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 AD17
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bthchris
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Great White IPA for those who like a nice citrusy flavor. Dry finish with not too much hop for an IPA. Overall an easy beer to drink and not an overbearing beer in terms of hop.

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Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griffin2
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
L - Pours a hazy yellow with a medium white head.
S - Smells of hops.
T - Tastes of citrus with a little hop bite on the finish.
F - Medium carbonation
O - A pretty nice IPA.

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Photo of thecolorsblack
2.72/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nstygles
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scott2269
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodychandler
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am now freed up to do some Winter/Holiday bottled beer reviews, leaving Samuel Adams as a memory.

From the bottle: "Flurries of Mosaic and Amarillo hops bring soft fruit and citrus flavor, followed by a layer of bitter in our seasonally suited White IPA."; "100 Days to Change Our Ways * Protect Our Winters POW It starts this Winter at ProtectOurWinters.org.".

I Pop!ped the cap and since I like my Belgian-style White IPAs to have some cloudiness, I really hit it with the pour. I would up with a pretty three-finger cap of dense, foamy, eggshell-white head with great retention. Color was a downright cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) by the time that I was finished! Nose picked up where my last beer left off with a Belgian yeast-driven mustiness; a black pepperiness; some citrusy notes, like lemon and orange and a cool mintiness. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was unexpectedly tangy with the citrus flavors coming off more like the dried fruit that goes into fruitcakes, especially that horrid citron. Dang, I usually like Belgian/White IPAs, but this was leaving me cold. The pepperiness was there, but not in the forefront and the mustiness was not making it here. Finish was dry and bitter, kind of the way that I feel right now.

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Photo of dudd
3.39/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CalebM
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brandonvlansdown
2.93/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Branlott42
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StevenMilligan
2.99/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.02/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The look is a yellow almost like a Pilsner. The smell is not very good, it smells like lemons and limes mixed with some cardboard and maybe some sand with a hint of some hops. The taste is not much better, but a little bit. It tastes bitter with a hint of citrus. The mouthfeel is frothy with a bitter aftertaste. Overall this is dissapointing even for a new Belgium.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a very drinkable brew but it really doesn't seem to be much like what a Belgian IPA really should be.

It opens a very cloudy yellow with loads of stuff suspended in it. The aroma mostly escapes me in with my cold, but it seems very good, too clean and subdued.

The taste is slightly bitter and has just a hint of the Belgian yeast taste. The aftertaste is bitter too.

Overall, this is an underachieving brew, but still pleasant and interesting. It's not recommended, but don't refuse one if offered.

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Photo of outsider
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Samputnam14
3.12/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kinger22
4.49/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This winter beer pours a hazy yellow with plenty of bubbles and a light head. Smell is more IPA-like than white IPA-like, and the taste is pine and tropical fruits.

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

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