Accumulation | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,978 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:
1,978
Reviews:
298
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
572
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,978 |  Reviews: 298
Photo of Corninajar
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Andnkuhn
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

Presentation: Tulip Glass

Appearance: A light golden color w. a haziness.

Smell: A great floral, hoppy, fruity, citrus, wheaty wonderful aroma.

Taste: It has a powerfully floral taste with a bite of hop. A wheat undertone makes the beer taste more rounded.

One of my favorite beers I wish i could get all year-round. Has a delightfully balanced floral/hop taste that makes for a great "have to try beer".

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Photo of DesertRunnerIPA
3.12/5  rDev -16.8%

Photo of Kayla_Lauren11
2.6/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of HeightsEats
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Initial flavor and aroma is IPA, but the white beer element gradually sinks in after a few more sips. Plenty of citrusy hops--mostly lemon and lime--in the aftertaste, but there's a good malt body as well. The coriander and wheat is really nicely integrated with the hops.

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3.7/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.28/5  rDev +14.1%

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4.08/5  rDev +8.8%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of leinie13
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%

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

12oz bottle poured into a tulip
A: Hazy pale yellow with a one-finger head
S: Generic citrus/tropical fruit/yeast/wheat
T: Citrus/spice/yeast, a hint of grass & tropical fruit
M: Light to medium-bodied with a bit of spice
O: No flaws but nothing outstanding. Glad I tried it but not at the top of the re-buy list

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3.56/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of NailtheAle
1.92/5  rDev -48.8%

Photo of cgrunin
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Aquatic25
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Alpha309
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of vinylrooster
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.76/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of SHODriver
3.75/5  rDev 0%

A: poured into a tulip to a cloudy pale yellow with a half finger of dense white head that fades to a collar around the glass and leaves decent lacing
S: smells of citrus, yeastyness and some slight fruity esters
T: taste is citrusy hops, fruity esters, spicy yeast, and cracker malt. swallow is juicy citrusy hops with some lingering spice and fruitiness.
M: fairly light on the palate but not watery with slightly prickly carbonation and a refreshing finish
O: A good beer with a decent hop profile and some nice yeast driven aspects. solid complexity and good flavors.

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2.44/5  rDev -34.9%

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2.72/5  rDev -27.5%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Nick2000
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Accumulation from New Belgium Brewing
3.75 out of 5 based on 1,978 ratings.
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