RateBeer
overall
71
96
style
Serve in Lager glass

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Not the first beer I had after a 40-day sabbatical from drinking (kinda Lentish), but certainly a tasty one. Some hops and crispness in the aroma actually. And a decent appearance and good flavor. This is quite tasty. Light, but with a solid crispness and enough hops. More than met expectations.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopTsing (401) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2012
From the bottle poured a golden brew with a fluffy white head. Light aromas of malt and hops. Light bodied with flavors of malt up front with a pleasing hop finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tia (849) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Can. Golden with a big frothy white head. Actually has a light hop aroma- grapefruit and pine. Flavor kind of grainy with a very light hop finish. Palate a little watery. Not as bad as I thought it would be.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1823) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Pours a pale amber with a tall, pillowy, off white head. Aroma is citrus, spice, toast, mineral notes and light bready yeast. Flavor is cereal grain, toasted white bread, light nutty notes, a decent amount of a kinda Five Alive-like citus, spice and light sweet grass. Palate is light bodied, slightly creamy and off dry with medium carbonation. Pretty tasty, especially for something labeled pale lager.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peacehammer (600) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2012
tons of lemony, smooth citrus aroma. Pale orange with a finger of foamy head. Backend bitterness, and a fantastic crisp flavor. Excellent use of pale malt flavor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Pour from a 16 oz. can at Microfest 2012. Pours a clear gold color with a fizzy white head that decreases rapidly. The aroma has pale malts, bready yeast, apples, and a weird cabbage-like note that shows up late. Flavor of pale malts, crackers, straw, grass, and grains, pretty simple. Light-bodied, with crisp carbonation and a dry, grainy mouthfeel. Seems to achieve what it’s shooting for.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1607) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Can. Pour is bright gold with a big white head, good retention, some lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, light citrus, bread, lager yeast. Taste is lightly bitter, malty, light biscuit. Palate is soft, creamy, lightly bitter finish. Quite good for a pale lager.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 4, 2012
16 oz can purchased at Nugget in Woodland. There’s a bit of a gnarly garlic/oniony hop nose, which seems like it could be Summit or Nelson Sauvin. Behind this is a little floral and mango character. Really weird hop aroma, and I don’t think the onion and mango go particularly well together. Light lager yeast esters are also there. Transparent yellow body with a medium, fizzy white head present. Starts with a bit of an earthy hop bitterness. Becomes a little biscuity and cereal like in the middle with some milky character, too. Finishes metallic, with more herbal hop bitterness. Underlying earthy and herbal hop character throughout. An interesting brew, but it just doesn’t meld the way I wish it would. Would prefer less raw earthiness, and hops toned down a little bit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Can. Amber beer with a cream head. Sweet malt and light mineral aroma. Mineral and malt flavor with light grass. Medium bodied. Refreshing and easy drinking. Mineral and grass lingres with malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2012
16oz can poured into an English Pint. Pours dark gold with about 2 fingers of white head. Aroma is citrus, floral and pine. Taste is light bitter. Mostly pine with a good bit of citrus and some honey. Medium bodied with a thick creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, very good. I would gladly drink this all summer.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page   1 « 27 28 29  30  31 32 33 » 41


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50