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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Ratings: 1,979 |  Reviews: 298
Photo of Jleford
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not a huge fan. It was OK. Maybe because I like hoppy beers and the Accumulation is not

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Photo of ThePold
3.37/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a fresh 12 Oz into a glass. Color is light straw, like a lager. Not much in the way of head, little lacing. Mouthfeel is thicker than a pilsner, the idea being to challenge the dark winter beers, but I think I'd rather just have a winter wheat. Still, not too bad.

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

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wuthrichj15
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This IPA is very very unique. Pours very clear with a nice white head. The taste is super interesting. Not super hoppy but the lack of malts allows you to pick these up. But then there is a nice melon taste that comes into the background. Definitely a unique IPA. Goes well even during these cold winter times.

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Photo of kkmiller76
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm all good with this white winter IPA, one of my favorite winter brews.
Savoring near the solstice.
Appearance: Cloudy, pale, straw body, dotty lacing, as a thin film remains, like thin pond ice.
Smell: Grassy, woody, citrus, almost white grapy hop aroma with a malty passive back.
Taste: Very good. Smooth woody, heartwood pine hops upfront supported by a light malt base that finishes extremely clean with pine sap, citrus, melon, wood shop, and floral notes. Well balanced.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium body with moderate carbonation, but the feel and drying are perfect. Champagne like a good Belgian.
Overall: New Belgium's Accumulation is the best execution of a white IPA: balanced hops, nice mouthfeel, and a wonderful finish.

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Photo of yaksurf
3.07/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryan4120
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Pale hazy yellow with a medium white head. Lot of sediment floating around - almost looks like snow which is somewhat fitting for the name of the beer. A decent amount of lacing.
S - piney and resin notes on the nose but they are very faint.
T - Piney and resinous with a little malt in the mix. A nice hop finish - not to strong but also somewhat faint. Overall pretty smooth and easy to drink.
F - Full body with medium carbonation - smooth.
O - a nice mildly hoppy white IPA that is pretty decent for the style. A nice change of pace from the winter dark beers.

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Photo of CaeserTits
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an enjoy by date of 12 Feb 2017. Sampled on December 17, 2016.

Semi-cloudy pale yellow and heady pour. The head dissolves to a ring with some decent lacing.

The aroma emits characters of citrus, dank, and toasted white breaded malts.

The body is medium or a little better. On the smooth side.

The taste is a tangy sensation of citrus, orange, and moderate bitterness to finish.

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Photo of J10Jordan
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MacStinson
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of burnstar
4.4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chasmandocharles
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsmith313
4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T-34-85
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RedFox071
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

New Belgium Accumulation
Rating: 3.81

Appearance: 4 3/4 inch coarse head. Very clear yellow. Good lacing all the way down the glass
Smell: 3 Little to no malt. Piney resin and citus hops
Taste: 4.25 Sweet malt combines with the citrus hops to create a very juicy beer, perhaps grapefruit. Bitter grassy aftertaste.
Feel: 3.5 Crisp carbonation cuts back the oily feel.
Overall: 4 Not as seasonable as the label would have me believe but I will be having this one again.

Tasting Date: 12.14.16
Style: White India Pale Ale
Other: 6.2 ABV

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Photo of fscottkey
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: [4.25] The bottle lists the ABV (6.2%) and there is a date code of (09/15/2016). The beer is a hazy golden color with 1 finger of head. The head has really good retention.

S: [4.00] Pineapple, mango, lemon rind and underlying crackers.

T: [3.75] Not what I expected. Pineapple, definite malt sweetness. Nothing bitter at all. Not complaining just observing.

M: [3.75] Medium + body with good carbonation. Nothing lingering late on the palate.

O: [3.75] This was a big surprise. It smells like a traditional IPA (hop bomb) but it has none of the bitter punch. I don't always like the huge hop whollop so this was a nice diversion from that formula. The flavors are nice and the body holds up well. Overall a surprisingly good/different beer.

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Photo of djrn2
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deansellers
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Travis_B93
4.82/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Color is pretty great, kind of a weak head to it, super great taste and aroma though. My second to third favorite. Citrusy and pungent smell and taste, great stuff.

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