Skinny Dip | New Belgium Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Skinny Dip is a full-bodied, figure-friendly tribute to the lightly attired summer months. This guilt-free lager’s frisky character and sunny flavor make it the perfect choice for kick-starting seductive summer fun. Lively Cascade hops and complementary peaches brighten a wash of bready malts with sunny citrus flavor and a slight fruity pucker, creating a crisp sip as invigorating as a frothy dip in a mountain pond. Shed your inhibitions this season and take the plunge: Grab a friend, go bottoms up, and share a Skinny Dip.

Skinny Dip makes its returns as the summer seasonal in 2015, and to celebrate we're supporting swimable waters by donating $1, up to $10,000, to Waterkeeper Alliance for every use of the hashtag #WaterkeeperDip. Post and donate!

Added by dreadnatty08 on 04-06-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
917
Reviews:
379
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
13.95%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
200
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 917 |  Reviews: 379
Photo of firkingroovin
2.61/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Libeertarian
3.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear, bubbling golden amber to copper with light pink hues and off-white foamy head of good retention. Excellent lacing. Can't really smell the peach juice. Aroma is like a bready pilsner. Taste is a little more subdued than I was expecting, but it is still good for the style. It's just barely fruity, peachy even, but more so lemon. Bready, crackery, grainy backbone, strong zesty, peppery, grassy finish. Described as full-bodied, seems more medium to me. But rich for a pale lager, I guess. Well-carbonated, sudsy, smooth, creamy, velvety, not quite watery, crisp, semi-dry.

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Photo of Zanico
3.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarter1221
3.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beer_lover13
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent and refreshing on a warm summer day.

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Photo of futiledevices
3.07/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of RedbirdsFan1985
4.03/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of italianstallion
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nicholas2121
4.24/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Skinny Dip brewed by New Belgium Brewing, with an ABV of 4.20% This brew pours out a deep amber color with a nice white head. This brew has the look of most American Pale Lagers on the market today, not saying that is bad thing. The smell of Skinny Dip is rich with grains, malts, and hit of hops. The smell of this brew is really inviting. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. You pick up a nice richness from the grains and malts in this brew. There is a hit of hops at the end of this brew. I like how smooth this brew goes down. Skinny Dip, has nothing overpowering in it, it has a nice balance to it. The mouthfeel is rich, bold, and refreshing. Overall I'm giving Skinny Dip a solid 4 out 5. I would buy this brew again. New Belgium Brewing, did a nice job with this one. I like how this brew is different from most brews on the market today.

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Photo of JPowell712
3.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of birchstick
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Muny
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mpenske
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Matt141
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mshkut
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of do_ob
3.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle into a pilsner glass. Pours a straw golden and settles the same in the glass. Light in color and very clear. 1 finger of dense, white foam. Good carbonation. Weak aroma. Biscuity malt, light citrus, maybe a hint of sweet fruit. Smells more malty than anything. Light weight and actually creamier than it looks. Still pretty crisp, though. Sweet malts on the taste with notes of grass, citrus and light fruit. Finishes watery and thin, and leaves behind a malty taste on the palate.

I wasn't expecting much from this beer, luckily. Pretty flat and one-dimensional to be honest. Not much of an aroma or taste. It wasn't offputting by any means..just didn't really taste like anything.

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Photo of mvelilla
3.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beaulabauve
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monk2021
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yungbrew
4.2/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fantastic light beer. Especially on a hot day.

Great amber color.
malt, citrus, not very hoppy.
No lingering after taste.
Definitely a good session beer for the summer months.

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Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrebeka
3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.27/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Machete824
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Skinny Dip from New Belgium Brewing
3.44 out of 5 based on 917 ratings.
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