Accumulation | New Belgium Brewing

very good
1,981 Ratings

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's head is two fingers thick and pretty light/fluffy, with web-like lacing, and a pale hazy golden body.

I smell a nice amount of citrus and juicier West coast-style of hops.

Tastes like a very well-balanced blend of the notes described above. This is a great example of how White IPA's, when done properly, round the bite off juuust where they ought to. Nothing is undermined or overpowering, just a very enjoyable flavor.

The mouthfeel here is crisp, clean, and quenching.

Overall, I'll give Accumulation - New Belgium Brewing a 4.5. This is one of, if not my current all-time favorite winter seasonal.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy, pale, straw color. Pours a nice 2 finger high head with some moderate lacing.
Smell: Sweet, citrus hop aroma with a malty undertone.
Taste: Smooth pine hops upfront supported by a nice malt base that finishes clean with pine and floral snap. There is also a subtle citrus flavor throughout (lemon and grapefruit). Very well balanced.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium body with moderate carbonation.
Overall: New Belgium's Accumulation is an excellent execution of a white IPA. It brings balanced hops, nice mouthfeel, and a wonderful finish. This is by far my favorite winter seasonal.

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Better than good, crisp White IPA Taste is hoppy goodness. Color is Brilliantly golden. Head a good 3/4 inch after the poor. Lacing is good at first but dissipates towards the end. This is a damn good beer. Color is ...oh who cares As I said Damn good beer.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
3.75 out of 5 based on 1,981 ratings.
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