RATINGS: 802   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Editors note: in 2006, Skinny Dip replaced Loft as the name of New Belgiums 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 Belgiums 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (809) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2004
dark yellow/gold in color. Fuffy white head. Bready aroma. Not much in the flavor dept. A little sweet with a slight (very slight ) touch of hops. Not one of NB best efforts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Golden brown color with a medium sized white head. Aroma is of wheat, with some floral hints. Light malty flavor with some sublte herbal notes. hint of lime and maybe mint. Very light hops in the finish. Nothing special, but not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2004
Pours like a light brew with a red tint. Taste was not all that great.. It was a bit sweet and not something i would drink a lot of. Over all it was a decent brew but not something i would ever drink again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2004
this is decent. smells very sweet and and the taste is similar. pours out brown colored with little head. very thin and not very memerable, but im still glad to say i got to try it. the sweetness was possibly a little much for me, but thats ok. THANKS bill

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndianaRed (4157) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 27, 2004
BottlePours a bright clear golden orange with a lively but small and quickly dissipating head. Very little lacing and pretty low on the fiz. Aroma is plain and subtle. Yeast and malt and slight hops. Flavor is also very mild, plain even. Wheat bread, a bit of malt, very low hops and i would have guessed even lower than the 4% ABV listed. Finish is light and smooth. Unremarkable but fairly tasty and easy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Hazy golden brite color. Small lingering head the suspends the swirling subtle hop aroma. As I sat and drank this beer I felt as if whiffs of summer breeze where sweeping by every so lightly introducing the floral aromas of summer. Clean dry finish with a bitterness that is slightly out of balance yet keeps you coming back for more. very refreshing on a hot summer day with just the right amount of hops to keep the beer interesting without drying up the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kevin (2194) - Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2004
bottle. dark gold color with a thin head. earthy aroma. muted hop taste with hints of grape. slight sweet malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma of malt, florals, and citrus. Medium body. Light flavor, but nothing too exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1736) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2004
Very light orange, not cloudy, with little to no head. Citrus aromas, orange, lemon, and a hint of grape. Those flavors are prominent at first taste, but the extraordinary thing about this beer is how it simply disappears in the mouth after those initial notes. Still, a nice summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Light golden, mostly clear with a white head and some lacing. Spicy and slightly herbal with a nice citrus zest zingy ending. Refreshing, but a little too herbal overall.

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