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RATINGS: 744   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (1689) - 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 (2637) - 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 (1555) - 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 (413) - Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Not crazy about this one. Thin body with citrus flavor that is lacking any real character. Just doesn’t 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 don’t 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 (3714) - 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. It’s light-bodied and overall rather bland. This is a perfectly drinkable brew that does not impress me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbaaron (1524) - Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2014
Great on the first warm day of the year. Plenty of carb. Light. Refreshing and easy drinking as a glass of water, And about as flavorful.. Light citrus. Biscuit. Clean and easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrymel (1538) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Reviewed 06/26/10 Poured from bottle to pint glass. A: light orange, absolute clarity. Continuous ribbon resotres the paper thin white film capping the ale. S: Smells like a standard pilsener. Only unique grace befalls the slight lime accent, which is a pleasant touch. T: Tastes like a light amber, really light. Lime unfortunately does not make it to the flavor of the beer, and leaves itself to the nose. M: Quite carbonated, almost a burning sensation as buds are attacked with constant expulsion of gas from ale. Med bodied. D: Although the beer isn’t bad, I will be unlikely to purchase again in near future. Serving type: bottle 12-20-2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (889) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Had camping, slightly watery, good hopping, taste is mostly hops...touch of sweetness...decent...couldnt rate appearance- bottle...( perhaps not the correct beer or really old??)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2823) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a slightly hazy dark orange with a finger of white head. Aroma of light floral hops, some baking spices and just a hint of citrus. Taste is light bitter. Floral and herbal. Light bodied with a thin texture. Livelycarbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, not bad. Not my favorite but very drinkable.

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