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Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,117 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,117
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 31
Gots: 52 | 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)
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mikeradebaugh

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-27-2012 02:48:54 | More by mikeradebaugh
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tina

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

09-26-2012 02:58:32 | More by tina
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MacStinson

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.1%

09-26-2012 02:20:50 | More by MacStinson
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pint can at Old Chicago

Look is golden orange with a two finger pillowy head. Smell is grains and wheat, with a medicinal hop tinge. Taste is much better: rolling wheat and grains, musty yeast with a bitter earthy hop finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and full, well carbonated.

Nice and easy drinking, with some decent light wheat and hop flavor. NB does it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 11:18:39 | More by jimmah120
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NateMac13

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.1%

09-25-2012 00:37:30 | More by NateMac13
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jkchristy

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

09-24-2012 01:58:05 | More by jkchristy
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Ejayz

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-23-2012 22:50:42 | More by Ejayz
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Hellpop65

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

09-23-2012 20:22:33 | More by Hellpop65
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retreminy

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-23-2012 19:48:46 | More by retreminy
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Chokobo

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

09-23-2012 10:12:36 | More by Chokobo
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Gro


3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

09-23-2012 03:42:05 | More by Gro
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rwhitmore

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-22-2012 20:52:17 | More by rwhitmore
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ZBerkeleyan

California

3/5  rDev -16.7%

09-22-2012 05:00:06 | More by ZBerkeleyan
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Zach136

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

09-22-2012 01:01:28 | More by Zach136
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-22-2012 01:00:44 | More by Keith_R
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Scotthuller

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

09-21-2012 16:03:35 | More by Scotthuller
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MIBeerRanger4

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

These beers have just arrived here in MI. I had Shift at a tasting event. Poured from can into glass.... much too cold but it showed well.
A= Very nice color, relatively little head. Looked very enticing in the glass.
S= Light hoppy aromas of citrus.. mango, orange.. quite a nice aroma that gave up nice nutty and citrus notes when worked around in the glass.
T= This beer tasted great! Very easy going brew. Sessionable and well balanced.
M= light/medium carbonation was nice on the mouth.

O= I enjoyed it. a nice addition to the already great beer selection we enjoy here in MI.

Serving type: can

09-20-2012 16:22:38 | More by MIBeerRanger4
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mttdls

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-19-2012 19:21:47 | More by mttdls
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Yjt2


4/5  rDev +11.1%

09-18-2012 03:45:31 | More by Yjt2
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jsanford

Georgia

3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold with a thin white head that fades to a slight haze and soapy ring. Crisp aromas of light, grainy malt, floral hops, and white wine grapes. Love the Nelson Sauvin hops. Taste is similarly crisp, with mild hops, light malt, grass, orange peel, and grapes. Mouthfeel is light and crisp (yes, again), with a medium-thin body and solid carbonation. Overall a lovely session beer, and solid addition to the New Belgium line-up.

Serving type: can

09-16-2012 19:26:41 | More by jsanford
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Guybrush

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

09-16-2012 00:41:42 | More by Guybrush
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jstevep00

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-15-2012 05:39:31 | More by jstevep00
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JMB

Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.1%

09-15-2012 01:09:05 | More by JMB
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Onenote81

North Carolina

3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can, canned on 9/2/12, poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy honey-gold with a frothy head on top. Great sticky lace clings to the glass. Orange zest, lemon, green hops in the nose. The body is crisp, but thins out on the finish. Could use a little more 'snap' to it. NB comes through with big bitter hops as expected. They couldn't just brew a simple refreshing lager, no, this beer is like a MIPA (mild IPA). The bitter character is short-lived though, and there's not a lot else here. It's not the most flavorful beer, other than the oily hops. This was decent, but not what I expected.

Serving type: can

09-14-2012 15:58:24 | More by Onenote81
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-14-2012 02:44:32 | More by grumpygerman
Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 1,117 ratings.