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RATINGS: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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. Weíre 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, youíve 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2012
Can @ The BeerMongers... Poured pale, golden, yellow with a thick forming, eggy head. At first, even knowing that it wasnít a Pilsener, I really wanted something close to it. However, I really warmed up to the beer. Grassy hops on the nose, malty and biscuit, cracker-like flavors. A solid lager, extremely refreshing. Seemed like solid construction. Hops offered a hint of earthiness and bitterness. How about a six pack? I drank my 16oz far too quickly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2012
Pour out of can at the brewery, clear yellow with white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, vanilla, hints of melon, slight spicy notes with a hint of grass as well. Taste is fairly nice, some melon and tropical notes with grass, biscuit, touch of grain and pils malt, finishing fairly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddon90 (1606) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
Tall boy can. Pours a clear, dark golden color with a decent white head. Light, malty aroma with a sense of hops. Not bad for coming out of a can. Dry, malty flavor. Interesting taste. Nice balance with a decent hoppy finish. Kinda taste like Fat Tire and probably nothing I would drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdrinker79 (1978) - Idaho, USA - APR 21, 2012
16 oz. can- Pours old golden with a one finger bubbly soapy white head that is not going to stick around. The aroma is a wonderful piney spicy hoppy aroma. The taste is more on the citrusy hop side, there is a fruity melon taste to it, grassy, dry aftertaste. Body is medium, carbonation is high. Overall a great beer, but why do they call it a pale lager?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (5451) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
Can. It pours a very bright golden color with a nice white head. It sure doesnít look like any pale lager Iíve had. The aroma is a bit weak with some bready malt and light floral and fruity hops. I can definitely pick up the Nelson influence. The flavor is big and bold for the style with good floral hop character with some grainy malt and a dry spicy finish. Very easy drinking on the palate. It kind of reminds me of a Cal common more than anything else. Great beer to enjoy on the first 90 degree day of the year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (9298) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2012
Can. Bright clear gold pour with minimal head. Light fruit and grain in this one - fantastic for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rollinsr (547) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - APR 20, 2012
Pours a clear golden yellow with some foamy white head. Aroma is mostly light piney citrus hops. Taste is very similar to the aroma, very light and floral flavors with a bit of sweet malt character but not much. Not a whole lot of flavor but a very crisp and easy-drinking lager. I can definitely see this as a great post-work beer. Slam it down my throat why donít ya.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6355) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2012
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Bottle: The aroma is lightly floral, cereal, and grassy. It pours a transparent gold with a one finger white head that fades to a thin film within thirty seconds or so. The flavor starts with a quick dose honey and a hint of apple. The finish has some nice light floral notes, grass, and pine. Itís light-medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, a damn good sessionable Pale Lager. It has to be one of the best Iíve had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (2125) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. Finger of head on a clear and golden body. Good lacing as the drink goes down. Its aroma is faint; metallic and grain smell. Tastes malty (for a lager) and then suddenly big splash of bitterness. One, two flavor profile. Smooth and crisp texture, low carbonation and light body. Tasty and drinkable for a long night or day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (5042) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 19, 2012
Whole Foods, P st, DC 4-pack: Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is citrus hops for the most part. Taste is pretty much like an APA. If you were to give this to me blind, I would not be able to tell you it is a pale lager. That being said, it is pretty good. Light-bodied, hop-forward, and rather refreshing. However, on a hot summer day, I would prefer something less hop-forward.

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