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Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,020 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,020
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 13
Gots: 72 | 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 vfgccp
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

vfgccp, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev +9%

Haybeerman, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 barnzy78
3.19/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Dated 02FEB14
A - very pale and a bit cloudy, tall, frothy white head holds great retention
S - citric aroma with orange rind, grapefruit, wheat, yeast, spice - coriander perhaps but it does not say it was brewed with it.
T - very white peppery on the tongue, graperfruit, mandarin, wheat, yeast, Juicy Fruit gum, but the pepper overwhelms the palate
M - thin body, however it is creamy but sharp on the bitter finish with white pepper here again.
O - not crazy over this one. Too peppery for me. It makes it very hard to drink and discern its other notes. It's not terrible, but it needs work.

barnzy78, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

KevinGordon, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of RBorsato
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

RBorsato, May 30, 2014
Photo of ZEB89
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ZEB89, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of kscaldef
3/5  rDev -18.3%

kscaldef, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of aasher
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

aasher, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

pathman, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

enelson, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

tectactoe, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy light gold with decent head and lace on top of a citrusy, strong hoppy aroma with mild spice. Tastes and feels like your average IPA; citric hops, very minor sweetness, dry, crisp finish. A decent beer that was alright to try but nothing special about this IPA.

clayrock81, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

AngusOg, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of EgadBananas
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

EgadBananas, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -18.3%

smartassboiler, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a light golden color with lots of little carbonation bubbles seen streaming up through the brew. Upon pouring there is a one finger of pure white head that fades rather rapidly at first, but ends up leaving a very persistent film on the surface of the brew and a nice level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is biggest of a citrus hop smell of a sweeter grapefruit and lemon nature. Along with these aromas are some nice tropical fruit smells of papaya, mango, and tangerine. Other more bready smells, some hop aromas of a herbal and grassy smell, as well as with a little bit of yeast and spice, meld with the rest to produce a rather sweet and fruity hopped aroma overall.

Taste – The taste is much drier then would have been anticipated from the nose. It begins with a light fruity sweetness of some light tropical fruits and tangerine. By far the strongest flavor upfront is a biscuit and bready flavor which is combined with some grapefruit and lemon hop tastes. The sweeter flavors fade as the taste advances with the bready flavors transitioning to a more cracker like flavor. The grapefruit and lemon hop grows stronger as the taste moves on as well, and combines with some other hop flavors of an earthy, herbal, and grassy nature more toward the end of the taste, to leave a rather dry malt and moderately hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and chewier side for a Belgium IPA of only 6.1 % abv with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly above average side. The thicker and chewier body really accentuates the hop and dry flavors of the brew, while the carbonation level add a nice level of a tantalizing feel on the tongue to match the hopped nature of the brew. Overall it was rather nice for the flavor profile of the beer.

Overall – A fairly nice and tasty IPA with a good blend of citrus hop and drier malt with a body and aroma that produce a rather nice drinking brew overall.

Darkmagus82, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Gagnonsux, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a clear pale straw with fluffy white head.
S: It smelled like lots of citrus zest and white peppercorn, with some unripe apricot.
T: It tasted like spicy herbal hops and white peppercorn, with some citrus zest and unripe apricot. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with a little carbonation. Moderate body.
D: This was a nice white IPA. The scent and taste were just right for the style. The body was ok, but the finish was smooth, so it was easy to drink. Good brew.

Pencible, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hazy, milky yellow color. Body is vibrant. Head is very skinny. It appears as a thin, crooked, patchy film of white fizz. Random islands of lace on the glass.

S-Zesty citrus and lemons with grass and some light tropical fruitiness. Pale maltiness and a slightly spicy yeast character. Cooked light graininess. Some breadiness.

T-The flavor falls a bit flat. I actually found the nose to be pretty inviting. Hops are light pineapple and some clementine (not bitter enough to remind me of a grapefruit or anything like that). More breadiness, pale maltiness and soft peppery spice. Lots of cooked grain. Finishes with a grassy bitterness that isn't very intense.

M-Lighter bodied with a buzzing amount of carbonation. Medium to light bitterness. Drinks easily.

O/D-I enjoyed this brew and find it a bit underrated. Don't get New Belgium in my parts so this was a bit of a treat. White IPAs aren't the most beloved style but I generally enjoy them and this one I would drink again.

VelvetExtract, Mar 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

twelveinches, Dec 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

thatoneguymike, May 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

mattmarka1, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

MSandahl23, Nov 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 16, 2014
Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 1,020 ratings.