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Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,231 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,231
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 37
Gots: 95 | 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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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Coconuts, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of SamN
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma of hoppy fruits, apricots or apples. Honey and pale malts, lots of bready aromas. Taste has a bright upfront fruity taste with a lingering malty finish, minimal bitterness. Crisp and tasty, good addition to NB lineup.

SamN, Oct 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Iamjeff6, Oct 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

drsarver, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of BeerWithMike
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Sampled this past Saturday on 10/4/14 with a good buddy of mine. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a handled glass "CHEER'S-BOSTON" stein.

Pours a clear bright yellow in color with a good 2-finger foamy white head that settles down to a good 3mm or so after a bit. A good amount of lacing is seen when sipped, almost rings. The aroma is nothing real special, just of some grains with a light hint of sulfur. Bit more going on with the taste as there is a slight hint of fruit and citrus zest in the mix as well. Does have a tad of a hoppy finish. Lighter bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Not a big fan of this style of brew overall.

BeerWithMike, Oct 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +3.6%

Realchunks30, Sep 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

DrMindbender, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

edhead, Sep 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

ahommell, Sep 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

JKG, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Nose: light grain, a hint of sulfur.
Brilliant straw, 2” fluffy bone white foam cap.
Creamy, light bodied, above average carbonation.
Palate: light grains, creamy, slight vegetal, crisp hop finish.
Refreshing with a good balance between the hops and the malts.

pat61, Sep 24, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +10.3%

FFATS, Sep 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

qcghost, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of FLima
2.45/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nice golden bright color with a thin head but keeps a constant plate.
Light aroma with notes of peaches, bread and butter (DMS), sulfur, melon and lemon sourness.
Flavor with lots of nectarines, spices, oranges, lager yeast, herbal hops, tobacco and peaches. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with proper carbonation.
Very fruit beer with a slight tartness, though something was out of balance here.

FLima, Sep 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

wrightst, Sep 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Lionhearted1987, Sep 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

gchl_arrm, Sep 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

MJHolsey, Sep 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Brams17, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

jaredtp, Sep 19, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -1.9%

cody176523, Sep 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

chefbigjon, Sep 15, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Robloc303, Sep 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

jaymo18, Sep 13, 2014
Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 1,231 ratings.