Skinny Dip - New Belgium Brewing
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3.56/5 rDev +4.4%
Poured from a bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
A: A very pretty, light amber-gold beer with numerous colors varying with the liquid's thickness. Primarily a gold with tinges of amber in its body. Small amount of head on my pour (it seemed vigorous enough..), some lacing. Nice, active carbonation.
S: Mostly toast or bread with some hops and yeast, plus alcohol. Not entirely aromatic.
T: Better than it smells.. predominate flavors are black pepper and hops with a hint of lime. Decent toasted malt body, but not too full here. Some nice toasted wheat or bread notes on the finish. Fairly mild, drinkable and getting a positive rating from me due to its strong pepper bite.
M: Smooth and crisp, but not overly interesting in texture. Nice carbonation balance.
O: A fairly smooth, easy to drink beer that has a unique twist. Not many beers immediately bring to mind pepper flavors but it was a welcome change. Decent hops, lacking much malt substance to my dismay, but easy to drink so it's okay. Solid B+.
08-06-2014 22:12:52 | More by jsausley
1.5/5 rDev -56%
Skinny Dip is the absolute worst beer I've ever had. It tastes like cigarettes. I am at a loss as to how this beer has a score of 78 (at the time of this review). I made the severe mistake of buying a 12-beer New Belgium sampler pack that included this beer. I haven't liked a single New Belgium beer that I've ever tried.
08-01-2014 22:31:11 | More by AJClauss
3.51/5 rDev +2.9%
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "Best Before" date 11-16-14.
APPEARANCE: pours clear with dark gold color, one finger off-white head that dissipated slowly to a thin broken layer of bubbles, slightly above average carbonation, there was a good amount of lacing.
SMELL: sweet caramel, bread, very subtle.
TASTE: the taste mostly follows the nose, initially sweet caramel, a very mild hop profile and then the taste of bread.
PALATE: this has a slightly higher than average amount of carbonation, medium body.
OVERALL: this beer is simple and inoffensive, if you served to a wide range of guests no one would complain but, there are better more exciting beers to be had, I enjoyed this beer but will probably not buy it again.
07-28-2014 03:48:16 | More by HoppyBastard
3.69/5 rDev +8.2%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, biscuits. Taste is of caramel malts, hops are present, some biscuits, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a fine choice on a hot summer night.
07-28-2014 00:48:50 | More by tone77
4.03/5 rDev +18.2%
Golden-amber color, clear. Some carbonation. Thick frothy head.
Spicy and herbal, a little lemony, some semi-sweet bread.
Bread crust, mild toast, biscuit. Hop bitterness is moderate, herbal, spicy, leafy. Finish is a little dry, very crisp. Body is medium, crisp, refreshing, a little tangy.
It's a very good beer.
07-18-2014 03:19:10 | More by mjurney
Skinny Dip from New Belgium Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 577 ratings.