Accumulation | New Belgium Brewing

very good
1,979 Ratings

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

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

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Accumulation brewed by New Belgium Brewing, with an ABV of 6.20% This brew pours out a nice cloudy amber color with a nice white head. Accumulation is a unfiltered brew. This brew is cloudy you can not see thought it. The smell is citrus,hops, with some grains and malts. There is nothing bad so far. I really like the look and smell of this brew so far. Now for the taste, it is rich with citrus and hops. Then you pick up on some grains at the end of this brew. There is also a nice amount of lacing in this brew. The head to this brew sticks around. New Belgium Brewing did a nice job with this one. Accumulation has a nice balance to it there is nothing overpowering in this brew. The mouthfeel is bold, clean, smooth and refreshing. At first this brew has a nice citrus with some hop bitterness. Then Accumulation has a nice smooth malt and grain ending. You really can't pick up on the 6.20% ABV in this brew, it is just that smooth. Overall I'm giving Accumulation a 4 out 5. I would buy this brew again. Thank You New Belgium Brewing.

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3.91/5  rDev +4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.36/5  rDev +16.3%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.84/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.36/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Pours gold. Smells hoppy. Faint taste of fruit. Not much bitterness. Nothing super special here. Overall a good beer though.

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3.7/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.08/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.88/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.56/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - pours a pale yellow with two fingers of bright white head that maintains at all the way down. Nice lacing.

S - Citrus hops, spices, dank.

T - Hop forward - citrus notes, resinous. Smooth drinking Medium bodied with a decent mouth feel. Finish is a bit acidic.

O - Solid white IPA - good offering that I would go back to.

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3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Single 12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic. A hazy pale lemon yellow with a thin layer of foamy white bubbles on top and leaving concentric rings of lace on the sides of the glass. Bright and fresh aroma of lemon and pineapple, grass, something else faintly tropical or gummy candy-like, coriander seed, a ghost of pine needles. Palate is refreshing, citric, subtly sweet ... I get more of a session IPA vibe than the expected witbier base, at least initially, although there is a solid undercurrent of Belgian seed spice and dry phenols. Grapefruit, lime, and some mango complement the lemon on the nose. The combination of Belgian yeast and citrus hops recalls ginger root, in a way. Body on the low end of medium with moderate carbonation. Finishes rather dry, with lingering citrus rind, clove, and coriander notes. I stand by my earlier "session" assessment, flavorsome yet light and drinkable. Good balance between American hop and Belgian flavors, with the former front and center and the latter playing a competent supporting role.

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