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Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing

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1,474 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,474
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 22
Gots: 245 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Since New Belgium came to florida i have been trying all their beers as they become available in my local package store. Different but great tasting IPA, im a big IPA fan and also a citrus beer fan so this beer goes great for my taste budz. #YUMMMMmmmm

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From 12 oz bottle to pint glass

A: Cloudy orange in appearance, a medium pour forms a small, frothy head that laces the glass

S: Citrusy hops up front, orange-y. Subtle grassy notes combine with a touch of honey sweetness. No apparent alcohol.

M: Medium bodied, fairly carbonated. Light complexion, not a lot of oily slickness.

T: The hops are more floral on the palate, but subtle citrus notes still jump to the front. Dry, with notes of white pepper and grassy snap mid-sip. Some balancing sweetness pokes through toward the finish, but just. Short, dry finish.

An odd choice for a winter ale. Really strange. This would be much more appropriate as a day time brew during the dog days of summer. It's a little refreshing, but boring, and doesn't yield any of the warm and fuzzies that a good Winter Warmer or seasonal Belgian (I'm thinking Goudon Noel) provide.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I bought a six-pack of Accumulation ins a grocery store. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a pale gold color, clear with a light frothy white head.

Smell is a lights a sweet citrus aroma, with a hint of wet grain and vinegar.

Taste is a mild bitter grapefruit flavor with a little New Belgium biscuit flavor on the finish.

Mouthfeel is light and effervescent, with a dry better aftertaste.

Overall a nice light IPA. Not sure it's a winter ale. It would be just as good or better on a hit summer day.

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Better than good, crisp White IPA Taste is hoppy goodness. Color is Brilliantly golden. Head a good 3/4 inch after the poor. Lacing is good at first but dissipates towards the end. This is a damn good beer. Color is ...oh who cares As I said Damn good beer.

Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
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