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RATINGS: 801   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2009
12 oz bottle. almost no apparent head into golden clear body. aromas of light to moderate floral hops and ligth malts. flavors is initially lightly bitter sweet and finishes moderately bitter. long lasting finish duration. not a bad brew with more flavor than most summer beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tnkw01 (1423) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle. Clear gold color with a medium head. Aroma is kind of weak and bland. Taste has no lime and is like a regular everyday beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
srwalker155210 (108) - Port Orange, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Low alcohol, low calorie, high taste, high flavor. I really enjoy this beer - definitely a favorite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DWestrick (501) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2015
bottle. very ho-hum. Decent hoppiness added to a belgium style - but otherwise very basic beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (2057) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2015
12 oz bottle, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Clear medium gold. Sweet honey lime aroma. Medium body, sweet, then a citrus almost mead like finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ozzy70 (206) - - AUG 12, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours amber with lasting off white head. Aroma of citrus, malt. Taste, a little bitter on the finish, but a refreshing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (3765) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Sampled on tap at Black Bottle Brewery. Clear bronze appearance with a white head. Aroma of pilsner/pale malts, light citrus zest and light floral hops. The flavor adds a light hop bitterness and a toasted grain flavor. Light to medium body with a nice, clean malt feel. Easy to dirnk, solid lager overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2015
12oz bottle pours with a crystal clear deep gold body that has copper hues and supports a thin near white head of foam. The mild aroma offers up hop spiciness and lime as well as faint spicy yeasty notes and a dash of sweet apple and pear. The taste starts with fairly crisp spicy to lime like hoppiness that carries a pleasing degree of hop bitterness. It then flows into faint cracker malts and then vaguely sweet apple like fruity esters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (3103) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2015
At Riva in LT with Kara. A standard 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (3499) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Draft in Aspen. Pours clear bright Amber with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like light grapefruit hops, nutty malt, dry toast, straw, grassy. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like some tropical fruits, grapefruit hops, nutty malt, toast, straw, and grass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (3084) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Pale golden body with a small cap. Bready / grainy aroma with a hint of fruit. A tad sweet with some biscuit notes. Light and easy drinking. Uneventful yet inoffensive.

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