Accumulation | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,978 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:
1,978
Reviews:
298
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
572
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,978 |  Reviews: 298
Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Hazed apricot golden hue with bright white fine effervescent head, leaves even Belgian style lacing.

Aroma spices like coriander and citrus. Big dank citrus hops with mango tropical fruits in the back end.

Flavor bready malts spicy yeast with evident citrus and coriander. Juicy center of ripened mango and pineapple juice notes.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied nice fluffy carbonation gives nice textures on the palate.

Overall, one of the better white IPAs alongside Deschutes Chainbreaker!

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Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of AlexFields
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of smakawhat
3.51/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

Thick bone white and four finger tall shampoo rocky and bleached head. Thick clumps of spider like lacing to match. Body color is a muted and hazy light lemon with very thin rising carbonation and hint of green. Quite a good looker here.

Nose is soft muted hop, hints of nice tropical juice and passionfruit like sweetness. Small hint of grass and not much malt obvious character. Tropical bomb this isn't but it's subtle and noticeable if you take your time on it. There's a weedy dandelion like quality grass as well.

Juiced hopped up quality on the palate and toned down. Light bodied malt quality but not much flavor. Finishes grassy and mild tropical hop with no malt depth, very light but not crisp or distinguishable. Slightly chalky aftertaste

Overall a half decent hop sided IPA with no malt depth and light bodied. I was wondering if there was going to be some chewy wheat body perhaps or something, but this beer just as a style and flavor just feels partially incomplete.

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Photo of Billolick
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, w/ best before dating

Hazed yellowy amber, off white head, leaving a smattering of fine lace.

Grapefruit nose thats on the tame side

Tasty and lighter bodied IPA with grapefruit notes all the way through it.

Decent if not spectacular.

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Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of mklisz
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwc215
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clouded lemon-yellow with a thin creamy white head.

The smell is of lemon, some pine. Very soft.

The taste is of tropical fruits - sour and bitter with a woody finish. Wet cracker is in the back. Malt support is trace.

It is effervescent and pretty smooth. The alcohol is relatively well-hidden.

Hops and yeast with just a hint of malt. The hop character is nice, but not great. It's a different IPA. It's pretty good.

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Photo of malfunxion
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerOps
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Tone
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, straw color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of earthy malt, floral hops, hint of sweet malt, slight yeast, hint of pine, slight citrus hops, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a strong bitterness. Tastes of earthy malt, citrus hops, slight pine, hint of sweet malt, alcohol, and a hint of yeast. Overall, very pale appearance, great lacing, good blend, but too much earthy malt for my taste.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.29/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Abbey on Butler Street in Pittsburgh, PA.

This one pours a hazy golden yellow, with a small head, and a bit of lacing.

Smells like more IPA than "white," with a big tropical fruit charater, pine, evergreen mint, and vague spicing.

This is one of the best New Belgium beers that I've had. It's super, super juicy, definitely in the NE-style vein, with tons of orange, pineapple, and mango, with some definite wit spicing, clove, maybe some sort of minty thing that surprisingly works. There's lots of pine too- definitely tastes pretty "wintery."

This is medium bodied, quite soft and juicy, with a good level of carbonation.

This was a nice little surprise out of nowhere- good stuff.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
3.75 out of 5 based on 1,978 ratings.
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