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RATINGS: 801   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weitz15 (493) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Gold pour with a white head. Lightly bitter with a hint of peach, but not much. After taste and palate are floral, which doesn’t go well here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (1197) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2015
12 Fl. Oz. bottle. Poured Clear, golden, nice white head and nice lacing. Aroma of lemon, spices and some malts. Taste is also malty, some fruit and some floral notes. OK but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (4571) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey for the New Belgium Pre-Tour de Fat Party. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of light peaches, wheat. Tastes of light peaches, wheat, corn, malt. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfinney23 (2529) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Meh. Vaguely fruity and grainy but not particularly refreshing or enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rperez (206) - Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Perfect chick beer, light, low Alcohol and light calories but its actually pretty good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lamas (1527) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. Enjoy by: 09/27/15. Different label than that in the picture. A clear amber pour with a smallish beige head. The crisp aroma features some tart peach juice, tangy oranges, zesty citrus rinds, a little grapefruit, and some touches of caramel. Goes down thin and refreshing. Semi-sweet upfront in the taste with a little caramel and a wheaty graininess. Some hints of tart peaches follow. Zesty citrus rinds and a splash of grapefruit juice in the finish. Just OK tasting, but most definitely poundable while grilling up some burgers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (5087) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2015
12 oz bottle from Ed5388, thanks brah. Poured a nice looking clear rusty copper with a smaller frothy off white head. Aroma/flavor of Belgian yeast, crusts, old fruit rinds, bad flowers, dry citrus frui. Meh this isn’t doing it for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shot (339) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle. Clear gold with a thin fluffy head. Aromas of sweet malt and bready tones. Bready flavors, black pepper, bitter lemon peel. Thin mouthfeel. Watery. Crisp finish. Very light and not terribly flavorful. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
loubar (156) - Los Gatos, California, USA - MAY 22, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s. Opens with some caramel malt. Then faint fruit notes - peach. A nutty, dry finish with a measured hop bite. Good carbonation. Crisp, light and refreshing. It does everything they wanted it to do. An excellent example of a well crafted brew. Love the low ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartzluke (484) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 21, 2015
12 oz pour from refrigerated bottle into a shaker pint. Crystal clear and orange with a strong white head with great lacing. Light nose with a little citrus and a little flowers. Light body, though impressively full for the size of the beer. Not too flavorful, but better than I would have expected all things considered. A bit of citrus and a hint of lime on the end. Good for what it is.

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