Accumulation | New Belgium Brewing

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3.72/5
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2,069 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
Ranking:
#26,792
Reviews:
323
Ratings:
2,069
pDev:
12.1%
Bros Score:
3.77
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
614
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,069 |  Reviews: 323
Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a hazy yellow amber with a fluffy head.

You can definitely smell the wheat and a lemon grass aroma on the nose.

Taste is a little less balanced than the aroma. So much of the wheat is coming through with not much from the hops.

Interesting take, but not the best of the style.

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Photo of LilSipper
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I was really happy with this. Pleasantly surprised. I wanted to drink a beer before Thanksgiving dinner, but I didn't want a hefty bitter IPA. This beer is a great easy-yet-tasty winter beer. It's got the airiness of a Wit but the flavor complexities of an APA. Great daytime bev too!

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Photo of JMills52
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lampro
2.74/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I think that I am not a fan of most wheat beers. There is a bitter/acid component at the end that just throws me off.

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Photo of DaveCash
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cunny123
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of Vivs85
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of huthuty
4.58/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Medium yellow yet totally opaque!
Smell is very citrusy and sour
Taste is somewhat spicy and sweet, has a good hop profile, citrusy and bitter
Overall a very good white IPA and the spice element makes it an appropriate seasonal

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

Great winter beer. Hoppy but with a base of spice and warmth.

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Photo of mpolewan
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Klister
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of evostudios12
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sanitarium16
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jnorris404
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JimKochFan
4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mwade5
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mr_Brown
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

smell of green tea and citrus. The taste of entry-level white beer (blue moon). Not that bad though. This was a pretty plain 12oz. No significant aftertaste.

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Photo of Jacob_Hargis
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my top seasonal beers has finally come out and I am always excited to see what New Belgium is doing with their new beers and current recipes. Poured into a tulip glass.

I am a big fan of seasonal winter beers, especially those from some of my favorite breweries like New Belgium, Stone, and Sierra Nevada. The blend of spices, fruitiness of the amarillo and mosaic hops awaken my senses and bring a bit of nostalgia to the brain. Even though I may live in San Diego, my homebody self flashes light snow falling outside the window and the smell of burning wood in the living room.
For the style, I enjoy this beer. It's got a cloudy, hazy body with thick fluffy foam. Initial notes of bright hops, yeast spice, and a bit of banana and citrus. The mouthfeel is thicker, cream like. The wheat character pulls through on this one, filling out just the right balance of hop presence and malt body. Some earthy, straw, and alcohol on the back end. Sitting at 6.2% this is a full beer, and quite filling as well. One of those seasonal releases I'll always look forward too.

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

Photo of JamesRiner
3.12/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 2,069 ratings
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