New Belgium Brewing Company

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New Belgium Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,771
Ranked #23,284
3.73 | pDev: 12.06%
May 06, 2022
Sep 23, 2013
Notes: A Winter Hazy IPA dry-hopped with Strata, Mosaic, Lotus, and El Dorado. 70 IBU, 6.5% ABV, 180 calories
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4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by minstrelwb from Indiana

I don't usually like the lighter colored beers but I did enjoy Accumulation. I think it is that usually, they don't have a lot of taste, just bland with an alcohol bite. But this beer has some taste going for it, maybe a slight tangy citrus style aftertaste, too. I would drink this beer again.

Mar 04, 2022
3.96 by sbuck from New Mexico on Feb 27, 2022
3.78 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia on Feb 20, 2022
3.66 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania on Jan 30, 2022
3.73 by TLA from Pennsylvania on Jan 21, 2022
4.33 by Zigzach from Florida on Jan 09, 2022
3.49 by CopperMtnPlowboy from Ohio on Jan 02, 2022
3.6 by hotwired from New Jersey on Dec 27, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

12 oz bottle, poured in to glass

hazy, opaque light yellow in color, thick bone-white colored head. good head retention. aroma is citrusy hops. taste is similar, moderately bitter, tastes like a bit of wheat in there. medium bodied, softer mouthfeel

Dec 26, 2021
3.27 by AGoodStout from Kansas on Dec 25, 2021
3.75 by aprabhu from Kentucky on Dec 24, 2021
3.85 by ssimpson89 from Illinois on Dec 24, 2021
3.75 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania on Dec 22, 2021
3.75 by kuhndog from New York on Dec 17, 2021
3.28 by J_Brew_99 from Colorado on Dec 16, 2021
4 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Dec 13, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

12oz can. Stamped on can bottom is best by date of '20 FEB 2022'.
Medium murky straw colored body. One finger of fluffy white head. Leaves patterns of lacing.
Aroma of citrus and lemon.
Taste is sweet orange, pineapple, and lemon, with a piney bite at the end. Mellow mix in the aftertaste.
Medium mouth feel. Good carbonation.
A nondescript fruity IPA with an end note of pine. Certainly acceptable but hardly memorable.

Dec 11, 2021
4 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois on Dec 03, 2021
3.75 by Scotchboy from Idaho on Nov 30, 2021
2 by AlaskanYoung from Arkansas on Nov 27, 2021
Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.26/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Thankin_Hank from Texas

A 12 ounce can dated best by 06 Feb 2022, A hazy looking brew, that is light smelling but a big taste.Great on the tongue and smooth. Thankin_Hank approved. Wifey and daughter-in-law approved.

Nov 25, 2021
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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MrDisclaimerGuy

Got a thick hog on ‘er that’s for sure. Poured into a swimming pool like Mr. Feeny’s feet in that movie, “the graduate”.

Nov 23, 2021
3.92 by Psquared93 from Illinois on Nov 20, 2021
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3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by iguanodon from Utah

Pours hazy gold with a tall white head. Looks like a Hefeweizen. Aroma: citrus, straw, lemongrass. Taste: lemon, bitter hops. Bjtter aftertaste. Light body but nice mouth feel. Easy drinking, pretty good.

Nov 20, 2021
3.95 by Meddwol from Michigan on Nov 17, 2021
3.52 by wisegreensoul from Idaho on Nov 16, 2021
3.84 by ScottyB515 from Ohio on Nov 14, 2021
4.05 by brutalist from Pennsylvania on Nov 13, 2021
Photo of LesDewitt4beer
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

12oz can EB date 2/20/22 into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
L: Pours a lightly hazed deep straw yellow with a 2.5 inch lightly sudsy white head with good retention going rocky down to a cap. Minimal lacing and no visible carbonation.
S: Pineapple, stone fruit, grains, yeast, berries, earthy, light esters.
T: Pale malts, light breadiness, yeast, gentle sweetness, lemon rind. The 6.5%ABV is non-existent.
F: Lightly pale, well balanced, clean medium-bodied mouthfeel. It has a clean finish that is moderately fast.
O: Overall considerably light, easy drinking and refreshing. Downright crushable, it drinks and feels like a strong Wit Bier of sorts and is excellent in it's style.

Nov 12, 2021
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3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by NiceTaps from New Jersey

12 ounce can in a sturdy tulip IPA glass. Good until 1/30/2022, fresh.

Foggy golden yellow color with a 1f bright white cap. Sticky foam lacing.

Aromas of bay leaf, light wheat and yeast, and a mild berry mix from the hop blend.

Slightly tropical, pineapple. Wheat and mild herbs and spices.

Light and refreshing. No hop bitterness. Clean lingering wheat and hop flavors.

Very easy drinking and its 6.5% abv comes across gently. An IPA for post wintertime activities, sure!

Nov 04, 2021
3.95 by gooddaydiablo from Texas on Nov 01, 2021
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4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by ZenAgnostic from Texas

12oz can poured into Duvel tulip. 30 JAN 2022 printed on bottom of can. So this still has another 3 months left in it. Picked up from grocery store as part of a sixer mixer.

Appearance - Pours large white 3 finger head with good stick. Hazy yellow to the point of opaque body. 4.25

Smell - Light citrus and potato. Maybe that's because I ate chips. Dang, now I can't tell lmao. A little musky and grassy. And floral. 4

Taste - Floral. Balanced. Pleasant. Sweet and bitter. No off notes. 4.25

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Head provides a frothy texture even long after the bulk of it has dissipated. 4.5

Overall - Actually fairly decent. Might be worth having again, though not particular interesting or outstanding. Just a solid beer that does the job for the style. 4.25

Oct 28, 2021
3.97 by Aquatherm_SE from Alabama on Oct 23, 2021
3.85 by carrcolind from District of Columbia on Oct 23, 2021
3.41 by KT3418 from Colorado on Oct 23, 2021
2.46 by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan on Sep 09, 2021
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4.64/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by md3kcn from North Carolina

Picked up from Kroger as a single can for $1.69. Poured into a tulip glass.

L - Slightly hazy yellow with a two-finger ivory head.
S - Coriander, passion fruit, pineapple, and pear. Fresh cane sugar. A bit of pine, but not too much.
T - Candied pineapple, coriander, grapefruit peel, and juicy passion fruit. Not overly bitter. Cane sugar flavor still present, but not sweet.
F - Incredibly easy-to-drink. Refreshing. Medium in body, and lightly carbonated. Feels nice and light, but it's very satisfying to drink.
O - Where was this in Kroger in the middle of winter?!?! This is a fantastic IPA. Not too tropical, not too bitter. Satisfying in nearly every aspect. I understand that this was originally a winter beer; I sort of wish it had a higher ABV. Will purchase again.

Jun 06, 2021
Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 2265 ratings