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Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing

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1,118 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,118
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 14
Gots: 122 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: ChrisCBeets on 09-23-2013)
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Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -18.5%

smartassboiler, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of rawfish
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale straw, hazy with a huge three finger head that reduces to a dense cap in time leaving very attractive lacing on the glass.

Peach, pineapple, citrus, tobacco, powder and hay atop a thin pale malt body. Very pleasant aroma with some power to it.

Malt is not sweet at all, pale malt with a noticeable amount of husky grain, some wet paper bag but with some wheat twang that accompanies the hops. Pine and grassy hop character in the flavor, not much of the tropical or citrus in the nose but it matches the beer well. Some wheat and powdery notes from the yeast. Finishes with a steady building bitterness.

Medium bodied, appropriate with no hint of alcohol. Decent carbonation to it. Lacks a high amount of drying and clean malt.

White IPAs were a trend that leveled off this year but this is probably one of the better ones I've had, definitely more assertive with the hops than the masses. Aroma is great, makes for a brighter winter season. Ignore the NB hate and give it a try.

rawfish, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of Garrett092112
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Garrett092112, Nov 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Bustafluff, Nov 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

ThirstyEric, Nov 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

ralphw56, Nov 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Flathead_Monster, Nov 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

CesarLopes, Nov 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Chuck_25, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of Celtics17
4.63/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the type of IPA that I crave. It's not heavy on malts. The peach, pineapple, apricot coating in this beer is what I look for. You don't get much grapefruit tones in this one. The look on this beer is a bright lemon drop color. The smell is orange juice all the way.

Love this IPA by NB. I think their IPA's don't get enough credit. Nice job on this one.

Celtics17, Nov 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

tbryan5, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a light golden color with lots of little carbonation bubbles seen streaming up through the brew. Upon pouring there is a one finger of pure white head that fades rather rapidly at first, but ends up leaving a very persistent film on the surface of the brew and a nice level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is biggest of a citrus hop smell of a sweeter grapefruit and lemon nature. Along with these aromas are some nice tropical fruit smells of papaya, mango, and tangerine. Other more bready smells, some hop aromas of a herbal and grassy smell, as well as with a little bit of yeast and spice, meld with the rest to produce a rather sweet and fruity hopped aroma overall.

Taste – The taste is much drier then would have been anticipated from the nose. It begins with a light fruity sweetness of some light tropical fruits and tangerine. By far the strongest flavor upfront is a biscuit and bready flavor which is combined with some grapefruit and lemon hop tastes. The sweeter flavors fade as the taste advances with the bready flavors transitioning to a more cracker like flavor. The grapefruit and lemon hop grows stronger as the taste moves on as well, and combines with some other hop flavors of an earthy, herbal, and grassy nature more toward the end of the taste, to leave a rather dry malt and moderately hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and chewier side for a Belgium IPA of only 6.1 % abv with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly above average side. The thicker and chewier body really accentuates the hop and dry flavors of the brew, while the carbonation level add a nice level of a tantalizing feel on the tongue to match the hopped nature of the brew. Overall it was rather nice for the flavor profile of the beer.

Overall – A fairly nice and tasty IPA with a good blend of citrus hop and drier malt with a body and aroma that produce a rather nice drinking brew overall.

Darkmagus82, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of ale1
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i tried 2 different new belgium brewery beers this evening ,2nd review
called a white india pale ale on the bottle

sold in single bottles for $1.50 picked up 2

poured into a malt glass 4" head settling down to 1"
exceptional lacing noted when swirled in the glass

nose- citrus from the Amarillo hops , i would guess Simco or other, that's what they say is in this ale
carbonation -fine -appears real not artificially carbonated

color light straw clear , no bottom of vat residuals, some like this some don't figure i'd mention it.
they put alot of work into this one and is quite drinkable, and will purchase it again
nice well rounded IPA , not a bitter nor was it inteneded to be.

dry finish, with a just right hop bite.

no synth. beer after taste
and somewhat better than their fat tire ale

ale1, Nov 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

LMH88, Nov 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

rwhitmore, Nov 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Michaeldmanley, Nov 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

EddieJoe, Nov 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

NickSMpls, Nov 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

bendukes86, Nov 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

mgroothuis, Nov 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

MilkManX, Nov 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Beermazter310, Nov 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

GeorgeH, Nov 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

zbooks, Nov 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

firedwarftj, Nov 12, 2013
Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 1,118 ratings.