Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Reflections of a Beer Snob: New Belgium's "Skinny Dip"

Skinny Dip, New Belgium Brewing Company, Ft. Collins, CO.

This beer has a nice light pallet to it. It is a little hoppier than some other summer beers, but as they use Cascade hops, it is not over-powering in anyway. Overall flavor is a little weak, however, and it does not really hold a head too long. It is still a nice first or maybe second beer on a hot summer day when you want something which will go down fast, smooth, and clean, but you may want something a little more interesting after that.

Rating: 6.5 out of 10


Alex said...

What's it called again when a word sounds the same as another word but is spelled differently? I think that's what you meant when you typed "pallet"... maybe palate is what you were looking for?

RogueHistorian said...

You're thinking of a "homonym" - which quite literally means "same sound". And yes, you're right. I did mean to say "palate" - I'm going to blame this on being tired. Well, that and having worked at Home Despot, where we would, after dealing with pallets all day, wet our palates at the bar!