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RATINGS: 430   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7982) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2012
can. clear sparkling copper body with a pillowy off-white head. husky, dusty toasted grains with a touch of cement mix and "green" (is that the hops?) basement must in the nose. light body, medium bitterness, medium acid; holds together well across the back. mild flavors of toasted/burnt corn kernels and cereal with a minerallic / cement powder grittiness and a green, spoiled mold / green moss stale hop flavor and accompanying oiliness. not altogether that bad, and actually quite enjoyable if i’m not in critic-mode, with isn’t something I can say about pretty much any other New Belgium product. Colorado’s hard water once again is due credit for mediocre brewers making lager of better quality than their ales.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5236) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2012
Can. Gorgeous translucent amber with a tall, blond head. Aroma is sweet malt and grains with citrus fruit and soft pine. Taste brings a touch more of the hops out with more citrus fruit, pine notes, light caramel, sweet malt and grains. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with toasted malt, soft grains, light pine, floral hops and some citrus. Tasty stuff!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ratman197 (9728) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2012
16 oz can poured a clear gold with a lastimg white head. Aromas of bread, earthiness and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread and earthiness with a smooth dry bitter lingering earthy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 12, 2012
16oz can. Rating #37. Clear dark gold, light amber pour with a big fluffy white head that left some great lacing on the glass. Nice aroma, light pine with a spritz of citrus. Toasty flavor, light sweetness and a little caramel with some mild bitterness. (2320)

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2012
Pint can. Poured a pale yellow color. With no real head. Aroma was faint hips, grass and citrus. Flavor was citrus, fruits and faint hops. Smooth and thin body. Not a lot to this beer. Average to below average at best.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2012
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is light hops and a little malt. Flavor is biscuity malt and some citrusy hops. Nice and simple.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1888) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2012
16 oz can purchased from "Lifesource" in Salem. $2.49 Great to see more craft brewers using cans. Nice golden lager( deeper golden than the usual suspects) good quarter inch sized frothy head. Pleasant light bready and caramel malt aromas touch of citric hop but not much. Fresh fruity,grassy flavours very refreshing..immguessing the fruitiness is from the Nelson hops but its delicious. Good palate for the style not watery in the least. Overall an excellent lager..look for ward to more of this in the height of summer

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5816) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
deep amber .. medium foam, light lacing .. . corn, maple, and a touch of vienna .. . light mouth, but sturdy .. . an alright lager, wish it could have a been a touch heartier .. . . you gonna come try shake my monkey tree again!?!

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
gururyan (599) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - APR 11, 2012
No, no, nooooo. This is no good. This tastes like some mass produced swill. I had to pour the end, I couldn’t finish it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theisti (3223) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 11, 2012
Pint can purchased at Royal Liquors in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is a clear golden with a smallish white head. The aroma is an odd celery garlic salt sort of thing, followed by light burning and then toasted malt under that. The taste is grassy floral hop, lightly sweet malt, some additional toasted malt and a dry mineral finish. The burning is present, though is more a part of the overall hop taste. The palate is medium to light bodied, dry nutty (almost peanut shell) toast finish. Unique, though the initial odor was off putting.


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