Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 1,550
Reviews: 244
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 23
Gots: 312 | FT: 0
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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 tjsdomer2
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Looks like a slightly thin, slightly over-carbonated wittier. No foam or lacing. Pale yellow. Very light for an IPA. Looks a bit more like some English-style IPAs.

Smell: A hint of sour apples and lemon. Very malty for an IPA. It's ok overall. Very clean.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Flavor is the best part of this. Excellent combination of bitter lemon rind and toffee sweetness. Mouthfeel is definitely too light, but not flat.

Overall Drinkability: I wouldn't say this is a missed opportunity at a unique light winter IPA, but a little more crispness and some fruity notes would lend it some great seasonal traits.

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 TheSixthRing
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a slightly hazy pale straw yellow with a finger width of white head a good retention. Results in a nice, thick layer of suds across the surface, while leaving behind a fair amount of lacing with decent stick.

Smell - Clean aroma, mostly hitting on green banana, hints of citrus and a mild sourness.

Taste - Tons of predominant green banana flavor from the Belgian yeast, along with some lesser tropical notes. Very faint, but very typical malt flavor you get with a lot of the NB beers, which is a slightly toasty, slightly nutty malt flavor, but again this is barely noticeable; mostly toward the finish. Not getting a lot of bitterness, instead a mild floral character in the hops, along with some fruity and citrus touches which suit the beer well. Finishes the way it starts; with mild unripened banana funkiness.

Mouthfeel - Light in body, nearly watery in fact, with light to moderate carbonation. smooth and drinkable, but leaves little to be desired, especially as a wintertime release. Odd, seems more apt as a spring or summer brew.

Overall - Who put this into the American IPA categorization? This is clearly a Belgian IPA. Recommendation for change will be made. This isn't the most funky or most hoppy of Belgian IPAs; instead a basic, well-balanced representation of the style. While it's miles away from Stone's BIPA, this is the kind of beer I could see myself sitting down and watching a game with, when my thoughts are more focused on sport and not on the brew I'm drinking.

Photo of bnes09
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy lemon yellow. Half finger head on the pour recedes to a thin film and leaves spotty lacing on the glass.

Bright aroma of fresh citrus and pine. Hint of cloves and some Belgian yeast thrown in. Spicy overall character.

Mild malt character, just a hint of wheat. Assertive pine, grapefruit and lemon rind hop.

Medium bodied, well carbonated. Crisp feel. Dry, clean finish. Easy to drink.

Solid stuff. A style I haven't seen much yet but a good one, nonetheless. I'm impressed.

Photo of UncleBart91
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very Light and Clear, almost mistook it for a bud light. 2 finger foam head

Smell: Bitter mosaic followed by piney grassy undertones. Definitely has that white ipa smell

Taste: Crisp sharp at the beginning, smooth middle, with a very Amarillo hop finish. That mix of Amarillo and Mosaic mix perfectly

Mouthfeel: Bitter like an ipa, yet smooth like your typical white ipa. Great mixture of bitterness and pine

Overall: This is a great White Ipa. Recommend to all hopheads! Comparable to a S.A whitewater yet that Amarillo hop sets it apart. worth $8.99 a 6er

Photo of Nugganooch
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle no date – Standard pint glass
Notes taken on 11-27-13

A: Very pale straw blonde color with a bit of wheat haze across the body. Thick snowy rooftop much like the trailer on the label with plentiful hang time and loads of lace bonding to the glass after each sip.

S: Smells of grainy wheat malt with some grapefruit zest, lemon peel, and a fairly pungent dankness. Seriously herbal dank weed with that citrus and pine twist. Much better than I was even imagining actually.

T: Taste follows the nose with a firm graininess of wheat malt and nice hoppy profile of grapefruit and dank herb flowers. Signature NB yeast profile adds in some nutty stone fruit notes. There is a rather high level of bitterness at the finish of the beer and alcohol is incredibly well disguised. Very light and crisp with a refreshing hoppiness.

M: A touch on the watery thin side but with a nice smooth creaminess to the texture. Upper level of carb. Touch of drying in the finish. Slightly resinous but fairly clean and just a bit watered down.

D: Better than I was expecting. Crushable with the light body and fresh hops. Would make for a much better warm weather sessions brew if you ask me.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.73/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Photo of lordofstarside
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz to a pint glass, enjoy by 30 March 2014. Blizzard conditions today, took 8x longer than usual trying to make it to school before finding the main road to the campus closed. After dealing with those roads it's time for a beer

Pours a very pale blond with two fingers of foam. Mild carbonation and good retention, still waiting on it to die down so I can look at the lacing a bit, which is pretty solid also. Could be a bit darker in color, but I'm not going to knock it as it states pretty clearly it's a white ipa

Smell is a hop bomb- strong grapefruit and pine with some additional citrus in the hops backed up by a sweet bready malt that barely manages to break through. Just a little alcohol on the end

Taste is with the nose- upfront hop bomb with strong grapefruit and citrus, a little pine on the end followed by a subversive and sweet malt with a touch of alcohol on the finish. Everything works out very well, hops gloriously dominant

Feel is a light body (as expected), crisp, with moderate bitterness. Goes down super easy, alcohol hard to detect

Overall this has to be the most underrated beer on the site. I get winter beers are generally heavier, but this has to be hands down the best ipa to come out of NB other than the LOF Super Ipa. Reminds me a lot of Lagunitas sucks, surprised it's not rated near as well

Photo of TheMarkE
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pale gold with slight head and lacing, plenty of carbonation.

Smell: Muted grass and citrus.

Taste: Grapefruit, lemon, sweet malts.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a bitter hop afterbite.

The Verdict: Good beer. A light and refreshing winter IPA. There’s not enough malt to call it balanced, but the hops aren’t overpowering. I could handle this year round.

Photo of StoutHunter
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a twelve pack of New Belgium's Accumulation a few days ago for $16.99 at Krogers. I'm in the mood for something hoppy tonight and since this is New Belgium's new winter seasonal I thought I should I give it a try, so lets see how it goes. Best before February 23rd 2014. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks nice, it's got a nice winter look to it, but it isn't too eye catching. It poured a fairly clear pale yellow color that took on more of a golden color when held to the light with twp fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice and sticky rings of lacing behind. This is a pretty good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness followed by a good amount of hops being the first to show up and they impart a nice mix of earthy, light floral, spicy and fruity hop aromas with the fruity hop aroma sticking out the most imparting a nice citrus and tropical fruit like aroma. Up next comes a citrus rind aroma followed by some grainy, bready and wheat like malt aromas. This beer has a pretty good aroma, I have no complaints.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by a good amount of hops that impart those same hop aspects that I got in the aroma with the fruity hops still sticking out slightly more then the spicy hops and imparting a nice mix of fruit flavors with a little bit of tangerine seeming to stick out the most. Up next comes a citrus rind flavor followed by some lightly bready, grainy, and light wheat like malt flavors. On the finish there's a lower amount of high bitterness with a fruity, grainy, and citrus rind like aftertaste. This is a pretty nice tasting beer, but it's more IPA tasting than White Ale and could have been balanced a little better.

M Fairly smooth, clean, crisp, slightly oily, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. This beer has a pretty nice mouthfeel, it worked well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and a nice example of an IPA, as a Wheat Ale it's not that great and as hybrid of both which is what the brewer intended, it's just ok, the two style aren't as balanced as they could be and it comes off pretty IPA like and not that recognizable as a White Ale. This beer had good drinkability, it was fairly smooth, crisp, clean, not filling, and the taste did a good job at holding my attention, I could drink a few of these without getting bored or tired of it. What I like the most about this beer is the aroma and appearance, I thought they were both pretty good and worked well with this beer. What I liked the least about this beer was the the White Ale aspect wasn't more apparent, if it was more noticeable I think it would balance out some of hops and make it more of truer hybrid of an IPA and a White Ale. I would buy this beer again, I already got a 12 pack so I don't know if i'll buy anymore this season but I wouldn't rule it out and if they choose to release it again next year I;m sure I will buy at least a six pack. I recommend this anybody who likes hoppy beers. All in all I was happy with this beer, I wasn't flawless, but it still had enough aspects that made this a good beer. Good job New Belgium, keep up the good work.

Photo of whittyjosh74
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Beautiful hoppy aroma at the twist of the cap, has a nice golden hue to its color when poured , taste is lovely , sweet with a bit of citrus, not all that bitter , very mild mouth feel and not a prolonged after taste, I am a bit of an IPA junkie and this did not disappoint, easy to drink and would enjoy again

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bought a twelve pack of this about a month ago. Then my neighbor gave me another twelve pack because they don't like IPAs. Their loss is my gain.

Pours from the 12 oz bottle into a Stella Artois fluted pint glass. Pours a rather light straw color with a nice, stark white head on top. Lacing is nice and the retention is above average. Beer is slightly hazy but still remains mostly clear and effervescent.

Fresh, crisp aroma on this one. Citrusy and floral with lemon and grassy notes standing out. Decent, light malt backbone with no caramel or toffee. Slight bit of saltine cracker aroma.

I like the flavor on this one. The hop flavor really stands out.bitterness level is average for the style, but the fresh hop flavor is great. My only true complaint with this beer is the light and watery mouthfeel. The light body makes this one easy to drink, but there isn't much substance to it. Would like a little more body. Although it is light bodied, it isn't too crisp to make this one worthless, but a pretty solid beer overall. I will have no problem drinking 24 of these.

Photo of Jadjunk
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

"Accumulation White IPA was inspired by the white beauty that falls each winter from our Colorado sky. Flurries of Mosaic and Amarillo hops bring soft fruit and citrus flavor, followed by a layer of bitter. Piled high in IBUs, Accumulation will make your winter brighter." Brewed in the style of an American India Pale Ale, although the bottle acknowledges it as a "White IPA". This is the most recent winter seasonal by New Belgium, replacing 2011 & 2012's Snow Day Black IPA. Available in 6 packs, 12 packs and on draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served north of 54º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a big frothy gold-tinged ivory head over a pale yellow body with a mild haze and moderate ambient carbonation. Retention is very good and lacing is thick and sudsy. The body appearance is a little bit lighter than expected for a standard American India Pale Ale. 4.25

(Smell) Light hop aromas of citrus peel, underripe grapefruit and pine resins over a pale cracker malt body with some mellow biscuity undertones, otherwise very light and very clean. The balance is clearly in favor of bitterness and hop character, although neither hops nor malt generate an overly bold aromatic potency in this beer. 3.5

(Taste) Biscuity malts come in a bit stronger in the flavor, adding some smooth depth to the malt base. Hop profile is quite bitter with big flavors of juicy citrus ream, spicy and peppery hop character, mild resins following. Altogether it comes off as a slightly less potent Ranger IPA with a slightly more curious hop profile. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Smooth, slick and mildly oily textures. Carbonation adds a bit of froth for a soft texture. Balance is bitter over sweet. Body is a light/medium for the style and light/medium overall. Alcohol presence is light+, a bit easy to spot against such a mild malt base. 3.5

(Overall) An unusual, but welcome winter variation against the Stouts, Winter Warmers and Harvest Ales, Accumulation displays a curious herbaceous and murky hop profile with recent newbie Mosaic, slightly more citrusy and fruity from Amarillo, but confuses ideas of this being a winter-themed beer. I could find this right at home in a spring or even summer lineup, but for those who are looking for something different and drinkable, this may not be a bad option to consider. 3.75

New Belgium Brewing's
Accumulation White India Pale Ale
3.59/5.00

Photo of Jason
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Mildly hazed yellow straw hue, tight lacing that leaves a trail in its wake.

SMELL: CItrus zest, woody hops, tangerine, spice, grassy grain, mild evergreen

TASTE: Grassy hop, citrus peel, faint powdered aspirin, juicy hop resin, vague spicing, pale malt, ample bitterness, dry graininess, long lingering hop finish

Perhaps more of an IPA than White Ale, tasty none the less and a good switch up on the whole seasonal thing.

Photo of 4ren6toxlab
1.25/5  rDev -66.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Tastes like you are gnawing on the needles of a pine tree.

Though it pours well and has acceptional colour, one cannot come to the determination that since pumpkin-based beer is good for Halloween, then tree-based beer must be good for Christmas.

The initial taset (if you can ignore the smell) is actually quite curious and demands a second taste to try and figure it out - but you soon regret it. The after taste lingers and makes it all that much worse.

I know it is not particurally professional to "slam" a beer - but potential victims and the brewers must know that, thouth other beers from New Belgium are fantastic, they completely missed the mark on this one.

Photo of IPhantom
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours macro-lager yellow (but cloudier) with a huge 2+ finger head that's about the color of half and half. Nose is citrusy-sweet pineapple with some faint astringency and some diacetyl.
Taste is biscuity-sweet, with citrusy hops, a little banana and pineapple, and maybe even something like an anise note. Very light pilsner-y mouthfeel with a buttery finish. As somebody for whom the novelty of having New Belgium brews on the east coast has not worn out yet, this is a really nice winter offering that does the unexpected. Highly recommended.

Photo of BeerWithMike
1.85/5  rDev -50%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Sampled back on 11/23/13. Chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler. Poured into a brandy snifter.

Pours a pale yellow with a 2-finger foamy white head. Left lots of lacing when sipped. Above average carbonation. The aroma is of some grassy grains with some citrus with not much of spice. The taste was OK at first was was VERY bitter with a harsh after taste. After a few more sips, the bitterness lingered and got worse. This is WHY I don't like I.P.A. types of beer and actually bought this by mistake. Couldn't drink it and poured it out after a few more sips! First time in a long time time I poured a brew out.

Photo of Kinsman
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Been a while since I've written a review but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I've always been skeptical of 'white IPAs' as sort of a gimmick but this one hits the nail on the head.

Pale golden colored body with a creamy white head on top. Really impressed with the clarity on this one... looks more like a light lager than anything this hoppy.

Hops give quite the welcome on the nose with a juicy orange character and bright floral notes. First sip and the hops follow suit with delicious citrus notes accompanied by a lightly sweet malty backbone. Not quite the same bittering punch as a typical IPA.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, making for quite the refreshing beverage. Wasn't really sure what to expect from this beer but I'm glad I picked it up. A nice hoppy and refreshing beverage in a relatively light package that won't beat up your taste buds.

Photo of rlee1390
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Clear bright yellow, one finger head that lingers and leaves some lacing.

S-Wheat, grass, not much spice, rather lemony, citrus as well.

T-Rather citrusy, not much spice or wheat for a White IPA, but the lemon and the bitterness go together nicely.

M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation.

O-I wasn't expecting much from this beer, and it more than delivered. For the price, a solid winter IPA. (but it is no Celebration of course)

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

Pours a semi-hazy light yellow with a finger and a half of frothy white head. Aroma is pineapple, grapefruit, sugar, and orange. Taste is much the same, with pineapple being the primary flavor followed closely by grapefruit. The mouthfeel is thin with moderate carbonation, not much lingering aftertaste. A decent beer but not one I'd seek out again, especially not in winter. Maybe in spring and summer.

Photo of Moose90
3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into 16oz globe

A – Very pale bright yellow, head is bright white, tall, light and fluffy. Leaving behind great lacing.

S – Floral and sweet, somewhat unexpected, big tropical fruit notes, covered up by some notes of wheat, coriander, and other spices.

T – Sweet again, big on the sweetness, hoppy and fresh. Barely any yeastiness or wheat notes come through here, keep waiting for the white aspect to show up but never really does.

M – Very high level of carbonation here, not entirely champagne like, but much higher than others in this style.

O – Not bad, not great. Would have been happier buying a single than a sixer, but hey. It was unexpected, very bright, sweet and tropical. Does not fit at all as a winter beer in my book, but I prefer my winter beers to be big and rich and boozy. I'd drink this one again, but would be better in the spring when the grass starts growing green again.

Photo of Wasatch
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Light yellow with clarity, a tiny amount of head and sticky lace.

S - Belgian yeast and hops. Quite a bit of spice.

T - An average IPA with some nice spice. Grapefruit

M - Highly carbonated.

O - A good brew, but I have had much better white IPA's.

Photo of superspak
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into signature globe glass, best before 2/2/2014. Pours fairly hazy bright golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big peach, pineapple, lemon zest, tangerine, grapefruit, floral, grass, wheat, pine, and floral earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops with moderate malt balance; and great strength. Taste of big peach, pineapple, lemon zest, tangerine, grapefruit, floral, grass, pine, wheat, and floral earthiness. Moderate amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, pineapple, passion fruit, tangerine, grapefruit, floral, grass, and light pine on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of hop flavors; with a fair amount of malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent wheat IPA! All around great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of jkburchfield
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A - very light yellow in color. Thick, foamy head that holds up nicely

S - passion fruit/floral aroma. I also got some spicy hints

T - much milder in flavor than smell. The spiciness of the beer is much more in the smell than taste. However, the floral/ fruity notes come through

M - light, easy drinking IPA. Nothing that sticks out of the ordinary

Overall - I think this is a great seasonal from New Belgium. It id different than most winter seasonals - you normally think porters, stouts and other dark beers; so it is refreshing to see a white IPA to break the norm. I think this is a great IPA for anyone. If you are not an IPA fan I would give this one a try due to the fact that it is a mild one.

Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 1,550 ratings.