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RATINGS: 457   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
New Belgium employee-owners work in shifts to brew to life world-class beers. Those efforts are rewarded daily with a shared end-of-shift beer. We’re passing that welcomed occasion onto consumers in this lightly-hopped Shift Pale Lager. From work to play, from bottle to can, from bold and heavy to refreshing and sessionable; Shift salutes the shift in occasion, package and beer. So, go ahead and get your Shift beer, you’ve earned it!
ABV - 5.0; IBU - 29; Calories - 160 (per can); Hops - Target, Nelson Sauvin, Liberty, Cascade; Malts - Pale, Munich, C-80; OG - 14.3; TG - 2.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6101) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2012
The beer pours a golden orange color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of resin and orange citrus from the hops, as well as some biscuit. The flavor also has a good amount of bitterness. I get some lightly toasted malt, as well as some pine, resin and orange citrus. There is also some biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (9465) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Can. Sweet orange malt and orange peel aroma. Golden yellow with large white head. Sweet orange malt and mildly bitter orange peel hops flavor. Light musty hay finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2012
You know, for a premium lager, this isn’t so darn bad. No obvious adjuncts in this one, for starters. Is it light in aroma and flavor? Of course. Would I still take this over your typical pale lager, ounce for ounce, almost every time? Yes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Pours golden with nice light citrus fruit. Old style cereal grains hold the palate with a firm finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (6172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
@ Oskar Blues Burning Can Fest 2012. Clear caramel colored with a thin frothy head. Nose of earthy toffee and musty caramel with some earthy herbal hop tones. Nice flavor of clean light toast, some light hop bitterness, and a cheeky little floral citric hoppiness. Not shabby!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2426) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Clear golden with a large, rocky head. Light citrus aroma, zesty, a bit of rustic hops, light bread. Crisp finish and lightly toasted malt finish. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2012
16oz can, 4pk. Silver & blue label. Pours clear 24K gold color. White foam. Tastes crisp and refreshing. Flavors of honey, Munich malts, malted barley, light fruit, distant white grape essence with a hint of dry lychee sugar. Aroma of cold biscuits, pale malts. The best beer of summer! (3366)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pjdunn (1) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2012 does not count
4-pack of cans purchased on business trip to NC. Smooth, straw-pale, crisp lager with very slight aroma and barely-discernible bitterness. This is definitely a (very) refreshing beer, and it’d be excellent on a scorching hot day. That said, it never really peaks on the tongue. The sensation (or lack thereof) is almost surprising. The flavor simply never builds. Not a bad beer by any stretch, but If it were up to me - I’d increase the Nelson Sauvin hops in the aroma, and bump up the Targets in the bitterness. Doing so would take this from pedestrian to above average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (6256) - Utah, USA - JUN 10, 2012
16oz can from The Grapevine
Appearance: Clear golden with a medium sized white head that dissipates to a ring leaving good lacing
Aroma: Fruity and grassy
Taste: Fruity, grassy, bitter with a herbal finish
Ok, but won’t have another

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Can. Pours a clear crisp golden with ample frothy white head. Aroma is some malt sweetness and grass, a light floral note is detected. Taste is an interesting combo of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Very refreshing crisp, clean and sessionable. Worth mowing the lawn and using one or two of these as your reward!

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