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Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,011 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,011
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 12
Gots: 66 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

alisatns, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

Walletsworth, Nov 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

MSandahl23, Nov 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

BigTrubble, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

kdbjr1954, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

VFRAZ, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of beerfinder
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very nice IPA with a fruity after taste. This does taste more like a spring beer than a winter ale. It also seems like a session IPA. I can see my self drinking 3 or 4 of these in one sitting. I purchased this in Delaware since this is not availlable in my home state of PA. I'm glad I made the purchase.

beerfinder, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of Reidrover
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz single from Trader Joe in Salem. $1.35 Pours a very pale yellow ( for an IPA), large frothy white head..very pale . The aroma is reasonable enough..grassy/lemon hops and biscuity malts. Taste is very nice again lemon,grass,crackers and a bit of wheat. OK Nice enough smooth mouth feel. OK beer but for me more of that "new style" IPL than IPA!!!

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

hilgart1, Nov 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

pagesofphotographs, Nov 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

bubseymour, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.11/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a hand glass.

A: Hay coloration. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly, white head. Continuous rising carbonation. Dissipates slowly, but not completely. Decent beer ring lacing, mostly retreats back into the body of the brew.

S: Hay, yeast, clove, and oregano.

T: Yeast, lemon pith, and construction paper.

M: Light and crisp. Really steely finish that lingers with you throughout.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Pretty nice persistent head, and some fair lacing. Nose is yeasty with some savory spice. Yeast and citrus, with something of a paper or cardboard characteristic and a really steely finish. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

bmwats, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

alexanf, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of CASK1
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass.

A - Deep straw yellow, with plenty of wheat haze. Tight white heads fades to a tin layer more quickly than I expect from a wheat beer. Nice lacing on the glass.

S - Dank hops up front and strong.There's some soft, bread, sweet malt underneath, but it struggles under the hop onslaught. Some light, spicy yeast notes as the beer warms in the glass.

T - Similar to aroma. Hops are the dominant feature, and they are dank and resiny. Bready malt supports the hops, but just barely. Bitterness is medium-high and lasts nicely into the finish. Hints of citrusy hops emerge as the beer warms.

M - Medium-light body and medium-high carbonation. Very slight alcohol warmth. Slightly astringent finish from the hops.

O - Nor my favorite style, but well-done overall. I would really like more citrus hop character to balance out the dank, resiny character in this one.

CASK1, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

semaj, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

mdavidson, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

LancetherealLeader, Nov 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

vfgccp, Nov 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

falconxman, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

jmccraney, Nov 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

plumcrazyfx, Nov 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

HungarianCount, Nov 09, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Best by 2/23/14.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and some earthy hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and dirt covered berry flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with the Mosiac hops adding a dirty berry like quality that comes through more in the taste.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 09, 2013
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3.11/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A- Clean, light gold with a 2 finger white head. You would think it were a lager with great retention if you didn't know better. Good staying power and lacing that coats the glass.

S- Big hop aroma no doubt. Bright, sharp, acidic citrus. Grapefruit, lemon, and even some pear. Touch of herbal/medicinal notes and wheat grain.

T- A bit more earthy than the citrus and fruity nose indicates. The ibu's do pack a punch, but the wheat malt isn't scared to make its presence known as well. I pick up some of the same notes I get in a number of the NB beers in the finish of this one. Not sure if it's the yeast strand or what, but the same metallic, yet tree bark like flavor I get with others.

M- meh. Mid body near light. Lots of bitter hop oils, but nothing that screams heartiness that will help me survive a heavy snow storm as the label indicates from the pic. Tone down the carbonation may be a step in the right direction.

O- I appreciate the attempt to make an ipa a winter beer, but this one missed the mark. About at my wits end with NB on the overlapping flavors that seem to carry over into so many of their beers.

Bosoxfan20, Nov 09, 2013
Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 1,011 ratings.