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Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
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1,004 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,004
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 12
Gots: 66 | FT: 0
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)
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Photo of Wasatch
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Best By: 30 Mar 14

Looks like we are getting some (2) NB brews in Utah.

Pours a nice clean/clear pale yellow color, nice carbonation, with a nice one-finger fizzy white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is slightly malty with a nice little hop note, very slight citrus note. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, with some nice hop notes and citrus. Medium body. This is a nice little brew, but nothing I would call a winter seasonal.

Wasatch, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.24/5  rDev -11.7%

Labeled as a white IPA for the winter seasonal.

Pours pale golden with little head.

Soft aroma of citrus and grass. Not much characteristics of "white" going on here.

This isn't a bad beer, it's just light in everything. Light appearance, aroma, flavor and mouthfeel. I wonder the motivation behind this beer, especially for a winter release. Seems it would do well in the summer. Easy drinking. Mild hops, mild malt.

Mebuzzard, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +9%

brandoman63, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

Thick bone white and four finger tall shampoo rocky and bleached head. Thick clumps of spider like lacing to match. Body color is a muted and hazy light lemon with very thin rising carbonation and hint of green. Quite a good looker here.

Nose is soft muted hop, hints of nice tropical juice and passionfruit like sweetness. Small hint of grass and not much malt obvious character. Tropical bomb this isn't but it's subtle and noticeable if you take your time on it. There's a weedy dandelion like quality grass as well.

Juiced hopped up quality on the palate and toned down. Light bodied malt quality but not much flavor. Finishes grassy and mild tropical hop with no malt depth, very light but not crisp or distinguishable. Slightly chalky aftertaste

Overall a half decent hop sided IPA with no malt depth and light bodied. I was wondering if there was going to be some chewy wheat body perhaps or something, but this beer just as a style and flavor just feels partially incomplete.

smakawhat, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

LXIXME, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

tdm168, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of sendbeer
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

sendbeer, Dec 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

billab914, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%

12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Stamped (best by) 23 Feb. 2014.
Pours quite light, true to the white IPA claim, with a lighly hazed golden-yellow body and an undersized head. Leaves spotty lacing.

Nothing light about the aroma or flavor; instead, this beer packs a solid load of citrus hops. Seems to have a slight tart note along with a somewhat restrained bitterness. Some bready underpinnings from the malts add to the nice mix of fruity flavors.

O: a great beer to pair with say, a schwarzbier, to show people that light beers are not always light and dark beers are often not strong.

chinchill, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

dmorgan310, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Zaphog, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of Tone
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Pours a clear, straw color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of earthy malt, floral hops, hint of sweet malt, slight yeast, hint of pine, slight citrus hops, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a strong bitterness. Tastes of earthy malt, citrus hops, slight pine, hint of sweet malt, alcohol, and a hint of yeast. Overall, very pale appearance, great lacing, good blend, but too much earthy malt for my taste.

Tone, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

HuskyinPDX, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of scruffwhor
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

scruffwhor, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a light golden amber with a one finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, lemon, pale malt, slightly tart and vegetal. Flavor is citrus and dry grassy hops, pale malt, grapefruit and lemon citrus, finishing with astringent grassy hops with mild, pleasant stone fruit hovering at the edges, but not helping the finish. Light to medium bodied. Possibly the most grassy hop presence I've experienced in a beer, as I'd imagine a beer made with hay would taste. Not much Belgian presence. A citrus, grassy IPA that did not quite hang together for me.

LiquidAmber, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of Rhettroactive
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Rhettroactive, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.74/5  rDev +29.2%

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.

BeerFMAndy, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of Bitterbill
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%

Bought locally, looking at the now myriad of gibberish on the label where a clear best before date used to be.

A very pale straw yellow colour, something I expected from a brew called a White IPA, it has a 1 finger head of foam and my glass is loaded with lacing. The brew is cold so there's some haziness.

Grapefruit and lemon dominate the smell. A bit of wheat also makes its way through.

Grapefruit, lemon, quite a bit of a grassy hoppiness, minor notes of wheat...a pretty bitter brew from NB especially in the finish. Okay, combine the lemon and grass and you get, wait for it, lemon grass. ;^) I like the taste muchly.

Good mouthfeel and drinkability. This is a very nice brew and I'll enjoy the other 5 bottles from the 6er, no problem.

Bitterbill, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

KAF, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Hopheadjeffery, Nov 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

vfgccp, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%

Why does New Belgium toy with my winter seasonal emotions? Was a big fan of 2 Below before they changed it to Snow Day...now it's Accumulation....c'mon maaaan!

12 oz bottle pours a barely-hazed pale straw color with an ample cap of stark white head. Nice retention and lace.

Nose is an earthy hop, lemon and light nuttiness from the yeast I find often in NB beers. Interesting blend of aromas and it works for the most part.

Taste is lemon zest, hazelnuts, grainy malt and an underlying grassy hop. It is more simplistic than both Snow Day and 2 Below, and I fear I dont like it as much as either. The hop profile is pretty good, but it lacks depth...not surprising with the pale malts used. Its not a bad beer by any means...in fact, tasty enough for me to buy another sixer at least. But I miss my 2 Below something fierce.

twiggamortis420, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev +9%

Haybeerman, Nov 24, 2013
Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
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