Accumulation | New Belgium Brewing

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3.72/5
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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:
#29,471
Reviews:
327
Ratings:
2,096
pDev:
12.1%
Bros Score:
3.77
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
630
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,096 |  Reviews: 327
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of webb017
4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chilmer
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sellen
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of poppopintheattic11
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cleonett
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MJSFS
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rlhj
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

I'm not an IPA fan by any means and much prefer bitters, ambers and reds, but this one wasn't bad. I would say this would be a nice beginner's IPA. Hoppy but not too much, and most certainly a balance of some citrus in there.

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Photo of F1Rumors
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy IPA, with a chance of sediment, it turns out. Drink cold to get the best balance, seems to be very temperature sensitive to my palette.

Smell is better than the flavor, which is over sweet and carries an orange overtone. Seems like a cross between blue moon and a west coast IPA.

For me, a pleasant occasional beer but not worth the alcohol content to be featured regularly.

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3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.17/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer got me thru Xmas with in laws ....

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Photo of FLima
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange whiteish color with a thin head with medium retention.
Nice aroma with notes of lychees, pineapple, bread, fresh oranges, pine and stone fruit.
Flavor with notes of fresh oranges, pine, lots of melon, flowers, spicy ginger, mango that comes and go, lemongrass and passion fruit seeds. Dry and bitter aftertaste. Though, it feels just a bit lower than its 55 IBUs.
Light towards medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Refreshing White IPA with good hop complexity and somewhat spicy. Not sure why the winter theme and seasonality.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
3.24/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of crenegar
2.37/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

IMO - this beer sucks, sad to say. Probably the worst beer I've ever had from NB and I've toured the brewery a few times and like most of their beers. Who in their right mind thought this qualified as a Winter beer??? Can't even give these away so I'm dumping them out. Can we please agree that winter beers should mostly be malty and rich in an effort to ward off the chills of the season? Blah, blah, blah...yuk.

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Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 2,096 ratings