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Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing

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1,528 Ratings
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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
Photo of tillmac62
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

BBD 06APR14. Pours a clear golden yellow with a very nice head and lacing that lasts. Mild nose of citrus hops, grapefruit and lemon, over a very slight sweetness. Light medium body, on the thin side, that has slightly above normal carbonation. The taste is well balanced between moderate hop flavor and bitterness. Grapefruit is the dominate hop flavor. Crisp finish followed by a pleasant lingering grapefruit bitterness. A very good beer for non-hopheads.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

very glad they went with an ipa as a winter seasonal, but this isnt not as good as i was hoping ti would be. it doesnt have much head, and is really thickly cloudy with yeast in a pale yellow suspension. the nose is well hoppy with some citrus notes and bitterness, and i get some orange peel too. i am glad the coriander that is in most of these is not so prominent here, its helpful for the hops i think. the flavor is a little all mashed together, with the wheat being denser for winter and a ton of yeast left over. the hops dont taste as bright as they smelled, but they impart bitterness and i find this to be a rather refreshing beer overall, if a bit less refined and sessionable than i was originally after. it went well with a big burger, and i can see this being better in bottled form. i appreciate this as a seasonal instead of the classic malty spice type.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Photo of garymuchow
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Definitely a white IPA as noted on the label with a very pale color and slightly cloudy. Fresh and pleasant hop aromas that seem to lean more towards the mosiac than the Amarillo.
Fullness from the carbonation really fills the mouth up. Prominent finishing bitterness with a a pleasing lingering. Nice hop flavors and nice pale malt foundation with no apparent crystal or other sweetening grains. A nice format for a hop presentation. The hops get a little "green" and weedy, but not bad and still enjoyable. The big carbonation makes it a little too filling. But with all that said I generally like NB beers and while not on the top of my list a nice diversion today and a new way to go.

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3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours two and half fingers of head on a clear light golden colored body.
The aroma is light, fruity and floral. Nice.
The taste has mild lemon bitter, followed by mild honey sweet. Balanced.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
A nice drink.

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Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
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