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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

1,116 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,116
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 31
Gots: 50 | 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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PrimeLion

Colorado

3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't have much to say about this one.. Mostly that the taste is a bit metallic ...or something. I don't know, but I'm not all that impressed by this New Belgium. That's not to say its a bad beer or that I would turn one down, but it wouldn't be my first choice for a pale ale.

Serving type: can

06-17-2014 05:59:58 | More by PrimeLion
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irishgreensoda

Washington

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-16-2014 21:11:49 | More by irishgreensoda
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Patchy

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

06-16-2014 20:57:21 | More by Patchy
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MCImes

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.1%

06-16-2014 16:44:10 | More by MCImes
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DonDonLongJohn

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-15-2014 22:26:07 | More by DonDonLongJohn
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-14-2014 23:41:17 | More by KeyWestGator
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mpyle

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Starting to dig the concept of good beer in a can. Another one courtesy of newman. Only negative is I can't reuse the container for homebrew.

App - Beautiful golden color, fairly pale. Brilliantly clear - must be filtered. Poured a nice white head with some creaminess and retention.

Smell - bit of a DMS/corn aroma typical of lagers, maybe a bit of hop, but otherwise fairly clean after the initial venting.

Taste - Very fleeting initial malt sweetness, then a whole lot of hoppiness. Hops have more of a citrus, APA/IPA kind of vibe than a noble hop vibe. Some fruitiness that hopefully is hop related, and not esters. Assertively but not overpoweringly bitter in the finish.

Medium body and med-high carbonation. No astringency or warming - MF feels right for a spritzy lager.

Not the cleanest and most refined of lagers, but definitely a lot of flavor in a refreshing beer. Slightly disappointed I just have the one can of this one - would be curious to see how it strikes me on another day.

Serving type: can

06-14-2014 00:37:56 | More by mpyle
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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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wieshefe17

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-11-2014 01:58:27 | More by wieshefe17
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bravefan44

Iowa

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-10-2014 18:10:22 | More by bravefan44
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wilsonmatt

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-10-2014 02:14:54 | More by wilsonmatt
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-09-2014 19:56:20 | More by Sspeer1
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-09-2014 07:32:44 | More by SitkaSteve
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Kyrojack

Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.1%

06-08-2014 21:34:31 | More by Kyrojack
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

06-08-2014 17:10:05 | More by TX-Badger
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-08-2014 01:47:16 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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Ristaccia

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-07-2014 03:45:52 | More by Ristaccia
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KevMo84

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

06-06-2014 06:28:23 | More by KevMo84
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dradair

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-05-2014 17:01:26 | More by dradair
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-04-2014 00:44:50 | More by RobinLee
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vancean2

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%

06-03-2014 16:29:47 | More by vancean2
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DbbC

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.7%

05-31-2014 03:19:20 | More by DbbC
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mikerieder

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-30-2014 04:28:25 | More by mikerieder
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lcdawg

Mississippi

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

05-29-2014 13:01:53 | More by lcdawg
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Westuh

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

05-29-2014 01:02:55 | More by Westuh
Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 1,116 ratings.