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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1537) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHeath99 (1314) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Can. Pours a golden with off white head. Taste and aroma don’t stray far from just regular malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2877) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Can. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma of grains, grass and citrus. Flavor of pale malts, mild citrus, floral, grass, toasted grains and a touch of fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drcboehm (87) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2015
12 oz. can from Folly craft 12 pack. Very smooth drinkable pale ale. Session ale indeed. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpmaster (1223) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2015
12 ounce can purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $13.99/sampler pack. Nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fsbw21086 (339) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Better than the infamous fat tire. Actually tastes pretty similar but with a lighter mouthfeel, more hops and less roasted flavor. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evolutionary (343) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Can from sampler pack. Nose is Piney and light feel. Hoppy for a lager but somewhat uninspiring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheSilentSaint (82) - Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Amazing taste. Good piney nose. Good head! Nice lacing!well balanced. Nice all time beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5721) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2015
6/XII/14 - 12Fl. Oz. can from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: (smudged ink)/FEB/15 (2014-1468)

Clear pale orange beer, creamy off-white head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: malty, hay, grains, caramel, some ripe summer fruits, bit sweet, hint of exotic fruits. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: some citrus, sweet malts, more citrus, bit of caramel, pretty bitter hops. Aftertaste: exotic fruits, pineapple, citrus, grassy bitterness. Very nice lager!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JCLNoCo (5) - - JAN 3, 2015 does not count
Can’t argue with success, right? NB has crafted a national presence based on its unique beers. Problem is, marketing seems to dominate its more recent creations rather than brewing. Shift is way too hoppy. A lager should be quenching and easy to drink. This isn’t.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (4912) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2014
High drinkability quotient and even a little real flavor. Pours golden amber with decent head and lacing. Crisp barley finish with more hops than the average lager. Very good for a lager. Can I found in the fridge at work.

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