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RATINGS: 441   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


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (4207) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2014
From a can this is refreshing and lager like at first then this hop thing starts to show thru. Yes, now I see its a premium lager, fer sure. Does have some ill ale attributes at times. Slightly more than dull hop sensations continue to manifest. Not bad overall, no real bad attributes here, except perhaps for the bitter hops on the finish. Fortunately, there is a decent amount of co2 in there.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2014
120z can, this is probably the best pale lager on the market. Clean crisp refreshing brew. Great session beer. I will probably buy a case of this stuff for the summer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lutz2jm (148) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2014
If you are looking for a lager that tastes like beer and not miller light this is a great choice. You can taste the hops and that really sets this beer apart. Lagers are definitely not my go to beer but if they all tasted like this one my opinion would definitely sway. Great beer!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (1286) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Drunk from the can, so I didn’t get a good look at the pour. The aroma is a lot of cereals, resinous hops, and grass. The flavor is fairly bitter, with a dank sweetness. Light body, crisp, and a little astringent. Overall, this is a very hoppy, grainy pale lager. Not flavorful enough to be a good beer, but not sessionable either.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frank (3026) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2014
This is a crisp and very tasty lager which I might have pinned as a session IPA or something had it not told me what it was on the can. It is crystal clear and orange golden in the glass with a little ring of head and a few spots of lace. This is definitely on the light side but still packs quite a lot of good, hoppy flavor. This is decidedly American in character w/ lots of citrus and some white grape notes. A cookie dough malt character gives everything support and brisk carbonation cuts through any sweetness to keep it lively and light. If you look at New Belgium’s ratings on this site, it seems like all their sours and stuff are getting the most attention as far as being great beers but if you ask me their real strength is making light, refreshing brews like this one, which they do as well as any brewer in the country.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1413) - Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2014
Starts with a faint floral aroma, pours a clear light amber, with a white head. Nice bite of bitter hops, clean crisp flavor. Very light bodied, and easy drinking. A nice sessionable lager.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enwiebe (160) - - APR 15, 2014
4/15/14. Pours a classic lager with maybe a little less head than other craft session beers. Mild nose but more assertive hop mouth than many lagers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jhackmeister (13) - Washington, USA - APR 3, 2014
Poured from a 16oz can into a tulip glass. Golden amber pour with a bright white a frothy head. This beer is crystal clear with lots of carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass. The lacing is fine but irregular but does stay with the glass. The aroma is classic lager- biscuit and grassy, mild hops. There are hints of tropical fruits, but they are illusive at best. The body of this beer is heavier than expected from a lager, but the difference is welcoming. The palate is crisp and clean with nice malty notes balanced nicely with a piney hop bitterness. The hops continue through the finish and linger for a good 20 seconds. Overall, a very well done lager and a fantastic sessionable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (275) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2014
New Belgium done good with this excellent drinkable and flavorful premium pale lager! Perfectly supplies what the label claims, a sessionable cross between a pale lager and a pale ale. Packs the hoppy flavors of the pale ale, but has the cleaner and less bitter finish of a lager. A solid medium-bodied brew but not too filling. Aroma and taste are of good intensity, features pacific hops balanced by pale maltiness. Reminds me of Kona's longboard lager, although this beer's hoppiness tends towards piney flavors while longboard's hoppiness is more tropical and fruity. A fine-tuned brew, without a doubt my new go-to from New Belgium and whenever I'm looking for a quality pale lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (823) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2014
12 oz can pours a golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of light floral, hay, light hops. Light bodied, simple refreshing beer


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