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Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,221 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,221
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 36
Gots: 89 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

fellowrs, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of andrewjraab
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden yellow, huge foamy head with air bubbles. Perfect Clarity.

S - Fruity, Floral, hops, bread.

T - Smooth and crispy hop profile up front, nicely balanced. Easily sessionable.

O - Very solid pale lager. Big flavor for the 5.0% alcohol. This is a must try, and I'll try it again.

andrewjraab, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of JVoyager
4/5  rDev +11.4%

JVoyager, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of rogerthegill
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

rogerthegill, Apr 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

DrIPA, Oct 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Xzfgiimtsath, May 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

strohme2, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of g_jenkins
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

g_jenkins, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Ngntjp
4.04/5  rDev +12.5%

Ngntjp, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Gerred
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Gerred, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Cvescalante
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Cvescalante, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of boudreaux
4/5  rDev +11.4%

boudreaux, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of rfbenavi80
4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First craft can. Excited about this one.

Agressive pour straight down into a pilsner glass.

A- Pours a very nice clear gold, with lots of frothy, foamy, white head that leaves a thick cap on top of the beer and thick lacing.

S- Some earthy hops. Plenty of sweet malts. Some bread dough, and biscuity.

T- Hoppier than I expected, but the bitterness is moderate. Sweet caramel malts comes out.

M- Medium body, thicker than I expected.

O- Highly drinkable. Bonus points for the whole craft can thing. Very refreshing. I like their slogan about finishing a shift at work and popping one of these open.

rfbenavi80, Apr 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

mzeld, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of Cooper
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Cooper, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of lstokes
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright clear gold with a pleasant three fingers of foam and good lacing. Also, it comes in a can, so more appearance points there!

Smell is clean biscuit, taste has some real character--some spice, some tart apple, dried grass, a crisp finish with a punch of hop. Very drinkable, clean lager which is actually quite enjoyable to drink *during* work.

lstokes, Apr 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

chocosushi, Apr 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Duvel, Mar 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

ramblinwreck101, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of riored4v
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in to a tulip. Frothy, 1.5 finger white head. Good lacing. Clear, golden body.

Aroma was surprising. Very bright and crisp with some good hop aroma. Floral and slight mineral aroma. Mellow maltiness.

Flavor was light, crisp with a moderator hop finish. Mild maltiness is first notice, slightly grainy as well. Good hop flavor of floral and light spiceyness. Very bright on the flavor. Slightly grassy in the finish with a hint of minerally flavor. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel was medium-light body, medium-high carbonation and a dry, crisp finish.

Overall this was very enjoyable and better than I expected. Very refreshing and good balance of flavors.

riored4v, May 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Joel12, Jun 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

BrahptimusPrime, Jun 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Ted, Apr 22, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

MenardMa, Mar 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

green_plastic, Jun 28, 2014
Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 1,221 ratings.