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Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,174 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,174
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 32
Gots: 81 | 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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ControlledBurn

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-29-2012 13:41:56 | More by ControlledBurn
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goodshiz

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

07-04-2014 14:30:06 | More by goodshiz
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carlborch

Michigan

3.04/5  rDev -15.6%

Pours brilliant gold with an off-white two-inch creamy head. Settling to a 1-inch pocketed head. Hops and cut grass in the nose. Crisp forwardness with a light malt palate. Fresh, bright and delectably sharp with cereal notes (Corn Flakes?!), however, this is all malt!? My palate must be at odds with reality today. Modest carbonation. Broad Belgian lace forms. It is very nice. May not seek it again, but would not decline if offered.

09-11-2013 00:10:17 | More by carlborch
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Travis1221

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

10-11-2013 04:12:13 | More by Travis1221
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TP_43

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-13-2014 14:14:17 | More by TP_43
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MFauver35

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-05-2012 20:53:45 | More by MFauver35
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Nightrain

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-21-2013 01:33:00 | More by Nightrain
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Parker9000

Iowa

3/5  rDev -16.7%

10-08-2013 23:25:29 | More by Parker9000
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chuckgfk

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-06-2013 04:18:12 | More by chuckgfk
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Reed

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-14-2012 18:31:05 | More by Reed
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hansenme

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

07-15-2012 04:58:35 | More by hansenme
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crwrunner

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

08-18-2012 12:03:36 | More by crwrunner
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AR_Rios

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-30-2013 23:56:30 | More by AR_Rios
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andrewkgray91

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

11-20-2012 19:16:25 | More by andrewkgray91
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njable

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-23-2013 18:37:54 | More by njable
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Pro_Magnon

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

08-31-2014 05:52:08 | More by Pro_Magnon
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Novabrewer

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-12-2013 00:48:05 | More by Novabrewer
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NOLTERN

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-19-2013 21:09:03 | More by NOLTERN
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jds16

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-24-2014 02:19:44 | More by jds16
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Dshiznit321

Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev +6.7%

08-22-2014 01:09:01 | More by Dshiznit321
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plsmanx

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.1%

10-04-2013 01:47:35 | More by plsmanx
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Yjt2


4/5  rDev +11.1%

09-18-2012 03:45:31 | More by Yjt2
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travismiller80

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-21-2012 02:49:15 | More by travismiller80
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dylntbrown

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

12-10-2013 01:41:11 | More by dylntbrown
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dannydetox

California

4/5  rDev +11.1%

shift is, as i reckon it was intended to be, a session beer when you want something simple, yet interesting that you can consume multiple rounds without feeling too full or too buzzed. pours a golden yellow lager color, but leaves rings of suds on the side of the glass unlike the typical american macros. the aromas are my favorite part: chardonnay-like tropical fruit from the nelson(?) hops with notes of lemon peel. maybe a bit of crystal malt in the back. i get more mango as the beer slides over the palate. the drawback? a very thin mouthfeel gives this beer a watery feeling. still, i like it and would definitely bring this one along to a cans only venue or a hiking trip. added bonus - the blue and silver can looks mighty close to a red bull can. this might make for a good street sipper or road beer.

07-28-2012 04:33:46 | More by dannydetox
Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 1,174 ratings.