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RATINGS: 407   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2012
Pours clear yellow orange with thin white lacing. Mild nose absent the metallic astringency typical of lagers, but with lots of grapefruit/tangerine hop. Creaminess on the back palate, but nice and crisp up front. Very sessionable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swillguzzler99 (111) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2012
16 ounce can. Pours a tint more honey than a typical macro with frothy head. Nose is pretty mute, a hint of cereal. Taste is a hint of hops, not a whole lot else. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2012
Pine and grapefruit aromas. Up front pine and grapefruit flavors. Very very good pale lager.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3436) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2012
16 oz can. Clear gold with a creamy lasting disc of foam. Nose of dry grass, lemon and a hint of catspray. Taste is lemon-orange, grapefruit, resin, dry grass, cereal grain, and spicy caramel. Light body has medium-high carbonation and is well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7789) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 4, 2012
Can (best by 09 September 2012) $6.99 4-pack. Pours with a crystal clear, deep golden yellow hue with a large, bone colored white head that lasts pretty long. Aroma of fruity and floral hops, lightly grassy, tropical fruit. Light crackery and slightly sweet malt notes (not bready like a pils based beer). Light hay notes, pretty clean yeast wise, although it is a bit hard to tell with such fruity hops. Flavors are bready, crackery, grainy, medium bitter, grassy. Almost a very light DMS character from the malt. Tropical fruit, grassy, mild citrus and a touch herbal with a clean finish. Fizzy carbonation, medium to medium light body with a crisp finish. Clean, low sulfur. Very drinkable, tasty stuff. Clearly American Craft in character. Good stuff, and pretty fresh.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thegreenrooster (3089) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 4, 2012
Pour is a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is a decent dry malt with a little lingering hop toward the end. Flavor is some dry pils malt to start then leaves a decent hop on the tounge. One of the hoppier lagers I’ve ever had. Perfect baseball watching beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3051) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2012
16oz can 4/4/12 (Binny’s Downers Grove Singles Rack)-38° in English Pint-Pours a medium golden with a nice white head. Aroma of hops, malt, and grain. Taste of the same with more hops on the back end. This light bodied brew is pretty darn tasty. Nice job.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (4908) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2012
Clever marketing (or Canny, maybe?) by calling it a Pale Lager, thereby lowering expectations. First of all, pours a golden orange, not a pale yellow, like I was expecting, plus a big fluffy white head. Nice grassy, slightly corny aroma. Flavor is surprisingly crisp and hoppy, with a decent hop bite at the end. I liked it.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2012
Man I was hoping for a little more with this one. Glorified budweiser for 9 bucks a for pack.. not me NB

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2012
UPDATED: APR 13, 2012 Can from Sam’s Quik Shop. Pours pale yellow with white head and nice lacing. Nose is grassy hops, mild citrus and orange, and a bit of a metallic hint. Light and refreshing. I’ll buy more of this over the summer.


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