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Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing

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1,162 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,162
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 15
Gots: 140 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: ChrisCBeets on 09-23-2013)
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

Hoppingoverhere, Nov 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

TrixieBean, Nov 09, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

EstefanJones, Nov 09, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

aphamer, Nov 08, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +26.1%

Josh_ew_uh, Nov 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Cook82, Nov 08, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +2.2%

jordanian2, Nov 08, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -2.2%

BBlov, Nov 08, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

dicobb, Nov 08, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a pale yellow color and a slightly hazy texture. There was an inch of foamy, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A pretty good aroma of hops, malt, and citrus.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of hops, citrus (lemon, orange, etc.), and a bit of malt. Not a particularly bad flavor, but nothing really jumps out at you. A very standard IPA flavor.

M: A solid amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A serviceable IPA, but not a spectacular one. Light and sweet, very easy to drink.

avalon07, Nov 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

aggiesrul8, Nov 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

JDbudget87, Nov 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Hohnbaum, Nov 07, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -10.9%

HannahSea, Nov 06, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +15.2%

Jpiro, Nov 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

kplooki, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of Redneckwine
4.24/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fresh 12oz bottle into tulip

Appearance - Pale, crystal clear yellow straw. If it didn't have a nice 2 finger head that retains well and leaves great lacing, I'd say it looks an awful lot like [insert BMC AAL here],

Smell - Big, big citrus hop notes: orange juice, grapefruit, lemon, a bit dank/piney. Maybe a touch of sweet, honeyed graininess.

Taste - Like nose, big citrusy hop notes are front and center: Orange... Big orange hop presence with a touch of tangerine and piney, herbal dankness. Hop taste hits hard then fades away gracefully into lightly sweet, honeyed, wheaty-grain malts. Finishes quite dry with moderate lingering, drying, hop resiny bitterness.

Feel - Very smooth, crisp, refreshing medium body. Carbonation is just scrubbing enough to get the job done.

Overall - What a surprisingly great IPA! I'm sure this doesn't get much respect in the beer geek circles because it's New Belgium and not brewed in some dudes barn on a farm somewhere, but it's truly well done. The hop flavor is bright and juicy, balanced nicely against a very light, crisp malt body. Maybe the only thing I find "off" about this release is that it's a winter seasonal, when it's refreshing crispness just screams "SUMMER!"

Redneckwine, Nov 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

connor4835, Nov 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

DbbC, Nov 04, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Foe being a "retired" beer I just picked up a sixer at my local bottle store. oh well.
Pale gold with a nice cloud-deck of bright white foam.
Aroma-Citrussy, piney hops
Taste-Tropical fruit,piney hops, lighter bodied but plenty of flavor and character. Refreshing and tasty. Seek and ye shall find.

hosehead83, Nov 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

pjbfromkc, Nov 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

dsalmons, Nov 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Jenebauer, Nov 03, 2014
Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 1,162 ratings.