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RATINGS: 786   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Editor’s note: in 2006, Skinny Dip replaced Loft as the name of New Belgium’s 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 Belgium’s 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: “Only in America would I be asked to brew a beer with no calories and less alcohol.” 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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (537) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Sample bottle from vendor...pour is golden with half inch white head....some lacing...nose is minimal...some malt and biscuit...taste is very mellow...not much to it...a little malt some yeast a tad of biscuit...very light and easy sipper....average but seasonable....(#474)

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Atom (1751) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2015
12oz bottle pours a copper/orange with a large white head. Aroma of non-descript malt and faint bland yeast. Taste of malt and light hop. Yeah it tastes like beer, not much going on. Better than a Bud, but not by much.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (2375) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Pours an amber gold with a thin white head. Aroma of grain and slight hop bitterness. Taste is hop bitterness, grain with a spicy fruity finish. Light yet flavorful. Good intro hoppy beer

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aggiebob (232) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle: It was an amber color with a small white head. No aroma to note was present. The taste was a hoppy bitterness with a slight hint of citrus. It was fairly light bodied.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bubblehouse (738) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Didn’t really care for it. No aroma at all and a bit of a funky taste. Not impressed with new belgium. Seemed to like them more when you couldn’t get iy here.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
EtTuCthulhu (1356) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2015
The beer pours a clear burnt orange with a small white head that fades fast. The aroma is simple with hay, grains, and light malt, and the taste is slightly bitter and a touch sour with a slightly earthy aftertaste. The palate fuses a slick and thin texture, medium-light body, and a soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear golden orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of bread, dough, biscuit, some slight spice into a bit of husk, slight fruit but pretty mild. Taste was a mix of bread, dough, some slight yeast into a bit of husk, slight fruity notes into a bit of grain, some slight grass, finishing fairly dry, slightly sweet.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (3123) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 3, 2015
On tap at the Millstream Inn. It poured a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma was sweet with hops and some orange zest notes. The taste was similar to the aroma with more zest that added some nice character to this beer. Nice.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
UncleKorm (1050) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle poured a clear golden hue w/ a very large white fizzy head. Light lime and bread dough aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are lime and straw. Medium bodied, good mouthfeel and lively carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pino (32) - - APR 28, 2015
Starts with a slight malt flavor noble hops slight bitterness. Slight citrus finish. Clean and easy to drink. Easy on the pallet sweet finish on the tongue.


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