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Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
84
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1,516 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,516
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 23
Gots: 271 | 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 lstorie3
2.85/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A pale yellow, maybe pineapple juice color. Slight haze. Minimal white head. I was expecting maybe something akin to a wit in color, and although it's not real far off, it's not exactly what I was expecting.

Smell is pine and lemon and maybe a touch of Cheez-itz. Some spic e as well, but I can't quite put my finger on it - maybe a bit of clove? Overall, a nice smelling Christmas IPA.

Very carbonated and light bodied.

Taste is fairly subdued. It's somewhat fruity and piney and not much else. Not really digging it. It's not real bitter, but it has some bitterness. Not picking the spice in the taste. Kind of blah.

Photo of JayNat
2.85/5  rDev -23%

Photo of Sonofalime
2.86/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Easy drinking but not that flavorful. Hop presence on the nose though. Enjoyed smelling it more.

Photo of Gurman
2.9/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

It's ok, I would not get it again

Photo of AndrewBinder
2.9/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Pretty ok IPA from new Belgium. Not much mouthfeel or smell but a distinct hoppy fruity balance. Very drinkable. One that I could have afew in the night and not get sick of. Needs a bit more hops but a good beer for non IPA drinkers to enjoy. It's drinkability makes it appeal to me for sure

Photo of santomark
2.92/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A - Pours a very light beer tone, faint yellow, a tad shallow, you can see the carbonation rise, with about a 1 1/2 finger head that disappears fairly quickly.

S - At first I could smell the carbonation, reminded me of a mineral water. A very mild orange, grapefruit, mildly hopped. Not much malt, no bread; however, the sweet undertones do make up in this aspect.

T - Taste is very bland, subtle, no complexity from the hops. Subtly sweet and a mild dryness towards the end.

M - Very light bodied, carbonation exhausts the palate from tasting.

O - I will not be having this again. Purchased a 6 pack of this for $10, kinda upset I'm stuck with 5 more bottles... definitely not worth the price. The smell is subtly awesome; however, drinking this was reminiscent of drinking a bud light. No taste and carbonation that drowns the palate. The only thing I liked was the smell and finish. Other than that, this was extremely disappointing.

Photo of KLHBB
2.97/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of chuckgietzen
2.98/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of twofacedmonster
2.98/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Schlafly33
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of javlin624
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of tclipse
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of wilfonzo
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of mcniwinski
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of stampfler07
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of user785335
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of 100200300
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of DerrickW
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of TDK-Zach
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of drdiesel9483
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of TOXXIK
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Why mess with a good thing? Snow Day was a great beer and im disappointed you replaced it with Accumulation. Accumulation is a good beer also but no were near as good as Snow Day. Its a Disappointment it is not returning as I was looking forward to it in 2013. Bring it back please

Photo of Azpittil57
3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 1,516 ratings.