Instant Beer Review: New Belgium Accumulation


THE BEER: Accumulation from New Belgium

WHAT IS IT? A white IPA.

A WHAT NOW? Essentially a blend of a Belgian wit with an India Pale Ale. A hoppy wheat. This particular beer was brewed with Target and Centennial hops and dry hopped with Mosaic and Amarillo hops.

REALLY. Yes. The New Belgium website is chock full of useful facts. Did you know this beer has an ABV of 6.2%? You do now.

HOW IS IT? Very tasty. It’s cloudy and pale yellow with a significant hop presence. The aromatic, floral kind of hops. Somewhat resiny, like a familiar illegal substance. It smells like pot, is what I’m saying. Weed. Bud. Grass. Mary Jane. Cannabis.

MERCY ME. I know. The scandal. But despite the aggressive hop presence, it has a clean finish. Very drinkable.

DEEP THOUGHTS: Craving a hoppy beer but are daunted by the prospect of a sharp, bitter smack in the face? This is the beer for you, chum. The wheat takes the edge off. Put that in your proverbial pipe and metaphorically smoke it.