RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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2.5
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Pours like a pale lager, yellow, but this has much more head. Not much on the nose... Definitely more of a hoppy flavor than a typical pale lager. Not bad..

3.6
lawman357 (93) - Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Very good everyday beer. Crisp, hoppy brew on the nose and palate. Not overly hopped, which was greaty appreciated. Took these straight from an ice cold can and noted this makes a classier yard beer than most I favor.

3.6
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2012
The beer pours a golden orange color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of resin and orange citrus from the hops, as well as some biscuit. The flavor also has a good amount of bitterness. I get some lightly toasted malt, as well as some pine, resin and orange citrus. There is also some biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.2
shrubber85 (11460) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Can. Sweet orange malt and orange peel aroma. Golden yellow with large white head. Sweet orange malt and mildly bitter orange peel hops flavor. Light musty hay finish. Pretty good.

3
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2012
You know, for a premium lager, this isn’t so darn bad. No obvious adjuncts in this one, for starters. Is it light in aroma and flavor? Of course. Would I still take this over your typical pale lager, ounce for ounce, almost every time? Yes.

3.7
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Pours golden with nice light citrus fruit. Old style cereal grains hold the palate with a firm finish.

3.2
onceblind (9891) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
@ Oskar Blues Burning Can Fest 2012. Clear caramel colored with a thin frothy head. Nose of earthy toffee and musty caramel with some earthy herbal hop tones. Nice flavor of clean light toast, some light hop bitterness, and a cheeky little floral citric hoppiness. Not shabby!

3.5
Capa (3325) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Clear golden with a large, rocky head. Light citrus aroma, zesty, a bit of rustic hops, light bread. Crisp finish and lightly toasted malt finish. Pretty solid.

3.4
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2012
16oz can, 4pk. Silver & blue label. Pours clear 24K gold color. White foam. Tastes crisp and refreshing. Flavors of honey, Munich malts, malted barley, light fruit, distant white grape essence with a hint of dry lychee sugar. Aroma of cold biscuits, pale malts. The best beer of summer! (3366)

2.9
pjdunn (1) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2012 does not count
4-pack of cans purchased on business trip to NC. Smooth, straw-pale, crisp lager with very slight aroma and barely-discernible bitterness. This is definitely a (very) refreshing beer, and it’d be excellent on a scorching hot day. That said, it never really peaks on the tongue. The sensation (or lack thereof) is almost surprising. The flavor simply never builds. Not a bad beer by any stretch, but If it were up to me - I’d increase the Nelson Sauvin hops in the aroma, and bump up the Targets in the bitterness. Doing so would take this from pedestrian to above average.


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