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RATINGS: 738   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Editorís note: in 2006, Skinny Dip replaced Loft as the name of New Belgiumís low-alcohol, low-calorie summer seasonal (only minor changes in recipe; i.e. still approximately 4% ABV and spiced with Kaffir lime leaf).

Skinny Dip Description: New Belgiumís Skinny Dip started out as a challenge from our founder Jeff to brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert. Jeff was looking for a full-bodied, highly drinkable beer for after workouts - something a little lighter than the rest of the portfolio. Peter, a Belgian, responded: ďOnly in America would I be asked to brew a beer with no calories and less alcohol.Ē The challenge was to give the beer body and complexity not usually found in beers at the lighter end of the spectrum. The result is Skinny Dip, a full-bodied beer that happens to weigh in at a crisp 114 calories per 12-ounce serving. Cascade hops frolic with a hint of lime leaf, making Skinny Dip a bright, refreshing splash for the summer season.

Loft Description: In a category all its own, Loft delivers an uplifting zest, a taut line of hoppiness, and, from integrated wheat and barley malt, a mouthful as big as the sky. Spiced with Kaffir lime leaves.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
hman43 (448) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2014
It pours a light golden with a white head with larger than normal bubbles in the head., There is a fair amount of lacing that is produced as the head disappears. The aroma had floral notes mixed with yeast. There are some citrus tones as well. It is a bit watery for the taste with some hops, citrus, and a semi dry finish. It has a bit more carbonation than is needed which takes away from the taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeneugs (3685) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
12 oz. bottle. It pours a clear golden orange color with a white head. The aroma is mildly toasted with hints of caramel and lightly herbal, floral hops. The flavor is similarly toasty bread crust, light caramel and very light floral hops. Kind of a watery mouthfeel, but I actually enjoyed this for a simple session ale. Nothing really Belgian about it and not any hint of the Kaffir lime to my palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1660) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
A pretty tasty summer beer. Pours a clear golden color with white head. Grass and floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little malt backbone.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Floback (531) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle from some generic liquor store with outrageous prices outside of Indianapolis. Pours a light amber/caramel body under an inch of off-white head that retains well. Aroma of soapy yeast and grains. Similar taste as the nose. Maybe some subtle hop note in the finish. Medium carbonation and light/medium body. I usually don't bash a brewery but, once again, I'm not impressed by New Belgium brews. I don't understand why their offerings are everywhere now. I taste no distinction between this and Yuengling. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (1563) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2014
A decent seasonal beer. Not very high alcohol an light on flavor. Pours light yellow and is easy to drink. Had at a party ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stevoj (2487) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Nice rich golden/amber color on this, thin frothy head. Looks is the best part of this beer. Aroma is almost non-existent, taste comes in with some sweetish malt and a touch of hops bitterness. Finish is very abrupt, and a little dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1545) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2014 Nose of Belgian yeast, dankness, fruit and suggestions of spice. A clear copper pour with a thin rapidly dissipating white head and no lacing. Crackers, toasted malts, biscuit, florals, cereal with a satisfyng almost dry hoppy finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, I enjoy the flavor profile.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
dlihcsnatas (388) - Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Not crazy about this one. Thin body with citrus flavor that is lacking any real character. Just doesnít seem much to this brew other than tasting like a cup of lemonaide or limeaide with a beer mixed into it. While not flat out horrible and I did finish all four in the sampler pack, it is something that I really donít want more of.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
novice101 (308) - - APR 27, 2014
Part of the folly pack ,very light and some hop taste and aroma, a bit of citrus followed by maltyness and a crisp finish. Nothing special in the beer, seems like a summer very session able beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
patrick767 (3689) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2014
bottle - Have they gone back to the name Loft? I know the bottle I had recently was not from all the way back in 2006. Pours as a mild hld with a one finger head. It has a mild aroma with some yeast and citrus. The flavor is mild and sweet. Itís light-bodied and overall rather bland. This is a perfectly drinkable brew that does not impress me.

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