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RATINGS: 422   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1901) - 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 (614) - 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 (6204) - 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 (1666) - 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 (3288) - 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 (6715) - 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 (2333) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1045) - Iowa, USA - MAY 3, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2012 Clear gold.Creamy one finger head with lacing. Aroma is somewhat malty,somewhat hoppy,somewhat yeasty,somewhat minerally.Hop aroma is a bit earthy/herbal very slight floral but the aroma is pretty minimal.Hop aroma is more noticable as it warms with some dankishness stronger herbal and somewhat vegetale.A nice floral shows up or it could be a distinct malt aroma.Aroma gets way better as it warms becomes maltier as well in taste. Taste is soft but toasty with light notes of dark carmel toffe like bittersweet carmel.Medium bodied with a good hop flavor/malt but mild like the abv would tell you it to be.Im likeing this more the second time around.This would be a pretty good offering for the outdoors.I wouldnt pass it up,wouldnt be the first thing to get going camping either.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2443) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Thin white head thats short lived with some spotty lace left behind. Clear, pale blond color. Nose is light with fruity hops, lil yeast, apples. Body is light, decent carbonation, lil pastey/sticky. Malts are fairly dry, grainy and the hops a bit grassy, straw. Finish is fairly dry and grainy. Meh, coulda been worse. Can from statelineliquors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2073) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Can. Yellow colored pour with a white head. Basically tastes like any normal pale lager with more flavor. Nothing really unique to make it stand out other than the fact that it isnt bad. Not much to say. Hops, corn, malt, yeast, carbonation. Its all there. Would buy a 4 pack of Torpedo over this any day though; especially for the same price.


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