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RATINGS: 457   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. 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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Are you kidding me? With Sam Adams releasing Alpine Spring, and this deal here...the Craft Brewers are making better lagers than the big boys. Serve these to your Bud/Miller Lite drinking friends. They’ll dig it the most. A bit darker than the BMCs - straw-colored. No apparent aroma other than a bit of hay. The hops are awesome - it’s not hopped like an IPA - it’s hopped like a good lager should be. When I want a standard lager, this is what I expect. By far one of the best lagers I’ve had, commercially, in a while. Thanks, folks!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (1299) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 29, 2015
Can from Tanakaya. Drank straight from the can. Good light cracker aroma with juicy citrus and light pine on the nose. Good carbonation and well-balanced on the palate. Light cracker to biscuity malt with classic American hop flavor. Nice and refreshing bitter finish. Definitely more of a session IPA than a lager, but fine by me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scoth (627) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Pours clear copper with a puffy white head, very good retention. Aromas of grass, grapefruit, earth, biscuit. Light body, good carbonation. Gentle sweet, mild bitter finish. Pretty bitter for a lager, but still quite quaffable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2093) - - AUG 14, 2015
Poured from can into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden color with a one finger head of fizzy white foam. The head fades relatively quickly leaving only a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – This beer smells like cheerios. It is super heavy in a grainy and cerealy smell with some aromas of a lighter sweet fruit of peach and apricot with a little bit of a caramel sweetness rounding it out as well. Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter fruit flavor of a light pear, apricot, and peach along with some decent showing of a bready and cheerios like flavor that was detected in the nose. These flavors make a base taste for the brew with some light changes occurring as the taste moves on. More toward the middle of the flavor profile some light hay and grassy hop tastes start coming to the tongue. The cereal and grain increase in intensity more toward the end with some of the lighter fruit being replaced by some caramel and leaving a nice somewhat sweet, but still crisp and easy drinking cerealy taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average to a little thicker side for a 5 % abv. lager with a carbonation that is on the slightly lower side. The feel and carbonation were decent for the style as they did a nice job for both the lighter fruit and lager characteristics all while upholding the lighter hop and cereal tastes of the brew nicely. Personally however, I would have liked a little bit more carbonation to make it slightly more refreshing, but overall it was good. Overall – A rather nice drinking, slightly sweeter, and grainy in nature lager. This would be a great beer to have while sitting around a campfire and chatting or good for a day of football watching with some friends. Sessionable, flavorful, and overall a nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsd08460 (387) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Aroma: grass, hay, Appearance: golden, clear, white head Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, not bad - note can indicates Pale Lager but ratebeer has this one as a Premium Lager

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
AAEA (259) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2015
12 Fl OZ (Can) pretty good lager. I found this to be a good one. taste is present and has a all around satisfying lager feel. would drink again for sure

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Good quality lager with a nice clean well balanced character. New Belgium has gone for the big market with all their brews. With this one it works.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHeath99 (1522) - 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 (3062) - 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 (102) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2015
12 oz. can from Folly craft 12 pack. Very smooth drinkable pale ale. Session ale indeed. Delicious.

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