Accumulation | New Belgium Brewing

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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:
#26,927
Reviews:
327
Ratings:
2,100
pDev:
12.1%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
630
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,100 |  Reviews: 327
Photo of Kayakguy
4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of adusso415
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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Photo of TomTrocc
4.44/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TNPhillips
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Looks like a cloudy wheat ale, nice .5” head.
Smell is citrus with nice smell of hops.
Taste is really refreshing, not as hoppy as the IPA might indicate.
Feel is very nice, a light “winter” ale when everyone else is doing darks.

Overall I’m a fan. Drank the 6 pack already, gonna go get some more today.

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Photo of smb71481
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden and solidly cloudy with no visible carbonation, like an East Coast style IPA. Topped with a half finger of white head.

Smells hugely dank and hoppy, with citrus and pine, pineapple and peach. Hints of grapefruit as well.

Tastes like orange juice, with a hint of grapefruit juice. There are notes of pine and orange peel, laden with orange oil.

Medium, juicy body, with low, fuzzy carbonation.

Got this in Rochester, NY, drinking in Muskoka, Jan 13th, 2018. Really juicy, interesting brew. Love the name and label on the bottle.

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Photo of Hroth
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyanK252
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a New Belgium globe glass

A: Pours hazy golden amber with a frothy off white head that hangs around and laces nicely.

S: Mildly spicy Belgian yeast, citrus, tropical fruit, slight piney herbal notes, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Citrus, orange, lemon, a touch of grapefruit, a little tropical fruit, passion fruit, mango, and papaya, a touch of pine, floral, spicy Belgian yeast, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, mild carbonation.

O: Haven't had this one in quite some time, but I'm enjoying it as a nice change of pace winter beer.

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Photo of Fatty-Lumpkin
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I just don’t think a cloudy ale looks natural, even though some naturally are. The bottle I poured was very cloudy just to a point of being slightly off putting. I liked the mouth feel, but didn’t enjoy the resinous flavors that to me really dominated the glass. The nose was definitely citrus and lemon grass. All in all, the look, smell, and flavors just don’t compliment. I’ve bought a six pack that I will drink, but really expected better balance from A New Belgium brew.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mwpfh
4.52/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bought one fresh bottle in a mixed six pack. Should have bought more.

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

Photo of Harrison8
4.11/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque light orange with a finger of white head. Head retains fairly well with great lacing left behind. Aroma is orange, citrus, papaya, and spicy hops with a dash of wheat. Flavor profile is a refreshing blend of orange, papaya, tangerine, rye spice, and wheat. Mouth feel is slightly creamy, with a medium thickness. Overall, a tasty, smooth IPA that drinks incredibly refreshing. It isn't crisp by any means, but maintains a great refreshing quality.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of FBarber
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light golden color. Very cloudy and mostly opaque. Thick large white head dissipates partially leaving mountains of foam. The glass is coated with white lacing.

Aroma is subdued overall. It has notes of lemon, lemongrass, wheat, maybe some bubblegum like aromas - similar to a hefe without any pepper notes.

Taste follows the nose with lots of lemon, lemongrass, orange and some grassy/piney hop notes. Not much bitterness.

Feel is light, mildly carboanted, smooth somewhat dry finish.

Overall a decent IPA. Kind of forgettable.

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Photo of dflo32
4.39/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ocalafox
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drake89
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jjmj51
4.21/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stegmakk
2.48/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a hazy light gold. Almost no head. Looks OK
Smell. Citrusy bubblegum? Not sure if a bad bottle, but the bubblegum aroma is not pleasant.
Taste. Not pleasant either. Strange citrus with some kind of sweet...taste less bubblegum, hint of wood? Either a bad bottle, or something in this is just not my taste. Not pour down the drain bad, but definitely will not buy or recommend.
Mouthfeel was good. However weird the taste was, it still had a crisp, smooth feel...so its got that going for it

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

Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 2,100 ratings