peels maybe a little grassy hop character.

Taste is really impressive, was not expecting this based on the scores, tropical and citrus are all over this thing, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, light orange and tangerine, just really juicy, slight pepper like spice, like wheat character, pear and yep even more grapefruit in the bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium light but built up do to the heavy carbonation, finishes rather dry.

WOW, was not expecting this based on the score, maybe it is suffering from a little of NB biased... People seem to shit all over them because of there size and whatnot... Which I never understood as SN gets nothing but praise and they are even larger.

If you like a good Citrus, grapefruit, tropical bomb at a even better price scoop it up.

Will be scooping up a 12 or two of this!

Photo of NickTheGreat
4.33/5  rDev +17.3%
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!

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours light golden with small foamy head that quickly dissipates., leaving a small amount of lacing on the glass. Hoppy, citrus smell with hints of pine/grass. Bitter, hoppy up front taste. Slight citrus taste but overall very grassy. Hop bitterness gets stronger and leaves a strong bitter aftertaste that persists.

Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 1,468 ratings.