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Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing

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1,352 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,352
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 20
Gots: 183 | 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 -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Mildly hazed yellow straw hue, tight lacing that leaves a trail in its wake.

SMELL: CItrus zest, woody hops, tangerine, spice, grassy grain, mild evergreen

TASTE: Grassy hop, citrus peel, faint powdered aspirin, juicy hop resin, vague spicing, pale malt, ample bitterness, dry graininess, long lingering hop finish

Perhaps more of an IPA than White Ale, tasty none the less and a good switch up on the whole seasonal thing.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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1.23/5  rDev -66.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Tastes like you are gnawing on the needles of a pine tree.

Though it pours well and has acceptional colour, one cannot come to the determination that since pumpkin-based beer is good for Halloween, then tree-based beer must be good for Christmas.

The initial taset (if you can ignore the smell) is actually quite curious and demands a second taste to try and figure it out - but you soon regret it. The after taste lingers and makes it all that much worse.

I know it is not particurally professional to "slam" a beer - but potential victims and the brewers must know that, thouth other beers from New Belgium are fantastic, they completely missed the mark on this one.

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4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours macro-lager yellow (but cloudier) with a huge 2+ finger head that's about the color of half and half. Nose is citrusy-sweet pineapple with some faint astringency and some diacetyl.
Taste is biscuity-sweet, with citrusy hops, a little banana and pineapple, and maybe even something like an anise note. Very light pilsner-y mouthfeel with a buttery finish. As somebody for whom the novelty of having New Belgium brews on the east coast has not worn out yet, this is a really nice winter offering that does the unexpected. Highly recommended.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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1.76/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Sampled back on 11/23/13. Chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler. Poured into a brandy snifter.

Pours a pale yellow with a 2-finger foamy white head. Left lots of lacing when sipped. Above average carbonation. The aroma is of some grassy grains with some citrus with not much of spice. The taste was OK at first was was VERY bitter with a harsh after taste. After a few more sips, the bitterness lingered and got worse. This is WHY I don't like I.P.A. types of beer and actually bought this by mistake. Couldn't drink it and poured it out after a few more sips! First time in a long time time I poured a brew out.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Kinsman
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Been a while since I've written a review but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I've always been skeptical of 'white IPAs' as sort of a gimmick but this one hits the nail on the head.

Pale golden colored body with a creamy white head on top. Really impressed with the clarity on this one... looks more like a light lager than anything this hoppy.

Hops give quite the welcome on the nose with a juicy orange character and bright floral notes. First sip and the hops follow suit with delicious citrus notes accompanied by a lightly sweet malty backbone. Not quite the same bittering punch as a typical IPA.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, making for quite the refreshing beverage. Wasn't really sure what to expect from this beer but I'm glad I picked it up. A nice hoppy and refreshing beverage in a relatively light package that won't beat up your taste buds.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Clear bright yellow, one finger head that lingers and leaves some lacing.

S-Wheat, grass, not much spice, rather lemony, citrus as well.

T-Rather citrusy, not much spice or wheat for a White IPA, but the lemon and the bitterness go together nicely.

M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation.

O-I wasn't expecting much from this beer, and it more than delivered. For the price, a solid winter IPA. (but it is no Celebration of course)

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 1,352 ratings.