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Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 1,528
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 23
Gots: 280 | 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
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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.

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4.21/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured a very pale and clear straw colour with a nice head that slowly disappears to leave some good lacing. Very clear for a white/wheat ale. I was expecting cloudiness from lee deposit but there were none.

S: Some say grapefruit, I agree but would add orange without a doubt. Light, citrus and somewhat floral. Just enough pine needles.

T: Orange and grapefruit to start and then comes the pine needles with a well balanced citrus vs hops.

M: Good carbonation, rounded. Very pleasant.

O: This is a very nice White IPA. Could session on it no problem. Somewhat of a bridge for non-IPA and IPA fans? I'll leave that up to you. Recommended.

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4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into large New Belgium pint glass. Crispy clear with fairly full head, which remained largely in place. Ample lacing, lots of bubbles, good carbonation. On the nose, very nice (almost sweet) floral piney scent dominates, with hints of lemon, grapefruit, grass, and melon. On the palate, the hops appear, but are well balanced by citrus tones of orange, lemon, and grapefruit. Really like how crisp this one drinks, which makes it imminently quaffable. No heavy malts or alcohol are apparent. Mouthfeel is good, if a little thin, but that's OK. This is a very good IPA to sip before trying something hearty. Probably great during summertime as well. Kudos!

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

12oz : tulip

Pale, hazy yellow with a foamy, long lasting white head.

Big citrusy, fruity hops upfront, with a lightly resinous finish, and just enough of a wheat-y malt backbone to keep it in check.

Medium+ body, foamy carbonation.

A very well done "White IPA". I hope they bring it back next winter.

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4.01/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a clear pale straw with fluffy white head.
S: It smelled like lots of citrus zest and white peppercorn, with some unripe apricot.
T: It tasted like spicy herbal hops and white peppercorn, with some citrus zest and unripe apricot. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with a little carbonation. Moderate body.
D: This was a nice white IPA. The scent and taste were just right for the style. The body was ok, but the finish was smooth, so it was easy to drink. Good brew.

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