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Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing

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1,146 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,146
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 15
Gots: 131 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

YieldToNothing, Nov 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Turbo, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Ri0
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz bottle into snifter.

A - A slight haze and lemon yellow color with a snowy white 2 finger head. Nice smattering of lace clings around the glass.

S - Strong citrus aromas from the Amarillo hops. I get some lemon zest and a light sweet bread flavor from the malts.

T - Bitter citrus and grapefruit with hints of lemon zest up front. A light malt presence gives it a little bready and sweetness quality.

M - It has an appealing mouth feel in that it is lighter and easy to drink. Some bitterness lingers on the palate.

O - I'm not a fan of "White IPAs," but this one is enjoyable. I really like flavor profile of Amarillo hops.

Ri0, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

powdersoldier, Nov 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

wilfonzo, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

gatorlove, Nov 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

DMB, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

mpayne5, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Beer_lover89
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Beer_lover89, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of McBraniel
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

McBraniel, Nov 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

pheelingIt, Nov 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

billyrenfroe, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of a0lbudman
4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-clear pale gold color with a large snow white head, adn plenty of carbonation coming up the glass as it sits.
S- deep hop smell that is very floral, grassy smell, with a citrus smell in the background
T-hop flavor is not as strong as the smell, great bitter aftertaste that smooths out quickly and leaves you with a dry citrus crisp finish.
M-smooth from the high carbonation that still bubbles in your mouth after you swallow
O-enjoyed the balance of the beer. The hops did not overpower you yet was intense, just not as overpowering as some IPAs.

a0lbudman, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Boone757, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

kristougher, Nov 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

mcdsports, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

whatname, Nov 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

FUwolfpacker, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a New Belgium globe glass.

The beer is a slightly fuzzy soft muted golden color. A white foamy head recedes to a thick film, and solid lines of lacing mark the glass. The aroma is spicy, minty, and piny. I swear a cocoa note is in there too. The taste is more on the piny side with notions of tropical fruits. A faint spice is found in the finish. The mouthfeel is dry, medium in weight.

Overall, I'm slowly getting used to the idea of holiday or winter beers being something lighter or hoppier. This one is refreshing while still offering notions of holiday flavors.

JuicesFlowing, Nov 16, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -52.4%

ThomasTownsend, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

RobinLee, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Hopheadjeffery, Nov 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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

JamesStreet, Nov 15, 2013
Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 1,146 ratings.