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Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing

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Shift Pale LagerShift Pale Lager

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,292 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,292
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 44
Gots: 133 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 03-14-2012

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of MIBeerRanger4
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of jsanford
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Onenote81
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 1,292 ratings.