Accumulation | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,979 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
Ratings:
1,979
Reviews:
298
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
572
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -73.3%

Photo of 4ren6toxlab
1.25/5  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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Photo of Phil_H
1.25/5  rDev -66.7%

Photo of B_U_D_A
1.4/5  rDev -62.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Aroma smells of grass and stinky. Poured from a brown bottle, it looks clearish yellow, with a foaming head that lasts about 3 minutes. Taste was pungent, very hoppy that sticks to the back of your throat. Very hard to drink. I would prefer Descheuttes Chainbreaker white IPA. This white IPA isn't up to caliber.

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Photo of fencedfox
1.5/5  rDev -60%

Photo of Miami66
1.5/5  rDev -60%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Not really what I was expecting. The flavor was pretty bland and poor. Straw yellow color.

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Photo of SoCaliC8
1.5/5  rDev -60%

Photo of ThomasTownsend
1.75/5  rDev -53.3%

Photo of KChristie87
1.91/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of NailtheAle
1.92/5  rDev -48.8%

Photo of BeerLover99
1.96/5  rDev -47.7%

Photo of curleegirlee1
2/5  rDev -46.7%

Photo of bratch
2/5  rDev -46.7%

Photo of JohnyFriday
2/5  rDev -46.7%

Photo of KoG
2/5  rDev -46.7%

Photo of squirrel49
2/5  rDev -46.7%

Photo of marcellaproust
2.06/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured a bottle bought 2014-12--07. Very pretty straw color though none of the touted unfiltered cloudiness. Smell: absent (and I don't have a cold). Taste: about as much character as your typical mall store chain. Seriously. Every single time I go back to New Belgium cuz I want to give a good bicycle- and environment-advocating company some shouts, I am always so disappointed and angry that I wasted cash and calories. Where is the wheat? I can barely taste it but it takes closing my eyes and searching for the wheat. Bitterness is present, but has no character (not grassy, not floral, not esterly, so ... just, bitter?). The carbonation is good and fizzy; the body is solid and not thin. But that just doesn't warrant the drinking.

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Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
2.23/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Sitrucnoj
2.24/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Inti
2.25/5  rDev -40%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of SoupKitchenBeerSnob
2.25/5  rDev -40%

Photo of AbeyBaby66
2.35/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Decent brew, however I expect better from New Belgium. I can respect them for thinking out of the box in terms of an IPA. Regardless I just found the taste rather strange.

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Photo of fisherbray
2.36/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of QuentinCall
2.37/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Remember Christmas 1992? Right after Sonic 2 had come out and Mom said she just didn't think Santa was going to be able to bring you a Sega Genesis? Accumulation is kinda like that, everything awful about the holidays, all wrapped up in a neat little package.

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Photo of SitkaSteve
2.38/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

I had this in a borrowed chalice.
The appearance was a pale yellow. A quarter finger white foamy head quickly dissipated leaving a light stringy lacing.
The smell had a pine to grapegruit to lemon with a light soapiness to it, mainly sweet.
The taste took those previously mentioned flavors and then added a light peanut butter (uh...okay, is that intentional?), weird, but ok I'll continue on. The aftertaste was a litttle piney and had the peanut butter again.
The mouthfeel was about a light to medium on the body with a standard sessionability about it. The carbonation was good.
Overall, unsure about this one, I didn't expect the peanut butter and am unsure if that was intentional, the soapy smell wasn't that appealing. I'm not thinking about coming back to this one. Wish I could find a date on this beer, but I know its this season's batch.

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Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
3.75 out of 5 based on 1,979 ratings.
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