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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of TH28
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is pale straw yellow with a hint of cloudiness and quickly disappearing head. Aroma is intense grass and tangerine. Taste is a light, cracker like malt that gives way to a sharp bitterness and flavors of orange, apple, and fresh cut grass. Mouthfeel is thin and light considering the wheat involved, with a moderate carbonation. Finishes very bitter because of the supremely light malt backbone. Not a well balanced example of the style

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Photo of Eman17
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Junichi
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dag1991
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Robert-Alexander
4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lpeterson11
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | 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 CBrodbeck
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akolb
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of adamhdg
4.27/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Straw colored with a thin head but nice lacing. Smells of green mango and flowers. Taste mild with hops mainly up front and a mango and mild pine flavor. Slight carbonation. Delicious.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gordon-B
4.32/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead in mid January for $ 1.49. Best by 10APR16.

Beer poured a pale yellow with a decent white head.

Nose is grainy and spicy

Taste is citrus and some light spice.

Feel is light and refreshing.

Overall a nice beer that is worth a shot!

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Photo of tmbgnicu
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squire123
3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

On the lighter side of golden in appearance, aroma to me is primarily of hops which was perhaps one of the brewer's goals.

Body on the lighter side of medium with some malt covered by hops as if the floral/citrusy hop cover were a snow blanket. Some malt, not much, and hops. Not a rollicking amount of hops but enough to make it hop forward.

Enjoyable, well crafted, muted IPA style and if it were designed to be an unchallenging crowd pleaser that goal was met.



Not a bad job, wish there was more to it though.

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Photo of cchrink
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KenProCo
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden/whitish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, yeast. Taste is citrus up front, malts at the finish, light bitterness, smooth and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of TheNakedStiletto
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JPadilla
3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Cookies
4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBigBoy
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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