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Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,024 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,024
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 13
Gots: 77 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ChrisCBeets on 09-23-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

priwen, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of exx
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy golden straw with a frothy white head. A refreshing aroma of light floral hops and sweet citrus and pine. Tastes of dry bitter grapefruit with notes of sweeter citrus, green hops, and a refreshing sweetness. Beautifully balanced. Full-bodied and crisp in the mouth. I'd love to see more beers crafted with such wonderful simplicity. This beer manages to accomplish something fresh while projecting a singular purpose without needless complexities. An impressive, mature offering from New Belgium.

exx, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of Fergyx825
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A very golden pale colored beer with some head on the pour that does not disappear. Beer is not clear, but meets the description of a American IPA.

Smell: Big herbal, and citrus aroma from this beer. This is exactly what i'd expect. Doing great so far!

Taste: Very bitter hoppy taste. Not as bitter as some IPAs can be but it balances it rather nicely. A citrus flavor is noted towards the end of the beer. I really enjoy this.

Mouthfeel: highly carbonated, but the beer is smooth and light. This has short of a nice feel to it other than the high lip puckering feel you get when first sipping the beer.

Overall: I really liked this beer, and it makes up for the fall seasonal beer that i had from this brewer. I would definitely recommend this as a good American IPA.

Fergyx825, Oct 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

Beer21, Oct 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

sd123, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of BeerWizard
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pearly straw yellow, big white head that has good retention and lacing. Smells heavy citrus, with notes of grapefruit, mango, and tangerine. Flavor is medium-bitter and citrus-dominant with the grapefruit and tangerine. Medium to light mouthfeel, balanced bitterness from start to finish, and medium carbonation levels.

Overall, it's the return of Belgo! Without all that darn alcohol. Which I actually liked. OK, Belgo was superior, but this is pretty good. This is like Belgo Light. I'll probably get it again. It's good and the 6.2 makes it a good selection for an evening of football and snow.

BeerWizard, Oct 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Michael00, Oct 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

PalatePilot, Oct 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

buckyp, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Powerturn11
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours almost clear. Has a pleasant aroma but not my favorite. Almost a citrus smell. The beer does taste pretty good. Well hopped with a clean finish. I've seen reviews that claim tastes of vanilla and malty undertones, I do not taste that. Just my opinion.

Powerturn11, Oct 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

flexabull, Oct 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Kevin55, Oct 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

DustinSWB, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of Etan
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz.

A: Pours a clear straw gold with a moderate white head.

S: Mosaic dominates in the nose, bring sticky mango and pineapple, a bit of piney, leafy bitterness, slightly uric.

T: Taste is relatively dry, with notes of bitter grapefruit, lightly sweet orange peel, a hint of vanilla and malted wheat, mint leaf.

M: Light-bodied with a little bit of heft from the wheat and moderate carbonation.

O: A pleasant wheat IPA that brings across that unique Mosaic character nicely. Nothing to go crazy about but solid.

Etan, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev +9%

baklo, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of wedge
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Slightly hazed straw color topped with an excellent, tight, frothy head. Nice bright hoppy aroma...clean lemon/lime, floral hop, and a wee bit of spicy pine. Fresh hop pellets on the tongue as well - general citrusy greenness with a sweetness through the finish. Lively, light bodied, and a bit crisp. I like it...very drinkable and fresh.

wedge, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

kylehay2004, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

Erice78, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

CampusCrew, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

emwild12, Oct 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

JamLand, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Knox_Worrell
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into my Duvel snifter

A - A very pale amber, almost a clear, translucent apple juice type color. Has a good sized head that leaves good amount of lacing around the edge of my glass.

S - Very pleasant smell. Balanced "hoppy" pine smell with a some orange and lime undertones. Has a bit of herbal smell. Kind of like a spicy mint, I'm assuming that's related to the mosaic hops used.

T - Not bad, not great. A little less hops taste than expected. Very smooth but a bit of a unpleasant aftertaste. Definitively a minty taste in here. Also incorporates some lime flavor.

M - For a "winter" beer feels incredibly light and airy in the mouth. If that's a good thing, I'm not really sure.

O - Ehhh, not the best offering from New Belgium by any stretch of the imagination. I much prefer the Imperial IPA or even Ranger. Pretty forgettable beer. Not bad but there are a wealth of better options out there.

Knox_Worrell, Oct 11, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Why does New Belgium toy with my winter seasonal emotions? Was a big fan of 2 Below before they changed it to Snow Day...now it's Accumulation....c'mon maaaan!

12 oz bottle pours a barely-hazed pale straw color with an ample cap of stark white head. Nice retention and lace.

Nose is an earthy hop, lemon and light nuttiness from the yeast I find often in NB beers. Interesting blend of aromas and it works for the most part.

Taste is lemon zest, hazelnuts, grainy malt and an underlying grassy hop. It is more simplistic than both Snow Day and 2 Below, and I fear I dont like it as much as either. The hop profile is pretty good, but it lacks depth...not surprising with the pale malts used. Its not a bad beer by any means...in fact, tasty enough for me to buy another sixer at least. But I miss my 2 Below something fierce.

twiggamortis420, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

kjkinsey, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of Zach136
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Zach136, Oct 10, 2013
Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 1,024 ratings.