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Skinny Dip - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
78
okay

577 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 577
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.25%
Wants: 3
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dreadnatty08 on 04-06-2006)
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jsausley

North Carolina

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
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Asrugan

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

08-06-2014 05:33:15 | More by Asrugan
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mpolewan

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

08-05-2014 03:26:51 | More by mpolewan
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ArsenAle

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

08-04-2014 01:58:47 | More by ArsenAle
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warpig372

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

08-04-2014 01:18:20 | More by warpig372
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MaxPowers

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

08-02-2014 02:41:24 | More by MaxPowers
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AJClauss

Indiana

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
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assman79

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-31-2014 20:46:03 | More by assman79
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Deatherage

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

07-30-2014 04:59:29 | More by Deatherage
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jwp2007

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +10%

07-29-2014 20:45:33 | More by jwp2007
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kmanjohnson

California

3/5  rDev -12%

07-29-2014 17:15:12 | More by kmanjohnson
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HoppyBastard

Nebraska

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
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tone77

Pennsylvania

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
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MikeThumel

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -34%

07-26-2014 23:44:58 | More by MikeThumel
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KyleSweetsema

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-26-2014 23:37:22 | More by KyleSweetsema
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BenMartin


3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-26-2014 02:49:57 | More by BenMartin
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DougGilley

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12%

07-25-2014 16:35:07 | More by DougGilley
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Meibs

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

07-25-2014 13:01:44 | More by Meibs
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FatBoyGotSwagger

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17.3%

07-25-2014 00:50:47 | More by FatBoyGotSwagger
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Seattleman

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +10%

07-24-2014 06:13:01 | More by Seattleman
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

07-21-2014 21:00:37 | More by atlbravsrno1
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -12%

07-20-2014 06:23:01 | More by CraigTravor
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DrMindbender

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -12%

07-18-2014 13:46:16 | More by DrMindbender
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mjurney

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +18.2%

Appearance:
Golden-amber color, clear. Some carbonation. Thick frothy head.

Aroma:
Spicy and herbal, a little lemony, some semi-sweet bread.

Taste/Finish/Body:
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.

Overall:
It's a very good beer.

07-18-2014 03:19:10 | More by mjurney
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lucasj82

Indiana

3/5  rDev -12%

07-17-2014 03:05:17 | More by lucasj82
Skinny Dip from New Belgium Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 577 ratings.