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Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 1,512
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 23
Gots: 269 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy gold with one finger of white head that has staying power. Nice rings of white lace.
Smell is pungent spice with what smells like some belgian type yeast.
Taste is initially sweet biscuit malt goodness with some bitter fruity hops.
Mouthfeel is good with plenty of carbonation. Long drying bitter finish.
Overall a tasty beer that reminds me of a belgian pale ale with a bit less pucker factor.
Certainly worth a try.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of CraftyBeerDrinker
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at my local grocer mainly out of the anticipated boredom I'm sure to find over the next few days of sub-zero temps and on again off again snow. Honestly, it's pretty solid for a White IPA, and particularly surprising to me since I've been down on New Belgium of late.

The beer packs a moderate punch at 6.2% ABV, but doesn't drink like it. Very smooth and pleasantly fruity without being overpowering in any direction.

It's probably the closest I can get to Jai Alai in Illinois, so that works for me!

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of AndrewBinder
2.9/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Pretty ok IPA from new Belgium. Not much mouthfeel or smell but a distinct hoppy fruity balance. Very drinkable. One that I could have afew in the night and not get sick of. Needs a bit more hops but a good beer for non IPA drinkers to enjoy. It's drinkability makes it appeal to me for sure

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 1,512 ratings.