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Skinny Dip - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
78
okay

584 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 584
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.25%
Wants: 3
Gots: 28 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

therubicon, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

jimf01, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

zaptone, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Wobbly, Aug 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +46.6%

Doug166, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

rramsey, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%

Appearance - Pours crystal clear and pure golden in color with a white half finger head. Fair retention results in a thin, broken layer of surface suds. Spotty lacing with decent stick.

Smell - Has the signature New Belgium "nutty" malt aroma going on, but not much outside that, sans a faint lemony citrus character.

Taste - Follows the nose with their light tones of their classic nutty and toasty malt profile. Very light lemon notes. Distant lemon undertone that gives a hint of tartness to go along with the earthy, nutty flavor in the finish. Fairly light overall.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with crisp carbonation. Smooth, refreshing finish.

Overall - A fair summer blonde... about the only thing it did was make me wonder why they ever retired Somersault as their summer seasonal. Now THAT was a fantastic blonde!

TheSixthRing, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of jsausley
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+.

jsausley, Aug 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Asrugan, Aug 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

mpolewan, Aug 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

ArsenAle, Aug 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

warpig372, Aug 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

MaxPowers, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of AJClauss
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.

AJClauss, Aug 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

assman79, Jul 31, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Deatherage, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

jwp2007, Jul 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

kmanjohnson, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of HoppyBastard
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.

HoppyBastard, Jul 28, 2014
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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.

tone77, Jul 28, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -34%

MikeThumel, Jul 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

KyleSweetsema, Jul 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

BenMartin, Jul 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

DougGilley, Jul 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Meibs, Jul 25, 2014
Skinny Dip from New Belgium Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 584 ratings.