Accumulation | New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
58.1%
Liked This Beer
3.72 w/ 1,981 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

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.

Added by ChrisCBeets on 09-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,732
Reviews:
298
Ratings:
1,981
Liked:
1,151
Avg:
3.72/5
pDev:
12.1%
Alströms:
3.77
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
573
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of adam36
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pistol_pete
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MyLastNameIsStout
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Some of the best lacing I have ever seen left on a glass,

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, Belgian yeast, caramelized malts, some bananas and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character. The some sweet flavors of citrus, banana and caramel come in. The floral hops presence is decent for the style and brings a some balance. There is also some spice flavor in the background. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a long time if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of themegamancave
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrfrancis
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hawkssb04
2.85/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Curt3
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aqualad
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of khargro2
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcbogantes
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Accumulation de New belgium (Colorado) una IPA blanca de temporada, Abv 6,2%. Citrica, seca, resina, frutal. Que HP delicia.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear pale straw producing 3+ fingers of soap bubble frothy, glowing white somewhat lasting head that leaves a nice coating of clumpy webby lacing. Aroma is tropical fruits, orange, thin grapefruit, pale malts, earthy yeast & spice. Taste is complex & bursting with an array of flavors: citrus flesh & pith, pine, tropical fruits & floral, earthy hop undertones in a background of spices & bready malts. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate to high carbonation, light & smooth but creamy & slightly oily in a resinous sort of way, dancing with spice & peppery bite on the tongue.

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Photo of Gregf51
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very hazy light yellow in color and has some fine particulates floating in suspension along with a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that gradually died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface and lots of lacing running down teh sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of wheat and spices are present in the nose along with some hints of citrusy hops.
T: The taste more or less follows the smell and has a slight amount of hop bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. I didn't detect much in the way of crispness.
O: This beer isn't nearly as yeasty compared to other Belgian IPAs - the only Belgian-like aromas and flavors that I get are some spices. The wheat also makes this lighter on the palate compared to other IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of duvel1979
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sicilian
4.62/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of soccrgump
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From 1/23/16
Drank this during Snowmageddon 2016, which I thought was fitting. Poured a straw color with small head and cloudy. Smell was of mango and papaya, and the taste follows with citrus and piney notes. Good cabonation with a creamy feel. Not a bad White IPA.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellow color, 1/2" white head. Aroma is nice, plenty hoppy, mixture of wheat with it. Good stuff.

Taste, easily top tier belgian ipa, although wow, this really seems more like a hoppy wheat ale. I don't get anything in terms of belgian yeast, which is actually a relief because usually that is tough to pull off, the mix of hops and yeast phenols. Bitterness is tame, this isn't an IBU monster. Its a soft winter wheat hoppy beer.

Scoring these for $6.99/6 pack is an easy purchase justification. Would bang again, pretty much buy at least one 6er each winter since this came out.

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Photo of GreatHammerhead
4.34/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: 12 oz bottle dated "Enjoy by 29 June 17" poured into a pint glass.

Look: Hazy golden yellow with a lot of sediment. Incredible white two finger head of thick, rocky foam. Excellent head retention.

Smell: Fresh, bright hops. Good intensity not overdone but let's you know what this beer is about. Some malts and bread notes round out the finish.

Taste: Fresh pine of the hops. A light touch of bitterness rounds it out nicely.

Feel: Crisp and refreshing, the thin-ish body is bolstered by moderately heavy carbonation.

Overall: An excellent beer. In my opinion it is more of a summer beer then a winter one but delicious just the same.

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Photo of ashaf
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigTrent
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of seanpaul7
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnBradSC
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 58.1% out of 100 with 1,981 ratings
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