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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
sickassmick (228) - Concord, California, USA - JUN 26, 2012
tastes a lot like fat tire in a can... maybe a little lighter. not necessarily my thing, and pale lager is my thing. Nice looking beer tho, good lacing. heavy for a 5% beer. overall not very bad, and better as you drink more, but there is this distinctive smell that reminds me of fat tire, and i don’t like fat tire. Oh well. Nice try. I do like this company’s Blue Paddle pilsner. nite!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
atlrizzob (225) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Lager with a slight IPA taste. Just an average Joe of the beer world to me. Good though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2012
I like this beer, not so sure about the name. Can’t ever remember it., Nice aroma with the hops. Pours dark yellow, clear, good carbonation and a lacy head. Taste is nice and balanced, good hop flavor, good bite on the back side. Leaves you wanting more! Good full mouth feel! I think I’ll have another! Hurry up guys and get built in Asheville!!!!!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Surprisingly aromatic, quite hoppy, citrus, grapefruit in particular, pine.. rather thin but good flavor, nice subdued hop character, finishes quickly, doesn’t set the world on fire but does exactly what its meant to, so pts. for that. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2012
This one is ok. Its just a basic pale lager without much to it. It doesnt have that creepy sour taste to it that many lagers do, which is great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1830) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2012
16 ounce can, best before October 7, 2012. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear golden/amber color with an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing is both good. Aroma is grainy malt, and grassy and citrusy (orange peel, grapefruit) hops. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but the bitter hops stand out a little bit more in comparison to the aroma. The flavors also seem a bit stronger than the aroma would lead you to think. Mouthfeel/body is light, it’s a bit slick and very easy to drink. Good carbonation. I think this is a good summer brew (and good brew overall). I keep hoping New Belgium will distribute to Ohio in the near future....

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgil68 (16) - - JUN 22, 2012
Nice citrusy floral hoppy lager. Nice color and I like the pint cans instead of bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (644) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Can. Pours clear golden, full white foam head. Aroma is a nice mix of floral, fruit, bread, and pine. Taste is mild to medium sweet. Body is light, carbonation on the lighter side, thin texture, light bitter finish. I think this is a very well done lager.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6323) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2012
This poured a golden yellow color with a white head. Aroma was nice citrusy and herbal hops, and some toasted malt. Flavor was much the same, not very bitter, but nice rounded hop flavor with some caramel and toasted malt. Well balanced and refreshing, great lawnmower beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Sampled on 6/21/2012. This Premium Lager pours a medium orange gold color from a 16oz can. Medium to large sized white foamy head, with nice retention and good lacing. The aroma is grassy, fruity and floral with some cereal and malt. A medium bodied Premium Lager. The malts are cereal and grainy with some caramel and fruit. The hops are floral and spicy. Decent carbonation. A light and refreshing lager. Crisp and clean with some nice hop flavors. A lighter beer, great for a session ale on the hot summer day. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet with some bitterness.


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