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RATINGS: 433   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2013
12oz can. Filtered orange body, big fluffy off-white head. Some mild, pleasant tropical hop tones, but pretty restrained. Has the new school hop tones..tropical, delicate...no pine, resiny grapefruit. Standard golden malt backbone, no real lager notes, or maybe they are substantially muted but the hops. They don’t really nail it with this one, but it is still pretty decent.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5944) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"definitely sessionrific. where does pale lager end and pilsner start. light floral hopping with a great aftertaste. light and infinitely quaffable. pale lager perfected. i’ll likely bump my score if i have more than 8 oz this nice..."

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1904) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2014
12oz can. Pour color is darker than expected for a pale lager - a little on the orange side. Aroma indicates a nice sweetness. The flavor comes together nicely, with a really pleasant malt sweetness and just barely enough hops to clean up the finish. I was happily surprised by this one. Very sessionable, effortlessly drinkable. What American pale lager should be.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barnoloid (218) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Decent lager. Most definitely better than your standard options for this style. Easy sipping, not much in the way of hops. Very crisp and clean.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkel07 (3555) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2014
Can from Archive Beer Boutique January 2014. Not my favourite beer from these guys but certainly drinkable with a mellow flavour and you have to work a bit to detect the aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bnwokedi89 (36) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Pale Lager in a can. Another New Belgium classic. Crisp finish and definitely better than Miller for a football game ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7913) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Dark straw pour with off-white head. Nose was mild hopcitrus, some fruity sweetness. Tasted of pale malt, grapefruit, resiny hops, and a crisp finish. A hopped up pale lager with much more flavor than most.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
miquelcrush (1408) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2314) - FINLAND - JUL 28, 2014
Can. Golden clear. Somewhat grainy pale malts, hoppy greens, some earthyness on nose. Soft nice smooth body. Lager maltyness, light nice citrus green hoppy note. Ok. A lager as it should be. Light, flavourful malty, with real subtle hops.

-- bb

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Can. Light yellow pour, slightly sweet corn aroma and taste with some noticeable hops tossed into the mix. Not a bad beer, but not one I’d regularly pick up with so many other better options available.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Lanny (1) - - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
a beer with hop and citrus taste. Somewhat fruity. Could almost be a breakfast beer for those grapefruit lovers.


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