Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing
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3.75/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 ounce can into a shaker pint. A half-way aggressive pour produces about 1.5 inches of billowy, frothy head of a snow white color. The head remains billowy for awhile and sticks pretty well. The beer is a moderately pale straw color with a reddish tinge and ample carbonation.
Plenty of grassy hops on the nose along with sweet malt and maybe a hint of corn (?). Also, a distinct fruity aroma on both the nose and palate, rather like a peach or apricot. Lingering hop bitterness on the tongue, along with some residual sweetness. Decent mouth feel and full body for the style.
This is one of the better offerings from this brewery, at least that make it to my area. I can't do their "Flat Tire"- too sweet, too "Beech Nut" tobacco-y, and too biscuit-y, and could really use some hops. This provides one reason why most of my ratings are on the high side- I don't like to drink beer that I don't like! Cheers, fellow imbibers! :)
Serving type: can
01-30-2014 02:29:10 | More by archyquaffer
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
Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 1,116 ratings.