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Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,112 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,112
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 31
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 03-14-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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AndersonGT

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16.7%

01-28-2014 01:52:44 | More by AndersonGT
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-26-2014 06:39:40 | More by BARFLYB
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-25-2014 15:13:31 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

01-22-2014 02:09:23 | More by kvgomps
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Rmbr2

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-21-2014 15:29:33 | More by Rmbr2
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cgrz

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

01-20-2014 09:49:40 | More by cgrz
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StArnoldFan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-18-2014 00:11:03 | More by StArnoldFan
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kaplunk02

Illinois

3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Poured a very light amber with a substantial white head.

S: Smelled of citris hops, grass and grain. A bit malty as well.

T: Citrus hops, grass and grain much like the smell but also very grapefruity.

M: Nice balanced mouthfeel. Not watery or slick but very smooth with light carbonation.

O: Overall a really nice lager especially to be had at the end of a long day :)

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 07:43:08 | More by kaplunk02
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

01-15-2014 05:13:43 | More by mattmarka1
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mwade5

Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-11-2014 04:59:16 | More by mwade5
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Skillz

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-08-2014 00:00:53 | More by Skillz
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Sound_Explorer

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-05-2014 19:47:21 | More by Sound_Explorer
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mojohawk21

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-04-2014 02:42:04 | More by mojohawk21
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dorionray

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

01-01-2014 23:31:46 | More by dorionray
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dwtyler

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-01-2014 04:52:54 | More by dwtyler
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beetstreet

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-28-2013 07:03:10 | More by beetstreet
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-25-2013 16:53:35 | More by ToddGingerich
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tommy5

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-25-2013 03:27:32 | More by tommy5
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tpaetow

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

12-24-2013 20:13:53 | More by tpaetow
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instinct2

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

12-22-2013 20:20:45 | More by instinct2
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FortKnox15

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.7%

12-21-2013 21:12:48 | More by FortKnox15
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-21-2013 20:44:09 | More by jaydoc
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crowbar540

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -16.7%

12-19-2013 03:29:49 | More by crowbar540
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richmarkle

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

12-18-2013 00:50:06 | More by richmarkle
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MostlyNorwegian

Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not a big smell on the sniffer here. But pleasant with citrus, perhaps slight pine, faint pear into lemon kinda thing happening.
Big attractive head off a vigorous pour. Atmospheric lacing rings populate the glass, with a murky faint swamp like head which drops off the deeper you get in. Shift is a very sexy beer.
Grassy straw notes. and a bit spicey with resined lingering bitterness for the mouth. Very solid beer and burger beer and a nice drinker.

Serving type: can

12-15-2013 23:37:53 | More by MostlyNorwegian
Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 1,112 ratings.