Dartagnan (13) - Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Discounting the souring taste that New Belgium is starting to get. The Skinny Dip in its first few years was a nice light summer ale with beautiful mineral water taste. It definitely used to make me feel like I was at the river.
ogre71 (21) - Utah, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Starts out a little bitter, but it doesn’t lingerer. Pours a nice golden color, easy to drink light and refreshing.
Michaelrb (4) - Cornelius, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I agree with the guys at New Belgium, they set out to brew a "lightly-attired" (not light beer) and they hit the mark. This is my favorite Summer offering.This comes from a brewery that knows it’s stuff. You get the bread notes, light body, slight hint of peach, with average carbonation, and a mild bitter taste at the end. It is a great addition to any Summer day. This proves you can go light without drinking a watered down light beer.
rubbishystuff (2007) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I will have to say for a summery supposed to be light and minimally challenging it was pretty decent. Not insipid like some lighter ales. Serving: Bottle
b3shine (6520) - Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Enjoy by 18OCT15. Looks good; a transparent golden orange with fizzy eggshell head. Smells bready and mildly hoppy. Tastes like it smells with the hops falling on the bitter side. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied. A decent easy drinker.
radio_nowhere (1116) - Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Ropewalk Lounge in Ocean City, MD served in a plastic cup. Clear golden color with white head. Aroma notes of pale malt sweetness, grainy and light citrus/Belgian yeast. Taste adds some toast and slight lemony citrus. Light body, moderate carbonation, crisp with clean sweet finish. A light beer with some character, refreshing.
UDBeernut (2152) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle split win th the wife. Pours golden with a very small head that leaves some light lacing. Minimal nose. Taste has lots of lemon zest, pale malt sweetness. In a wierd way it is light that tea you can buy at wawa. Light body.
Iphonephan (4306) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at the Bear Tree Bar and Grill in Centennial WY. Pours a clear copper with a thick white head. Celery aroma. Flavors of grass. Light and refreshing.
Knilas (23) - Sidney, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. I get the limey note on the nose. Beautiful copper color. Small white head that disappears quickly. Few bubbles. Finish is short n bitter. Best part of this pour was that gorgeous copper color.
onceblind (5313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear brilliant golden with a fluffy white head. Clean little blonde and biscuity ale aroma with a faint little bit of grassy hop. Crisp summer ale flavor of blonde grain and a wee touch of cracker/toast malt with a wee little crisp grassy hop flavor and bitterness. A pretty simplistic and quaffable summer ale.
malvrich (96) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle > Stella chalice
A: A gentle pour yields little head of a beige color quickly receding to a ring and center pool. Great clarity in the light orange gold color. Few bubbles seen. Laces nicely. Very nice looking beer
S: Lightly toasted grains, pale malt. Faint floral hop note.
T: Dry crisp flavors of sourdough or pretzel maltiness with a light, fresh citrusy sharpness to the hop bite following very closely. Very nicely balanced and the flavors seem to pair nicely together. It does taste a tad watery though.
M: Light of course with more lively carbonation on the palate than expected from the look.
O: Pleasant surprise here. I’ve been enjoying summer ales this season and this is one of the nicest ones I’ve had. It is also well priced and widely available. I will purchase this again while it lasts.