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Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing

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1,528 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,528
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 23
Gots: 279 | 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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Ratings: 1,528 | Reviews: 240
Photo of JakeBarnett
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dwkasper
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ksimons
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JPowell712
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds
3.21/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Interesting beer. Extremely pale, almost watery, complexion. Decent head and lace. The smell is pungent....musty hops....tree ark, mushroom, earth, and grain. Me nteresting, but not great. The taste is dryish, but no overly so. Moderate bitterness. Just okay.

Photo of Inyoureyes85
2.58/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I don't remember being impressed

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 rodlavers
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CIBoy10
4.24/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am a New Belgium fan boy but this is darn good.

Photo of galonzo25
3.37/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sitrucnoj
2.24/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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Photo of Miami66
1.5/5  rDev -59.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Not really what I was expecting. The flavor was pretty bland and poor. Straw yellow color.

Photo of heliocopter
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kevintaraross
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of torwart68
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of torwart94
3.31/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of calebloom27
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Over all a decent beer. Kinda felt like I was drinking a light beer rather than a IPA

Photo of andy1701
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.36/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stephensinner
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dtm426
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Extrajoker00
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MillerMan16
5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Discovered my new favorite IPA.

Photo of cabsandking
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 1,528 ratings.