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Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing

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1,472 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,472
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 22
Gots: 243 | 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 +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured golden straw color with light white head that settled into a champagne-like skim on surface, then ultimately faded to a couple patches with and a ring, then completely dissapeared. White lace rings ran down side of glass as I tipped it. Moderately carbonated.

Forward hop aroma: Floral, citrusy, earthy, piney. Slight alcohol warmth in the nose.

Taste: Citrus sour with pine and grassy bitterness throughout. A bit of bready maltiness. Slight alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Very dry and light. Bit of alcohol warmth.

Overall: Delicate beer with strong hop bitterness. I like it, but it could use a bit more balance.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.44/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clouded lemon-yellow with a thin creamy white head.

The smell is of lemon, some pine. Very soft.

The taste is of tropical fruits - sour and bitter with a woody finish. Wet cracker is in the back. Malt support is trace.

It is effervescent and pretty smooth. The alcohol is relatively well-hidden.

Hops and yeast with just a hint of malt. The hop character is nice, but not great. It's a different IPA. It's pretty good.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 12 oz bottle into a goblet.

A - Color is an extremely pale straw, but with a milky appearance; it almost looks like a watered-down wit beer. Head is pure white; fluffy and long-lasting, it is made up of tiny bubbles. The sides of the glass are covered in thick lacing.

S - Aromas are pretty direct and one-dimensional. It is all pine and grapefruit from Northwestern U.S. hops. In the background is just a touch of bready malt, but not much.

T - Totally over the top with hops flavor. Mostly grapefruit, but with some pine flavors. The only chink in the hops flavor armor is a hint of grainy malt at the very end of the palate. Alcohol is not a significant flavor element.

M - Light to medium body. Strong hops bitterness. No alcohol burn. Creamy, but fairly low carbonation.

O - Over-the-top with nothing to counterbalance the grapefruity hops. Good if you're into that, I guess. But, aside from it's appearance, I can't say it's very distinctive compared to any number of other IPAs.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Overall solid.
A- snowy trailer park - which is awesome
S- very clean hoppy smell.
T- great seasonal beer taste
M- a little too carbonated taste for me
O- good beer. Probably won't buy again.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy light gold with decent head and lace on top of a citrusy, strong hoppy aroma with mild spice. Tastes and feels like your average IPA; citric hops, very minor sweetness, dry, crisp finish. A decent beer that was alright to try but nothing special about this IPA.

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Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 1,472 ratings.